So, lets say there is this British chap who loves vacationing in Montana. Lets also say he is the Chairman of a whole line of bars in England. If he was going to open a chain of bars inspired by the Treasure State. What city do you think encompasses the Pub atmosphere the best? Thats right. Missoula.

Ian Payne, Chairman of Stonegate Pub Company, needed a name for his new chain of bars. The first thing that came to mind was his favorite town in Montana. Now, out of the 550 pubs Payne runs, 15 are named Missoula.

According to the missoulian.com "The Missoula bars are one branch of Stonegate company Payne wants to expand. He’s looking into several new locations to expand to now and, eventually, hopes to grow the brand to include 50 bars."