Chama River Micro Bar


106 2nd St SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102-3302
United States

(505) 842-8329 | map

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ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

It's a tiny space. There's absolutely no ambiance here at all. It's not far from drinking in a college dorm room.

Occasionally, a good seasonal beer will make its way here, but with the limited taps, you're not going to find much.

The servers can be cool or they can be on their holier-than-thou business and act bothered by your presence and requests.

The crowd is usually a bunch of regulars, so you'll certainly make some heads turn when you enter.

Overall, Chama River's beers are usually middle-of-the-road, and that's what you'll find here.

Sep 23, 2014
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jhines18 from New Mexico

3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Great beer, cool location. It’s a hole in the wall in downtown Albuquerque, but rather than detract from its ambiance, the crowded room with window sill seating is awesome. Walk around the corner for some take out Thai. Great specials at a great older Albuquerque brewery.

Jun 20, 2013
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jdense from Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Visited 2.16.11.

Located in Downtown Albuquerque, the Micro Bar is a small hole in the wall outpost of the Chama River Brewery which is located on the far north end of town. The difference between the two is like night and day. CRB is an upscale brewpub, while the Micro Bar is a small 6-8 tap handle bar appealing to mostly regular locals. The afternoon $3 pint special make this an even more appealing option, especially if you are doing business in the downtown region. It's quite small, a six stool bar and about six tables. The time I visited it was very crowed, fairly boisterous and friendly bar. No food to speak of, although I understand a number of local restaurants will deliver. Parking is hit or miss, I was lucky and found a spot around the corner, though with the theater district, etc. nearby parking could be tough. Only Chama River beers on tap, and they are all of fairly good quality. Bar staff was fairly quick to pour but not ultra-knowledgeable. If you like your Chama River products with a bit of scruff to them, this makes more sense than the main outpost which has more of a monied yuppy feel than I like. Bonus is proximity to Marble Brewing for beer tourists.

Jul 05, 2011
Chama River Micro Bar in Albuquerque, NM
Place rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 6 ratings