Having a beer in a bar in Philipsburg, Montana



From an apres-ski Moscow Mule made with huckleberry vodka to a pint of locally brewed and bottled craft beer while watching live music in the afternoon sun, Philipsburg is a great spot to find a watering hole after a day of fishing, hiking or skiing.

A first stop for many beer enthusiasts, the Philipsburg Brewing Company has indoor and outdoor seating to sample many of their award-winning brews like their Raspberry Razzu - a gold medal Best of Craft Beer Awards winner in 2020 - or their 5 Phantoms Pumpkin Barley Wine - a gold medal World Beer Cup winner in 2018 - along with flights of Hay Bag Hefeweizen, Don’t Call Me Honey Saison and Otter Water Pale Ale. In the summer months, the brewery opens their “Springs” bottling location at the top of town, where Philipsburg’s first brewery began more than a century ago. Locals gather here on the renovated outdoor decks that look out over town or the natural amphitheater in the back, in the shadow of the brewer’s original cabin and pines planted for each of his children, to settle into camping chairs and listen to local bands or even catch an outdoor movie.

Across the street from the downtown brewery, Bricks Pub also has 12 regional craft beers on tap, along with Montana spirits, a selection of wine, and house cocktails to enjoy with appetizers or a more substantial meal while catching a game on their big-screen TVs.

Just off Highway 1, pull up a barstool at The Sunshine Station for a whiskey and stay for a game of pool or darts with a burger and beer in their renovated dining area.