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BEST OF 20 MISSOULA 21 Publisher Jim Strauss SECTION COORDINATOR Toni LeBlanc Writers Abby Lynes, Rachel Crisp Phillips

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ongratulations Missoula! The votes have been counted and after much anticipation, we are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Best of Missoula. These awards are a true testament to the hard work that business owners, large and small put in to make their customers happy. Each year — and this year was no exception — voters set new records in showing how passionate our community is about Missoula!

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Arts & Entertainment

Missoula wouldn’t be Missoula without its thriving arts scene. With everything from punk bands to landscape painters, our town has a little something for everyone. We’re pretty proud of the talent here -- read on to learn more about the best of the best Missoula has to offer.

Best Actor/Actress Stephen Jay Clement

Stephen Jay Clement is a gem, both off and on the stage. “Friends, you’ve ripped me off the rails with your support. I’m so thankful for everyone who voted for a genderqueer, vegan health nut like me, and for the Missoulian for hosting this event. I’m beyond grateful to have had the opportunity to share stories with our community this year in spite of all the challenges we faced, whether that meant theatre distanced by a fire tower, or music alone in our rooms to a camera.” 2. Joe McNeal 3. Reid Reimers

Best Art Gallery Zootown Arts Community Center 216 W. Main St. 549-7555 zootownarts.org

Known affectionately as the ZACC by locals, this arts center has a fancy-schmancy new building located in downtown Missoula that recently reopened following the pandemic. The ZACC is our go-to for everything arts-related, from underground local punk shows to painting ceramics with friends. 2. Radius Gallery 3. Dana Gallery

Best Artist Monte Dolack dolack.com

If you’ve been in Missoula long enough, you’ve seen Monte Dolack’s work. A quintessential Missoula artist, he blends western landscapes with Montana wildlife to create a style uniquely his own. 2. Caleb Meyer 3. Tanya Lee Yarrow

3. Zack Jarvis

Best Band Lil’ Smokies

thelilsmokies.com

Go to a Lil’ Smokies concert, and you’re sure to see half the crowd mouthing the words to every song the Lil’ Smokies play. We could listen to this folk band for forever -- they’re always a fun show to see live. 2. ShoDown 3. TIE- Mudslide Charley & Wild Prairie Smoke

Best Concert Venue Kettlehouse Amphitheater 602 Myrtle and in Bonner 830-3163 kettlehouse.com

Nothing beats lounging on the grass at the Kettlehouse Amphitheater, Coldsmoke in hand and a good band playing against the backdrop of the sun setting behind the mountains. This venue is the locals’ favorite for concerts.

Best Comedian Sarah Aswell

2. Wilma Theater 3. Big Sky Brewing Co.

A freelance writer, comic, and mother to two unemployed toddlers, Sarah Aswell is Missoula’s rock-star comedian. She has performed live at the Roxy Theater and her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, McSweeney’s, National Lampoon, Reductress, MAD Magazine, Scary Mommy, and more. She was recently named on of the Best Undiscovered Comedians in America by Thrillist.

Best Dancer Cigarette Girls

sarahaswell.com

Any Cigarette Girls show is guaranteed to be a great time. The burlesque group performs across the state, but they’re a local favorite. 2. The Fox Club 3. Hannah Dusek

2. Michael Beers

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Best of Missoula 2021 Best Filmmaker Andy Smetanka

Andy Smetanka is the director and hand-cut paper animator of “When We Were Young,” (2015), an oral history of American soldiers at the end of World War I. His new film about Missoula history, “A Place (Sort Of)” is coming soon. 2. Travis Bradford - Creekside Media 3. Michael Graef

Best Live Comedy Venue The Roxy Theater 718 S. Higgins Ave 728-9380 theroxytheater.org

We don’t know about you, but we could use a good laugh after the past year. Get your comedy fix at The Roxy Theater, which hosts regular comedy competitions and other humorous performances. 2. The Giggle Box 3. Stave & Hoop Speakeasy

Best Movie Theater The Roxy Theater

718 S. Higgins Ave 728-9380 theroxytheater.org

What’s not to love about The Roxy? The theater hosts independent releases, film festivals, and all the classics. Not to mention, it (unofficially) offers the best popcorn in town. 2. AMC DINE-IN 3. The Wilma Theater

Best Museum Missoula Art Museum 335 N. Pattee St. 728-0447 missoulaartmuseum.org

The Missoula Art Museum is fully accessible, free, and home to works by contemporary Montana artists. The museum hosts virtual and in-person events. 2. Historical Museum at Fort Missoula 3. The Giggle Box

Best Musician Stephen Jay Clement

Stephen Jay Clementis a force to be reckoned with, winning best actor/

Actor Stephen Jay Clement rehearses a monologue for a Montana Repertory Theatre play at Fort Missoula. TOM BAUER, Missoulian

actress as well as best musician. They have been hard at work, too, producing a new album. “Follow me on Instagram @stephenjclement for info on my most recent and upcoming work, including my

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debut album, Noise, streaming across all platforms October 1!” 2. Tom Catmull 3. Chloe Gendrow

place for a woman's haircut place for a man's haircut waxing Thank you Missoula for cosmetics voting Krista Kasun Best c u s t o m e r s e r v i c e Stylist for the third year in a row and Angel Herring as a local instagram finalist for Best Stylist! website employer local app

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Best of Missoula 2021 in Missoula for over two decades.

Best New Band Wild Prairie Smoke

Wild Prairie Smoke brings its signature style to popular rock, country, and blues classics to win best new band. 2. hxrse & jesse, the ocelot 3. Timber Rattlers

2. Tverra Photography 3. Ashley Rhian Photography

Best Place to Watch Live Theater Missoula Children’s Theater 200 N. Adams St. 721-PLAY mctinc.com

Best Open Mic Union Club Bar & Grill 208 E. Main St. 728-7980 unionclubbarandgrill.com

With a laid-back, friendly atmosphere, those who brave the stage at the Union are sure to receive a warm welcome. 2. Imagine Nation Brewing 3. Stave & Hoop

Best Photographer Mike Williams Montana Photography

While Missoula Children’s Theater brings live performances to communities across the world, its home base will always be here in Missoula. For this reason, they’re at the top of the list for Best Place to Watch Live Theater.

2. Joe McNeal 3. Judy Wright

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Fashion and Beauty

Everyone in Missoula is good-looking -it’s just a fact that we’re an attractive town. Whether this is because of the wide range of salons and spas that can be found here or if it’s just something in the water, feeling fun and fashionable isn’t hard here.

Best Cosmetics Burton’s Classic Hair Co. 3410 S. Reserve St. 721-8889 burtonshair.com

2. The Wilma 3. UM: School of Theatre and Dance

Burton’s Classic Hair Co., a premier fullservice salon that also offers services like cosmetics, manicures, pedicures, eyelash extensions and more.

Best Writer James Lee Burke

2. The Lash Company & Specialty Spa 3. Skin Chic

An award-winning author with a colorful past, James Lee Burke has been nominated for a pulitzer and is a Missoula favorite. His novels are gripping and exciting, sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Best Day Spa Burton’s Classic Hair Co.

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Mike Williams captures everything that’s beautiful in Montana, from people to landscapes. An award-winning photographer, he has been shooting photos

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Thank you Missoula.

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Burton’s Classic Hair Co. can meet all your self-care needs. Relax and unwind with a few of the many services offered here. 2. The Lash Company & Specialty Spa 3. Sorella’s Day Spa

Best Eyewear Rocky Mountain Eye Center 700 W. Kent 541-3937 rockymountaineye.com

Get your face some fashionable frames at Rocky Mountain Eye Center, home to the best service and selection of eyewear. 2. Costco Vision Center 3. TIE - Specticca & Uptown Optical

Best Facials The Lash Company & Specialty Spa 321 N. Higgins Ave. Suite B 240-4017 lashcomissoula.com

Treat yourself at The Lash Company &

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Specialty Spa with a facial from one of the spa’s skilled staff members. 2. Skin Chic 3. Lashes by Lindsey - Hair Depot

Best Hairstylist/Barber Krista Kasun - Burton’s Classic Hair Co. 3410 S. Reserve St. 721-8889 burtonshair.com

This is Krista Kasun’s third year winning Best Hair Stylist, an honor she doesn’t take lightly. Whether you need a trim, a hair makeover, a new color, or all of the above, she’s your stylist. 2. Angel Herring - Burton’s Classic Hair Co. 3. Alyssa - Meraki Beauty Lounge

Best Jewelry Designer Rogers & Co. 3550 Mullan Rd No. 102 549-5771

Whether you’re looking for an engagement ring or an elegant statement piece, Rogers & Co. is the place to go for all your gem and jewelry needs. 2. Adair Jewelers 3. GEM Jewelers

Best Jewelry Store Rockin’ Rudy’s 237 Blaine 542-0077 rockinrudys.com

Looking for some sparkle? Look no further than Rockin’ Rudy’s, this year’s pick for best jewelry store.

