In the past few years, we've seen a surge in outdoor seating options in Bozeman, and it's not just limited to downtown. There are restaurants, cafe's, breweries and bars all over Bozeman with outdoor patios for us to enjoy. Here's a list of our best places with patios in Bozeman.
Bridger views? Check. Huge beer selection? Check. Wine on tap? Check. The Bozeman Taproom pretty much covers all the bases for happy hour after work or for dinner out. The rooftop patio is always the coveted spot, but if it's too crowded there are also tables outside on the street level. If the big doors are open, it does not matter if you are inside or out!
MAP Brewing is no doubt a Bozeman favorite! The patio overlooks the Glen Lake Rotary Park pond with some of the best Bridger views in town. Seriously, it's tough to find a patio with a better view in Bozeman. MAP has great beer, great food, and is one of our favorite breweries in Bozeman. The only problem is it's tough to find a seat!
Pizza, beer, and views are what you'll get from Bridger Brewing's fantastic second story patio! This is the perfect place to soak up the sun and the south side views for happy hour drinks or dinner. In the summer they have quite a few outdoor concerts so if you're lucky enough to get tickets and are there early enough, it's a great spot to catch a show.
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One of Bozeman's newest restaurants, Foxtrot, is located in The Market building in Ferguson Farm. They have a big, spacious patio and will be filling it up this summer with live music every Saturday night as part of their Summer Concert Series. With a west facing patio, this is a great place to catch those awesome summer sunsets we have here in Bozeman.
We love Sola, not just for their yummy coffee and baked goods but because of their dog-friendly patio! The patio has plenty of space and canopies for shade, so it's a great choice for coffee with friends, breakfast, lunch or dinner. They make everything from scratch and serve locally-sourced delicious food to enjoy.
Sidewinders in Ferguson Farm on the west side of Bozeman is the patio for summer sunsets. They have a wide variety of beers on tap and a great, family friendly menu, along with with comfortable seating, heaters and the best west facing views in town.
The second story patio at Red Chair is a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. With high-top tables, you feel like you have a bird's eye view of Bozeman. Since we live right next door, we really love Red Chair's patio, especially for happy hour!
Plonk is the best place to enjoy a cocktail outside. The front patio is perfect for people watching on Main Street, but the back patio is our favorite, with beautiful green foliage and a private, tucked away feeling. This is our top pick for a girls night, date night, or happy hour!
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Just off of Main Street is Cafe Fresco, some of the best Italian food you can find in Bozeman. With Bozeman Creek flowing beside and mature trees for shade, on the Cafe Fresco patio, you hardly notice that you are downtown! With a glass of wine in hand and some delicious pasta, you could almost trick yourself into thinking you're in Italy (almost!)
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On any given sunny day in Bozeman, you will see many happy people sitting at the R Bar patio. What we really love is how they open up the garage-style doors, making all the front tables feel like you are right outside. This is a great place for some people watching and a bucket of beer. If you can't find a table here, check next door at one of downtown's newest bars El Camino.
If it's a little chilly, but you still want to be outside, the patio at Starky's is the best choice! It's a covered patio with heat lamps to keep it warm if you love the sun, there is a section of the patio that is uncovered. Starky's is open every day for lunch with a great menu and a fun vibe.
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The Cannery District
There are several options for patio dining in the Cannery District. Pizza Campania (pictured above) has a great little patio with a firepit and if you haven't had their pizza yet, do yourself a favor and go there! Seven has a lot of outdoor seating complete with twinkle lights and a couple of couches. Behind 406 Brewing is a large patio area that is relatively unknown. Whether you are having a beer, a drink from Wildrye Distilling or kombucha from Dean's Zesty Booch you can enjoy it on this spacious patio.