Albuquerque Beer Guide: Your Albuquerque guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Albuquerque

80 /100 3313 GIRARD BLVD. NE
“The brewery is located in an industrial park with wooden tables. There is a small parking lot, but street parking is available. They have outside tables as well. The brewery offers 6 beers in a flight. They have lots of awarded beers. Great mural art with Ed Hardy-like illustrations. They have a symbol of NM in beer cans. Fourteen beers on tap. excellent service.“
Foxbush 62 days ago
66 /100 8900 SAN MATEO BLVD NE
“Located in the SE part of the city, not all that close to other breweries. Huge interior, with a new American brewpub feel. Took a while to get service, but they were busy. When our server came, she was very friendly and informative. They do flights of 6 for $15, so we tried one of those. Not the most interesting styles, but they did have a pickle gose that was surprisingly not bad. Not a top spot for beer-quality, but it's a comfortable spot if you're in the area.“
mcberko 107 days ago
68 /100 816 3RD ST NW
“Just a couple blocks from Marble, this place has a totally different feel -- much more relaxed, but upscale and chic interior. 6 beers on tap, with no flights, but there are 6 oz pours available and staff are happy to do tastes. We tried 3 beers and liked the 2 lagers (gose and pils), but most of the other beers were hazies, which I'm not fond of, so there will little of interest for me here. Solid spot, great location, but not that exciting on the beer front. Worth checking out.“
mcberko 107 days ago
76 /100 111 MARBLE AVE. NW
“Pretty large operation, with nothing much nearby other than Gravity Bound Brewing. Hugely popular place with a large patio -- both inside and outside were slammed when we visited on a Friday evening, but we found seats at the bar. Flights available or $2.50 per 4 oz pour of anything, which is a good deal. Varied taplist, with a couple of nice goses, a BA wild ale, and the rest being fairly standard--but well-executed--styles. Friendly, astute service. One of the better, most reputed breweries in ABQ for a reason. Mandatory visit when in town.“
mcberko 107 days ago
48 /100 9800 MONTGOMERY BOULEVARD NE SUITE 7
“Quite far east of the centre and located in a strip mall. Lots of taps, well over a dozen with some high-gravity styles in there, including a couple of meads. Flights 4 available for $8 plus tax. Unfortunately, the beer quality was not very good. The pilsner was fine, but the IIPA, imperial stout and meads were all pretty lacklustre -- I wasn't happy with any of them. Service was fine. The tasting room doesn't have much character. Definitely not worth a trip.“
mcberko 109 days ago
78 /100 602 MCKNIGHT AVE NW
“One of my favourite stops in ABQ. Humungous patio in front, with a large warehouse-like interior. A dozen or so taps, with flights of 4 x 5 oz pours available -- a little pricey but I ordered all mixed fermentation stuff, so pretty reasonable. Out of the 4 beers I tried, I thought 3 were excellent, which is a pretty damn high hit rate these days. However, the other beers I didn't bother to try didn't like very interesting, so not sure how representative my sampling was. Very friendly service, with an informative bartender. Definitely worth a stop when in town.“
mcberko 109 days ago
78 /100 3313 GIRARD BLVD. NE
“Classic spot, the best in town, though their new location I think exceeds the original. Located in a rather secluded industrial area but in the middle of Midtown basically, with a large patio and plenty of indoor seating. Flights available. The taplist was identical to the Westside location I visited earlier, so there wasn't much left to try. Either come here or the Westside location. Can't miss this brewery when in ABQ.“
mcberko 109 days ago
72 /100 2381 AZTEC RD NE
“Cool spot, close to the original La Cumbre in an isolated industrial area. 18 taps, but not that interesting a taplist, with not really any interesting styles on. Flights of 5 available for $10 plus tax. Beers were solid, like they know what they’re doing. Fun spot too with a big patio — live Mexican music was happening when I visited on a Thurs evening. Friendly bartender. Worth a stop when I’m ABQ.“
mcberko 109 days ago
54 /100 4814 HARDWARE DR NE
“Located in a secluded industrial lot, this was a pretty bare bones place, with little thought put into décor. 5 taps, with flights of all 5 available for $7 -- dirt cheap. Most of the beers were dialed in fairly well, but none were exciting. Bartender was friendly enough, but seemed a little slow and out of the game. Not a mandatory stop when in ABQ.“
mcberko 109 days ago
78 /100 5600 COORS BLVD NW C1
“Located in a big strip mall with ample parking, this is a great chill spot. Order at the bar or there's table service. Basically the same taplist as the original location when I was in town. Flights of 6 available for $15. Nearly everything was hop-forward when I visited, but that's fine, since they're known for that. Top-quality hoppy beers, with everything calibrated very well (except their chalky hazy). Competent service. If you're hitting the central location, there's not much point in this one, but this is a comfortable, chill spot.“
mcberko 109 days ago
68 /100
Route 66 Lounge (Restaurant)
ALBUQUERQUE INTERNATIONAL SUNPORT (A CONCOURSE)
“Located across from A7. Small bar with several tables. Several local beers on tap and a full bar. Good, friendly service.“
Sledutah 179 days ago
60 /100 2200 SUNPORT BLVD SE
“Located in between the A & B terminals. Big U shaped bar and plenty of seating in the restaurant. Mostly local beers and a full bar. The food was good. Service was so,so. Airport pricing. With the time for a few ticks.“
Sledutah 179 days ago
78 /100 8900 SAN MATEO BLVD NE
“Stopped in town for one night on way to AZ with Patty. Nice big clean place. Some decent beers. I had a NEIPA and a stout. The pulled pork sandwich was great and wife had a good salad.“
Ron 184 days ago
74 /100
Bar Uno (Bar)
108 2ND ST.
