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Three Hot Spots to Visit with the Guys

Summertime is beckoning. Patios, cold drinks, the smell of burgers on the grill … they remind us of the simple pleasures we treasure about this glorious time of year. After a long, harsh winter, who doesn’t want to grab the guys and spend an evening out on the town?


These three hot spots will provide everything you could want in a guy’s night. Work on your aim at Black Butte Range, indulge your craving for red meat at The Burger Diveand kick back with a cocktail at Trailhead Spirits.

Trailhead Spirits

As a grain-to-glass distillery, Trailhead Spiritstakes pride in its award-winning products and wide array of handcrafted cocktails. It manufactures vodka, huckleberry vodka, gin, barrel-aged gin and three different whiskeys, providing a menu that satisfies all tastes.

Owner Casey McGowan assures that the guys will appreciate “one of the best patios in town” as they escape the heat, kick back and “drink like a local.” Cheers!

Black Butte Range

Hone your skills at Black Butte Range, south central Montana’s premier training facility, gun range and firearms retailer. Loaded with high-end accessories, ammo, name-brand products and a 10-lane climate-controlled environment that is rated to 50 caliber sniper rifles, BBR caters to all levels of expertise.

It is open to the public and offers four levels of membership for avid shooters. Enjoy an afternoon at the range or sign up for one of Black Butte Range’s classes, such as the concealed weapons course.

The Burger Dive

If you enjoy good food, you’re going to love The Burger Dive, crowned the “Burger Champion” at the 2016 World Food Championships—among other accolades. Brad Halsten, owner and chef, describes his restaurant as a “classic burger joint with a modern twist.” Burgers are handcrafted with innovative toppings and unique sides, made from fresh and—when available—locally sourced ingredients.

“Burgers are definitely on the list of ultimate guy foods,” Brad says, confident a guys night out pairs perfectly with his delicious menu.