Albuquerque Bars and Pubs, Albuquerque (Self Guided)

Albuquerque's nightlife scene is as varied as Albuquerque itself. It offers a wide range of options for an amazing nightlife experience. You can choose to spent your night in a dance club, a lounge, a salsa dance club or in a late night beautiful bar. Take this walking tour for a unique nightlife experience in Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque Bars and Pubs Map

Guide Name: Albuquerque Bars and Pubs
Guide Location: USA » Albuquerque (See other walking tours in Albuquerque)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Author: Xena
Zinc Wine Bar

1) Zinc Wine Bar

Styled after a chic San Francisco bistro, the Zinc Wine Bar can be found in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque not far from the University of New Mexico. Offering an extensive selection of wines to choose from, which can be bought by the glass, half-glass, bottle, or half-bottle, an incredible menu of fine cuisine is available here as well. Tempting appetizer choices such as French Rabbit Rillettes and Smoked Trout and Potato Pancakes are mere warm ups for delicious entrée choices including Pan Seared Barramundi and Steamed Clams, Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin, and more. After dinner guests are invited to head downstairs to an intimate live music space where relaxing music accompanies an evening of drinks and conversation.

Operation Hours: Monday: 4 pm – 11 pm; Tuesday – Friday: 4 pm – 1 am; Saturday: 11 am – 1 am; Sunday: 11 am – 11 pm

2) Imbibe

An elegantly laid out cigar bar and nightclub, Imbibe features three distinct spaces for guests to enjoy. The Humidor Lounge is a 200 square foot space offering a wide selection of premium cigars, as well as cigarettes and tobacco accessories. Personal humidor lockers are available for guest to store their purchases in for the evening as well. The Mod Room is where the action takes place, featuring live music on certain nights as well as private booths that can be rented out with bottle and wait service. This room is also equipped with a projector and can accommodate film screenings. Finally the Rooftop Patio includes a bar, table and lounge seating and breathtaking views of the mountains and Albuquerque skyline.

Operation Hours: Monday - Saturday: 11 am — 1.30 am; Sunday: noon - midnight
Kelly's Brew Pub

3) Kelly's Brew Pub

Originally designed as a Ford dealership and service station back in 1939, since 1999 this historic Albuquerque architectural beauty has been home to Kelly’s Brew Pub. Offering up a range of excellent beers which are brewed on-site, as well as an extensive menu of great sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and more, this great hangout is popular with college students and a younger crowd looking for a casual good time with a friendly and upbeat crowd. Décor includes plenty of the original signage from its previous incarnation, for a kitsch touch to this hip pub. Other amenities at Kelly’s Brew Pub include televised sporting events, a pool table, and an outdoor patio to relax in the breeze with fine craft ale.

Operation Hours: Monday – Sunday: 8 am – 11 pm

4) Zacatecas

Styled after a Mexican taqueria, Zacatecas serves up a menu of authentic cuisine as well as a wide selection of tequilas and beers from Mexico. Named after a region in Mexico acclaimed for its innovative cuisine, all ingredients used here is made from the freshest organic ingredients and prepared to perfection by its skilled chefs. Its hip décor includes Day of the Dead designs, and other Mexican-themed embellishments in a smart and casual atmosphere. In addition to its range of tequilas and beers, an assortment of original cocktails as well as a Build Your Own Margarita is available at Zacatecas.

Operation Hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 4 pm – 10 pm; Friday – Saturday: 11 am – 10.30 pm; Sunday: 11 am – 9 pm
O'Niell's Irish Pub

5) O'Niell's Irish Pub

Styled after a traditional Irish public house, O’Niell’s Irish Pub features a wonderful staff of friendly people and what some consider to be the best burgers in Albuquerque. Offering up an extensive menu of lunches, dinners, and tasty appetizers, guests can enjoy traditional favorites from the old country, modern healthy selections, and even a good choice of vegetarian dishes. O’Niell’s also includes a good selection of beers and spirits as well. Happy Hour occurs twice a day, attracting a good crowd, as well as its popular Geeks Who Drink nights which engage guests in a trivia contest with each other.

Operation Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 12 am; Friday – Saturday: 11:00 am - 2:00 am; Sunday: 11 am – 12 am

Walking Tours in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Downtown Walking Tour

Downtown Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
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Albuquerque Nightlife

Albuquerque Nightlife

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Albuquerque for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Albuquerque has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Albuquerque, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.