Bars in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico offering Growler refills
Albuquerque - Downtown
Sun-Mon 3-10pm,Tue-Thu 3pm-midnight, Fri 3pm-2am, Sat 1pm-2am (hours can change without notice)
Boese Brothers Brewing doesn’t use any tricks or gimmicks to get people to come to their location because they don’t have to—people know they consistently serve good craft beer at a reasonable price. If you’re in the Downtown area and don’t want to walk into a crowded night club or bar to get a drink, Boese Brothers’ is the best place to go. With this variety of quality brews, there is a beer for anyone. We recommend going on a Sunday night when there’s a comedy open mic.
Mon noon-10pm, Tue-Thu noon–11pm, Fri-Sat noon-1am, Sun 11am–10pm (hours can change without notice)
Craft Beer • Bar snacks • Growler refills • Live Music • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Dog-Friendly
Rio Bravo Brewing Company’s motto is, “Live bold!” So go courageously into that good brewery, and open yourself up to the possibilities of the Duke City pils, La Luz lager or a Level 3 IPA. Pair your brew with something fresh from one of the rotating food trucks that visit, and dance the night away to the slick tunes brought by live musicians.
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.
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! The whole joint smells wonderfully like hot cereal, and the brewery tanks are visible from the eating area. Try any of the friend taps with other local brews or taste one of Quarter Celtic’s standards like the Crimson Lass or Quarter porter. We especially recommend their perfect fish and chips paired with a pint o’ the Rye’t Side of Dublin. Sláinte!
Albuquerque - I-25 Corridor
Sun-Mon noon-10pm, Tue-Wed noon-10:30pm, Thu noon-11:30pm, Fri-Sat noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Open Late
$ • Booze Served • Craft Beer • Growler refills • Take Out / To-Go • Pool Tables • Wireless Internet • Dog-Friendly • Lounge
Jeff Erway presents a variety of beer styles brewed right on the premises, one of which will almost certainly fulfill your specific craving. In addition to the cold taps, one or two of the beers are often available woody and cellar-temperature from the cask. As you sip, play a game of pool upstairs, scratch under your well-behaved pet’s collar and chat with the always-friendly fellow beer-lovers.
4730 Pan American Fwy NE Ste. D (I-25 Corridor)
Albuquerque NM 87109
Albuquerque NM 87109
Mon-Thu: 11am-9:30pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 11am-8:30pm (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Booze Served • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Growler refills • Take Out / To-Go • Live Music • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Dog-Friendly
Chow down on “New Mexican soul food” and wash it all down with American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup-winning brews. The Imperial cream ale is crisp and smooth, the milk stout is rich and creamy. Not a beer person? Go for Black Mesa wines or Santa Fe Cider Works hard ciders.
Albuquerque - Midtown
Sun-Thu: noon-10pm Fri-Sat: noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Growler refills • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Dog-FriendlyCask Conditioned Ale: every Wednesday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Canteen Brewhouse picks up where the Il Vicino Vassar taproom left off. The canteen is spacious, and so is its shaded patio filled with picnic benches—a comfortable spot to enjoy the brew, regular live music and a casual menu. There’s no pizza here, but there are satisfying sandwiches. As always, the ingredients are top-notch, the microbrews are award-winning, and the home-brewed root beer float is a real treat.
Sun 1-8pm, Mon 11am-8pm, Tue 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight (hours can change without notice)
This locally-owned and family-operated brewery serves award-winning beer brewed by the co-owner and brewmaster, Mike Campbell. Fridays you can enjoy food trucks that come at 5pm and live music is played on Saturdays. Drafty Kilt gives back to the community by serving Happy Hour prices all day every day to teachers, police officers, first responders, active military and veterans. We like the Groundskeeper Willie cream ale.
3600 Cutler Ave NE (Midtown)
Albuquerque NM 87110
Albuquerque NM 87110
Sun 11am-10pm, Mon-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Santa Fe Brewing Co. has made its home at Green Jeans Farmery. You can stay and have a beer or two, or take a growler or six-pack to go. That yellow can with the zia symbol is iconic and eye-catching anywhere. With a choice of over 25 beers on tap and the option to bring food in from other establishments, it’s hard to leave this beautiful building.