Rockin’ Rudy’s in Missoula. TOM BAUER, Missoulian

2. Rogers & Co. 3. Adair Jewelers

Best Kids Clothing Target 2420 N. Reserve St. 543-4000 Target.com

Voted Best Voted Best Pet Supplies Pet Groomer

Kids growing like weeds? When they start growing out of last year’s styles, check out Target for the latest in affordable micro-fashion.

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Thanks for voting us one of the best.

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Thanks for your votes! (406) 543-1211 ShowcasePet.com

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Best of Missoula 2021 2. Kid Crossing 3. Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors

Best Lingerie Victoria’s Secret

Southgate Mall, 2901 Brooks St. 721-1811 victoriassecret.com

It’s no secret that Victoria’s Secret is Missoula’s go-to retailer for all things lace and lingerie.

Best Place for a Man’s Haircut Burton’s Classic Hair Co. 3410 S. Reserve St. 721-8889 burtonshair.com

Great hair starts with great stylists, and all of Missoula’s best-looking men know Burton’s is the place to go for an excellent haircut. 2. Compass Barber Shop 3. The Man Shop

2. Dillard’s 3. Mood Boutique

Best Men’s Clothing Dillard’s

Southgate Mall, 2901 Brooks 721-3100 dillards.com

Dillard’s is where all Missoula’s dashing dudes shop for their new duds, from sweatshirts to suits. 2. Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors 3. Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply

“Thank you Missoula!”

Best Place For a Woman’s Haircut Burton’s Classic Hair Co. 3410 S. Reserve St. 721-8889 burtonshair.com

Burton’s has been providing quality salon services to Missoula for over 50 years. For this reason, customers keep coming back and keep voting for the best women’s haircuts. 2. Altruist Salon 3. Meraki Beauty Lounge

Best Physical Therapist Finalist - Dawn Christian, DPT, CHT (406) 541-9500 • 316 W Spruce St, Missoula, MT 59802

Thanks Missoula for Voting us #1!

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12 Best Place to Get Pierced Painless Steel Tattoo & Body Piercing 1701 S. Fifth St. W. 728-1191 painlesssteeltattoo.com

Show off your individuality and style with a new piercing from Painless Steel Tattoo & Body Piercing, where you’re sure to get the best (and as painless as possible) piercing in town. 2. Blaque Owl Tattoo 3. Altered Skin Tattoo & Body Piercing

Best Shoe Store Hide & Sole 236 N. Higgins Ave. 549-0666 hideandsole.com

For the latest in foot fashion, visit Hide & Sole downtown. Since 1972, the enduring boutique has carried brand-name outdoor footwear and quality leather supplies. 2. Bob Ward’s Sports & Outdoors 3. Runner’s Edge

Best Tanning/Spray Tan The Lash Company & Specialty Spa 321 N. Higgins Ave. Suite B 240-4017 lashcomissoula.com

Looking to give your skin back a little bit of its luster after the winter? Visit The Lash Company for a high-quality spray tan. 2. Rayz of Lite 3. Sunshine Factory

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Best of Missoula 2021 Best Tattoo Artist Mike Schaffer - Blaque Owl Tattoo 307 N. Higgins Ave. 543-0688 blaqueowltattoo.com

Missoulians looking to get inked by one of the best book an appointment with Mike Shaffer, who has owned Blaque Owl Tattoo downtown since 2011. 2. Bridget Miller - Witch of the Woods 3. Lana Zellner - Witch of the Woods

Best Waxing Burton’s Classic Hair Co.

Best Women’s Clothing Dillards

Burton’s is the place to go for all your grooming needs, whatever they might be! You’re sure to get a quality waxing experience here.

For selection and style, Missoula shoppers picked Dillard’s as the best place to buy women’s clothing.

3410 S. Reserve St. 721-8889 burtonshair.com

Southgate Mall, 2901 Brooks 721-3100 dillards.com

2. The Lash Company & Specialty Spa 3. Skin Chic

2. Betty’s Divine 3. Maurice’s

Best Tattoo Parlor Blaque Owl Tattoo 307 N. Higgins Ave. 543-0688 blaqueowltattoo.com

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For a decade, Blaque Owl has been the go-to spot for Missoulian’s looking to paint their bodies’ blank canvases. 2. Witch of the Woods 3. Altered Skin Tattoo & Body Piercing

Best Thrift Store YWCA Secret Seconds

920 Kensington Ave & 1136 W. Broadway 541-3210 / 549-1610 ywcaofmissoula.org/thrift

In Home Exercise for Older Adults

Rick Lionello CES, NASM-CPT

https://www.agelessbodyfitness.com/ Rick@agelessbodyfitness.com

Want to look good for a cause? Check out YWCA’s Secret Seconds, where 100% of their proceeds support programs and services for local families in crisis. 2. Goodwill Store 3. Donation Warehouse

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Best of Missoula 2021 FOOD & DRINK

Eat, drink, and be Missoula! The best in local food and drink serves to please an assortment of appetites.

Best Appetizers Jakers Bar & Grill 3515 Brooks St. (406) 721-1312 jakers.com

From second breakfast to third dinner, these are the best places in Missoula to eat a little before you eat some more. 2 . Top Hat 3. Tamarack Brewing Co.

Best Asian Food Mustard Seed

2901 Brooks St. (Southgate Mall) (406) 542-7333 mustardseedweb.com

Whether you like it hot, medium, or mild, you’ll love sampling the best Asian Food in Missoula. 2. China Garden Restaurant 3. Zoo Thai

Best Bakery Bernice’s Bakery

190 S 3rd St. W (406) 728-1358 bernicesbakerymt.com

(406) 880-1378 florencecoffeeco.com

They know your drink, they know the extras, they know if you use a straw; now, let these baristas know that they’re the best!

Bernice’s from-scratch baked goods have beckoned Missoulians to their door since 1978.

2. Jacinda - Florence Coffee Co. 3. Ruby Cook - Market on Front

2. Black Cat Bake Shop 3. Le Petit Outre

Best Breakfast Paul’s Pancake Parlor

Best Barbecue The Notorious P.I.G. BBQ

247 Front St. / 3621 Old US 93 (406) 926-1344 / (406) 926-1461 thenotoriouspigbbq.com

2305 Brooks St. (406) 728-9071 paulspancakes.com

Peace. Love. Pancakes. Missoulians are always willing to rise and shine for the best breakfast at Paul’s.

That smell of slow-cooked brisket and ribs and everything wonderful that wafts from Notorious P.I.G. BBQ is a sure sign of a good day in Missoula.

2. Burns St. Bistro 3. The Catalyst Cafe

2. Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que 3. Conflux Brewing Company

Best Breakfast Burrito Market on Front

Best Barista Cassie Fix - Florence Coffee Co. (Five locations in Missoula)

201 E Front St. (406) 541-0246 marketonfront.com

Classic, loaded, veggie, or vegan - some days the best breakfast comes in burrito form.

2. The Breakfast Club 3. Veera Donuts

Best Brunch Burns St. Bistro 1500 Burns St. (406) 543-0719 burnsstbistro.com

Burns St. Bistro’s brunch menu changes weekly, inspired by imaginative ingredients and pairings, and takes Missoula’s vote for the best. 2. Tamarack Brewing Co. 3. Paul’s Pancake Parlor

Best Budget Lunch Five on Black

325 N Higgins Ave. / 3850 S. Reserve St., Ste. 140 (406) 926-1860 / (406) 926-1305 fiveonblack.com

These winners for best budget lunch have the best bite for your buck. 2. Bridge Pizza 3. Market on Front

#1 Best Bar #1 Best Beer selection #1 Best Place to Mingle if you’re single #3 Best Bar for a stiff Pour

Thank you Missoula!


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319 E Front St. (406) 549-8157 wallyandbuck.com

Where’s the beef ? It’s pasture-raised and grass-finished, paired with local and organic ingredients, and it’s at Wally & Buck. 2. Mo Club 3. Five Guys

Best Caterer Bravo Catering 224 N Higgins Ave. (406) 541-4900 bravocatering.net

These top-voted caterers help make Missoulians’ most memorable events. 2. Silk Road Catering & Spice 3. Notorious P.I.G.

Best Chef Bob Marshall - Biga Pizza 241 W Main St. (406) 728-2579 bigapizza.com

These top Missoula chefs use their vibrant imaginations to mix local ingredients and culinary experience into memorable morsels.

Best of Missoula 2021 2. Black Coffee Roasting Company 3. Loose Caboose

(Five locations in Missoula) (406) 880-1378 florencecoffeeco.com

For the best brew on the go, these coffee huts rule the roads in Missoula. 2. Loose Caboose 3. Copper Mountain Coffee

Best Doughnuts Veera Donuts

617 S Higgins Ave., #2 (406) 317-1109 veeradonuts.com

Doughnuts aren’t just for breakfast, they’re the best anytime at these favorite

Best Convenience Store Worden’s Market & Deli 451 N Higgins Ave. (406) 549-1293 wordens.com

Missoula’s first grocery store, Worden’s Market has been convenient since 1883. 2. Grizzly Grocery 3. Market on Front

Missoula doughnut shops. 2. Rosauers Supermarkets 3. Krispy Kreme

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 2901 Brooks St. (Southgate Mall) (406) 830-3170 redrobin.com

Thank you Missoula for voting us one of the Best. RENTinMISSOULA.com

Best Delicatessen Tagliare Delicatessen 1433 S Higgins Ave. (406) 830-3049 tagliaredelicatessen.com

For imported deli meats, cheeses, and other treats that can’t be found anywhere else in Missoula, Tagliare tops the list. 2. Good Food Store 3. Market on Front

Best Coffee Florence Coffee Co.

