A vacation is a great time to connect with the local culture and experience something new. In particular, it’s an opportunity to sample new places to eat and drink, and Whitefish offers a great bar scene to explore! Read on to see our picks for the top five bars and breweries in Whitefish.
Bonsai Brewing Project
One of the most popular bars and breweries in Whitefish, MT is the Bonsai Brewing Project, featuring a large range of small-batch beers, yummy pub food, and live music almost every single day of the week! We recommend heading here for appetizers and happy hour drinks so you can enjoy a few shared plates with your friends and family.
Share the chips and salsa with tomato salsa or salsa verde for a little bit of a kick. If you want something a bit bigger to share with the table, we recommend getting the ceviche with fresh fish, dressing, pickled red onion, and green onion. For a main dish, you can’t go wrong with one of the “doggies,” featuring a hot dog with your choice of potato chips and tortilla chips. The Stray Dog with cheddar, salsa verde, and pickled jalapenos is a top choice! For veggie lovers, we recommend getting the Root Loop three-grain veggie patty with cheddar, white onion, jalapenos, and sweet chili sauce.
Pair any one of these appetizers with one of the numerous beers that you can choose from, such as a crisp IPA on a hot summer day, creamy soup on a winter day after hours of skiing, or a yummy pale ale for all-day drinking with your mates. One of our favorites is the Lil Blond Honey, a Blond Ale with Montana honey. If you want something a bit stronger, try the Otter Slide Smash IPA with English Otter malt and hops!
Logan’s Bar and Grill
Another popular sport that people love to go for dinner, drinks, happy hour, or share apps with their pals is Logan’s Bar and Grill at the Whitefish Lake Golf Course, overlooking lush green forests, bright blue lakes, and much more. You can head here any time of the day for breakfast, lunch, drinks, happy hour, or dinner with your pals, complete with Montana decorations, mountain vibes, and a laid-back atmosphere.
We recommend getting the charcuterie board with an assortment of cured meats, spreads, cheese, jam, honey, beer mustard, cheese, flatbread, and olives to split with the table. You can also try the famous poutine with shoestring potato fries, chorizo gravy, and cheese curds to start the meal off in the best way possible! Then, pair a main dish with a specialty cocktail or a large pour of beer in a crisp glass. You can even come here for daily happy hour between 4pm and 6pm for great deals on draft beer, wine, and cocktails.
Spotted Bear Spirits
The third choice on our top five list of the best bars and breweries for you to go to during your stay in Whitefish, MT is Spotted Bear Spirits in downtown Whitefish, featuring a mountain lifestyle, down-home vibes, and a family-owned spot. The menu offers fresh produce, locally sourced ingredients, and filling plates that are great for lunch, dinner, or shared appetizers.
We recommend choosing the tasting room menu with spirits, vodka, gin, or beer. Try the White Russian classic cocktail, Montana Mule vodka drink with lime, ginger beer, and huckleberry vodka, or the Cinnamon Whiskey cocktail with angostura bitters, orange bitters, and cinnamon whiskey. You can even taste one of the distillery flights that offer four ¼ oz pours from a list of spirits from the bar.
The Great Northern Bar and Grill
The Great Northern Bar and Grill is a fantastic sports bar that is great for watching a game, TV show, or movies with your friends. Head to the bar to listen to live music any day of the week, check out the local NFL game on one of 15 flat screens, sit outside on the full patio during a hot summer day, play pool with one of your friends on one of the many pool tables, or challenge your loved one to a friendly game of shuffleboard!
You can then choose from almost 30 beers on tap to select the perfect IPA, pale ale, stout, or lager for happy hour. Come here on Tuesday to enjoy $2 Montucky snacks, Wednesday for $2 16 oz Coors Light pours, Thursday for $2 16 oz Rainier pours, and Monday for $2 16 oz Miller light pours.
Casey’s was one of the most famous restaurants in Whitefish, and now it is transforming into a new bar and brewery that is great for tourists and locals alike! The new restaurant, called 101 Central, is scheduled to open this summer in Whitefish. Head here to enjoy the late-night bar, fresh pours of beer, small outdoor grill, and specialty cocktails to split with your friends.
Explore All of the Bars and Breweries in Whitefish
There is such a wide choice of bars, grills, cafes, restaurants, and breweries for you to choose from during your stay in Whitefish. You can always find something with outdoor seating for the summer months, indoor fireplaces for the winter chillier times, and a laid-back vibe that is ideal for heading here after hiking or on the ski slopes. Talk about a vacation! Reach out today to learn more about our vacation rental options in Whitefish!