Kellys Brewpub and BOP | Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Kellys Brewpub and BOP
Above Average based on 19 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

3222 Central Avenue SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico United States 87106 [ print map ]
505 262 2739 | facebook | twitter | beer menu

Hours: M-Sa 11am-2am; Su 12pm-11:30pm

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19 reviews for Kellys Brewpub and BOP
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  54%
 Selection  67%
 Food  57%
 Value  66%
 Overall  53%
 Rating  65%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | October 28, 2014
Visited October 16, 2014.

This stretch of Central in Nob Hill is a gold mine for beer ratings if thatís what youíre in to. 4 blocks 4 breweries. Further west another half mile are several more (Chama River tap room and Back Alley Draft House). This area is right next to the college so Thursday night is pretty busy, in most bars. This one however was kind of dead. Kind of interesting building. It used to be a car dealer and garage. Now itís a large restaurant with a bar on one end, a brewery and some bathrooms on the other end, and probably a hundred tables in between.

The beer list is equally big. Granted they didnít have all of these on tap but the menu shows about 20 beers, all with generic names (Blonde, Apricot, Golden, Belgian Pale, etc). I didnít inquire about the brew on premise concept but I assume that these are all available as recipes should you decide to brew some beer here. For the record they do have a larger brew system in the back which Iíd guess is 10 bbl. I certainly didnít try all of them but I tried a few (not very good) and had a glass of dunkelweizen while I watched the last game of the Giants/Cardinals NLCS. They also have plenty of guest beers. Iíd guess maybe 30-40 guest taps and maybe 15 house beers.

Maybe the food is good, I donít know, but I donít see a lot of reasons to spend time here unless youíre desperate for ticks, in which case you can mooch/schmooze your way to a bunch of free tasters.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Terminus  (343) St. Louis, Missouri | May 27, 2014
Hmmm, well the place has a good concept, but needs alot of work all around,. place is dingy and needs major update, especially the bar/taps. all of them are over crowded and old. staff is fair but not overly friendly. crowd is college kids for the most part. Beer was bad. I had been driving by this place for years but never stopped. I did once and i will never again.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
SoylentBlack  (22) Albuquerque, New Mexico | October 8, 2013
Updated: A lot of house beers, all fairly bad. They do have cans and bottles from other breweries though. The food has gotten much better. The patio is great on nice days. Dog friendly and HUGE. Waitstaff is eyeball friendly.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard  (141) Berkeley , California | December 18, 2011
Kinda of a cool place in a cool part of town. I didnít try the food, but I liked that they had a large selection of their own brews (somewhere in the area of 20 or more) on tap - too many to make a taster set possible. Their brews tend to be hit or miss, but I enjoyed hanging out there drinking.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
fredandboboflo  (62) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 6, 2011
Kind of a weird place. Doesnít seem to be aiming for any particular vibe atmosphere, food, or beer wise, and just felt like a generic bar/eatery with a bunch of beers on tap, both house and guest, some quality, some macro. The bartender certainly did not care or indicate that she or anybody should care about the house brews one bit. Out of the many selections I tried the British Pale, ESB, and 7.2% stout, the former two being decent, the latter being pretty poor. Hard to make a judgment about twenty beers from just three, but coupled with the lack of brewpub atmosphere they seemed to indicate a less than stellar standard. Prices seemed a little high for what they were putting out, at the high end of the local price range. In a city which now boasts a wealth of excellent options, this place just doesnít make the cut.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
LilBeerDoctor  (349) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 5, 2011
A brewpub/bar in Nob Hill, Albuquerque. This place clearly caters to the college/sports loving crowd. There are lots of posters announcing the prices of macro beers. It is a huge space - tons of outdoor seating (equipped with large outdoor fans as well), lots of long tables inside (cafeteria style), and a decent sized bar as well. They have a number of guest taps as well as house brews (although apparently the menus are separate...). There is quite a large number of house brews (maybe 20) of a variety of styles (if youíre looking to tick, this is the place). The beers I tried were not too bad, although not too great, but definitely easy to drink. There is a food menu (didnít try anything- it looks like your typical pub fare). The service was middling - I felt ignored some of the time even though there were not many patrons there. On the other hand, the bartender was very interested in testing out different versions of Shock Top Raspberry Wheat each with a different sugary rim on the glass, so we got a lot of free samples. Anyway, overall definitely on the lower end of the beer spectrum, but if you were really into going somewhere with a big crowd or watching a big sporting event, I imagine it would be a good place to go. One of the things they really tout is the opportunity to participate in brewing one of their recipes and taking home 72 bombers of said beer (doesnít particularly appeal to me, but may to some I guess).
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
beerstars  (22) | March 5, 2011
LOVE the old gas station turned brew pub! Itís a great locations and the patio is fun year round!!! The light lager is our favorite and will have it agian. Food is OK too, but hte beer is the reason to come here.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
ajm  (202) Los Angeles, California | October 22, 2008| Updated December 7, 2008
Cannot believe I havenít rated this place, as I try and make an appearance when in the 505. I like it here a lot and especially enjoy the brown. I repect that they have a couple stouts, an Alt, a couple Belgian styles and rotating wheat beers. Tasting more like extract brew every day, but a good watering hole. I read erwayís account of his visit and cannot comment one way or the other, but he is right to call shenanigans, and I wonder if other places are worthy of such allegations!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
sealfriend  (18) , New Mexico | September 30, 2008
Each time I have been to Kellyís at peak meal or drinking time, it has seemed crowdedbut Iíve never had to wait for a table. The old motor company has a vast amount of spaceespecially for a location on Central Ave. Good indoor and outdoor seating plus a bar with lots of large-ish TVs around and sports constantly on. Soccer is popular. The first drink orders are generally taken within two minutes and food orders soon after. The menu boasts a wide varietyfrom burgers to spanakopita. Iím a fan of the steak sandwich.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 6/20
tomciccateri  (133) Albuquerque, New Mexico | August 12, 2007
Two dozen house beers on printed beer menu. Similar characteristics due likely from the extract approach. Latest samples actually had somewhat style oriented distinctive characteristics. Large outdoor patio in the UNM/Nob Hill area is the biggest attraction. Food tends to be all fried and best consumed during the popular happy hours. Some college student staff are more informed that others. Even more pleasant now that Albuquerque has gone non-smoking.

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