Best rooftop bars in Albuquerque, New Mexico

A great mix

Published: April 6, 2021

Have you ever had a super stressful day and decided that you need a cool spot to calm yourself? A good bar or lounge with a great view is what you need.

Mexico has beautiful weather all year round, which is the reason most people love it. And Albuquerque has the perfect rooftop bars for a nice time either alone or with a partner.

Below are 6 rooftop bars/lounges with amazing views in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Best 6 rooftop bars/lounges in Albuquerque, New Mexico

1. Bien Shur Rooftop Restaurant

The Bien Shur Rooftop restaurant is located at the Sandia Resort and Casino and comes with a stunning view and an appetizing menu. If you are a fan of seafood, burgers, steaks, and wings, this lounge is exclusively for you. It is located right beside All Season Roofers in Albuquerque.

Fridays and Saturdays are the best time to be there because they bring live music to their customers from 9 pm to 1 am. This restaurant however has a non-smoking policy. So you may have to consider that before making reservations.

Location: 30 Rainbow Road North East, Albuquerque, NM 87113, USA

Phone: +1 505 796 7500

2. Apothecary Lounge (Hotel Parq Central)

The Hotel Parq Central houses the Apothecary Lounge. And everyone who has been to this lounge loves it, I bet you will too.

What's not to love? From the breathtaking views to awesome seasonal cocktails and small plates. At the Apothecary Lounge, you can see the stunning Albuquerque skyline, and Sandia mountain while enjoying your happy hours. The building previously housed a hospital thus the bar is decorated with medical motifs.

Their ever-friendly bartenders are always there to serve you their seasonal prohibition-era cocktails like Sazerac or Pink Lady. There are also specialty drinks like lychee fruit, lime juice, and cardamom syrup, and other available drinks. If you don't fancy them, there is a selection of wine and local beers for you.

The unique thing about this lounge is that its menu varies based on seasons.

Location: 806 Central Avenue Southeast, Albuquerque, NM, 87102, USA.

Phone: +1 505 242 0040

Email: info@hotelparqcentral.com

3. Level 5 (Hotel Chaco)

Looking for where to relax after work? Take the elevator to the 5th floor of the Hotel Chaco and check-out Level 5 rooftop restaurant and lounge. Level 5 offers you comfort and choice as you have an option to either sit indoors or on the patio.

What do they serve? Burgers, charcuterie board, or shrimp tostadas, plus a heavenly city view to crown it. Specialty cocktails, wine, brunch, dinner, and dessert are also on their menu.

Location: 2000 Bellamah Ave. North West, NM 87113, USA

Phone: +1-855-997-8208

4. Season Rotisserie and Grill

This restaurant is located in Oldtown Albuquerque and has a rooftop patio with an amazing view of the Sandias and Downtown. Season is famous for its happy hour menu which includes crispy shrimp, steak fries, crispy calamari with tomato salsa and buffalo wings, and other tasties. As for their happy hour drink menu, they offer wine specialties, the Cruzin Julius, the margarita, and Seasons' Sangria.

The weekend at the Seasons is usually lit with live music but reserved seating is not allowed. The good news is, if you hang around for a while, you will definitely find a sitting place. The experience is worth the wait, trust me.

Location: 2031 Mountain Road Northwest.

Phone: +1 505-766-5100

5. Ibiza (Hotel Andaluz)

Ibiza is a classic bar at the world-class hotel, Andaluz in downtown Albuquerque. Ibiza bar with its rooftop patio is the perfect place to watch the sunset in New Mexico.

What makes Ibiza stand out from other rooftop bars in Albuquerque is the fire pit that comes alive when the sun goes to sleep. There, you can spend an evening with tasty appetizers such as achiote potatoes, cheese plate, chorizo and truffle fries, and cocktails from Ibiza bar.

Thursdays and Fridays are live entertainment at the Ibiza bar. And you should dress to Impress. No worries about the weather, this enclosed bar offers you the winter glow and summer warmth you seek.

Location:125 2nd Street North West, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA

Contact: +1 505-923-9080

6. Monte Vista Fire Station

Weird name right? Maybe. Monte Vista was once a fire station, thus the name. This rooftop bar has a covered patio and is the favorite for college students in Nob Hill.

You will find sandwiches, hot wings, nachos, chili cheese fries, and guacamole on the bar's menu. And if you love beer, don't fail to try out Monte Vista's specialty beers.

Location: 3201 Central Ave North East, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA

Phone: +1 505-255-2424

Finally, if you stay in New Mexico or you are planning a vacation there, and you're planning to have a good time, you should check out any of the rooftop bars above...or all of them!