Bozeman Beer Guide: Your Bozeman guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Bozeman

68 /100
Montana Ale Works (Restaurant)
601 EAST MAIN STREET
“Extremely large restaurant that was full on a Friday night. Huge selection of Montana beers, with flights available. Service a bit slow. Food very good. Worth a visit.“
explosivedog 202 days ago
86 /100 422 NORTH PLUM
“Modern brewery taproom space. Very busy on a Friday night, though we were seated at the bar and service was very fast. Flights available. Beers very good, and much more "modern" in style than most places in the region. Definitely a must visit.“
explosivedog 202 days ago
70 /100 875 BRIDGET DR
“Very small taproom at the edge of town. Kinda cluttered vibe. Flights available. Meads were good. The habanero mead is the spiciest beverage I have ever encountered. A fun place to visit.“
explosivedog 202 days ago
70 /100 510 MANLEY ROAD
“Brewpub meets family restaurant vibe, located on the edge of a lake with a park and mountains behind. Outside seating has wonderful views. Flights available, beer quality generally pretty good. Worth a visit.“
explosivedog 202 days ago
72 /100 2876 NORTH 27TH STREET
“Small old school brewpub space with a small patio. Flights available, beer quality pretty good and extraordinarily cheap. An enjoyable place to visit.“
explosivedog 202 days ago
92 /100 422 NORTH PLUM
“After having nearly 20 of their beers, Mountains Walking has become one of my favorite breweries. When the opportunity came for a visit to the brewery, I could not resist. While I did not have time to sample their food, the place has a wonderful ambiance and friendly staff. The draft and can list was impressive as well. As a bonus, I was able to buy some single cans to go. I would have loved to have been able to linger longer and hope to make it back again soon.“
Iphonephan 257 days ago
80 /100 422 NORTH PLUM
“Stopped by on a Friday evening right before closing time. Service was great, food was very good. These folks do three types of beers very well: hazies, pastry stouts and lactose sours. If you want those, run here. If you are like me and like those but prefer other things, still probably worth your time to stop here (they're very good) but MAP will be more your bag. It's beer--you should drink what you want. They do very good work and, again, the food was excellent.“
WestCoastHawkeye 329 days ago
90 /100 510 MANLEY ROAD
“Stopped by on a Friday afternoon around 2:00. Place was jam-packed (might be that it was 4th of July weekend). Around 12-14 of their beers on draft, and they do some cool stuff. A coffee zwickelbier? A 10% Japanese rice lager? This stuff was creative and awesome, and that's not even getting to their beautiful location or great staff. One of the most surprisingly great brewery stops I've made.“
WestCoastHawkeye 330 days ago
80 /100
Montana Ale Works (Restaurant)
601 EAST MAIN STREET
“If you want to sample the Montana beer scene, this place is amazing. Food here is also very good--the bison pot stickers especially are just ridiculously good pot stickers that happen to have local meat. But the beer - places from all over Montana, and there's some good beer up here. A few things from MAP, nothing from Mountains Walking or Imagine Nation. Which is fine--those places distribute. Ultimately the focus on Montana is both welcome (where else will you get this many beers from this large a state) and also a bit limiting (the really great Montana breweries, other than MAP, distribute). I tend to give bonus points for localness though and this place gets those bonus points.“
WestCoastHawkeye 330 days ago
86 /100 451 EAST MAIN STREET
“Patty and I stopped in for a couple after an 8 hour ride from Bismarck ND. Very nice new place with a great beer selection. Lots of outside seating, upstairs and down stairs.“
Ron 350 days ago
86 /100
Montana Ale Works (Restaurant)
601 EAST MAIN STREET
“Patty and I for Dinner tonight was great. I had the Yuppie Hammer NEIPA with my dinner and it was great. Nice big new, clean place. Great service.“
Ron 351 days ago
88 /100 422 NORTH PLUM
“This stop was just another brewery tick, but after trying a couple flights we had been sold. Best beers on the trip hands down, great selection of styles, classic and modern styles (hazy, oat, pastry stouts) and the food was great also. Would stop in again for sure.“
BuckeyeBoy 513 days ago
80 /100 451 EAST MAIN STREET
“I am just going to rate the bottle shop rather than the tap section of this establishment. The shop is small but well organized and stocked. Primarily Montana and Belgian beers, but some other international and domestics can be found as well. Interesting out of state domestics can be a challenge to find in Montana, and this is a good spot to check out. While the selection isn't enormous, you can find some great beers here that you won't fine other places in the Bozeman area. In the end, the selection so quite good for Montana, but if you were in another state (Colorado, Michigan, North Carolina, etc.) you might be a bit disappointed, so keep that in mind with my selection rating. The staff is friendly, attentive, and happy to provide suggestions. This is a great spot to check out if you are looking for an interesting beer in Bozeman and don't want to hit up one of the local breweries for their latest sampling.“
natejgood 612 days ago
80 /100 510 MANLEY ROAD
“Definitely worth a stop, both for the location and the beer. Food too, I think. Bi-level seating area, plenty of space, open and airy. Bustling when we were there, but didn't have to wait long. Beers were all top notch. Very cool design“
stevoj 640 days ago
66 /100 504 N. BROADWAY AVE.
