Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup and Friends
Jul
24
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup and Friends

Join us for Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup + Friends at VARA!

Our summer concert fun takes place here on our patio and yard every Wednesday. Come and get yourself situated and satiated with our hot and cold tapas, sangria, beer, or wine. Enjoy “$2-Off Drinks Happy Hour” from 5:00 - 7:00pm.

Chris Dracup + Friends will start at 7pm on the patio. $5 cover.

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Paella Friday
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

Paella Friday

Join us every Friday for live music, freshly prepared paella from Chef Javier Montano and Vara's signature Sangria prepared in-house with Vara wines. Summer evenings should be spent with friends, good food and great wine. Choose to sit on our patio and watch the sunset or cozy up in the tasting room. Bring your friends and your appetite. Salud!

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Vrunch @ VARA
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Vrunch @ VARA

It’s not breakfast, it’s not brunch. It’s Sunday Vrunch @ VARA!

Join us on Sundays, Noon-3pm for mimosas and a delicious selection of food including steak n’ eggs, and house cured salmon from Chef Javier Montano! Indoor and outdoor seating available.

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Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup and Friends
Jul
31
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup and Friends

Join us for Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup + Friends at VARA!

Our summer concert fun takes place here on our patio and yard every Wednesday. Come and get yourself situated and satiated with our hot and cold tapas, sangria, beer, or wine. Enjoy “$2-Off Drinks Happy Hour” from 5:00 - 7:00pm.

Chris Dracup + Friends will start at 7pm on the patio. $5 cover.

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Vrunch @ VARA
Jul
21
12:00 PM12:00

Vrunch @ VARA

It’s not breakfast, it’s not brunch. It’s Sunday Vrunch @ VARA!

Join us on Sundays, Noon-3pm for mimosas and a delicious selection of food including steak n’ eggs, and house cured salmon from Chef Javier Montano! Indoor and outdoor seating available.

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Paella Friday
Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

Paella Friday

Join us every Friday for live music, freshly prepared paella from Chef Javier Montano and Vara's signature Sangria prepared in-house with Vara wines. Summer evenings should be spent with friends, good food and great wine. Choose to sit on our patio and watch the sunset or cozy up in the tasting room. Bring your friends and your appetite. Salud!

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Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup and Friends
Jul
17
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup and Friends

Join us for Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup + Friends at VARA!

Our summer concert fun takes place here on our patio and yard every Wednesday. Come and get yourself situated and satiated with our hot and cold tapas, sangria, beer, or wine. Enjoy “$2-Off Drinks Happy Hour” from 5:00 - 7:00pm.

Chris Dracup + Friends will start at 7pm on the patio. $5 cover.

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Vrunch @ VARA
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Vrunch @ VARA

It’s not breakfast, it’s not brunch. It’s Sunday Vrunch @ VARA!

Join us on Sundays, Noon-3pm for mimosas and a delicious selection of food including steak n’ eggs, and house cured salmon from Chef Javier Montano! Indoor and outdoor seating available.

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Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup and Friends
Jul
10
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup and Friends

Join us for Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup + Friends at VARA!

Our summer concert fun takes place here on our patio and yard every Wednesday. Come and get yourself situated and satiated with our hot and cold tapas, sangria, beer, or wine. Enjoy “$2-Off Drinks Happy Hour” from 5:00 - 7:00pm.

Chris Dracup + Friends will start at 7pm on the patio. $5 cover.

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Vrunch @ VARA
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

Vrunch @ VARA

It’s not breakfast, it’s not brunch. It’s Sunday Vrunch @ VARA!

Join us on Sundays, Noon-3pm for mimosas and a delicious selection of food including steak n’ eggs, and house cured salmon from Chef Javier Montano! Indoor and outdoor seating available.

