Montana Ale Works
Montana Ale Works

Montana Ale Works

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://montanaaleworks.com/
  • Phone: (406) 587-7700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Burgers, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Roth Jordan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: No one in Bozeman throws a party like Montana Ale Works. For birthdays, holiday parties, rehearsal dinners or corporate events, the Ale Works ambiance, hospitality and cuisine is unsurpassed.

    Pre-set menus(or custom designed) are available, accompanied by our full bar, the largest regional micro-brew selection in town, and a first-rate wine list. Choose from three venues to match the scope-or desired volume level-of your gathering. Allow to ensure that your party is unforgettable.

    Contact our Banquet Events Coordinator, Dawn Brown, to discuss further detalis.
  • Private Party Contact: Dawn Brown 4065877700

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wallace Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking lot and street parking.
A word from Montana Ale Works
Bozeman’s favorite gathering place and award-winning restaurant and bar

Our artfully-crafted upscale comfort food ranges from hand-cut steaks to fresh seafood, local beef and bison burgers, entree salads, grilled fish tacos and locally sourced organic and gluten free dishes. We offer the most extensive draft selection of regionally-brewed craft beers on tap in the Northern Rockies, plus a full bar, creative cocktails, house infusions and a diverse wine.

From quiet booths to our energetic bar billiards, intimate dining to summer patio lounging…Montana Ale Works: Everything Great About Bozeman.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Montana Ale Works reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (29)hot spot (24)vibrant bar scene (19)neighborhood gem (18)fit for foodies (14)special occasion (10)late-night find (7)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (3)romantic (3)Show More
  • Great for Friends
    Skimom
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Great place to take friends. Excellent variety on the menu. Food was good. We had the evening special of stroganoff. Was a little disappoint, tasted like roast beef with gravy. Service was ok. I don't think our server really gave us much thought other than taking our order. He didn't deliver our food, check back with us or offer dessert. We were also seated by the kitchen door which for making a reservation was disappointing. We will definitely return, I think it was just an off night. And the Wedge is to die for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Janet
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great place. Good food, not overly priced, good wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amaxing
    BestinBozeman
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Great food, one of the best places in Bozeman. The service was extremely friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    What a great place to have a nice dinner. They have a great selection of food. Their burgers are amazing and the daily specials lean towards the foodies. The night we were there it was lamb sliders, seafood paella, and seared duck breast. They have a huge selection of local beers. They have a small intimate room or the large bar area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Have to eat here when we visit our son at college. (Go Cats) Can be a bit loud, but we love it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food and fun place
    sea1VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We returned for our second time in a week and it was excellent again. Wonderful beer list and ample wine list. Great salad, great fish tacos, and great chicken enchiladas. Will go back next time in Bozeman.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Montana Ale Works
    Michele
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great food but the restaurant was very noisy and crowded. Service was good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Montan Ale Works
    BobcatMom
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Montana Ale Works is a great place with lots of variety to satisfy both parents & kids with all sorts of tastes! Very handy to be able to make a reservation also. Will definitely go there again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slow service
    j94024
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    food just ok. service very slow and had to go get my own water. I would not return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Main Street fun
    sea1VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had an excellent meal. The meatloaf I had was delicious and my wife had a vegetable dish with mushrooms. They have a great beer selection and a respectable wine list. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    have been dining here almost weekly for several years. Staff is great, food is consistently very good and the chef is always trying new, fun menu items. Locally grown products make it special..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great
    rjk1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Been here 3-4 times every time I get to Bozeman. Always good!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ps50
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We look forward to eating here every time we visit Bozeman!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not entirely great
    Nickname
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I ordered the bison meatloaf. It tasted pretty good, though was a bit salty for my taste. Ditto with the accompanying mashed potatoes. My husband ordered the bison burger cooked medium. It came out pretty rare instead. Hubbie ate the burger, but didn't really enjoy it. The response from the restaurant staff was less than satisfactory - they comped a glass of wine. Next time through Bozeman, we'll try a different place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had a great time eating affordable and delicious food and beer!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 61 reviews are from the Montana Ale Works reviews archive.
  • outstanding restaurant
    foodlover
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very popular spot but easy to tell why. Great food, good variety on the menu, and terrific service. Would not hesitate to go here again or recommend to anyone in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reception desk of idiots
    Burg
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Go with low expectations and perhaps you will be surprised because we set the bar too high based on previous posts. The wedge was lukewarm, the steak sandwich was chewy and not really a sandwich. The lovely ladies at the desk that greet you are vapid and quickly forget you exist and had a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Canada
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Good service. Great food"."."......""...."...".......................
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Montana Ale Works
    sptifire
