Hello, new year—hello, new and exciting things in Western Montana! With a fresh year in full swing, we’ve got some new businesses to shine a light on. Make it a point to add one of these Glacier Country spots to your itinerary while you’re out and about exploring the region.  


Clubhouse Lounge golf bar beckons golf enthusiasts with its 4 Trackman Golf Simulators and inviting, family-friendly atmosphere, including cold drinks and mouthwatering burgers made from Montana-raised and locally sourced beef.

Discover Kalispell and the Kalispell VIC has a new location on Main Street. Stop by for helpful information and a friendly welcome to Kalispell. You’ll find maps and recommendations for places to eat, stay and play.

Dusty Star Saloon just rolled out a brand new menu featuring American-style bar and grill fare, like sandwiches, burgers and delicious comfort food.

Stop by the Dusty Star Saloon for a game of pinball. Photo: Dusty Star Saloon

Freestone Restaurant and Bull Trout Bar now calls Kalispell’s Hilton Garden Inn home after the hotel’s 2023 remodel. Experience western hospitality alongside fine dining, Montana Style.

Dine and stay at the newly remodeled Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell. Photo: Hilton Garden Inn

Games N Taps offers a good mix of indoor, family-friendly gaming fun with great food and drinks.

Glacier Racing Simulators revs up the fun with immersive racing experiences, appealing to both seasoned drivers and thrill-seekers alike.

Six40 Lofts offers cozy, studio-style accommodations, providing guests with a modern, clean place to stay while exploring the area.

Switchback Suites boasts a number of stylishly designed boutique-hotel suites centrally located downtown within walking distance to breweries, food trucks, cafes and more.

Two Kays Flower Farm blooms with a selection of fresh flowers, walking tours and botanical delights in the Flathead Valley.

Two Kays Flower Farm is a small family-run farm specializing in Montana flowers. Photo: Two Kays Flower Farm

Western Pleasure Tours extends its services with an office in Kalispell, providing an array of tours and bus transportation options for Western Montana exploration and adventure.


Tap Club is Missoula’s new gastropub, featuring innovative culinary offerings and a diverse selection of craft beer and wine with a chill industrial ambiance.

Xplorer Maps opened a storefront in Missoula, where they create beautifully illustrated story maps that capture the essence and spirit of various locations across the world—perfect for souvenirs!

Xplorer Maps sells gorgeous maps of Montana, Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park. Photo: Xplorer Maps

Bolt & Bruizers Bakery & Barkery caters not only to bakery lovers but also to their furry companions, offering a range of treats and goodies for both humans and dogs alike. 

The Den is a locally owned, modern neighborhood market and restaurant in Missoula’s Miller creek community, fostering a warm social environment for locals and visitors to gather.

Get Air trampoline park is the perfect place for families and groups to jump around—and a great spot for kids to bounce their wiggles out on a road trip through the region.   

Texas Roadhouse makes its way to Missoula, serving up delicious, hand-cut steaks and hearty American cuisine in a casual, lively setting. 

Revolvr Menswear in The Wren hotel in downtown Missoula is a boutique men’s clothing store offering a curated selection of stylish and contemporary clothing and accessories—new favorite flannel, anyone?  

Revolvr Menswear is located on the first floor of The Wren in downtown Missoula. Photo: The Wren

Tres Bonne boasts “boozy brunch all day” with eclectic French-American fare, creative craft cocktails, and a lighthearted atmosphere.

Ho + Ko boutique has a curated collection of clothing, unique home decor and gifts for those looking for stylish and eclectic goods.

Birdie Thatcher brings “charming interiors” to Missoula’s Higgins Avenue, where you’ll find gifts, goods and an adorable children’s selection, plus the added bonus of sharing a space with Bake Sale bake shop, creating a one-of-a-kind shopping and snacking experience. 

Whiz Kid elevates Missoula’s late-night food scene with the authentic cheesesteak sandwich you need after a night on the town.

Southgate Mall welcomes three new clothing stores to the mix: Concept, J. Crew Factory and Daily Thread


101 Central in Whitefish features three hot spots for mountain-town fun: Herb & Omni, offering an elevated dining experience with a well-curated menu; Second Story, an intimate live-music and party venue entertainment venue; and Open 101 Sky Lounge, opening in 2024.

Herb & Omni specializes in fine dining and sophisticated fun. Photo: Herb & Omni

Beldi supper club, also in Whitefish, merges a warm Montana ambiance with farm- and ranch-to-table, globally inspired sharables. 

Golden Triangle Brew Co. in Bigfork touts tasty craft brews in an inviting space alongside the Nimble Goat Pub, where you’ll find equally delicious cocktails, cider and seltzer.

The Hat Edit in Stevensville is the perfect place for a unique, and authentically western experience—pick your hat, choose your accessories, and let your hat bar designer create your new favorite hat and Montana souvenir.

Book an appointment to build your own cowboy hat at The Hat Edit. Photo: The Hat Edit

Lazy Acres RV Park will offer a new space to set up camp in the outdoor-recreation mecca of Seeley Lake come 2024.

Please note: We ask that all our visitors and residents Recreate Responsibly by being mindful of the following: know before you go; plan ahead; play it safe; leave no trace; tread lightly; and help build an inclusive outdoors.

January 1, 2024

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