Bars have become the meeting places of choice now that libraries, public parks, and desolate midnight crossroads are all under Prohibition. Enjoy a legal and delicious dalliance with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of American bar fare and pours at Allure Bar & Grill.
Featured in the Albuquerque Journal, Allure Bar & Grill houses American eats, a variety of brews, and a wealth of evening entertainment in its 5,000-square-foot space. Imbibers belly up to a 43-foot granite bar to swig one of 30 bottled brews, with bartenders pouring 13 beers on tap. The daytime menu brims with wraps and sandwiches such as the Monte Cristo, layered with turkey, ham, and cheddar atop texas toast before chefs dunk it in batter, deep-fry it, sprinkle it with powdered sugar, anoint it during an elaborate knighting ceremony, and serve the savory-and-sweet eat with a raspberry-jelly mélange ($6.95). The patty melt piles oozy swiss cheese and grilled onions atop a house-made patty enclosed in sourdough bread ($6.95), and, like all entrees, comes with a salad or fries in a choice of regular, sweet-potato, curly seasoned, or glow-in-the-dark varieties. The appetizer-heavy late-night menu spotlights queso dip served with house-made tricolored chips ideal for excavating cheesy caverns ($7.50). Nighttime diners can also get a head start on breakfast with scrambled eggs, hash browns, meat, and shredded cheddar stuffed inside a breakfast burrito's supple suitcase ($4.95).
Two cascading fire pits warm the outdoor patio, and customers’ dance moves heat up the floor during eventide hours. Kammo's Karaoke deploys to the bar each Thursday night from 9 p.m.–1 a.m., gifting nascent vocalists the chance to hone renditions of popular songs and ancient monastic chants.