With hometown teams from Montana State and the University of Montana, there’s a lot to cheer for under the Big Sky. When you can’t make it to the game—or if you prefer more comfortable seating with better access to good beer and hearty food—there’s no finer place to cheer on your favorite team than a fan-loaded sports bar. These are our favorites in Montana.
Sports fans in Missoula will appreciate all the TVs and bar service until 2 a.m. at the Silver Slipper Sports Bar. The Silver Slipper also has great food, including pizza from Tarantino’s, and a free nightly shuttle service to make sure you get home safe and sound.
When you’re looking for a place to watch the big game in Billings, head over to Manny’s Sports and Entertainment. The have all sorts of gourmet hot dogs, awesome burgers, and just the kinds of appetizers you want in front of you on game day. Manny’s also has lots of flat screens so you can see the games from most any seat in the bar.
Halftime Sports Bar & Casino makes sure that folks in Great Falls can catch “any game – any sport – any day – any time.” Halftime also offers regular events and specials on top of their always-tasty food, cold beer, and super-friendly servers and bartenders.
With their 16 TVs, you’ll feel like you’re in the stadium when you catch the game at Grandstand Sports Bar and Casino in Billings. Awesome food (pork chop sandwich, anyone?), including specials every day, pool tables, and live events will make sure that you have fun anytime you stop in.
University of Montana fans will find all the Griz games at Press Box Sports Bar—the “official fan headquarters” in Missoula. Fresh and delicious food, specials, and events will keep you entertained all evening. The attached casino and liquor store are just a bonus.
If you’re coming down from or heading up into Southwest Montana’s mountains, there’s no better place to stop off for a ballgame and a brew than Buffalo Jump Sports Bar & Grill. They have more than a dozen HDTVs and the state’s largest selection of Montana microbrews in a single restaurant, as well as fantastic food.
Binging ballgames and imbibing beer in Butte? Then you’re probably sitting on a stool at Metals Sports Bar & Grill. Named for the region’s rich mining heritage, Metals is located in an old bank building in the historic Uptown district of Butte.
For more than a century, the Montana Bar has been a favorite watering hole for thirsty folks in rough-and-tumble Miles City. And you can’t just throw TVs up in such a historic establishment—that’s why they added Tubb’s Pub Sports Bar & Grill. Go to the Montana Bar for a sip of sarsaparilla, but trot into Tubbs for 10 TVs, sports memorabilia, and exactly the kind of bar food you’re looking for.
So, the thing about the Brewhouse Pub & Grille is that it’s really an awesome restaurant—especially downstairs. But if you head upstairs to the pub, you can get all those classic sports bar favorites, like wings, executed in fancy restaurant fashion and catch your favorite team on the tube.
Every DirectTV sports package and 23 HDTVs make Specs a slam-dunk for sports fans in Bozeman. Whether you’re trying to catch a Bobcats game or a national match-up, they’re sure to have it on. An awesome bar menu and a fully-stocked bar will keep you happy while you watch.