Best Spots For Bozeman Nightlife
Despite its small-town feel, Bozeman has a hopping nightlife scene, with streets lined with bars and restaurants. Here are some of our favorite options for a walkable night of fun.
Tune Up Bar
Located in the basement of The Armory hotel, The Tune Up Bar is a spot for the music lover in the group. Between drinks paying homage to the classics of Rock and frequent live music from local acts, your musical appetite will be satisfied. And their small bites menu can satisfy your normal appetite as well.
Ponderosa Social Club
Located in the up and coming Midtown area, the Ponderosa Social Club is a unique concept to Bozeman and includes outstanding service, food made from scratch, craft cocktails, billiards, bowling, and tons of other activities. Try your hand at bowling on their lanes located in the heart of the social club or hit the gaming parlor to test your luck. There is truly something for everyone at Ponderosa.
Rocking R Bar
An iconic spot in the Bozeman nightlife hall of fame, The Rocking R Bar is one of the best places to catch a Montana State football game. After 9 pm, the lights go down, and the R Bar gets rocking! With a lighted dance floor, DJs, and an energetic crowd, The Rocking R Bar is a must-see for those looking to party in Bozeman.
If you’re in search of a more refined spot to take in a beverage, Plonk might be the perfect spot for you. Their elegant urban atmosphere is an ideal spot for a date night, girls' night, or an after-dinner cocktail. Offering a wine list from all over the world and some quaint cocktail combinations, there’s a drink for everyone (including those searching for non-alcoholic libations).
Get your groove on at Bar IX with talented DJs and nightly drink specials, including the infamous Thursday Bucket Night. Bar IX is a go-to place during the summer, thanks to its large, creek-side patio behind the bar. But, this bar is a nightlife spot in Bozeman in any season you simply can't miss!
The Pour House Bar & Grill
The Pour House is a favorite social spot for locals to sit and catch a game. Their back room is great for hosting events and escaping the craziness of a late-night crowd. Don’t miss their daily specials; if you time it right, you might catch a live band or dueling pianos!
Step underground beneath The Pour House and get transported to The Zebra, an underground casino and nightclub. With a pair of poker tables and slot machines, you can stay entertained when you’re off the dance floor.
Don’t overlook this cozy, little Irish pub located right down the hall from Pour House. Pub 317's fireplace and intimate booths make this bar a great place to tuck in and enjoy a nightcap before heading home.
Speaking of rooftop patios, The Crystal Bar is another excellent venue to enjoy during the warmer months. When the rooftop shuts down for the year, it’s still worth stopping in to enjoy the quirky décor and late-night drink specials that make this bar a real diamond in the rough.
The Cannery is a local hang and always full of Montana State University Alumni. While it is a great place to sit and catch a game, The Cannery comes to life late at night with upbeat tunes from the jukebox.
While our nightlife scene may have nothing on New York or LA, there is plenty to enjoy on a visit to Bozeman.
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