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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
11:00 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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Helena, Montana, United States
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Karen H
Helena, Montana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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64 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The remodel has made this a great new sports bar like place. We had an appetizer and a drink, food was great as was the service. We sat at the bar, the guys were very attentive, we enjoyed our time. A must stop to check it out, we will be back.

Thank Margaret K
Helena, Montana
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was told by the waitress after watching two women fight over a table because they don't have a hostess that we needed to seat ourselves ( for which we already knew hence the sign when you walk in) that it was first come first serve. Not worth stalking folks while they eat or waiting to fight with people over seating... More 

Thank aa4321
Helena, Montana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First Rate service, food was excellent and a great atmosphere! The only negative thing , I dont like the way you have to stalk other people while they're eating so that you can sit at their table once they leave. It is very awkward and uncomfortable.

Thank michellecA4444RT
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

A year or two ago I did a review on how the Windbag seemed to be stuck in time and needed a change. Everything seemed stale. Well, I'm glad to say the Windbag has delivered in making some necessary changes. The new renovations make it a much more pleasant place to hang out; no longer is it so dark and... More 

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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?