Best Desserts Bernice’s Bakery

With locations all across town, Florence Coffee fills Missoula’s need for caffeine.

2. Black Cat Bake Shop 3 . Veera Donuts

Best Coffee Hut Florence Coffee Co.

2. Tom Maney - Bravo Catering 3. Billy Metzger - Top Hat

(Five locations in Missoula) (406) 880-1378 florencecoffeeco.com

at Bernice’s, particularly the buttercream cupcakes, that can make any day magical.

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190 S 3rd St. W (406) 728-1358 bernicesbakerymt.com

There’s something about the desserts

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Best of Missoula 2021 Good food, games and distractions for the younger kids, and drinks for the over-21 kids, give these restaurants the top family-friendly votes. 2. Highlander Beer (Missoula Brewing Co.) 3. Conflux Brewing Company

Best Food Cart/Truck El Cazador 101 S Higgins Ave. (406) 728-3657 elcazadormt.org

Find these food carts at local events for the best food to make a great Missoula day even better. 2. Big Thai Country 3. M-80 Chicken

Best French Fries James Bar

127 W Alder St. (406) 721-8158 jamesbarmontana.com

For the best french-fried potatoes in town, Missoulians grab a side at these restaurants.

2. Hoagieville 3.The Greek Pastry Shop - #1 GYROS

Best Ice Cream / Frozen Yogurt Big Dipper Ice Cream

631 S Higgins Ave. / 2700 Paxson St. (406) 543-5722 / (406) 926-1160 bigdippericecream.com

Neither snow nor rain nor heat; nothing stops Missoulians from lining up for great cones. Oh boy! 2. Sweet Peaks Ice Cream 3. Dairy Queen Brazier

Best Italian Food Ciao Mambo 541 S Higgins Ave. (406) 543-0377 ciaomambo.com

On top of spaghetti, these restaurants serve other scrumptious Italian dishes that keep Missoula coming back for more. 2. Caffe Dolce 3. Romeo’s Italian Kitchen

Thank you for your votes Missoula. We heart you.

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Best Liquor Store Grizzly Liquor 110 W Spruce St. (406) 549-7723 grizzlyliquor.com

Missoulians’ loyalty to the Griz name goes down to the last drop, with the locally owned and operated Grizzly Liquor taking the lead on best liquor store. 2. Krisco Liquor 3. Lolo Liquor & Wine

Best Mexican Food El Cazador 101 S Higgins Ave. (406) 728-3657 elcazadormt.org

Spice it up with some south-of-theborder flavor from Missoula’s favorite Mexican restaurants. 2. Fiesta En Jalisco 3. The Camino

Best New Restaurant (Opened in 2020 or 2021)

The Camino 125 N Pattee St.

(406) 317-1260 thecaminomissoula.com

The Camino gets Missoula’s vote for best new restaurant with it’s house-made masa and tortillas created with land-traced varietals of corn sourced from Mexican states. 2. 1889 Steakhouse 3. Cambie Taphouse + Coffee

Best Organic Food Selection Good Food Store 1600 S 3rd St. W (406) 541-3663 goodfoodstore.com

Born in 1971 as Mr. Natural’s Good Food Store, this winner for best organic food has become a Missoula staple. 2. Natural Grocers 3. Pattee Creek Market

Best Outdoor Dining FINN

100 Madison St. (DoubleTree Hotel) (406) 542-4660 finnmissoula.com

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the Clark Fork riverbank, providing one of the best locations in Missoula at any mealtime of the day.

Best Place to Eat Alone Five on Black

have your cake and scenery too.

2. Top Hat 3. Highlander Beer (Missoula Brewing Co.)

For a satisfying solo snack, head to one of Missoula’s favorite places to eat alone.

Best Restaurant Wine List Plonk

325 N Higgins Ave. (406) 926-1860 fiveonblack.com

2. Taco del Sol 3.The Greek Pastry Shop - #1 GYROS

Best Pizza Biga Pizza

241 W Main St. (406) 728-2579 bigapizza.com

Biga Pizza tops the pie for best pizza in town, with other local favorites rounding out the competition.

Best Restaurant Lolo Creek Steakhouse 6600 Highway 12 West, Lolo (406) 273-2622 lolocreeksteakhouse.com

When you’re going to go all out, go to one of the best restaurants in Missoula.

2. Bridge Pizza 3. Howard’s Pizza Villa

Best Pizza Delivery Bridge Pizza

600 S. Higgins Ave. / 3000 Brooks (406) 542-0002 / (406) 552-1313 bridgepizza.com

But when it comes to pizza delivered to the door, Missoula’s best call up the Bridge. 2. Biga Pizza 3. Howard’s Pizza Villa

Best Place to Buy Meat Costco Wholesale 3220 N Reserve St. (406) 543-6445 costco.com

A carnivore’s delight, Costco in Missoula wins the vote for the best deals on meat. 2. Rosauers Supermarkets 3. Orange Street Food Farm

2. Jakers Bar & Grill 3. 1889 Steakhouse

Best Restaurant Service Jakers Bar & Grill 3515 Brooks St. (406) 721-1312 jakers.com

For service with a smile; and more napkins, and a slice of lemon, and a new fork, with extra ranch on the side… No matter the request, these restaurants treat their customers with care. 2. Lolo Creek Steakhouse 3. Tamarack Brewing Co.

Best Restaurant View FINN 100 Madison St. (406) 542-4660 finnmissoula.com

Sometimes it’s hard to head inside when the dinner bell rings while the beautiful big sky still beckons. But in Missoula, you can

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(406) 728-5132 thekeeprestaurant.com

Quiet outdoor tables with scenic sunset views are a must for the best romantic restaurants in Missoula.

2.The Keep Restaurant 3. Lolo Peak Brewery & Grill

2. Scotty’s Table 3. Plonk

322 N Higgins Ave. (406) 926-1791 plonkwine.com

For a perfect pairing to your palate, treat yourself to a night out at one of these restaurants with Missoula’s best wine list.

2. Basal 3. Biga Pizza

Best Retail Beer Selection Orange Street Food Farm 701 S Orange St. (406) 543-3188

Is there anything better than finding the perfect cold one on a hot day at the Beer Farm? Missoulians think not.

Best Retail Wine Selection Missoula Wine Merchants

102 Ben Hogan Dr.

1433 S Higgins Ave. (406) 830-3049 tagliaredelicatessen.com

2. Doc’s Sandwich Shop 3. Market on Front

From frugal to indulgent, these Missoula businesses have the best retail wine selection to complement any meal.

Best Romantic Dining The Keep Restaurant

Best Sandwich Shop Tagliare Delicatessen Tagliare combines local and old-world imported ingredients on bread from Le Petit Outre to create Missoula’s most signature sandwiches.

2. Worden’s Market & Deli 3. Pattee Creek Market

2. Worden’s Market & Deli 3. Orange Street Food Farm

3515 Brooks St. (406) 721-1312 jakers.com

When going for greens, Missoula goes to these restaurants for the best salad in town.

2. Rumour 3. TIE - Ciao Mambo & The Depot

311 N Higgins Ave. (406) 926-1911 missoulawine.com

Best Salad Jakers Bar & Grill

Best Seafood Saketome

137 W Front St. (406) 926-2555 saketomesushi.com

To serve the best seafood in Missoula, Saketome works with sustainable sources around the world. 2. Kobe Seafood & Steak House 3. Sushi Hana Downtown

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901 N. Orange St. soupfarmtogo.com

What’s in a name? The best soup, as Soup Farm ladles up Missoula’s votes. 2. Jakers Bar & Grill 3. Doc’s Sandwich Shop

Best Steak Lolo Creek Steakhouse 6600 Highway 12 West, Lolo (406) 273-2622 lolocreeksteakhouse.com

There’s a lot of good meat in Montana, but these restaurants are experts on transforming it into the best steaks in Missoula. 2. 1889 Steakhouse 3. The Depot

Best Supermarket Good Food Store 1600 S 3rd St. W (406) 541-3663 goodfoodstore.com

Whether it’s the regular grocery list, or an obscure ingredient for a special recipe,

Missoula’s go-to supermarket is the Good Food Store. 2. Rosauers Supermarkets 3. Orange Street Food Farm

Best Sushi Sushi Hana Downtown 403 N Higgins Ave. (406) 549-7979 sushimissoula.com

Good sushi can be hard to find in Montana, but not in Missoula. Sushi Hana Downtown has classic flavors, innovative combinations, and everything in between. 2. Saketome 3. Kobe Seafood & Steak House

Best Takeout Five on Black

3850 S. Reserve St., Ste. 140 (406) 926-1305 fiveonblack.com

The simple, delicious, healthy, and affordable menu at Five on Black earns them the top spot for best takeout in Missoula.

