Kellys Brew Pub
Before it was a restaurant and brewery, Kellys Brew Pub was the Jones Motor Company building. Throughout the 1940s and 50s, as travelers journeyed westward along Route 66, the building was one of the first Albuquerque sights that greeted them. Although Kellys has inhabited the space since 1999, its rich past still shines through. Vintage gas pumps rest on the outdoor patio, old photos and newspaper clippings adorn the walls, and the towering sign out front resembles the signage of an old gas station.
Kellys' menus routinely feature more than 20 of the beers brewed in-house, including everything from a citrusy, sessionable IPA to a hefty imperial stout with rich malt flavors. With pints firmly in their hands, visitors can sit back and catch a game on one of the 12 flat-screen televisions or pair their drinks with quick bites. The menu features internationally inspired fare, including enchiladas filled with green chilies and turkey and pub classics, such as half-pound Black Angus burgers made with beef from Harris Ranch Beef Company.
Kellys Brew Pub is dedicated to safeguarding the past. However, its ecofriendly practices make it clear the brewpub is also committed to protecting the future, like the microbrewers who spoke with Groupon Guide. Energy-efficient light bulbs keep Kellys' space illuminated. Discarded food becomes compost. The brewpub's owner even uses the deep fryers' leftover vegetable oil to fuel his truck and feed groves of plastic fruit trees.