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Albuquerque - Corrales

Il Vicino

10701 Corrales Rd NW (Corrales)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 899-7500
https://ilvicino.com
Sun-Thu 11am-11pm Fri-Sat 11am-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Il Vicino’s thin-crusted, gourmet-topped pizzas are perennial favorites among Alibi readers, but the big salads are equally popular. Order at the register and a server brings the food to your table, making weekday lunches speedy. The open kitchen gives you something to stare at while you wait. Stop in for a quick lunch or a late afternoon microbrew on the patio.


3.91 rating (11 votes)

Albuquerque - Downtown

Anodyne

409 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 244-1820
Sun 7pm-midnight, Mon-Sat 4pm-2pm (hours can change without notice)
Cuisine: Bar
A diverse array of drinkers stops by for a cold one every night at the Anodyne. No matter what social clique you belong to or what your beverage of choice is, the staff at the Anodyne make sure you get it fast. It only takes a few visits before the bartenders know what you want before you even ask for it.

4.1 rating (30 votes)

Artichoke Café

424 Central Ave. SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 243-0200
www.artichokecafe.com
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11am-2:30pm Dinner: Sun-Thu: 5pm-9pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-10pm Happy Hour: Mon-Fri: 3pm-6pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
It just makes sense to order the steamed artichoke at the Artichoke Café. Slathered in lemon-caper oil and a raspberry vinaigrette, it makes a great starter before trying a heftier order of grilled curried chicken or sliced steak. Once your upscale lunch or dinner has concluded, adjourn to the sexy wine bar next door. The wine list is actually a bound leather tome featuring a massive assortment of wines. Prices start at a decent $28 or $30 a bottle and zoom into the upper stratospheres of frivolity. You can also order select vintages by the half-bottle or glass. You'll love the front-facing windows, curvy wooden bar and comfy seating.
Alibi recommends: Any of their signature drinks will pair wonderfully with the menu. The raviolis are especially wonderful.
Vibe: High-end dining in a clean, classy locale

3.5 rating (92 votes)

Back Alley Draft House

215 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 766-8590
Sun-Wed 4-10pm, Thu-Sat 4-11pm (hours can change without notice)
Cuisine: Brewery
Located behind JC’s New York Pizza Department, this tap room has 28 revolving taps from New Mexico breweries, national breweries and beer brewed on site. The staff is always friendly and the relaxed atmosphere is sure to cure any post-work stress.

3.31 rating (13 votes)

Boese Brothers Brewing

601 Gold Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 382-7060
boesebrothers.com/index
Sun-Mon 3-10pm,Tue-Thu 3pm-midnight, Fri 3pm-2am, Sat 1pm-2am (hours can change without notice)
Cuisine: Brewery
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.

3.86 rating (7 votes)

Brixens

400 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 242-2400
www.brixens.com
Sun-Thu 11am-midnight Fri-Sat 11am-1am (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
With everything all shiny and new, you may feel overwhelmed on entry but allow the friendly staff guide you to your table and own little slice of heaven. While the menu is on the concise side, all the dishes here are executed to perfection. While you wait, watch the game or play a game—a board game, that is! With all the hubbub happening at night Downtown, this is a perfectly chill place to escape for a drink or two.

4 rating (5 votes)

Dialogue Brewing

1501 First Street NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 585-1501
www.dialoguebrewing.com
Mon-Wed 4pm-midnight, Thu-Sun noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
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. Gaze up at them as you savor an American dark sour or Scarlet beh gose.

4.17 rating (6 votes)

Downtown Distillery

406 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 765-1534
Sun 4pm-midnight, Mon-Sat 4pm-1am (hours can change without notice)
Climb what feels like 500 stairs and enter into a small, neon lit pool hall. In the era of internet jukeboxes, any song you want can blast through the speakers while you pool shark your way through the night. Order from the food trucks downstairs, and mix the best of both worlds: street food and jukebox pool.

1.92 rating (25 votes)

Effex Night Club

420 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 842-8870
https://www.effexabq.com
Tue-Sat 4pm-2am (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Open Late
Cuisine: Bar
If you’re in the mood to stay up with the twinkling stars and experience how wild Downtown can get, put on your tallest stilettos and totter over to Effex. This popular gay nightclub features go-go dancers, badass DJs, a rooftop bar and tons of people with whom you can get your groove on. Grab a drink from one of multiple bar areas and shake that thang.

