DraftMag.com recently came out with its 100 best beers bars for 2011 and new to the list Missoula’s very own Rhino. It’s the only spot in Montana to make the cut and certainly deserves the praise. The Rhino, of course, has a giant selection of draft beers, many of which you can’t find anywhere else in Missoula. My girlfriend’s mom went in there for the first time a while back and asked, “What’s on tap?” without looking around to see the long wall of handles. The bartender was not amused.
On a side note, we have a new SpeakUpMissoula poll about the best taproom, pub or beer bar in Missoula. You can vote and see the results on the right side of the screen.
- Matt Pritchard
Missoula’s Charlie B’s made the list of Esquire’s Best Bars in America 2010 with an 80 user rating, according to the Esquire.com website.
I like Charlie B’s, and it certainly deserves to be on this list, but I wonder whether or not other bars like The Jack or any of the bars Richard Hugo wrote poems about would/should be here too. Missoula certainly has its share of crazy bars, but go to almost any town in Montana, and you’ll find a bar that could/should easily make Esquire’s Best Bars in America list. As I said, no disrespect to Charlie B’s, I’m glad they made the list.
UPDATE: Here’s a great little blog post from Seattle about Missoula’s Charlie B’s making the Best Bars in America list.