Name: Parker White
Hometown: Dorset, Vermont
Current town: Bozeman, Montana
Home Mountain: Bromley, Vermont
Current mountain of choice: Not really anywhere in particular
With rings on his fingers, a mustache on his face and a Modelo in his hand, big-mountain skiing boss-dog Parker White racks up the pool table. Knowing that he’s not at some bullsh#t craft cocktail bar in a cluttered city makes him grin; he prefers places that are rugged and down to Earth. And fortunately in Montana, where White currently resides, there are plenty of those. Maybe that’s why he lives there. Or maybe it’s because he can easily access top-notch backcountry terrain while staying far away from the crowds every winter. But, no matter the case, he’s decided to share five of those Montanan watering holes with you today.
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Bar #1: Sir Scott’s Oasis
Why I dig it: Cheap steak fingers, cowboys and mullets.
Best memory: My brother playing Garth Brooks’ “Friends In Low Places” on the jukebox like a complete idiot. (Listen below if your ears can handle it.)
One memory I don’t have: I don’t remember.
Bar #2: The Scoop
Why I dig this bar: $2.75 pitchers of PBR on Fridays.
Best memory: Rippin’ a kickflip in the bar. Also, being harassed by the middle-aged female bartender who wanted me to drink a pint glass of whiskey medley on my 21st birthday.
Memory I don’t think anyone has: A health inspector visitation.
Bar #3: Miners Saloon
Location: Go to Cooke City, Montana. Ya can’t miss it.
Why I dig this bar: You can ride your snowmobile right to it and the White Russians from Josh are just phenomenal. (See photo above.)
Best memory: Watching a chick go full topless and assault Tanner Rainville in the middle of a dinner rush.
One memory I don’t have: A bad time.
Bar #4: Colonel Blacks
Location: Underground on the corner of Main street and Rouse in Bozeman.
Why I dig this bar: Full carpet slash anarchist bathroom scene. (See photo above.)
Best memory: “Fight for your right to party” karaoke experience.
Memory I don’t have: Fresh air.
Bar #5: The Cannery
Location: Next to Erotique in Bozeman.
Why I dig this bar: Friendly bartenders, which means stiff drinks at cheap prices. That, and “Progress has gone far enough.” (See photo above.)
Best memory: A non-disclosed friend relieving himself at the bar unnoticed.
One memory I don’t have: A watered-down drink.
There you have it: the best damn bars in Montana, as told by the hilarious and talented Parker White. Go check ’em out, buy Parker some drinks and enjoy the Wild West the right way.