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The Great Northern Bar and Grill

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27 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2546
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Always a great time...

We always visit this establishment when in Whitefish. The night we were there. Service is friendly and they always seem to have great live entertainment

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kelowna, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Kelowna, Canada
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165 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always visit this establishment when in Whitefish. The night we were there. Service is friendly and they always seem to have great live entertainment

Thank amtiii
Whitefish, Montana
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I went to the bar/grill last night to have a few with a friend. We ended up staying for many as they were running a good drink special with live music later on. The female bartenders were less than friendly, God forbid that they make eye contact or smile, and we had to wait on ourselves the entire time, sometimes... More 

Thank dcgcollette
Lethbridge, Canada
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I had a European visitor and wanted to show her an authentic Western bar and this was it. Not the first time I was there and I love it! Bar is dark with lots of signs on the wall and a long bar to sit at. You have to order your food order from a window and then they will... More 

Thank lamd98
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Visited here on a Thursday on August with group of friends in town for a wedding. The place was packed, even with a $5 cover. There was a live cover band that had the dance floor packed. Bonus, they served their domestic beers in mason jars, what more could you ask for? Recommend this place for a beer and music.... More 

Thank mineesnowtah
Anthem, Arizona
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105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I've been to this bar several times over the past few years and it has continued to declined each visit. Don't get me wrong it's a fun place but the shuffleboard table had no powder, neither did the bar despite the sign saying ask bartender for shuffle board powder. They gave us 3 blue pucks and 5 red ones -... More 

Thank KristenS_11
Bozeman, Montana, United States
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Se veral beer choices. Would recommend the sampler tray if you are not familiar with their beers. I tried 5 samples and really liked 3 of them, so was able to fill my growler

Thank Gary A
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

ok food, ok service. Had a young singer the night we went, but could not understand anything she sang. Poor sound system.

Thank Rhonda M
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Came here almost every night we were in Whitefish. We are big pool junkies and they had three tables and the cues were reasonably good. As a Canadian we do not have the drink pricing they do so I was very happy at the few dollars we had to spend per drink. They have a movie screen in the back... More 

Thank Camille W
Sea Cliff, New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Fun, lively local bar. Draws a big crowd on a Thursday night and had live music.. A large variety of tasty pub food and live music. Would definitely go back.

Thank Kri306
Chatham County, NC
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Another wonderful place to get a great beer and a sandwich!! A wonderful little place in Whitefish, Montana. The town is very quaint with lots going on. The Great Northern Brewing Company is a little spot with lots going on inside. There are two levels, downstairs has a small bar with a sitting area and a fireplace. Upstairs has a... More 

Thank MissBBlue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2546
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: 406-862-2816

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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