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Nightlife in Albuquerque is more than just hitting the club. No matter which entertainment venue you choose or the type of nightowl you are, you'll never spend a dull night in Albuquerque! Enjoy a night on the town in Downtown or Nob Hill, where cocktail bars, breweries, wine bars, restaurants, billiard halls and dance clubs are clustered in walkable areas. Or, indulge your senses at Albuquerque's casinos and resorts, where you will find fantastic concert venues, restaurants, spas and nightlife. Gambling options include table games, slots and bingo.
Check out our calendar of events to find out about special events, live music, comedy and other entertainment options happening during your visit.
From the bustling bars in Downtown Albuquerque to bars with live music, rooftop lounges, craft cocktails and local wines, the unique bar scene throughout the city is sure to satisfy any imbibing mood that might strike.
If you're looking for late-night fun in Albuquerque, visit the Downtown or Nob Hill neighborhoods for the largest concentration of nightlife options. Each vibrant, bustling neighborhood offers its own mix of walkable streets full of bars, restaurants, dancing, live music and entertainment. Art openings are common on Friday nights, and events and festivals are prevalent throughout the summer months.
Many casinos have large performance venues featuring national performing acts and musicians. The closest Albuquerque casinos are just a 10-minute drive from Downtown, and several offer free shuttle service from Albuquerque hotels.
We’ve rounded up some of the best bars in Albuquerque to help you find the best option for your night out.
Check out some of our guides to the city’s nightlife scene.