Albuquerque has a thriving LGBTQ+ community that celebrates diversity. Here’s a list of some of the LGBTQ-owned hospitality businesses in Albuquerque that you can support. For a more comprehensive list of LGBTQ-owned businesses and allies, see the directory for the New Mexico Out Business Alliance.

Dry Heat Comedy Club

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The best place to laugh in Albuquerque is at Dry Heat Comedy Club. You can see local Albuquerque comics and comedians from around the country. If you want to try your hand at stand-up, sign up for one of Dry Heat’s open mics.

El Cuervo ABQ

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El Cuervo ABQ is ready to welcome you to downtown Albuquerque. This restored 1897 Queen Anne Victorian residence has an inviting atmosphere that’s the perfect homebase for your Albuquerque trip. There are even a couple of local beers on tap for you to try.

Elixir Boutique Chocolates

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To get your sweet treat fix, head to Elixir Boutique Chocolates. Owned by Tim and Larry, Elixir features delicious brittle, including chipotle cinnamon pine nut brittle and green chile peanut brittle. You can also build your own box of chocolate truffles.

New Nuevo

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Looking for the perfect New Mexican gift? Stop by New Nuevo in Old Town Albuquerque. Choose from a wide selection of curated goods made in New Mexico. You can even create your own gift box for your loved one.

Pink Pony Soft Serve

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Indulge in soft serve ice cream at Pink Pony Soft Serve. Each batch is made with milk and cream from a local New Mexican dairy farm. Try a sundae cup or a float, or create your own with a variety of toppings.

Sagework Organics

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Sagework Organics has you covered for luxurious skincare. With different body butters and soaps formulated specifically to make your skin glow, Sagework products make a great gift for your loved ones or even for yourself. Sagework also carries a line of candles and gourmet spices.

The Range Café

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Local staple the Range Café will fill your belly with delicious Southwestern food. Fill up on the Rio Grande Gorge smash burger or the Lobo Club sandwich. Don’t forget dessert! Try delectable creations like the green chile apple pie to complete your meal.

Vintage Vault

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Check out Vintage Vault in Nob Hill, a store with 25 curated booths selling everything from mid-century collectibles and vintage antiques to clothing and more. The wide variety of sellers means you’re sure to find a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered and taken home.

Wing It Up

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For your one-stop wing shop, head to Wing It Up. Originally a food truck, Wing It Up serves wings, tenders and chicken sandwiches with more than 20 choices for sauces and rubs. Go more New Mexican with a green chile sauce or more adventurous with a hot Cheetos or maple bacon rub.