The Best Cocktails in Bozeman
Top off a scenic hike in Gallatin National Forest, an adventurous day in Yellowstone National Park, or an afternoon of browsing Bozeman, Montana luxury real estate with a toast. Whether you’re planning a casual outing with friends or a chic date night, the best cocktails in Bozeman can be found at these fine establishments.
COPPER WHISKEY BAR & GRILL
When at a whiskey bar, drink whiskey. Copper Whiskey Bar and Grill has a manicured selection of whiskies from local favorites to rare delicacies. Sample a personalized flight or order a Montana Mule to sip at their Downtown Bozeman or Big Sky Town Center location. Plus, if you’re looking for a bite to eat, the menu at Copper includes a delicious variety of entrees and shareables.
Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 3–6 pm and features a flavorful lineup of bourbon whiskey drinks and local craft beers. So take the afternoon off, and sip on a Kentucky Mule or Midas Crush from MAP Brewing Co.
Flavor meets atmosphere at Brigade in the heart of beautiful Downtown Bozeman. Whether you’re visiting for brunch or dinner, you’ll be dazzled by the thoughtfully crafted menus with adventurous cocktails and creative dishes.
On the cocktail menu, house originals include the Red & Black Lumberjack made with muddled blood orange, Los Altos Blanco tequila, housemade curacao, Aperol, cinnamon syrup, and lime and the Duece Seater made with huckleberry jam, vanilla lactic-acid syrup, Montgomery Distillery White Ladie gin, lemon, soda, and mint. Arriving before 3 pm on Saturday or Sunday for brunch? You can’t miss out on the Mimosas—with your choice of orange, grapefruit, or pineapple juice.
At the El Camino Bar, every order starts with the famous fried chicken sandwich with spicy sauce, pickles, and tomato. Up next, a beverage to pair. If you really want to spice up your life, go for the house margarita made with Sriracha. The house cocktail selection also includes the El Co Arnold Palmer, Orange Gin Mule, and Coconut Ricky, among the best cocktails in Bozeman.
Late nights exploring Downtown Bozeman should include a stop at Happy Box — Bozeman’s hidden karaoke bar. Wander in for a tasty variety of Asian street food options, but stay for the karaoke and cleverly named cocktails. Order a round of Liquid Swords made with Wildrye Flathead Cherry Vodka, gin, benedictine, curacao, pineapple, and lime to warm up the vocal cords.
Don’t be shy! There are two private karaoke rooms available for reservation, and they’re the perfect place to sing your heart out with friends.
BOZEMAN SPIRITS DISTILLERY
What’s better than locally crafted spirits? Locally crafted spirits made from pure Rocky Mountain water. At the Bozeman Spirits Distillery in Downtown Bozeman, you can sample the whiskey, vodka, gin, or rum that everyone raves about. When you visit, consider ordering a BSD Old Fashioned with Montana 1889 Whiskey or a Ruby River with Montana Ruby River Gin. You’ll be glad you did.
Come for a cocktail, stay for the mountain views. A true crown of the Kimpton Hotel in Bozeman, the Sky Shed is the ultimate rooftop bar with guests welcome year-round. Yes, even in the wintertime! As if the atmosphere of a luxury rooftop bar weren’t enough, the Sky Shed boasts a creative and flavorful cocktail list that’s frequently updated. Try something from the seasonal selection or sip on a signature weekly cocktail, that always features a Montana distillery.
Kick off an evening in Downtown Bozeman with a specialty cocktail at Plonk. Each cocktail is beautifully created to highlight the essence of Montana living. From the Pineapple Express with house-infused jalapeno tequila to the Midday Manhattan with house-infused orange bourbon, these handcrafted cocktails are the intersection of professional mixology and edible artwork.