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9500 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87111-2287, United States

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Albuquerque Nights

by Sixstringer

Hi Albuquerqueans (Albuquerqueites? Albuquerquelanders? Albudwellers? Whatever..)

With great anticipation, I get to come check out your city for a 3-day weekend in June (business trip). Sadly, I won't get to see much at all, since I'll be in seminars and whatnot all freakin' day. But after 9:00pm I'll be let loose on your town!

My teaching conference is being held at UNM, so I'll be staying in the residence halls there. Since I'll be carless, I don't expect I'll wander far from campus. Is there anything to do within, say, a mile of UNM at night? Bars? Clubs? Live music? Is it safe to wander in that area or should I plan to just hole up in my cell?


RE: Albuquerque Nights

by YVRDave

Are there bars near a University? Is the Pope Catholic?
I must recommend this restaurant also

RE: Albuquerque Nights

by prometheus

Live music with bars are mostly downtown about a mile west of the U on Central AVE. If you go there at night I'd recommend a taxi since you have to walk through a mildly seedy part of Central.

On the otherhand east of the U along Central is very pedestrian friendly and there are many good places to eat and a few bars. Try Kelly's for outdoor food and microbrewery and try Flying Star cafe for great desserts and coffee.

There is a Starbuck's in the U bookstore and good food accross Central from the bookstore at the Frontier restaurant.

RE: Albuquerque Nights

by dmac733

Check on the web and see how late the bus for Central Ave. run. They just might run till 11 pm or 12. And head east or west on Central. Downtown is more dancing and live music, that would be going west on Central. But Nob Hill has lots of places to eat and Bars, that is going west on Central. Both are very close to UNM. Have fun!

RE: RE: Albuquerque Nights

by kymbanm

Dont' have much else to add right now ........ BTW, I prefer Albudwellers myself :) And please, don't hole up in your cell .... go out and wander ..... just use the same precautions you would traveling anywhere, and you should be fine.

Have fun, it's pretty warm right now :)

RE: RE: Albuquerque Nights

by kymbanm

Just searched, and posted a tip on the Rapid Ride transit option for you while You're here :)
It runs til 0300 on the weekend ....

Travel Tips for Albuquerque

abqARTS Albuquerque's monthly magazine of the arts

by danmike

abq Arts magazine is a free monthly publication full of color photos of art by local artists as well as articles about upcoming gallery openings, photography exhibits, film, musical, poetry and performing arts events.

Look for the magazine's Arts Calender and you will be up-to-date on all upcoming fine arts events fot an entire month.

abq ARTS magazine is distributed throughout the city. Look for it where you find The Weekly Alibi and Crosswinds weekly or call for subscription info.


Everything Is Large!

by lemon4juice

Rio Rancho Botanical Garden. I've come to visit this place and beside it, there's a huge park for kids wherein, everything is big! Big plants, flowers and even insects. You must come and see for yourself!

The Best Piercing Studio in Albuquerque!

by kymbanm about Evolution Body Piercing Studio

Evolution is definitely not the cheapest piercing studio in town, but to me, it's the best. They follow strict infection control practices, their artists are skilled and knowledgeable, and they have been politically active to ensure proper regultion of all body art studios in the area.... assisting in writing the current regs in place in our city.

The employees are some of the best artists in the nation, and have a wonderful knowledge base.

They have a huge selection of body hardware ... from simple jewelry, to large plugs and organics. You will enjoy this shop, even if it is just to browse :) Body jewelry, organics, etc.

You can get pierced, or even branded, right here in the studio :)

Possibly the Best New Mexican Food in Albuquerque

by AlbuqRay about Padilla's Mexican Kitchen

This small, family-run restaurant has been in business since 1974. There are no frills but the food and service are excellent! There are also no reservations and it is so popular that you will most likely have to stand in line. Believe me, it is worth it. Some of their entrees are traditional northern New Mexican, which are difficult to find elsewhere. All meals come with chips and salsa, and delicious sopaipillas. I took a videoclip of Kymbanm's tutorial on how to eat sopaipillas. You may also want to read Gil Garduno's review and the yelp reviews. Please note that they do not take credit cards. My favorite is the Thursday Special: carnitas (marinated pork), papas (potatoes) and quelites (spinach and pinto beans) with green chile. Their sopaipillas rank among the best.

Some of the "best" New Mexican in town.

by RblWthACoz about Sadie's Cocinita

Judging by attendance alone, you'd think this was the greatest New Mexican restaurant on the face of the Earth. If you don't come early, you will need to be prepared to wait close to an hour for a table. I think I got there a little before 5:30 and had to wait about 20 to 30 minutes.

Sadie's is basically a good example of a local joint for New Mexican cuisine. Huge portions doused in chile that comes out extremely hot is basically what you should expect. There is no elegance or grace to the menu, but it is still pretty good. Just keep in mind that the food is very heavy and has the potential to be very hot. I think their salsa is great.


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