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Aizada Imports is located at 426 N. Last Chance Gulch. The store features felted woolen handicrafts from the country of Kyrgyzstan. Store owner and manager, Paula Halverson has been working with women in Central Asia for over 10 years, selling at fiber arts festivals, trunk shows and special exhibitions. She chose Helena as a location for a new store. The store also showcases other Fair Trade products from around the world. One of the reasons Halverson selected Helena for her bricks and mortar store is because of the diplomatic relationship with Kyrgyzstan as part of the Partners in Peace Program with the Montana National Guard, the capital being a central location for this program.
Products in the store include slippers, hats, bags, dolls, scarves, rugs and home décor all made from wool. The stylish hats, scarves and slippers compliment the Montana lifestyle being warm, practical and yet fashionable. The topography and climate of Kyrgyzstan and Montana are identical making the fashion items suitable for our weather and the outdoor lifestyle both places share. There are also handicrafts from Mexico, Central America and Africa to choose from.
Aizada Imports also offers fiber arts products from Montana in the store as well and invites producers of wool, handmade fiber materials and finished product to bring in their fibers and crafts. They plan to create a space for felting workshops and events that are fiber related.
Benny’s Bistro serves lunch and dinner in Historic downtown Helena. Benny’s specializes in regional American bistro cuisine featuring locally grown produce and Montana raised meats. Benny’s will cater your business lunch, evening parties, etc. You can also rent our gallery room or the Restaurant for special events. Enjoy live music on select evenings.
Big Dipper Ice Cream Helena is the first franchise from Missoula’s successful location. Lindsay Lechman and her staff make all their own homemade ice cream on location in the historic Power Block building in downtown Helena. Big Dipper is the premier place in Helena for good ice cream and good fun. Open seven days a week until late.
At Big Sky Cycling and Fitness, we love bikes and we love to ride bikes. We have a diverse staff with a breadth of knowledge and experience to better serve our customers. Most of our staff has been involved in the bike business for many years and for others, it’s their life.
Whether you’re a marathon runner, a cyclist, trying to lose weight, or working through physical therapy, let your friends at Big Sky Cycling & Fitness help you with all of your equipment needs. We have been a family owned business in Helena for 25 years, and we know how to treat people right! Not only are we genuinely interested in what you have to say, but we are also going to guide you in the right direction to help you choose the equipment that is right for you.
Big Sky Cycling and Fitness is a full service repair shop. We have highly trained and experienced mechanics who love working on bikes. We service any brand, style, or age of bike.
Typically, we can fix flats while you wait. For all other services, it is best to schedule an appointment so your bike will only be in the shop for a day. If you need your bike done before the next available appointment, we do apply rush charges. We give free estimates for all service work prior to any work being completed.
Services offered, but not limited to, include: Tire repairs: fixing a flat, installing slime, tubeless conversions; accessory installation: racks, fenders, lights, computers; tune-ups/overhauls; adjustments: all parts of a bike; parts replacement: cables/housing, brakes, cassettes, chains, handlebars, forks; fork overhauls/ oil changes; brake bleeds; boxing and shipping a bike; assembling shipped bikes; conversions to single-speed.
We offer 3 different tune-ups to accommodate what your bicycle needs. All repair services (except flat tire repairs) include a 30-day riding guarantee on all work performed. If your bike is not working as you expect it should, just bring it back and we’ll take care of it.
Birds and Beasleys is a unique art gallery and gift shop. See original works of art done by Montana artists. We are known for our large variety of gifts in a wide range of prices, plus our excellent customer service.
Additionally, we are a wild bird feed and supply house. Find everything you need for your backyard feathered friends, premium birdseed, unique bird houses and feeders. Plus we have lots of information.
You will always find an intriguing line-up of hand-crafted beers, good friends and a great atmosphere at the Blackfoot River Brewing taproom. Stop by and enjoy your favorite beer or try something new- the lineup changes daily. We offer beers served in 12 oz. glasses or for those who can’t decide, try a sampler tray for a larger variety. Montana law does however, limit consumption to 48 ounces per person, per day and only until 8pm. But don’t worry, the Blackfoot also sells growlers to go! Get one free 12oz. beer while your growlers are filled. Stop by the taproom and enjoy good friends a great atmosphere and really good beer!
Open Monday-Thursday 2-8pm | Friday-Saturday-Sunday 12-8pm
66 South Park Ave in historic downtown Helena.
Growler Wednesdays & Sundays– 64oz. Growler fills are $1.50 off, with one free 12oz. beer while you wait!
