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Gay Bars?

I'll be visiting Bozeman from Maryland this summer with my boyfriend and we were wondering if there are any good bars in the area?


POSTED: 2006-02-27

Nope. People are pretty shy here...

POSTED: 2006-02-28 12:17:19

Try '4 corners'Bar, on your way to the truck stop by Belgrade."

POSTED: 2006-07-05 00:58:05

Bozeman is a perfect spot for a gay explosion. Just got home from vacation there and my partner and I both commented on HOW GAY IT IS! My gaydar was always tracking and I'm NOT a cruiser. Either that or people were overly friendly. I haven't seen so many FU-MAN-CHU or handle bar mustaches in all my life or at least since my childhood in the 70s. I was cruised at Wal-Mart, Target, The Fish Shop, Airport, Yellowstone, Big Sky Conoco, on a hike up Bridgers, University and Applebees. This place is crying out for a gay bar or some organized something. I was thinking of opening a bar and calling it 'Sissy's Place', but people are too fickle and closeted. Maybe instead it should be called 'Wranglers Gulch'. Anyway, it was fun and beautiful. If you are the sex starved cruising type, you will probably git luckay.

POSTED: 2006-07-13 14:42:49

If you want Gay go to campus! Or I hear the Robin. With liquor licenses being so expensive and sought after here, a strickly gay bar is just NOT going to happen. A cool progressive/alternative, swingers bar might happen. How about 80's night at Mixers? It would be more appropriate than Rap music and the 3 black regulars.

POSTED: 2006-07-22 16:54:58

Why not ask Matthew Shepard?

POSTED: 2006-08-01 16:40:19

Homophobia is a sure sign that one has gay tendencies. That is why people get so angry and hateful, to destroy their own feelings of being gay.
Bozeman is a very gay friendly, open place. There's just a few trolls who are out there, but that is anywhere you go.

POSTED: 2006-08-03 20:27:22

Having grown up in Bozeman and also left years ago, I visit every year and have discovered that the town is becoming less tolerant as the years go on. I just returned from there and was very dismayed to discover that Hastings had removed all of their gay oriented magazines. The Advocate and Out were also removed. There is still the entire rack full of the magazines that degrade women though. I find this very telling as this is basically the one place in town where gay material was always available. The "gayness" of Bozeman is questionable, you probably are safe as long as you remain quiet.

POSTED: 2006-08-22 06:01:11

I think most people in Bozeman are fairly opened minded. We actually do have quite a few places where you would feel comfortable- Plonk, the Robin, Boodles. I'm ashamed by some of the haters that post on this board. The Bozeman people are all not like that. It's the minority. Oh and just for the record, I'm not gay and I'm female. I just support choice.

POSTED: 2006-10-20 12:03:01

I agree, Plonk, Boodles, and the Robin are all greeat - the thing is that while we have no "gay bars" we have some very tasteful and elegant establishments that anyone can feel comfortable in and enjoy. In any of these, no one will think twice about a gay couple. That said, there are some places that probably won't be as fun to an openly gay couple - not likely to be confrontation, but still not comfortable.

POSTED: 2007-01-28 20:35:01

I grew up in Bozeman, moved away YEARS ago and try to visit every year. Last year I brought my g/f home for the first time and because I have family and friends still there, we were safe. Even the guys I grew up with who run their parents ranches now were supportive. From this perspective, Bozeman is as accepting as we are of ourselves.

POSTED: 2007-06-25 20:36:01

I'll be in Bozeman this summer for over 10 days, on vacation. Part of an Airstream RV group (those aluminum travel trailers and motorhomes) that will be at the University. I stumbled accross this site while looking to see if there were any gay bars in town. Not that we go out much, but once would be fun to see what the city is like.
What would be the recomendation?
Never been in that part of the country and very much looking forward to it. I travel around the world at my job (flight attendant) so I really enjoy seeing the USA !

POSTED: 2008-02-10 23:13:20

If you're up for a twenty minute cruise to nearby Livingston, there's a cute little place called The Hyatt House that you'll just die for. It's in historic downtown Livingston, and you can't miss it. They have "gay nights" every third Friday of the month. You'll have a blast there :-)

POSTED: 2008-04-29 19:07:51

Bozeman is no "Gayland." The Crystal Bar on E. Main Street is Lesbian tolerant, but not a good spot for Gays. The Robin Bar in the old Baxter Hotel at Willson Ave. and Main Street has been taken over by a new Ted's Montana Grill (as in Ted Turner). It's now just another cookie cutter corporate venue. Very boring. Gay Bozeman is best found on the Net.

POSTED: 2009-01-13 22:06:09

Hey guys! We are traveling in a U-Haul truck through Bozeman and we will be there tonight at 7 pm. There are 3 of us and we will go out to the gay bar listed here. We are: Evgeni and Pavel (couple) and ancle Jeff.
See yall soon!

POSTED: 2009-05-24 15:43:21

have a really good friend that moved back to bozeman from fargo, now she wants me to move there, just looking for insight as to what the gay life there is like? im sure it can not be any worst than here in but would like some input on anyones opinion on this possible move??


POSTED: 2010-11-19 17:57:35

Hey Bozeman. I am an out going t girl who loves to rock the boat. Are there any places I should visit while in toppled

POSTED: 2010-12-01 16:42:24

very few gay friendly from my perspective. everyone here is just set in older ways to be honest. Nice place to get away, but youd be surprised just how FEW gay people are here.

POSTED: 2011-07-01 17:17:16

Have there been any improvements in the past three years? We're driving through and saw this thread, but it's pretty old.

POSTED: 2013-02-23 17:12:56

Bozeman has very few gay people and they are not necessarily social. Anyone who thinks they they are being cruised is delusional. It's probably a fundamentalist Christian who is being told by their church they need to smile and be friendly to strangers as that is what Jesus would want them to do. I have lived here for a year now and only have one gay friend and he works all the time so i never see him. There are no gay bars and no cruisy areas that I know of at all. However, there are plenty of wonderful straight coworkers that are very open and supportive of me! They are awesome. This is the latest update.

POSTED: 2013-06-14 11:36:54

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