“Tiny place. Stopped by cause its nears the hotel and also because it advertised being dog friendly. Saw a water bowl and some dog paraphernalia. Sadly, no dogs in attendance. Very small place. Small room. Bartender (didn't get name, but a bald guy in his 30s/40s) was awesome. Got some good dinner recommendations from another patron. Small tap selection, 10 or so, but good local selection. Full bar. Not worth going out of your way, but a worthy stop if you're in the Hotel Andaluz.“
Drake 196 days ago
78 /100 400 GOLD AVE SW
“Downtown dive bar feel. Decent crowd. Bartender was excellent (this is becoming a theme here). Lots of beers and a couple ciders on tap. Had two flights. Prices were decent. 7 beers and one cider, and they were all decent to very good. Saw a kitchen but it didn't look active, perhaps on busier days of the week. Overall very nice stop.“
Drake 196 days ago
76 /100 413 2ND STREET SW
“Comfortable place. Bartender (didn't get her name) was awesome. Slow when I was there at opening on a Monday, but the vibe was cool. "Arabic" guy was cool to hang out with for a few minutes. No food. Not a huge tap list, and the styles were not exiciting, which is a compliment. A couple of the beers were off balance but overall the beers are good. I didn't check it out but there's an inviting looking patio. Nice stop.“
Drake 196 days ago
80 /100 3313 GIRARD BLVD. NE
“Smaller than I expected given their reputation. However, nice experience. Tried 6 beers. Ranged from good to excellent. Flight of 6 is really priced a la carte. Mine was pretty pricy... $16... but I did get the four booziest beers on the list. Steady but not busy. Nice vibe. Bartender a bit acerbic, but friendly and helpful. Other patrons were talkative too. Conversation was on Wisconsin speech patterns and Roy Orbison. I was amused that there were multiple people there on their work lunch break for a quick pint. Overall, nice place, and worth going out of your way for.“
Drake 197 days ago
56 /100 6701 UPTOWN BLVD NE
“Standalone store. Seemed a bit bigger than the usual locations. That being said, a disappointing experience. The good: Dennis the cashier was friendly and helpful, and good selection of locals. The rest not so good: Lots of empty shelves. Main complaint is the customer service. Several employees around. Their shopping carts and U-boats were in the way of the shelves. That's fine and all, and necessary in this setting. But I was completely ignored for a long time when I was obviously craning around their stuff to see what was on the shelves. Dennis is the only thing saving this place from the worst service score. It's worth a stop for ticks. I've been to many Total Wines, and this was one of the worst. Hopefully your experience is better than mine.“
Drake 197 days ago
70 /100 2381 AZTEC RD NE
“Busy place on an afternoon visit on New Year’s Day. Beers were purely mediocre, apart from the Exodus IPA, which was nice. Did not eat.“
hauxe 211 days ago
74 /100 4730 PAN AMERICAN FWY EAST, NE SUITE D
“Visited on a Sunday afternoon. Place was busy and we had a fifteen minute wait. Modern atmosphere, pleasant, casual. Drank a flight of four mostly mediocre beers. Highlight was the beer menu which, with some creative items like cornbread waffles, was above average. Friendly staff.“
hauxe 211 days ago
80 /100 602 MCKNIGHT AVE NW
“Visited on New Year’s Day. Big place with lots of seating. Very modern decor. Laid back and quiet during our afternoon visit. Can’t remember the size of the flights but came away with 8 ticks. Everything decent to good except for that Mexican Lager..“
hauxe 211 days ago
80 /100 111 MARBLE AVE. NW
“Visited on New Year’s Day. Place was busy but not full. Had a flight of six beers, which on the whole were above average. Good stop.“
hauxe 211 days ago
86 /100 3313 GIRARD BLVD. NE
“Interesting place, and after visiting, I totally get why this place is so highly rated. Located in an industrial park surrounded by other breweries with a good amount of indoor and outdoor seating. Around 16 beers of theirs on draft. The big con for this place is that I'm a stouts / barleywines guy, and they didn't really have much in that nature on draft (the one stout I had was very good, but it was just a simple straightforward roasty stout). The big pro is that basically everything they do is spot-on. Maybe the best Munich dunkel I've had. Great stout, great hefe, and so on. If you like well-crafted beer that isn't adjuncted to hell, worth going out of your way to this place. (Also, flight of 6 beers was $11. So, good deal value-wise).“
