3915 Alpine Rd
Portola Valley, CA 94028
Built in the 1850s when California was just becoming a state, the Alpine Inn Beer Garden has withstood the test of time, serving alternately as a gambling house directed by a San Jose mayor, a meeting spot for workers constructing Stanford University, and a booze den during Prohibition. In its current iteration, the bar and outdoor beer garden boast greasy treats like the scrumptious Alpine burger or the sirloin steak sandwiches. Join the tens of Stanford students, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and horse riders who stop at Alpine Inn during the weekend as they munch and drink a couple of brews on the sunny patio.