Nexus satisfies every craving with the best beer, an unbelievable fusion of New Mexican Soul food. and top-notch service. Our goal is perfection and we hit it every time. Whether you are drinking the brews we craft in house or enjoying a half pound of smoked brisket in our smokehouse, we claim the title of best restaurant and brewery in Albuquerque because we’ve earned it.
What is New Mexican Soul Food? It’s the fusion of spicy New Mexican cuisine and to create one unbelievable flavor experience only available at our two locations in Albuquerque. Cajun chicken chicharrones are one of our most popular appetizers, made with hand-cut boneless chicken thighs, breaded or gluten-free, seasoned with cajun spices and fresh cilantro. Each crisp bite will make your tastebuds sing and make our diners say “wow!” Our massive nachos are piled high with house-made red or green chile, crisp lettuce, spicy pico de gallo and a dollop of sour cream and turn heads at every table when they’re delivered. And if you’re craving Mama’s beans and rice, you’ll love our fiery version made with Andouille sausage and spices.
Our second location, Nexus Blue Smokehouse, is for those who crave barbecue and perfectly smoked meats. Nexus Blue Smokehouse is the best restaurant in Albuquerque for brisket that is fall-apart tender, burnt ends that pair perfectly with our craft beer, for a big, old-fashioned barbecue spread, or that perfect pulled pork sandwich.
When you take two of the world’s most flavorful cuisines and combine them, you get something truly special. Count on Nexus to excite every sense with each bite and frosty pint. You’ll see vibrant colors and large portions on each plate. The aroma wafting off the hot food will make your mouth water. Your first bite will draw you in then send you to flavor town. And you’ll forget about the silverware when you’re eating our Chicken & Waffles or our barbecue ribs – there’s nothing better than crispy, crunchy battered chicken paired with a pillowy waffle or juicy finger-licking good ribs. And don’t forget the music – Blue Smokehouse present live, local music twice a week.
We are the one of the best restaurants and breweries in Albuquerque because we know it’s not just about food. It’s about that full experience and connection to heritage. Experience it all at Nexus Brewery & Restaurant and Nexus Blue Smokehouse, the best brewery & restaurant in Albuquerque.