Bridge Pizza has opened a second location in Helena modeled after the popular Missoula eatery – stop by for a slice or a whole pizza (even take it over to the Blackfoot for a beer). They create interesting and delicious combinations of fresh, local ingredients surely to satisfy your lunch, dinner or late night needs!
Founded in 1970 in the Rocky Mountains of Western Montana, Capital Sports & Western has been a regional leader in sales of outdoor gear, clothing and footwear for four decades. Our mission has been to find the best quality and highest performance products available for the outdoor enthusiast and offer them at a fair price. We have accomplished this first and foremost through our sales force/buying staff who are passionate about where we live and the outdoor activities that we participate in. We spend as much time as possible recreating in some of the greatest places in North America. Try us for your outdoor gear needs and find out why so many Montanans like doing business with Capital Sports & Western.
Now in its third generation, Cobblestone Clothing Co. is one of the must-stop shops while visiting Downtown Helena. As a family-owned and operated business, Cobblestone offers women’s clothing for all Montana lifestyles. From work to play, owner Kym Liska, has selected soft neutrals and bright colors in everything from shoes, to accessories to clothing. With brands like Eileen Fisher, Isda, David Kahn and White + Warren, Liska and her staff can help you build a wardrobe that goes from the office to a party or can fill the gaps in your closet.
The Ghost Art Gallery was established in 1974 in the historic mining district of Helena. The original gallery was small and offered mostly paintings of buildings and themes from the several surrounding ghost towns; thus the name Ghost Art.
Our framing and design area is located above the gallery in what used to be Big Dorothy’s brothel. Ghost Art Gallery has grown to 4200 square feet and specializes in western and wildlife art, featuring over 80 of Montana’s finest artists.
We carry limited edition art from the following publishers: Greenwich Workshop, Mill Pond Press, Hadley House, and Somerset House Publishing. Along with art we have the highest quality framing with certified picture framers on staff.
The Gold Bar started in 1935 by William D. Ferrat at 400 N. Last Chance Gulch as Gold Bar Beer Parlor. Over the years the bar changed hands numerous times, but continued in it’s original location under a variety of names: Gold Bar Liquors, Capri Grille, Capri Lounge, Gold Bar Casino, Sid’s Nevada Casino, The Pigalle, and T D’s Sports Pub.
In 1950, John Beck opened the Western Bar at 406 N. Last Chance Gulch. The Western Bar also changed hands and names over the years: J & M Western Bar, Glenn’s Western Bar, Rock’s Western Bar. It is currently Western Bar, but still sports the Rock’s Western Bar sign over the front door.
Over time, the Gold Bar and the Western Bar expanded to incorporate the entire 400-408 address locations. Since at least the early 90’s patrons have been able to stroll from one bar to the other without stepping foot outside.
The Gold Bar & Western Bar of Helena is more than you might have thought. A historic institution that offers pool, darts, shuffleboard, foosball, and casino Gaming: U1, Power-station, Legend, Casino King and Progressive Gaming. They also offer Touch-tunes Jukeboxs at each location.
But there’s MORE! The Gold Bar serves Breakfast, Lunch, coffee AND drinks. The two full bars feature local brews on tap and over 40 choices of liquor.
The Gold Bar kitchen offers a pick up window on the Lawrence Street side of the building. The kitchen is open 7:30 am to 2:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Sandy is the cook and she’s been with the Gold Bar for many years.
The Gold Bar welcomes walk-ins, is good for groups and offers take out.
The Western Bar can also be rented for private parties of up to 99 people!
Grandstreet is Montana’s premiere community theatre with over 40 years of continuous service. Sustained by volunteers from an exceptionally talented population, Grandstreet also trains over 400 K-12 students each year in our nationally recognized Grandstreet Theatre School. Each year we produce 10-12 plays and musicals in a beautifully preserved 200-seat turn-of-the-century romanesque granite church and an additional 45-seat black box studio. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains in a small but thriving arts community, Grandstreet enjoys tremendous public support and regularly produces some of the best live theatre in the Northwest.
At the Great Divide Cylery we’ve built a reputation in Montana as the shop to go to if you want correct bike fit. We developed that reputation over years by seeking out and applying information not readily available to the cycling market. We are one of the few, if not the only bike shop in the state, that has a fit protocol for every bike we sell.
The Great Northern Carousel is a modern hand built menagerie carousel reminiscent of the splendid, turn-of-the-century carousels. Most of the 37 animals and one chariot were hand-carved by Ed Roth of Long Beach, California and hand painted by Bette Largent of Spokane, Washington. Todd Goings built the mechanism in Marion, Ohio and also built the spinning tub for the carousel. And, local artist Mary Harris created the original glass artwork depicting Helena area landmarks and scenery on the Carousel rounding boards.
