The Oldest Bar In Montana, Bale of Hay Saloon Has A Fascinating History

From our fancy wine bars like Plonk! in Bozeman and Missoula to the one-of-a-kind Sip ‘n Dip Lounge in Great Falls, it’s safe to say the bar scene in Montana is diverse and unique. But if you want to belly up to the oldest bar in the Treasure State, you’ll have to wait until mid-May. The Bale of Hay Saloon has been around since 1863, but like most attractions in Virginia City, it’s open seasonally.

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Have you been to Montana’s oldest bar? What about Montana’s oldest restaurant?

Address: 344 E Wallace, Virginia City, MT 59755, USA