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Playing host to productions and live music of all kinds, the Alberta Bair Theater, Broadway and 3rd. Ave. (tel. 877/321-2074 or 406/256-6052; www.albertabairtheater.org), is the prime performing arts venue in Billings, recently hosting Crystal Gayle and a touring production of Cats. The Rainbow Bar, 2403 Montana Ave. (tel. 406/259-0047), has a reputation for stiff drinks; other diversions include shuffleboard and live music. Hooligan's, 109 N. Broadway (tel. 406/294-3495), is a good sports bar with an Irish theme. Beyond the Montana Brewing Company, there are three breweries with tasting rooms -- Carter's Brewery, 2526 Montana Ave., unit B (tel. 406/252-0663), Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company, 2123 1st Ave. N., unit B (tel. 406/245-0918), and Angry Hank's, 2405 1st Ave. N. (tel. 406/252-3370) -- within easy walking distance of one another.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.