August 5, 2010

Driving the Great Northwest - Western Hospitality, Montana Style

After some sightseeing along the Missouri River in Great Falls (click here to read the story), and dinner at the Cattleman's Cut Supper Club, Stijn's buddies showed us some more Western hospitality by taking us out on the town. 

So off to the "O'Haire Motor Inn"  we went to have a few drinks and listen to some music.  It just so happens that the World famous "Sip'n Dip Tiki Lounge!"  is located upstairs just off of the lobby.

Now let me tell you, this place was standing room only!  It took us a little while before we could even get a seat.  I'm sure you're asking yourself, "What is the attraction that makes the Sip'n Dip so popular?"  Well let me tell you.....while your sipp'in on your fancy little drink with the umbrella in it you can watch the mermaid swim behind the bar and listen to "Piano Pat" sing a few of your favorite songs!

I'm not kidding!!

The best way for me to express just how popular this place is, is to let you see this video I took.  Just try to endure it for a little while.  The music in the background is "Piano Pat" playing her keyboard and singing away!

Okay stop laughing!

I do have a video of Piano Pat, but I won't do that to you.  But here is a picture!

I felt quite honored to have been able to experience this World famous entertainment.  I know, I 've said it twice now "World Famous".  Well in my research it seems that GQ magazine listed the Sip'n Dip among the top 10 bars in the World!  It's true!  You can read about it here.

For Stijn, it sure was  a great place to have a drink and share some laughs and reminisce about good times with good friends!


  1. Funny that this seems to be what "world famous" means in Montana. Looks like you're having a good time anyway.

  2. Awww, come on Janie -- "world famous" means just what it says -- the Sip-n-Dip achieved a level of fame based on the GQ article that very few bars are afforded, and is now known literally in many places because of it -- I'd say that qualifies as world-famous! And we're darn proud of the Sip-N-Dip - AND Piano Pat AND our mermaids!

  3. That does look like fun! I think "Piano Pat" must be a fun character, and the mermaid is a unique touch. I don't think anyone could get bored at the Sip-N-Dip! Thanks for the tour. laurie

  4. That was quite amusing, Debbie. Everyone was having a great time... well maybe not the mermaid.

  5. World famous can mean a lot of things in many places. It is fun to visit local hang-outs. Thanks for stopping and glad you enjoyed my blog. Sounds like you have gotten a lot of traveling in - I did too but now prefer to hang out at home.

  6. I never expected to see mermaids in Montana! This is simply too funny for words, but I'm glad a good time was had by all.

  7. Thanks for the visit and kind comment, Debbie.


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