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Rooftop Bars Albuquerque

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Rooftop Bar Albuquerque
Courtesy of Level 5 at Hotel Chaco

Albuquerque Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

Flanked by the Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque mixes historic adobe buildings with a modern downtown skyline. The best way to watch this fantastic blend: head to an Albuquerque rooftop bar.

This guide will give you all the info you need about each Albuquerque rooftop bar worth visiting. Opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. So, to get elevated in New Mexico, just scroll down and find the rooftop bar Albuquerque best suited for you.

The list

6 best rooftop bars in Albuquerque

Rooftop bar Albuquerque Apothecary Lounge in Albuquerque

Apothecary Lounge

$$$ | 4th floor | East Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Delectable small plates
  • Panoramic views
  • Flavored bitters

Located on the rooftop of Hotel Parq Central, Apothecary Lounge is one of the best bars in the Albuquerque. Secluded and creatively designed, the inside of the rooftop glitters with ancient bottles of the bar, while the outside terrace prides itself with uninterrupted sights of the mountains, the downtown city lights, and New Mexico’s famous sunsets. The rooftop bar offers crafted seasonal cocktails and stocks some of the finest liquor and beer in the city, complemented with local brews on tap and international wines, as well as small plates.

Rooftop bar Albuquerque Level 5 at Hotel Chaco in Albuquerque

Level 5 at Hotel Chaco

$$$$ | 5th floor | Old Town
  • Highlights
  • Exclusive
  • Panoramic views
  • Elevated dining

Level 5 is a beautiful and exclusive rooftop restaurant & lounge, filled with a refined, chic and contemporary atmosphere, highlighted with panoramic views of the Sandia Mountains, the downtown skyline and historic Old Town. Floating above Albuquerque, here you can enjoy an elevated dining experience specializing in French, Italian, and New Mexican cuisine. The food is complemented with a great selection of wine, as well as crafted signature and seasonal cocktails.

Rooftop bar Albuquerque Ibiza Urban Lounge in Albuquerque

Ibiza Urban Lounge

$$$ | 2nd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Spanish-inspired
  • Vibrant
  • Weekend hot-spot

Derived from the Spanish name Andalucian, Hotel Andaluz brings forth the pride and passion of Spain, which has inspired the hotel’s architectural and decoration style, including the second floor Ibiza Lounge. Holding a spacious interior lounge, the rooftop also offers outside seating, where you get the very best views over the eastern Albuquerque sky and mountains. Fun, friendly and vibrant in atmosphere, here you can nibble on tapas and sip on amazing craft cocktails, frosé and other refreshing drinks.

Rooftop bar Albuquerque Vintage 423 in Albuquerque

Vintage 423

$$$$ | 2nd floor | Countrywood Area
  • Highlights
  • Fine dining
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Mountain views

Located on the Eastside, Vintage 423 offers a special Albuquerque experience, offering some of the best dining and best cocktails the city has to offer. With a highly stylish and impressive interior bar and dining room, the venue also holds a lovely rooftop terrace, where you get stunning views of the Sandia Mountains. Visit for lunch and dinner to indulge in a made from scratch menu, offering a journey of contemporary and local flavors, or sip crafted signature cocktails on the terrace.

Rooftop bar Albuquerque Seasons Rotisserie & Grill in Albuquerque

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill

$$$ | 2nd floor | Old Town
  • Highlights
  • American restaurant
  • Charming terrace
  • Old Town views

Found in the heart of Old Town Albuquerque, Seasons Rotisserie & Grill is a family-owned restaurant, offering a dual-level dining and drinks experience. With a casually elegant downstairs dining room, buzzing with the excitement of an open exhibition kitchen, the venue also holds a second floor open-air terrace, overlooking Historic Old Town. Expect top quality steaks, flown in fresh seafood, an extensive wine list, craft cocktails and local microbrews.

Rooftop bar Albuquerque Bien Shur Rooftop Lounge in Albuquerque

Bien Shur Rooftop Lounge

$$$$ | 9th floor | Sandia Pueblo
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant + bar
  • Spectacular views
  • Festive

Set on top of the Sandia Resort & Casino, Bien Shur Rooftop Lounge is a refined rooftop bar and restaurant, made for special weekend outings. With a stylish Native American decor, the spacious venue comes with retractable panoramic windows, opening up to spectacular views over the Sandia Mountains. Open weekend nights, here you can enjoy New American cuisine in the dining room, or nibble on bites and sip local wine or beer in the lounge. All served in a sophisticated yet festive atmosphere.

Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.

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City info

Rooftop bar Albuquerque

Rooftop-grade: 6/10

Prime season: April-October

Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico. Flanked by the Sandia Mountains, the city has both a modern downtown and an Old Town filled with historic adobe buildings. Best of all, you can find Albuquerque rooftop bars at both locations.

So, the Albuquerque rooftops offer both charming Old Town views and impressive skyline views, often complemented with dramatic vistas over the surrounding mountains. The rooftop bars usually serves a great variety of crafted food and drinks.

About Albuquerque

Albuquerque is the media and entertainment home of New Mexico and the center for production studios, including the Albuquerque studios, one of the major centers for Netflix. Several works of fiction have taken place in this city, fully or partly. Famous movies like High School Musical, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Breaking Free, The Avengers, Stranger Things Season 4, and even the twelfth season of the Simpsons were all filmed and produced partly in Albuquerque. In addition, several motion pictures and TV shows have been filmed and produced in his city.

As an enormous city of different cultures, Albuquerque is home to various global cuisines with a mixture of New Mexican local cuisine. Many local restaurants have received widespread recognition for their local and global cuisine combination, attracting many visitors to come and have a feel of these great dishes.