Vernon's Speakeasy

vernonRecognized as one of the Most Secret Restaurants in the Country by USA Today, and The Daily Meal, Vernon’s entry is very unassuming and hidden behind a black door in a dark corner of the shopping center with a faint red light above. To gain entry, diners must knock and provide their password to the goomba through the peephole. Once inside, Vernon's transports you to a bygone era of Speakeasy splendor. This elegant restaurant boasts a cozy and intimate dining area with slick black diamond plaster walls, rich red planked ceilings, and first class music. Vernon’s has won numerous local and national awards including being named “Best Steakhouse” by the readership of all three local Albuquerque publications including Albuquerque the Magazine, Local IQ, and the Weekly Alibi. Additional noteworthy awards include Vernon’s at the top of numerous lists as one of the most romantic restaurants in the country by AOL’s and

In addition to fine dining excellence and extraordinary ambiance, Vernon’s Black Diamond Lounge is the premier live music club in New Mexico featuring great acts seven days a week. The Black Diamond Lounge was included in the list of Albuquerque’s top ten bars by British publication, The Guardian.

Vernon’s also boasts an exclusive VIP Club where members enjoy a wonderful range of perks and benefits including but not limited to: thumb reader private entry, unlimited car service to and from the restaurant, name plaque, access to the VIP Bar and Patio, preferred reservations and table selection, package liquor sales, exclusive VIP events and parties and the like.

For more information about Vernon’s, Vernon’s Black Diamond Lounge and it’s music schedule, and PRIME visit our portal at:

Dining Reservations
4:30pm - 9:30pm nightly


Vernon’s Black Diamond Lounge, in the heart of Albuquerque’s North Valley is the premier venue for live music in Albuquerque. Vernon’s is home to the city’s most popular acts, new discoveries and special surprise visits from touring national and international acts.

Hidden behind a dark door with only a red light to mark it’s location, this modern speakeasy, with its sparkling, black diamond walls and red velvet curtains will lure you into a lovely den of artisan cocktails, savory appetizers, intoxicating music, and an egalitarian entry fee to boot.

Black Diamond Lounge
4:30pm - close nightly

Cocktail Hours
Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Friday - Saturday Night: 9pm - 11pm

Cafe 6855

Featuring delicious lunch as well as weekend brunch, Café 6855 is the sister restaurant to Vernon's Speakeasy. Come and enjoy a tantalizing cocktail or smooth glass of wine to compliment your meal. Shhh! You can even order Vernon's steaks at lunch and brunch!

Cafe 6855 Website

Mon-Fri 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sat & Sun 9:00am - 3:00pm