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Rum cocktails and paired gastronomy in paradise! - Montanya Distillers, Crested Butte, CO

Montanya Distillers

4.5
4.5
38 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Our award-winning Rum Distillery welcomes guests for craft cocktails with locally-made rum and paired small-plate gastronomy and desserts. We also have a mercantile of bottled rum and fun merchandise. We offer tasting flights of our rums, and craft rum education. We are an all gluten-free location with vegan and vegetarian options. We look forward to welcoming you!

(For those accustomed to our old location: We are now focusing more on cocktails and the rum experience in a smaller space, with fewer offerings of food. The food is still very yummy! Our dream is to be all about our RUM so we have moved into a lovely, smaller bar. We know this may be a hard adjustment for some of our guests but it is a really wonderful transition for us. Almost all of our employees are now full-time with benefits and working in their chosen career. We LOVE it and hope you will too!)

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 799-3206

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Nunu Mbokwana

  • Catering

    We offer rum cocktail catering for some off-site events as possible. Please email info@montanyadistillers.com to inquire.

  • Private party facilities

    We are open to booking special rum education tours and tastings outside of normal business hours. Please email info@montanyadistillers.com to inquire.

  • Neighborhood

    Crested Butte

  • Cross street

    Elk Avenue and Second Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Old Town Hall Bus Stop

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Vegan

What 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. M

    Mike

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, Great atmosphere and Great service.

    Montanya DistillersResponded todayHi Mike, thanks for the great review!

  2. RD

    RichardD

    Yosemite

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent rums, rum based cocktails, and food. Friendly and efficient service as well. This will now be a must visit for all future Colorado visits.
  3. JM

    JennyM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love their drinks!, we sat at the bar right where the bartender was making the drinks and was able to smell all the fresh herbs and fruit from the drinks which smelled wonderful. Was a little bummed they got rid of the smoked rosemary cocktail that I had last time I visited Crested Butte, but looks like they switched up their menu just a little. All the drinks they had looked and smelled delightful and we enjoyed our cocktails there.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on May 30, 2022Thanks for the great review, Jenny! Come back and visit us soon!

  4. BD

    BarbD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Actually did not eat this visit. In the past it has been good. Drinks are great.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on May 25, 2022Hi Barb - Thanks for the great review! Come back and try our appetizers or desserts next time :)

  5. r

    ruddyduck

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation to have a drink and appetizer before dinner. The cocktails are creative and the food options highly varied. The new atmosphere is very relaxed and comfortable.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on April 6, 2022Thanks for the great review! Come back and see us again!

  6. C

    Criticaldiner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Amazing cocktails.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at Montanya. We had several delicious cocktails and really enjoyed visiting with our bartender, Lauren. Highly recommend this place. The Maharaja was our favorite.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on March 17, 2022Thanks for the review!

  8. C

    Customer

    Austin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We had a reservation for a table of 6. The tables very small and don't accomodate that size. We crowed around a tiny table with chairs. After we were crowded with food and drinks, the bartender asked for two of our chairs and asked us to move to sit 2 on the window sill. She then put those chairs at a empty table that was never used. Staff not that friendly. Not worth the visit.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on March 23, 2022Thank you for your review. We are a small space and it can sometimes be difficult for us to accommodate larger groups. Our staff is still getting used to the reservation system, so they may have thought they needed the chairs for another reservation. The window bench seat can comfortably fit two people, and being that we are a small space, it may be used for larger groups.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute bangaz! Expect nothing less!
  10. e

    elizabeth

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks are really the best anywhere and reasonably priced. Ambiance beautiful, feels comfortable and high end at the same time!
  11. GG

    GiorgioG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quick and easy to make reservations. Drink selection and taste are wonderful. Food was just enough to take hunger away and enjoy our drinks over wonderful conversation.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on March 7, 2022Thanks for the great review Giorgio!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience!! What a find
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Repeat visit and won’t be our last. Just need to make sure it’s not so many years before our return.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on March 3, 2022Come back and see us soon!