WestCoastHawkeye 518 days ago
76 /100 3351 COLUMBIA DRIVE NE
“Newer place up in the warehouse area near La Cumbre. Thought went into the build, and they have a lot of space, very roomy. Long L shaped bar. Kind of quiet on my visit. Tap list covered a range of styles, all decent. Food available from onsite kitchen.“
stevoj 920 days ago
60 /100 2200 SUNPORT BLVD SE
“Even for an airport bar, this seemed a little wonky, as if they had this space they didn't know what to do with. Kind of slapped together. Menu but did not eat. Rio Grande and Sierra Blanca (same thing?) beers on tap and maybe one guest. Service was not the fastest.“
stevoj 920 days ago
62 /100 3600 CUTLER AVE
“Reasonable space but few beers on tap, and it's their most popular. Growlers and singles available to buy. Not a compulsory stop if you have tried their beers ever.“
Sammy 921 days ago
74 /100 3313 GIRARD BLVD. NE
“Based on the quality of the beer and the service, it makes complete sense that this is place #1 in the state. Must stop.“
Sammy 921 days ago
70 /100 1501 1ST STREET NW
“wide open space married to the brewhouse, industrial, open. Seating was limited to bar and a few tables, with a patio available for nicer weather. Tap menu was focused on lagers and sours, but apparently rotates. Amiable staff.“
stevoj 921 days ago
70 /100 3700 ELLISON NW
“Now under the name of Craftworks. Tucked away in the back of an industrial area, this place was pretty spartan. Bare bones interior, no pretensions. Beer on one half of the menu, cider (Sandia) on the other. Plain and simple. Good service.“
stevoj 921 days ago
84 /100 206 BROADWAY BOULEVARD SE
“wandered a bit out of the way to this location, and it was more than worth it. Altho Unique little artsy space. They closed at 8, but they stayed open late for a few stragglers. wide range of styles, excellent service. Quirky, fun, laid back.“
stevoj 921 days ago
76 /100 601 GOLD AVE SW
“A bit quiet on a Thursday evening, but allowed me to sink in and absorb some of their brews. Limited menu, but it really hit the spot. Tried a range of IPAs, and all were quite good.Good service, crowd ebbed and flowed. Better than expected.“
stevoj 921 days ago
78 /100 602 MCKNIGHT AVE NW
“Located in an old warehouse on the outskirts of Old Town, wide open spaces, but lent itself to smaller, more intimate gatherings. Tap list leaned hard on sours, witha few more traditonal styles sprinkled throughout. Pils and Hazy were A-OK. Stout was mildly sour, but added an interesting wrinkle. Avoided traditional sour styles, but reviews show them as quite good..“
stevoj 921 days ago
74 /100 413 2ND STREET SW
“Stopped by a Monday night, expecting a sparse crowd. It was packed. pretty convenient to downtown. Tap list reflected a a nice variety of styles. Crowd thinned after dinner hour, and it was much more laid back. Great service, all around good quality of beer. Recommend.“
stevoj 924 days ago
74 /100 1761 BELLAMAH NW
“Stopped in here as my work location was on this end of town. Nice way to end the day of sitting in class. Happy hour specials for food and drinks. Nice selection of taps, regulars and seasonals. A few harder to find styles as well (altbier, anyone?) Quiet, but steady stream of customrs. Price was right. Had some sliders that really hit the spot. Much better than expected.“
stevoj 924 days ago
62 /100 6701 UPTOWN BLVD NE
“Typical layout for a TW outlet. A bit underwhelmed by the local selection, but found enough to keep me through the week. Prices were reasonable, good service. Taps available“
stevoj 925 days ago
68 /100 2027 YALE BLVD SE
“This place is sort of on the way from the sirport to downtown. Lo tech interior in an odd corner space. Food available, and it was really good. Tap list was not quite accurate, as a lot of what was on the list was not available. Nice to see some less popular styles here. Beer was good, the best was their Red Horse lager, which was full and tasty. Bombers to go as well. patio in the back.“
stevoj 925 days ago
58 /100 2924 GIRARD BLVD NE
“Pretty non-descript location in an industrial area. Small crowded tap room, food and spirits available. Did not eat. Ordered a flight of a range of there beers, nothing stood out. Worth a visit if you're looking for a new brewrey or place tick, but La Cumbre is about a block away. 'Nuff said“
