Albuquerque is home to some of the best views. What better place to enjoy the beautiful landscape than a rooftop bar? With a few different options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect place to sip on a cocktail while looking at the majestic sights Albuquerque has to offer.

Apothecary Lounge

Apothecary Lounge

Located on the roof of Hotel Parq Central, Apothecary Lounge offers stunning views of the Sandia Mountains to the east and Downtown Albuquerque to the west. The Lounge specializes in Prohibition-era classic cocktails. If that’s not your style, try one of their many flavored bitters – including Aztec chocolate and rhubarb – to take your drink to another level. Sample some of their small plates while you’re there too.

Go-to drink: Try the Apothecary Lounge’s spin on an Old Fashioned, made either pre-Prohibition style or post-Prohibition style with muddled orange and Amarena cherry.

Level 5 Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge

Friends with drinks at Level 5 Rooftop Bar

Level 5 serves up not just delicious drinks but tasty meals as well. Located on the fifth floor of Hotel Chaco, you’ll be able to see the Sandia Mountains and parts of Historic Old Town from your seat. Head to Level 5 for brunch, when you can enjoy lemon-ricotta pancakes or a carne adovada omelet while sipping on a mimosa. Stop in for dinner to dine on southern fried quail or squash blossoms with one of their signature cocktails. Reservations must be made in advance.

Go-to drink: Try the Botanist, a concoction of gin, house-made kombucha, juniper and thyme.

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill


Overlooking Historic Old TownSeasons Rotisserie & Grill is the perfect place to go for steak and fresh seafood and a delicious cocktail. The family-owned restaurant and rooftop bar gets many of its ingredients locally and sustainably. Get unique dishes like spring pea, lemon and ricotta ravioli to pair with a long list of local beers on tap and a number of signature drinks.

Go-to drink: Try the Snake in the Grass, a mix of milk punch, vodka, mezcal, pineapple, cilantro and celery juice.

Ibiza Lounge

Ibiza Hotel Andaluz

Head to the roof at Hotel Andaluz in Downtown Albuquerque to find Ibiza Lounge. The craft cocktails here are delicious and refreshing. Nibble on a selection of favorites from the restaurant downstairs, MÁS - Tapas y Vino.

Go-to drink: Sip on some signature sangria, a mix of Spanish rioja red wine, blood orange, Spanish brandy and house-made sangria mix.

Bien Shur Rooftop Lounge

Bien Shur Rooftop Lounge Sandia Resort & Casino

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Head to the roof of Sandia Resort & Casino to find Bien Shur Rooftop Lounge. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays, it's the perfect spot to take in the magical view of the Sandia Mountains while enjoying some local wine or beer. Appetizers are also available, including duck rillete and pavlova.

Go-to drink: Sip on a Sandia watermelon cider while looking at the Sandias.

Vintage 423

Vintage 423

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Vintage 423 is one of the best fine dining spots in Albuquerque. Located on the Eastside, its rooftop bar will give you a stunning view of the Sandia Mountains. If you stop in for lunch or dinner, choose from a full menu including a beef short rib stroganoff or a Chilean sea bass with green chile. For a more casual experience, sit at the bar to sip on a cocktail and dine on one of the many appetizers offered. Be sure to check the dress code before you go!

Go-to drink: Try the Aston Martin, a blend of peach vodka, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and muddled blueberries.