Back Alley Draft House

215 Central Ave, Albuquerque, NM, 87102, United States
(505) 766-6973
Latitude: 35.08384, Longitude: -106.64565


Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.50 | Atmosphere: 3.50 | Service: 4.50
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colin (96)
Monday 6th of October 2014 01:10:35 PM
The location on the map is slightly wrong: the address is 215 Central Ave SW, so it's west of the railroad tracks, at the back of New York Pizza Department. You enter from a parking lot.
The space is what I like to call "rough." There is plenty of seating, the floors are concrete, they've got a small bar, two TV's and very little for decor aside from bags of grain stacked up. The brick walls make the ceiling feel lower, but it's a low ceiling. I don't know if this was a storage space before, but it seems like it was.
They had four house beers on tap when I visited: IPA, red, Oktoberfest and something that I don't recall. The Oktoberfest was very good. Everyone's doing them now, so it's hard to differentiate yourself, and this was not really special in any way, just good and true to the style. Had a bit of a nutmeg smell but nothing like that in the actual taste. Nice body too. The IPA was fine. I think, in comparison to other local IPAs, it wouldn't really stand up, but it's definitely drinkable.
Their guest taps are very good. They have quite a few locals, including Nexus (the only bar to have them on tap) and some other top-notch regional crafts, as well a couple of international beers.
Most were $4, a few others were $5 and the fancy ones were $7. Good prices, overall.
The place up front will deliver to the bar. It's mostly pizzas, but they have salads and calzones. I didn't eat this time, but I had been to the pizza place a couple of times before, and it's good. That's their only food.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 3.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A

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