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Il Vicino Brewery Canteen

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 6.51%
Active Beers: 26
Beer Ratings: 110
Beer Avg: 3.78
Taps: 14
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2381 Aztec Rd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87107-4207
United States
phone: (505) 881-2737

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ilvicinobrewery

Notes:
This brewery provides beer for all Il Vicino locations in NM.

(Place added by: Jason on 05-30-2006)
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bradleyjay34

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-15-2014 19:37:02 | More by bradleyjay34
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.15/5  rDev -3.5%

Il Vicino is a gem of a place in Albuquerque.

It's got one of the best atmospheres of any brewery in Albuquerque thanks to a good deal of spaciousness and a nice outdoor patio/biergarten setup. Add to this that the brew crew here are a bunch of goofs with silly streaks and the place sheds all pretentiousness and snobbery. And the parties. This place knows how to throw a good party, like their most recent anniversary party that involved pulling out kegs of 50 beers from years past. Getting to try their St. Bob's Imperial Stout from 2007 from a keg was some shit. It tasted as good as any whale your best buddy is chasing.

The service here is always friendly and accommodating. Samples are given eagerly and everyone here seems to enjoy their job. The staff all seem to have been here for as long as I've been visiting.

The food is solid, particularly the paninis, which do a good job of incorporating a good mix of tasty ingredients. The frito pie makes for good bar food too.

Beer-wise, these guys don't nearly get the credit they deserve. Many people like their regular lineup, and I think beers like the Wet Mountain IPA are great. But the best thing about Il Vicino is the way they pump out specialty and seasonal beers of exceptional taste and quality. They take risks and brew beers from across the spectrum, all with superb results.

Finally, the prices here are always reasonable. There's rarely a beer over $5 and food only will cost you a buck or two more. I love this place.

08-05-2014 15:13:51 | More by ONovoMexicano
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SouthwestBreweries

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-02-2014 18:34:31 | More by SouthwestBreweries
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-21-2014 19:59:20 | More by kingjohnh
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M_chav

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-09-2014 13:57:14 | More by M_chav
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ThomasAllen

New Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-20-2014 19:58:29 | More by ThomasAllen
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-15-2014 04:36:08 | More by LXIXME
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nobullbob

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-25-2014 21:35:06 | More by nobullbob
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JonesArtGlass

New Mexico

4.01/5  rDev -6.7%

It's definitely worth finding. There's actually a few other breweries near here but il Vicino has the best patio in the neighborhood. It's a bright sunshiney spot to have a daytime beer and is quiet and out of the way so it's a perfect 2nd date spot, when you want somewhere fun but still intimate enough to talk. They have a good selection of rotating beers and all the regulars are super nice and helpful.

I'm a wheat beer fan but I really like their Wet Mountain IPA. It's really smooth and not as intimidating as some of the other local options. It goes great with their sandwiches.

01-21-2014 04:48:29 | More by JonesArtGlass
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

12-25-2013 00:05:55 | More by nickfl
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Il Vicino Brewery Canteen in Albuquerque, NM
94 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.