Montana has long been known as "cowboy" country and whether you're the real deal, or just like to dress up as one occasionally (we all know the type) there are several spots across the state where cowboys and cowgirls can feel right at home.

Of course, with the popularity of shows like Yellowstone, it seems that a few of those spots might be a bit more crowded these days, especially by folks visiting the state and looking to have a "real Montana experience".

However, if you're in search of a genuine Montana Cowboy Bar, you're in luck,

We're talking about the type of place where you can have a cold one after a long day, or maybe do a little two-steppin' to kick off the weekend. The type of place where real folks hang out, blow off some steam, and come together to have a good time.

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There's no doubt that opinions will vary when it comes to the best Cowboy Bar, but the folks over at Distinctly Montana came out with their Best Of 2023 List, and according to the votes, when it comes to Cowboy Bars, three stand out above the rest.

Second Runner Up goes to The Sunrise Saloon

Located in Missoula, The Sunrise Saloon offers a little something for everyone.  With live music and dancing, a casino, and food and drink The Sunrise is a popular place in the Garden City to get together and enjoy a night out.

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The First Runner Up goes to Stacey's Old Faithful Bar and Steakhouse

Located just outside of Bozeman in Gallatin Gateway, Stacey's has been part of the social scene since 1937. Known for its great steaks, cold drinks, and old-west atmosphere. With live music and a whole lot of history, Stacey's is a must for those looking for a Montana experience.

And The Winner Is...Cowboy Troy's

Located up the Bitterroot, the best cowboy bar in Montana can be found in Victor at Cowboy Troy's according to the folks at Distinctly Montana. Cowboy Troy's has live music, great food, lots of drink options, and a fun atmosphere. In fact, their slogan is "Where strangers become friends, and friends become family".

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So which Cowboy Bar is your favorite in Montana? Let us know by sending us a message on our radio station app.

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