Alpine Inn, better known to old-timers as Zott's, is great as a beer garden, especially on sunny days, or as an indoor watering hole any day. The food from the grill isn't special, but it's classic. Beer is reasonably priced, and there's not much better than sitting out in the spacious garden on a warm spring or summer afternoon. As the historic marker out front notes, Zott's dates back to the 1850s when it was a roadhouse for Spanish & Mexican travelers on the Old Spanish Trail from the Peninsula to the Pacific. You can feel some of that history today in the creaky wooden floor boards. Zott's feels like it's miles into the country, although it's only about a 5-minute drive from the Hwy 280 / Alpine Road exit.