Best Bars in Montana

A native daughter's favorite places to get a drink (with a little photographic corroboration thrown in for fun)
  1. The Sip 'n Dip, Great Falls
    On weekend nights there's a mermaid in the pool.
  2. The New Atlas, Columbus
    The New Atlas doubles as a taxidermy museum, emphasis on freaks of nature.
  3. The Road Kill, McLeod
    In the middle of nowhere. Bring a DD.
  4. The Murray, Livingston
    Hometown classic.
  5. The M and M, Butte
    Jack Kerouac fell in love with the place in 1970 because it was full of characters- "gamblers, whores, miners, Indians." I love the place for the bartender with hydrocephalus, who pours a great drink and makes a mean pork chop sandwich.
  6. The Old Saloon, Emigrant
    This place is best mid-summer, after a float down the Yellowstone.
  7. Jester's in Helena
    It's a total shitshow AND they have killer live music.
    Suggested by   @EricElkins