Lounges >Monte Vista Fire Sta Rstrnt
3205 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM | Directions 8710635.080582 -106.609210
Neighborhoods: Southeast, Nob Hill
Horrible - Will never go back – The waitstaff were awful. Service was slow. Food was mediocre. Our waitress double charged us and I have called repeatedly to have it dealt with, however there appears to be only ONE person in the entire restaurant that can fix it and they are apparently never there. But I have been told that the message will be "passed along", The bar was full of drunk idiots, the staff had little to no social skills whatsoever. I wouldn't come back here if you paid me to.
There are better places in ABQ – Every time I've been to this place the service is terrible and the bartenders have no social skill what so ever. There are much better places to go where the bartenders actually notice their patrons and serve them in a timely fashion. Being in the industry, I'm a patient person when it comes to waiting for a drink, but I finally had to draw the line after waiting 15 minutes for 2 cheap Bud Lights and witnessed several others post up next to me and get served before me. I'm only writing about this now b/c this is the 3rd time this has happened. DO NOT GO HERE. THEY SUCK!!!!!
things have changed, and not for the better – This place used to be cool because there were some cool bartenders and pretty decent food. Now all the good bartenders are gone and the food is gross. Too bad.
Fun but way to crowded and small – This bar is a really good time on tuesdays. However, the bar is about the size of somebody's bedroom. This bar is upstairs so you will frequently wait in line for a long time because they are over firecode up there. The service is good but they are always understaffed and the bar is way to small for the amount of people that are there. It could take you a long time to get drinks and once you get up there you might as well order a bunch cause you wont be getting back to the bar for a while. It gets really crowded, especially on tuesdays. Crowded like a houseparty in high school and college... like you cant move easily at all. Patio is really nice in the summer, but again crowded. Havent tried the food so i can't comment on it. Music is average. Mostly classic rock. I'd say give this bar a try but dont expect anything special.
Great Patio – Monte Vista is a great hang out all around. The patio is great in the summer time! If you like sweet drinks the rum runners are a must!
Almost.... a 10 – I don't understand most of these ratings, granted many places aren't perfect, Monte Vista isn't either. Monte Vista is a great place to relax, have drinks, and have a bite to eat. Almost everytime I'm there, it's a great time. Almost. Tuesdays draw in a crowd that resembles the line up from COPS, but other than that, great. I gave it 9's because there is always room for improvement.
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