Planning your trip to Missoula

Missoula’s got a lot to offer. Check out our recommendations for food, drink, and lodging.

Things to Do in Missoula:

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The Dram Shop Growler Fill Station and Taproom in downtown Missoula.

Craft Brews and Spirits

Bayern Brewing, Inc. – 1507 Montana Street – (406) 721-1482 – Open 11:00am-8:00pm. Bayern Brewing is 100% locally owned and operated. All their brewing, filtering, bottling, and production of Bayern beer is done in Missoula. Stop in and grab some original Missoula brews. Map

Draught Works – 915 Toole Ave – (406) 541-1592 – Open 12:00pm-9:00pm. Draught Works beer is brewed in the heart of Missoula in what was once a recycling center. Draught Works’ objective is to offer an interactive beer drinking experience where you can taste traditional craft brews while watching the entire brewing process. Stop in and try some local flavor. Map

Flathead Lake Brewing Co. – 424 North Higgins Ave – (406) 542-3847 – Open 3:00pm-10:00pm. In 2006 Flathead Lake Brewing Co. became the youngest brewery ever to win not just one, but two, World Beer Cup awards. Stop in and grab some Flathead brews while you’re downtown. Map

Great Burn Brewing – 2230 McDonald Ave – (406) 317-1557 – Open 12:00pm-9:00pm. Specializing in hand-crafted ales brewed on small batch system, Great Burn is the newest brewery to Missoula. Their ales are flavorful, well-balanced and considered a west coast style. Stop in their relaxing taproom and enjoy a craft beer. Map

Imagine Nation Brewing – 1151 West Broadway Street – (406) 926-1251 – Open 2:00pm-8:00pm. With a great selection of brews, a wonderful atmosphere and a cheerful staff, Imagine Nation is one of Missoula’s newest breweries. Stop in and try some of their great brews. Map

KettleHouse Brewing Co. – 313 North 1st Street West – (406) 728-1660 – Open 12:00pm-9:00pm. With KettleHouse’s Cold Smoke Scotch Ale, Double Haul IPA, Eddy Out Pale Ale, Lake Missoula Amber and many more brew to choose from, the KettleHouse has a great selection of ales and IPAs. Stop by and try a popular Missoula ale or IPA while you’re in town. Map

Missoula Brewing Co. Highlander Beer – 200 International Drive – (406) 549-8193 – Open 12:00pm-8:00pm. Featuring a full line of traditional beer styles, as well as some cutting-edge, knock-out, crazy hopped and barrel aged recipes of this modern age of craft brewing, using Montana malt and water. Stop in and enjoy a glass of Highlander, along with slice of artisan pizza and a salad. Map

Montgomery Distillery – 129 West Front Street – (406) 926-1725 – Open 12:00pm-8:00pm. Montgomery Distillery offers a classic selection of vodka, gin and whiskey, with a large selection of house and classic cocktails. Stop in and try their delicious premium liquors and drinks. Map

The Dram Shop – 229 East Front Street – (406) 540-4303- Open 12:00pm-9:00pm. The Dram Shop is proud to be Missoula’s stand alone growler fill station. If you’re a fan of craft beer, then there’s no better place in town to grab a pint or fill up a growler. Map

The Montana Distillery – 631 Woody Street – (406) 541-1889 – Open 12:00pm-8:00pm. The Montana Distillery has the second oldest vodka and the third oldest distillery in Montana since the times of prohibition, originating as Flathead Distillers. If you’re a fan of speciality vodkas, stop by the tasting room and order some samples or a premium drink. Map


Restaurants and Coffee Shops

C – Coffee
B – Breakfast
L – Lunch
D – Dinner

Bagels on Broadway – 223 West Broadway Street – (406) 728-8900 – Open 6:30am-5:30pm. A family owned eatery, Bagels on Broadway makes fresh bagels daily. With a large variety of bagels, spreads, sandwiches and a coffee bar, Bagels on Broadway is an excellent place to grab some breakfast or lunch. Map – C/B/L

Bernice’s Bakery – 190 South 3rd Street West – (406) 728-1358 – Open 6:00am-8:00pm. A cozy bakery with delicious breakfast pastries, speciality sandwiches, cakes and their own Bernice’s espresso. Stop in and grab some delicious treats or a hearty sandwich. Map – C/B/L

Break Espresso – 432 North Higgins Ave – (406) 728-7300 – Open 6:00am-10:00pm. With its cozy feel and welcoming atmosphere, the Break is a favorite haunt for families, students, and coffee lovers alike. Enjoy some fresh brews in downtown Missoula. Map – C/B/L (Free WiFi)

Liquid Planet Downtown – 223 North Higgins Ave – (406) 541-4541 – Open 7:30am-9:00pm. Located in downtown Missoula, Liquid Planet is a very unique all-beverage store and organic coffee shop with a one-of-a-kind 10 foot high wooden globe that houses wine. Stop in and grab a cup of coffee or a bottle of wine. Map – C/B/L (Free WiFi)

Caffe Dolce` – 2901 Brooks Street – (406) 549-4914 – Open 8:00am-9:00pm. This Italian restaurant and cafe offers a wide array of delicious pastries, espresso, desserts, speciality dishes, wine and beer for everyone to enjoy. Map – C/B/L/D

