Cocktails and Nightlife in Missoula

Fancy cocktails can begin or top off a perfect date night in downtown Missoula. After a day hiking, biking or fishing in Montana’s beautiful landscape, discover the romantic side of Missoula. Reward an active day in the outdoors with a classy drink, great food, and live music in a sophisticated cocktail lounge. Blue Mountain Lodge has a great central location, only a short drive to all the favorite local night spots. We offer a private setting that’s close to all the nightlife. Book your suite with us today for vacation with the perfect balance of rustic beauty and chic dining.

5 Swanky Bars with Great Cocktails

When you want an elegant drink sometime only a perfectly crafted cocktail will do. And a wonderful atmosphere with great food and friendly service enhances the whole experience. Depending on your mood, choose romantic, hip, trendy or rustic charm at these favorite Missoula night spots.


This lounge invites guests to slow down and sip a cocktail in a romantic, laid back atmosphere. Chandeliers light the intimate tables and comfortable couches. Or enjoy the French inspired food under fairy lights in the outdoor courtyard. Background music sets the mood but allows for private conversations.

Montgomery Distillery 

This sleek cocktail bar understands elegance without being pretentious. The owners honor Montana’s past using traditional methods and local ingredients to craft fine spirits. Enjoy classic cocktails such as fizzes, highballs and even temperance drinks from a bygone era. Go behind the scenes and tour the facility on Fridays and Saturdays.

Top Hat 

For an intimate music club experience with great cocktails go to Top Hat. This modern restaurant has a cool bar and a big stage. They host national touring artists, local performers and even fun trivia nights. This is the hip place to listen to great music, have dinner and enjoy a smooth cocktail.

James Bar 

The owners of the James Bar succeeded with their goal to elevate bar culture in Missoula. This cool hangout is classy while also staying approachable. Their upscale pub food and generous drinks have a loyal following from the locals. The inviting atmosphere promotes conversation and laughter.

Montana Distillery 

Located in the historic district, this is one of the oldest distilleries in Montana since Prohibition. Now a very modern bar that has a choice of over 40 cocktails. And their award winning vodkas and gins are made from Montana/Idaho sugar beets infused with a variety of natural flavors. They also host weekly live music and specials, such as Martini Mondays.

Discover Missoula’s cool and classy nightlife for a romantic evening lingering over perfectly balanced cocktails. Whether listening to Jazz in an elegant lounge or laughing with friends in a trendy modern bar, enjoy a memorable night out. Whatever your style, Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast invites you to relax at our serene location only minutes from downtown Missoula. Plan your romantic summer getaway in one of our luxury guest suites.

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