“One of the older breweries in Bozeman Not much style, still a very industrial feel to this. Seating was spotty, a makeshift patio was in place while we were there. Service was fair to middling. Taps were hit or miss.“
stevoj 640 days ago
84 /100 422 NORTH PLUM
“Just around the corner from Bozeman brewing, this new, chic brewery had a wonderful setting, was nice and airy with a variety of seating options. And of course their taplist is extraordinary. Attentive staff, great service. Food available and was very good. Must visit in Bozeman.“
stevoj 640 days ago
96 /100 422 NORTH PLUM
“By far the best brewery in Montana. Seriously awesome beer, great ipas/stouts/and pilsners.“
t4h2c0 702 days ago
76 /100 1216 W LINCOLN STREET
“Just down the hill from Bridger, this brewery is a small retail complex. Small inside too. Rustic, unfinished look. 32 oz crowlers available. About 10 taps and good service.“
stevoj 703 days ago
74 /100 1609 S 11TH AVENUE
“Don't listen to Google. We eventually found it. Big place attached to a Town & Country Market. Ski lodge look and feel. Big U-shaped bar and table and high tops. Food was available. About 8 taps. Decent overall. Attached market sells six packs only.“
stevoj 703 days ago
70 /100 730 BOARDWALK AVENUE SUITE 1B
“This is the first place you hit when coming into Bozeman from the south. New, upscale prewery space. About 8 taps and food is available. Lots of glass and open space. Service was OK, beer decent as well.“
stevoj 703 days ago
86 /100 451 EAST MAIN STREET
“Nice corner location in downtown Bozeman. Bottle shop and tap room together. 30 taps, almost exclusively Montana beers. Bottle shop had a great selection of local beers as well, and sells singles. Some bers from out of the region are available, as well as a decent election of Belgians. This was probably the best spot for ticking in Bozeman.“
stevoj 706 days ago
66 /100 544 E. MAIN ST.
