No Kidding Around
Dive bar specializing in local music, both live and recorded . Cheap beer, cheap pool, nightly specials Youngish crowd, mostly locals,
The Hawthorne Bottle Shop and Tasting Room
Sip and Shop
Small batch beers and affordable wines from around the world. Eight stool bar for tasting and for pairing advice. Emphasis on excellent wines under ten bucks, Sophisticated atmosphere, knowledgeable staff.
Ten Mile Creek Brewery
Something in the Water
Locally brewed beer in downtown Helena and the brewmeisters swear it's all about the water that comes from Ten Mile Creek. Every batch has Montana-grown barley and whatever local ingredients they care to experiment with. Taproom tastings.
Last Chance Tour Train
The Little Train Than Can
It's a little replica steam engine that takes you to all the sights from the mansion district and the capitol building to historic buildings from the gold mining days.
Lattes and Sundaes
Meet and Greet
Breakfast specials include the John Wayne, the Full Monte (Cristo) and a lot of hearty skillets. Lunch time brings inventive salads and thick sandwiches. Locals meet here often.
Capital City Prospecting
Gold in Them Thar Hills
If you've ever dreamed of striking it rich, this might be the place for you. Trek out to a real mine, dig up your own material and get panning. You get to keep any gold you find.
Accomplishment, Adventure, Faith
Fully accredited private four-year liberal arts Catholic college. Wide variety of pursuits, from anthrozoology to TV production. On-campus housing and a football team.
Get Fired Up
Coffee blends roasted and ground on the premises for over a decade. Simple American breakfasts, ditto for the lunches, except possible for the PB&J on raisin bread. Soups to ward off winter chill.
Bob Ward's Sports and Outdoors
For Every Adventurer
Hunting, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, golf and watersports gear. Every possible camping accessory, even stuff for dogs.
The Base Camp
Travel in Style
Hiking, backpacking, and climbing gear a specialty. American-made "farm to feet" socks are in the Lifestyle aisle.