Eat, drink, and soak up the nightlife. Call Alpine a small town at your own risk. When the sun goes down, the lights go up, and the stove warms up. Dining options include high-end southwestern and cowboy cuisine, numerous variations on Mexican and Tex-Mex to simpler diner and pub grub fare, food trucks and even vegetarian dishes. Alpine is also home to Big Bend Brewing Company, the most remote microbrewery in the United States. Tours and tastings at the brewery on the western edge of town are Tuesday through Saturday.
Touring bands and local favorites perform at Railroad Blues, Alpine’s “world famous beer & wine tourist trap” and there’s music on select weekends at the Holland Hotel, Harry’s Tinaja and the Granada Theater. Music takes over the town and the entire region in late July with the Viva Big Bend music festival.