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Sip 'n Dip Lounge

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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7th Street and 1st Avenue South, Downtown, Great Falls, MT
+1 406-454-2141
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

"Fun" atmosphere. Mermaids are neat. BUT - the venue itself as a structure is SCARY. While I have no idea if the tiki thatch is non-flammable or even flame retardant, it seems like a "fire-trap" disaster waiting to happen. My opinion. Yes, it can happen there... E2/Chicago/2003, Cocoanut Grove/Boston/1942, Ghost Ship/Oakland/2016, Silver Grill Lounge, LaSalle Hotel/Chicago/1946,... Let us hope the... More 

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Thank Youreal N
ohairemanager, General Manager at Sip 'n Dip Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our business. Please know that we are inspected by Great Falls Fire on a regular basis and the lounge is a perfectly safe place to be. All flammable grass, etc is retreated with fire retardant as part of our scheduled maintenance. So not only is it cute, it is safe to come... More 

Big Sky, Montana
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an icon that has been around for decades. The establishment is world famous and has been featured on TV and in magazines. It is a full-on Tiki Bar with enormous tropical drinks (served in fish bowls), swimming mermaids, and large portions of food. If you are famished, the “Hog Heaven” is an enormous pulled pork sandwich. Good luck... More 

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Thank MontanaCraig
ohairemanager, General Manager at Sip 'n Dip Lounge, responded to this review

I just want you to know, that I shared your review with Piano Pat and you are now her favorite! (She's actually in her 80's ;) So glad you had fun. Come see us again! More 

Helena, Montana
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you walk into the Sip 'n Dip it's a little like taking a step back in time. We missed the infamous Piano Pat but the food was good and the atmosphere was even better. It may seem a little cheesy, but that's part of the charm. Why wouldn't you want to watch a mermaid swim while enjoying cocktails with... More 

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Thank CKylerWest
ohairemanager, General Manager at Sip 'n Dip Lounge, responded to this review

Of course, why wouldn't you?! You'll have to come back to see Piano Pat another time. ;) Safe travels! More 

Medicine Hat
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting experience, have never been to a lounge with Mermaids! Atmosphere lots of fun, many people come here to party!

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Thank Wanda T
ohairemanager, General Manager at Sip 'n Dip Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in to see us! Now that you've seen our mermaids, you'll have to check out the other places with some: Denver, Sacramento, Las Vegas.... More 

Spokane, Washington
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

So the mermaids really were a kick, and worth going to see. Food was much better than expected (fryer temp was perfect, no grease, fresh oil). The Italian nacho's were unique & tasty. Bar really is a true dive, the adjoining hotel a MAJOR dive (wouldn't recommend). Was quite shocked from a business standpoint that owners don't capitalize on theme... More 

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ohairemanager, General Manager at Sip 'n Dip Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in. I'll pass your redecorating suggestions on to the owner. Who knows, it could happen. Have safe travels in the future. More 

Wisconsin
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Sip 'n Dip was the main reason we found ourselves in Great Falls, MT. The "mermaids" were entertaining to watch and converse with. If you know sign language you can actually carry on a conversation with some of them, through the glass. "Piano Pat" actually plays electronic keyboards. She talk/sings her way through standard piano bar tunes. Not the... More 

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Thank Mortimus
ohairemanager, General Manager at Sip 'n Dip Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review. We appreciate that you made your way to see us! It is appreciated! More 

Bozeman MT
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We took a motorcycle trip from Bozeman and checked in for one night at OHaire's Motor Inn. Walked in and took a trip back in time. A tiki bar and mermaids in this unlikely setting was so ironically funny. Enjoyed the atmosphere, the mermaids, and the Bowl-o-Blue Hawaiian as big as your head. Small intimate lounge, and chuck full of... More 

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Thank sjhBozemanMT
ohairemanager, General Manager at Sip 'n Dip Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in to see us! And thank you for the great review, we appreciate it very much! More 

San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stopped at Great Falls on road trip from Glacier to Yellowstone parks. We asked around what was there to do, and everyone responded with "Have you been to the Sip 'n Dip Lounge?". So we gave it a try. The entire experience is like going through some kind of time warp. Why would an original 1960s tiki lounge, complete... More 

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Thank ragtowne
ohairemanager, General Manager at Sip 'n Dip Lounge, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you so much for the great review. I really mean it. I think you summed up the experience well. Hopefully we can move those tiki drinks in the direction from "ok" to "great" so we will work on that. Come see us again if you are in our area. We appreciate your business very much and the kind... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Mermaids, booze, and surprisingly wonderful food! The brunch is a screaming deal with unlimited mermosas (yes - champagne, OJ, and Blue Curacau) and a fantastic buffet. My husband is still dreaming about the pot roast. I had a ton of biscuits and gravy and a heaping side of Lox! High quality spread, which was such a surprise as it's a... More 

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Thank DGrae
ohairemanager, General Manager at Sip 'n Dip Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comments about the Mermaid Brunch. It was an experiment we wanted to try and it has become a success so we will continue to have them on the first and third Sundays of every month. The haggard single dude might have had one too many fishbowls the night before.... that sometimes happens. ;) Come see... More 

Ringwood, New Jersey
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Yes there are real mermaids here! I saw them before I had my Blue Hawaiian. And I have the pictures to prove it. The drinks are great and the atmosphere is 1950's. Worth the visit if you are into Tiki or if you just want to escape from reality for the evening. They even have tiki souvenirs (ceramic shot glasses,... More 

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Thank Quality4122
ohairemanager, General Manager at Sip 'n Dip Lounge, responded to this review

I have to say, your review made me spit my coffee across my desk! If you didn't share those pictures on the Sip 'n Dip social media sites, we'd love to see them! Safe travels and please come see us again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7th Street and 1st Avenue South, Downtown, Great Falls, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Great Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 406-454-2141

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?