This past Friday, January 15, I had my first night out in Downtown Bozeman. I was able to get a feel for what happens in downtown on the weekend.

My night began with dinner at Pour House. The service, food, and beer were a great way to begin the night. I kept it simple with a Coors Light and the Cajun shrimp appetizer. It was a fun laid back atmosphere.

The second stop of the night was Plonk. I really enjoyed the atmosphere Plonk had to offer. It was laid back, subtle, with excellent drink choices. I recommend the Makers Ginger! Chelsey, our waitress, was awesome! Definitely a place I will visit again.

After Plonk, we decided to venture to "power hour" at The Crystal Bar. I loved the high energy and the awesome crowd at the "power hour." Plus, you cannot beat the drink specials!

Finally, my last stop was at Bar IX. It quickly became one of my favorite places in Downtown Bozeman! The music, dancing, the incredibly awesome people, and one of my favorite bartenders, Angela, made for a great way to end my night.

Overall, Downtown Bozeman was a great experience and I cannot wait to go back very soon.

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