Restaurants in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico serving Cider
Albuquerque - Downtown
Mon-Wed 4pm-midnight, Thu-Sun noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Craft Beer • Wine • Cider • Live Music • DJ • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Dog-Friendly
This indoor-outdoor brewery is as cozy as it is fun. The bartenders are friendly and informative, and you’ll often find the owners working the taps with a smile. The identifying feature of the outdoor patio are metal towers stretching high above the building. Enjoy Asian-fusion food from their resident food truck, Kitsune, or order a pizza from their wood fire pizza oven.
Mon-Thur 3-11pm, Fri 3pm-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-10pm (hours can change without notice)
If you’re in need of a good conversation and a personalized sampling flight, Sidetrack is the best brewery to go to. The servers are personable and chatty, but if you’re feeling introspective or want a private conversation, take your drink and meal (the food is provided by local restaurants that they have on rotation) and head out to the gorgeous patio. The beer selection is always changing, so there’s always something new to try at this modern taproom.
$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Full Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Cider • Bar snacks • Take Out / To-Go • Live Music • DJ • Dancing • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
The cavernous, ground-floor counterpart to Anodyne, Sister is a space tailor-made for happenings. This is a perfect spot for enjoying a quiet dip into the vast draft beer selection with your comrades after work or boogying to the multitude of live bands that occupy its stage nearly every night. Foodies must try the kimchi fries and the divine brisket tacos.
Albuquerque - Fairgrounds
1100 San Mateo Blvd NE Ste 50 (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 8710210
Albuquerque NM 8710210
Everyone’s a little Irish at this friendly place! Bring the kiddies, bring your grandpa—everyone else does (which means it can get a little crowded and noisy, but we love it anyway). The whole joint smells wonderfully like hot cereal and the brewery tanks are visible from the eating area. We recommend the perfect fish and chips paired with a pint o’ the Rye’t Side of Dublin. Sláinte!
Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights
Mon closed Tue-Thu 5-9pm Fri 5-11pm Sat noon-11pm Sun 10:30am-8pm (hours can change without notice)
Albuquerque latest addition to the live fire cooking craze, Devon’s is a great spot for a date night. It has a classy and clean interior with attentive staff, a well curated wine list and an ever-changing menu. The steak is excellent, as is anything that comes off the grill. Be sure to visit for Sunday brunch.
Opened by the previous owners of High Finance, Groundstone offers quality burgers and pizza in an upscale sports bar environment. Try the Heisenburger with Akaushi beef, smoked cheddar and green chile, or the stacked shake for dessert—just make sure you have a friend to share it with.
Albuquerque - Midtown
Cider lovers, cry no more, we’ve found your hard cider haven. Beer drinkers shan’t fret, they offer craft beers, as well. Don’t forget to try their house pizza! (We like it with corned beef and onion.)
Albuquerque - North Valley
Whether it’s appetizers and beers with the buds, or a nice family dinner, Steel Bender has what you’re looking for. Asiago truffle fries? Yup. Green chile stew? Of course. House-ground beer brats? Yes, please! Wash it all down with a local wine, seasonal brew or house beer such as the Skull Bucket IPA.