As gay and lesbian travel go, New Mexico tends to be popular among couples seeking romance, not singles on the make. Upscale, artsy towns like Santa Fe and Taos have little in the way of gay nightlife, and even the largest city, Albuquerque, has only a handful of gay bars and clubs, and a couple of longtime favorites have closed in recent years. For several years now, the city's best gay club. Gay Bars in Albuquerque with reviews, maps and photos.
Gay Albuquerque: The Heart of New Mexico. Rich in culture and landscape, Albuquerque is a beautiful place to experience the flavor of the Southwest. With Old Town Bed and Breakfasts to provide a taste of old adobe architecture and many delectable Southwest restaurants, plus an array of museums, Albuquerque makes a great travel getaway. The gay Albuquerque scene is low-key but visible. There isn't a distinctive neighborhood in the city with an overwhelming gay presence. However, the funky Nob Hill district, near the campus of the University of New Mexico, and bisected by Historic Route 66, has the greatest concentration of shops, restaurants, and bars popular with the LGBT community.
Best Gay Bars in Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Social Club, Twist ABQ, Sidewinders, Effex Nightclub Top 10 Best Gay Bars in Albuquerque, NM - Last Updated September 2019 - Yelp Yelp. Downtown Albuquerque offers different cultural festivals, all manner of restaurants, and specialty shops. Nightlife is abundant, and while most are not overtly gay, gay people are welcomed to a booming live music scene or to sip cocktails on a balcony. 1940’s-60’s urban chic, Route 66 (Central Ave), runs directly through Downtown.