What do snowboarding and brewing have in common? Very little actually, and yet Aaron Thompson has managed to master both skills. Growing up near the Turtle Mountains in Bottineau provided him with many opportunities to master a winter sport. Thompson originally grew up skiing and...

Downtown Minot has something for everyone, offering food, entertainment, shopping, and nightlife. These businesses bring a lot to the Minot community and it's always important to shop local! Check out this guide to exploring Downtown Minot. Food Cookies For You This local bakery features over a dozen flavors...

When a lightbulb went off in entrepreneur Jon Lakoduk's head in the summer of 2017, a unique new business flourished in Minot. Fun On A Bun takes the convenience of hot dogs and elevates them with special toppings and fun combinations. The stand...

When you hear the word "bearscat" the first thing to come to mind probably isn't donuts, but this Bakehouse is here to change your mind. Bearscat Bakehouse specializes in baking donuts, and who doesn't love a good donut. [caption id="attachment_6687" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Donut Showcase in Mandan[/caption] The...

With Room Coffee is not your average coffee shop. They are all about local ingredients. They are all about the Minot community. [caption id="attachment_6616" align="aligncenter" width="245"] Co-owner, Becca Alvarez[/caption] It all started with a dream, sounds cliché, but Becca Alvarez, co-owner, always had a coffee shop in...

Atypical Brewery & Barrelworks will be opening its doors for all of us to enjoy. Located on the edge of Downtown Minot, they are a locally owned and operated brewery that specializes in barrel-aged sour beer. The reason "Barrelworks" is apart of their name is...

Souris River Brewing is a restaurant and a brewery all in one and a one of a kind in Minot. Aaron Thompson was working as a bartender in Minot before the 2011 flood and people would frequently ask him where the brewpub was. Knowing that Minot...

The Group:  Little Chicago Pub District is a group of eight entertainment venues and restaurants in Minot’s historic downtown. The group was created to celebrate the history of Minot while showcasing diverse local businesses.  The group organizes events such as pub crawls to bring the community...