This is, for me, the neatest place to go in Alpine. It is large if not cavernous with a nice patio in the back that allows smoking. It is nicely decorated, if not a bit frou-frou, but within tolerable limits. Like most places in Alpine, it is a friendly accepting place. The bartenders talk to you and actually listen. I was told that a woman runs it and, consequently, keeps the place on the up and up so that single women are safe here.
They have a blackboard on the wall featuring about a dozen small plates. I burrito with tomato sauce(spicey,salsa like) and an guacomole salad plate(for folks from out of Texas, it is pronounced "WA ka mo lay" not "Gwak a mo lee". Both were quite good. In addition they have a small but commendable selection of beer on tap.
Interesting thing, the second time I was there was to go to the patio and have a Scotch and cigar. As I walked in, I informed the waitress standing at the end of the bar my intentions, and went to the back and found a table. Here she came with my Scotch rocks, very cheerful, paid her and started relaxiing. Then here she came again with another Scotch. Seems she and the bartender both made me a drink , so I got a twofer. Wonderful place!
For me this is the place where civilized folks in Alpine hang out. There are two other beer places there but both have a trashy, run down look and suggest that mainly bikers and drifters hang out there.
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