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Windbag Saloon & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Brew Pub, Grill, Pub
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19 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT
+1 406-443-9669
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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Whitefish, Montana, United States
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, let's just say sometimes new isn't better - sometimes it is. This isn't a good change - below average "pub food" poor planning on the part of new owners to put lots of televisions and crowded seating - the menu is very average. It seems you have to hover over other dining - waiting for an available table. While... More 

Thank Maureen C
Helena, Montana
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63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The new Windbag has the look of your standard sports bar. It's a noisy place with the patrons and piped music competing. The service was very good, not one complaint there. The food was the most limiting factor; I had the philly sandwich, a smallish portion with a sauce that did not come close to cheese. The fries were okay... More 

1 Thank CeelAbby
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They are still working out the kinks of the new place. Lots of potential. Food is average bar food. They need more Helena beers and local booze from Gulch Distillers. I'll keep coming back for sure.

Thank Laura Brian A
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The remodel has made this a great new sports bar like place. We had an appetizer and a drink, food was great as was the service. We sat at the bar, the guys were very attentive, we enjoyed our time. A must stop to check it out, we will be back.

Thank Margaret K
Helena, Montana
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was told by the waitress after watching two women fight over a table because they don't have a hostess that we needed to seat ourselves ( for which we already knew hence the sign when you walk in) that it was first come first serve. Not worth stalking folks while they eat or waiting to fight with people over seating... More 

Thank aa4321
Helena, Montana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First Rate service, food was excellent and a great atmosphere! The only negative thing , I dont like the way you have to stalk other people while they're eating so that you can sit at their table once they leave. It is very awkward and uncomfortable.

Thank michellecA4444RT
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A year or two ago I did a review on how the Windbag seemed to be stuck in time and needed a change. Everything seemed stale. Well, I'm glad to say the Windbag has delivered in making some necessary changes. The new renovations make it a much more pleasant place to hang out; no longer is it so dark and... More 

1 Thank Steve591
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

They serve basic pub food, but it's really good. The fish and chips are excellent. The burgers are wonderful. Great ambiance.

Thank Joan C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

First off, I truly hope management reads this review and takes note - the restaurant does not take reservations (which is understandable) but they have a "seat yourself" policy as well. We were a party of five plus a baby and we waited about 20 minutes for a table to open up for us. During this time, we had to... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The only thing I don't recommend is the Moscow Mule Original. It tasted like pure Vodka. The Granny Apple was AMAZING!!!! Staff was super friendly! Even ones who weren't assigned to us! Had a couple of appetizers (breaded pickles and a HUGE pretzel!) both were excellent! Will definitely go back!

Thank Jen R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$14
American, Brew Pub, Grill, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 406-443-9669

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