2. The Greek Pastry Shop - #1 GYROS 3. Bridge Pizza

Best Tea Lake Missoula Tea Company 136 E Broadway St. (406) 926-1038 lakemissoulateacompany.com

Sustainably sourced and bagged to order, the tea from Lake Missoula Tea Company is bound to make any activity a uniquely Missoula experience. 2. Butterfly Herbs 3. Montana Tea & Spice Trading LLC

Best Vegetarian Food Veera Donuts 617 S Higgins Ave., #2 (406) 317-1109 veeradonuts.com

From sweet to savory, donuts to tacos, all the tasty treats at Veera Donuts are egg free, dairy free, and vegan.

Best Waiter/Waitress Codi - Outback Steakhouse 2415 N Reserve St. (406) 327-6900 outback.com

The best waitstaff can operate unnoticed until needed, but now it’s time to notice Missoula’s best in the industry. In lieu of flowers, send tips. 2. Kelli McNamee - Bayern Brewing 3. Avery Carrol - Lolo Creek Steakhouse

Best Wedding Cake Bernice’s Bakery 190 S 3rd St. W (406) 728-1358 bernicesbakerymt.com

Here comes the cake, beautifully baked! When it’s time to tie the knot, Missoulians feed their fête from Bernice’s. 2. Cakes in the Zoo 3. Black Cat Bake Shop

2. Good Food Store 3. Masala

It’s an honor to be recognized as Missoula’s top General Contractor in 2021 Thank you for your continued support. NEW! TrailBlazer Townhomes

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Best Wings Desperado Sports Tavern 3101 S Russell St. (406) 549-9651 desperadosportstavern.com

How do they get so much flavor into such a tiny morsel? Contemplate this, and other great mysteries of life, over a pile of wings from these top Missoula spots. 2. Buffalo Wild Wings 3. Thomas Meagher Bar

Goods and Services

With so much to do, Missoula can be a busy place. You’ll often find yourself on the go here, and there are businesses to help you out with whatever you may need, from dog grooming to buying new appliances.

friendly, welcoming staff to assist you. 2. Fantasy for Adults

Best Antiques Montana Antique Mall 331 Railroad St. W. 721-5366 montanaantiquemall.com

Missoula is chock full of history, and Montana Antique Mall is a great place to go if you’re looking to bring home a little bit of history. Located in the old Montana Hotel building, Montana Antique Mall is four floors tall and features 60 dealers. Check it out to find some of the best antiques around. 2. Donation Warehouse 3. Missoula Used Furniture

Best Adult Store Adam & Eve Stores

Best Appliance Store Fred’s Appliances

Looking to spice things up in the bedroom? Adam & Eve has a little something for everyone’s tastes, with a

With a wide array of products, Fred’s is our go-to for all our appliance needs.

3209 Brooks St. 549-4688 adamandevestores.com

4949 Buckhouse Lane 251-7132 fredsappliances.com

2. Donation Warehouse 3. Costco

Best Auto Body Repair Blue Ribbon Auto Inc. 1450 Cedar St. 543-4612 blueribbonauto.com

Car troubles have you in a bind? Visit Blue Ribbon Auto, and their friendly, knowledgeable staff will help you get your car running in tip-top shape. 2. Rick’s Auto Body 3. Russ’s Body & Paint, Inc.

Best Auto Repair Willy’s Auto 721 Mount Ave. 721-9455

At Willy’s your satisfaction and wellbeing are a top priority. Each customer is valued, and you’re sure to receive highquality service! 2. Blue Ribbon Auto Inc. 3. Honesty Automotive

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Thank You To All Our Valued Customers Who Voted For Us.

we appreciate your support more than you will ever know! we would not be who we are without our incredible customers and staff

Best Bail Bondsman Devil Dog Bail Bonds 542-8456

In a pinch? Devil Dog Bail Bonds wants to get you out of the “dog pound.” Call Devil Dog for all your bail bonds needs. 2. Grizzly Bail Bonds 3. Earl Rowe

Best Bank/Credit Union Clearwater Credit Union Multiple locations 523-3300 clearwatercreditunion.org

Figuring out finances can be tough, but Clearwater Credit Union is here to give you all the tools you need for success. Financially empowering clients, protecting the environment, and practicing inclusive economics, CCU is proud to serve Missoulians for all their financial needs. 2. First Interstate Bank 3. First Security Bank


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Best Bookstore (New Books) The Book Exchange 2335 Brooks 728-6342 booksmontana.com

Need to stock up on some summer reading material? Readers flock to the Book Exchange for a wide variety of reading material, with everything from children's books to science fiction to comic books and so much more. 2. Fact & Fiction 3. Barnes & Noble

Best Bookstore (Used Books) The Book Exchange 2335 Brooks 728-6342 booksmontana.com

Missoula clearly loves the Book Exchange! This is a favorite place for locals to shop for both used and new books. With so many options, you’re bound to find a good read for a good price here. 2. Missoula Public Library 3. Montana Antique Mall The Book Exchange in Missoula. TOM BAUER, Missoulian


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Best Car Wash Metro Express Car Wash

Best Customer Service Burtons Classic Hair Co.

Spend enough time in Missoula, and you’re sure to have a dirty car from getting out and adventuring. When it’s time for a scrub down, head to Metro Express for the best car wash in town.

Great customer service can be found at Burton’s Classic Hair…they’re sure to put a smile on your face when you see the perfect hairdo smiling back!

“We are not the best because we are the oldest, we are the oldest because we are the best,” Missoula Textile’s website reads. Since 1908, the textile service hub has been hemming, dry cleaning, washing, and altering generations of Missoulians’ clothes.

2. Engel & Völkers Western Frontier 3. Montana Ace Trempers

2. Green Hanger 3. Fresh Natural Cleaners

3550 Brooks St. 317-1360 metroexpresscarwash.com

2. Happy Days Car Wash 3. Magic Touch Car Wash

Best Computer Repair Computer Guys Inc. 2240 South Ave. 542-2800 computerguysmt.com

3410 S. Reserve St. 721-8889 burtonshair.com

543-5171 / 543-7798 missoulatextiles.com

Best Florist Bitterroot Flower Shop 811 S. Higgins Ave. 542-0309 bitterrootflowershop.com

Who doesn’t love flowers? With its beautiful arrangements and friendly staff, Bitterroot Flower Shop is sure to brighten your day. 2. Garden City Floral 2. Habitat Floral

Best Detail Shop Attention to Details 3336 South Ave. W. 406-240-2675 attentiontodetailsmt.com

These guys are the best. Call the Computer Guys for help with all your technological needs.

Attention to Details is the leading option for car, motorcycle and ATV cleaning. Take your car here, and the company is sure to live up to its name.

2. Missoula Computes 3. Best Buy

2. Blue Ribbon Auto Inc. 3. CB Mobile Detail, LLC

Best Dry Cleaner Missoula Textile Services 111 E. Spruce & 1201 Burlington

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Thank you for your vote Missoula! (406) 549-5771 | www.rogerscojewelry.com

Thanks Missoula,

your support means the world to us! Thanks for staying with us through the last year. 201 E. Front St. BEST 406.541.0246 MISSOULA 2021 marketonfront.com WINNER OF


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Thank you Missoula for voting me Missoula’s #1 Real Estate Agent for the 2nd Year in a Row! I look forward to providing you bespoke real estate experiences for years to come!!

www.dannimoore.evrealestate.com

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Danni Moore Engel & Völkers Western Frontier

321 North Higgins Ave · Missoula · MT 59802 406-396-2442 danni.moore@evrealestate.com THANK YOU MISSOUL A

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©2021 Engel & Völkers. All rights reserved. Each brokerage independently owned and operated. Engel & Völkers and its independent License Partners are Equal Opportunity Employers and fully support the principles of the Fair Housing Act.

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Best of Missoula 2021 Best General Contractor Scott Smith Property Solutions

Best Furniture Store Donation Warehouse 1804 North Ave. W. Suite D 240-4042 donationwarehouse.net

Whatever your style may be, you’re sure to find some fun furniture to deck out your new digs in. Donation Warehouse offers quality used furniture and appliance resale, raising money to fund child abuse prevention in our community. 2. Wagner’s Furniture & Design 3. The Living Room

Best Garden Center Caras Nursery & Landscape 2727 S. Third St. W. 543-3333 carasnursery.com

Beloved by locals, Caras has plants and garden accessories for every home. 2. Pink Grizzly 3. Montana Ace Garden Center/Fancy Plants

1410 S. Fourth St. W. 240-5135 scottsmithpropertysolutions.com

In housing markets like these, having a good contractor is crucial. Scott Smith adheres to a single, guiding principle: a value-first dedication to individual needs. This dedication to clients makes them Missoula’s best general contractor

Best Hardware Store Montana Ace Hardware

Best Head Shop Greenhouse Farmacy

If you need anything home or hardwarerelated, you’re sure to find it at Ace. The breadth of inventory at the store is second to none, and everything is well-marked and well-organized. 2. The Home Depot 3. Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply

Greenhouse Farmacy features a wide array of smoking implements, along with a friendly, welcoming staff and an ecoconscious approach to business.