Besides the traditional horses, frogs and rabbits, there are native Montana wildlife such as an antelope, a grizzly bear, a bobcat and even a cutthroat trout! Connected to the 40’ carousel is an ice cream parlor and snack bar. Plus, there is a party room to rent for any occasion imaginable such as birthdays, anniversaries or even hosting fund-raisers.
We are Helena’s distillery, operating right on the Gulch. We take our name from the rich history of agriculture and industry in Montana’s landscape. The gulches that command the topography of Big Sky Country and influence nature, recreation, and our way of life also sheltered a clandestine history of spirits production. Our name acknowledges the tradition of spirits manufacturing here in Last Chance Gulch of Helena, Montana.
Gulch Distillers is proudly located in the former Montana Distillery and Bottling Warehouse at the the north end of Helena’s main, historic gulch, just downstream from the strike that turned a gulch into a mining camp, a mining camp that became the state capital.
Established in 2012 as Triple Divide Spirits, native Helenans Tyrrell Hibbard and Steffen Rasile purchased the distillery in 2015 to pursue a shared passion for whisky and quality spirits and a keen interest in craft cocktails. They rebranded the business to Gulch Distillers™ in September 2016.
We ferment, distill, and bottle on site, and use only Montana-grown grains in our grain-based spirits. At Gulch Distillers™ we create products that combine the state’s pioneer spirit with refined spirit production.
Helena, Montana, is Montana’s Capital City and located between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. Helena has a rich gold rush history, and exploring Last Chance Gulch brings the history to life. Designated a ride center by the International Mountain Biking Association, Helena has over 75 miles of trails that originate in the Downtown area, offering visitors a world-class mountain biking or hiking experience. Rand McNally and Geocaching.com awarded Helena the Best of the Road “Best for Geocaching” title. Tour our Capitol. Take a hike overlooking the beautiful Helena Valley. Hop aboard the Last Chance Tour Train to discover Helena’s history. Download our Walking App and tour the Westside Mansion District, featuring the elaborate homes of early miners. Grab an ice cream cone or visit an old-fashioned soda fountain. We can’t wait to host you in Helena.
Lasso the Moon is Helena’s specialty toy store! Lasso the Moon Wonderful Toys, located downtown on the Walking Mall, ignites the imagination of all who walk through its doors. Lasso the Moon is filled with games, toys, and treasures for kids of all ages, is independently owned and operated, and has been a toy shopping destination for over twenty two years. Our carefully curated top brands are from around the world and include Playmobil, Haba, Manhattan, Klutz, Corolle, Thames and Cosmos, Hape, Melissa and Doug, Thomas the Train, eeBoo, Djeco, Moulin Roty and many more. Let us help you pick out the perfect playthings for your young ones, and we will gift wrap them for free! Lasso the Moon – The place for PLAY!
With a passion for home brewing and background in marketing Max Pigman purchased the Sleeping Giant Brewing Company back in 2001. He changed the name to Lewis & Clark Brewing in 2005 and operated the brewery and tap room under the Brewhouse restaurant for about 9 years. After looking for several years for a new location to enable the business to grow he finally found the perfect spot in the old Columbia Paint factory. The building (or complex of buildings) took over 3 years to renovate (with some of the buildings dating back to 1887) but now offers almost 4X the space for brewing operations and a unique retail space for customers to enjoy 12 beers on tap in the Tap Room.
Since the move the business has exploded now employing over 20 people and experienced growth of 107% last year. They look to grow another 60-80% this year and have added several tanks, more equipment and additional staff to increase capacity. Cans are a big part of their growth as they now can 5 flavors (with 2 more to be added soon) and they have recently introduced their beers to the Missoula and Bozeman markets. This growth has enabled them to spend over $100k locally in goods and services already this year and they are firm believers in supporting local Helena businesses whenever possible.
The Tap Room is a great place to try all the flavors they brew and it’s open from 2-8pm, they are just finishing the final touches on a brand-new patio (you may have seen some of the amazing murals being painted on the patio from Montana Ave) the grand opening for the patio will be August 4th and will feature live music from several bands as a fund raiser for “The Lost & Foundation”
When you come to Lucca’s you are not eating out – you are dining out. Our unique fine dining experience is designed to tantalize all the senses. You see a relaxed atmosphere of Montana elegance – sophistication without the pomp and circumstance. Come experience Lucca’s, awarded The Best Restaurant in Montana for 2015 and 2106 by Business Insider magazine.
