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Carabiner Lounge

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50 Big Sky Resort Rd. (Summit Hotel), Big Sky, MT 59716
+1 406-995-8078
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Enjoy spectacular views of Lone Peak from the deck or savor the...
Enjoy spectacular views of Lone Peak from the deck or savor the Euro-Western atmosphere of the Resort's 4-star hotel from inside this beautiful bar and restaurant. Come warm yourself by the fireplace and enjoy live apres ski music(when available)in our relaxed and intimate venue. The Carabiner Lounge is located on the terrace level of the Summit Hotel.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Entertaining clients
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great après ski

Wonderful place to grab a drink and bar munchies and watch the last skiers of the day come down. Has a great outdoor patio with fire pit

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
ANNE G
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New Bern, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New Bern, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to grab a drink and bar munchies and watch the last skiers of the day come down. Has a great outdoor patio with fire pit

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Quebec City, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a nice restaurant at the bottom of the hills. I had lunch there twice and dinner once and each time I was satisfied. The crispy chicken salad is my favorite. Only negative comment, there is not a lot of variety on the menu (starters, salad, sandwiches and one choice of pasta)

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Eau Claire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We just stopped in for dessert. I had creme brulee and my spouse some sort of Huckleberry dessert. Both very disappointing. The creme brulee was heavy with some type of crust. The Huckleberry dessert was doughy. We decided not to go back for sandwiches etc

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Billings, Montana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Cozy setting, excellent service, and great food. Comfortable chairs with a view of the slopes. Gluten-free options were greatly appreciated.

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Geneva
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Table of eight: everyone was happy with plates ranging from salads and soups to steaks. All well prepared and served and reasonable prices. Service was excellent, thanks! A really nice wine list -- although a bit too pricey in my view -- with some unusual bottles and a knowledgeable staff to steer you in the right direction for your taste.

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achusted19, Public Relations Manager at Carabiner Lounge, responded to this review

Hi andrewcrosby, Thank you for your great review of Carabiner Lounge. We're so happy to hear that you had a great time with your group and that everyone was happy with the menu variety. We hope you join us again at Carabiner and Big Sky Resort. More 

Kitchener, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A nice relaxed upscale bar, at least in the summer. Fine service and food well above what is usually expected in a bar. Great Montana steaks recommended. And the view over the ski hills and mountains is stunning.

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BigSkyResort001, Public Relations Manager at Carabiner Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your review with us. We really appreciate your time and business. Please come back and visit with us again some time. More 

Carmel, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Nice place to grab a light lunch, snacks and/or drinks especially after skiing. They often have live music and the fire roaring. Comfy place with really good food, but the service could be better.

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BigSkyResort001, Public Relations Manager at Carabiner Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words and taking the time to share your review with us. We really appreciate it. Our team is always looking for ways to improve our service and guest experience. A member of our team will contact you shortly to get some additional information on the service you received and how we can better serve... More 

Big Sky, Montana
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

For après ski this place was the best, good service, great food & drink, however it seems this season the service has gone extremely downhill. I have actually only been able to eat & drink here once this year, the other 4 times we walked out due to being completely ignored for over 10 minutes each time! Neither time I... More 

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BigSkyResort001, Public Relations Manager at Carabiner Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. As a local and long time customer we value your opinion and your loyalty to us over the years. Your account of your service does not match that which our team strives for. Please accept our sincere apologies. A member of our team will be reaching out to you shortly to look... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

A bit pricey, but not too bad (it's a resort restaurant sharing the kitchen with Peaks). Loved the seating and evening, live, lounge music.

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BigSkyResort001, Public Relations Manager at Carabiner Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We love to hear from our customers and fans. We hope you join us again for some après music, spirits and fun. More 

Lihue, Hawaii
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Ate in this bar when no other place had enough room for our whole group. Only had a bar menu which was very limited. It all sounded good, looked good, but I could barely choke down my three small salmon cakes because they were full of something way too spicy!!!

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BigSkyResort001, Public Relations Manager at Carabiner Lounge, responded to this review

Glad to hear we could accommodate you and your group on such short notice. We aim to please! So sorry to hear that the spice on your crab cakes was not to your liking. If there is ever something about your service or meal that is not to your liking please bring it to our attention immediately. We will do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Big Sky Resort Rd. (Summit Hotel), Big Sky, MT 59716
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Big Sky
  • Phone Number: +1 406-995-8078

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 17
  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients

Description

Enjoy spectacular views of Lone Peak from the deck or savor the Euro-Western atmosphere of the Resort's 4-star hotel from inside this beautiful bar and restaurant. Come warm yourself by the fireplace and enjoy live apres ski music(when available)in our relaxed and intimate venue. The Carabiner Lounge is located on the terrace level of the Summit Hotel.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?