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Flathead Lake Brewing Company

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26008 East Lake Shore Drive, Bigfork, MT 59911
+1 406-837-0353
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Description: A bar is a bar, a taproom is home. There's something about walking into a...
A bar is a bar, a taproom is home. There's something about walking into a small, cozy place after a long hard day on the job (or the trail, lake or river), pulling up a stool and ordering your favorite local brew. Woods Bay is an intimate community, and our original taproom there fits in perfectly. It's a small space with a big view. It's nautically themed, with a large deck perfect for live music on sunny Sunday afternoons in the summer. If you visit us here more than once there's a very good chance you'll see more than one familiar face. Our taproom offers the perfect place to enjoy all of our craft brews. So come visit us, sit down, enjoy a beer and maybe even chat with our brewers and take a growler and some bottles to go.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

Great place to get beers and chow in Flathead lake. My favorite beer was the Galaxy IPA. They have several others that are great too. Weekends get crowded but if you've never been, it's worth the wait.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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  • Scenic view
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bigfork, Montana
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Made it to the Pubhouse for lunch with my son, and we had a great time. He had the kids' burger and fries, and he loved the little burgers. I had a blackened chicken sandwich that I topped with the Cajun BBQ sauce that was on the table, and it was really good. I love their beer cocktail list, and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Great place to get beers and chow in Flathead lake. My favorite beer was the Galaxy IPA. They have several others that are great too. Weekends get crowded but if you've never been, it's worth the wait.

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Bigfork, Montana
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Those of us who liked the old brewery have been waiting for the new one to open. It finally opened on Super Bowl weekend, and you can't get a table there ever since. However, we go once or twice a week when they open at 4 and get our favorite table with a fabulous view of Flathead Lake. The food... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My wife & I stopped in to check out the NEW Flathead Brewery, after waiting & waiting for it to open. I was disappointed in the limited "bar food" menu. BUT our bartender, Kendra was fantastic! So friendly & knowledgeable! She made us feel like we were the only customers at the bar, even though she was incredibly busy! I... More 

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Missoula, Montana
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It was ok...I'll give them some time to work out the bugs. Should have told us before our cards were charged that 15-20% was being added. I feel like going back and getting the tip because she got 20% on top of it and didn't deserve all that. She was reluctant to give us sep checks and then created drama... More 

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Sarah P, Manager at Flathead Lake Brewing Company, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review to let us know how we could have made your experience with us better. We are taking your concern with great detail and are working to improve so it does not happen again! Thank you for understanding that we are still working the kinks out. If you wish to talk... More 

Hartland, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Location has a fantastic view of Flathead Lake. It was too cold to sit outside, but must be lovely in the summer. Glass fireplace between the bar and table area is a nice touch. Our group tried two of the porters and the Belgium Gold- all were excellent. The huckleberry soda was too sweet for my taste, but my daughter... More 

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bigfork,mt
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My review is based on my recent visit to the woods bay location, 5 miles south of the Bigfork location. First off, let me say that the beer is excellent!! I had an amber, the brown ale, and the imperial ipa. I really liked all of them- but I got a growler of the imperial ipa to take home. The... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We have been waiting for months watching the construction of this new restaurant/brewery....we went 1 week after they opened with another couple for dinner. WOW! I am pretty simple when it comes to beer, I like wheat beers. The other 3 members of my group were not so sure, so they took advantage of the free flight of beers. Apparently... More 

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Sarah P, Manager at Flathead Lake Brewing Company, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review to let us know how we could have made your experience with us better. We have been working out the kinks and improvements are being made daily. We want to ensure an amazing experiences with us, so we are taking your concerns with great detail and are working to improve.... More 

Kalispell, Montana, United States
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My family and I went here last night, 2/14/15, to try the new location. We had planned this a week ago, and drove from Kalispell just for this. Upon arriving we were told for a party our size, 7, it'd be an hour wait and we agreed to wait, grabbed some beers and hung out in the waiting area. As... More 

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Sarah P, Manager at Flathead Lake Brewing Company, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review to let us know how we could have made your experience with us better. Customer service and ensuring an amazing experience is very important to us. We are taking your concern with great detail and are working to improve so that this doesn’t happen again! We have had a lot... More 

Great Falls, Montana
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Stopped to try the beer, not disappointed! This little brew pub is quaint and so very inviting. Staff knowledgeable. Hope they keep the feel of this place when they move to their new place, which looks like a very large facility just up the road a bit!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26008 East Lake Shore Drive, Bigfork, MT 59911
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bigfork
  • Phone Number: +1 406-837-0353

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

A bar is a bar, a taproom is home. There's something about walking into a small, cozy place after a long hard day on the job (or the trail, lake or river), pulling up a stool and ordering your favorite local brew. Woods Bay is an intimate community, and our original taproom there fits in perfectly. It's a small space with a big view. It's nautically themed, with a large deck perfect for live music on sunny Sunday afternoons in the summer. If you visit us here more than once there's a very good chance you'll see more than one familiar face. Our taproom offers the perfect place to enjoy all of our craft brews. So come visit us, sit down, enjoy a beer and maybe even chat with our brewers and take a growler and some bottles to go.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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