Dining at Antiquity could be a real delight for historians. But never mind even if you're not one. The warm and inviting atmosphere of the restaurant will immediately make you feel at home. With brightly polished antique wooden furniture sprawled around and ancient lamps and chandeliers illuminating the entire area, you almost feel as if you've gone two or three centuries back in time. However the contemporary steak and seafood delicacies which are on offer, immediately bring you back to the present. The seasonal menu is an added attraction, so you can relish the best of every season. Shrimps, lobsters and some mouthwatering desserts are the specialties and are available all seasons. Antiquity is truly, one of Albuquerque's hidden treasures.
1804 Mountain Road Northwest New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Albuquerque, NM 87104 +1 505 841 2803
Part of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science,this theatre shows films documenting ancient cultures as well as nature documentaries from around the world. Worth a look if knowing about different cultures interests you. Let Dynatheatre enthrall you!
Chef du Jour is a small but elegant cafe that offers a nice selection of wonderfully prepared food. You can choose to dine inside or al fresco depending on your mood and the weather. The menu changes weekly, offering you selections such as a Salad du Jour, Soup du Jour, Green Corn Tamales and veggie burgers. If you call ahead, they will gladly let you know what this week's selection is. All of the condiments used here are homemade from the ketchup to the mango salsa.
425 San Felipe Northwest Albuquerque, NM 87104 +1 505 765 1455
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.
2111 Church Street Albuquerque, NM 87104 +1 505 247 8522
Church Street Cafe was built in 1706, making it the oldest house in Albuquerque and one of the oldest in the country. The parlors and bedrooms that sheltered the Ruiz family for nearly three centuries are now dining rooms where modern-day guests enjoy the finest in New Mexican cuisine. There is something here to please everyone, from red and green chilly to hamburgers, breakfast standards and hearty sandwiches.
303 Romero Street North West Albuquerque, NM 87104 +1 505 892 1700
Find your way to this little spot in Old Town and you will not be sorry. The atmosphere is cozy and friendly. A nice selection of meat and cheese is available, or you can enjoy a platter of fresh fruit and vegetables. The soft and hard crust bread is baked everyday from scratch along with the mouthwatering cakes, cookies, pies and pastries. Coffee, tea and a selection of soft drinks are available for take-out or you can retreat to a quiet, comfortable corner in the bakery/café to enjoy your refreshment.
901 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest Albuquerque, NM 87104 +1 505 242 1777
Stop in this lively, new cantina located in a quaint shopping plaza near historic Old Town. Many locals meet here for happy hour featuring a great selection of Mexican and other imported beers plus tasty margaritas. You will not be sorry if you order the Beef Fajitas. The menu offers mouthwatering items such as Butterfly Shrimp. Roving Mariachis serenade guests inside and out on the patio during Friday night happy hour. The kitchen closes for the day at 9p.
This non-profit community theatre company combines a staff of professionals and local talent who volunteer and produce comedies, musicals, dramas and mysteries. The 1000-plus seat building was designed by famed Southwestern architect John Gaw Meen and built in 1936, giving this theatre a rich historical feel, but modern acoustics and lighting provide a quality night of entertainment. The theatre is easy to find on the historic Route 66 in the Old Town area.
If live music performances gets you into the groove, then head to the Hooligans. This nightclub hosts concerts almost everyday, catering to a varied genres of music. Accompanying your time at the club is a full-fledged bar which has a selection of more than 30 beers on tap. Gulp down a few shots of Jager bomb, head closer to the blaring speakers and head bang to some amazing rock music at Hooligans. Metal bands like Butcher Babies, Freakhouse and Keelhaul have performed here in the past, so gear up for many such gigs. Contrary to it's name, the staff and the crowd at the bar are friendly and welcome you for a great time. Call ahead to know more.
2823 Second Street Northwest Albuquerque, NM 87107 +1 505 344 9555
Low Spirits launched itself in 2009 to fill the late-night live music niche in North Valley. Once people started actually being able to find it (the windowless low building and nearly invisible sign are seemingly not designed for easy access, and lend the place a Speakeasy vibe), it became immensely popular among locals. Usually hosting three bands per night from around 20:00 till about 1:00, Low Spirits features a range of musical styles, with a predominance of blues and jazz. There are also open mic nights, burlesque shows, and poetry slams. Drinks are affordable but there is usually a cover charge. See the website for details on business hours. -Pip Lustgarten
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Within the Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts, is
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