Nob Hill has a great variety of stores and restaurants that are unique to the 505.
Take a look at these spotlights highlighting how these businesses came to be, what they offer, and why you should check them out for yourself.
Empire Board Game Library
Nob Hill is known for it’s unique spots for fun and entertainment, and Empire Board Game Library has plenty of it! With a collection of over 500 games for visitors to choose from and play as well as much more available for purchase, there is no other place in all of Albuquerque that you could find all these board games. If you’re looking for something a little different to keep you and your friends excited before or after a night out, make sure to stop by Empire at 3503 Central Ave NE and play until your heart’s content!
We Know Video Games
We’re happy to welcome one of Nob Hill’s newest additions to the community, We Know Video Games! Owner and video game lover Michael Brown started We Know Video Games by selling video games from his collection online, and after initially setting up shop in a mall kiosk now owns four locations including this newest one in Nob Hill, Albuquerque. Aiming to get away from the limitations of being in malls and to create greater community involvement, We Know Video Games hosts events nearly every day encouraging people to come together and hang out in their awesome space in Nob Hill. With their ability to beat the prices of their large competitors while also thinking locally and facilitating a diverse community of video game lovers, we’re happy to have We Know Video Games in the neighborhood!
V Roast Bistro
Welcome V Roast Bistro to the neighborhood in our newest Business Spotlight! The owners moved from their previous location near UNM to Nob Hill and have been offering their delicious air roasted coffee and a tasty all vegan menu to the district ever since! V Roast uses an on-site roasting process that’s cleaner than mainstream coffee roasting technology which makes them the spot for some of the healthiest and freshest coffee in Nob Hill. Stop by and say hello, and make sure to grab a cold brew or the 007!
Lumen: Mind Body Float
We’re excited to share with you another great Nob Hill business. Lumen: Mind Body Float is a whole-body wellness and optimization spa. Lumen owner, Dan, has been involved with the Nob Hill district for years beginning with his music career when he played live gigs at the venues in the area. Fast forward to today- he’s brought advanced technologies and progressive strategies to rejuvenating the mind and body. Take a breather and stop by the shop!
Sachi Organics is a local business that has been in Nob Hill for 36 years. Lois and her son Niccolo have focused on handcrafting all-natural and organic home goods, and this video really gives you a sense of the time and thought they put into their products.
Come to Nob Hill and experience the incredibly comfortable and calming environment at Sachi Organics.
Helix Coffee and Yoga
Rise and shine at Helix Coffee and Yoga! One of Nob Hill’s newest additions is a husband and wife team, Vincent and Kristen, who combined their passions for coffee and yoga (hence the helix) to provide a space where community can connect and interact similar to traditional European coffee houses.
ABQ Luggage and Zipper Repair
ABQ Luggage and Zipper Repair is a Nob Hill business that started in 1988. Self-taught owner, Joel Grieshaber, opened up shop in Nob Hill to repair broken items as an alternative to throwing them out, explaining that he was probably “green” before it was cool. ABQ Luggage and Zipper Repair works on a wide range of items, including purses, jackets, golf bags, and much more! Stop by the shop to find out if Joel can fix your broken zippers, or just to say hello to their friendly shop dog, Sadie.
Moxi Hair Studio
Moxi Hair Studio is a #womenowned small business with an eye for providing a great client experience. They can spruce up your look while giving you a little more “moxie” to face your day! Check it out in this Nob Hill Business Spotlight! #supportlocal #shoplocal #nobhillabq#albuquerque
Tractor Brewing Company
Tractor Brewing Company is a perfect example of a great Nob Hill business. They partner with artists, musicians, and other businesses to create a comfortable yet unique experience. Nob Hill neighbors and visitors alike find a home there and did you know you can order food from Slice Parlor or Flying Star Cafe and have it delivered to Tractor? Check it all out in our newest Nob Hill Business Spotlight!
ChocolateDude in Nob Hill is the sweetest spot to indulge in a hand-made chocolate covered something, grab a cup of coffee, and hang with the coolest staff around.
Nob Hill Bar & Grill
Nob Hill Bar & Grill has a new cocktail menu! Owner Nicole Kapnison grew up in the Nob Hill restaurant business so it was only fitting that she would take the helm of this neighborhood favorite. Check it all out our new business spotlight and make sure to stop in and see We Are This City‘s art show!
The Yarn Store
The Yarn Store at Nobhill is one of the most unique businesses around! The vibrant colors alone make it worth a stop. Check out our newest Nob Hill Business Spotlight!
The Fragrant Leaf
Working in Asia, Robin fell in love with the experience of tea. Her experience compelled her to share her passion about tea through The Fragrant Leaf. A tea boutique with a special curated collection of teas from the best tea producing countries.
Visit this unique shop to learn about tea, enjoy a sit down tea service, or purchase some tea to warm you at home on a cold day. Check it all out in this Nob Hill Business Spotlight!
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Kaktus Brewing Co and World Traveler Cafe
Kaktus Brewing Company Inc. Nob Hill and World Traveler Cafe have a symbiotic relationship bringing education, health, and a balanced lifestyle to Nob Hill through organic food, artisanal coffee, and locally brewed beer. Check out the amazing views from the rooftop patio and comfortable environment inside in this Nob Hill Business Spotlight!
Andy & Edie
Andy & Edie was named after artist Andy Warhol and his muse, fashion model, Edie Sedgwick. Together they were a perfect blend #whereartmeetsfashion. This unique boutique brings edgy fashion and art to Albuquerque at an affordable price. Check out this beautiful shop in this Nob Hill Business Spotlight!
Nob Hill Shoe Repair
Nob Hill Shoe Repair has been in the neighborhood for 68 YEARS! One of the reasons they have lasted so long is their strong commitment to excellence in everything they do. Learn all about these true craftsmen in this Nob Hill Business Spotlight!
Israel moved into the neighborhood to open The Shop so he could be part of the Nob Hill community. He uses only local ingredients to make some of the best food in town. When you eat at The Shop you know your money will stay in the local economy.
Max’s Magic Shop and Theatre
Max’s Magic Shop cater to all levels of magicians and Max puts on mind-bending magic shows in his theatre weekly from Wednesday – Saturday!
Whether you’re a novice or a professional, Guitar Vista has everything you need to play your best. Pro tip: When you drop in make sure to ask Stan about his experience at the Newport Folk Festival when Dylan went electric!
Albuquerque has a specific laid back aesthetic and Izzy Martin works hard to cater to that style while choosing brands that produce quality garments in an ethical atmosphere.
A Celebration of Love Wedding Chapel
Reverend Pearl’s love for true love is evident. She has met many couples, young to old, walk down her aisle or even through the drive up window. This chapel shows how much Nob Hill truly has to offer.
Stone Mountain Bead Gallery
Stone Mountain Bead Gallery has drawn in customers from all over the world with its amazing collection of beads and gem stones. Make sure to drop by and visit their sweet cat Purrl!
Debra and Lyndsay, Retail Therapy’s owners, use their own inspiring stories and passion for retail to bring healing to the people who need it.
[ For more on Debra and Lyndsay’s story check out the Albuquerque Journal article here.]
P’tit Louis Bistro
This bistro transports you to Paris, France and back in time, as they serve you French Cuisine from the 1920’s in an elegant restaurant that mirrors what you would see in France.
Ojo offers a range of eyewear that elevates artistic expression, and widely draws their vision from the fashion, culture, and architecture of modern Santa Fe style.