Montana Ale Works | Bozeman, Montana
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Montana Ale Works
Excellent based on 16 ratings
Type: Restaurant (see listing)

601 East Main Street
Bozeman, Montana United States 59715 [ print map ]
406 587 7700

montanaaleworks.com

Hours: 4pm-Midnight


Mayor: Iphonephan (1) | Taps: 50 | Bottles: 50


Montana Ale Works

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Beer Available At Montana Ale Works (arranged by most recent)
Kettle House Cold Smoke Scotch Ale 87, Bozeman Bozone HopZone IPA 90, Madison River The Juice Double IPA
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16 reviews for Montana Ale Works
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  82%
 Selection  79%
 Food  80%
 Value  68%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  87%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Iphonephan  (171) McLean, Virginia | June 26, 2013
Big place with about draft 38 draft beers on the menu - mostly Montana brews. Available in pint a d half pint pours. Very friendly staff. The food was excellent.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu  (398) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 20, 2012
Montana Ale Works is at the eastern end of Main Street in downtown Bozeman. The building is long and large and still gets pretty crowded. Let me also start by stating that THIS IS NOT A BREWPUB, as it is listed. They donít make their own beer in house. Another place appears to have contracted some brews for them before, but none were available at the time and our waiter - who had an incredible knowledge of every beer on the menu - didnít know about them. The service overall is great; they put on the Cards-Giants game for me and our waiter couldnít have been better. The food is solid and a little overpriced. The beer list is very, very solid with a ton of Montana-brewed stuff. I would have spent a lot of time and money here if I could have done either of those things. A must-visit if you find yourself in Bozeman.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
frylock  (80) Atlanta, Georgia | August 23, 2012
Didnít see any house beers or brewing facilities, so Iím not so sure this place is actually a brewpub. Having said that, they did have a nice selection of Montana beers and some other regional choices. Large building with a comfortable, modern interior. Food was better than expected, I got a sous vide pork tenderloin dish that really impressed me. Friendly, prompt service even on a busy Friday night. I would definitely come back.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
daknole  (379) Scottsdale, Arizona | July 29, 2012
Lots of beer. Local and brewed in house. Service rocks. Pool tables. Patio is nice. Across from the library, you might even catch a free concert. Fun place!
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
savnac  (285) Anchorage, Alaska | July 12, 2012
Very big, cool, modern, clean place very near to downtown. Sat at the bar and had some beers and food, service was great. Very big selection of beers for a place in Montana, lots of Montana beers as well as other US micros. Food was really good but expensive. Beer was a bit pricey too compared to other places but the selection made up for it. A must stop if in Bozeman.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Leanu  (4) Red Lodge, Montana | March 26, 2012
Great place for regional taps. They have a lot of Montana and NW beers and some California on occasion. With all those handles (at least 45) it would be nice to see just one Belgian on tap (they are now available to Montana restaurants in keg). Other than that, the food is great (try the Bison Potstickers) and the atmosphere is amazing!
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
TheRealMGD  (58) Lakewood, Washington | September 12, 2011
Very open, nicely-appointed layout, which combined with a bar, restaurant and pool makes it a but loud. Still, itís nice and children are welcome. It appears this place is always busy. Service is very good and chatting with the bartender reveals a good depth and breadth of beer knowledge and yielded some good recommendations. I would guess that theyíre using a nitro/CO2 mix to power their kegs, which adds a pleasant creaminess to most pours. Food is very good and worth the trip for even non-drinkers. Selection is also excellent, with 3-4 choices in about ten different styles. A bit on the dear side, but the package is worth it. Must-see in Bozeman.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths  (1268) Boulder, Colorado | February 15, 2011| Updated April 20, 2013
no house beers on tap but plenty of MT and regionals for an out-of-stater to find new rates. large interior with centrally located bar.
74
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
jake65  (103) Williston, North Dakota | January 10, 2011
Been here several times, canít believe I keep forgetting to rate it... Nice new looking exterior with a modern and vast interior. Very busy place most of the time. Sort of has a chain feel to it, the menu is standard fare, and the in-house beer is ok. Must be contract brewed by Bozeman Brewing? Not sure on that. They do have other PNW micros, which is nice.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97  (114) Washington | May 14, 2010| Updated July 8, 2010
Nice upscale restaurant with sub par beer brewed for them. The rest of the tap list was nice and worth a visit for seasonals and single batch beers of mostly local Montana beers. Prices were a little steep which was expected but the bartender did give me several samples of various beers for free. A little too much of a scene type place for me, but still worth a visit.

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