Love Handles: You Might See the Dude at Montana’s Shine Beer Sanctuary

From our Love Handles files on beer bars we love: In Bozeman, Montana, Shine is your one-stop shop for draft beer, to-go bottles, food, and plenty of patio.

Kate Bernot Feb 27, 2022 - 2 min read

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What it is: If a traveler had only one hour to taste the best beers from Montana and the Rocky Mountain West, pick up bottles to take home as souvenirs, grab a bite to eat, and rest their legs before their next hike or ski, Shine would be the place. The combo beer bar and bottle shop on the city’s main drag houses two counter-style restaurants—LaPa Grill and Soup Shack—and boasts not just a bustling patio but a rooftop bar as well.

Why it’s great: Shine is a place where anyone, no matter how picky, can find something to love. Thirty taps pour a diverse stylistic selection of beers brewed in Montana and neighboring states, as well as wine, cider, kombucha, and gluten-free options, while LaPa Grill dishes up customizable burritos, tacos, and salads. The whole affair has a laid-back hippie slant to it—Grateful Dead references abound, and a Big Lebowski mural graces the bathrooms. (Jeff Bridges owns a home in nearby Paradise Valley.) Big Sky views provided by the rooftop deck and first-floor patio are the cherry on top.

Hours: 11 a.m.–9 p.m., daily
Address: 451 E. Main St., Bozeman, Montana