A breathtaking view to witness: The sun plunging down, swallowed up behind the towering Chisos Mountains, orange glow emanating before a purple twilight ushers in the nighttime stars. Spare yourself the nine-hour drive to Big Bend for this essential West Texas scene; you can enjoy a delightful approximation while drinking whiskey inside a South Austin bar. The Sagebrush, a three-stage Austin honky-tonk that opened last June, dedicates an entire to wall to that desert sunset. The charming installation, created by Austin’s Intelligent Lighting Services, features a mountain range facade, backlit with lights that gleam on a starry backdrop that gradually changes from orange, around happy hour, to a purple-blue nightfall. We hear that, while rare, lightning storms are possible.
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