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Flathead Lake Brewing Company of Missoula

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3.73/5
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12 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

424 N Higgins Ave
Missoula, Montana, 59802-4536
United States

(406) 542-3847 | map
flbcofmissoula.com

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Added by Torontoblue on 11-23-2011

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
12
pDev:
9.12%
 
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by TheSevenDuffs:
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3.43/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

A small place, much different from Tamarack. Environment was really nice: clean, somewhat upscale sports bar feel with some big screen TVs to watch football.

Beer selection was sub-par. There were more non-FLBC offerings than FLBC offerings, which was odd and not a single dark beer was available on tap. I tried their double IPA, which was quite good.

Service was good. Prices were reasonable but a little higher than Tamarack and The Rhino. Worth a visit but not at the expense of visiting Tamarack.

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Photo of Edie
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of VashonGuy
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

The Missoula Flathead Lake taproom was recommended as a spot where we could get dinner and good beer, and on that count, it qualifies.

The place is a standard pub, quite attractive. It's got a few convenient TVs, but it's not really a sports bar.

There are potentially around 15 taps, but when we were there, only 8 were in use. The beers seemed to be their standard lineup. I had the 369 Nitro Stout, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

The service was consistent, consistently slow. The waitress was slow to take our order. Then it was a long wait for my stout, and an even longer wait for the food. We'd been there nearly an hour before the food arrived. I rarely grump about service, but this was unusual.

The food was tasty, but the odd thing was that my cannelloni plate was skimpy (two small cannelloni make an entree??), while my wife's chicken salad was generous. Call the kitchen uneven, I guess.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.03/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Flathead Lake's taproom is Missoula has a bit of a benefit over other small breweries in town: they have a full liquor license, so can be open past 8 and you can get more than 48oz of beer if you are so inclined. They have 15 house taps (9 regular + 6 seasonal), plus Guinness, although 3 of those taps were blown on my visit; the beer is decent enough. I liked the service a lot; when I waffled just a little on what to order I was poured a taster without even asking -- something I rather appreciate! The vibe is that of a pretty standard bar, although there's some nice outdoor seating as well.

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Photo of Anaxagoris
3.99/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of sjmad23
3.88/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of juicebox
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of MTScotchAleLover
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Jameswoody
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Sicem99
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of EricCioe
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I've been here several times in the last nine months. The beer selection is pretty good overall. The espresso porter and the saison are both solid options that seem to usually be on tap. The food is pretty good. The offer a nice cheese board and the sandwiches are good. During craft beer week in Missoula they had a desser pairing with their espresso porter and a chocolate cake that was really nice. The service is okay but a bit slow, and once when they weren't busy at all the server handed us our check even though we were going to order another one. We didn't.

Overall, this place is fine but I prefer Tamarack right down the road.

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Photo of Torontoblue
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great new addition to the beer scene in Missoula.

Fancy looking upstairs bar, bright white walls, black beams and local arts hanging on the walls; nice airy feeling.

Large-ish bar with seating for about 10 people, and plenty of tables dotted around the floor. Big screen TVs for sports fans.

Staff were helpful & friendly. Beer selection was all Flathead Lake’s lineup; 10 taps (with a few other Montana brews offered too), and there was growler fills too.

Food was great and priced right.

Seems a very popular place to visit.

Definitely visit next time I'm in Missoula!

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Flathead Lake Brewing Company of Missoula in Missoula, MT
Place rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 12 ratings
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