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Marble Brewery

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

111 Marble Ave NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102-2315
United States

(505) 243-2739 | map

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Added by Wolfsdenbrew on 05-02-2008

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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 78
Photo of stevoj
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Nice ambience. Neighborhood (urban) vibe, close to downtown. Slow pace quickened quite a bit as happy hour forged on. equal number of flagships as seasonal. Not one, but two, food trucks available for nosh.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I just came home from visiting the Marble Brewery Pub. They feature several top notch Marble beers that are hard to get elsewhere. I had three very good beers here tonight, two of which were not even listed here on BA and one that was incorrectly stated as retired. Basically, if you want the best of Marble you have to come out here. The food was provided by a food truck by the entrance to the patio, which is a bit inconvenient, but it was good and inexpenive. I don't know how to rate that, but it does not make much of a difference. The live music playing was entertaining but the place became a bit noisy towards late evening. I wish their selection had been larger but they had a dozen of their best and most interesting beers. I do have to commend their staff, they were very friendly and very knowledgable.

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Photo of m_c_zero
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

One of my favorite breweries period. Great selection of beer, great staff. Patio is awesome in the summer when they have live bands going. Marble Red is to die for...

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Photo of bmcgowne
4.64/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great location near downtown and the food trucks outside had a nice variety of food to pick from. On the beer front, I did a sampler of all 10 beers and found them all to be quality beers. I was a big fan of the lager, the imperial red, and the nitro stout. None of these are typically my favorite style of beer but all of theirs were excellent examples of the style and won me over. Big cudos to Lea behind the bar for her help and customer service.

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Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Great location (particularly since its right near me) with a nice lay out inside and out; seating outside with heating lamps and a big stage, bar seating with some tvs playing sports at the bar and plenty of communal seating throughout the rest of the space inside. Especially on weekend evenings, this place is busy. Quality of the beer is excellent and the whole point for coming here. Service if fine, usually pretty attentive and making sure everyone is being taken care of promptly. Selection is weak though and quite disappointing. They pretty much offer their standard lineup and maybe a special beer (or 2?) Last time I was there, all I had to choose from was the standard stuff. The standard stuff is great, and still new to me which helps keep me interested for now, but I generally don't need to go to a taproom when I can drink everything being offered at home for a lot cheaper. Sometimes the point of a taproom visit is to be out and drinking, but more times than not I hit up a taproom to check out the beer. Food trucks are there, I have yet to check them out though. Overall, love the convenience of this place and the quality of the brews. Not my favorite vibe but I also have no complaints on that front either. I have only been on weekends so far when it is packed, so I am very interested in checking it out at a slower, more laid back/casual time. Will continue hitting this place up but would love for them to start providing more pilot beers if possible.

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Photo of BillBabbitt
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Indoor taps, outdoor taps, great patio, plenty of free parking across the street. Picnic tables, big screen TV's, special events, and the beer is good too.

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Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
4.86/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Really enjoyed this place. From California and trying to get the "Beer Scene" of Albuquerque, wish I could have hung out here all day. This place has a cool, laid back vibe. the décor goes along with that theme. I had a few of their selections (all good) and chatted with family that I haven't seen for a while. Felt good to be back to my roots. Cool spot, good times.

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Photo of Teen-o
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

My favorite place in New Mexico. The staff is really friendly and the place has a great vibe with the live music. They offer all types of beers that can satisfy any beer lover.

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Photo of bolognasuave
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

didn't rate food cause it's food trucks, however the trucks they invite there are very good. service was great and staff is knowledge able. they offer bottles and growler fills. only gripe is that they have specialty bottles that are only available for members of their bottle group.

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Photo of gyoungit
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Awesome tap room. Always packed with friendly faces, solid beers pouring, regular live music, nice huge patio, and pretty decent food trucks generally close by. Always a good time!

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Nice facility with ample space. Did a flight of their standards which were good to very good. Service was very good, didn't try anything from the food truck. Would visit again if in area.

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

I went to Marble a couple of days after they had been named Small Brewery of the Year at 2014 GABF, so my expectations were high. I was just a little underwhelmed. The beer was good to very good, but nothing was truly remarkable (unlike LaCumbre, which I had visited a couple of days before). Best beers were Marble Red, Double White, Rescue Craft Draft, and their Barleywine.

The bar itself is quite pleasant, and the staff are helpful and friendly. Prices are decent. It's well worth a stop, but it's not quite a beercation destination. Certainly worth a visit if you are in Albuquerque.

