Where to Drink in Montana
Collected by Tommy Alexander, AFAR Staff
119 N L St, Livingston, MT 59047, USA
Unless your understanding of American geography is outrageously poor, you know that Montana is nowhere near a major body of water or any ocean. All that makes Neptune's Brewery in Livingston more fun. The decor is seafarer-chic, the beers are...
121 S Main St, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA
Hop's Downtown Grill does fine cowboy cuisine with a twist, spinning everything from wild boar, yak, and mountain buffalo burgers to crispy duck wings, and a black bean burger for those looking for something on the lighter side. Hop's craft draft...
15300 MT-35, Bigfork, MT 59911, USA
Flathead Lake is one of the best kept secrets in the western beer world, a brewery so popular in its own town of Bigfork that the owners have had to build a brand new brewing facility only a few blocks away to keep up with demand. You may have...
5417 Trumpeter Way, Missoula, MT 59808, USA
Big Sky Brewing makes some of Montana's most beloved beers, like the session-able Powder Hound Saison, and the ubiquitous Moose Drool brown ale, found throughout the Mountain West. Big Sky is a must if you're setting off on a Montana adventure;...
2314 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101, USA
The craft spirit industry has been booming in Billings for some time, and Trailhead Spirits has been at the forefront of the libation revolution from the start. Sample Great North Vodka and Healy's Gin in the beautiful tasting room, and pack a...
1207 N 27th St, Billings, MT 59101, USA
One of Billings' most popular hangouts, Rockpile invites you to "Pile In and Rock Out;" how can you say no to that? Opened in 2002, Rockpile is a great place to catch a game while you tug on one of the 12 draft handles. Visit for daily Happy Hour...
2305 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101, USA
The good folks at Uberbrew are passionate about their suds, and have cultivated a loyal following among Montana beer nerds. Yet the brewery makes beer for all tastes - take the Irish Red Ale and the American Strong Pale Ale, for examples of...
1507 Montana St, Missoula, MT 59801, USA
If you never thought you'd find a Bavarian-style brewery Western Montana, clearly you've never stopped in Missoula. If you want to know what that means, you'll have to drive through for yourself. Bayern brews are popular throughout the mountain...
2300 King Ave W, Billings, MT 59102, USA
Rendezvous Casino & Burger Grill has Happy Hour every day from 4-6pm, and then again from 10pm-1am, knocking off half the price from all drinks. The draft list is extensive, wine cellar fully stocked, and cocktail list creative; Happy Hour at...
2043, 109 N Broadway, Billings, MT 59101, USA
No self-respecting town can operate without an Irish Pub. Thankfully, Hooligan's has done right by Billings, combining the mirth of the Irish experience with the merryment of the modern sports bar. Hooligan's can host large groups and parties, and...
2043, 113 N Broadway, Billings, MT 59101, USA
A flight of beers at the Montana Brewing Co. in Billings is sure to deliver to you a state of hoppy bliss. The brewery has been in operation since 1994, delivering liquid gold to lucky local folk in the form of Custer's Last Stout, Sandbagger...
7 5th St S, Belt, MT 59412, USA
If you're looking for a conversation starter the next time you show up to a house party, swing by the Harvest Moon Brewery in Belt, Montana, and stock up on Pig's Ass Porter. Your inner child will giggle with glee every time you look at the label....
119 N Broadway, Billings, MT 59101, USA
The Billings Pub Crawl begins at Bin 119, the American Bistro and Wine Bar known for its spectacular cellar and gorgeous decor. A bottle of Joseph Phelps Insignia ‘06 from Napa Valley is going to put the hurt on your pocket book, but there's...
4912 Laurel Rd, Billings, MT 59101, USA
Pop into the Powderhorn Lounge between 8-10am every day to sit with the Breakfast Club, where domestic beer and well drinks run just $2.50. Not a bad way to start the day. The daily happy hour drops a quarter off the price for Billing's most...
501 Hilltop Rd, Billings, MT 59105, USA
Stop by The Vig Alehouse Monday - Friday between 4 and 6 for $2 draft pints, grab a seat on the best patio in Billings, spend a few nickels in the casino, pull on your dancing shoes for an evening out with DJ Dubb, or stop by for lunch, and let...
2123 1st Ave N B, Billings, MT 59101, USA
The garage at Yellowstone Valley Brewing is a great place to get together with a group of friends to ring in happy hour, play pub games, and sample the brewery's flagship Black Widow Stout. Check the web for weekly events: MONDAYS: Darts, Table...
1445 Broadway Ave N, Red Lodge, MT 59068, USA
The Red Lodge Ales brew pub doubles as a ski lodge, despite the fact that it's located just outside town, and not quite near Red Mountain. Don't let that bother you; the atmosphere is cozy, the old-school stove is always piping hot and the perfect...
904 3rd Ave SW, White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645, USA
Nothing says road trip like a local watering hole, and the Montana Roadhouse in White Sulphur Springs is about as local as it gets for travelers on the King's Scenic Byway. Pop in for a pint, sit in on a benefit poker tournament, enjoy some live...
2 US-89, Browning, MT 59417, USA
Coffee and espresso are a big part of the road trip experience for many people, though it usually comes quickly through a drive-thru window, or across the counter at a big chain coffee shop. The Big Lodge Espresso shop is different. This giant...
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