2301 Brooks & 905 E. Broadway 728-3030 / 721-9690 acehardware.com

2. Jackson Contractor Group 3. Western Interstate Construction

Best Green Business Clearwater Credit Union Multiple locations 523-3300 clearwatercreditunion.org

As a values-based, member-owned financial co-operative, there’s a lot to love about Clearwater Credit Union. Their dedication to environmental sustainability and greener living is one of the things Missoulians love the best about it, though. 2. Home Resource 3. Donation Warehouse

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1541 S. Third St. W. 926-6420 greenhousefarmacy.com

2. Mellow Mood 3. Northern Pipes Glass Co.

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Congrats! Accepting New Patients Monday-Friday 7 am - 6 pm • Saturday 8 am - 12 pm

Established in 1987 1519 S. Reserve St. • (406) 549-2006 matzfamilychiropractic.com


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Thank you for voting Jakers as one of Missoula’s best!

We are thrilled to have been recognized in so many categories! We especially appreciate your votes for us for Best Restaurant Service, Appetizer, Salad and Happy Hour. Acknowledgment of our team members makes us proud. We strive to give our valued guests a great restaurant experience every visit. See you soon!

Southgate Mall · 2901 Brooks St. RedRobin.com · 406.830.3170

Open 7 Days a Week for Dine-In, Take Out & Delivery Order Online at Jakers.Com 3515 Brooks Street ~ 406.721.1312


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Best Hobby/Craft Shop Michaels

Best Laundromat Green Hanger

960 E. Broadway & 146 Woodford 728-1919 / 728-1948 greenhangermissoula.com

2850 N. Reserve St. 542-0128 michaels.com

Craft lovers, rejoice. Michaels has just about everything you could ever need, from knitting needs to hot glue guns. 2. The Treasure Chest 3. JOANN Fabrics and Crafts

Best Home Accessories Rockin’ Rudy’s 237 Blaine 542-0077 rockinrudys.com

Have the hippest home in Missoula with decor from Rockin’ Rudy’s. You’re sure to find something special to give your home a unique touch that’s all you. 2. Cost Plus World Market 3. T.J. Maxx

Green Hanger lives up to its name, with green pants, a green, eco-conscious approach to business, green countertops and green paint on the walls. It’s a classic Missoula laundromat where you’re sure to have a high-quality experience.

3. Lucy Hansen, Hansen Law Practice LLC

Best Lodging C’Mon Inn Hotel & Suites 2775 Expo Parkway 543-4600 cmoninn.com

2. Zootown Laundry 3. Fresh Natural Cleaners

Come on in to the C’Mon Inn Hotel & Suites. With a warm, welcoming atmosphere, an interior atrium, and an indoor pool and hot tub, this lodgelike hotel is sure to give visitors the cozy Montana experience they are looking for.

Best Lawyer Don St. Peter

2. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 3. Residence Inn by Marriott Missoula Downtown

2620 Radio Way 728-8282 stplawoffices.com

Don’s 43+ years serving Missoula for legal estate planning, probates, and tax matters gives him an unparalleled knowledge base. His deep community roots, community sponsorships and nonprofit work have had a lasting impact on Missoula, and he is excited to continue to serve this city. 2. Paul Ryan

Best Mattress Store Denver Mattress

3411 N. Reserve St. 728-6300 denvermattress.furniturerow.com

Best Motorcycle/ATV Dealer Grizzly Harley Davidson 5106 Harrier Drive 800-431-2453 grizzlyhd.com

Ride in style with Grizzly Harley Davidson, where customer service is No. 1. 2. Maverick Motorsports 3. Big Sky Motorsports

Best Music and Vinyl Store Rockin’ Rudy’s 237 Blaine 542-0077 rockinrudys.com

Looking to put your records on and get groovy? Rockin Rudy’s is the best place to find some sweet new vinyl, after serving Missoula for over 40 years. 2. Ear Candy Music 3. Rockin Rudy's Record Heaven

Sleep like a baby with your new mattress from Denver Mattress. This store is sure to have you sleeping soundly in no time. 2. Wagner’s Furniture & Design 3. Costco

Thank you to the Missoula CoMMunity for voting us the #3 brokerage! We are honored to be in this ranking after only 2 years in business. soula realty believes in a culture of respect, humor, collaboration and education to empoWer both agents and clients. We believe We reflect the culture of missoula and feel truly lucky that We get to Work in such an amazing community.

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VOTED BEST HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

Thank you to our 15,000+ patients in Missoula and beyond!

COMPASSIONATE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL. Primary Medical

Behavioral Health

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Best New Business (Opened in 2020 or 2021)

Pangea Bar & Restaurant 223 N. Higgins Ave. 493-1190 mtpangea.com

Best Pawn Shop Third Street Pawn

2033 S. Third St. W. 542-3890 missoulapawnshop.com

This hot new bar and restaurant serves up American fare with global flare.

When others say no, Third Street Pawn says yes! This upscale pawn shop is the best place to buy and sell goods.

2. Lagree MT Fitness Studio 3. Leaf + Quiet

2. Cash 1 Pawn 3. First National Pawn

Best New-Car Dealer Karl Tyler Chevrolet, Inc.

Best Pet Care/Boarding Garden City Pets

3663 N. Reserve St. 721-2438 gmofmontana.com

Home of the Lifetime Powertrain Warranty, Karl Tyler Chevrolet is excited to be Best New Car Dealer. Locally owned and community oriented, Karl Tyler offers a pressure-free buying experience and outstanding customer service every time. 2. Subaru of Missoula 3. Lithia Toyota of Missoula

17455 US 93 N. 239-7877 gardencitypets.com

If there’s one thing Missoulians love, it’s our pets. Make sure your furry friend gets the top care at Garden City Pets, a boutique pet boarding facility. 2. Alpine Canine Boarding, Daycamp, Hiking 3. Quick Paws Pet Care Services

Best Pet Groomer Showcase Pet Grooming & Supplies, LLC 2118 S. Higgins Ave. 543-1211 showcasepetgrooming.com

Pamper your poodle at Showcase Pet Grooming, where your canine or feline companion is sure to leave looking like a movie star. Showcase provides quality grooming services, taking care to ensure every animal has a calm and comfortable experience. 2. 2 Barking Sisters' Dog Spaw 3. Dee-O-Gee

Best Pet Supplies Showcase Pet Grooming & Supplies, LLC 2118 S. Higgins Ave. 543-1211 showcasepetgrooming.com

Whatever your furry friend may need, Showcase is the place to shop.

Best Property Management Garden City Property Management 422 Madison St. 549-6106 gcpm-mt.com

In Missoula’s tight rental market, you can count on Garden City Market to help you find a great place to live. 2. Bitterroot Property Management 3. Missoula Property Management

Best Real Estate Agent Danni Moore - Engel & Völkers Western Frontier 321 N. Higgins Ave 926-3322 dannimoore.evrealestate.com

With a “ton of tattoos,” vivacity, and a commitment to all her clients, Danni Moore is sure to help you find the unique, quirky Missoula property of your dreams. 2. John Herring RE/MAX 3. Vanessa Francis-SOULA Realty

2. Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply 3. PetSmart

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Best Real Estate Office Engel & Völkers Western Frontier

Best Store for Musical Instruments Morgenroth Music Center

321 N. Higgins Ave 926-3322 westernfrontier.evrealestate.com

1105 W. Sussex. 549-0013 montanamusic.com

Realtors at Engel & Völkers are fun, professional, engaging and experienced. They’re here to help you make your homeownership dreams a reality, and they’re always excited to help you find your home here in Missoula.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned musician, you can always count on the staff at Morgenroth to hook you up with all the best equipment. From music lessons to inhouse repair technicians, Morgenroth has you covered.

