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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!