Monk’s Bar is one of downtown’s newest hot-spot music venues. Justin Manzer’s vision is “to get people dating again and bring more great music to Missoula.”
Every first Friday is classic rock night with the local band Flashback. Justin hopes people take their dates and friends out for a good meal and enjoy the downtown festivities of Missoula. Then, come into Monk’s between 8pm-10pm and listen to musicians: Bill Burns, Brian Buchanon, and Roger Moquin. The 2nd Friday of the month from 7pm to 10pm will be dedicated to Blues music, utilizing the talented local blues bands of Missoula.
Years ago, Monk’s was a popular rock n’ roll bar called Monk’s Cave. The Manzer family has worked in the Missoula bar business for twenty-two years running the successful upstairs sports bar Bodega. Over a year ago the downstairs bar was purchased by the Manzer family with the idea of creating a great live multi-genre music venue. Justin Manzer says, “We are building a place for everybody to hang out, hear, and enjoy great live music.”
Monk’s is pulling in up-and-coming out of town bands from all over the U.S. as well as booking the numerous talented local bands and DJ’s for entertainment. They have plentiful seating with a large space that holds over 300 comfortably, a great stage, a large dance floor, and enjoyable acoustic sound.
Monk’s welcomes you to bring your friends, colleagues, and large groups to join in the live entertainment. Anyone is welcome 21 plus. Our doors are open to music lovers and dance lovers of all generations. We have room for Line, Swing, and Salsa dancing as well as head banging, club stepping, and everything other kind of dance moves in between. Come out to Monk’s and join in the live music and dance experience.