The Turf

The Turf was a bar located on the north side of the 100 block of W. Main during the 1960s and ’70s.  The building once housed Frockenbrock’s Funeral Home and later Costner Hardware.  The Turf featured a massive ornate wooden Victorian bar and back bar.  In the late ’70s, it housed the first location of Zimorino’s Red Pies Over Montana.  The building burned in the early morning hours of October 29, 1979, soon after the end of a Halloween party sponsored by the Zimorino Brothers, the Poor Monroe band and Bitterroot Music.

the turfTurf Bar & CafeTurf Card Room 1960s


turf destroyed Turf destroyed by fire

Old West Main

North Side 100 block W. Main 1980

The Turf Bar is the olive green building, one from the far end.   All but the far building on the block were raised to make way for a parking garage in the late ’80s.

Main 1980