Lucca’s is a fine-dining, dinner-only Italian restaurant. Our goal is to provide the highest quality Italian food, with the best service in the Helena, Montana, area.
Montana Outdoor Sports provides scuba equipment, instruction, and trips, as well as footwear, camping supplis, kayaks, canoes, rafts, firearms, X-C skis, fishing equipment, climbing equipment, U.S.G.S. maps, clothing, and rentals.
On Broadway is a casual sit down restaurant in the heart of Helena’s historic downtown. They offer a world cuisine with emphasis in Italian with fresh made pasta and west coast fusion using a variety of fresh fish and jazzy sauces. Every Thursday night, they feature live jazz. Come to On Broadway to enjoy fine, fresh food made and served by fine, fun people.
Pan Handler Plus features an extensive selection of high quality cooking tools, equipment and accessories. We have everything the chef and host need in the kitchen and dining room, including gourmet foods and wines from around the world. Gift Baskets, Gift Registry and complimentary gift wrap are available. Visit us on the historic downtown Helena walking mall!
Rivals Athletics was established the spring of 2012 with the hopes of offering the Helena community a friendly, local, and fun athletic store. With our geographic location in the state of Montana putting Helena smack in the middle of one of the best college rivalries in the country between Montana and Montana State, our incredible and proud in-town-rivalry between our two high schools Capital High and Helena High, and the many rivalries that Carroll College has with their various sports teams we didn’t have to look far for inspiration or motivation. Rivals truly loves the competitiveness, leadership, passion, strength and fun that sport and athletics can bring to us as individuals and a community. Rivals is honored to be a part of Helena’s local small businesses and is excited to bring a fresh look to Helena athletics and sports. Use the link to nominate someone for the Rivals Athletics Student Athlete of the Week! http://www.beartoothnbc.com/sports/student-athlete-of-the-week/26307-nominate-an-athlete.html
Supporting local economy – Scenic Brew is a locally owned business that draws its inspiration from Montana’s natural beauty. To support other local businesses we take every opportunity to use Montana products and services such as baked goods, Montana dairy, and restaurant supplies. Although it may only make a small difference, we respect and support local businesses over the corporate giants that send their profits outside Montana.
We genuinely appreciate and respect our customers. Our talented staff put all of their attention and effort into every order. We owe our existence to local support and the relationships we build with every new customer.
Scenic Brew provides top shelf café products with remarkable service. Scenic Brew presents a unique environment that draws its inspiration from Montana’s natural beauty. Bring your favorite Montana photo by and we’ll frame it for our customer wall.
Much like Montana, the Silver Star brings a relaxed sort of elegance to its visitors that is hard to find anywhere else. When you join us for an afternoon or evening, you get more than a meal. You get an experience centered around our firm dedication to excellence. It’s our belief in quality—from the local goods we source, to our superior service, to the Certified Angus Beef we use—that has made us Montana’s premiere steakhouse for the past two years in a row.
Whether you’re looking for the relaxed atmosphere of our lounge or a more intimate evening in our dining area, the Silver Star Steak Company offers an experience you won’t forget.
Taco del Sol opened in the heart of historic downtown Helena in Spring 2004. Our famous fish tacos are a consistent favorite among locals and visitors alike. They rely on us to create just what they want to eat: delicious fare with flavorful ingredients. We moved into the historic Placer Hotel in February 2012, and we couldn’t be more excited about this new location. Stop on in and enjoy a tap beer made by local breweries, a Mexican cerveza, or a Jarritos soda, paired with some quick, casual, and spicy-if-you-like fare. The menu is kid-friendly, too!
Ten Mile Creek Brewery is a six barrel brewery located in the historic Last Chance Walking Mall. The brewery opened in late October of 2015. The location is snug in-between The Hawthorn Bottle Shop and Helena’s favorite chocolate store, The Parrot. Whether you are just visiting Helena or you are a local, the historic downtown will have something for you.
Our namesake “Ten Mile Creek” comes from our most important ingredient, water. The creek is in the beer. The Ten Mile Creek watershed supplies most of Helena, including our brewery. Ten Mile Creek gives us clean water that we use to produce hand crafted beer. Each batch has Montana grown barley and all other ingredients are sourced as local as possible.
Ten Mile Creek Brewery is a great place for meetings or parties. We rent our space to private events and are always welcoming to groups looking for a place to converse. At Ten Mile Creek Brewery we consider ourselves a somewhat organized community. Partnering with as many local businesses as possible is a key piece of our philosophy. Downtown is the culture of our city and thrives on the support of business by patrons and visitors of the area.