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Paella Friday
Jul
5
5:00 PM17:00

Paella Friday

Join us every Friday for live music, freshly prepared paella from Chef Javier Montano and Vara's signature Sangria prepared in-house with Vara wines. Summer evenings should be spent with friends, good food and great wine. Choose to sit on our patio and watch the sunset or cozy up in the tasting room. Bring your friends and your appetite. Salud!

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Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup and Friends
Jul
3
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup and Friends

Join us for Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup + Friends at VARA!

Our summer concert fun takes place here on our patio and yard every Wednesday. Come and get yourself situated and satiated with our hot and cold tapas, sangria, beer, or wine. Enjoy “$2-Off Drinks Happy Hour” from 5:00 - 7:00pm.

Chris Dracup + Friends will start at 7pm on the patio. $5 cover.

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Vrunch @ VARA
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

Vrunch @ VARA

It’s not breakfast, it’s not brunch. It’s Sunday Vrunch @ VARA!

Join us on Sundays, Noon-4pm for mimosas and a delicious selection of food including steak n’ eggs, and house cured salmon from Malaguena Latin Tapas! Indoor and outdoor seating available.

MENU

Steak n’ Eggs: oven-fried cauliflower, rocotto tomato sauce, shaved manchego and two eggs - poached or scrambled $15

House Cured Salmon: oven grilled asparagus, parsely mojo sauce, a poached egg with chorizo vinaigrette $12

Ceviche Mixto: hamachi yellow tail tuna, shrimp, charred lime, aji amarillo chile coconut juice, cucumber, onions and chicharonnes $15

Chicken Pinxto: garlic sherry marinated chicken skewers with salsa criollo $8

Papas Bravas: spicy fried yukon gold potatoes with smoked tomato aioli $5

Spring Salad: organic greens, strawberries, mint, goat cheese, almonds, pickled red onion, pomegranate vinaigrette $7

Spanish French Toast: cinnamon sugar, strawberries with cava whipped cream $7

Last food orders at 3pm

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Sangria + Paella Night
Jun
28
5:00 PM17:00

Sangria + Paella Night

Join us every Friday for live music, freshly prepared paella from Malaguena's Latin Tapas and Vara's signature Sangria prepared in-house with Vara wines. Spring and Summer evenings should be spent with friends, good food and great wine. Choose to sit on our patio and watch the sunset or cozy up in the tasting room. Bring your friends and your appetite. Salud!

Menu

Paella del Mar y Montana: saffron bomba rice, shrimp, chicken, chorizo, tomatoes, onions, green beans, parsley, lemon and aioli. Small $11 / Large $18

specific items may vary

Spanish Tapas Platter: manchego cheese with quince paste, hard Spanish chorizo, chef’s daily assortment, served with grilled bread. $14


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Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup + Friends
Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup + Friends

Join us for Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup + Friends at VARA!

Our summer concert fun takes place here on our patio and yard every Wednesday. Come and get yourself situated and satiated with our hot and cold tapas, sangria, beer, or wine all of which will be served at “$2-Off Happy Hour” between 5:00 - 7:00pm.

Chris Dracup + Friends will start at 7pm on the patio. $5 cover.

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Vrunch @ VARA
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Vrunch @ VARA

It’s not breakfast, it’s not brunch. It’s Sunday Vrunch @ VARA!

Join us on Sundays, Noon-4pm for mimosas and a delicious selection of food including steak n’ eggs, and house cured salmon from Malaguena Latin Tapas! Indoor and outdoor seating available.

