Restaurants in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico with DJ
Albuquerque - Downtown
Mon-Fri: 7am-6pm Sat: 9am-4pm Sun: closed (hours can change without notice)
The Brew has made a lasting mark on the local scene with its comfortable seating, low-key and classy vibe, fantastic baristas and superior beverage menu. Our favorites include the butter coffee, the red chile mocha and the cortado—a drink that tastes like a concentrated latté.
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 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.
Mon-Sat: 11am-2am Sun: noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)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.
$ • 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 that’s tailor-made for happenings. This is a perfect spot to enjoy a dip into the vast draft beer selection with comrades after work or boogie to a multitude of live bands that occupy its stage nearly every night. Foodies must try the kimchi fries and the divine brisket tacos.
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.)
Albuquerque - Nob Hill
Mon-Sat: 11am-2am Sun: noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Open Late
Cuisine: Bar and Grill/Pub
Imbibe is an über-trendy cigar lounge with backlit smoke-tendril art and contemporary seating. There are hordes of annoying knockoff-clad barflies as far as the eye can see, but the humidor is well-stocked and well-attended by knowledgeable staff, and there’s a rooftop deck (if you can make it up there; there’s always a line). Get there early for the best seats.
Mon: Closed Tue-Fri, Sun: 11am-9pm Sat: 11am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
$$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Full Bar • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Take Out / To-Go • DJ • Dancing • Outdoor Patio • Lounge
Finally, the Fried Chicken. When talking with someone at the bar the next day, he asked what I should order, and I told him the fried chicken, wherein I described it as “the crispiest, crunchiest skin you’ve ever had, packed full of seasoning, all holding in some of the most moist white chicken you’ve ever had, with the perfect pairing of sides and a hot sauce that doesn’t need to be there, but is so much better for existing for it.” Afterwards, he told me I undersold the dish to him. I cannot begin to tell you how highly I think of this fried chicken. With a buttermilk brine, the mashed potatoes and gravy and that incredible hot sauce, it is so incredibly good I felt shame when I couldn’t finish my second piece.
Alibi recommends: The fried chicken, the meatloaf, and the barbacoa nachos.
Vibe: High-end-dining featuring American cuisine with a cocktail lounge.
Albuquerque - Northeast Heights
4800 San Mateo Blvd NE (Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87109
Albuquerque NM 87109
Mon-Sat 11am-1:30am Sun 12pm-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Full Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • DJ • Dancing • Pool Tables • Outdoor Patio • Smoking Permitted • Wireless Internet
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Albuquerque - Old Town
Tues-Thurs: 4pm-11pm Fri: 4pm-2:am Sat: 6pm-2am Closed Sunday and Monday (hours can change without notice)
In addition to an upscale selection of booze, the cozy and modern Q Bar serves a brief but pleasantly appetizing menu of nibbles and noshes. The dishes are small enough to make good snacks and expensive enough to keep them that way—you'd have to spend more than you'd like in order to really fill up.
Albuquerque - University
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Booze Served • Craft Beer • Delivery • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Live Music • DJ • Outdoor Patio • Smoking Permitted • Wireless Internet • Dog-Friendly
A tried-and-true college sandwich shop, Cheba Hut is Albuquerque’s answer to a Which Wich or any number of grab-n-go deli situations. With fresh-baked bread, loaded sammies and plenty of vegetarian options, they definitely know how to cater to their crowd. They’re open ‘til midnight, too, so provide a great solution to those late-night munchies.
Santa Fe - Santa Fe
This is another one of our all-time Santa Fe favorites. We go for Spanish-style tapas in one of the quiet dining rooms. Sometimes we stop in for a late-night drink and some entertainment in the lively bar up front. Whether it's a flamenco guitarist and dancers, or a Western swing band, the bar is always fun.