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Sip 'n Dip Lounge

7th Street and 1st Avenue South, Downtown, Great Falls, MT
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Ranked #3 of 153 restaurants in Great Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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82% Recommend
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Madison, WI
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were disappointed that the mermaids don't work on Sundays or Mondays, but this campy tiki lounge serves Montana beers and is worth checking out. Definitely an unusual place, and I could see it being a lot of fun on a weekend.

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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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174 reviews 174 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This Lounge was featured on CBS TV and in GQ Magazine and should be on your bucket list. If you are traveling between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone, make a beeline for Great Falls and the O'Haire Motor Inn. Just check ahead for the mermaids and Pat's Piano schedule. This place gets a wonderful mix of people of all ages.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A small lounge with a tiki bar vibe where everyone is friends. Spend the evening meeting people and watching mermaids. They have a full restaurant menu at night, I recommend the sample platters a nice variety of good food.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a great pkace. If you want different than usual this is it. Fun atmosphere with the piano singer and mermaids. Kind of like going back in time. Worth the time to check this place out. I have never seen anything like this and that is refreshing

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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261 reviews 261 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I read the reviews & we happened to be in GF sat night before our flight Sunday morning. It is unique to have the mermaid swimming as you order drinks so that's interesting. Maybe worth seeing once. But, overall the place is pretty much a dump. A few slot machines to the side as well. Place was packed. Service was... More

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Union, Missouri, USA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

It's a little bit tourist trap, a little bit dive bar, a little bit local hangout. And with all of that, great food and drinks! Make sure to stop by if you're traveling to great falls for some reason.

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Seattle, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Mermaids do exist! When my friends moved to Great Falls, I promised to visit them. Since weather, time and just wanting to hang out, really didn't permit a site-seeing trip, I thought there must be something in this odd little town that attracts people. I jumped on Yelp to look for food and found it is definitiely the Sip 'n... More

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Helena, MT
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395 reviews 395 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

In the past this was named the best bar in the US. Mermaids in a large water tank, retro beach décor, Pat at the organ for 50 years now. What an absolute hoot. We happened to be there during the professional rodeo and knew lots of the folks there. I think everyone in Montana has about one degree of separation... More

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Missoula, Montana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We were on a road trip earlier this week and stopped by the Sip N' Dip for a drink. Carl, the bartender, first talked us into staying for dinner (which was pretty darn decent) and then talked us into staying for the mermaids and Pat. I'm so glad that we did! The service was beyond excellent (thanks, Carl!), the atmosphere... More

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Cody, Wyoming, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

What a blast. From the moment you enter the Sip you feel as if you have stepped back in time. The drinks are cool and refreshing, the people warm and friendly, the mermaids are a kick and Pat, well she is so much fun and has a huge following. On the weekends if you aren't there early you won't get... More

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