Food, New Mexico

Chama Beer Dinner

Chama River Brewery has great beer. They also have great food. My wife and I can always agree on a date night at Chama. She loves the atmosphere and food and I love the beer and food – the atmosphere is good too. For a brewer they have fancy food – duck legs in red chile or goat cheese stuffed zucchini- as well as favorites like fish and chips, burger and ribs.

Chama River Brewery

Every so often they have a beer dinner. I have never been and will probably miss this one, but I am going to one someday! Check out this menu.


Homebrewing, New Mexico

I Want to Brew Here


Kelly’s Brew Pub has a popular patio and a large selection of beer here in Albuquerque. One of the coolest things about this place is that you can brew on their premises. You can pick out a recipe from their book and they will help you brew it on their equipment. What you get: 13 Gallons of beer. That is about 72 Bombers. And all for about $200. I want to do this!


New Mexico

Happy Hour

Albuquerque has some great restaurants, some of which are fairly pricey. But most of these places have happy hour at their lounge/bar. My wife loves Yannis so we went to their new Lemoni Lounge. They have a Lounge menu with some good beer – I got a La Cumbre Elevated IPA and my wife had a Stella Artois – and you can order off the full menu if you want – which is great because the appetizer sampler makes for great snacking.


Great beer and food.

For great food, beer (wine and cocktails as well) and atmosphere at a great price you have to come to Lemoni – and get the flaming cheese dish.

Try some other places for happy hour like Nick and Jimmy’s or Artichoke Cafe.