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I've been out of the action for a while.
And how long is "a while"? Things don't change that quickly around here.
Downtown -- Anodyne, Burt's Tiki Lounge, Blackbird, Launchpad (for music), Marble (for beer), One Up (for pseudo swank)
Nob Hill --Gecko's (although it's a little dude-ly), Imbibe (if you want to smoke and be around boring people), O'Neil's, Zinc's basement bar
Santa Fe -- The Matador, Del Charro Saloon, Corazon
other -- Silva's Saloon in Bernalillo
There would be more if New Mexico didn't drive up liquor license prices to six figures, and require fairy dust and a yeti hide in the application.
The Press Club. It's haunted and you can smoke in there!
The Press Club is sweet. Best porch in town.
Whichever side of the pale/dark divide that you've got a hankering for, walking into the tap room just can't go wrong. Their IPA and stout are both some of the best beers in New Mexico.
You'll run into cool people there, too.
If you want to feel nostalgic for college while resting assured the guy next to you is going to puke on your shoes.
Anodyne, Marble Brewery and Chama Tap Room. Comfortable, easy going places where folks are easy to talk to.
Chama River: I used to enjoy that place, but the last few times I dropped in the patrons sat in a line at the bar, all greasy, watching sports and listening to bad reggae. Not my idea of a good time. And they only have beer (same for Marble).
Joe's: Snaggle-toothed heshers.
It seems a little clique-ey on first impression, but it's actually not. All the bartenders I've dealt with over there have been pretty friendly.
is weird and harsh and cold and gross. The patrons are weird and harsh and cold and gross too. And so are the bartenders. That place has always creeped me out. It's not a dive bar either. Dive bars generally have friendly folks in them and are divey because they've been around for a good 25 years or so.
It reminds me of an antisocial punk scene.
All the bartenders I've dealt with over there have been pretty friendly.
Yeah, Miguel's a ray of sunshine.
I've seen excellent shows there, plus (aside from El Madrid) they have the only working juke box downtown. Yes, some of the bartenders are assholes, but some are really nice.
see a good band, Atomic is good for that. Just don't go there in the light of day sober. Rather midnight and totally drunk.
I like bars with booze.
For me, smoking and drinking go together like peaches and cream.
If any of you well traveled burque-boozers can share info with me on where to go to have a drink (or twenty) let me and some of the rest of us know.
If you drink but do not smoke, then flame me here too. I am so out of it that comdenation from my non-smoking brethren makes me feel good.
Downtown -- Anodyne, Burt's Tiki Lounge, Blackbird, Launchpad (for music), Marble (for beer), One Up (for pseudo swank) Nob Hill --Gecko's (although it's a little dude-ly), Imbibe (if you want to smoke and be around boring people), O'Neil's, Zinc's basement barSanta Fe -- The Matador, Del Charro Saloon, Corazonother -- Silva's Saloon in BernalilloThere would be more if New Mexico didn't drive up liquor license prices to six figures, and require fairy dust and a yeti hide in the application.
is it a place where lotsa dudes, or mostly dudes go or a gay dudes bar or what. Iwould be happy with either of the above, or to know what you meant.
I only go to bars because of live music, so i would go with the kind of music you like.
Congratulations to Marble Brewery for Best of Burque. I have crossed them off my list of local brewerys that I will go to.
"Representatives from 505 stalwart Marble go to China, where they oversee the assembly of a new 30-barrel brewing system that will allow larger batches and more specialty beers. Look for Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout and Marble Reserve to be released in the upcoming months." Alibi: The Year in Beer, Oct 27-Nov 2, 2011.