Bars

Restaurants in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico with Live Music

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Albuquerque - Downtown

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 even find the smiling owners working the taps. The identifying feature of the outdoor patio are metal towers that stretch high above the building. Enjoy Asian fusion cuisine from resident food truck Kitsune or order a pizza made in the wood-fired oven.

4.17 rating (6 votes)

Java Joe’s

906 Park Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 765-1514
www.downtownjavajoes.com
Mon-Sun: 6:30am-3:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunch
Java Joe’s boasts a cool ’60s Haight-Ashbury feel but isn’t jam-packed with hippies or anything. It attracts a diverse crowd of cyclists, artists, musicians, hipsters and even grown-ups simply searching for a good cup of joe (albeit one made with house-roasted beans). From freshly baked scones and waffles to sandwiches and salads, the menu is simple and satisfying. Warning: Joe’s breakfast burritos may cause you to audibly but the regulars here will totally get it.

3.25 rating (63 votes)

Sister

407 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
505-242-4900
sisterthebar.com
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.

3.8 rating (51 votes)

Albuquerque - Fairgrounds

The Cooperage

7220 Lomas Blvd NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87110
(505) 255-1657
www.cooperageabq.com
Mon-Fri: 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm Sat: noon-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm Sun: noon-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
The Cooperage is old-school Albuquerque, right down to the dusty light fixtures. The barrel-shaped steakhouse has been a standby for 30 years thanks to its mile-long complimentary salad and soup bar, aged steaks (at a place like this, prime rib is king) and a big dance floor that’s always packed on the weekends.

3.31 rating (100 votes)

Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights

The Barley Room

5200 Eubank Blvd NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87111
(505) 332-0800
www.barleyroom.com
Mon-Sat: 11am-2am Sun: 11am-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: High Ridge (See Film Times)
The Barley Room is a watering hole in the far Northeast Heights that fills patrons up with live music, lots of libations and a surprisingly ample menu. Snack on bar-friendly fried things (say yes to the sweet potato fries!), or have a proper meal with burgers, salads, pasta, New Mexican dishes, and a few grilled meat and fish entrées. There’s a palpable sports bar feel to the place, but a diverse clientele keeps this bar/grill comfortable for just about everyone. The kitchen stays open until midnight every night; go ahead and linger.

4.36 rating (137 votes)

Gecko’s Bar & Tapas

5801 Academy Rd NE (Northeast Heights) (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87109
(505) 821-8291
www.geckosbar.com
Sun-Thrs: 11am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11am- midnight Bar hours: Mon-Sun: 11am- midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Gecko’s expanded with a popular Northeast Heights location that’s housed in a building that looks like a jukebox, for some reason. Even though it’s clear across town, you’ll still probably bump into folks you know as you’re sipping a wicked Bloody Mary and enjoying tidbits from the affordably priced tapas menu.

3.11 rating (79 votes)

Mykonos Café & Taverna

5900 Eubank Blvd NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87111
(505) 291-1116
www.mykonoscafeandtaverna-2…
Sun-Thu: 11am-9pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner
This is Greek food that’s elegant, straightforward and absolutely delicious. White tile and recessed blue light create an island oasis that’s suggested rather than spelled out (no 8-foot murals here), and the service is friendly and attentive. The lentil soup is seasoned with just a whisper of aged balsamic vinegar, perfect with a toasty triangle of imported pita bread and a light Greek salad.

2.25 rating (50 votes)

Savoy Wine Bar & Grill

10601 Montgomery Blvd NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87111
(505) 294-9463
savoyabq.com
Dinner: Daily from 5pm The Lounge: Daily from 3pm Happy Hour: Daily 3-6pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late
Wine flights are the best way to try different selections without going broke, and Savoy has some interesting choices. They pair perfectly with the restaurant’s stunning interiors and lovely New American dishes—stovetop clam bake, grilled peach salad and the house charcuterie plate. For dessert, there’s praline-chocolate torte, house-made blackberry-Chambord ice cream, cheese plates and, of course, a glass of La Spinetta Moscato d’Asti.

3.17 rating (84 votes)

Albuquerque - I-25 Corridor

Hooters Restaurant

4601 San Mateo Blvd NE (I-25 Corridor)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 884-6600
www.hooters.com
Mon-Thurs-11-11, Fri-Sat-11-12, Sun 11-10 (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Movies 8 (See Film Times)
Cuisine: American
Happy Hour!: every weekday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
: every weekday 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3.17 rating (65 votes)

Nexus Brewery

4730 Pan American Fwy NE Ste D (I-25 Corridor)
Albuquerque NM 87109
(505) 242-4100
www.nexusbrewery.com
Mon-Thu: 11am-9:30pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 11am-8:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)
This brewery has quite a following, both for the beer and as a “New Mexican soul food” gastropub. The menu offers specialties like New Orleans-style gumbo and the delicious marriage of chicken and waffles. It’s just the place to take your corn-bread-and-Frito-pie-craving friends while still getting your craft beer fix.

4.08 rating (103 votes)

Albuquerque - Nob Hill

Cellar Bar at Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

3009 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 254-9462
zincabq.com/menus/cellar-bar
Mon 4:30-11pm, Tue-Sat 4:30pm-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late
Cuisine: American, Bar
When you walk into Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro, turn right and head down the stairway into small and sultry little bar. With a curated wine list and killer nightly specials, the Cellar Bar is an excellent date night that won’t break the bank (if you order right). We recommend stopping in for their Wine and Cheese Wednesdays.