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We eat here every time we are in Bozeman. They are always packed! Be sure to make reservations. I called in late to make a reservation for 8:30 p.m. and was told there were no openings. I got on this app (Open Table) and made a reservation for the same time and got in. I'm not sure why they told me they had no openings when they did. The food is great and the servers are very friendly. I highly recommend this dining establishment.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • consistant
    wilson
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Montana Aleworks is always good, I am never let down by my meals there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeff
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great food, eclectic selection. Dining room offset from bar helps with ambience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must for every trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We travel to Montana for Georgia at least once a year and this has become a must for each trip. Great beer! Great food and Pool tables. what more can you ask. This June's trip was no exception. had Asian wings and a buffalo patty melt. Will be back for more next year.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but NOISY
    ComeComer
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The onion soup and steak au poivre were very good. It was insanely busy--on a weeknight (Monday). It was by far the noisiest dining experience I have ever ever had. Could hardly talk at our table for 3.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Overall Restaurant in Bozeman
    Deetour
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Absolutely excellent restaurant for evening meals! The main dining area is first-come, first-served and can be quite lively, especially around the bar. There is a somewhat private dining area known as the "Grill Room" that is generally a few decibels quieter and for which reservations are accepted. The food and service have been consistent over my 8 years of dining there. They offer fresh seafood in addition to steaks and sandwiches. There are early-bird offerings and chef specials. They have a good selection of craft beers and a decent wine list in addition to a full bar. The secret is long gone--you need to get there early or later but you are sure to have a wonderful meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beer lover approves
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The service at AleWorks was outstanding. The food was good. Best of all the selection of beers on tap was excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Brew Pub
    Brewpubtovisit
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Excellent brew pub with many options (local and not so local beers), accompanied by good food and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Americana
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Good food, lots of people, can be noisy, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, cool place
    MauiJon
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Had dinner with a party of 5 in the Ale Works. Great micro brew selection, many local brewers. Food was top notch with significant portions. Plenty to take home. Tried a couple of appetizers, recommended by waiter and they where great. The main courses were outstanding. We will definitely return to the Ale Works. Our guests loved it as well. The waiter was top notch and we were never wanting for anything.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent experience!
    MontanaatoZ
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I had the meatloaf, it was excellent it had bacon inside which was delicious. My fiancé had their burger (with nothing on it) and she said it was easily one of the best burgers she's had, I had a bite and I agree wholeheartedly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    Bethany
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food and service as always is exemplary! An enjoyable meal out!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great choice
    BigBzyVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    This is a large place and most of the restaurant is an open bar-like atmosphere which is best enjoyed with a group of friends out for a fun evening. It also makes a great place for a refined diner reserved through Open Table. We have always been seated in the Grill Room with OT reservations and this is a relatively quiet room aside from the active door to the kitchen. Great beer list and great food.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 30th birthday
    Luvbzmn
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Just celebrated my birthday at Ale Works with a group of 10 and it was great! Great food and great service. Clint was our server and he was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We truly enjoyed our time here. We got there a little bit before our reservation and was able to grab a drink at the bar. What a beverage selection!! When we were seated for dinner, our waiter was amazing. Very friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was amazing too! Perfect portions and well paired. It was a great experience and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise level
    Catsmeow
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Very noisy so it's difficult to hear in a large group if you're Not in the private room which was closed for the night. Food is great, great social gathering place. Parking is good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice dinner at hot Bozeman spot
    Ellenbil
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Busy bar scene and people waiting when we arrived. Waited for table but nice location. Fast friendly service. Local food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Bobcats17
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We ate at Ale Works for Valentines Day and it was absolutely amazing. The service was excellent and the food was even better. Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and fantastic beers.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We had a great meal,great service,and I recommend Aleworks.the only negative thing would be the noise level...but it was a busy night..!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great deal
    Jdundas
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Great service, great food and very reasonably priced. It was very busy in there but they had enough staff to handle it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service & food
    fundine
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Glad we had a dinner reservation as the place was packed. Even though they were busy, we were seated right away. Our server was friendly and our food was ready in no time. Great selection of beer and wine and good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    Montanan
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    The grill room is a nice quite spot for dining. The bar area is the more happening place. Very good food, and they know how to deal with food allergies! The servers are always very nice and helpful. We go here fairly often, so I wish the menu was larger and a little more diverse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.