In the blue collar Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn sits a rundown neighborhood institution called The Alamo, the last great American bar. The owners, Munce and Carmen, along with some of their regulars, watched, from the roof, as the World Trade Center towers fell, taking down their relatives, friends, and neighbors. Today, with an aging clientele, the place is fighting to keep its doors open and the only hope seems to be the arrival of artists/gentrifiers who are moving into the neighborhood and wanting to adopt the bar as an entertainment hangout. Bay Ridge locals and Alamo regulars don't want to surrender their bar, much less their neighborhood, to these young neo-carpetbaggers without a fight. Touching on themes of nativism, racism, and war, The Alamo paints a humorous and dramatic portrait of eight working-class Bay Ridge natives who always seem to find themselves on the front lines of change in America.