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The Great Northern Brewing Co

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American, Bar, Pub
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2 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2547
+1 406-863-1000
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hickory, North Carolina
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Vacationing around Glacier National Park, we visited Great Northern on a shopping day. Arrived just as the brewery was opening for the day. The brewery was full of memorabilia, souvenirs, and beer! We perused the displays, then made our way to the second floor - where we had a couple of samplers of the varieties of craft beer. The personnel... More 

Thank MillerHolman
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been shopping and decided to stop here for a drink. Cool building, got our beer went upstairs and set outside facing mountains. Just a nice place to sit back and relax and enjoy a cold one:)

Thank chmouse
rural montana
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure why I really liked this place but sometimes its about the vibe or atmosphere or food or beer or all the above. The location was fun as was the view and the ability to watch them make beer from almost every corner. The food was better and different then normal pub food. We visited in the early afternoon... More 

Thank wildwomenonwine
Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great tour if you like breweries. The beer we sampled was excellent and you get up close to all the workings of the place. We ordered food as well which was surprisingly good! The staff were very friendly and obviously really enjoyed their jobs. Atmosphere is lighthearted and relaxed.

Thank SES11
Eureka, Montana
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great Northern is an excellent brewery with a good variety of beers. There is "pub food", but you don't go there to eat. My favorite beer is Going to the Sun IPA. Not overly hopping with a pleasing taste. Good Medicine, Wheatfish and Wild Huckleberry Wheat Lager are also very good.

Thank Kels2Mag
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Ate dinner and watched Thursday night football and MLB playoffs last night. We had spring roll appetizer, fish taco, pulled pork taco and hangover cure burger! All were good, the burger was the best - I don't know how my son ate it all. Service was excellent. Good section of craft beers and special was $1 off of pints of... More 

Thank bjs119
Dallas, Texas
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96 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had a good evening sitting at the bar here and interacting with what seemed like a mostly local crowd. We split the nachos and a beet salad both thought the offerings were good. Decent value.

Thank SusanGlobalGallop
Austin, TX
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326 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My husband came here and sampled several of the beers. The beer is excellent. There's a huge variety as well. The environment is spot on for a brewery. The place is huge and they have some viewing areas where you can see the coppers. They also have a game room with darts, shuffleboard, etc. There are two main serving areas,... More 

Thank tripcasey
Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I went there with my wife and in-laws. We were visiting from out-of-state for a week. The interior is nice, beer is good, service and attitude of the bar tender....TERRIBLE. My wife wanted a glass of wine, so when I went up to the bar on the second floor and asked the bartender if they had wine, he said "... More 

Thank Osterlich
Pacific Northwest
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stopped in late in the afternoon after a long day of travelling. Beer selections were fun and good. Bartender very personable and gave us a good overview of the options and the area. Loved the atmosphere. Fun place to stop in!

Thank jpknw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2547
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-863-1000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?