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. Gaze up at them as you savor an American dark sour or Scarlet beh gose.
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. Don’t miss the Sunday brunch—our favorite hangover cure is the breakfast burger.
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.)
Sun noon-6pm, Mon-Wed 3-9pm, Thu-Fri 3-11pm, Sat noon-11pm (hours can change without notice)
This Midtown staple lives in the same spot as Left Turn Distillery, where they brew exceptional ciders and a few seasonal ales at their bar. If you’re a fan of cider but not of the sugar headaches, try their champagne-like dry cider. Go for a drink, stay for the good vibes.
Albuquerque - Nob Hill
1100 San Mateo Blvd. NE Ste. 50 (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87110
Albuquerque NM 87110
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!
Alibi recommends: Shepherd’s Pie, Tiramisu
Vibe: Friendly, open spaced Irish pub
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 - Old Town
Sun noon-9pm, Mon-Wed 3-10pm, Thur 3-11pm, Fri-Sat noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Open Late
$ • Vegetarian Available • Craft Beer • Cider • Bar snacks • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Dog-Friendly • Lounge
This trendy, modern brew house is the epitome of hip. Craft beer options range from the rich and earthy Flint & Grit ale to the chocolaty Rustic Oak porter. Each beer has a unique flavor with striking yet subtle undertones, and the friendly bartenders are happy to give samples of each irresistible flavor. Try their popcorn nibbles.
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.