Montana Ale Works is an industrial inspired restaurant creating upscale comfort food from locally sourced ingredients. Located in a converted rail house, this eatery retains much of the look of its previous life, complete with exposed iron girders, huge brick walls, and a bar that looks like it was lifted out of a steampunk novel.
Montana Ale Works' menu has a lot of different items on it, but there is a significant amount of real estate dedicated to the burgers. There are nine options, including a black and blue burger, bison burger and "the Jake" which has roasted jalapeno relish, sliced avocado and a cilantro lime sauce. The chef also has a seasonal special risotto which changes based on what fresh ingredients are available. Check the specials on the way in, as each night Montana Ale Works has drink and food specials which savvy guests should absolutely take advantage of.
We eat here often when in town. It's not "wow" food but it's consistently above average. It's great family place. Good beer and beverages. Prob would skip wine here but the fun cocktails are enough. The pot sticker appetizer is our favorite...must try them. Service always friendly. Definitely recommend reservations as its a popular spot.
WE love this place and will continue to go back! Great food, great vibe, great service!
The food is always good and it's such a treat!
Always a great experience. Service excellent, as was the food. Prime grade steak special Saturday night...priceless!
We had a short notice family and friend gathering. Trying to find a table for 9 at 6:30 can be a challenge. But Ale Works did it! Great waiter and excellent food. We probably over stayed out welcome during their busy hours, but we never knew. Relaxed family friendly atmosphere. We will be back for certain. Highly recommended
Ale works had things pretty dialed in for a big night. Classy wait staff attire and a great specials menu for the celebration.
This restaurant has great food and atmosphere. They are involved in lot of local restaurant events and support local producers.
My duck was good but the potatoes were not exciting. It was not worth the $28. My daughter's pulled pork lacked any flavor and we were not sure that the margarita had any tequila in it It was not drinkable. The waitress did replace it with just a shot of tequila. My husband's meatloaf was fine. The waitress was nice and they have a very nice beer selection. My glass of wine was good and not overpriced.
The food and service here was fantastic! We also tried some of the locals beers and were quite pleased.
This is a very popular spot. Good place to hang late and play pool. Food is good. You cannot go wrong with a burger. Nice selection of wine as well as the obvious beers. It is VERY dark inside and reading the menu can be challenging. Ask to sit in area around the bar or the rail car as the side room is gloomy and based on past experiences, it is the spot they sit open table patrons. Little glitch in beginning as told we had two reservations but open table had no record of this.
Montana Ale Works is a favorite restaurant in our town. We love getting the Asian wings for starters. Meals are usually good but the noise is sometimes too loud. I would recommend their nightly specials, especially the halibut.
We were in for a birthday celebration with a group of 10 and our server was wonderful. Great food, yummy cocktails, fun evening! We love aleworks.
The outside waitress was rather abrupt as she explained that our reservation did not entitle us to be seated outdoors. Once inside, the music was very loud. We were seated promptly, our table was clean and the service prompt. While I enjoyed my pot roast that was on special, my daughter's quesadilla was VERY spicy, (almost inedible) and my husband's rib-eye special $39 was very gristly. He did not send it back, but should have. I don't know if they just ran out of rib-eye and substituted another cut of meat, but it was clearly not a good piece of meat or worth the price. They have a wide selection of beer and the crowd seems to enjoy the scene. It is very noisy, between the music, the brick walls and high ceilings, but it could be considered ambience if meal time conservation isn't important.
As always ale works is always great however this time they did over cook my burger😏
Fun restaurant with consistently great food, with good variety, so anyone could find something they like. If you like to try different beers, this is the place for you.
It had been a while since I've eaten at Montana Ale Works. I'm glad I came back. The staff was wonderful, very accommodating, helpful with food and beverage choices. Our meal was very good and we all left very happy.
This restaurant is a frequent stop on our visit to Bozeman. Normally it is a pleasant experience. Having that it mind, I made a reservation expecting a nice table near a window or on the patio. Imagine my disappointment when we were seated in a dark, dank room next to the kitchen door. This room doesn't even match the rest of the restaurant. I asked to be moved and we were seated in a booth next to a brick wall. Why bother to make a reservation if the table will not be any better or even worse than if you didn't.
We set up reservations online and were seated immediately upon arrival while many other groups were waiting. Our server was fantastic. The options on the kid's menu were great and the portions were enough to feed a small adult. The main menu had multiple options. My son loved his smokestack burger and my bison chili rellenos were very tasty. My wife really like the flavors in the fish tacos, however, we were disappointed with the one piece of fish that resembled a fish stick. Finally, the adult beverages were very good and reasonably priced. We'd highly recommend Montana Ale Works and will eat there again when we visit Bozeman. We will also use Open Table to set up our reservations!
This was one of the better meals during a long summer vacation. A great aosphere in this highly popular downtown slot.
Food was delicious and the beer and wine list excellent.
Very ordinary food - my salad was missing some key ingredients listed in the description. The bar area was lively and looked popular; the restaurant section however was loud with lots of very young children, sparse decor. Not really the spot for a memorable dinner but probably fun if you are looking for a bar with food.