The Jesters
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.

Carroll College
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.

Firetower Coffeehouse
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.


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