United States > Montana > Missoula
Travlr (1819) Washington, Washington DC | October 11, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place place captures all of the positive connotations of a dive bar, and none of the negative. Large range of Montana beers plus a few others. It looks kind of like a diner but with a long bar instead of a counter. Very characterful and full of characters. Bartender Pat set a glass of water, menu and change for the parking meter in front of me before my butt fully hit the bar stool, and he had good advice about the beers. Food was very tasty and filling. Nice stop.
beernovice39 (249) Montana | December 2, 2012| Updated February 23, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Rustic OLD west feel. Jam packed on a Saturday and sadly screaming crying kids are permitted. Other than that, great local brews, service and food. Try the nachos.
after4ever (240) Brier, Washington | September 18, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A classic of long standing in Missoula. They appear not to have raised their prices over the course of several presidential administrations. Combine this with the absence of sales tax in Montana and you can eat very reasonably here.
It doesn’t hit you over the head with the fact that it’s an old place, but the sign appears to have been designed before the world wars, and the pressed tin ceiling might be on its third century. There’s shiplap under that, high on the wall, that doesn’t look a heck of a lot newer. The barback is certainly antique.
The beer signs are new--they appear to have been hand-colored with Crayolas by the staff during slow moments in service. Trust me, they’re a lot cooler-looking than that description might lead you to believe. The booths are hammered together from rough-hewn cedar. There’s a big newer deck outside, made private by arbors and trellises. The whole thing obviously has grown through decades of affectionate patronage by locals and tourists alike.
The staff is all right on point, very friendly and at ease, completely in command of everything the place has on the menu and in the bar. The chicken wing specials are delicious, and a steal at $0.25 a wing. The spicy andouille sausage sandwich was toasty with great flavor from the horseradish spread as well as a nicely spiced link. The posole was startlingly good, and the pretzel was a really good effort with decent beer cheese dip.
On my way out of town, I grabbed breakfast. OK coffee, great service again, and a tasty scramble. The bread was clearly out of a supermarket-type bag, but had great flavor, and the scramble itself was delicious. The jalapenos added nice counterpoint. I’d definitely hit this place again.
MissoulaBeer (9) | May 8, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
The Old Post is a great establishment in downtown Missoula, but it can be very hit or miss. Go in one day, the wait staff is very attentive and quick with refills and orders. Other days it seems as if the wait staff has left and gone home, only to realize they still have patrons at their tables and turn around and come back to work 10 minutes later. Go for the wings, stay for the beer.
Braudog (783) Phoenix, Arizona | May 20, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
May 2007 - Used this posting as my source info for a place to eat and drink for our last night on vacation. Tap lineup was mostly the local breweries which I had just visited, but there’s a couple other Montana brews too. Menu was good and our gyro and burrito were more than ample and yummy too. The attractive bartender didn’t hurt, either.
BückDich (215) McCall, Idaho | May 3, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This place was also recommended to us for a good place to eat and try to craft brew. Dark inside, no smoking, lots of seating and a wide selection of beers. Lots of obscure montana micros and a nice Mediterranean and southwest inspired menu. I went with the gyro and tebbuleh, the gyro was HUGE, like the size of a football, and really good. Some new beers on tap I hadn’t had, which is nice. May get a little loud inside. Decent service and prices. I should have stayed here instead of going to the Rhino.
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