The Bagel Co. offers authentic water boiled bagels, house roasted coffee, fresh baked cinnamon rolls and many other fresh baked treats. Baking from the best ingredients available, we make every effort to offer the finest products possible. We encourage our staff to take pride in what they do, with the end result being our customer’s satisfaction, each and every time! Our downtown location is at 735 N. Last Chance Gulch. Baking from the best ingredients available, we make every effort to offer the finest products possible. We encourage our staff to take pride in what they do, with the end result being our customers satisfaction, each and every time!
The Base Camp is a Montana owned company since 1975 with folks that love to share the grand experience of Montana and the Northern Rockies. We love where we live, work, and play and we want to help you to enjoy our part of the country to the fullest. We have staff with the knowledge to direct you to all of Montana’s special places and what you will need to get the most out of your visit. Whether you want equipment for your next climb/hike or just comfortable and durable casual clothing to enjoy Montana’s lifestyle, The Base Camp has it all.
Our lines of outdoor and lifestyle clothing include Patagonia, Marmot, Arc Teryx, The North Face & Prana. We will show you our favorites to keep you comfortable, warm and dry. We offer the best in footwear, casual offerings from Chaco, Teva, Dansko, Clark, and Keen, and rugged hiking footwear from Asolo, Scarpa, & Vasque. We are footwear specialists and guarantee your fit.
To find your way around, The Base Camp has an extensive map and book selection. Our staff is also very knowledgeable on the surrounding areas and current conditions. We enjoy sharing local information that can help enhance your trip itinerary.
We carry canoes, stand up paddle boards and recreational kayaks with all the accessories necessary for Montana’s lakes and river. In the winter, we have all your winter equipment needs including cross-country skis and snowshoes.
Stop by the store and let us help you plan your stay in beautiful Helena, Montana!
The Brewhouse is one of Helena’s most respected restaurants. We take pride in our friendly service and exceptional selection. Take a minute and look through our menus, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. We have 20 taps of the most amazing beers you can find the state. You’ll easily find something to enjoy every time you’re with us, and we have a beer to pair with whatever food you’re in the mood for. Make the Brewhouse your next stop!
THE HAWTHORN BOTTLE SHOP & TASTING ROOM is an inviting, down-to-earth wine experience for Helenans and the many visitors to the downtown area. Expanding on the concept and success stories of Helena’s taprooms, The Hawthorn is a place to fill your wine growler and have a glass while you wait. It is a place to meet your wine (and beer) drinking friends after work and it is a place to shop for and enjoy wine from around world, small batch beer, and specialty meats and cheeses.
We offer a broad selection of wines from around the world at a range of price points and emphasize a selection of bottles for $10 and under. We have new bottles open daily to sample while you shop. We carry craft beer focusing on small production breweries including obscure foreign brews and popular local drafts. Guests have the option of purchasing additional provisions to take home – that perfect bottle, along with specialty meats and cheeses, olives, nuts and honey. You can also have your growler filled with our special selection of wine and beer on tap. We offer monthly wine and cheese clubs with unique selections and a detailed description to expand your palate in the comfort of your own home.
We offer a variety of wines to purchase by the glass (out of the bottle and the tap) and have a fun and interesting selection wine flights. All of these wines are available to sample. These offerings can be enjoyed at our 8 seat bar or various tables during the day and evening, and cheese and charcuterie including house made crackers, dips, and spiced nuts are available for pairing. If you are in the mood for something a little different, you can try one of our tasty wine or beer cocktails or warm up with a cup of mulled wine.
We are a paint your own pottery and glass fusing studio located in the historic downtown. We carry earthenware (ceramics) that is cleaned, fired, and ready for you to paint! All of our paints and glazes are lead free and non-toxic. Finished pieces are dinnerware safe, so you can create usable art. Paints, brushes, creative supplies, and instruction are included every time you come in. We also have all the glass necessary to create a beautiful piece.
Our customers come in all sizes and ages. Kids are old enough when they can hold a paint brush (we have high chairs) and adults are never too old. No experience with painting or art is necessary because our friendly staff is always here with creative ideas and the tools to make your project a success.
The Painted Pot is a great place to create unique, personalized gifts for any occasion, including-
– baby showers
– Mother’s/Father’s/Grandparents’ Day
– Holidays (Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s, St. Patty’s, Flag Day, etc.)
A HELENA CLASSIC REVISITED
Follow in the footsteps of many of Lewis and Clark County’s finest, we invite you to join in the tradition of great service, great food, and great people, here at the Windbag Saloon and Grill.