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Craft Beer Times | Indulge in the Perfect Pairing: Soul Food and Cream Ale in ABQ!

Indulge in the Perfect Pairing: Soul Food and Cream Ale in ABQ!

Indulge in the Perfect Pairing: Soul Food and Cream Ale in ABQ!

The Eateries of Albuquerque

Albuquerque’s Food Scene

Albuquerque is known for a lot of things: hot air balloons, Breaking Bad, and the Sandia Mountains. However, what often goes unnoticed is the incredible food scene that the city has to offer. From New Mexican cuisine to international flavors, there’s something for everyone.

Soul Food and More

One standout restaurant that has gained a lot of attention recently is “The Last Call” located downtown Albuquerque. With its southern-inspired menu and craft beer selection, it’s the perfect spot for anyone looking for comfort food. The menu offers classics like fried chicken, hush puppies, and collard greens, as well as some more unique options like “pig wings” and chicken and waffles. And with over 40 different beers on tap, there’s no shortage of options to wash it all down.

Another must-visit spot for foodies is “Mary & Tito’s Cafe.” This family-owned New Mexican restaurant has been serving traditional dishes like carne adovada and posole since 1963. Located on the west side of the city, “Mary & Tito’s” has developed a loyal following over the years and has even been featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.”

Cream Ale and More

But what’s soul food without a cold beer to go with it? Luckily, Albuquerque has a thriving craft beer scene, and there are plenty of options for beer lovers. One local favorite is Marble Brewery, located in the heart of Downtown. With a wide selection of beers, including the popular “Double White” and “Red Ale,” Marble is the perfect place to grab a drink after a long day.

For those looking for something a little different, “La Cumbre Brewing Co.” offers a unique twist on traditional beers. Their “Elevated IPA” and “Project Dank” have both won awards in national beer competitions, and their seasonal brews are always worth trying.

The Ultimate Combo

And of course, what could be better than enjoying soul food and beer together? “The Craftroom” offers just that. This gastropub located in the Nob Hill neighborhood serves up comfort food favorites like mac and cheese and meatloaf, paired with a rotating selection of local beers. And with a cozy atmosphere and friendly staff, it’s the perfect spot for a laid-back night out.


Albuquerque’s food and drink scene is truly something to behold. Whether you’re in the mood for soul food and beer or something a little more high-end, there’s something for everyone. So next time you’re in town, be sure to check out some of these local favorites. You won’t be disappointed.


Dustin is a writer about craft beer and a professional brewer in the city of Chicago. He has written for several magazines and has over a decade of experience in the beer industry. He is currently working on a book about the history of beer in Chicago.

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