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Windbag Saloon & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Brew Pub, Grill, Pub
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19 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT
+1 406-443-9669
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time with friends at happy hour. Service was exceptional, plenty of room for a content crowd. Beer, wine and house well drinks $3 for happy hour. I recommend it

Thank klmf65
Helena, Montana
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many of the recent reviews on here, I, too, was disappointed by the new Windbag. Gone is the gorgeous old wood bar on the south side, along with the dividing wall between the dining and bar areas. Instead it reminded me of other chain sports bars in Helena...typical, though forgettable food. Service was just ok. And the noise level,... More 

1 Thank Bethie1972
Helena, Montana
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103 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This USED to be one to the great lunch or dinner spots in Helena and had, perhaps , the best salads and burgers in town. Not any more! First of all, the place is crazy noisy. Not just chatter but so loud it is impossible to have a conversation! I ordered a Chinese type salad that was listed on the... More 

1 Thank groupleader45212
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534 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a bar crawl and went to every pub in Helena. The windbag was pretty typical, nothing to stand out from the others really. We had one drink each and carried on to the next one.

Thank robnkim
Helena, Montana, United States
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to lunch for the first time at the "new" Windbag. I was so disappointed! It's just another sports bar with no atmosphere, just a large center bar and TV's on the walls. The menu was nothing great, a few salads, a few wings, burgers, sandwiches and a lot of different varieties of "macaroni and cheese"! Gone are the steaks,... More 

1 Thank Karen H
Helena, Montana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anxiously awaited the reopening after being sold and total renovation. We arrived at 5:30 on a Wednesday and got the last seats. Almost all high tables and high stools. We shared a table for 6 with another couple as last seats in the house. The old Windbag it is not. Sports bar type with multiple TVs tuned to various games.... More 

1 Thank dirbybear
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Windbag Saloon and Grill was recently purchased and completely remodeled. Beautiful remodel job however the food has completely changed from what Helena was used to. The restaurant is now more like a sports bar which is OK if that's what you're looking for. First time I went I had a hamburger and it was just OK, went again recently... More 

Thank Barbara K
Whitefish, Montana, United States
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Well, let's just say sometimes new isn't better - sometimes it is. This isn't a good change - below average "pub food" poor planning on the part of new owners to put lots of televisions and crowded seating - the menu is very average. It seems you have to hover over other dining - waiting for an available table. While... More 

Thank Maureen C
Helena, Montana
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65 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

The new Windbag has the look of your standard sports bar. It's a noisy place with the patrons and piped music competing. The service was very good, not one complaint there. The food was the most limiting factor; I had the philly sandwich, a smallish portion with a sauce that did not come close to cheese. The fries were okay... More 

1 Thank CeelAbby
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

They are still working out the kinks of the new place. Lots of potential. Food is average bar food. They need more Helena beers and local booze from Gulch Distillers. I'll keep coming back for sure.

Thank Laura Brian A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $14
American, Brew Pub, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 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
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 406-443-9669

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?