Eats & Drinks

Live Racing


Enjoy your favorite cocktail or brew at the NEW MEXICAN BAR located at the north end of the first floor.
Open every day from 10:00 AM until the last simulcast race with Happy Hour Specials every day between 5 and 7 PM.  

The Paddock Grill opens daily at 10:00 AM.  The menu includes everything from popcorn, nachos and snacks to freshly grilled burgers, dogs, sandwiches and Mexican fare.

The VIP Room Bar is open every live race day with menu service and full bar.  During the off season  the room is open daily with bar service on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.

The Patio Bar is open on all live race days with walk-up or table service.  This is the perfect place to enjoy the races while sipping a cool one. Seating at picnic tables with umbrellas are free on a first-come, first-served basis.  The patio overlooks the paddock and the infield Jumbo Tron and is just around the corner from the apron mutuel line. 


Located at the south west corner of the second floor and is open every live race day.  You can find a convenient seat there or take your order to wherever you’re sitting.  Either way, the menu runs from chips and snacks to sandwiches, grilled burgers and Mexican food.  

Located on the south end of the second floor with a great view of the paddock, the Jumbo Tron and the track.  You’ll find full bar service with imported and domestic draft beers, cocktails and specialty drinks.


The Turf Club offers tiered box seating as well as tables on the upper level and seating at the horseshoe bar.  You’ll enjoy a view of the track, the Jumbo Tron and the racecourse while enjoying full menu and beverage service.  The menu offers sandwiches, steaks, appetizers and the popular Charcuterie Board for two.  This is the perfect place to bring a date, your clients or business friends, we’re open every live race day.

Daily admission is $10 per person or you can buy a table for the season

Spend an evening or an afternoon in the Jockey Club enjoying one of our signature cocktails, a juicy cooked-to-order steak, or other specialty menu items while overlooking the finish line, the track and a beautiful view of the sunset on the Sandia Mountains and the twinkling city lights.

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Fine Dining

The Crown Room is an elegant dining
experience tucked away in a quiet intimate
setting inside the New Downs.

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  • Over 700 casino slots
  • Live horse racing (seasonal) and daily simulcast racing and wagering
  • Live entertainment and 33 screens in the First Turn Lounge
  • Dining at its finest in our Crown Room
  • Casual dining in our Food Court and Downs Café

About the Downs

145 Louisiana Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Phone: 505.767.7171

Mailing Address:
PO Box 8510
Albuquerque, NM 87198

Hours of Operation

Building opens daily at 9:30am

Casino Hours:
Sunday: 10:00am to 1:00am
Monday: 10:00am to 1:00am
Tuesday: 10:00am to 1:00am
Wednesday: 10:00am to 1:00am
Thursday: 10:00am to 2:00am
Friday: 10:00am to 4:00am
Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00am