New restaurant, bar opens in Missoula

The intersection of Reserve Street and Mullan Road in Missoula is one of the busiest in the state of Montana, and the owners of a new restaurant and bar right near that corner are betting their joint will be hopping as well.

On Thursday, local business partners Bob Powell and Nick Alonzo opened their newest venture: Tap Club.

Located in the old Perkins restaurant location at 2275 N. Reserve, the new place has 37 beers on tap, big-screen TVs for sports and a full menu of house-made items like pulled-pork taquitos, Nashville hot chicken and boneless country ribs with veggies.

Tap Club restaurant and taphouse opened its doors in Missoula earlier this month and is located at the site of the old Perkins at 2275 North Reserve.


It took much longer than expected for the place to get built. The duo bought the site in 2019 right before the global pandemic threw a wrench in the gears. But Powell said he and his team are ecstatic about how the place turned out.

“This is a new concept for us,”

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