What to Do in Missoula

This list was compiled from Missoula Independent's readers' and editors' top picks.

Bars

Al & Vic's Bar (Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
119 W Alder Missoula MT
(406)728-4801
hamlet3145 says: How in the Sam Hill of gosh darn tarnation am I the first person to review Al & Vics?? Strongest mixed drinks in town. Also, now you can order food to chomp on. Giddyup, y’all. More...
Bayern Brewery (Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
1507 Montana St. Missoula Montana
406-721-1482
Big Sky Brewing (Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
5417 Trumpeter Way Missoula MT
406-549-2777
Bitter Root Brewing (Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
101 Marcus St. Hamilton Montana
406-363-7468
Michael Phillips says: Tim Bozicks' Bitterroot Brewery is by far the BEST LAST PLACE, not to over use a phrase, but this my friends, the just that. Extroadinary beer and ales, great food, cozy environment, excellent music, friendly atmosphere, everyone makes you feel More...
Charlie B's (Bar & Grills, Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
428 N Higgins Missoula MT
406-549-3589
Flipper's Casino (Bar & Grills, Burgers, BBQ, Diners, Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
125 South 3rd West Missoula MT
406-721-4895
Iron Horse Brew Pub (American & Varied, Bar & Grills, Bars, Clubs & Lounges, Burgers, BBQ, Diners)
501 North Higgins Missoula MT
406-728-8866
Althea says: Greatly improved! The new menu is so good. the seared tuna as an app. or sandwich was fantastic! haven't been to the Horse in a wile & was glad to see the new choices. Check 'em out! More...
Jaker's Bar & Grill (American & Varied, Bars, Clubs & Lounges, Bar & Grills)
3515 Brooks Missoula MT
406-721-1312
James Bar (Bar & Grills, Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
122 West Alder Missoula MT
Smitty says: James Bar has great happy hour, and their fries are amazing. The atmosphere is very urban, clean and crisp. Has booths, a couple couches, and a very nice wait staff. Great for a couple people or a group. More...
Kettlehouse Brewery (Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
602 Myrtle St. Missoula Montana
406-728-1660
Laughing Grizzly Bar & Grill (Bars, Clubs & Lounges, Bar & Grills)
2300 W. Broadway Missoula MT
Laughing Grizzly Bar & Grill
Missoula Club (Bar & Grills, Burgers, BBQ, Diners, Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
139 West Main Missoula MT
406-728-3740
Old Post (Bar & Grills, Mexican & Southwest, Bars, Clubs & Lounges, American & Varied, Burgers, BBQ, Diners)
103 West Spruce Missoula MT
406-721-7399
Oxford Bar & Cafe (Bars, Clubs & Lounges, Burgers, BBQ, Diners)
337 North HIggins Missoula MT
406-549-0117
Palace (Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
147 W. Broadway Missoula Montana
Stella says: Strolled into the Palace Bar last week and got my hair blown back by Rockers “House of Quist”. The lead vocals and drop-dead gorgeous harmonies served up by Guthrie and Halladay Quist will send you right to the moon. The More...
Press Box (Bar & Grills, American & Varied, Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
835 E. Broadway Missoula MT
406-721-1212
Red Bird Wine Bar (Fine Dining, Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
111 N. Higgins Ave Missoula MT
406-549-2906
schrimpy says: One of my favorite places! Amazing food and wine list and you can still dress casual. More...
Red's Bar (Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
217 Ryman St. Missoula Montana
Savoy Casino & Liquor (Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
123 W Broadway Missoula MT
406-543-0646
Sean Kelly's (Irish, Bar & Grills, Bars, Clubs & Lounges, American & Varied)
130 W. Pine St. Missoula Montana
406-542-1471
Smitty says: Pub Trivia on Tuesday with Fat Tire pitcher specials = Amazing. They've got great food, too. Salads, Sandwiches, Traditional Irish Fare, and a Locally Grown special daily. MMmmmm More...
Stockman's Bar (Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
125 W. Front St. Missoula Montana
406-549-9668
The Badlander (Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
208 Ryman St. Missoula Montana
The Depot (American & Varied, Bar & Grills, Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
201 Railroad Street West Missoula MT
406-728-7007
Smitty says: The Depot is sweet because it's like 3 restaurants in one. There is the fancy restaurant for more "intimate" dining. The Depot Deck for summertime hangouts with pals. And the dark bar for Air-Conditioned bliss. The food is good. As More...
The Rhino (Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
158 Ryman St. Missoula Montana
Union Club (Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
208 E. Main St. Missoula Montana
406-728-7980

