Set against the backdrop of the Sandia Mountains and the Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque New Mexico is a city that blends natural beauty with vibrant city life. Albuquerque offers a range of nightlife activities, and travelers to the Duke City will have no trouble finding a night club to spend an evening in.
Burt’s Tiki Lounge
Burt’s Tiki Lounge is hard to miss: look for the huge neon sign, complete with neon pineapples. In true tiki fashion, the lounge is covered in tropical themed decor and bright colors. A rotating selection of local and national bands play almost every day of the week, and the lounge is adamant about never charging an admission fee. Weekly events include “The Universal,” a dance party with British pop, dance and indie music, and “Tiki Tuesday,” where tiki themed drinks are discounted. The lounge is open evenings Saturday to Monday and closed Sundays. Burt’s Tiki Lounge 313 Gold Ave SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 247-2878
Launchpad Night Club & Restaurant
Launchpad Night Club & Restaurant is a space themed venue that features frequent live music performances by local and national acts. The club has two levels: a downstairs with a stage and a bar, and an upstairs lounge area with a separate bar, pool tables, video games and a view of the downstairs stage. During happy hour all drinks are half price, be they top or bottom shelf. The atmosphere here is casual, and there is no dress code. There is usually a cover charge, and some events are all ages; check calendar for details. Launchpad Night Club & Restaurant 618 Central Ave SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 764-8887
Imbibe is a cigar bar and night club located in Albuquerque’s Nob Hill district. The club has three main rooms: a glass humidor cigar room for smoking, a rooftop patio with a separate bar and three fire pits, and the MOD room, which hosts weekly jazz nights. The inside lounge is decorated with neon lights and white leather couches and seating, while the outside decor is mostly provided by the view of the city. The club offers frequent happy hour drink specials, and guests can usually watch a game on one of their large screen TVs early in the evening. Imbibe 3101 Central Avenue Albuquerque, NM 87106 (505) 255-4200