You are right, tonight was not my first visit to the Chama River Brewing Company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It wasn't even my second and it certainly won't be my last.
Chama River is a happening place around Happy Hour. Tonight our group met and filled the meeting room just behind the bar. With the Mets playing the Dodgers and 45 people in a room set for 25, you can imagine the chaos! It was fun and it was loud.
Our server, who was expecting 25, did a great job of keeping up with our musical chair movement and random ordering. He was on top of it and managed to not only get drinks and food for everyone, but he also had the checks out to each of us fairly quickly so that we could each pay and leave at a decent hour. After all, it's a work night!
Chama River has a good menu including steak, seafood, pasta and sandwiches, great service, a solid wine list and since they are the Chama River BREWING Company, they also have great beers: award-winning, hand crafted ales and lagers brewed by their own brewers. The ambiance is upscale casual and the outdoor fireplace just adds to the fun. The dinner entree pricing is on the expensive side but you can enjoy an appetizer or soup/salad and beverage for $15. Tonight their chili was smokin' hot and I enjoyed every fiery spoonful.
Off of I-25 at Jefferson, Chama River Brewing Company. They have it all and I am once again enchanted.