Il Vicino Brewery Canteen
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
Il Vicino Brewery Canteen in Albuquerque, NM
94 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.