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
yum123 says: In response to schrimpy, perhaps you just didn't know what you were getting yourself into when you ordered the morels. They are SUPPOSED to taste very earthy. I had this special as well when they had the local morels in, 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...
Black Cat Bake Shop (Cafes, Bakeries, Sweets, Coffee Houses and Huts)
2000 W. Broadway Missoula MT
406-542-9043
GB says: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE EVERYTHING!!! The tarts, the cakes, cookies, the breads, the rolls, mmmm' everything is so good! The fruit tarts are the best I have ever had! I don't care for lemon cookies but their's are fantastic!!! Oh yes, More...
Blue Canyon Kitchen (Fine Dining)
3720 North Reserve Missoula MT
406-541-2583
ib12als says: Wonderful food on both visits. Its perfect for a date. Very elegant atmosphere yet rustic. The price is just right for the quality of food you receive. And the staff is always prompt and very friendly. More...
Ciao Mambo (Italian & Pizza)
541 South Higgins Missoula MT
406-543-0377
El Cazador (Mexican & Southwest)
101 South Higgins Missoula MT
406-728-3657
El Diablo (Mexican & Southwest)
1429 South Higgins Missoula MT
406-728-3657
Smitty says: El Diablo is hands down the best burrito shop in Missoula. With fresh ingredients prepared daily, their mission style burritos are a masterpiece. A little more expensive then other spots in town, you get what you pay for, 100%. Their More...
Five Guys Burgers & Fries (Burgers, BBQ, Diners)
820 E. Broadway Missoula MT
Flat says: I liked burger but I always order half portion because too big. I like add a lot of vegies in it. I wish they have small size french fly. It's good for people who eat a lot but not me. More...
Flipper's Casino (Bar & Grills, Burgers, BBQ, Diners, Bars, Clubs & Lounges)
125 South 3rd West Missoula MT
406-721-4895
Food For Thought (Deli and Sandwiches)
540 Daly Ave. Missoula Montana
406-721-6033
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...
529 South Higgins Missoula MT
406-830-3237
Flat says: This is one of my favorite restaurant in Missoula. It's so heard to find good, healthy restaurant like this place in Missoula . When I go another restaurant , I usually order same dishe all the time but this place 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...
Keep (Fine Dining)
102 Ben Hogan Drive Missoula MT
406-728-5132
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...
3075 N. Reserve Missoula MT
406-327-0731
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
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...
Riverside Cafe (American & Varied, Burgers, BBQ, Diners)
247 W. Front Street Missoula MT
406-728-6655
Anthony Musci says: Awesome use of local ingredients and chef pushes the palates of his customers with some unusual seasonal menu options. 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
aMontanaView says: Great food, great service, good value. The food is like nothing else in Missoula. It has unique and wonderful flavors. Good quality, fresh and even when busy, you can have a conversation at this restaurant. Clean, and fresh establishment. 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...
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...

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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