About - Rocking R Bar

The Historic Rocking R Bar

The Rocking R Bar has been a prominent Bozeman, Montana mainstay since the late 1940s.  The iconic, red Rocking R Bar sign is a beacon in historic downtown Bozeman, and the Bar proudly serves as a popular local hangout for Montana State University students, residents, and visitors alike. 

The R Bar is a backbone of the Bozeman community and a proud supporter of MSU athletics – a fact made evident by the Bobcat memorabilia sprinkled throughout its décor.  On March 5th, 2009, a gas explosion rocked Bozeman and destroyed a whole city block, including the Bar. On July 26th, 2011, the Rocking R Bar reopened its doors with a huge celebration. The community united in a show of appreciation, and the support was an overwhelming demonstration of what the establishment means to the town and its university students.

Despite its new look, the Rocking R Bar holds steadfast onto its old traditions of embracing small-town values.  Whether you are a Bozeman resident or just swinging by for lunch on your way to Yellowstone National Park, you will feel right at home at the R Bar.   

We hope to see you soon!