Albuquerque - Downtown
Mon: 7:30am-3pm Tue-Thurs: 7:30am-3pm, 5-9pm Fri: 7:30am-3pm, 5-10pm Sat: 9am-2pm, 5-10pm Sun: 9am-2pm (hours can change without notice)
$$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Booze Served • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Lounge
Slate is on a quiet, blink-and-you-miss-it avenue between Fifth and Sixth Street, nestled right in the heart of the legal district. Like the space itself, the menu is polished and unintimidating. Don’t miss the ahi tuna sandwich (with gluten-free bread available!). It's all very affordable for its level of quality. There’s also a fabulous wine loft with the wines listed by style—“just a little sweet,” “ABC: Anything But Chardonnay” or “sexy, elegant, austere”—not varietal or region. Demystifying the label like this makes it easy for patrons to pair wine and food.
Mon-Tue closed, Wed-Fri 4pm-midnight, Sat-Sun 2pm-midnight (hours can change without notice)
A nondescript exterior reveals a cozy interior where friendly bartenders eagerly await. Visit Still Spirits to discover the new liquor they are distilling, or just grab some artful cocktails and chat with a friend.
Mon Closed, Tue-Wed 4-10pm, Thu-Sat 4-11pm, Sun 4-10pm (hours can change without notice)
This cavernous space on 2nd and Gold might seem like an odd spot for a wine bar, but Wine.Dive is making it work with a killer menu and a unique, geographically diverse wine list. It’s a great place to go for an early dinner or to meet up with friends for a night out, as they have regular DJ nights and drink specials on weekends. It’s also a great spot for before or after you catch a movie at Century 14, as it’s right around the corner.
Alibi recommends: The Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône, the cauliflower steak and the mix-and-match charcuterie
Vibe: A mix of dance club and casual wine bar.