Feel free to take a growler or two to fill at one of our local craft breweries.
The Bozeman Brewing Company is a three minute drive away, a quick rideorshort walk away. This is a great place to go after a day on the mountain or the river. The patrons are local. The owners and employees are friends. The beer is outstanding. @BozemanBrewingFacebook
406 Brewing is a three minute drive or a short walk to the north across the fairgrounds. The beer is good. They pizza is also very good. There is also a vodka and Kombucha distillery next to 406.
Bridger Brewing is across town on campus and also one of our favorites. The pizza at Bridger Brewing is excellent.
MAP brewing is a five minute drive away and a great place to have a beer.
The dive bars are The Filler, The Eagles, The Crystal, The Zebra and The Hauf. Each often feature live music. The Hauf has live music nightly.
Plonk and the Open Range feature outstanding mixed drinks, wine and beer imports.
The Taproom has a strong beer selection.
Bridger Brewing is across town on campus and also one of our favorites. The pizza at Bridger Brewing is excellent. Their beers and pizzas are gluten free. If you need groceries, Town & Country is downstairs. It’s a great opportunity to shop, drink and eat all in the same place.
Audrey’s Pizza is also two blocks away. It takes about 15 minutes for them to make a pizza for pick-up. They also have a small but good selection of beers on tap so if you arrive early for pick-up, you might as well have one. www.audreyspizzaoven.com406.522.5456
Downtown is a short seven block walk away and there you will find many places to eat and drink.
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 right away.
The Co-Op downtown offers really good buffets and an excellent salad bar.
Fine dining options include
Café Fresco is Bozeman’s best traditional Italian and our friend Bill the owner is one hell of a guy. Please let him know Reno & Heather sent you.
Open Range features an excellent menu and serves some of the best meat cuts in the Gallatin Valley. They offer fine dinning or a more casual experience at the bar along with a very good wine selection and the best mixed drinks on Main Street. Say hello to Josh and Peter.
If you like Sushi you will like Dave’s Sushi. The Montana Fish Company on Main offers excellent sushi.
We recommend the Nova Cafe for breakfast but there will be a line. The Western Cafe is interesting. Main Street Over Easy is also good.
HEEBS is our downtown grocer and a good choice for your basic shopping needs. It is the local’s favorite go to.
We recommend the locally owned Town & Country for groceries. They have two locations. We prefer the Campus Location but mainly because it is in the same building as Bridger Brewing. Town & Country carries local and organic foods.
The most expensive place to shop in Bozeman is the Co-Op at 908 W Main St. but if you want healthy, local foods, this is a great option. They have excellent fish and meats as well. The Co-Op also has a downtown location with limited groceries.
Coffee & Pastries
Wild Crumb offers amazing pastries and drip coffee. They are locally owned and located at 600 N. Wallace, walking distance. 406-579-3454
Treeline Coffee is just a couple doors down from Wild Crumb, and the beans they roast, along with their coffee sourcing, create some amazing brews!
The Daily Coffee Bar & Bakery is a good coffee shop only a few blocks north on Rouse. They are located at 1203 N Rouse Ave #3A, Bozeman, MT This is a great stop on your way to and coming back from the Bridgers.
Zocalo is an outstanding downtown coffee shop at 117 E Main St, Bozeman, MT
Cactus Records is the “weirdo store” downtown. Lots of great vinyl, shirts, cards and other random paraphernalia. Check out their site for a listing of shows in the area. Stop in and peruse. https://cactusrecords.net/
Getting there: The weekend bus will depart from the Fairgrounds (Oak Street Entrance) at 8:15am, 9:15am, 10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15pm & 1:15pm.
Getting back: The bus will return from Bridger Bowl, departing at 8:45am, 9:45am, 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45am, 1:45pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm & 4:45pm. A Kids’ Bus Run is also offered Saturdays and Sundays, as well as every school holiday during ski season.
You can walk to the bus from the cabin. Go west on Aspen. Turn right on Bozeman. Cross Tamarack and walk north across the parking lot. Then walk to the left or west of the baseball diamond and you will see the signs for the Bridger Bowl Bus. This walk will take five minutes.
We are not recommending hitch hiking but if choose to do so, walk east one-block to Rouse, cross the street, hang a thumb and start walking north. You will probably have a ride to Bridger before you get to the light on Tamarack.
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. The parking lot can fill up on Saturday Powder Days and sometimes on
It is always a good idea to check the avalanche conditions in the area. You can do so at http://www.mtavalanche.com/ and you can call to listen to the daily advisory at: 406-587-6981
Powder Skiing & Snowboarding
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or give them a call at 406.838.2097 (office) 406.539.1478 (cell)
Rivers & Rafting
Montana Whitewater offers Half-Day and Full-Day Raft and Zip line 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
Troutfitters is our go to fly shop. Check out their site for up to date fishing reports and stop in for a good selection of flies, gear, fly tying materials and tips.
Montana Whitewater offers packages for every level of experience. They provide all the gear you need and have access on three rivers in the area. Give them a call at 406-763-4465. Tight Lines!
Things to do around town
Experience an authentic GUIDED AERIAL ZIP LINE ADVENTURE featuring Montana’s scenic landscapes, with up to 6000 feet of Zip Lines, Rope Bridges, and Challenge Elements. Yellowstone ZipLine & Canopy Tours offers tours at two spectacular locations. Gardiner Montana tours, at the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, will have you SOARING THROUGH A HISTORIC MOUNTAIN RANCH and the Gallatin Canyon location, between Bozeman and Big Sky, will take you FLYING ACROSS THE BEAUTIFUL GALLATIN RIVER. Give these guys a call at 888 564 4465.
In the winter there are many outdoor rinks to choose from in Bozeman including a rink at Beal 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.
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 Big Sky at the Bighorn Shopping Center near the junction of Montana Highways 191 and 64 in Big Sky, MT.