Restaurants

Big Dipper Ice Cream (Cafes, Bakeries, Sweets)
631 S. Higgins Ave. Missoula Montana
406-543-5722
Julie says: By far the very best ice-cream in town! Don't spend your dollars at chain stores when you can support the local economy in the sweetest way possible! More...
Biga Pizza (Italian & Pizza)
241 W. Main Street Missoula MT
406-728-2579
nina says: great service!! pizza, daily salad specials, the calzones are HUGE and delicious! always crowded- get there as early as you can! beer and wine served also! More...
Black Cat Bake Shop (Cafes, Bakeries, Sweets, Coffee Houses and Huts)
2000 W. Broadway Missoula MT
406-542-9043
nina says: hands down best bakery in town. they have the best cookies (especially the hand squeezed lemon cookies and the espresso chocolate chip cookies), and lemon bars are to die for! hand squeezed lemon is the trick! also the cupcakes are More...
Bridge Pizza (Italian & Pizza)
Corner of S. 4th & Higgins Ave. Missoula MT
406-542-0002
Smitty says: If you just want a slice of pizza, the Bridge is the place to go! They always have cheese and pepperoni, and two specialty slices. Their pizzas are a leap above any of the pizza chains, but perhaps not as More...
Caffe Dolce (Deli and Sandwiches)
2901 Brooks Missoula MT
406-549-4914
Smitty says: I give Cafe Dolce four stars to round out the two locations. The stand-alone spot on the corner of Brooks and Beckwith is cafeteria like. I feel like it should be in a museum or something, not somewhere I would More...
Doc's Gourmet Sandwich Shop (Deli and Sandwiches)
214 North Higgins Ave Missoula MT
406-542-7414
Smitty says: Doc's can be daunting at first glance, because they have SO MANY choices. All their sandwiches are named after famous doctors (freud, kavorkian, doolittle, who) and always bring a smile. They've got cold and hot sandwich options, along with soups, More...
Food For Thought (Deli and Sandwiches)
540 Daly Ave. Missoula Montana
406-721-6033
Good Food Store (Deli and Sandwiches, Retail)
1600 South 3rd West Missoula MT
406-541-FOOD
Guy's Lolo Creek Steakhouse (American & Varied)
6600 Highway 12 West Lolo MT
406-273-2622
Iron Horse Brew Pub (American & Varied, Bar & Grills, Bars, Clubs & Lounges, Burgers, BBQ, Diners)
501 North Higgins Missoula MT
406-728-8866
Althea says: Greatly improved! The new menu is so good. the seared tuna as an app. or sandwich was fantastic! haven't been to the Horse in a wile & was glad to see the new choices. Check 'em out! More...
Montana Club (American & Varied)
2620 Brooks Missoula NS
406-543-3200
totem transit says: The best Angus steaks in town. Attentive and friendly staff. More...
Located outside Southgate Mall Paxson St. Entrance Missoula MT
406-542-7333
3075 N. Reserve Missoula MT
406-327-0731
Old Post (Bar & Grills, Mexican & Southwest, Bars, Clubs & Lounges, American & Varied, Burgers, BBQ, Diners)
103 West Spruce Missoula MT
406-721-7399
Oxford Bar & Cafe (Bars, Clubs & Lounges, Burgers, BBQ, Diners)
337 North HIggins Missoula MT
406-549-0117
Paul's Pancake Parlor (American & Varied)
2305 Brooks Missoula MT
406-728-9071
Pearl Cafe (Fine Dining)
231 E. Front St. Missoula MT
406-541-0231
Red Bird Wine Bar (Fine Dining, Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
111 N. Higgins Ave Missoula MT
406-549-2906
schrimpy says: One of my favorite places! Amazing food and wine list and you can still dress casual. More...
Romaines (Deli and Sandwiches)
3075 N. Reserve Missoula MT
Tami Allen says: Great food. Amazing customer service. Clean facility. More...
Sa Wad Dee (Asian)
221 West Broadway Missoula MT
406-543-9966
schrimpy says: Good Thai food for Missoula but would not fulfill most individuals needs for Thai who have had true thai or lived in a city. More...
Scotty's Table (Fine Dining)
131 South Higgins Ave. Missoula MT
406-549-2790
Flat says: I ocationaly go there for lunch. I love their dessert(dark chocolate).so good. I think I have never dissapoint their food but dinner is too expensive for me. By the way, special soup was good too. More...
Shack (American & Varied)
222 West Main Missoula 59802
406-549-9903
griego says: The Shack has the best fried chicken around, try it and you won't regret it. I have always liked their breakfast but their dinners are great also. For dinner try the pork with chipotle sauce!!! Fantastic! Thats if you like More...
403 N. Higgins Ave. Missoula MT
406-549-7979
Taco Sano on the South Side (Deli and Sandwiches)
1515 Fairview Avenue Missoula MT
406-532-1550
Worden's Market (Deli and Sandwiches, Retail)
451 N Higgins Ave Missoula MT
406-549-1293
Smitty says: Frito Pie. Chili, fritos, jalepenos, sour cream. $4 --Enough Said. More...

Theaters

Roxy Theater (Movie Theaters)
718 S. Higgins Ave. Missoula Montana
Josh says: Simply The Best. Better Than All The Rest. More...
Wilma Theatre (Movie Theaters)
131 S. Higgins Ave. Missoula Montana
406-728-2521

General

Crystal Theater (A & E)
515 S. Higgins Ave. Missoula MT
contrarywise says: Bad Habits was great. The play is a little dated, but definitely funny. The acting was really great. The actors almost all took this play all the way, no holding back. More...
Good Food Store (Deli and Sandwiches, Retail)
1600 South 3rd West Missoula MT
406-541-FOOD
335 N. Pattee St. Missoula Montana
406-728-0447
306 N. Higgins Ave. Missoula Montana
200 N. Adams St. Missoula Montana
406-728-1911
Orange Street Food Farm (Retail, Deli and Sandwiches)
701 S. Orange St. Missoula MT
(406) 543-3188
Posh Chocolat (Retail)
119 S. Higgins Ave. Missoula Montana
Rockin Rudy's (Retail)
237 Blaine St. Missoula Montana
406-542-0077
4175 Rattlesnake Drive Missoula Montana
406-549-8703
Worden's Market (Deli and Sandwiches, Retail)
451 N Higgins Ave Missoula MT
406-549-1293
Smitty says: Frito Pie. Chili, fritos, jalepenos, sour cream. $4 --Enough Said. More...

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