Alpine Beer Pub
This 200-seat restaurant and pub didn't give Tavern Road its name, but it may seem that way to the thousands of monthly visitors who only ever drive this far east to drink delicious Alpine Beer Company craft brews. An original pub could fit inside this place three times over, and that's not including the spacious patio, complete with rock garden seating and outdoor taps. Still, expect a crowd on weekends — despite the drive the beer is alluring enough to bring international visitors on the reg. The dog-friendly spot serves barbecue, pub fare and a few higher-end dishes including steak and fish.
Prices: BBQ nachos appetizer (with pork, beef, or chicken), $7.95; crispy fried pickles, $5.95; Brewer’s Plate (sausage, peppers, two cheeses, fruit, crackers), $7.95; southwest salad, $6.95; pulled-pork sandwich, $7.95; beef brisket sandwich, $7.95; sausage sandwich (bratwurst or spicy chicken), $7.95; dinner plate of pork ribs, full rack, with two large sides, $23.95
Hours: Brewery: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6pm. Restaurant: Tuesday-Thursday, 11am-10pm; Friday and Saturday, 11am-midnight; Sunday, noon-9pm. Closed Mondays.
Bus: 864 (from El Cajon Transit Center)
Nearest Bus Stop: Alpine Boulevard and Ramsey Road (eastbound); Alpine Boulevard by the mobile-home park (westbound)
|Sunday||11 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Monday||11 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Tuesday||11 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Wednesday||11 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Thursday||11 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Friday||11 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Saturday||11 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
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