Small town life isn’t for everyone. It seems some big-city dwellers often enjoy the fast-paced sense of urgency, mania, and chaos only offered by urban areas with six-digit populations. Others, however, enjoy a slower-paced life complete with friendly neighbors, a tight-knit sense of community, and visiting the same family-owned businesses and buildings that have been around for as long as they can remember.
Alpine’s Ole Crystal Bar is no exception to this West Texas way of life, having been a staple for many a Big Bend native for nearly 50 years. Despite the Ole Crystal Bar being a cultural staple, some additions are in the works, revitalizing a classic with new excitement. Recently purchasing the land behind Harry’s Tinaja from Union Pacific Railroad, the owners built a bridge over the creek, and have plans to build a concert grandstand.