Market on Front – 201 East Front Street – (406) 541-0246 – Open 8:00am-8:00pm. The Market on Front is more than a market with a restaurant. With this energetic, vibrant marketplace, it creates an opportunity to taste and take home the products of artisans. Offering sandwiches, salads, specialty cheeses, charcuterie, local brews, wines and espresso. Map -C/B/L/D

Plonk Missoula – 322 North Higgins Ave – (406) 926-1791 – Open 11:30am-12:00am. Plonk is an excursion into the world of fine wine, food, cocktails, service and atmosphere. Quoted by the Billings Gazette, Plonk is one of five Montana bars where the food is better than the drinks. Map – L/D

Tamarack Brewing Company – 231 West Front Street – (406) 830-3113 – Open 11:00am-12:00am. With some of the best food and brews in downtown Missoula, the Tamarack Brewing Company is a great eatery to grab a beer and get some food. Map – L/D

Five on Black – 325 North Higgins Ave – (406) 926-1860 – Open 11:00am-9:00pm. This local, fast-casual eatery brings Brazil to Montana. With delicious combinations and great service, Five on Black is a great place to grab some lunch or dinner in the heart of downtown. Map – L/D

The Top Hat – 134 West Front Street – (406) 728-9865 – Open 11:30am-10:00pm. With a selection of fresh ingredients, the Top Hat offers vegetarian, meat and seafood small plates, as well as gourmet burgers made with locally sourced beef. The Top Hat also offers house-made flatbreads and specialty tacos. Map – L/D

Biga Pizza – 241 West Main Street – (406) 728-2579 – Open 11:00am-3:00pm and 5:00pm-10:00pm. Serving up some the best Italian food in downtown Missoula. With a excellent selection of dishes, Biga Pizza offers mouth watering vegetarian options, sandwiches, salads and pizzas. Stop in and grab some great Italian food. Map – L/D

Notorious P.I.G. BBQ – 247 West Front Street – (406) 926-1344 – Open 11:00am-9:00pm. Using recipes and techniques that Notorious P.I.G. BBQ learned from the world famous pit-masters of Saint Louis, Missouri, they bring Missoula the BBQ it deserves. Stop in and grab some great BBQ for lunch or dinner. Map – L/D

Scotty’s Table – 131 South Higgins Ave – (406) 549-2790 – Open 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:00pm-9:00pm. Scotty’s works hard to incorporate free-range, organic and Montana products into their foods. Serving brunch, lunch and dinner, Scotty’s offers a wide array of dishes to choose from. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Map – L/D

Pearl Cafe – 231 East Front Street – (406) 541-0231 – Open 5:00pm-9:00pm. Serving the best French food in Missoula, the Pearl Cafe is a elegant, romantic restaurant offers exotic dishes featuring duck, bison, trout and rabbit. Reservations are required. Map – D

Red Bird – 111 North Higgins Ave – (406) 549-2906 – Open 5:00pm-10:00pm. The Red Bird offers fine dining and wine bar. With a varied menu, the Red Bird is also a strong supporter of locally sourced, naturally grown foods. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Map – D


Ice Cream and Sweets

Big Dipper Ice Cream – 631 South Higgins Ave – (406) 543-5722 – Open 11:00am-11:00pm. Missoula’s own Big Dipper Ice Cream was featured on Good Morning America as America’s Best Ice Cream Ever. Serving up homemade ice cream since 1995, Big Dipper Ice Cream serves seasonal and classic ice cream flavors, shakes, floats and sundaes. Offering dairy free sorbet as well. Map

Sweet Peaks Ice Cream – 420 North Higgins Ave, Suite D – (406) 549-0028 – Open 11:30am-9:30pm. Founded in 2010 in Whitefish, Sweet Peaks offers 16 flavors that are carefully crafted using milk and cream from the Hutterite dairy farms of Montana. Strawberry Rhubarb, Montana Coffee Traders Espresso and Huckleberry are just a few delicious flavors. Offering dairy free sorbet as well. Map

Posh Chocolat – 111 North Higgins Ave – (406) 543-2566 – Open 10:00am-6:00pm. Sourcing the highest quality cacao beans, Posh Chocolat creates the most pure and highest quality chocolates. Posh Chocolat offers speciality caramels and handcrafted artisanal truffles and pastries paralleled to those created in France and abroad. Map

Krispy Kreme – 1025 West Central Ave – (406) 926-2810 – Open 6:00am-9:00pm. Krispy Kreme has been an American favorite since the 1930’s. If you’re craving some sweet, fluffy donuts, swing by their new location in Missoula. Map


Lodging

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Missoula – Edgewater – 100 Madison Street (406) 728-3100. Offering a continental breakfast, Finn & Porter restaurant dining, indoor pool, fitness room, and laundry service. Rooms run from $125 to $179 per night. Map

Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown – 200 South Pattee Street (406) 721-8550. Offering Brooks & Brown Bar and Grill restaurant, laundry service, indoor pool, fitness room and kid friendly. Rooms run from $108 to $162 per night. Map

 

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