It’s football season and these sunny fall days are perfect for heading to the stadium to watch the Bobcats play. Sometimes it's tough to get tickets to the games and when the snow starts to fly it becomes a little less appealing. That doesn’t mean you can’t cheer on the Cats (or whoever your favorite team is!) Whether it’s college or professional football, Bozeman has a number of fantastic places to grab some food, a beer and catch the game. Here are the picks for best sports bars in Bozeman.
Spectators Bar & Grill
With 23 televisions and close proximity to the stadium, this locally owned sports bar has been one of Bozeman’s favorites for many, many years. They’ve been around since 1989 and pride themselves on being the Montana State headquarters for games. They have great food, a big beer selection and the place to find some hardcore sports fans.
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Rocking R Bar
Another Bozeman staple. Located right downtown with 20 TV’s to get a good view of the game. If the weather is good the open-air bar will be open and they have a nice food menu. The longtime locals and natives will remember the old R bar as it has been around since the late 1940’s. After the 2009 explosion, it got quite a facelift. One thing stayed the same…the Rocking R Bar will always be a great place to go to catch up with friends, watch a game and enjoy downtown.
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The Pour House
If you are looking for more than your average bar food menu for game day, the Pour House is the place to go. Fish tacos, great burgers and big salads…the menu is diverse which is hard to find in a bar. Located right downtown with plenty of TV’s and lots of Bobcat support!
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Downstairs they have TV’s to watch the game and SO many beers on tap (it is the “taproom” after all!) There’s a good food menu (you can get curry fries!) and the rooftop patio is one of the best patios in town. Bonus? They have champagne and wine on tap. Got to love that!
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The Club Tavern and Grill
You may not think of this one but you should. The Club is one of Bozeman’s best and has more of an upscale feel than your typical sports bar (don’t let the give you the impression that it’s fancy, it is still Bozeman after all!) They have 20 TV’s, full bar, tons of seating a wonderful menu of great food. Anyone who has been here on a game day knows it is one of the best places to watch football.
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The newest restaurant on Bozeman’s west side of town. Sidewinders has 30 TV’s, 76 beers on tap (many local!) and a good menu. Very family friendly with a large game room for the kids to play in while you watch the game. There’s also a ton of seating so you don’t have to worry about being crammed in a small bar.
Watch the game with a view! The upstairs of Red Chair offers some of the best Bridger views in town and there are several TV’s near the bar. They have a full bar and great food (the sweet potato fries are a favorite!)
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The Bay Bar and Grill
Another oldie, but a goodie. The Bay has been around since 1988 and after their last remodel with the addition of several TV’s has become a great spot to watch a game. The food is always good, there’s a wide variety of drink options and a big beer selection. Not your typical sports bar atmosphere, but a great place to try.
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