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“A Piece of History” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sip 'n Dip Lounge

Sip 'n Dip Lounge
Ranked #7 of 182 Restaurants in Great Falls
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff
Helena, MT
Level Contributor
957 reviews
613 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
“A Piece of History”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 anyway.

I used to live in Great Falls, cannot believe this was my first time there. Our buddies come often. What a great, retro, one of a kind roadside America experience!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Missoula, Montana
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Went for a drink and ended up staying all night!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 fun and we ended up spending the night in a really great room at the hotel. One of the best nights out we've ever had. Go here if you find yourself in Great Falls. Or just get in the car and start driving. It's worth it.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cody, Wyoming, United States
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very Retro....”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 a seat...What a little treasure. One not to miss.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Washington State
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138 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Mermaids!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

The mermaids were cool, but personally, we aren't into noisy places. The lounge was crowded and loud. Too bad we missed Piano Pat!

Visited August 2013
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Austin, TX
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260 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
“Everything you want a mermaid bar to be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

What a good time at the Sip! The mermaids were wonderful, the beer good, the vibe very fun and relaxed. All over Montana we met the nicest people, and Sip n Dip no exception. Thank heavens for no smoking ordinances, which make it possible to enjoy an old-line place like this.

Visited August 2013
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