Bozeman, Montana: Lunch at Bacchus Pub

Italian Beef

Italian Beef

Following the advice of the bartender at Olive B’s in Big Sky, we went to Bacchus Pub in Bozeman for lunch. It was 4th of July so we didn’t expect much to be open but there were some options along Main Street in Bozeman.

Bacchus Pub had some typical pub fare; burgers, sandwiches mixed in with some appetizers like hummus and bruschetta. I have to note that most of the restaurants I visited during my Great American Roadtrip seemed to always have French Onion soup and fish tacos on their menus. Bacchus had both. It was intriguing to me to learn menus across America seemed to have these “staples” along with a portabello mushroom sandwich and quinoa salad.

Roughstock Burger

Roughstock Burger

My friend was in a burgers mode and Bacchus has several options. She went with the Roughstock which refers to the Roughstock Whiskey made just outside of town. Bacchus uses it in their BBQ sauce. I thought the thing was massive! I was most intrigued by the “wing burger” which is a burger smothered in Buffalo wing sauce and bleu cheese crumbles. But then I saw the Italian beef.

I got the Italian beef mainly because I hadn’t seen one outside of Chicago before and suddenly I had a craving. I enjoyed it. The bun soaked up all the juices and It had a nice giandinera. The roast beef was excellent.

Bacchus was quiet on Independence day. Most of the crowd ate in pairs or alone at the bar. I had a couple of drinks; a Campari and soda and then later Kraken rum on the rocks. I was always asked if I wanted a single or double showing a bit what the crowd is like later in the evening.

Bacchus Pub

105 W Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715  —  (406) 522-0079
 
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