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.
Full of great chefs, entrepreneurs, and an appreciation for locally sourced foods, the Bozeman restaurant scene is incredible. We may be tucked up in the mountains, but our kitchens easily compete with those in urban areas. Even amidst the pandemic, new places have emerged, and more are on the way! In case you missed it, here are some of our favorite new places to eat in Bozeman, Montana.
Bozeman is mainly known for being a cozy mountain town with access to awesome skiing at Big Sky Resort and Bridger Bowl. People might also recognize Bozeman as the home of Montana State University. What you may not know is that Bozeman has a lot more to offer than just great skiing and a top-notch university. Here are a few of our favorite reasons that you should make Bozeman your winter vacation destination.
Wintertime in Bozeman is a wonderland with two world-class ski resorts. (Andrew) Sebrell
If you ask a local what their favorite season is, there's a good chance the answer will be autumn. While this season doesn't have the frenetic pace of summer fun or the thrill of winter recreation, it provides some space between the two seasons, a little pause, of sorts—a moment to appreciate a slower pace of life and all the beauty of Bozeman.
It’s true, girls do love to have fun and Bozeman is the perfect place to combine outdoor adventure with a little rest and relaxation. Choose to dine at our fabulous local restaurants or get outside and explore the mountains. Build your trip around some of our suggestions based on the number of days you'll visit--or try them all! You won't be disappointed. Here are a few ideas for a girls night or weekend away in Bozeman, Montana.
Summer arrived with the Solstice this year. The days suddenly seem long and warm. That free summer feeling is in full force, and nothing tastes better than sipping a cold cocktail in the warm sun. Restaurants and bars are at 75% capacity, so there is ample room to space yourself, and many of the establishments have outdoor decks or patios. Trust me, the lazy days of summer are here! The list is exhaustive; Bozeman is full of some serious mixologists, but here are a few of our favorites!
The thing about seasonal beers is that they aren’t necessarily rotators—flagships can hop on the list too—but they are brews that embody the flavor of a season. And summer in Bozeman is light and fruity, with crisp, cold beverages that are utterly refreshing after a hot day out on the river, tearing up the trails, or whatever adventuring you get up to under the big sky. Find something hazy, citrusy, sweet, or tart with these best summer seasonals in Bozeman. And if one of these selections is tapped out, the beer menus at these breweries are well worth exploring.
It might not seem like enough time—only 48 hours in Bozeman? People spend a lifetime here and don't have a chance to experience everything the region and town have to offer. But you would be surprised how much you can fit in during a two-day trip to the BZN. Here's how to spend a weekend in Bozeman.
Winter nights are well spent enjoying long conversations over leisurely dinners, and Bozeman restauranteurs take your dining experience seriously. Everything from locally sourced, grass-fed meats to organic herbs, greens, and veggies to freshly foraged mushrooms, it’s well worth spending time sharing multiple courses. We couldn’t begin to list all of our favorites, but we’ve compiled a list to get you started.