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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
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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  • 37
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gorgeous setting and good fare!

We loved this spot. The setting, looking over Flathead Lake, is spectacular. The service is very friendly. The variety of home brewed beers is outstanding - we had a hard time choosing but enjoyed the dark beers especially. And the food is just right for the setting: casual, filling, and tasty. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Meg P
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BELGRADE
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If it wasn't for the poor service I probably would've given a 5. I personally thought the beer was average but, everyone's tastes are different . Our waitress however, left a lot to be desired. I honestly thought we had made her mad somehow with in the first 5 minutes. Literally looking at both tables around us, asking about drinks/food,... More 

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Thank JACKIE J
United States
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for dessert, and we all had a lovely time! It was surprisingly not as busy as we thought it was going to be, which was nice, and the food and drinks were excellent! I recommend the Cinnamon Bites with Cream Cheese if you're going here for dessert! They were very good!

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Thank EireCailin2000
Bigfork, Montana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We ended up with a large dent in our new car. ( with only 2100 miles ) the bad food and ok beer cost us $ 750.00 dollar in a dent repair on our car. The parking lot is a gravel pit. We recommend that the customers take a junk car their. Most of the cars in the paring lot... More 

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Thank Montana M
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Beer was good. The service was poor. We found when we tried to talk to the bartender, we were an inconvenience and didn't feel very welcome here. However, it is worth checking out. The bar itself is very interesting inside.

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Thank Thetreefort
Level Contributor
48 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Great brewery with numerous beers to choose from, including a few sours. Of the other breweries visited around the lake, this one had sours and several of them. From what I tasted, they did a nice job brewing them!

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Thank ColeDog13
Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Cute little place with excellent beer and a friendly, welcoming, and fun bartender - she made us feel welcome right away and offered samples of all that we wanted to try. There's also a deck upstairs where you sit outdoors.

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Thank cyclist16
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We loved this spot. The setting, looking over Flathead Lake, is spectacular. The service is very friendly. The variety of home brewed beers is outstanding - we had a hard time choosing but enjoyed the dark beers especially. And the food is just right for the setting: casual, filling, and tasty. We had the bison burgers and oven fries. Highly... More 

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Thank Meg P
Chatham County, NC
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Once again we found a jewel!! Our trip west has also been seeking out great breweries. Flathead Lake Brewing in Bigfork, MT is spectacular. It is situated right on the lake with a beautiful view of the lake and mountains. They had a great variety of beers including three IPA's, an Amber, pale ale, saison, sour beer, the list goes... More 

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Thank MissBBlue
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

We went out of our way to stop in thanks to a recommendation, while traveling from Glacier to Seattle. So happy we took the extra time to stop here. Every beer we tried was amazing. The bar was empty when we arrived on an early Thursday afternoon, so we had a chance to chat with the bartender. We had a... More 

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Thank Chelsey S
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Sat on the deck while sipping some sensational local brews. The food was fantastic. The brews simply delicious. The service was fast and friendly. My wife and I had a blast. We will be back. Thanks for the great hospitality. One of the best brew pubs we have ever visited, and we have visited tons. The view of Flathead Lake... More 

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Thank Mikisiw

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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
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, 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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