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Monte Vista Fire Station

3201 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 255-2424
Mon-Fri: 3pm-2am Sat: 11am-2am Sun: noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)
If you don’t like it loud, it’s best to avoid this place on the weekends. But stop in for a late lunch or weeknight burger and a beer, and you’ll have a whole different experience. The beef here is grass-fed, New Mexico-grown, and steroid- and antibiotic-free, and Monte Vista’s cooks deserve praise for what they do with it. The freshly ground burgers are big and juicy, the chile cheese fries hit the spot, and the beef skewers are tender and one of the best deals on cow in town.

3.08 rating (78 votes)

Two Fools Tavern

3211 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 265-7447
www.2foolstavern.com
Sun-Thu: 11am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11am-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)
Deep-frying may well be a Scottish national pastime, pursued with the same extremist zeal as soccer hooliganism and pub patronage. Sink your teeth into one of the breaded and fried items Two Fools Tavern offers and you'll understand why. This British Isles-style pub is the brainchild of successful restaurateur Tom White (Scalo and Il Vicino). Highlights include perfect fish and chips, buckets of beer, scads of Scotches, and Saturday and Sunday brunch with, of course, live Celtic music. They also serve a perfectly rationed hot toddy. Order one in the colder months and sip on it by the fireplace. You won’t be disappointed.

3.52 rating (73 votes)

Yanni's & Lemoni Lounge

3109 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 268-9250
yannisandopabar.com
Tues-Thurs: 11am-9:30pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10:30pm Sun-Mon: 11:30am-8:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)
You love Yanni's. So do we. Their adjoined Lemoni Bar seats about 85 people and is open for lunch, dinner or just cocktails. Painted natural tones and accented with elegant lighting, the lounge provides a subtle contrast to the bright, light and airy dining rooms at Yanni's. It’s an ideal place for pre- or post-movie cocktails and snacks, or more substantial cuisine. Their green chile Bloody Mary will certainly boost your brunch.

3.83 rating (103 votes)

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

3009 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 254-9462
www.zincabq.com
Brunch: Sun: 11am-2:30pm Dinner: Sun: 5pm-9pm Mon-Thurs: 5pm-9:30pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm Cellar Bar: Tues-Sat: 4:30pm-12am Mon: 4:30pm-11pm (kitchen until 10pm) (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)
Zinc is a delightfully renovated historic space in Nob Hill, reborn as an upscale restaurant serving elegant American food with noticeable French inspiration. Downstairs, the cellar bar attracts a younger crowd for drinks and music. The happy hour menu, wines by the glass and prices are the best around. Give the brunch a try, and while you’re at it, try a Taos Mule from the bar.

4.22 rating (82 votes)

Albuquerque - North Valley

Casa de Benavidez

8032 Fourth Street NW (North Valley)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 897-7493
www.casadebenavidez.com
Mon-Thu 10:30am-8pm Fri: 9am-9pm Sat: 8am-9pm Sun: 8am-3pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner
Cuisine: New Mexican
Casa de Benavidez is located in the far North Valley, but if you’re looking for one of the most beautiful patios in town and a good breakfast burrito or just someplace to sit and have some chips, queso and a mind-erasing Bloody Mary, this place is well worth both the drive and your time.

4.1 rating (103 votes)

El Bruno's Restaurante y Cantina

8806 Fourth Street NW (North Valley)
Albuquerque NM 87114
505-897-0444
elbrunosabq.com
Mon-Sun 11am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinnerOpen Late
New Mexican food in the Garduño’s vein—plus burgers and booze—in a bucolic valley setting. In fact, El Bruno’s does indeed occupy the site (and, one might assume, the demographic) of the former North Valley Garduño’s.

2.82 rating (49 votes)

El Pinto Restaurant & Cantina

10500 Fourth Street NW (North Valley)
Albuquerque NM 87114
(505) 898-1771
www.elpinto.com/restaurant
Mon-Thurs: 11am-9pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 10:30am-9 pm (Sun Brunch 10:30am-2pm) (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner
Cuisine: New Mexican
Touted as New Mexico’s largest restaurant, the North Valley’s El Pinto is best known for its gorgeous, shady environment (perennially Best Patio in our restaurant polls) and award-winning jarred salsa. Try it for margaritas, brunch and a little flan.

4.03 rating (98 votes)

Pueblo Harvest

2401 12th Street NW (North Valley)
Albuquerque NM 87104
(505) 724-3510
www.indianpueblo.com/pueblo…
Monday-Saturday: 7am-9pm Sunday: 7am-4pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
Two words: fry bread. Use this heaping hunk of pillowy carbs to sop up green or red chile posole, mutton stew and huevos rancheros. When you’re stuffed tighter than a stocking on Christmas morning, go check out what events, classes or dances are going on at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

4.74 rating (15 votes)

Vernon’s Speakeasy

6855 Fourth Street NW (North Valley)
Albuquerque NM 87107
(505) 341-0831
thehiddensteakhouse.com
Mon-Sun: 4:30pm-9:30pm Fri-Sat Happy Hour: 9pm-11pm Sunday Brunch: 10:30am-3pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Movies West (See Film Times)
Vernon’s is a swanky underground spot for good eats and high times, delivered speakeasy-style. The dining room is walled with lustrous, ebony adobe, and the tables are clothed in crisp, black and white linens. By the glass or bottle, there’s plenty of quality hooch. The menu is classic steakhouse stuff with beef tournedos in a silky demi-glace, fresh fish and a damn fine veal Oscar. Check out the Black Diamond Lounge to take in the fancy cocktails and live music.

3.26 rating (121 votes)