Voted Best Restaurant in Crested Butte
The Montanya Distillers Tasting Room and Distillery is open daily at 212 Elk Avenue in Crested Butte, CO and was voted #1 Restaurant in Crested Butte on Trip Advisor in 2019 (thank you to all our fans!). Visit us for free rum tastings, distillery tours, artisan cocktails, appetizers & small plates, and merchandise including bottles of rum and gifts.
We are kid-friendly and handicapped accessible. We do not accept reservations for seating in our bar and restaurant, but we make a concerted effort to seat our guests within 0-10 minutes of their arrival.
Our Tasting Room offers an extensive menu of artisan cocktails, all made with Montanya Distillers rums and the many infusions and liqueurs we make on site. Owner Karen Hoskin and our staff bring a spirit of creativity to the bar and the menu, leading to a surprising collection of choices, from reimagined classics to the completely unexpected.
Don’t think you like rum? Give us a try anyway! Many first-time customers are surprised to learn how much they love it. Our rums are quite different from the ones you enjoyed on your college Spring Break, and you’ll quite possibly be hooked—just remember that the menu changes seasonally, so you can always discover something new.
Food at Montanya Distillers
Montanya Distillers’ food is quickly becoming as well-loved as our cocktails (find the current cocktail and food menu here). Think appetizers and small plates inspired by international street food, all made from scratch and many with local ingredients. An effort has also been made to pair our food menu with our cocktail menu for the best possible culinary experience. (Foody like us? Read more here.)
We distill on the second floor of the Tasting Room. You’re welcome to check out the operation any time, and we can usually provide a basic tour without a reservation any day before 5 p.m. (unless we are jamming busy). Our distiller is typically on site Wednesday through Friday and sometimes on Saturday—those are the best days to tour. For group tours of 8 or more people please give us a call or drop us an email to reserve a time. (For wedding-related events, birthday parties or specialty tours, please reach out to us for special arrangements.)
Music at Montanya
We often have live acoustic music of all genres, including gypsy jazz, bluegrass, Americana, country, and other original styles. Our musicians play their own original music, not all those covers you’ve heard a million times. You can find our current schedule on the event calendar. (Are you a musician looking to play? Read this.)
In the winter, we seat customers in the distillery Tasting Room and restaurant on two floors where it is wonderfully warm and cozy from the cranking stills (the distillery is just upstairs). In the summertime, we have not one but TWO outdoor patios. Come sit in the sun and enjoy an unforgettable, local rum cocktail.
Want to make cocktails at home?
Check out these recipes from our recipe database:
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