  14. T

    Tomeav

    London

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best cocktail creations on the planet backed by simply outstanding rum. The service and welcoming environment made our day. After first having a Maharaja Martini 10 years ago, I continue to view it as a masterpiece, and a must have any time I can get there.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on March 3, 2022Thanks for the great review! Glad you are a fan of the Maharaja, that's on of our favorites too!

  15. K

    Kristin

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails and friendly service! This is a great place for a couple of drinks and a snack.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on March 3, 2022Hi Kristin - Thanks for the review!

  16. MM

    MMMM

    Houston

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    Not really a restaurant but had a ver small menu of snacks and fabulous drinks!
  17. CB

    CBlocalfoodie

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    I loved the new space. Atmosphere is upscale and tastefully done. But i miss the vibrant atmosphere of the old place. The mood here was subdued and a little too reserved for my liking. Our reservation was at 8:30 but they told us kitchen closed at 9. So we felt rushed to order dinner and dessert. They brought it all at once! So ice cream sitting on the table while we ate our food. Luckily they agreed to put in the freezer for us. Also was disappointed in the seacuterie plate. Cucumber stack was delicious. They were out of bread and out of the desert we wanted. If you want an upscale cocktail bar with quiet classy atmosphere this your place. Over all it was a pleasant experience and service was excellent. But i won’t rush back -especially because you need a reservation.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on February 15, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry you were disappointed with a few things, but glad you had an overall good experience. We are still dealing with supply chain shortages and occasionally run out of items we need. We do close at 9 pm, but we will connect with the staff on proper training. We do not want our guests to feel rushed at all. We hope you come back again.

  18. K

    Khill

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    This is not a place for food. You are making a reservation for a strange bar type place. I think most of the reviews were done when this was a restaurant that actually served food. We had a reservation, but we still waited 45 minutes to get a drink. It was one of the strangest "non restaurants" I have ever not dined in.... the service was terrible. One person making drinks.. it took forever. I'm not sure what happened to this place, but it's a disaster!

    Montanya DistillersResponded on February 15, 2022Hi Khill - we're sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. It is true that we paired down most of our food menu and are primarily focusing on cocktails now, since we are a distillery. We're sorry about the unusual wait time for your drinks. We will connect with the staff to figure out what happened.

  19. Y

    Yvonne

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We left after they forgot about us. Placed an order after drinks and she not only forgot but said we never placed one!!
  20. K

    Kelly

    Denver

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love this place. Keep up the excellence.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on February 10, 2022Thanks for your review Kelly!

  21. JO

    JONATHAN

    Denver

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Love the new location…swanky! The cocktails and rum are awesome as usual. The food options are more limited than it used to be probably because of COVID but still pretty good. Highly recommend especially for the rum, cocktails and owners.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on February 7, 2022Hi Jonathan - thank you so much for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed everything. Come back soon!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! We recommend the flight to get to know the rums they have.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on January 31, 2022Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the flight and totally agree!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing hot buttered rum!! And bee line cocktails! The poached pear dessert was sublime! Limited menu but what there was is tasty!

    Montanya DistillersResponded on January 31, 2022Thank you for the great review! Glad you enjoyed everything! :)

  24. c

    cour10e22

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Food, dessert and drinks were outstanding. Everything is gluten-free!

    Montanya DistillersResponded on January 31, 2022Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed our gluten-free menu!

  25. F

    Flynn

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the ambiance of the new place. I love making a reservation and walking in and being seated. The glassware is beautiful and the cocktails are delicious.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on January 28, 2022Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the simplicity of the reservation system.

  26. LO

    LindsayO

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed the "new" Montanya. It's much more simple and quiet, as well as, clean and modern. It's not really a dinner place anymore, but if you'd like a cocktail with an appetizer or two, it's perfect for that. The drinks are delicious as usual!

