Bozeman’s Choice Top 10 Places with Patios

Angie Jamison, photographer, author by Lindsey Hove

In the past few years, we’ve seen a surge in outdoor seating options in Bozeman, and it’s not just limited to downtown. There are restaurants, cafes, breweries and bars all over Bozeman with outdoor patios for us to enjoy. Here’s a list of our best places with patios in Bozeman.

Bozeman Taproom
Bridger views? Check. Huge beer selection? Check. Wine on tap? Check. The Bozeman Taproom pretty much covers all the bases for happy hour after work or for dinner out. The rooftop patio is always the coveted spot, but if it’s too crowded there are also tables outside on the street level. If the big doors are open, it does not matter if you are inside or out!

MAP Brewing
MAP Brewing is no doubt a Bozeman favorite! The patio overlooks the Glen Lake Rotary Park pond with some of the best Bridger views in town. Seriously, it’s tough to find a patio with a better view in Bozeman. MAP has great beer, great food, and is one of our favorite breweries in Bozeman. The only problem is it’s tough to find a seat!

Bridger Brewing
Pizza, beer, and views are what you’ll get from Bridger Brewing’s fantastic second-story patio! This is the perfect place to soak up the sun and the south side views for happy hour drinks or dinner.

Foxtrot
One of Bozeman’s newest restaurants, Foxtrot, is located in The Market building in Ferguson Farm. They have a big, spacious patio and will be filling it up this summer with live music every Saturday night as part of their Summer Concert Series. With a west-facing patio, this is a great place to catch those awesome summer sunsets we have here in Bozeman.

Sidewinders
Sidewinders in Ferguson Farm on the west side of Bozeman is the patio for summer sunsets. They have a wide variety of beers on tap and a great, family-friendly menu, along with comfortable seating, heaters and the best west-facing views in town.

Plonk
Plonk is the best place to enjoy a cocktail outside. The front patio is perfect for people watching on Main Street, but the back patio is our favorite, with beautiful green foliage and a private, tucked-away feeling. This is our top pick for a girls’ night, date night, or happy hour!

Cafe Fresco
Just off of Main Street is Cafe Fresco, some of the best Italian food you can find in Bozeman. With Bozeman Creek flowing beside and mature trees for shade, on the Cafe Fresco patio, you hardly notice that you are downtown! With a glass of wine in hand and some delicious pasta, you could almost trick yourself into thinking you’re in Italy (almost!)

The R Bar
On any given sunny day in Bozeman, you will see many happy people sitting at the R Bar patio. What we really love is how they open up the garage-style doors, making all the front tables feel like you are right outside. This is a great place for some people watching and a bucket of beer. If you can’t find a table here, check next door at one of downtown’s newest bars El Camino.

The Cannery District
There are several options for patio dining in the Cannery District. Pizza Campania has a great little patio with a firepit, and if you haven’t had their pizza yet, do yourself a favor and go there! Seven has a lot of outdoor seating complete with twinkle lights and a couple of couches. Behind Wildrye Distilling and Dean’s Zesty Booch is a large patio area that is relatively unknown, whether you are having a drink from Wildrye or kombucha from Dean’s, you can enjoy it on this spacious patio.

Outlaw Brewing
One of Bozeman’s best breweries also has a great patio! There’s green space right next to it for the kids and dogs to run around and almost always a food truck in the parking lot to get some food to go with your beer.