Montanya Distillers is open daily all year round at 212 Elk Avenue in Crested Butte, CO. Visit us for free rum tastings, distillery tours, artisan cocktails, appetizers & small plates, bottles of rum, gifts and merchandise. We are kid-friendly and handicapped accessible. We do not accept reservations at our Tasting Room, but we make a concerted effort to seat our guests within 0-10 minutes of their arrival.
Voted Best Restaurant in Crested Butte
Montanya Distillers Tasting Room was voted #1 Restaurant in Crested Butte on Trip Advisor. We’re honored by the votes of confidence—especially since we set out on this journey to make rum. Turns out people love our cocktails and our food as much as the rum, and we’re thrilled!
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.
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 we serve only rum. They’re also surprised to learn how much they like it (our rums are quite different from the rums you enjoyed on your college Spring Break). 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’s food menu is quickly becoming as well-loved as our cocktails. It’s not uncommon to see a few locals stop in around lunchtime just to enjoy a bowl of ramen or Chef Rose Reyes’ latest creation. Think appetizers and small plates inspired by international street food, with many ingredients sourced regionally and locally. 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.)
Typically, we can provide a basic tour at just about any time during open hours unless we are really jamming busy. Four tour groups larger than 10 people, wedding-related events, birthday parties or specialty tours, please reach out to us for special arrangements. If you want to tour with a distiller while rum is being made, it is worthwhile to give us a call or drop us an email in advance of your visit.
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. (Are you a musician looking to play? Read this.)
Where can you find Montanya if you can’t visit in person?
Our rum is available in hundreds of Colorado locations, in over 40 other US states and online. Most of our logo merchandise is available on our own online shop. And if you have loved our cocktails in the past, check out Karen Hoskin's recipe books.