Restaurants in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico serving Bar snacks
Albuquerque - Downtown
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. Foodies must try the kimchi fries and the divine brisket tacos.
Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights
Opened by the previous owners of High Finance, Groundstone offers quality burgers and pizza in an upscale sports bar environment. Try the Heisenburger with Akaushi beef, smoked cheddar and green chile, or the stacked shake for dessert—just make sure you have a friend to share it with.
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 - Old Town
Need to impress somebody from out of town? Take them to Level 5. This rooftop restaurant and bar on top of Hotel Chaco has panoramic views of the Sandias and a cocktail menu made for people who really like good cocktails. Want to know what venison carpaccio tastes like? Or a $48 steak? Make a reservation at Level 5 tonight.
Another brewery jostles for recognition in the crowded Albuquerque market place. This one, an expansion of a Portland, Ore. outfit, offers a tastefully appointed and classy dining area and a menu of pub-inspired gastro-delights like fish and chips, burgers and the like. As far as beer is concerned, check out the oatmeal stout or the Ghost Train IPA.
Albuquerque - Westside
Sun-Thu noon-10pm Fri-Sat noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Booze Served • Craft Beer • Wine • Bar snacks • Take Out / To-Go • Live Music • Wireless Internet
Anyone who is nervous about trying new beers doesn’t have to worry at Blue Grasshopper, they offer all of the local beers you already love and offer some of their own brews if you want to try something new. Those who enjoy good music with a cold beer will enjoy this taproom because there is never a shortage of live bands.