A Very Montana Father's Day

Oh no! Your Dad is in town this weekend. It's Father's Day and you have nothing planned. What are you going to do?

Don't worry, we have you covered! Luckily you live in the Treasure State, and Montana's treasures are trout-filled rivers, unique local breweries and gorgeous mountain hikes. There are no shortage of opportunities to explore the Bozeman area and connect with your pap this weekend.

Here are some ideas to help you plan your Father's Day weekend!

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The Western Cafe

The Western Cafe is a Bozeman institution. The building itself has been a food establishment since the 1940s, but the Western family has built quite the reputation for delicious, down-home comfort food. If you're looking for crispy hash browns or cinnamon rolls as big as your head, this place has got it! One of the neat features is the old-style counter where locals and travelers alike can rub elbows and swap stories. It's a great feel of Bozeman history and a taste of delicious food that dad is sure to love. Perfect way to start a Bozeman Father's Day! 



Gallatin River Fishing

Image courtesy of Outside Bozeman. 

Drive down towards Big Sky, find your favorite pullout and put your waders on. That's the name of the game when it comes to catching fish on the Gallatin River. The Gallatin provides the community with year-round fishing opportunities for the ambitious angler. 



BBQImage courtesy of Zac Cain

One thing's certain, Montana has no shortage of beautiful spaces. After an afternoon on the river, you're sure to work up an appetite. That means it's time to cook! Pull into any day use site along the river, hit up a shaded camp spot, or take in the view from your own backyard. Maybe dad wants to be grillmaster or perhaps you can take over and let him relax. We recommend a delicious Montana made seasoning to spice up those burgers or a yummy Montana made BBQ sauce for ribs and chicken! 



Bozeman Brewing CompanyImage courtesy of Bozeman Brewing Company.

After a long day of adventuring with your dad, take him out for some local craft beers. Bozeman Brewing Company is the oldest brewery in Bozeman. The taproom is quiet and relaxed, so it's the perfect place to end the day with dad and rehash those fish tails. Their classic popcorn maker in the corner calls back to small-town bars and the crowd is definitely a fun mix of the most interesting locals. But what's most important? The beer. Fresh and delicious, they have one of the best series of rotators in towns. Plus, their new line of sours will surely make dad happy! 


By Zach Altman

Edited by Cassi Miller


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