MENU

Steak n’ Eggs: oven-fried cauliflower, rocotto tomato sauce, shaved manchego and two eggs - poached or scrambled $15

House Cured Salmon: oven grilled asparagus, parsely mojo sauce, a poached egg with chorizo vinaigrette $12

Ceviche Mixto: hamachi yellow tail tuna, shrimp, charred lime, aji amarillo chile coconut juice, cucumber, onions and chicharonnes $15

Chicken Pinxto: garlic sherry marinated chicken skewers with salsa criollo $8

Papas Bravas: spicy fried yukon gold potatoes with smoked tomato aioli $5

Spring Salad: organic greens, strawberries, mint, goat cheese, almonds, pickled red onion, pomegranate vinaigrette $7

Spanish French Toast: cinnamon sugar, strawberries with cava whipped cream $7

Last food orders at 3pm

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Vintage ABQ Family Style Spanish Brunch with Wine Pairing
Jun
23
11:30 AM11:30

Vintage ABQ Family Style Spanish Brunch with Wine Pairing

Join Vintage ABQ at VARA for a family-style Spanish Brunch and Wine Pairing on Sunday, June 23rd from 11am-2pm.

Vintage Albuquerque events are the perfect opportunity to learn by exploring a variety of wines in a fun, social environment. It’s also a chance to taste wines from all over the world without traveling or a passport. Our events aren’t about hints of this, notes of that. It’s about experiencing the world of wine in a friendly, approachable way. Sure, some may have a more sophisticated palate, but what it ultimately comes down to is finding something you like and enjoy it! With 5 fun and different days of events, you’ll excite all 5 senses. Choose one, choose them all!

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Sangria + Paella Night
Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

Sangria + Paella Night

Join us every Friday for live music, freshly prepared paella from Malaguena's Latin Tapas and Vara's signature Sangria prepared in-house with Vara wines. Spring and Summer evenings should be spent with friends, good food and great wine. Choose to sit on our patio and watch the sunset or cozy up in the tasting room. Bring your friends and your appetite. Salud!

Menu

Paella del Mar y Montana: saffron bomba rice, shrimp, chicken, chorizo, tomatoes, onions, green beans, parsley, lemon and aioli. Small $11 / Large $18

specific items may vary

Spanish Tapas Platter: manchego cheese with quince paste, hard Spanish chorizo, chef’s daily assortment, served with grilled bread. $14


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VARA's Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup + Friends
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

VARA's Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup + Friends

Join us for Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup + Friends at VARA!

Our summer concert fun takes place here on our patio and yard every Wednesday. Come and get yourself situated and satiated with our hot and cold tapas, sangria, beer, or wine all of which will be served at “$2-Off Happy Hour” between 5:00 - 7:00pm.

Chris Dracup + Friends will start at 7pm on the patio. $5 cover.

About Chris Dracup:

Chris Dracup is a life long New Mexico musician who began his performing career at the age of fifteen in his hometown of Taos. He has been a singer, songwriter and lead guitarist with some of the states most popular musical acts including The Muttz, The Rattle Cats, The Chris Dracup Trio, Tommy Elskes and Soul Kitchen. His most recent project :Funk of The West - is an energetic six piece dance band that combines authentic American blues and funk music with African polyrhythms.

Known for his soulful electric and acoustic blues guitar, Chris’ music draws on being comfortable in a wide range of musical styles. His acoustic slide guitar playing heavily reflects the southern delta blues tradition. His original songwriting and regular performance schedule have garnered him critical and popular acclaim and won him an enduring Southwestern fan base.

Chris Dracup has been a featured performer at some of the top regional music festivals including the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, Silver City Blues Festival, Madrid Blues Festivals, Thirsty Ear Festival, Trinidaddio Fest, Taos Solar Fest and more. He was featured prominently on a television ad campaign for Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico’s “You’ve got the Blues” and is also involved in commercial and film work.

He is often featured as an opener for concert acts touring through New Mexico, performing with a wide range of musical artists- everyone from George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars to Joe Walsh, Tori Amos, Taj Mahal, Richard Thompson, Shuggie Otis and many many more.

Voted Best Musician and best Solo Act multiple years by the Local IQ magazine- “Smart List” and Best Blues Artist by Albuquerque the Magazine- “Best of the Year” 2014.

