When it comes to winter vacations, December and February seem to get all the attention. However, local Bozeman-ites will tell you January is one of the best times of the year. Winter is in full swing and the snow is (usually) incredible. If you need more convincing, read on, we’ll give you plenty of reasons!
Everyone loves a good rivalry and sharing in the revelry makes it all the better. Whether it’s the infamous Cat/Griz game between Montana State University and the University of Montana, the Superbowl or the Stanley Cup, Bozeman is full of great spots to share the comrade of cheering on your favorite team. Here are a few of our favorite haunts, but the list is by no means exhaustive…we encourage you to explore all the nooks and crannies around town!
The culinary scene in Bozeman is nothing short of what you would find in larger cities. Fine dining, in particular, is full of diverse flavors, locally sourced food, and is prepared by amazing chefs who are happy to be living in a mountain town. In other words, “It’s happening.”
Over the past decade, microbreweries have risen in popularity primarily for the local taste that is provided in each sip of the craft beer. Bozeman quickly became a hot spot and brewing hub and now plays host to many breweries each with a unique taste and style. To further increase the hand-crafted experience, each brewery in Bozeman has designed their tasting rooms to follow the style of the beer they create. These individualistic tasting rooms have became an exciting oasis for great drinks and conversations. These are our rankings for the best Bozeman brewery tasting rooms.
Big Sky Resort is home to more than 5,800 acres of terrain and an impressive vertical drop of 4,350 feet. Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development
Bozeman has something for everyone when it comes to nightlife. Donnie Sexton/Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development
Bozeman is quickly gaining a well-deserved reputation as an outdoor playground. Bracketed by mountains on all sides, with the Montana Big Sky arching overhead, it’s a veritable nirvana for active, sunshine-loving thrill-seekers. Regardless of the season—summertime is filled with hiking, backpacking, river running and fly fishing, and wintertime with skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing—days spent in Bozeman go by quickly, and there is always more on the "to do" playlist.
Bozeman nightlife has something for everyone and you will find that most places are even within walking distance from one another. Whether you prefer sitting down to a quiet cocktail with friends, or dancing the night away, below is a list of the best spots for Bozeman nightlife you cannot afford to miss!
“In 1947 it was a working man’s bar; the place you went to have a drink with the boys after work,” explains Tony Kaber, General Manager of the Rockin R Bar, aka “The R Bar,” the name derived from a local brand. In 1978 the establishment sold to one of the now current owners who kept the same feel and clientele, but it soon became a favorite haunt of college students as well. Showing their appreciation, the bar hosted a Friday afternoon club,” Kaber says, “from 4pm-6pm we offered 25 cent beers.”
We get it, Bozeman doesn't offer 80 degree weather, beaches, or an ocean, but that doesn't mean it isn't a great Spring Break Destination. If you are in need to disconnect for a few days, want to have some fun, enjoy some great meals, and maybe drink a cocktail or two, Bozeman has you covered. In fact, there are a lot of great reasons that Bozeman should be on your short list. Here are 5 reason that you should visit Bozeman during your Spring Break.
Whether it’s warming winter concoctions or refreshing summer coolers, Bozeman bartenders can mix a mean cocktail. Of course, you’ll find all the usuals, but why not try one of the specialty drinks mixologists around town have created. Here’s a sampling of our favorites, but really, you can’t go wrong with whatever flavor suits your fancy. Here are a few spots to find some of Bozeman's best cocktails.