Neighborhood Spotlight | SHINE Beer Sanctuary + Bottle Shop - VR Bozeman
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Neighborhood Spotlight | SHINE Beer Sanctuary + Bottle Shop

July 21,2021

By: primeinc

Sophisticated and funky, friendly and stylish, Shine Beer Sanctuary shines in the Bozeman downtown neighborhood scene with a refreshing taste on the menu, along with one of the largest selections of beers in the state. This is a neighborhood bright spot in Bozeman’s sea of delicious eats and craft brews to get excited for, so you know it’s worth a visit. Here’s the rundown of all that we love about Shine, and why so many who stay with VRBozeman pay it a visit.

Sophisticated and funky, friendly and stylish, Shine Beer Sanctuary shines in the Bozeman downtown neighborhood scene with a refreshing taste on the menu, along with one of the largest selections of beers in the state. This is a neighborhood bright spot in Bozeman’s sea of delicious eats and craft brews to get excited for, so you know it’s worth a visit. Here’s the rundown of all that we love about Shine, and why so many who stay with VRBozeman pay it a visit.

Aesthetic

Shine hones in on its roots in this retired service station, which has had several reincarnations as treasured local establishments before taking on its new life as Shine. You can still sense the bones of Bob’s Service Station from the 50s and 60s as you approach from the sidewalk, though the space has seen quite a facelift. Now you’ll find a cozy, modern look that works to expose the historic roots of the building, featuring booths, communal tables, comfy couches and rooftop patio views.

Beer Sanctuary

"Sanctuary" is the perfect way to describe this spot, especially for beer lovers. With 30 craft rotator beers on tap, along with four wines and plenty of non boozy beverages to enjoy, this light and airy space is the perfect venue for sipping. With an ever-changing beer list, the most important constant is their daily happy hour from 3-5 p.m.

Bottle Shop

If you find yourself bored with the beer on tap (though we don’t know how you could!) there’s also the bottle shop to peruse for an intriguing flavor. The stocked shelves feature options from around the world, with a seemingly limitless selection and engaged staff to help you find your perfect match.

Food Menu Flavors

Take on world fusion and a modern spin on traditional pub fare from LaPa Grill (formerly La Parilla) fused with the popular downtown staple, the Soup Shack. Both have been in business for decades, and they’re even better together.

The kitchen serves up menu items like drool-worthy soups made from scratch, alongside tacos and burritos that draw flavor inspirations from cuisines beginning in Latin America and stretching to all corners of the globe. Choices like the Wrap of Kahn take you to the Far East with a Thai peanut flavor profile, while the build-your-own option lets your taste buds travel wherever you wish. Or get cozy with an original Soup Shack classic and order up a bowl of Roasted Tomato Basil and half a grilled cheese. 

Community Flair

With long-time dining standbys in the kitchen, the service station history, and the story of the Bozeman community wrapped tight around it, the local flavor of Shine stands out clearly. It’s even more obvious when you consider trivia nights and the ever-hilarious Shine|LaPa Challenge. This photo-based scavenger hunt is a monthly contest to inspire goofs and embarrassment in exchange for impressive prizes that will keep you stocked up on beer, even during an extended Bozeman stay.


Shine is a Bozeman neighborhood staple more than worthy of the spotlight. Add it into your Bozeman must-stops when you book your stay at a VRBozeman luxury property.

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