“Large grocery store with a beer cold room. Mostly 6 and 4 packs, but some singles are available as well. National craft prevails (Stone, Rogue etc), few local breweries as well. Nothing very interesting. Wouldn't stop here just for beer.“
Iznogud 1006 days ago
80 /100 21 S WALLACE AVE
“Another place in Bozeman visited just before they were about to close. Except for one gentleman I was the only guest. Basic interior with wooden benches and high tables. Good service. They had 10 ciders on the menu, some quite interesting. Liked the blackberry basil one. Sampler is 8$ for 4 ciders. Worth checking out if you're into ciders.“
Iznogud 1007 days ago
78 /100 321 E MENDENHALL ST
“Short visit, just before they were about to close. Large space, unfortunately the roof top was already closed. They had 45 taps on during my visit, some national micros and faux craft, but more than 15 local micros. Wish they had a better selection of higher abv beers. Atmosphere was a bit dive bar with loud music, not my thing really. They do serve tasters which were mostly 2$.“
Iznogud 1007 days ago
80 /100
Montana Ale Works (Restaurant)
601 EAST MAIN STREET
“Came in later in the evening, he bar was still opened, but I've missed the food. Open space, modern but with wooden beams under the roof. Sat at the round bar which had bunch of beer on tap. Some macro beers and some national craft, but lots of local Montana micros as well. Friendly and kind service. Well worth checking out.“
Iznogud 1007 days ago
84 /100 422 NORTH PLUM
“An awesome new brewpub In Bozeman, very near Bozeman Brewing. It is a large space, very open. It was pretty quiet on a weekday early afternoon. There were 12 taps, with a variety of styles such as pineapple IPA, 2 fruited sours, several IPAs, barleywine, IIIPA, and others. The fruited sours (peach and blackberry) were delicious, as was the pineapple IPA. They have a small food menu (mostly wood fired pizzas). I got a cup of the bison chili, which was phenomenal, and the pizza was really good. Overall, the beers were solid, the food was delicious, and a very enjoyable stop. My favorite beer stop in Bozeman.“
LilBeerDoctor 1423 days ago
76 /100 504 N. BROADWAY AVE.
“A tiny space in Bozeman. There is a long bar and a few tables. No food (except free popcorn!) but there are food trucks. 11 beers on tap. The berliner weisse was good, as was their hopsour, but some of their regular offerings were just ok. Probably my least favorite stop in Bozeman, just because they have a bunch of really solid breweries, so I would probably save this for last, though it's not a bad stop.“
LilBeerDoctor 1423 days ago
82 /100 510 MANLEY ROAD
“A nice brewpub in Bozeman. Located outside the downtown area, overlooks a lake. The place was completely full when I visited on a weekday evening (they did have an upstairs area closed, so perhaps it was extra crowded than usual). There is a wraparound bar, a few booths, some large tables to share, and some couches around a fireplace. There is also a beautiful outside patio that overlooks the lake and mountains. I only stayed for one beer, but my chai-infused altbier was delicious. The food menu was somewhat small (tacos, sandwiches, and burgers). My turkey avocado bacon sandwich was delicious. I would have liked to come back here again, although there is so much good beer in Bozeman it's hard to make repeat stops! Definitely put this one on your list though.“
LilBeerDoctor 1423 days ago
68 /100 232 E MAIN ST
“Visited July 2017, group of 5. Place was full and we had to wait half an hour before getting a booth, but service was quick and friendly. Nevertheless I felt that they wanted to rush things when our meal was done and we didn't want dessert. Beer selection is interesting enough (especially) for a foreigner, as you can take a flight with four beers from tap. Food was decent; I had a linguine with meatballs - normal portion for American standards, which was a relief. Prices are okay. Rather spacious inside with lots of light; wooden benches; a bit like a pirate's den. More fun than cosy.“
nathanvc 1493 days ago
90 /100 510 MANLEY ROAD
“MAP brewing is fairly new on the scene, but is clearly making an impression with the quality of their beer. I was looking forward to this stop, around noon on a Sunday. The tasting room is definitely outside of the main part of town, borderline rural. They have their own lot. The building itself is fairly large and houses the bar/tasting room, brewing equipment and a food service area. Not sure how the kitchen arrangement works; it seems permanent but you need to order it separately from the window. I did not try the food so I cannot speak to quality. There were already a number of people there when I walked in, mostly clustered at the fairly large "O" shaped bar and a few sitting outside. They have a fairly standard taplist with their regulars on it, with