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Photo of Irrenarzt
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Solid place with very solid beers. I dig going here and will likely go back whenever they have farmhouse/sour releases (which isn't often). Went out for the recent plum brett farmhouse release. Very nice beer with solid brett funk.

I prefer going to the Santa Fe location, but that wasn't an option to review. Maybe I'll add it...

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Photo of Mohawkhitchhiker
3/5  rDev -27.9%

Wasn't blown away by their brews, not bad, just not amazing. Would I drink again, sure, would I go out of my way, no. If I saw their stuff in the store, I don't think I would pass up another six pack maybe in a few years, but not now. The vibe, the service, awesome, folks were super cool and it was a great hang, I just wish the beer was a little more enjoyable, maybe my taste buds were corrupted, maybe not. I wanted to like them a lot more than I did.

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Photo of orangesol
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Pulled into Albuquerque after driving over from OKC, our second stop after rolling into town. Atmosphere was really cool, decent sized tap room with plenty of tables and a long bar. Decent amount of tables outside with the food truck, just a little too cold to sit out there. Quality was pretty high. Beers were in the correct glasses and the food was top notch. Service was mostly good. The one server was quite helpful while the other seemed a littler disinterested. Selection was really good. Lots of different beers to choose from across lots of different styles. Food was a mix, they have a few in house options while a food truck outside provides a bit more substance. I got the queso and chips which was perfect for what I was looking for. Prices were more than reasonable. Overall a very nice brewery taproom that I would definitely visit again.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

I struggle to choose between Marble Brewery and La Cumbre for best of Albuquerque, but in the end, I always lean LC. However, Marble is a great brewery and a place I found myself visiting at least once every ten days.

The outdoor patio, benches, and trailer with taps are great for the spring, summer and fall months. Add to this a steady stream of quality bands playing rock, salsa, reggae, and bluegrass and this place is always popping. Hipsters love it. The great food trucks add to the ambiance and REALLY create that Willburg swag.

Both inside and outside get insanely crowded, but Marble is well-staffed and the majority of the folks working here are good polite people.

As for the beer, there are so many beers to like here. Of the staples, I can regularly drink the Widlflower Wheat, the Marble Red, the Oatmeal Stout, the IPA, and the Pilsner. The Amber I'm not too familiar with, but it sure ain't bad.

Marble also dreams up a ton of specialty brews that have me breaking my neck to get a taste of. Sours like the Cuvee D'Abricot and the brett-spiked saison, as well as the DIPA, the Reserve, the BA Imperial Stout and the American Gold barleywine are beers I fall in love with and keep returning for.

Overall, Marble is the most fun atmosphere and has outstanding beers. Its popularity is a hindrance as excessive crowds often keep me from coming by. As far as beer goes, these guys do little wrong.

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Photo of jhines18
3.2/5  rDev -23.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 2

I love marble beer. Staff is not the nicest and the place gets too crowded, but on a nice spring afternoon (Monday - Wednesday) you can't beat it, especially if there is no live music (too loud for space) and a good food truck. The selection is awesome, they are always experimenting and they are doing a regular cask now, which is a lot of fun. I would love to see them start canning and getting themselves out there. Growlers are a great deal and an opportunity to pop in and get out without the large crowd. My favorites at marble are their stouts. They exceed in this category and usually have a special stout or two. Of course try the IPA, especially if they are doing a special, the Imperial Red, if it’s in house, and they make a really solid amber standard. I have not met the head brewer and they don't seem too open about tours, which would be a nice addition, though you can see their whole set up through a window behind the bar. Overall, I recommend it and for out of towners it’s a must. Parking is much better than La Cumbre (Albuquerque’s other great brewery) and I appreciate that they located in an industrial area.

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Photo of PriorDoubleDark
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

I never expected to find great beer in New Mexico, beer worth traveling for. This spot is the aces. If they need to improve anything it is the size of the room, which gets really crowded during the after-work hours. All those people must have a reason to come. For me it is their hoppy beer selections. Honestly, I did not expect beer this good, brewed locally, in Albuquerque. If you're in town, make time to visit this spot. If you're local - congratulations. You have a winner on your hands.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Second visit in as many years, which is actually pretty good for me since I live nowhere near Albuquerque. But this place has now become a must-visit for any future trips. The night of my last visit they had that perfect combination of great beers, live music, and good eats—the burrito I picked up from the taco truck out back was dirt cheap and exceptionally tasty!
The waitstaff here is friendly and welcoming, if a little confused and confusing at times. I only had a second to glance at the boards before I was asked what I wanted. I admire the prompt service but give me a second to take it all in! Fortunately I managed to find someone who was able to take me through the line-up and describe some of their beers to me. Prices are a steal, as everything seemed about $1-$2 less per pour than I’d expect anywhere else. I can’t wait to visit again.

