bozeman travel guide

bozeman food

best breweries / Drinks in bozeman

Bridger Brewing is on campus and one of our favorites

MAP Brewing is outstanding, a great place to have a beer or three

The dive bars are The Filler, The Eagles, The Crystal, and The Hauf. Each often features live music. The Hauf has live music nightly

Plonk and the Open Range feature outstanding mixed drinks, wine, and beer imports

The Taproom and SHINE have robust beer selections

It is worth taking the elevator to the top floor of The Armory. Order a drink at the Sky Shed and enjoy the view.

best restaurants in downtown bozeman

Ale Works is a great choice for food, beverage, and good service. It can be busy. Always get on ‘the list’ but also always hunt for non-reserved seating around the bar

Bridger Brewing is a favorite not only for their beer but their pizza! Linda and her team make some of the best in town. The beer is outstanding and so are the people that make it and serve it. Most of their beers are 99% Gluten Free. Say hello to Dave, Ben and Ross when you are there

Fine dining options include the Little Star Diner, 1864, Blackbird, Café Fresco, and Heist.

Revelry is an excellent choice. Please say hello to our friends Josh when you are there. 

I-Hos offers excellent Korean Food

For breakfast, we recommend the Little Star Diner, JAM, and Nova Cafe. The Western Cafe is interesting

Columbo’s Pizza offers good old school pizza using local ingredients. This joint isn’t downtown. It’s on campus. Eat there or oder ahead and pick it up.

The Co-Op downtown offers really good buffets and an excellent salad bar 

bozeman grocery stores

The Bozeman Co-Op at 908 W Main St is excellent if you want healthy, often locally produced food. They have excellent fish and meats. Their beer and wine selection are also very good. The Co-Op also has a downtown location with limited groceries. Both locations offer an outstanding buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

We recommend the locally owned Town & Country for groceries. They have three locations. We prefer the MSU campus location but mainly because it is in the same building as Bridger Brewing. The closest is east on Main. The largest is on 19th. Town & Country carries local and organic foods

bozeman transportation

Public Transportation in Bozeman is offered by the Streamline bus system


Greater Valley Taxi: (406) 587-6303

fun things to do in bozeman

live music venues, record shops, and bozeman radio stations

The Elm offers a world-class setting to experience music. It is on 7th, only a few blocks from some of our rentals.

Cactus Records is the “weirdo store”. They offer lots of great vinyl at this record shop as well as shirts, cards and other random paraphernalia. Check out their site for a listing of shows in the area. Stop in and peruse. They are south of the Mall. If you do, please say hello to our good friend Bueno!

KGLT is the local bozeman radio station, it is volunteer run, non-profit and kick-ass. Stream it on the web, dial it in at 91.9 or 97.1 FM, or request a song at (406) 994-4492

Check to see if anyone is playing at Live From the Divide. The venue seats 50. It is intimate. It is awesome! They are at 627 East Peach Street Bozeman, MT. Enjoy the show!

Other things To Do

It can be a lot of fun to sit and watch a Bozeman Baseball Game. The view of the Bridger Mountain Range from the stands is outstanding!  

Year-round ice skating is available. Check the Bozeman Hockey Schedule to see when public skating is available. In the winter there are many outdoor rinks to choose from in Bozeman including a rink at Beall Park just a few blocks away, or a covered rink at Bogart about 10 blocks away on the other side of Main off of Church

The Bozeman Public Library is outstanding

Museum of the Rockies

Music Villa

The Ellen Theater

The Emerson Theater & Stores

Vargos Book Store

Verge Theatre

The Fish Technology Center

great outdoor activities

Outfitters / Naturalist Guides

Ken Sinay is a friend and one of our favorite people to spend time with outdoors. Ken offers excellent River Safaris and Days in the Field in SW Montana. Learn more at or reach out to Ken now at 406-539-7359

Let’s Go Adventure offers a variety of options from year-round full day catered tours into Yellowstone to private party shuttles for all occasions. They also offer History Walking Tours of Bozeman which is a great way to get familiar with the area too. Reach out to Bryan Batchelder Owner/Guide (406) 249 6816

hikes near bozeman

Learn about our local trail systems and find the bozeman trail map at Gallatin Valley Land Trust

Sypes Canyon

Stone Creek

South, North & Middle Cottonwood


Hyalite is outstanding!