stevoj 925 days ago
90 /100 111 MARBLE AVE. NW
“Great tap room with a great selection beers. All the beers I tried we great.“
edgallow 1114 days ago
52 /100 2200 SUNPORT BLVD SE
“2 hours to kill, see a brew pub in the airport what the Hell. Wasn't expecting much and got what I expected. Go into knowing that it is weak and they have you trapped ... only had chips and salsa too. They did do flights of their mediocre beer (listed on the menu but the waiter had no idea what I was asking for). What a way to say good bye to NM and the 10+ days of other brewpubs - but again, I knew what I as getting into and did it anyway.“
hopdog 1115 days ago
80 /100 111 MARBLE AVE. NW
“Last stop before hitting the airport. Decent amount of beers on tap - average to above. Wish I had more time to try out the food truck, but was early and wasn't hungry. Will stop by again if ever in NM ...“
hopdog 1116 days ago
60 /100 2027 YALE BLVD SE
“Only stopped here since it was 2 min from my Hotel I was staying at before flying out the next day. Hole in the wall vibe with locals at the bar. I found the beer selection lacking (even beers on the board I wanted I was told kicked - erase it!). Average to below average beers. Would not seek it out and a bit disappointing ...“
hopdog 1116 days ago
76 /100 106 GIRARD BLVD SE
“Decent amount of beers on tap ... but I found them average (but that's not bad). Food was ok. Would stop by again but would not seek out.“
hopdog 1116 days ago
80 /100 3313 GIRARD BLVD. NE
“Industrial area location. Stopped by mid afternoon on a Friday and they were pretty crowded. Decent amount of beers on tap and the ones I had above average and good. I would stop by again for sure.“
hopdog 1119 days ago
68 /100 1100 SAN MATEO BLVD NE, STE 50
“Located in a weird (for me) area ... looks like a closed mall then you park / go down a ramp that opens up to where the brew pub is - took me a little bit to find it as the signage from the street wasn't really there. Average if not slightly below beers with OK food. Tick ...“
hopdog 1119 days ago
68 /100 1761 BELLAMAH NW
“Stopped by here since it was close to the Museum that I took my daughter too. Beers so-so but the food was decent. I wouldn't seek it out , but for me at the time, convenient and it is a tick.“
hopdog 1125 days ago
82 /100 3313 GIRARD BLVD. NE
“Tucked away in an industrial area, La Cumbre is worth finding. You can try a flight of up to six beers, which you probably will want to do (unless you're driving). Their A Slice of Hefen is one of the best Hefeweizens I have ever downed, and their Project Dank is phenomenal. The servers really knew their job and how to make recommendations. If you live in or near Albuquerque and love great craft beer, you'll become a regular here.“
Cybercat 1126 days ago
88 /100 1800 4TH ST. NW
“Visited here on Memorial Day '19 to kill some time before my flight left. Located in kind of an industrial area outside of downtown Albuquerque. Plenty of room inside, long bar, plenty of table, patio outside with some umbrellas. Kind of a industrial feel, clean lines, very open aired. Friendly barkeep, talkative locals. Have about 15 or so of their own on tap, a few guest taps. The three I had were top notch. Short menu, brew pub standards, paninis, sandwiches, mac & cheese. Check out the display of toy tractors on the way to the restrooms - pretty cool.“
PorterPounder 1157 days ago
92 /100 9801 ACOMA RD SE
“Nice Small Brewery. Every time I've gone there is at least 2-3 good beers. The Service and atmosphere is good and friendly. Avoid Thursday Evenings for crowds, Sandia Labs jams the place after work. Other nights are usually low key.“
KegMaster43 1160 days ago
68 /100 2027 YALE BLVD SE
“Stopped by here very late on a Friday evening in late May '19 after flying into town. They were closing in a half hour but were more than happy to serve me. No frills little brewery, kind of reminds me of a military Quonset hut, large U-shaped bar, several tables scattered about. Have about 16 or so on tap, many familiar styles represented, Two of the three (a Kolsch and a Milk Stout) were pretty decent, The IPA had some issues. Barkeep friendly and talkative. Would go back if in the area.“
PorterPounder 1168 days ago
78 /100 3600 CUTLER NE
“Nice selection. Laidback at least on a weekday night“
Lupulus13 1210 days ago