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Photo of lisomiso
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My traveling buddies and I enjoyed this cool little spot in Albuquerque. The beers were good (some of them quite good indeed) and the cheese dip was pretty delicious, but the ambience was what would have me coming back if I were a local. The bar inside had an almost coffee shop feel to it with overstuffed chairs and large wooden tables, and there was a great outside patio that I imagine is the perfect place for a beer on a summer evening. Service was good enough. Prices were reasonable. I'll come back if I'm ever in town again.

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Photo of DaveMarner
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Great Place to hang out with some friends. A very chill joint. They allow outside food. There is a patio where live bands play on the weekends. Recently there have even been disk jockeys. Usually 8 beers on draft and a couple outside breweries in the state. Nothing fancy about the place, but a cool spot to read a book or play games or whatever you are looking for. They will give a tour if the head brewer is in, which is a nice touch. They always have their signature Marble India Pale Ale and Red Ale along with many others. Just a solid brewery all around.

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Photo of GabrielM
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Marble is a fantastic brewery and is producing what I believe to be the best beers in NM. The atmosphere is laid back with a huge variety of customers who all have one thing in common - they love great beer. Ted and the other brewers are all incredibly passionate about their work and don't compromise their standards when it comes to production. Add the consistently awesome brews to the cheap prices and central location and you've got one killer brewery. As for the food, it's good bar grub and exactly the kind of stuff you'd expect to find at a joint like Marble.

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Photo of jdense
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Visited 2.11.11.

Located off Lomas Blvd. not too far from downtown Albuquerque, Marble Brewery's taproom is the most bustling beer-centric place I encountered while on my visit to ABQ. There is an outdoor seating area with umbrellas for shade (not needed in February) which was a sanctuary for the smokers in the crowd. First visit not off to a good start service-wise, in large part due to the bustling growler fill business, at $9 a good value. However, this led to gaps in serving people at the bar. Food menu was minimal, a few sandwiches prepared on a panini press by the bar staff which further exacerbated the service issue, though I must note this place was quite packed both evenings I visited with a fairly young hipster crowd.

That being said, the beers were top notch, and my second visit I was able to enjoy the company of Brewmaster Ted Rice who gave me an extensive tour of a very busy production facility, along with taste of his most special beers, From the Wood, a quadrupel, and Marble Reserve, a bourbon barrel aged tour-de-force. Either of these beers will stand up to the best of each American style in these categories. These also feature a nice Imperial Red and DIPA. While there are a limited number of beers available, they are all of high quality.

I'm no newbie at this, and I have to say I was highly impressed. I'd highly recommend seeking out Marble products. Though not widely distributed, you will be pleasantly surprised at the quality of this emerging beer producer.

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Photo of Essayons1
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Had to stop here when I was passing through en route to doing some mountain climbing up in Taos, NM. First thing that struck me about the place was that they do a good job making the place look cozy and welcoming, even with a line out the door (on a Friday evening). Beers there were pretty typical of a Western microbrew; lots of hops, some better than others, but still a solid B+. Be advised that there isn't really a menu here, as there apparently isn't a kitchen. Still, the aperitifs available are solid, quality beer foods. Staff and patrons were friendly, definitely a solid choice in the Albuquerque area.

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Photo of Vittorio
3.4/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Visited the Marble Brewery in Santa Fe during a huge rain storm in Sept/2010. A potentially VERY GOOD site - overlooking the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe. First - the noise level from the 'game' room opposite the bar drowns out any hope of conversation - we are talking VERY LOUD 'music?' 'MTV?' whatever it was it was very loud - not a cozy place to have an excellent IPA!! Came back in October to sit outside with friends during an evening with great clouds and an excellent sunset and perfect view of the Plaza (the end of the Santa Fe Trail) to experience one of the surliest wait staff I've ever seen (and I've seen lots). Grumpy and mumbling. Food was o.k. but could have been served hot. All beers were available and several were had including the amber; smooth and typical of a good amber and the excellent IPA - my favourite - lots of citrus and not-overpowering hops but nice and bitter up front and lingering on the palate. Very good beer served by a grumpy waiter. Sit outside to avoid the colossal noise level inside.

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Marble Brewery in Albuquerque, NM
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