Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro comprises of three levels, which include the main dining area and bar, an upper balcony, and the Blues Cellar. The dining room is done up in earth tones, with stained glass and flowers creating a blithe ambiance, while the bar has an antique look—a combination of dark wood and mirrors. The upper balcony offers a view of diners below, while the Blues Cellar boasts of muted shades, small tables, and dim lighting—the perfect place for a private conversation. Zinc's menu comprises of contemporary American-French cuisine, you can munch on Steak Frites, Seared Ahi Tuna, and a host of other meat dishes (the bar features a lighter menu). The Cellar also features live jazz entertainment every Sunday, so music lovers can freak out!
If you are in the mood for tasty Mediterranean cuisine, Yanni's is your stop. This setting is spacious and charming offering a wide array of favorite Greek dishes. Customers also have the option of dining out under the glistening, tiny white lights in the courtyard and gazing at the stars in the evenings. Yanni's serves wine from all over the world and the special Retsina Kourtaki is a crowd pleaser. Service is friendly and efficient and the food found is made with fresh ingredients. Quality and cleanliness is of paramount concern to this fine Greek establishment. A definite restaurant to visit.
For some lively action in Albuquerque's nightlife, El Madrid is a must stop. Almost every night is great fun here with the variety of events taking place. There's comedy, there's dance, live music and DJ too. If your throat's parched after all the laughing or dancing, then there are drinks for you. Wines, beers, beverages—all wonderful to sip on while you enjoy your evening.
Sophisticated and hip nightclub in downtown Albuquerque, OPM is packed Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Thursdays are local artists and college night and showcase Commercial and Hard House, Fridays (Ladies Night) and Saturdays have Top 40 Dance on the DJ lineup. There is Happy Hour until 9p and the drink specials include Martinis and Sam Adams. OPM can also be reserved for various events including parties, receptions and benefits.
Casablanca is 2,400 square-foot nightclub and bar inside Andaluz Hotel where you can dance the night away. The music alternates between jazz, blues and salsa and the spacious club has a fun and chic atmosphere. There are DJs on Friday and Saturday and the club also hosts private events.
You will experience Albuquerque's live music scene when you drop in to Burt's Tiki Lounge. Featuring all genres of music, from punk to alternative-country to hip hop and reggae, Burt's Tiki Lounge is the place for hot, cutting edge sounds. Mix it up with band members and relax with a tropical-style cocktail drink, a classic Rum Rickey or a wild Surfer Girl.
Step into the Launchpad and take off to the 'universal' world of music. In the background of a space-theme and dark-lit laid-back atmosphere, this hip country bar entertains with an eclectic mix of music played by local musicians and renowned talents. The dance floor invites the vivacious crowd to shake a leg or head-bang to the upbeat punk or the 1000 volt hard rock. While the state-of-art setting amplifies the performances, the full-stocked bar serves you with a premium selection to add to the experience. Hop in late to enjoy the peak of a power-packed night.
This non-profit community theatre company combines a staff of professionals and local talent who volunteer and produce comedies, musicals, dramas and mysteries. The 1000-plus seat building was designed by famed Southwestern architect John Gaw Meen and built in 1936, giving this theatre a rich historical feel, but modern acoustics and lighting provide a quality night of entertainment. The theatre is easy to find on the historic Route 66 in the Old Town area.