The Best Spots to Après Ski in Bozeman
At the end of a long day of shredding the slopes, there’s nothing quite like the meal you’ve earned, especially if you can cozy up next to a fire with some friends. Some people live for the thrill of the mountain, while others prefer to bask in the après ski social scene. We’ve collected some of our favorite spots for grabbing a cold one and a hot meal after your ski day.
A local favorite on the edge of downtown on your way back from Bridger Bowl, Bozeman Taproom features beers from local breweries and craft beer from all over. With over 75 taps and a diverse offering of your favorite bar food staples, the Taproom is a great spot to ditch your skis and warm up with a good meal.
If you’re not a fan of beer and prefer cider, Lockhorn Cider House is the place for you. Bozeman’s only locally crafted cider, Lockhorn has a stable of solid flagship offerings, a biweekly schedule of rotators, and some fun small batches periodically mixed in. Though they offer a limited food selection, their menu is gluten-free, and their cheese boards are divine.
On the north side of town, Bozeman’s original craft brewery, Bozeman Brewing, is home to a cozy environment and 16 taps of locally brewed lagers, ales, IPAs, and more. Bozeman Brewing is a favorite aprés spot for many locals, home to Montana's largest souring facility and brewing and canning operations. If you’re on the hunt for secret tree runs at Bridger Bowl, this might be the best place to hear about it.
Across from the Montana State University campus on Bozeman’s south side, Bridger Brewing is a longstanding hotspot for the aprés crowd. Bridger is a natural follow-up to your powder day at Bridger Bowl, home to local-favorite pizza and plenty of locally-brewed craft beer. Grab a slice or a whole pie and a brewski to accompany your recap of the day.
The local dive with over 40 years of history in downtown Bozeman, The Cannery Lounge, is a favorite hangout for Montana State students and alums alike. Especially after a day of earning their turns. With food from the adjacent Burger Bob’s, you can imbibe and dine to your heart’s content.
After returning to the Gallatin Valley, if you want to keep an eye on the mountains, there’s no better place to aprés than MAP Brewing. With the best view of the Bridgers and a massive fireplace, the warm atmosphere is perfect for a chill-out session over some brews and food to recover from a full day.
After a long day on the mountain, there are plenty of great spots in the Bozeman area to grab a beer and talk about the day’s highlights. Make one of these your new aprés ski destination.
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