Alien Brew Pub

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

6601 Uptown Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87110-4207
United States

(505) 884-1116 | map

Notes: Formerly ABQ Brew Pub
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Reviews by lordofthewiens:
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This place has been open for a year and a half. I can't believe someone from the East coast is writing the first review.

Located in a small shopping mall, ABQ Brewpub is right next door to Uptown Sports Bar. I didn't go into Uptown, but I would imagine that place is more for the sports fanatic who doesn't care whar he/she drinks, and ABQ is for the more discriminating beer drinker.

Typically southwestern on the outside, with a patio that has a half dozen tables or so. Large U-shaped bar with TVs over the bar. Wood walls, some sheetrock painted red. High ceiling. Prints on the walls, barrels arranged over the seating area. Tables and high tops in the rather small seating area. A wall of mugs against the wall. Large variety of mugs, which turned out to be for the mug club members. Sounds like a good deal to be a member. $20 per year gets you 22oz pours and a free growler. One minor gripe: the bar has chill discs to keep your beer cold. Ugh.

There were 11 Sierra Blanca beers on tap and 3 ABQ brewpub beers on tap. I had a couple SB 420 IPAs and enjoyed them. Sampled the SB chile beer, which was better than I thought it would be, and also sampled the ABQ Black IPA. I'm not a big Black IPA fan, but this was a pleasant surprise. Smooth, not so much of the piney hops.

I didn't try any of the food.

Our server was good.

I hope to get back to this place during my visit to Albuquerque.

Aug 25, 2011
More User Reviews:
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Edie from Oklahoma

3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Aug 15, 2017
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Apr 18, 2016
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nobullbob from New Mexico

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Feb 26, 2014
Alien Brew Pub in Albuquerque, NM
Brewery rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 10 ratings