bozeman travel guide
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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
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
Revelry is an excellent choice. Please say hello to our friends Josh when you are there.
I-Hos offers excellent Korean Food
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
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!
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
The Ellen Theater
The Emerson Theater & Stores
Vargos Book Store
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 https://yellowstonenow.com/river-safaris/ or reach out to Ken now at 406-539-7359 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Letsgotoursmt@gmail.com Letsgotoursmt.com (406) 249 6816
hikes near bozeman
Learn about our local trail systems and find the bozeman trail map at Gallatin Valley Land Trust
South, North & Middle Cottonwood
Hyalite is outstanding!
The M: Especially early and late in the day
mountain biking trails near bozeman
Copper City Trails
Bangtail Divide Trail
Big Sky Ski Resort
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
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 email@example.com or give them a call at (406) 838-2097 (office) or (406) 539-1478 (cell)
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
East Gallatin River
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
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