It's always happy hour when you consult your Spirit Guide. Your best friend for bar-hopping lets you in on the drink and food specials, tells you where the music is (and isn't) and helps you find the perfect spot. A great night out starts with Spirit Guide.
Mon-Thu 11am-12pm Fri – Sat 11am-2am, Sun 11am-Midnight (subject to change)
Cuisine: Bar and Grill/Pub
$$ • Booze Served • Full Bar • Craft Beer • NM Beer • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Dog-Friendly
The space has high ceilings that remind us of a ski lodge bar, with an upscale feeling but less colorful sweaters. You'd never know it shares a wall with Uptown Sports Bar. ABQ Brew Pub’s kitchen boasts black cultured mussels in court-bouillon fumé, steaks with Chimayó chile rub and cheesecake with crème de cassis sauce. Ten taps host Sierra Blanca / Rio Grande offerings, available in 10-, 16-, or 22-ounce glasses ($3.25, $4 and $5.50). Four-ounce samplers go for $1 each. All the sizes fit nicely on high-tech, built-in coasters that keep drinks frosty. (Alibi Staff, December 23, 2010)