Rooftop Spots to Eat, Drink, & Enjoy the View in Albuquerque


One of my favorite things about living in New Mexico is being able to see for miles around me. It’s such a free, uninhibited feeling. Not to mention, our weather is perfect in the fall for eating and drinking outdoors. So when I get a night off from mom duties, I love to sit somewhere high where I can enjoy a view of the sunset, the city lights, or the mountains. Check out these rooftop excursions for your next date night or evening out with friends.

Rooftop bars restaurants Albuquerque

Bosque North Brewery & Taproom

834 US-550, Bernalillo, NM. Craft beers, pub food kicked up a notch, and the perfect view of the Sandias. What’s not to love?

Ibiza at Hotel Andaluz

125 Second Street, 2nd Floor. Take in the views of the sky and mountains along with cocktails and appetizers at this rooftop bar.

Apothecary Lounge at Hotel Park Central

806 Central Ave SE. On top of Hotel Park Central, you’ll get beautiful city views and mountain sunsets. And don’t forget to order a seasonal specialty cocktail, light eats, a local beer, or a glass of wine.

Marble Brewery

111 Marble Ave NW. Marble’s downtown location boasts a rooftop bar with a casual vibe. Obviously, you can sample Marble’s beer along with many other local brewery options. Order from a food truck downstairs to enjoy some delicious treats with your beer and view.

Level 5 Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge at Hotel Chaco

2000 Bellamah Ave. NW. Take the elevator up to the 5th floor of Hotel Chaco for pristine city views. The light eats are Ah. Maze. Ing.  Try a specialty cocktail or a glass of wine to top off a gorgeous evening. Reservations recommended.

Vintage 423

8000 Paseo Del Norte, Suite A1. This restaurant feels more like L.A. than Albuquerque. But all you have to do is look to the east for a perfect glimpse of our majestic Sandias to remember you’re still at home.

Rooftop Cantina at Seasons Rotisserie and Grill

2031 Mountain Road Northwest. Enjoy this outdoor area of the restaurant with its own menu and bar along with live music on certain evenings. Check their calendar for details.


6200 Coors Blvd NW. For a cheap and casual night out on a rooftop, check out this westside restaurant and bar. Are you fancy like Applebee’s?

Tin Can Alley

This eclectic food hall in the NE heights boasts a Santa Fe Brewing Taproom in addition to many food, dessert, and coffee options. There’s indoor seating and outdoor seating with beautiful views across the city.

Bien Shur

Located on the top level of the Sandia Resort & Casino, this restaurant has gorgeous views of the Sandias. Perfect for a date night or special occasion!

Do you have other favorite rooftop locations? Share them below in the comments. Cheers!

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Vanessa Bush
Vanessa loves her people and loves Albuquerque and has lots to say about both. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, Nate, and they have three kids (Micah, Corban, & Evangeline). Originally from Florida, she’s lived in Albuquerque since 2009 when she and her family relocated to start a new church. Even though she misses wearing flip-flops year-round, New Mexico has truly enchanted her, and the desert feels like home. When she is not chauffeuring children about town, Vanessa works as the Director of Strategy and part-owner of Truly Social Digital Marketing Agency, enjoys volunteering at church, loves watching college football, and drinks a little too much coffee. She is passionate about connecting women with each other, loving her people, and finding the good in her place. Follow her on Instagram @vanessamaebush.


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