4021 Central Ave Ne, Albuquerque, NM | Directions 8710835.079319 -106.599017
Neighborhoods: Southeast, Nob Hill
manager is a crabby man – Did not have fun here. The people were rude and they didn't treat me well and felt like an outsider.
Fun place to be. – Fun place to be if you like smoking. Good vibe and crowd doesn't get crazy
A lot better since managers changed – When I visited ASC 2-1/2 years ago, I was so offended by the harsh, loudmouth, power-bitch managers that I vowed never to go back. Since then the management changed for the better. The bar is a little cleaner, there are noticeably fewer professional drunks draped on the bar stools, and it's rare to see an under-aged UNM student with a fake ID. Sadly, they still have drag shows (no, lip synching is not a talent nor fun to watch), but only on Saturday nights so you can avoid it. And you can still smoke, including cigars. The current bartenders are much more friendly, although one or two of the old inhospitable bartenders still work there. It's a pleasant place to hang out. But it still doesn't have a definite personality. There's no theme decor, no gimmick, no unifying style. On a Friday night it almost feels like you crashed a low-budget wedding reception. Of the paltry 3 gay bars in Albuquerque, this is the one where you won't feel ripped off, and you'll actually feel welcomed. So definitely give it a try.
Love This Place! – My partner and I moved to Albuquerque in January of '08 and this place has become one of our favorite places to hang out. Especially on certain Friday nights when DJ Madie is there. She plays a wonderful mix of music from pop to country to house, etc.
This place may not be for you if you like a club scene with a lot of attitude and nothing but a bunch of 20-somethings hanging around posing! Otherwise, if you are looking for a place that is laid-back, serves inexpensive drinks in a comfortable atmosphere with friendly people, this is the place for you!
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