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O'Niell's Heights Calendar

December 2019 Events – Heights

Join us for new Martini Tuesdays – every Tuesday, pick the FANCIEST, CRAZIEST Teller Vodka martini you can think up, or have our bartenders whip you up something special - for only $8!

Brewery of the Month – Firestone Walker! 

Featured Artist Group of the Month: Suki Willoughby of “Wine Down with Art”

          From December 1st – December 29th, come enjoy the work of our featured artist of the month - Suki Willoughby. Suki has studied the arts throughout her life. Early in life as a student, she studied all manner of subjects and was awarded the Maestas mentorship program. She acted as the apprentice to the renowned late master artist Louis Maestas. 

“Wine Down with Art,” Suki’s pet project and gift to the community, was started in 2015 in Albuquerque. Suki loves teaching a room full of excited art lovers, and adding some wine or other alcohol always helps too. While living in Albuquerque, she’s started a 4-year study program under the three great masters Maestas, Susan Marshall and Zhang Wen Xin. During the day, she does therapy for 14 assisted living and rehab facilities, teaching art and watercolor to the community.

Her original pieces will be hanging at our pub from 11am to 12am every day during the show. Individual pieces are always available for sale by cash or check.

December 1st 

  • Larry Freedman – Live Music, 4-7pm

If you ask Larry what he plays he’ll just tell you “Happy Piano Music.” But if you ask anyone else who’s heard him, they’ll say… anything you want! From chilled out classic rock, to classic big band hits turned solo jams – even some mellow Simon & Garfunkel covers to really round out the whole experience. Don’t miss this talented young man, known for his awesome solo work as well as being the lead keyboardist for Curio Cowboys!

December 2nd 

  • Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia – 8pm

December 8th 

  • Watermelon Mountain Jug Band – Live Music, 4-7pm

Watermelon Mountain is such an O’Niell’s family staple, they practically are family. Live music and so much more! Enjoy outstanding entertainment across the board, and some of the best banjo pickin’ and washboardin’ you’ve ever heard with us. The Watermelon Mountain Jug Band has been recognized as “one of New Mexico’s treasured natural resources” and described as “a truly unique mixture of music, mirth and pure entertainment.” Fans have been known to grab a kazoo and sing along – it’s legal now.  

December 9th 

  • Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia - 8pm

December 10th 

  • Artist reception for Suki Willoughby

Our featured artists of the month will be having a showing in our pub. Come enjoy cocktails, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and the beautiful pieces Suki crafts with love - supporting yet another of the incredible local artists Albuquerque has to offer!

December 12th 

  • Firestone Walker Tap Takeover 6pm

What do Firestone Walker and O’Niell’s have in common? More than you’d think, starting with not only a passion for incredible beer, but also sustainability. Their respective dedication to supporting their local communities rival only… well, each other!

Founded in 1996 by brothers-in-law Adam Firestone and David Walker, Firestone Walker Brewing Company is a pioneering regional craft brewery located on the coast of California. Their state-of-the-art brewery in Paso Robles produces a diverse portfolio ranging from iconic pale ales to vintage barrel-aged beers. Their Barrelworks facility in Buellton makes eccentric wild ales, while the Propagator pilot brewhouse in Venice specializes in R&D beers. With deep roots in the Central Coast, they employ numerous sustainable practices that reflect our commitment to the local community and landscape.

December 15th 

  • Santa Paws! – 11-2pm

Bring the family pet and get your REAL Christmas card picture taken – with your favorite furball on Santa’s lap! We’ll have fun drink specials on the patio for this event, our signature “dog beer” and home-made dog biscuits, and a real live Santa Claus… you bring the Paws, we’ll supply the Claus. 

  • Royal Hills – Live Music, 4-7pm

Locally renown Royal Hills make their glorious return to O’Niell’s. Enjoy the gorgeous Nancy Hills providing breathtaking vocals while the talented Bill Royal croons and serenades on guitar alongside her. Always a great time with incredible harmonies! Come enjoy new spins on classics and much more with neighborhood favorite Royal Hills Duo.

December 16th 

  • Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia - 8pm

December 21st 

  • Winter Solstice Celebration 6pm

Come and celebrate the longest night of the year and enjoy our special holiday drafts and cocktails. Our kitchen will be offering some of your New Mexican favorites like red chile pork posole, tamales, and chile rellenos

December 22nd 

  • The Mikes – Live Music, 4-7pm

Everybody loves The Mikes! This dynamic duo specializes in jammin’ classic covers and some lighthearted pop too! Rock out with the whole family, and the O’Niell’s family too. Burgers, rock and beer have been a classic combination since ancient times, and we’re more than happy to provide. Two Mikes manning two mics is sure to bring a smile to your face.

December 25th

We are Closed for the holiday. We will be open at our regular time on the 26th. Be safe, have fun, and Merry Christmakwanzakah

December 29th 

  • Los Radiators – Live Music, 4-7pm 

Los Radiators features Abby Maxwell on vocals and hand percussion and Ric Dorin on vocals and fingerstyle guitar. Chris Carlson is an award winning fiddle player, who brings great energy and dimension to the group. Musical styles include acoustically flavored jazz, blues, folk, pop, reggae, and Motown. Los Radiators have been making acoustically flavored music in central and northern New Mexico for about a decade!

December 31st

Dublin Toast!!!!!!!

We will be ringing in the new year with a toast at 5:00pm, which is Midnight in Dublin, Ireland! Join us as we wish all good health. Drink specials and a few surprises.