Outside of the wedding we hope you take some time to enjoy Missoula, it has a lot to offer.
Fair warning: breweries and distilleries stop serving at 8PM. Montana has fun liquor laws!
Our favorite brewery in town. Casual vibe with a big patio, great beer.
If you’re not into beer, Missoula has a cidery! Large patio. Try the Whiskey Peach.
Kettlehouse Brewery - South
Multiple locations, but Southside is the better one and closer to most things. Open later, until 9:30PM.
Brewpub, tacos, basement arcade. Open later, until Midnight. Good place to bring a board game or two and play upstairs.
Other favorite places to drink
Dram Shop. Imagine Nation Brewing. Highlander Brewing. Bayern. Seriously, we have so many breweries. Fun fact: Montana ranks second in the nation for breweries per capita.
Our favorite restaurant in town. Indian/Himalayan. Lots of vegetarian options.
BurnS Street Bistro
New brunch menu every weekend. Their food truck also serves at Draught Works Sundays.
Best pizza in town.
Ice cream. Such good ice cream. Interesting flavors, last year’s favorite was basil orange sorbet.
Don’t be scared that it’s in the back of a dive bar, it’s part of the charm. Cajun food. Try the gumbalaya.
other favorite places to eat
Plonk. Catalyst. Notorious P.I.G. BBQ. Cafe Dolce. Big Dipper. Paul’s Pancake Parlor. If you want to get a little bit out of town, Lolo Steakhouse and Lolo Brewery are a short drive away in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.
Saturday farmer’s market
There are technically three spanning from Spruce St. to the river. Food, produce, art.
Park downtown with lots of free events. Check out the man-made endless wave.
Nice hiking area where Nathan proposed!
hike the M
The trail starts on the UM campus and is a short hike with a great view. You’ll be able to see the town and the entire Bitterroot valley.
garden of 1,000 buddahs
One of the most neat/random places in the area. If you go here, go slightly farther and get a donut at the Windmill Bakery in Ravalli.
Other Favorite Sights
Fort Missoula. Traveler’s Rest. National Bison Range. Missoula Art Museum. Bitterroot Valley. Garnet Ghost Town. Blue Mountain. Some neat places to shop are Rockin’ Rudy’s and Circle Square. We’re close to lots of day trips, so if you have extra time and want to go an adventure, let us know if we can help.
Here is a map to get you familiar with the area. Click the icon in the upper left hand corner to see a color coded list of the best spots.