The M: Especially early and late in the day

Drinking Horse

Bear Canyon

mountain biking trails near bozeman

Copper City Trails

Bangtail Divide Trail

Corbly Gulch


Stone Creek

Leverich Canyon

Big Sky Ski Resort

bike shops in bozeman

Alter Cycles: Mason or Steve will take good care of your bike at 605 N Wallace Ave #2 Bozeman, MT. Call (406) 404-1860  or visit them on facebook.

The Owen Ace Hardware downtown is also excellent

ski resorts and backcountry skiing

skiing bridger bowl

Check the Bridger Bowl site for the bus schedule. The bus stop for Bridger Bowl is at the Fairgrounds

If it is a powder day and it is Saturday you should plan on leaving for Bridger no later than 8AM if you are driving otherwise take the early bus or hitch. we’ll see you in line for some of those first chairs!

Bridger Bowl Snow Phone: (406) 586-2389 

It is a good idea to check the avalanche conditions in the area. You can do so at and you can call to listen to the daily advisory at (406) 587-6981

montana powder guides

Beartooth Powder Guides offer epic powder skiing, hut trips, and education based out of Cooke City, MT, next to the Northeast entrance of Yellowstone Park, as well as the Gallatin and Shoshone National Forests. This is one of the most unique outdoor experiences in all of the United States. The Woody Creek Cabin and Mt Zimmer Yurt provide access to backcountry skiing, hiking and wildlife viewing in the Beartooth and Absaroka Mountains. Contact Ben or Clark at or give them a call at (406) 838-2097 (office) or (406) 539-1478 (cell)

ski & snowboard shops in bozeman

World Boards – Snowboards and Skateboards Only

Chalet Sports & Round House

fishing and floating

bozeman river rafting & floating

Wild West Rafting offers great adventures in and around the Yellowstone Rivers

Montana Whitewater offers Half-Day and Full-Day Raft and Zipline trips from May thru mid-October. High Water season is in June and the water level drops as the summer passes. Throughout the spring and summer, they have raft trips suitable for families and first-timers near Yellowstone National Park. Give them a call at (406) 763-4465

Relax and float the warm waters of the Madison River under the big sky of Montana! River tubing and raft trips, with shuttles from Bozeman and Four Corners to the lower Madison River, are family-friendly and hassle-free. Tubing Trips Depart Daily! Madison River Tubing also offers a full rental and retail shop across the street from Bozeman High School on Main Street. Call them at (406 ) 209-8384 and check them out at Madison River Tubing

river access near bozeman

Yellowstone River

Madison River

Gallatin River

East Gallatin River

Jefferson River

Missouri River

Bridger Creek

bozeman flyfishing shops

Montana Troutfitters on 1716 W. Main Street in Bozeman. Call them at (406) 587-4707 Monday – Saturday 7AM – 7PM; Sunday 7AM – 7PM. Stop in or give these guys a call for the best beta. Their fishing reports are the most reliable in the valley

Montana Angler also offers a strong selection of flies and they have some of the best guides in the region. Give them a call at (406) 522-9854

our favorite local photographers in Bozeman

Ryan Turner Photography, Montana adventure photographer and long-time family friend, Ryan Turner, shoots stunning skiing, hiking, and fly-fishing action shots while capturing the landscape, lifestyle and the unexpected along the way. Ryan’s image of the Gallatin River hangs in the living space at the Cabin On Montana. You can visit Ryan and his gallery in the Big Sky Town Center

Andy Austin Photography, Andy Austin is a great friend and neighbor. He is an award-winning landscape and adventure photographer based out of Montana. He has photographed on four different continents and 25 different countries

visit red lodge montana

If you plan on driving through Red Lodge, Montana and you are wondering where you should stay the choice is clear. The Yodeler Motel awaits! Give Mac and Tulsa a call at (406) 446-1435 or shoot them an email at and let them know we say hello!


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