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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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

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