3.33 rating (6 votes)

Farina Pizzeria

510 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 243-0130
www.farinapizzeria.com
Mon: 11am-9pm Tues-Fri: 11am-10pm Sat: Noon-10pm Sun: 5-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Pizza, Fine Dining
Across Edith from the Artichoke Café, Farina’s proximity to some of Albuquerque’s most established fine dining isn't an accident. Farina is the punked-out younger sibling of the jazzy Artichoke and brings tantalizing options to the neighborhood: pizza, beer and wine, all of it damn good. Sharp and concise, with 20 superb choices offered by the glass or the bottle, Farina’s wine list is focused and straightforward. The bar is comfortable and every wine can be perfectly matched with the kitchen’s chic offerings.

4.09 rating (122 votes)

Hollow Spirits Distilling

1324 First Street NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 433-2766
hollowspirits.com
Mon closed, Tue-Wed 3pm-10pm, Thu 3pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight, Sun noon-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
How awesome is a distillery with both knockout drinks and a great small plate and entrée menu? It’s pretty darn awesome, which is why you’ll frequently find us sipping a cucumber-infused gin fizz at Hollow Spirits’ bar and sharing cassava fries and charcuterie with our homies.
Alibi recommends: Bloody Mary flight, gin fizz, avocado toast
Vibe: Casual and social: great place to bring a bunch of friends after work

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Holy Burger

700 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 242-2991
holyburgernm.com
Mon-Thu 11am - 10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11PM Sun:11am-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: American
The New Mexico grass-fed Holy Cow burger comes on a brioche bun, while the equally yummy ahi tuna sandwich, veggie club and dinner salads offer bovine-averse diners a larger selection. Beer and wine, shakes, malts and floats are available to complete the sacrament.

3.47 rating (27 votes)

Ibiza at Hotel Andaluz

125 Second Street NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 242-9090
www.hotelandaluz.com/eat-dr…
Mon-Thurs: 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 4pm-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late
This rooftop bar offers a menu of small plates and specialty cocktails to relax with after a long day at work. The food here is fine, but the house-created cocktails—such as the the spicy and refreshing cucumber-jalapeño margarita—make a visit to Ibiza well worth the trip.

3.48 rating (21 votes)

Launchpad

618 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 764-8887
www.launchpadrocks.com
4pm-2am (hours can change without notice)
Cuisine: Bar
In Albuquerque there are a handful of rocking places to rock, but when it comes to really rocking out to some sweet rocking rock, be it shredding, noodling, head banging or self-conscious toe-tapping, the Launchpad is where the magic happens. Grab a cocktail or a beer from the bar, head upstairs and enjoy the show.

4.5 rating (24 votes)

The Library Bar & Grill

312 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 242-2992
www.libraryabq.com
Mon-Sat: 11am-2am Sun: noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Happy Hour!: every Friday 3:00:00 pm - 8:00:00 pm
Happy Hour!: 4:00:00 pm - 7:00:00 pm
Located in the heart of downtown Albuquerque, this is a perfect place to enjoy dancing, brews, pub food, televised sports and get served by their world-famous “librarians.” Study sessions in the stacks have never been so fun.

3.13 rating (52 votes)

Lotus Nightclub

211 Gold Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 243-0955
lotusabq.com
Thu-Sat 10pm-2am (hours can change without notice)
Cuisine: Bar
$Booze ServedDJDancing
If twerking contests, 18-year-olds and urban dance music is your bag, well, enjoy. Drink some vodka (if you’re over 21), get sweaty on the dance floor with a stranger, and gaze up at the go-go dancers in boots with the fur (with the fur) as they get everybody amped up and ready to drop it like it’s hawt.

2.25 rating (20 votes)

Marble Brewery

111 Marble Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 243-2739
www.marblebrewery.com
Mon–Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–10:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late
Cuisine: Brewery
After admiring the expanded interior and hip industrial-style lighting, have an award-winning beer or three and wobble on over to whatever food truck is there (which you can find on their website). While the trucks stay until about 10pm, Marble is open ‘til midnight every night except Sunday. Listen to some live bands on the community patio every Saturday night, or grab a growler, six-pack or keg to go if you want to avoid the loyal following this Albuquerque favorite has gathered.

3.49 rating (119 votes)

Moonlight Lounge

120 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 764-0249
moonlightloungelive.com
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3.6 rating (15 votes)

Rio Bravo Brewing Company

1912 Second Street NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
505-900-3909
www.riobravobrewing.com
Mon noon-10pm, Tue-Thu noon–11pm, Fri-Sat noon-1am, Sun 11am–10pm (hours can change without notice)
Cuisine: Brewery
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.

3.24 rating (25 votes)

Sidetrack Brewing Company

413 Second Street SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 832-7183
sidetrackbrewing.net
Mon-Thur 3-11pm, Fri 3pm-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
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.

4.2 rating (5 votes)