Bozeman loves its breweries! They are all over town, tucked into neighborhoods, some big, some small. Each Bozeman brewery has its own unique vibe. Some of Bozeman's breweries cater to families, a few are popular with the tourists in town and there are some that the skiers hit up after a day on the slopes. To find the best breweries in Bozeman we made sure to visit each one ...it's a tough job but someone had to do it!
BOZEMAN BREWING COMPANY
We have to start with the Bozeman brewery that has been around since before breweries were cool. Tucked over on the northeast part of town, Bozeman Brewing is no longer a quiet place off the beaten path. From year-round to seasonal selections there's something for every beer taste here. The local favorite is Bozone Select Amber Ale and for good reason...it's a perfect balance of medium body and light hops. We also love the Gallatin Pale Ale, a nice lighter beer with great flavor. The tasting room is open seven days a week, the popcorn is always on and they have Sunday FUNDay's where 50 cents of every pint sold goes to a local non-profit. You can find Bozeman Brewing's beer all over Bozeman, but it's always fun to go to the source.
With the amazing Bridger views from the MAP Brewing patio, this is one of the most popular breweries in Bozeman. There's nothing better than sitting on their amazing patio overlooking the Bozeman pond with the Bridger Mountains in the background. In the winter, MAP is packed daily as the hot spot for skiers after a day at Bridger Bowl. Inside it feels like a ski lodge with a huge rock fireplace, wood trim and of course, those mountain views. The mission at MAP is simple...craft and drink great beer. They also have great food!
Even with the new upstairs expansion and extra patio seating it can be hard to find a seat at Outlaw on any given day. Outlaw Brewing wins for best neighborhood brewery in our book. If you aren't looking, you could easily miss it. Unless of course it is a sunny afternoon and you notice the big door open on the side of a warehouse with a bunch of happy-looking people sitting on the patio. It's located behind Target on the edge of Cattail Subdivision and has become the place to go for those in the northwest part of town. It's super family-friendly with the popcorn machine, a corner full of games and some outdoor space for kids to run while adults enjoy a Horse Thief IPA or two.
A little less known is Bunkhouse Brewery, which in a town that it's hard to find an open table at most breweries is a good thing. They sit across from the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, making it a great spot to head before an MSU game or event. At the Bunkhouse tradition matters...they are committed to old brewing conventions and making beer with a passion. Another thing they are passionate about is community and you know we love that! Their tasting room is open every day and on Fridays, they do Growlers for Good where $3 of your fill goes to a designated charity. You got to love that!
If we missed your favorite, it's not because we don't love it there is just only so much room on the list! We've yet to find a Bozeman brewery we don't like. It's springtime in Bozeman which means Gear Belly Pub Bike tours will be out and about soon to take you on a brewery tour so you can try them all yourself. Cheers!