About Us


Joe Barnett

Joe got his start in the food and beverage industry over twenty years ago in Akron, Ohio. He found that cooking, waiting tables and bartending were the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors during the day, and to make money after the sun goes down. Fortunately, he discovered that he was actually good at it, and developed a passion for food, hospitality and the search for the perfect drink.

For the last eight years, Joe has been the bar manager at Montana Ale Works, Montana’s undisputed beer hub. He has been at the forefront of the Montana Microbrew industry, bringing craft beer from around the region to downtown Bozeman. Joe has completed his level one Sommelier training and is a Cicerone certified beer server. His creativity shines in his use of craft spirits to create unique infusions and delicious cocktails, utilizing both turn-of-the century recipes and modern mixology.

Joe finds Bozeman to be the perfect place to call home as it allows him to get outside frequently to kayak the local rivers or to ski Montana mountains with his friends and family. Joe’s life would not be complete without his wife, Krista, and their joyful daughter, Rumi.


Noah Corwin

Noah developed an interest in hospitality at a young age, doing anything he could to work in restaurants in middle school. Working for Danny Meyer during the opening of Tabla and Eleven Madison Park shaped Noah's philosophy of engaged hospitality for years to come.

Noah moved to Bozeman to attend MSU in 2002 and his passion for bartending was developed behind the bar at Boodles. After years in Bozeman, Noah returned to New York to take a job as Bar Manager at the classic and timeless New York City Saloon, PJ Clarke's. After his time at PJ Clarkes, Noah took a position at Thomas Keller's Per Se and within a year worked his way up to bartender and then captain. While at Per Se he received sommelier-level wine training, working on nightly beverage parings to accompany the restaurant's nine-course tasting menus. During this time, Per Se was rated the #6 restaurant in the world and received the top score for service in Zagat.

Noah then moved to Washington DC and took over as Private Event Manager at Redwood Restaurant. In 2012 Noah started his own event management and consulting business, enabling him to return to Bozeman.

Noah is passionate about the world of hospitality, particularly craft cocktails, wine and beer. In his free time Noah can be found hiking and skiing in the mountains of Montana with his wife, Carrie and their dog Sydney.


Albert McDonald

Born into a restaurant family, Albert has been in the hospitality business since being able to handle a paring knife without hurting himself. Over the last 22 years he has been a part of opening and managing restaurants in Bozeman, Missoula, Great Falls, Kalispell and Billings. For the past nine years Albert was a partner and General Manager of Montana Ale Works. Albert and his wife Ellen are now extremely excited to be the owners of Pizza Campania, in Bozeman, MT and the Cantina at Rio Sabinas, a fully licensed bar, in Belgrade, MT.

When not working at their respective careers, Albert & Ellen (who is also an RN at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital) can be found with their two children, Chloe and Ben, floating down the rivers, camping in the forests, or skiing in the mountains of the Greater Yellowstone region.


Sidecar works alongside our sister restaurant, The Mint Cafe and Bar. We offer several beverage packages including a hosted consumption bar, cash bar or per-person pricing for your event, party or wedding. Please call or email us for a customized quote.

Sidecar is currently booked for 2018 events.