Business Bites: Enbar, Hempl’s, Sip ‘n Dip make best of lists; Five Loaves Too has new owner

Three local establishments recently made best of lists from Big 7 Travel.

Enbar

Enbar was named the best cocktail bar in Montana.

“Enbar is a stylish yet riotously fun bar that serves up handcrafted cocktails made with Montana spirits. Cocktails change with the seasons and there’s often specials, but there are a few highlights to look out for. We love the Whiskey Hillz: Dry Hills Distillery Bin7 Wheat Whiskey, fresh squeezed orange juice and chai syrup.”

Hempl’s

Hempl’s was named the best donut shop in Montana.

“Hempl’s has been the go-to place for Great Falls locals for generations and is still a favourite spot for donuts. Trying to choose just one donut will be your only problem here, as they’re all so good. Stop by and take a donut (or a dozen of them) home with you – you won’t regret it.”

Sip ‘n Dip

The Sip ‘n Dip made the list of 50 best bars in the world.

“The Sip ‘n Dip Lounge is a Montana legend, with tiki cocktails, Piano Pat playing the keys and mermaids – yep, mermaids – swimming behind the bar. The most unique feature of this bizarre dive bar lounge is the glass wall between the bar and the swimming pool.”

Five Loaves Too

Beth McKinney is the new owner of Five Loaves Too.

McKinney told The Electric that she’d always waanted to something of her own and was heartbroken when she heard the Five Loaves locations were closing.

“When I saw that the Riverview location was for sale, I knew I couldn’t let such a loved local business die,” she said.

The shop is currently open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. In November, McKinney said hours will expand to 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

McKinney said the most loved of the Five Loaves recipes will remain but she’ll work in some of her mother’s recipes as well as her own.

She said they’ll expand offerings to include daily lunch specials and plans to serve Wilcoxson’s ice cream.

McKinney said that after losing her mother this year she realized there’s no time like the present.

“My mama taught me to cook and bake and I know she’s still with me in this adventure,” McKinney said. “I will rebrand the cafe in her honor at the end of January.”