2. RE/MAX All Stars 3. SOULA Realty

2. Electronic Sound & Percussion 3. Greg Boyd’s House of Fine Instruments

Best Storage Unit Pak Rat Mini Storage

5145 US 93 & 3655 Old Grant Creek Road 641-7191 / 251-3813 pakratmontana.com

With a state-of-the-art facility with the best service around, you’re sure to find a good place to keep all your extra things. 2. River Road Storage 3. Eagle Self Storage Center

Best Store for Gifts Rockin Rudy's 237 Blaine 542-0077 rockinrudys.com

You’re always sure to find something one-of-a-kind in this funky and eclectic shop. A Missoula mainstay, it offers everything from jewelry to bath products to games and toys. 2. Mother Moose Gifts & Gallery 3. Bob Ward's Sports & Outdoors

Best Tire Store Les Schwab Tire Center

2800 W. Broadway & 1505 Dearborn 721-1770 / 721-0888 lesschwab.com

Les Schwab Tire Center knows good tires and good service, and the staff here takes community ties very seriously, donating tirelessly to Missoula’s youth through 4H and FHA programs. 2. Costco Tire Center 3. Tire-Rama

Best Toy Store Imagination Station Toys 227 N. Higgins Ave. 926-3325 montanatoys.com

Fuel your child’s imagination and keep them entertained with toys from Imagination Station Toys, Missoula’s beloved toy store. Staff are knowledgeable and inventory features extensive variety for all ages. 2. Rockin Rudy's 3. Target

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Best of Missoula 2021 Best Used Car Dealer Karl Tyler Chevrolet, Inc. 3663 N. Reserve St. 721-2438 gmofmontana.com

Whether used or new, Karl Tyler has a car for you. With a dedicated, friendly staff, you’re sure to find something that fits your needs. 2. Sunshine Motors 3. DeMarois Buick GMC MercedesBenz

Best Veterinary Clinic/Hospital Missoula Vet Clinic 3701 Old US Hwy 93 251-2400 missoulavetclinic.com

When your furry friends need medical care, it can be scary. Missoula Vet Clinic is here to ensure your pet gets dedicated time, attention and compassion. 2. Alpine Veterinary Care 3. Grant Creek Veterinary Services

Best Wedding DJ Ryan Bradshaw

1330 W. Broadway, Suite B 531-8593 ryanbradshawmedia.com

A good DJ can make or break a party, and with Ryan Bradshaw, you’re sure to have the wedding reception of your dreams. He can read the crowd like no one’s business and is sure to put on just the right song at the right time. 2. RMF Entertainment 3. Hey Mr DJ

Best Wedding Venue White Raven Venue & Retreat 6 Plateau Road, Alberton 529-8020 whiteravenmontana.com

Make your special day memorable with the perfect location, White Raven. With 360 degree unobstructed views overlooking the Clark Fork River plateau just 25 minutes from Missoula, this venue will make your wedding day unforgettable.

3. TIE- Cattle Springs Venue & Snowbowl

Best Windshield Repair Safelite AutoGlass 2400 South Ave. W. 203-4055 safelite.com

Don’t wait to get a window chip fixed -- take your car into Safelite AutoGlass, where the knowledgeable staff can get you smooth and clear with same day repairs. 2. Will's Windshield R&R 3. J & D Glass

Health & Wellness

To explore and enjoy all Missoula has to offer, you’ll want to be in tip-top shape. Get those pearly whites cleaned, fix that kink in your neck, and get into shape with an instructor at one of Missoula’s highquality gyms. In Montana, we’re all about living active lifestyles, and there are plenty of businesses and services to help you be the best version of yourself.

Best Alternative Healthcare Provider Matz Family Chiropractic 1519 S. Reserve St. 549-2006 matzfamilychiropractic.com

The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure and function and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health and Matz Family Chiropractic is just the place to get perfectly aligned. 2. Float Missoula 3. Good Medicine Acupuncture & Massage

Best Assisted Living/Independent Living Provider Grizzly Peak 3600 American Way 215-1835 holidayseniorliving.com

With private apartments, fun activities, and chef-prepared meals, Grizzly Peak helps older people live better and stay independent for as long as possible.

2. The Barn on Mullan

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Best Chiropractor Matz Family Chiropractic 1519 S. Reserve St. 549-2006 matzfamilychiropractic.com

Get all aligned at Matz Family Chiropractic, which specializes in serving the entire family -- back pain, neck pain, and overall health. 2. Krieg Chiropractic Center 3. Lambert Family Chiropractic

Best Dentist Jensen Dental

1547 S. Higgins Ave. 542-2742 jensendentalmt.com

Brighten your smile at Jensen Dental, where you’ll get quality service from a staff dedicated to listening to patients wants and needs. 2. Clark Fork Dental 3. TIE- Bagnell Dental Clinic & Dr. Miltko

Best Doctor/Healthcare Provider Partnership Health Center 401 Railroad St. W. 258-4789 partnershiphealthcenter.com

Whatever your needs may be, get high-quality healthcare at Partnership Health, where you’ll work with healthcare professionals who are skilled, welcoming, and listen. 2. Dr. Shepherd - Generations Family

Flower Medical Dispensary in Missoula.. TOM BAUER, Missoulian

Medicine & Obstertrics 3. Blue Mountain Clinic

Missoula, Thank You For Another Great Year!

Best Hearing Specialist Vibrant Hearing 317 S. Orange St. 552-0099 vibranthearing.com

As audiologists and hearing aid providers, Vibrant Hearing is here to help you with your hearing health needs. Call to schedule an appointment today.

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Best Marijuana Dispensary Flower Medical MMJ Dispensary 133 N. Higgins 2710 Brooks St. 541-0420 flowermontana.com

Get your medical marijuana needs met at Flower Medical Dispensary, Missoula’s best. 2. Spark1 Missoula 3. Greenhouse Farmacy

Best Massage Therapist Matz Family Chriopractic 1519 S. Reserve St. 549-2006 matzfamilychiropractic.com

Relax and unwind with a massage from Matz Family Chiropractic in a welcoming and soothing environment. 2. Amy Price, LMT 3. Jasmine Giroux - Custom Therapeutic Massage

Best Optometrist Rocky Mountain Eye Center 700 W. Kent 541-3937 rockymountaineye.com

See clearly with Rocky Mountain Eye Center, and let optometrists address all your eye health needs.

Best of Missoula 2021 Best Pediatric Dentist Missoula Pediatric Dentistry 3020 S. Reserve St. Suite D 541-7337 missoulapediatricdentistry.com

Getting kids to want to go to the dentist can be a challenge, but Missoula Pediatric Dentistry is here to make the experience a positive one, leading to brighter smiles and healthy teeth. 2. Children’s Dentistry of the Rockies 3. 3 Rivers Pediatric Dentistry

Best Personal Trainer Nick Trebesch vrtxfitness.com

Get into shape and reach your fitness goals with Nick Trebesch, a personal trainer at VRTX Fitness who’s a favorite among Missoulians. 2. Dana Johnston- VRTX Fitness 3. Rick Lionello - Ageless Body Fitness

Best Walk-In Clinic Western Montana Clinic Now Care

Southgate Mall & 500 W. Broadway 721-0918 / 329-7500 westernmontanaclinic.com

Western Montana Clinic Now Care is locally owned by Physicians of Western Montana Clinic and has been in business for 30+ years. There’s always an MD present providing extraordinary care. They are located centrally in Missoula. 2. Providence Grant Creek Walk In Clinic 3. CostCare

Best Yoga Instructor Missy Adams - YMCA

A lover of all things health and wellness, Missy Adams classes will get you limber and flexible and feeling good. 2. Becky Moody - VRTX Fitness 3. Marina Z

Best Physical Therapist Alpine Physical Therapy

2. Dawn Christian - Big Sky Physical Therapy 3. Sapphire Physical Therapy

The night time is the right time for the best times in Missoula. Get out on the town at these hot spots for local nightlife.

Best Bar The Rhino

158 Ryman St. (406) 721-6061 rhinomontana.com

With 50 beers on tap and over 50 singlemalt scotches to sample, the Rhino holds the answer to the question, “What would you like to drink?” 2. Thomas Meagher Bar 3. Lolo Creek Distillery

Best Bar Food Thomas Meagher Bar 130 W Pine St. (406) 540-4402 thethomasmeagherbar.com

Whether sober or slurring, your tastebuds will thank you for trying Missoula’s best bar food. 2. Top Hat 3. James Bar

Multiple locations alpineptmissoula.com

Get moving better with Alpine Physical Therapy, which focuses on education and innovation, bringing the newest, latest, and greatest to their clients.

NIGHTLIFE

Thank You Missoula For thinking of us

2. Lebsock Eye Care 3. Shane Johnston - Costco Vision Center

DOWNTOWN 111 East Spruce • 543-5171 SOUTH 1201 Burlington Ave. • 543-7798

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Best of Missoula 2021 Best Bar for a Stiff Pour Al’s & Vic’s Bar For drinks that know what they’re about, the proof is in the pour. These Downtown Missoula watering holes are the best for a bender on a budget. 2. Charlie B’s 3. The Rhino

6610 Highway 12 West, Lolo (406) 926-2803 lolocreekdistillery.com

2. Silver Slipper Sports Bar & Casino 3. Katie O’Keefe’s Sports Bar & Casino

Best Bloody Mary Lolo Creek Distillery

Best Brewery Draught Works

322 N Higgins Ave. (406) 926-1791 plonkwine.com

Hangover cure? Hair of the dog? Breakfast? Whatever your reason for a good bloody mary, these bars have the best tipsy tomatoes in town.

Raise your glass, and buy another round for the best bartenders in town. 2. Ryan - Emerald City Casino 3. Nicole Wordsworth - Saketome

2. Tamarack Brewing Co. 3. Snowbowl

Best Brew KettleHouse Brewing Co. Cold Smoke Scotch Ale 602 Myrtle St. (406) 830-3163 kettlehouse.com

Perennial favorite Cold Smoke helped

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2021 WINNER Best Used Bookstore

915 Toole Ave. (406) 541-1592 draughtworksbrewery.com

The world is full of inferior breweries, the number increasing rapidly the further one gets from Missoula, Montana. 2. KettleHouse Brewing Co. 3. Highlander Beer (Missoula Brewing Co.)