    Montanya DistillersResponded on January 25, 2022Thank you SO MUCH! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed it. We hope you will come back and see us soon.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love their new location .
  28. N

    Nelson

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I adored Montanya in the original location, the atmosphere was lovely, and the food and drinks were great. Unfortunately, the new concept in the new location is a big step down - the menu (both food and drink) has been vastly pared down. The drinks are still good, the remaining food has suffered. The location itself is cramped and awkward with the front door spilling new guests and cold air directly into the middle of the dining area. I'm not sure why they moved, crossing my fingers for a remodel on the old location and a move back? I would not return to the new location.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on January 17, 2022Hi Nelson, thanks for your review. As a distillery, our purpose for downsizing is to focus more on our craft cocktails and rum than on food. We're sorry our new place didn't meet your expectations but we hope you give us another try in the future.

  29. J

    jimJ

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    New build out is okay. Bathroom situation is odd. Staff not very helpful. Lack of imagination for a bartender and the waitress seemed at a loss because of menu changes. Not at all a local favorite anymore.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on January 11, 2022As you may imagine, bars and restaurants are short staffed because of Covid and sometimes (as in our case) training new people who may still be getting used to their jobs. It's a time for patience right now. Our very clean bathroom is just 10 steps through a door and around a corner? Seems pretty normal to us. Sorry it didn't work for you. We hope you may give us another try when we aren't in our first three weeks of being open in a strange pandemic situation. THANKS for coming in.

  30. LC

    LizzieC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was my birthday

    Montanya DistillersResponded on January 17, 2022Thanks for your review and for visiting us on your birthday!

  31. VG

    ValG55

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Made a reservation to bring friends back the next day it was so fun. Bartenders were really helpful and did a great job making a mocktail for our pregnant friend.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on January 11, 2022Thanks for coming in! We are so grateful for your feedback. Come back again!

  32. ET

    ElTi

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome in every sense! Local rum! Fresh cocktails! Great service! Beautiful space!

    Montanya DistillersResponded on January 11, 2022Thank you so much for your feedback!

  33. DD

    DiningDinks

    Denver

    115 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Not a big fan of the new location. While beautifully done, we really loved the vibe of the old location. Drinks were still incredible! We will also miss the Ramen. :(

    Montanya DistillersResponded on January 11, 2022As a rum distillery, we love when people enjoy the food we offer but it is not our most important mission. We are all about the rum! We moved locations because running a multistory restaurant during a pandemic was just too much for us (too hard to staff). We had hour long waits for customers who didn't even want to drink rum! It was a big distraction from what we love most - sharing locally made rum with our customers. Sorry we don't do ramen anymore but come back for the drinks and apps!

  34. p

    pete

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    great cocktails. Nice gluten free options, bread is not noteworthy. Staff was really nice. So a great stop for cocktails and light fare.
  35. EJ

    EvanJ

    Austin

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great distillery with fun and inventive cocktails! This rum is different than any I'd had before. Fun place to go to - make sure to place a reservation as they are generally BUSY.
  36. FC

    FoodieCB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The one hour time limit that they spring on you is not a good concept especially for locals. We love this place but that makes us not want to go

    Montanya DistillersResponded on December 17, 2021This was our very first night open and we already fixed this problem. There will no longer be a 60 minute limit. It is not 90 minutes. Thanks for helping up to keep from having the hour long wait times we have had in the past.

  37. TM

    TomM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience with very unique drinks. A great winter place to relax and unwind.
  38. J

    Jules

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cucumber avocado stack and the senorita cocktail were awesome! Very pleasant. Having to go to OpenTable when you're at the door is awkward...good to know before you go.

    Montanya DistillersResponded on December 17, 2021Thanks for the feedback! We are working to get the word out widely about reservations. It is our hope to save our customers from standing on the snowy street for an hour wait like we have had in past years. We want everyone to come get a quick, warm spot! Thanks for your patience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Montanya Distillers is rated 4.5 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Montanya Distillers

204 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Elk Avenue and Second Street

  • Neighborhood

    Crested Butte

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Old Town Hall Bus Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Nunu Mbokwana

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (970) 799-3206

  • Catering

    We offer rum cocktail catering for some off-site events as possible. Please email info@montanyadistillers.com to inquire.

  • Private party facilities

    We are open to booking special rum education tours and tastings outside of normal business hours. Please email info@montanyadistillers.com to inquire.

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