I know I know this is chowhound not boozehound, but I've read the posts I could find about eating in Albuquerque but where should I go for a drink?
I tend to avoid, sportsbars, themed bars, chains, and the like, I can go high end (new 'mixology or retro cocktails is ok - but I do live in New York so maybe not) but I really like dive bars, I guess a college crowd is ok, but more grad school and less baseball hat, you know?
I hope this makes a link of sense. Oh if they serve food, so much the better, a green chille gastropub perhaps?
Oh and I am in town for the weekend for a conference so near downtown is best.
Thanks in advance!