the ones currently on checkmarked. They are always running some specials as well. 12 taps I believe. They offered flights of four 4 oz pours as is the standard in Montana for ease of enforcing the three pint law for tasting rooms. Decent variety of styles, including a couple of Gose. Nothing barrel aged. Service was friendly and helpful. I ordered a flight and enjoyed my beers, with Midas, Destination and the straight Gose being the highlights - all three were excellent and up to national standards in every way. The others were at least good. At the end I asked if I could purchase a single 4 oz pour of a specialty chile beer and she just gave me one for free, which was pretty nice of her. Based on my experience, MAP is making the best beer in Bozeman by a fairly broad margin, and has also provided a nice place to visit. Good job guys. Oh, and the do crowlers to go.“
bytemesis 1717 days ago
72 /100 232 E MAIN ST
“Stopped for dinner after driving up from Yellowstone, perhaps 9PM on a Saturday night. Not busy at all, street parking right in front which seemed odd. Fairly large inside, with a bar area facing the taps and pizza kitchen and a lot of tables of all sizes. They have a decent taplist with a locals focus that was likely pretty nice 3 or 4 years ago, but has now been surpassed by other Bozeman locations. Pizza was good, not great. They did offer flights of four, but I ended up just having a beer, which is nice for a change :). Nothing at all wrong with this place, its just that the scene has caught up to and in most ways surpassed it as a beer destination.“
bytemesis 1717 days ago
74 /100 1609 S 11TH AVENUE
“This is s pretty cool space with two floor seating, lots of dining tables, pretty good pizza and decent beer. Sample pours available individually, priced from $1.25. Should be getting better reviews IMO>“
bytemesis 1731 days ago
84 /100 321 E MENDENHALL ST
“Visited after our reception; all of the breweries close too early in this town! THis place was a pleasant surprise. I cannot comment on parking since we walked, but its a pretty large space with a restaurant / bar on the main floor and a nice outdoor seating area on the roof. Looked to be about 60 taps, with a significant focus on MT breweries along with a smattering of other stuff of interest. All beers prices as 5oz pours, full pours, and growlers. Prices pretty amazing. Pints of IPA were $4, which is crazy talk coming from California. Service was prompt and efficient. A bit noisy on the first floor due to live music, but that was easily solved by going up on the roof, where the weather was awesome. Its worth noting that the roof bar has a subset of whats on tap downstairs; you need to go down yourself if you want something not up there.“
bytemesis 1731 days ago
74 /100 1216 W LINCOLN STREET
“Quick stop after the conference and before the reception. Pretty quiet on a weekday evening. Small space with a number of tables and a little bar. Beer list written on a mirror, which was interesting. Flights of four 4oz pours available for $4, which is a great deal. This place had about the highest average beer quality of any on my trip this time; everything other than the red was good or better. A place to watch.“
bytemesis 1731 days ago
60 /100
Bozeman Co-op (Grocery Store)
908 W MAIN ST
“Quick stop looking for something for a nightcap. The other reviews pretty much sum it up despite being from five or more years ago. They have some craft, mostly in six packs. A single fridge with a few singles, and an aisle end cap with some bombers. Nothing at all special in this day and age.“
bytemesis 1733 days ago
86 /100 504 N. BROADWAY AVE.
“Cool but kind of small tasting room, lots of people crammed in. Like other comments fairly industrial area but with a great view though. Too bad there isn’t an outdoor serving. Staff was very helpfull and the beers are good.“
Kristophe 2095 days ago
80 /100
Montana Ale Works (Restaurant)
601 EAST MAIN STREET
“This place is huge! Visited on fathers day, lots and lots of people here. Don’t know if it’s like that all the time though, but it was a great atmosphere in there. Nice tap list and overallt OK food.“
Kristophe 2095 days ago
90 /100 321 E MENDENHALL ST
“We visited less than a month from their opening. It’s good to see things are running relatively smoothly already. The rooftop is where it’s at. Inside is a sports bar inside an old brick building type ambiance. The bar food is pretty basic stuff. They did a great job of the tap list, which is the main focus. Besides having tons of Montana stuff which is the norm for around here, they actually had a few things from out of state, including a Belgian or two. Prices are great and like a lot of bars here, they do growler fills. Considering the killer rooftop and the late night hours, this is a handy stop.“
NachlamSie 2098 days ago
94 /100 510 MANLEY ROAD
“Ah, MAP. This is the mandatory stop for any beer enthusiast in Bozeman. The brewery is located on a picturesque lake with the mountain range in the distance. Nothing in town beats sipping a pint on this patio. The beer is stellar. Everything I had here and around town is immaculate. Prices, like everywhere in Bozeman, are cheap. The inside of the building is spacious and has cool map themed decor. Service was great. There was a kitchen sharing space with these guys that has some great lamb sliders. MAP was the highlight of our visit.“
NachlamSie 2099 days ago
86 /100
Rosauers Supermarket (Grocery Store)
3255 TECHNOLOGY BLVD W
“Rosauers is an enormous grocery store in Bozeman. The beer selection is pretty extensive, especially given the area. Everything is refrigerated which is a huge plus. Prices are great. As with other places around town, not whole ton of bombers are available. This is the second best selection I saw here behind the Craft Beer Cellar.“
NachlamSie 2099 days ago
90 /100
Montana Ale Works (Restaurant)
601 EAST MAIN STREET
“This is a very, very large restaurant which seems to be busy constantly. Its clean interior is reminiscent of corporate/generic restaurants but it is comfortable. There were no open seats at the bar any time we visited, but the table service was great. Montana Ale Works, as the name would imply, focuses heavily on beer from Montana. Lucky for us, there is plenty of great beer from the area. If you’re from out of state you’ll see all kinds of exciting, new beer to drink. There were dozens of beers available spanning plenty of styles. The food is pricey, but definitely top notch. This would be a good place to get quality beef and bison, another Montana staple. Given the extensive beer selection, good food, good service, convenient location, and favorable kitchen hours, we wound up returning a few times.“
NachlamSie 2099 days ago
78 /100
Montana Ale Works (Restaurant)
601 EAST MAIN STREET
“Fun place to have a snack and try beers. Tried 4-5 on my visit. The Bison Potstickers are amazing! Nice place!“
DWestrick 2134 days ago
82 /100 504 N. BROADWAY AVE.
“Crowded tasting room/brewery bordering on a semi-industrial area of town. Super friendly staff. Nice selection of house beers. Definitely worth stopping in if you find yourself in Bozeman.“
50belair 2157 days ago
90 /100 510 MANLEY ROAD
“First stop on the Bozeman tour. Maybe should have been last...now, all of the others were at a disadvantage because this place was really cool! Beers were well crafted, had the Destination and Mr. Myagi (sp). Both great, but the service and the layout were awesome. We sat on a big comfy couch and enjoyed our beers while families, bicyclists and other groups all seemed to be having a good time. The brewery has a food truck on the premises and outdoor seating overlooking a small lake. Could have spent the day out there, but it was still pretty cold.“
JamieC 2199 days ago
82 /100 21 S WALLACE AVE
“Pretty neat place. The decor is super rustic. There are two moose skulls mounted and clashing heads on the wall and the tap handles are antlers. There’s also a nice patio area with a big fireplace.All of their cider is brewed in house with an impressive fermentation set-up. I believe they have three standard ciders on tap, one rotater, and one reserve. The reserve was stored in a firkin next to the draft lines. The guy working when I went was pleasant and helpful. I tried a flight of five for $9, which I think is a great price. All around an enjoyable spot to spend some time. Definitely worth checking out if you’re in town.“
bartzluke 2568 days ago
68 /100 1609 S 11TH AVENUE
“I hit Bridger when I was in town for my brothers graduation. Conveniently located across from the university, so bonus for clutch location. It had recently opened, and was crowded, service was average, beers and beer selection was average as well. I’m sure it has more to offer now about a year since I was there. I’d go back for sure.“
DrunkSanta410 2649 days ago
38 /100
Conoco (Beer Store)
919 W COLLEGE ST
“JFK, why the hell is there a gas station in the database?!?!? Yes, they have craft beer, so by the letter of the law they belong, but I could go enter every 7-eleven in the bay area with that logic. Come on people.“
bytemesis 2796 days ago
80 /100 21 S WALLACE AVE
“Just happened to notice their direction placard basically across the street from Montana Ale House and followed it. Pretty nice little place, with a rustic interior and a nice out door patio with a large fireplace going in cooler weather. They had three regular ciders on tap, plus a rotating selection and a "reserve" tap when I was there. Service was great, flights were available for $2/taster. I did not check into food options. Cider was ok, but then again I am not really an expert, so you should decide that for yourself! Neat place.“
bytemesis 2796 days ago