Visited after the Montana Brewers Festival on a Saturday night. This place was packed and loud with college kids. A nice tap and bottle list, good prices and quick friendly service. Long and narrow bar.
What a fun place. Long and kind of narrow, single pool table in the back. Staff were quick, efficient, friendly even though it was crowded. Blackboard menus didn’t include the brewery names, but pretty much everything was local/regional. Fun crowd. I’ll be back.
GO HERE IF YOU ARE ABLE! A great MT bar and awesome beer selection! Not a dining establishment per se, but a great place to hang, shoot pool, and sample some great brews!
DuffMan (346) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | March 30, 2013
Parksy and I sunk a few here on my birthday. Unassuming one-room taphouse with a pool table at the back. I estimate 30-40 taps, all craft, with an excellent representation of local Montana product including two breweries that were new to me and two beers that were not even in the database. Friendly staff, excellent prices, clean lines, chillin’ vibe. I’d come back in a heartbeat.
Dropped by for just one beer on a hot summer night. It was still early so there wasn’t much of a crowd. The tap lineup was nice, especially for a weary traveler seeking a wide array of local/Montana beers all in one place. Place kinda has a dive atmosphere which I guess suits their regular clientele just fine.
Came here with javit and crew, for his birthday. HUGE selection of local taps, as well as a respectable selection of other Western U.S. craft taps, nice to see Celebration on tap here. As was noted in the earlier review, this IS the local college hangout, so it’s packed, and loud, and boisterous. No food here, either. That said, if you went earlier in the day, you’d be hard pressed to find a better tap selection anywhere in Montana.
A must visit when you’re in Missoula. The outside can be a bit off putting having to walk through a herd of smokers standing on the steps, but once you’re through the smoke the Rhino is a great sight. Huge well worn bar on the left, with 50 taps lined up behind, and a cask engine at the far end of the bar. Also, if you’re a whisky drinker, then you’ll be more than happy seeing the bottles on the back bar. Plenty of comfy barstools to ease you up to the bar, and plenty of tables and stools throughout the place. Staff were very friendly; listening to their banter with the locals was very comedic! Beer selection on the day I was there was fantastic, and there was a cask from Big Sky on too. Also thought it was a good touch in having 3 serving sizes of glasses, especially when there were a few high alcohol beers on offer (The Stoic, Perserverance, Mach 10 to name a few). Pricing is ridiculously good, as is the pricing of the single malt whisky’s. Great atmosphere, great people, great bar, great town.