The north end of downtown Missoula used to be home to numerous gritty bars serving the railroad population. In 2007, MMW took some of the gritty aesthetic and stories from the past and incorporated them into James Bar. A concrete panel façade with windows emulating steel warehouse windows are accented with steel channels. Quotes from Hunter S. Thompson and Jimmy Buffett are sandblasted onto panels at the front and rear entrances. The interiors are warm and sexy and offer a variety of seating options, depending on one’s mood.
Photo credit: JK Lawrence Photography