Albuquerque Travel Guide For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Visitors
The Gay and Lesbian Friendly Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town is an Official TAG Approved Hotel -During your stay in Albuquerque choose one of the few official TAG-Approved hotels in the area. Hotel Albuquerque is honored to welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered travelers to our boutique minority and locally-owned hotel in Albuquerque.
You're sure to be welcomed and relaxed in our historically - designed environs with modern comforts including free WiFi, lush resort-style outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, business and fitness center. Visit Café Plazuela & Cantina serving fresh regional New Mexican and American dishes. If fine dining is more your taste, make an evening
at Cristobal's to experience fine dining in a southwestern ambiance.
Albuquerque Gay and Lesbian Oriented Events and Community Resources -Albuquerque is full of fun events for all types, be sure to see our Events Calendar page to find out the most notable Albuquerque Featured Events. Following is a listing of notable Albuquerque LGBT community events and organizations
Albuquerque Lesbian and Gay-Friendly LGBT Neighborhoods -Albuquerque doesn't have a particular gay neighborhood, but rather the city as whole offers shopping and entertainment for people of all tastes. Check out some of Albuquerque's liveliest neighborhoods that are enjoyable for the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered travelers:
Historic Old Town -Just steps out of our door is Historic Old Town Albuquerque, the oldest part of the city that was built in the 1700s. Explore the rustic mission-style San Felipe de Neri Church and enjoy the seven world-class museums in the area covering everything from art, history to science and nature. Old town has over 100 shops and boutiques filled with Native American and Spanish jewelry and art as well as a variety of restaurants. Get your turquoise and silver jewelry or Indian rugs and pottery fix by purchasing directly from the artists who sell in Old Town. www.albuquerqueoldtown.com
Nob Hill -This diverse, eclectic and boutique neighborhood is the home lively local café's, custom boutique shops, contemporary art galleries and intimate theaters and features many street-fairs throughout the year. www.rt66central.com
Downtown -The center of the city's hottest nightlife and entertainment district features nightclubs, bars and theaters and restaurants as well as a few shops and notable contemporary galleries. www.downtownabq.com
Uptown -This is the perfect place to find name brand clothing and accessories and to enjoy fun fresh eateries. This upscale area consists of two major shopping districts where you can find that fun outfit for a night on the town. www.simon.com/mall/?id=1345 and www.coronadocenter.com
Best Gay Bars in Albuquerque -Albuquerque is very tolerant and diverse and many nightclubs and bars in the city are gay-friendly. Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town for some of the hottest night-clubs in Albuquerque: QBar and Casa Esencia. QBar was voted as Albuquerque's "Swankiest Bar", "Best Lounge," "Best Cocktail," "Best Happy Hour" and "Best Ladies Night."
Hotel Albuquerque is also home to Casa Escencia open only on Friday nights for very upscale urban clubbing. Both are two of the best places to start or finish your evening with our fun and experienced mixologists and trendy, comfortable lounge atmosphere. Check out our sister property at Nativo Lodge has a great bar to help start your night off right. During the Summer months, Nativo Lodge also hosts a hookah lounge in their outdoor tee pee by their pool.
The following are Albuquerque's most popular, exclusive gay and lesbian bars and nightclubs in town: