It's that time of year — outdoor patios and rooftop decks are opening up, and there is a buzz of energy around town. As the days get longer, more people will linger over leisurely dinners, soaking up the warm weather and enjoying lively conversation. Bozeman has no shortage of outdoor dining, and with mountain ranges in every direction, the views are often stunning. Here are the best restaurants and bars with outdoor seating in Bozeman.
You know summer has officially begun when the rooftop bar at the Crystal opens. A bucket of Corona, sunshine, and a few friends, and you'll easily slip into that laid-back vibe.
Ted's Montana Grill
Ted's has sunny outdoor seating in the front on Main Street, but in the back, you'll find a cool, shady deck perfect for dining during hot summer days.
The Bacchus Pub
Located next to Ted's, the Bacchus also has Main Street seating. Perfect for people watching over some pub fare and a cold beer or cocktail.
Midtown is turning into a hot spot for food and music, and the Midtown Tavern is in the heart of it. Their patio is large and lovely, and the sports bar is a great place to watch your favorite teams!
Seven serves delicious sushi and traditional Japanese fare for those who aren't a fan of raw fish. Located in the Cannery District, it's easy to park, and their outdoor dining area can host many people.
Also, in the Cannery District, you'll love the wood-fired pizzas, delicious pasta, and fresh salads served at Pizza Campania. The restaurant has open-air seating that flows into the patio, so even if you're inside, you'll have fresh air.
Little Star Diner
You can't go wrong inside or outside of this delicious eatery. Little Star Diner's food is delicious, and the interiors are impeccable. Our favorite is the rooftop deck with enough privacy that you can see out, but passersby can't see in.
The food at Revelry is excellent any time of day, but we particularly enjoy their brunch out on the patio. If you're a mimosa fan, you're in luck; they have several different variations.
Known for its craft cocktails and delicious menus, PLONK has one of the most fabulous patios in town! Tucked in between two buildings, you'll feel like you're in an urban area. Or, if you're lucky, grab a table out front and enjoy the evening sun.
Sidewall Pizza Company
The newest business at the Emerson Cultural Center, Sidewall, has lovely outdoor dining on its back lawn. Enjoy pizza, salad, and a glass of wine al fresco.
This Cajun restaurant has a great patio, easy parking, and some fantastic soul food. Weekend brunch features beignets (French-style donuts topped with powdered sugar!)
Part of Shine Beer Sanctuary, LaPa Grill has been a Bozeman favorite for decades. Now, in its new location, you can enjoy your burrito or rice bowl on their large patio with one of 30 revolving beers on tap!
What started as a food truck has turned into a bustling restaurant, with a great courtyard dining section. Don't miss the tres leches cake!
Ramirez Mexican Food
Bozeman's newest food truck is set up with full outdoor dining. Picnic tables and evening lights make this a quick, authentic, and delicious summer dining experience.
The granddaddy of all outdoor dining, MAP Brewing, has a patio on the pond's banks at Glen Lake Rotary Park, with the Bridger Mountain Range as a backdrop. Get there early; it's a popular spot!
Looking for more dining options in Bozeman? Head to our restaurants page to see what the Bozeman dining scene has to offer.