This two-part blog series covers a total of 20 downtown Billings’ most loved patios. Billings’ downtown is comprised of more than 18 city blocks; with new and old buildings, public art projects, retail, businesses, restaurants, bars, breweries, venues, residential properties of various kinds, and numerous historical landmarks.
- Part one, below, includes 10 patios to enjoy EAST of 27th St.
- 20 patios in downtown Billings, MT – part two includes 10 patios you can enjoy WEST of 27th St.
Visit all 20 of these unique outdoor patio spaces to enjoy the abundant downtown sights, sounds, flavors, and vibes.
Patios East of 27th St.
2501 Montana Ave
If you’re interested in live, local music Craft local is the spot for you! Craft Local is a non-profit that provides artists with the space to show their works, musicians the space to charm their audiences, and a one of a kind bar to quench your thirst with some of the best local brews and wines around.
The patio at Craft Local spans half of a downtown block and sits on the corner of the historic Montana Ave and N. 25th St. The sounds of live music from both inside Craft Local and their neighbor, the Pub Station, makes for a great warm weather evening activity.
2401 Montana Ave
Buffalo Block offers a cozy outdoor patio dining option with plenty of green trees to keep the patio perfect even on the warmest summer days. Their large round outdoor fire pit makes their patio a great destination nearly all year. Located right in the middle of Downtown’s Historic Montana Avenue surrounded by many historic buildings like the Historic Billings Depot and the Rex Hotel that the restaurant occupies the ground floor of. Photography via @mclovin1019 on Instagram
2526 Montana Ave
The Carter’s Brewing patio serves up plenty of shade during the summer months. You can pick from 25 different beers all while overlooking Historic Montana Avenue surrounded by many local restaurants, retail shops, offices, venues, and more. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the casual brewery vibes that make this such a great spot to meet up with friends and drink a cold beer after a long workday.
2314 Montana Ave
Located on the Billings Depot’s campus, this patio has plenty of charm and space for you to enjoy a relaxing outdoor moment. Enjoy a beverage while taking in the historic buildings and hops fence that surrounds this patio. The trees and large gas fire pit make this a good destination on good weather days year-round.
Last Chance Pub & Cider Mill
2203 Montana Ave
If you are looking for a patio with ultimate urban vibes look no further than Last Chance’s back patio. This patio was revamped in 2020/2021 and now features even more seating, heaters, fans, and is covered! It overlooks an alleyway shared with a local Cushing Terrell Architect firm’s stunning urban office building. Located on the far eastern end of Montana Ave in downtown’s historic district, this spacious patio is located in the back of the brick warehouse building that now houses Last Chance, Ohana: The Poke Company, office space, and a distillery.
2713 Montana Ave
This street side patio in the downtown historic district provides diners plenty to take in. The large umbrellas offer plenty of shade for day time dining and when the sun goes down the patio provides a perfect spot for dinner, music, and cocktails during a night out in Montana’s largest City.
These two conjoined patios are so inviting for the whole family. The patios include shaded and sunny dining areas, a cheerful lawn, kids play area, a small local produce garden, and an upfront view of the active Northern Pacific train tracks and historic buildings across the tracks on Montana Avenue.
Thirsty Street Brewing Company @ The Garage
2123 1st Ave N
The Garage’s spacious patio is connected seamlessly to the indoor space by the opening of a large garage door. This patio is a great spot to enjoy live local music on Friday and Saturday evenings. The downtown views and cold brews make this patio a perfect happy hour location or weekend destination.
Ohana: The Poke Company
2223 Montana Ave Suite #104
The Ohana Poke Company serves healthy, creative variations of poke sushi bowls. The Ohana Poke Company marries the fast, casual bowl concept with fresh, healthy, superior-quality ingredients in an environmentally conscious atmosphere.
Ohana’s patio features two decks with lots of outdoor dining options as well as lounge chairs. It overlooks an alleyway shared with a local Cushing Terrell Architect firm’s stunning urban office building as well as Last Chance’s brand new patio. Located on the far eastern end of Montana Ave in downtown’s historic district, this spacious patio is located in the back of the brick warehouse building that now houses Last Chance, office space, and a distillery.
323 N 24th St
Tiny’s Tavern’s tagline is ‘Billings place to have fun’ and it’s easy to do on their comfortable shaded back patio. Their patio offers up a casual place to spend some social time with your favorite people and includes an outdoor bar, food service, a stage where you often can catch live music, and outdoor tv’s to watch a big game.
Don’t forget to read 20 patios in downtown Billings, MT – West of 27th St.to explore more patios in our downtown.