A family-friendly taproom and growler-fill stop serving beer, wine, cider, and soda.
What it is: The Dram Shop is a 37-tap bar that encourages growler fills. Owners Sarah and Zach Millar have created a hub that celebrates all that beer has to offer. Right downtown in a bustling district of homes and businesses, The Dram Shop encourages not only experimentation but also camaraderie among patrons. Friends and strangers alike can gather at the long bar or at ample tables to compare notes on what’s in the glass or simply talk about the happenings in town.
Why it’s great: Even the lowest of the dive bars in this town have at least one craft beer on tap, but you’re going to find the macro stuff dominates both in selection and by customer choice. In this well-lit, spacious, yet still intimate bar, you can drink a multitude of beers from the local, state, and regional levels in proper glassware, filled by knowledgeable and friendly staff. And when you find one that you like, just get a growler to go. —John Holl
DETAILS Hours: Noon–10 p.m., Monday–saturday; Noon–7 p.m. Sunday Address: 229 E. Front St., Missoula, MT Web: dramshopmt.com