Albuquerque bars are part of the city’s eclectic mix of nightlife venues, each with their own unique atmospheres. The city’s nightlife is great for sit-down pubs, bars where you can watch a game and enjoy live music.
From craft cocktails to craic in a local Irish bar, this is one place where you’re basically guaranteed a great night out.
Here is just a taste of the best bars that Albuquerque has to offer…
Best Bars in Albuquerque
Listed as one of our 50 best dive bars in America, Bar Uno is one of the smallest but most liveliest bars in Albuquerque.
The dive bar feel here is real but after a few craft cocktails, it might make you feel like you’re on cloud 9. Hide away here for an evening and let the charming bartenders mix you up some delicious drinks or else go for one of the local beers on tap.
Featuring the most extensive list of whiskey along with Guinness on tap, this pub serves up the best Irish classics in Albuquerque.
Come here for their ales and stouts and marvel at the Celtic decor inside this friendly pub.
This classy establishment sports a long collection of wines along with their own specialty drinks.
Come here for their wine flight or the popular ABQ Trolley specialty cocktail; stay for their live music featuring blues and jazz performers almost on a nightly basis.
It’s not hard to see why Marble Brewery is one of Albuquerque’s top places to catch a beer. Along with 11 beers on tap, they also feature a seasonal collection of beers that you can drink there or take home with you.
For a lighter beer, get their most popular brew, the Double White. Be sure to try their IPA if you like your hops.
If you like to sing-along to songs, especially songs that you want to hear, come to Uptown Funk Dueling Pianos. If you haven’t heard of this phenomenon, audience members write down songs that they want these performers to sing and play on a piano. They then request these songs by attaching a tip to their song choice and submit it to the performers on stage.
Happily sing and sip the night away at this lively and entertaining venue.
If you’re trying to get away from all the hipsters that have seemingly taken over Albuquerque, then come to Carraro’s.
This dive bar offers cheap premium beers, pizza, and the charm of feeling like a game of bingo or a bar-room brawl is about to take place at any minute.
For those who just want to enjoy their libation while watching the big game, come do it at Howie’s.
With beer on tap and your typical selection of bar food, Howie’s is the right place to catch the game with your buds and enjoy the sports bar atmosphere with strangers.
Catch the games here on Thursday’s for their $8 beer pitcher specials.