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Launchpad, Albuquerque

Launchpad - Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Launchpad
618 Central Avenue Southwest, Albuquerque, NM 87102Map
+1 505 764 8887
Neighborhood: Downtown
AOL Travel Editor's Review

Albuquerque's best alt-rock venue, the Launchpad has been a blasting-off point for the careers of local heroes like The Shins, and it has hosted every reputable indie touring band for more than a decade. It looks tiny from the street, but has a surprising amount of space inside, with an upstairs balcony bar for folks who want to stay out of the fray. And it's a good hangout spot even before shows, with retro sci-fi décor, a pool table, a generous everything-half-price happy hour and a good selection of beers.

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