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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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Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Will never go back!

My family and I went to this restaurant for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. The menu is limited, the drinks were mediocre, we waited a long time for our food, and the atmosphere was so loud. I had to yell across the table to speak with my family. Besides all of that, my 6 year old son was served... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Shishoo54
via mobile
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  • Scenic view
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family and I went to this restaurant for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. The menu is limited, the drinks were mediocre, we waited a long time for our food, and the atmosphere was so loud. I had to yell across the table to speak with my family. Besides all of that, my 6 year old son was served undercooked,... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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
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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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Hartland, Michigan
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Kalispell, Montana, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Great Falls, Montana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Billings, Montana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I had passed by this place several times and finally decided to stop in to try out their beer, WOW they have some great choices. I had eaten earlier in the day so I didn't take the time to eat, but from talking to the other customers, they have great food as well. I'll be back to try their food.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Very good selection of food, your choice of well brewed beers, and Great conversations with the bar tenders. What else can be said...

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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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