“Dracup has a knack for hitting the blue notes others only dream of...” -Weekly Alibi

“... a blues mans blues man...” -The Albuquerque Journal

“The NMJW's official blues advisor...” -Ed Ullman, Director NM Jazz Workshop

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Vrunch @ VARA
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Vrunch @ VARA

It’s not breakfast, it’s not brunch. It’s Sunday Vrunch @ VARA!

Join us on Sundays, Noon-4pm for mimosas and a delicious selection of food including steak n’ eggs, and house cured salmon from Malaguena Latin Tapas! Indoor and outdoor seating available.

MENU

Steak n’ Eggs: oven-fried cauliflower, rocotto tomato sauce, shaved manchego and two eggs - poached or scrambled $15

House Cured Salmon: oven grilled asparagus, parsely mojo sauce, a poached egg with chorizo vinaigrette $12

Ceviche Mixto: hamachi yellow tail tuna, shrimp, charred lime, aji amarillo chile coconut juice, cucumber, onions and chicharonnes $15

Chicken Pinxto: garlic sherry marinated chicken skewers with salsa criollo $8

Papas Bravas: spicy fried yukon gold potatoes with smoked tomato aioli $5

Spring Salad: organic greens, strawberries, mint, goat cheese, almonds, pickled red onion, pomegranate vinaigrette $7

Spanish French Toast: cinnamon sugar, strawberries with cava whipped cream $7

Last food orders at 3pm

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Sangria + Paella Night
Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

Sangria + Paella Night

Join us every Friday for live music, freshly prepared paella from Malaguena's Latin Tapas and Vara's signature Sangria prepared in-house with Vara wines. Spring and Summer evenings should be spent with friends, good food and great wine. Choose to sit on our patio and watch the sunset or cozy up in the tasting room. Bring your friends and your appetite. Salud!

Menu

Paella del Mar y Montana: saffron bomba rice, shrimp, chicken, chorizo, tomatoes, onions, green beans, parsley, lemon and aioli. Small $11 / Large $18

specific items may vary

Spanish Tapas Platter: manchego cheese with quince paste, hard Spanish chorizo, chef’s daily assortment, served with grilled bread. $14


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VARA's Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup + Friends
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

VARA's Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup + Friends

Join us for Wine Up Wednesday with Chris Dracup + Friends at VARA!

Our summer concert fun takes place here on our patio and yard every Wednesday. Come and get yourself situated and satiated with our hot and cold tapas, sangria, beer, or wine all of which will be served at “$2-Off Happy Hour” between 5:00 - 7:00pm.

Chris Dracup + Friends will start at 7pm on the patio. $5 cover.

About Chris Dracup:

Chris Dracup is a life long New Mexico musician who began his performing career at the age of fifteen in his hometown of Taos. He has been a singer, songwriter and lead guitarist with some of the states most popular musical acts including The Muttz, The Rattle Cats, The Chris Dracup Trio, Tommy Elskes and Soul Kitchen. His most recent project :Funk of The West - is an energetic six piece dance band that combines authentic American blues and funk music with African polyrhythms.

Known for his soulful electric and acoustic blues guitar, Chris’ music draws on being comfortable in a wide range of musical styles. His acoustic slide guitar playing heavily reflects the southern delta blues tradition. His original songwriting and regular performance schedule have garnered him critical and popular acclaim and won him an enduring Southwestern fan base.

Chris Dracup has been a featured performer at some of the top regional music festivals including the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, Silver City Blues Festival, Madrid Blues Festivals, Thirsty Ear Festival, Trinidaddio Fest, Taos Solar Fest and more. He was featured prominently on a television ad campaign for Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico’s “You’ve got the Blues” and is also involved in commercial and film work.

He is often featured as an opener for concert acts touring through New Mexico, performing with a wide range of musical artists- everyone from George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars to Joe Walsh, Tori Amos, Taj Mahal, Richard Thompson, Shuggie Otis and many many more.

Voted Best Musician and best Solo Act multiple years by the Local IQ magazine- “Smart List” and Best Blues Artist by Albuquerque the Magazine- “Best of the Year” 2014.

