Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Blog Feature- Daily Happy Hour Specials

Hey folks, it's been a while but we've been happy hour-ing all around town and have started a new blog feature. This page will give you all the daily drink & happy hour specials for each day of the week.

So get out there and enjoy happy hour! You deserve it!

Albuquerque's Daily Happy Hour & Drink Specials

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Margarita Day!

Does anyone still read this thing?

If so, please take note: according to this article, today is National Margarita Day.

As Burqueños, I feel we have an obligation to celebrate this holiday. Nearly every happy hour in town features a margarita special, so get out there!

I have personally been enjoying the happy hour specials at Garduño's quite frequently lately. In addition to $4.99 house margaritas, you can enjoy free bean dip and chilaquiles, half-price appetizers, and $0.50 taquitos. Assuming they don't consider National Margarita Day a happy hour-limiting holiday*, I'd recommend stopping by today!

More to come, maybe, eventually.

*The HH505 crew ventured to Garduño's at Winrock for a Valentine's Day celebration, only to discover that happy hour food prices were not valid on the "holiday." On Valentine's Day?!?! SERIOUSLY?!?! Negative points for Garduño's.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Check Out the New Local IQ

That's right friends, my favorite bartender/brother Andrew Martinez and my favorite local haunt the Monte Vista Fire Station will be featured in this week's Local IQ.

If you've been searching for a new and refreshing summer tequila drink he's mixed up a cocktail that will surely delight the taste buds. (I tried it last week and it is very awesome)

So don't forget to pick up this week's edition of Local IQ and go in on Thursdays to get a taste of this amazing drink!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Drinko de Mayo

It was a beautiful spring evening. As the pink glow of the sunset was cast upon the majestic Sandia Mountains, I had just turned in my final paper for the semester and was ready to get my drrriiiink on.

I convened with Spenatalie and Co. on the patio of Nob Hill Bar and Grill to begin our celebration of Mexico's heritage and pride.

This spring soiree had been in the plans for many days. It originally included me, Spenatalie, and our good friend Morgan (a single male lawyer from Harvard taking apps for a significant other). However, since we are so popular it eventually turned into a large gathering which included a notable local celebrity, Byron Morton.

We sat on the patio and enjoyed the perfect spring weather, cheap $2 well drinks, $5 margaritas, $1 off drafts and delish discounted appetizers.

Since it was Cinco de Mayo, I had to begin the evening with a margarita. While I am more of a fan of a blended margarita, this one was served on the rocks with a lightly salted rim. It was still excellent. I then switched to several diet coke and vodkas. I also enjoyed a trio of tostadas.

Our party began with three and ended with 10...all seated at a table for four. Our waiter did an excellent job of keeping our glasses full, stomachs satisfied, and checks separated.

The delicious, cheap food and drinks, amazing company and great customer service give this happy hour two thumbs up from me.

Moral of the story: *Dont go on Mondays but go every other day of the week.

* They are closed on Monday :(

Friday, May 7, 2010

Ibiza at Hotel Andaluz

After a long, tough week at work you deserve a cocktail. Sometimes you need tequila poppers and bar food and sometimes you need a fancy martini and want to feel like a VIP. If you're looking for option number two, Ibiza at Hotel Andaluz is a great choice.

Picture a rooftop patio overlooking the city, the pink sunset on the Sandia mountains and beautiful people sipping beautiful drinks. This is what you'll find during happy hour at Ibiza. (Note: The beautiful people here are not the "beautiful people" you'll find at ridiculous places like Imbibe. Ibiza caters to the downtown professional types. The popped collar and ghetto folks aren't the clientele.)

The specials tonight included $4 drafts, $5 well drinks and $6 Pomegranate Cucumber Martinis. Now I know that sounds strange but the martini was crisp, refreshing and just tart enough. We also moved from the patio to sit at the bar and were pleasantly surprised by the great service and enthusiastic staff inside as well.

Later in the evening Ibiza also doubles as a nightclub. More research on the nightclub aspect coming soon.

If you want to go a little more low key Andaluz has an open lounge area and cabana seating in the downstairs lobby. The lounge is open during the week and the cabanas can be reserved for special occasions. These are great for small groups. It's a quiet, intimate setting where you can actually hear the person sitting next to you. They also offer entertainment in the lounge. Check out the schedule here.

All in all, I'm really impressed with Hotel Andaluz and Ibiza. I'll definitely be recommending this for future outings.

Virgin Happy Hour- Limited Time Only!

SO I just found out that Starbucks is currently doing a Frappuccino Happy Hour promotion - half price Frappuccinos every day from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. through May 16.

BONUS- Starbucks has recently made Frappuccinos more customizable for those of us who don't want 500 calories with our mid-afternoon icy caffeine treats. So if your liver needs a break from our traditional happy hour recommendations, and you can get off work before 5:00, head to your local Starbucks for a creamy, fatty, frozen treat.

IN OTHER NEWS we ventured to Nob Hill Bar and Grill for Happy Hour- Cinco de Mayo edition, but I promised MG I'd let him post on that experience. So, to MG- hurry it up already!