Econo Lodge Old Town
2321 Central Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone: (505) 243-8475
Fax: (505) 243-4205
Housed in a landmark (c.1750) adobe structure at the northern gateway to Old Town, this restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and offers elegant continental dining in a centuries-old setting. Menu offerings include succulent wild game, Angus beefsteaks, fresh seafood, pasta and traditional Southwestern fare. Choose from an extensive list of wines and beers.
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.
Get ready to party at this popular gay nightclub. Effex's dance floor is always packed with people dancing to the DJ's songs. You might even spy Go-Go dancers on elevated platforms rocking out to the music. On summer nights, step out onto patio to cool down. Effex is also known for hosting great events and theme nights. With a state-of-the-art sound system, great drinks, and a nice music selection, Effex is the perfect choice on your night out.
Among the happening bars in the city, Sister stands out from the rest due to it's wide spread bar area and a collection of more than 40 international beers on tap and in bottles. However, try to hit the bar early on weekends to avoid the peak crowds who frequent this place religiously to gulp down their favorite beers. Its amazing beer selections such as Guinness, Gulden Draak Ale, Irish Ciders, Troubadour Imperial Black IPA and Smithwick's, will definitely make you come back to try out for more. The stage besides the bar is where various national artists and bands on tour perform to entertain the crowd on weekends. So put an end to your weekend bar hopping scene and head straight to Sister for a great beer drinking feast.
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 with band members and relax with a tropical-style cocktail drink, a rum concoction or a chilled beer.
Named after a Mediterranean island where ancient myth said that it was home to the gods of music, Ibiza is now a cocktail bar and hot spot for music. This rooftop bar is located at Andaluz Hotel and has a stunning view of the surrounding area. Enjoy a cocktail and try a bite from the tapas menu. Ibiza has an enclosed bar and terrace for cold nights. The bar also hosts events, including DJs and private events.
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.
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.
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.
The Compound is a dynamic music space that caters to the likes of one and all. Famous for the live acts and gigs it hosts from time to time, the venue serves a regular dose of genres like: pop, rock, funk among others. Call for more details on current and upcoming events and exact show times.
A huge dance floor, about 5,500 square feet is tempting enough to pull crowds to dance to the groovy tunes. The DJ plays really good music that's foot-tapping and energetic, inspiring the crowd to take to the floor. Food and drinks to keep up your energy levels are available. Free dance lessons are offered on Thursdays and Sundays. Within the venue there's Gotham, the dance bar with rock music.