“Dracup has a knack for hitting the blue notes others only dream of...” -Weekly Alibi

“... a blues mans blues man...” -The Albuquerque Journal

“The NMJW's official blues advisor...” -Ed Ullman, Director NM Jazz Workshop

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Vrunch @ VARA
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Vrunch @ VARA

It’s not breakfast, it’s not brunch. It’s Sunday Vrunch @ VARA!

Join us on Sundays, Noon-4pm for mimosas and a delicious selection of food including steak n’ eggs, and house cured salmon from Malaguena Latin Tapas! Indoor and outdoor seating available.

MENU

Steak n’ Eggs: oven-fried cauliflower, rocotto tomato sauce, shaved manchego and two eggs - poached or scrambled $15

House Cured Salmon: oven grilled asparagus, parsely mojo sauce, a poached egg with chorizo vinaigrette $12

Ceviche Mixto: hamachi yellow tail tuna, shrimp, charred lime, aji amarillo chile coconut juice, cucumber, onions and chicharonnes $15

Chicken Pinxto: garlic sherry marinated chicken skewers with salsa criollo $8

Papas Bravas: spicy fried yukon gold potatoes with smoked tomato aioli $5

Spring Salad: organic greens, strawberries, mint, goat cheese, almonds, pickled red onion, pomegranate vinaigrette $7

Spanish French Toast: cinnamon sugar, strawberries with cava whipped cream $7

Last food orders at 3pm

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Sangria + Paella Night
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

Sangria + Paella Night

Join us every Friday for live music, freshly prepared paella from Malaguena's Latin Tapas and Vara's signature Sangria prepared in-house with Vara wines. Spring and Summer evenings should be spent with friends, good food and great wine. Choose to sit on our patio and watch the sunset or cozy up in the tasting room. Bring your friends and your appetite. Salud!

Menu

Paella del Mar y Montana: saffron bomba rice, shrimp, chicken, chorizo, tomatoes, onions, green beans, parsley, lemon and aioli. Small $11 / Large $18

specific items may vary

Spanish Tapas Platter: manchego cheese with quince paste, hard Spanish chorizo, chef’s daily assortment, served with grilled bread. $14


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Wine Up Wednesday with Joanie Cere and Combo Special
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Wine Up Wednesday with Joanie Cere and Combo Special

Join us for Wine Up Wednesday with Joanie Cere and Combo Special.  

Our summer concert fun takes place here on our patio and yard every Wednesday. Come and get yourself situated and satiated with our hot and cold tapas, sangria, beer, or wine all of which will be served at $2-Off Happy Hour between 5:00 - 7:00pm.

Joanie Cere and Combo Special.  will start at 7pm out on the patio. $5 cover.

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Vrunch @ VARA
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Vrunch @ VARA

It’s not breakfast, it’s not brunch. It’s Sunday Vrunch @ VARA!

Join us on Sundays, Noon-4pm for mimosas and a delicious selection of food including steak n’ eggs, and house cured salmon from Malaguena Latin Tapas! Indoor and outdoor seating available.

MENU

Steak n’ Eggs: oven-fried cauliflower, rocotto tomato sauce, shaved manchego and two eggs - poached or scrambled $15

House Cured Salmon: oven grilled asparagus, parsely mojo sauce, a poached egg with chorizo vinaigrette $12

Ceviche Mixto: hamachi yellow tail tuna, shrimp, charred lime, aji amarillo chile coconut juice, cucumber, onions and chicharonnes $15

Chicken Pinxto: garlic sherry marinated chicken skewers with salsa criollo $8

Papas Bravas: spicy fried yukon gold potatoes with smoked tomato aioli $5

Spring Salad: organic greens, strawberries, mint, goat cheese, almonds, pickled red onion, pomegranate vinaigrette $7

Spanish French Toast: cinnamon sugar, strawberries with cava whipped cream $7

Last food orders at 3pm

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