Guide to Date Night in Albuquerque

Guide to Date Night | Albuquerque Moms BlogBetween work, kids, and daily household chores, a date night can fall by the wayside. They can feel overwhelming to plan. Who’s going to watch the kids? Don’t worry; we’ve got it handled. Our friends at ABQ Sitters make hiring a sitter nearly effortless and guarantee a great experience. They simplify the process of hiring a FUN, yet responsible and mature babysitter by interviewing and completing background checks on all sitters before they are ever sent to your home.

Now that you have a sitter, comes the second daunting question of date night. What are you going to do?

To make this easier, we have come up with 8 date night categories. We’ve listed some of our contributor’s favorite places in Albuquerque that we know you and your love are sure to enjoy. So schedule a date night, sync your calendars, call an ABQ Sitter, and get ready for some intentional quality time with your partner. 


There’s a reason that the dinner date is a classic. Great food brings people together and allows you to have an engaging conversation with your love. Here are some of our favorite restaurants around town that are sure to fill your bellies and bring you foodie joy.


There’s nothing sexier than someone with brains and a quick wit, right? Check out these date night ideas to appeal to your and your partner’s intellectual side.

  • Test your trivia skills and compete against others at various bars around town on their Geeks Who Drink nights. 
  • Check out Empire Board Game Library where you can play different board games (they have over 500) for only $3/hour per adult.
  • Get lost together in good books and browse a bookstore together. One of our favorites in town is Bookworks.
  • Do you love solving riddles and clues? Try out an escape room for a thrilling date night. There are many in town, such as New Mexico Escape Room or ABQ XCape Room.

As parents, we take take our kids to do a lot of fun things around town. However, it’s not always fun for us, especially if you have a cranky, sleepy kid in tow. Ditch the kids and get playful with your spouse with these suggestions.


One of our favorite things about living in Albuquerque is that we are surrounded by the most beautiful landscape. Enjoy the natural beauty with your partner and plan a date outdoors to truly enjoy the enchantment.


Whether you are headed out for a quick drink or extending your date night, enjoying a libation is a great, low-stress way to spend some quality time together. Albuquerque has tons of fantastic, local places to imbibe.

  • Albuquerque has exploded with new craft breweries. Visit a couple and order flights to try a lot of different beers and then rank them. One of our favorite places is Red Door Brewing.
  • Did you know New Mexico has a rich history of winemaking? Check out the tasting rooms at Casa Rodeña or Gruet Winery.
  • If you are wanting to venture out from beer and wine, try some of the local distilleries. Left Turn Distilling hosts fun events throughout the week and Broken Trail Spirits offers tours.

Get Pampered ABQ Moms Blog

Sometimes you just want to relax with your special someone. Treat yourself and your relationship to some R & R with some pampering.


Time to be entertained! Watching a great movie, play, or concert together can spark conversation for days and weeks to come and create some great memories.


sporty spice date night

A little competition is healthy for a couple. Bring some spice into your relationship by getting physical with one another in a sporty way.


Cheers to happy, healthy relationships! Have fun, moms and dads! 

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