The mostly complete guide to New Year’s Eve/Day brewery hours

Light some fireworks, drink some beers, and bid 2021 good riddance!

With New Year’s Eve and Day upon us, we thought it would be a good idea to put together a guide to all the altered closing and opening times at local breweries, just as we did for Christmas Eve and Day.

Unlike the previous holiday, the majority of breweries are staying open on New Year’s Day, and many are also staying open past midnight on New Year’s Eve. Naturally, bad weather is forecast to hit Friday night, so be extra careful if you do go out and about. Otherwise, grab those beers early, head home, hunker down, and watch whichever mindless TV special you prefer (or one of the 18 million ubiquitous bowl games that always seem to be on ESPN these days).

See any we have missed? Please contact us ASAP so we can update this list.

  • Boese Brothers: Friday and Saturday–closed
  • Bombs Away: Friday–closing at 5 p.m., Saturday–closed
  • Bosque, all locations: Friday–closing at 8 p.m. (kitchens will close at 7:30), Saturday–normal hours
  • Bow & Arrow: Friday and Saturday–normal hours
  • Bow & Arrow Rambler Taproom (Farmington): Friday and Saturday–normal hours
  • Boxing Bear, all locations: Friday–closing at 8 p.m., Saturday–normal hours
  • Brew Lab 101: Friday and Saturday–normal hours
  • B2B Garden Brewery: Friday–normal hours, Saturday–closed
  • Canteen, both locations: Friday and Saturday–normal hours
  • Casa Vieja: Friday and Saturday–normal hours
  • Differential: Friday–closing at 2 a.m., Saturday–normal hours
  • Enchanted Circle in the 505: TBA
  • Ex Novo: Friday and Saturday–normal hours
  • Gravity Bound: Friday and Saturday–normal hours
  • Harmon Lane/Southwest Grape and Grain: Friday–closing at 5 p.m., Saturday–closed
  • High and Dry: Friday–closing at 8 p.m., Saturday–closed
  • Hops: closed through this coming Tuesday
  • JUNO: Friday–closing at 2 a.m., Saturday–normal hours
  • Kaktus: closed until January 10 (new brewing equipment installation)
  • Kilt Check: TBA
  • La Cumbre: Friday–closing at 8 p.m., Saturday–closed
  • La Reforma: Friday–open normal hours, Saturday–closed
  • Late Shift at The Craftroom: Friday and Saturday–normal hours
  • Lava Rock: TBA
  • Lizard Tail Heights: Friday–normal hours, Saturday–closed
  • Lizard Tail Industrial: Friday–closing at 6 p.m. (no food service), Saturday–closed
  • Lizard Tail Nob Hill: Friday–closing at 6 p.m., Saturday–closed
  • Marble, all locations: Friday–closing at 9 p.m., Saturday–normal hours
  • Moonwalk Bev at 505 Central: Friday–closing at 1 a.m.
  • Nexus: Friday–closing at 4 p.m., Saturday–closed
  • Nexus Blue Smokehouse: Friday–normal hours, Saturday–closed
  • Palmer Brewery and The Taproom at Old Town: Friday–closing at 8 p.m., Saturday–closed
  • Ponderosa: Friday–closing at 5 p.m., Saturday–normal hours
  • Quarter Celtic, both locations: Friday–normal hours, Saturday–closed
  • Red Door Downtown: Friday–closing at 1 a.m.
  • ReSource: Friday–closing at 7 p.m., Saturday–normal hours
  • Rio Bravo: Friday–closing at 7 p.m., Saturday–open 2-10 p.m.
  • Rumor: Friday and Saturday–normal hours
  • Sidetrack: Friday–closing at 6 p.m., Saturday–normal hours
  • Sobremesa: (UPDATED) Saturday–closed
  • Starr Brothers: TBA
  • Steel Bender: Friday–normal hours, (UPDATED) Saturday–opening late at 2 p.m.
  • Thirsty Eye: Friday–closing at 10 p.m., Saturday–closed
  • The 377: TBA
  • Toltec: TBA
  • Tractor Wells Park: Friday–closing at 1 a.m., Saturday–normal hours
  • Tractor Nob Hill: Friday–closing at 2 a.m., Saturday–normal hours
  • Tractor Westside: Friday–closing at 12:30 a.m., Saturday–normal hours
  • Tractor Los Lunas: Friday–closing at 10 p.m., Saturday–normal hours
  • Turquoise Trail: Friday and Saturday–closed
  • Turtle Mountain: Friday–normal hours, Saturday–closed
  • Turtle Mountain North: Friday and Saturday–open 3 to 9 p.m.

As for the breweries we cover in Week Ahead in Beer outside the Albuquerque metro area, we have heard back from the majority about their hours. The rest we will update as they pop up in our inbox.

  • Beer Creek: Friday and Saturday–normal hours
  • Chile Line: TBA
  • Hidden Mountain: Friday and Saturday–normal hours
  • Rowley Farmhouse Ales: Friday and Saturday–normal hours
  • Santa Fe Brewing, all locations: TBA
  • Second Street, all locations: Friday–closing at 8 p.m.
  • Tumbleroot: Friday–closed for ticketed event, Saturday–closed
  • Bathtub Row: Friday and Saturday–normal hours
  • Little Toad Creek Silver City: Friday–closing at 1:30 a.m., Saturday–normal hours
  • Little Toad Creek Las Cruces: Friday–closing at 1 a.m., Saturday–normal hours
  • Red River Brewing: Friday–closing at 12:30 a.m., Saturday–normal hours
  • Sierra Blanca: Friday–closing at 6 p.m., Saturday–closed
  • Truth or Consequences, both locations: Friday–closing at midnight

For a list of which breweries will have parties Friday, or hangover brunches Saturday, please check the most recent edition of The Week Ahead in Beer.

Have a happy and safe weekend, everyone!

— Stoutmeister

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