Best Casino Flipper’s Casino & Tavern 125 S 3rd St. W (406) 721-4895 facebook.com/ flipperscasinoandtavern

Good food, cheap beer, great folks,

Best Cocktail Selection Plonk Plonk toasts the town by mixing up house-infused liquors (such as sage, jalapeno, and citrus) with freshly muddled fruits and herbs. 2. Lolo Creek Distillery 3. Montgomery Distillery

Best Distillery Montgomery Distillery 129 W Front St (406) 926-1725 montgomerydistillery.com

Using wheat and rye from their family farm in central Montana, and a still made by Germany’s oldest still maker, Montgomery Distillery instills itself as

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2. The Dram Shop 3. Draught Works

2. Big Sky Brewing Co. - Summer Honey Seasonal Ale 3. Draught Works - “That’s What She Said” Cream Ale

6610 Highway 12 West, Lolo (406) 926-2803 lolocreekdistillery.com

Best Bartender Jake - Satterlee at Lolo Creek Distillery

158 Ryman St. (406) 721-6061

and the best casino in Missoula; even when you’re down, you can’t really lose at Flipper’s.

There’s no shortage of tasty beer in Missoula, but there’s only one place where you can taste from 50 different varieties on tap without ever moving your barstool.

119 W Alder St. (406) 728-4804 alsandvics.com

Best Beer Selection The Rhino

put Missoula on the map for the best local beer, and continues to earn national recognition.

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Also Voted Montana’s Most Loved Bookstore by Reader’s Digest

Locally Owned & Serving Missoula Since 1979

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Missoula’s best distillery. 2. Lolo Creek Distillery 3. The Montana Distillery

Best Dive Bar Charlie B’s

428 N Higgins Ave. (406) 549-3589

From Richard Hugo to James Welch, decades of literary locals have had some of their best nights, and worst mornings, at the indefatigable Charlie B’s. 2. Al’s & Vic’s Bar 3. Red’s Bar

Best Happy Hour Jakers Bar & Grill 3515 Brooks St. (406) 721-1312 jakers.com

It’s always happy hour somewhere, but in Missoula the happiest hours are had at Jakers. 2. FINN 3. Top Hat

Best Karaoke Bar Sunrise Saloon & Casino 1101 Strand Ave. (406) 728-1559 sunrisesaloonandcasino.com

Where do you go to belt out a tune? These top Missoula karaoke bars have better acoustics than your shower, and are much more comfortable for your friends. 2. Westside Lanes & Fun Center 3. Eagles Lodge

Best Late-Night Munchies Pie Hole

525 N Higgins Ave. (406) 926-2233 pieholemissoula.com

When the moon hits your eye, grab a nice slice of pie… Try one of these Missoula favorites next time a late-night craving strikes. 2. The Oxford Cafe 3. Michi Ramen Bar

Best Place for A First Date Lolo Creek Distillery 6610 Highway 12 West, Lolo (406) 926-2803 lolocreekdistillery.com

Impress your date with local fare, create a craft together, or throw axes at the wall - date night in Missoula has something for every couple’s interests. 2. Draught Works 3. TIE - CREATE Art Bar & Lookout Throwing Co.

Best Place to Dance Sunrise Saloon & Casino

1101 Strand Ave. (406) 728-1559 sunrisesaloonandcasino.com

Photo by Laurie Lane

Thank you Missoula for Voting us #1! #1 Best Fly-Fishing Shop #1 Best Fly-Fishing Guide John Herzer

275 North Russell Street Missoula, Montana 59808, (406) 542-7411

When your shoes refuse to ever grow weary, waltz down to the Sunrise for the best toe-tapping times in town. 2. The Badlander 3. Union Club

Best Place to Hear Live Music KettleHouse Amphitheater 605 Cold Smoke Ln., Bonner (406) 830-4640

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Missoulians make music almost anywhere, but the naturally spectacular backdrop at KettleHouse Amphitheater tops the charts. 2. Top Hat 3. Sunrise Saloon & Casino

Best Place to Mingle if You’re Single The Rhino 158 Ryman St. (406) 721-6061 rhinomontana.com

Cupid’s taking shots of more than just the scotch at The Rhino, Missoula’s top pick for single mingling. 2. Sunrise Saloon & Casino 3. Union Club

Best Place to Play Pool Three In The Side

147 W Broadway St. (406) 543-0646 facebook.com/threeinthesideMT

Rack ‘em up and rule the tables at the best in Missoula for billiards.

2. Katie O’Keefe’s Sports Bar & Casino 3. Al’s & Vic’s Bar

Best Sports Bar Desperado Sports Tavern 3101 S Russell St. (406) 549-9651 desperadosportstavern.com

From football to baseball to basketball and all the big screens in between, these sports bars are fan favorites. 2. Thomas Meagher Bar 3. Press Box Sports Bar

People and Media:

It’s the people that make Missoula special, hands down -- plus, the people who cover all the goings-on in our town. We love our local media and everyone who helps us document what makes Missoula, well, Missoula.

Best Athlete Mark Messmer

Catch Mark Messmer if you can. A two-time defending Missoula Marathon champion, he’s a Sentinel High School grad. He attributes his champion status to his competitive nature.

2. TraJon Cotton 3. TIE - Drew & Tanner Klumph

Best Journalist Jill Valley - KPAX

At this point, Jill valley is a household name in Missoula. She has been a reporter at KPAX since 1992, and has been Missoua’s favorite person to hear the news from ever since. 2. Colter Nuanez - ESPN Missoula 3. Maritsa Georgiou - KECI

Best K-12 Teacher Hannah Juden Frenchtown Elementary

Hannah is a kindergarten teacher at Frenchtown Elementary, setting kiddos up for success with an excellent start to their education. 2. Justine Luebke - Frenchtown 3. TIE- Emily Weber - Hawthorne Elementary & Lindsay DePuydt Hellgate Elementary

Thanks for your votes, Missoula! Pak Rat Mini Storage has the BEST customers in town!! Why ignore it, when you can store it... call 406-251-3813 for your storage needs.


38 Best Local App Burton's Classic Hair Co. 3410 S. Reserve St. 721-8889 burtonshair.com

Need to book an appointment on the go? Do it with ease with Burton’s app. 2. OnX Maps 3. KPAX News App

Best Local Instagram Burton's Classic Hair Co. @burtonshair

When looking for a new ‘do, Instagram is a good place to go for inspiration. Burton’s knows this, and has taken full advantage. Find a style that works for you on their account! 2. @FoodTruckLocator.Missoula 3. @draughtworks

Best Local Twitter Maritsa Georgiou @MaritsaNBCMT

Maritsa (“rhymes with pizza”) Georgiou’s Twitter account is our go-to spot for up-todate news and information on all Missoula happenings. She’s fast, smart, accurate, and breaks the news down in a way that’s easy to digest. We don’t know what we’d do without her! 2. @kpaxnews 3. @UMBarstool

Best Meteorologist Erin Yost - KPAX

Whether rain or shine, we’re glad Erin Yost is the one giving us up-to-date,

Best of Missoula 2021 accurate weather predictions. 2. Mark Heyka - ABC Fox 3. Brooke Foster - KECI

Best TV Newscast KPAX

Best Politician Jon Tester

With a deep dedication to our community, KPAX keeps us informed and entertained. We’re grateful for their great staff and excellent local coverage.

kpax.com

tester.senate.gov

Known for working across the aisle and representing rural America, Jon Tester is a farmer born and raised in Big Sandy. He believes in holding himself accountable to the highest standards possible, and he has worked to improve transparency at all levels of government.

Best TV Personality Jill Valley - KPAX

You’re not having déjà vu, Jill Valley once again won for Best TV Personality! Thanks for keeping us informed and entertained since 1992. 2. Tanner Saul - KPAX 3. Erin Yost - KPAX

2. KECI 3. KUFM

2. Jesse L. Ramos 3. Daniel Carlino

Thank you Let’s talk today:

Best Radio Personality Angel - Alt 101.5 The Blaze

Once again, Angel, brand manager at Alt 101.5 and 96.3 is the best in Missoula! She sums it up the best…Missoulian and proud member of the Salish tribe, I live for concert days and festivals. And thanks for being a strong ally to the LGBTQ community, non-profits and struggling youth in our community!

406-203-3068

Missoula!!!!

2. Colter Nuanez - ESPN Missoula 3. Mike Smith - The Trail

Best Radio Station 103.3 - Trail trail1033.com

Listening to The Trail feels like listening to a playlist curated by Missoulians for Missoulians. We’re so glad we have their tunes gracing our airwaves. 2. 101.5 - Alternative Missoula 3. 89.1 - KUFM, Montana Public Radio

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We appreciate the community’s continued support year after year!

