Albuquerque Nightlife (Self Guided), Albuquerque

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 Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Albuquerque Nightlife
Guide Location: USA » Albuquerque (See other walking tours in Albuquerque)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: Xena
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Launchpad Nightclub & Restaurant

1) Launchpad Nightclub & Restaurant

Launchpad Nightclub & Restaurant, located downtown, was opened in 1997. It claims to be one of the most famous live music venues in the city. Launchpad is considered a great place to listen and see small and unknown local bands. This space-themed establishment features one of the finest club sound systems in the state, a full-menu bar and a great dance floor.
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Effex

2) Effex

The main draw in Albuquerque’s gay nightlife scene, Effex is located near another gay-friendly establishment, the Blackbird Buvette. This spacious club includes a ground level dance floor with bars and a DJ booth. Effex is equipped with a high-end sound system delivers unbelievable sound, which is enhanced by the dazzling light display and go go dancers strutting their stuff on raised platforms. Upstairs, the rooftop is a great place to relax from dancing and gaze at the stars and mingle with the friendly crowd. The rooftop space also includes its own DJ, and smaller dance floor.

Operation Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 9 pm – 2 am
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Burt's Tiki Lounge

3) Burt's Tiki Lounge

Burt's Tiki Lounge is a small 21+ venue. It is very famous for hosting a wide variety of bands and types of music, like Rock, Punk, Experimental Noise, Indy, Alt-Country. The lounge offers a great variety of drinks at reasonable prices served by a friendly staff.
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Lotus Nightclub and VIP Ultralounge

4) Lotus Nightclub and VIP Ultralounge

Lotus Nightclub and VIP Ultralounge claims to be Albuquerque's premier dance club. It offers some of the best sound, lighting, and music. This nightclub is very famous especially for offering special theme-nights, like Salsa Wednesdays when well-known DJs spin Merengue, Bachata, Salsa and Reggaeton music.
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Ibiza

5) Ibiza

One of the premier places to see and be seen in Albuquerque, Ibiza can be found in the downtown area of the city utilizing an outdoor patio and rooftop of the upscale Hotel Andaluz. Ibiza serves up some of the finest-crafted cocktails found anywhere, including such original creations as the Sandia Fresca made with watermelon and lime or a cucumber-jalapeno margarita. Ibiza also includes a menu of delicious Spanish-inspired dishes. At sunset guests are treated to a beautiful and serene setting in the high end rooftop lounge, which hosts DJ sets later in the evening. Arriving early is recommended for ensuring a space for the late night festivities.

Operation Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 9 pm – 2 am
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Apothecary Lounge

6) Apothecary Lounge

A swank speakeasy-style bar on the rooftop of the Parq Central Hotel, the Apothecary Lounge offers one of the most stunning views of the skyline that can be found in the city. Cocktails served here include Prohibition-era themes, and the décor of vintage apothecary bottles also ties in with this wonderful thematic lounge. The perfect place for a romantic date, the beautiful panoramic view features not only the downtown skyline, but also the Sandia Mountains in the distance. In addition to the great cocktails, a fabulous selection of craft beers, wines, and spirits is available, as well as a menu of gourmet dishes.

Operation Hours: Monday – Thursday: 3 pm – 10.30 pm; Friday – Saturday: 3 pm – 1.30 am; Sunday: 3 pm – 10.30 pm

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km