Albuquerque - Nob Hill
Mon-Wed: 11am-11pm Thurs:11am-midnight Fri-Sat: 11am-1am Sun: 12pm-11pm (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Booze Served • Craft Beer • Growler refills • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
Bosque has expanded its robust brew selection to a taproom in the Nob Hill/University area. This location offers food and a sunny patio.
Mon: Closed Tues-Thurs: 2–10pm Fri-Sat: 12–10pm Sun: 12–9pm (hours can change without notice)
The latest edition to the craft beer scene in Albuquerque, High and Dry Brewing has only a handful of flagship beers on tap at the moment, but they’re all pretty tasty. The place is owned by the good folks at Humble Coffee, so you know it looks real cute inside—and you can get Humble Coffee there when you’ve had enough of the whole alcohol thing. The small patio is a great spot to soak up some Vitamin D and put away a couple pints. There’s usually a food truck or two parked there from the middle of the afternoon on, so come hungry.
Sun-Thu noon-midnight Fri-Sat noon-2am (hours can change without notice)
$ • Booze Served • Craft Beer • Growler refills • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Smoking Permitted • Dog-Friendly
Tractor draws the crowd by serving beer that’s come a long way since head brewer Dave Hargis took over. Today’s Tractor offers up nine taps, with five constants (IPA, red, honey wheat, pale ale and stout) and four rotating taps. The doppelbock is excellent, and Tractor seems to excel at the bock styles. (It took first place at the 2011 Santa Fe BockFest.) There is no kitchen, but Albuquerque’s best food trucks are almost always parked right outside.
Albuquerque - North Valley
Mon-Thu: 11am-11pm Fri: 11am-midnight Sat: 7am-midnight Sun: noon-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Stop by at lunchtime for a creative craft beer like their Blackberry hefeweizen and to play some Super Mario Bros like the professional you are. Or hang out and dine on something tasty from a local food truck and listen to some live jams. Or if you just got off the night shift, head over at 7am on a Saturday for breakfast and beer.
Steel Bender serves up craft beer brewed by none other than Robert Haggerty. Pair their tasty pub food with local wines from the likes of Gruet and Milagro Corrales, or grab a cold pint of fun seasonals like The Goose is Loose or house solids like Blue Bullet stout, The Village Wit ale or Skull Bucket IPA.
Albuquerque - Northeast Heights
Mon-Thu 11am- 10 pm Fri-Sat 11am-12am Sun noon-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Sure, Bosque has tons of food and burgers, but what about the brews? They have six year-round staples including the delicious Scotia Scotch ale, described as a “juggernaut.” Seasonal options are comprised of intriguing novelties like Mammoths on Parade, Summer in Hallertau and Beernana Split.
Albuquerque - Old Town
Hidden in the Sawmill District, Ponderosa is a family-friendly brewery with spot-on beers and a kids’ play area. The suds lean toward the hoppy end of the spectrum. Our favorites include the Ghost Train IPA, Rip Saw red and 200th Brew Baltic porter.
Albuquerque - Westside
Sun-Sat 11am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
This space rocks. If you’re with your drinking buddies, play a game of Jenga. Flying solo? Bring a book and nestle into a quiet corner in the expansive outdoor area. For “beer with a punch” Boxing Bear offers an array of suds from IPAs to amber ales to stouts. Not a beer dude? Try the AppleBear hard cider or wine. Soak up the drinks with sandwiches like a cubano or the vegetarian Green.
Rio Rancho - Rio Rancho
Sun-Thu 11am-8:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Booze Served • Craft Beer • Growler refills • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
They take beer seriously here, and Turtle Mountain is one of the few places west of the river where you'll find house-brewed beer. Pair your thin-crusted pizza or calzone with the likes of the Wooden Teeth American lager or Parasol white pale ale. Also keep track of the brewer’s specials like the summery Yum Yum Colada or Lil’ Shelly IPA.
Santa Fe - Santa Fe
Mo to Th from 11:00am to 10:00pm,Fr to Sa from 11:00am to 11:00pm,Su from 12:00pm to 10:00pm (hours can change without notice)
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