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Best of Missoula 2021 Best University of Montana Professor Val Moody

A professor in UM’s School of Integrative Physiology and Athletic Training, Val Moody has a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education and has written for numerous publications. Needless to say, she knows her stuff and her students love her. 2. Denise Dowling 3. Lee Banville

Best Website Burton's Classic Hair Co. burtonshair.com

Burton’s website makes it easy and accessible to look through cuts and colors and see what their specialists can do. You’ll find all the information you need at burtonshair.com 2. kpax.com 3. rockinrudys.com

Sports and Recreation:

blackfootriver.com

In Missoula, we eat, sleep, and breathe outdoor recreation. There’s no shortage of things to do to stay active here, and that’s why we love it.

With plenty of valuable experience, John Herzer will put you on fish, improve your angling skills and increase your fly fishing knowledge. He’s your go-to guide for sure.

Best Bike Shop Bicycle Hangar Downtown

2. Drew Miller 3. Taylor Scott- Missoulian Angler Fly Shop

424 N Higgins Ave 728-9537 bicycle-hangar.com

Missoula is known for its love of biking, and the Bicycle Hangar is the place to get yourself outfitted with the right bicycle for you. The shop sells, repairs, and even accepts trades. Plus, when you buy a bike there, you’re guaranteed tune-ups for life. Suffice to say, the Bicycle Hangar is a hub of the biking community in Missoula. 2. Free Cycles Missoula 3. Big Sky Bikes

Best Fly-fishing Guide John Herzer-Blackfoot River Outfitters 275 N. Russell St. 542-7411

721-0222 canyonrivergolfclub.com

Tee up at Canyon River Golf Club and get ready for a good time. Perfect for golfers at all levels, the high-quality design offers four sets of tees at each hole. 2. Larchmont Golf Course 3. UM Golf Course

Best Fly-fishing Shop Blackfoot River Outfitters

Best Health Club Missoula Family YMCA

A family-owned company, Blackfoot River Outfitters has been sharing rivers with anglers for over 25 years and is a leader in Montana’s fly fishing industry. At Blackfoot, customers are treated like family and guides are friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced.

With activities for nearly all fitness interests, YMCA Missoula offers something for the whole family to enjoy. That also comes at an affordable rate with a friendly staff.

275 N. Russell St. 542-7411 blackfootriver.com

2. Grizzly Hackle 3. The Missoulian Angler Fly Shop

Best Golf Course Canyon River Golf Club 1268 Bandmann Trail

3000 S. Russell 721-9622 ymcamissoula.org

2. VRTX Fitness 3. Peak Health & Wellness Center

Best Place for Paddle Sports Gear Bob Ward's Sports & Outdoors

El Cazador Mexican Family Restaurant

Thanks Missoula, for voting us #1 Best Mexican Food #1 Best Food Truck (406) 728-3657

2221 South Avenue West • 101 South Higgins Ave

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3015 Paxson St. 728-3220 bobwards.com

Is there anything better than paddle sports in Missoula in the summertime? Bob Ward’s has you covered for all your needs when it comes to boat, valve, SUPs and more. 2. Trailhead 3. LB Snow - Missoula's Last Best Ski & Paddle Shop

Best Place to Get a Snowboard Bob Ward's Sports & Outdoors 3015 Paxson St. 728-3220 bobwards.com

When winter comes and you’re ready to shred, hit up Bob Ward’s for the best selection of snowboards. 2. Board Of Missoula 3. Gull Ski and Snowboard Bob Ward’s in Missoula. TOM BAUER, Missoulian

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Thank you for voting

Don C. St. Peter Missoula’s Best Attorney

offering over 40 years of experience

An experienced attorney is your best legal resource. St. Peter Law Offices, P.C. is a full-service law firm specializing in Business Planning, Real Estate Law, Estate Planning, Probate, and Tax Law. We are committed to providing all clients with effective and efficient professional representation.

ST. PETER LAW OFFICES, P.C. ATTORNEYS AT LAW

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Best Sporting Goods Store Bob Ward's Sports & Outdoors

Best Store for Mountaineering Gear REI

With everything from stand-up paddleboards to snowboards, Bob Ward’s has it all. Get geared up for all your outdoor and sporting adventures at Bob Ward’s.

When trekking up a snowy, icy mountain, you want high-quality gear you know is going to work well. REI is the place to stock up on that hear, with all the best brands and options.

3015 Paxson St. 728-3220 bobwards.com

3275 N. Reserve St. Suite K-2 541-1938 rei.com

2. REI 3. Straight 6 Archery

2. Trailhead 3. Bob Ward's Sports & Outdoors

Best Store For Guns Bob Ward's Sports & Outdoors

Best Store for Skis Bob Ward's Sports & Outdoors

3015 Paxson St. 728-3220 bobwards.com

No, you don’t have deja vu -- Bob Ward’s really does have it all! Check out Bob Ward’s for all your firearm needs. 2. Axmen Firearms 3. Sportsman's Warehouse

3015 Paxson St. 728-3220 bobwards.com

Again, Bob Ward’s takes the cake! When you’re ready to hit the slopes in a new pair of skis, check out Bob Ward’s for all the best selections and a knowledgeable staff. 2. Gull Ski & Snowboard 3. REI

THANK YOU, MISSOULA! #1 Best Health Club #1 Best Yoga Instructor (Missy Adams)

Thank you Missoula for voting us #1! M-Sat • 10-6 Sun • noon-4

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   #3 Best Employer

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Unlock your potential with the YMCA! Bring your family and this coupon to the Missoula Y at 3000 S. Russell St. and enjoy a free visit to our Y. Coupon applies to all Y Membership types. One card per person/family. Expires 12/31/2021.


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M i s s o u l a for voting us as your: BEST CHIROPRACTOR!

Congrats!

Accepting New Patients Monday-Friday 7 am- 6 pm Saturday 8 am- 12 pm

Established in 1987 1519 S. Reserve St. (406) 549-2006 matzfamilychiropractic.com


44 Uniquely Missoula

Missoula is certainly unique, there’s no doubt about it. We pride ourselves in being unique, in fact. We’ve got a fun downtown, tons of brewfests, and a nearby lake that’s the largest freshwater body of water west of the Mississippi. There’s something different about Missoula -- we’ve got something other places don’t, and that’s what makes us special.

Best Activist Jesse Ramos

Jesse Ramos is a tenacious figure in local politics, winning him this year’s Best Activist award. 2. Ellie Hill 3. Daniel Carlino

Best Annual Festival River City Roots Festival rivercityrootsfestival.com

If you were ever a newcomer at the University of Montana, River City Roots Festival was probably one of your first experiences in Missoula, and if you’re like us, you fell in love immediately. Missoula’s signature celebration, the festival is a free two-day event that takes place in the heart of downtown with live performances, fine art, family entertainment, and a four-mile run. 2. Missoula Marathon 3. Western Montana Fair

Best Employer Burton's Classic Hair Co. 3410 S. Reserve St. 721-8889 burtonshair.com

Burton’s Classic Hair is a great place to

Best of Missoula 2021 work, according to locals. With a warm, friendly atmosphere, it’s no wonder staff love it. 2. Clearwater Credit Union 3. Missoula Family YMCA

Best Local Attraction A Carousel for Missoula Dragon Hollow Playground 549-8382 carouselformissoula.com

A Carousel for Missoula is a beautiful, fully hand-carved masterpiece residing next to Caras Park. Built in 1995 with over 100,000 hours of volunteer work, it was truly a labor of love and a must-see for any Missoula visitor. 2. Summer Farmer's Market 3. Brennan's Wave

Best Nonprofit Association AniMeals 1700 Rankin St. 721-4710 animeals.com

AniMeals No-Kill Adoption Center and Animal Food Bank is a staple of the community, and we’re glad they’re out there taking care of our communities stray animals and helping them find homes. 2. Missoula Family YMCA 3. Watson Children's Shelter

Best Place for Kids’ Fun Dragon Hollow Playground 549-8382 carouselformissoula.com

For a magical playland, check out Dragon Hollow at Caras Park. The playground is a beautiful place to take the kids to explore and run around.

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Best of Missoula 2021 2. A Carousel for Missoula 3. Hearts Afire Pottery and Art Studio

Best Place to Worship Missoula Alliance Church 100 E. Foss Ct. 251-3983 macmissoula.com

Best Place to Walk Dogs Blue Mountain Trailhead

Missoulians love their dogs, and dogs love Missoula. With no shortage of places to take your pups for walks, Blue Mountain tops the list. 2. Jacobs Island Offleash Dog Park 3. Fort Missoula Park

Missoula voted for Missoula Alliance Church as the No. 1 place to let their spirits soar. 2. Zootown Church 3. St Francis Xavier Catholic Church

On behalf of the Montana Progressive Democrats...

Congratulations to Missoula’s Best Activists Senator Ellie “Hill” Boldman and City Council Candidate Dan Carlino - two of our own!

COMPUTER GUYS INC

Est 1995

“New” iPhone Repair Service On-Site or Walk In

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PC’s * Laptops * Networks * Laser Printers

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2240 South Ave. West • (406) 542-2800 • Missoula, Montana

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“The United States must lead the world in reversing climate change. We can do that.” ~ Sen. Bernie Sanders

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Thank You Missoula! #1 Best Bank/Credit Union #1 Best Green Business #2 Best Employer

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