United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
Beer Available At Firehouse Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Firehouse Red 60, Firehouse Smoke Jumper Stout 80, Wasatch GhostRider White IPA 86, Firehouse Wilderness Wheat 36, Firehouse Chukkar Ale 57, Firehouse Drunken Dunkel , Firehouse Full Tilt Bozo , Firehouse Blue Eyed Girl , Firehouse Honey Badger , Firehouse Mail Order Bride , Firehouse Swarthy Beaver , Firehouse Buffalo Bitter 45, Firehouse Smokiní Betty
sthlm (133) Iowa | August 1, 2012
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Stopped by here on a Saturday afternoon. I hate to be too harsh on one of South Dakotaís few brewpubs, but I was really underwhelmed. Waitress was not very friendly, the feel of the place wasnít great, and the beer was pretty poor. Downtown Rapid City is actually quite interesting, so that is the one positive. Maybe I just had a bad experience, so Iíll probably give them another shot next time Iím passing through the area.
miguelmayo (11) Colorado Springs, Colorado | April 3, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
The place seemed a little too busy for its britches on the busy times and slow as hell the other 20 hours of the day, but the food was good! The beer was pretty good but not my favorite but not bad at all! My man Lorn took great care of two out of town motorcyclist, even better service then the manager could muster must mention his name for that! all and all FBC is worth the time to visit! The snitzel is HUGE! and the fish and chips hit the spot! The stout was very good too.
Travlr (999) Washington, Washington DC | November 12, 2011
56 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 9/20
Incredible building, but thatís where the joy ends. Five beers on tap, one was actually nice and the rest varied from mediocre to terrible. I had the buffalo burger, which was overcooked and dry. Seems like they just arenít interested in the beer or the food.
Ktwse (18) , Sweden | July 30, 2011
42 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 9/20
I was underwhelmed. The place is fairly cool in itself, but service was so-so, the beer selection poor (and the ones they had werenít very good). The food (I had the gumbo) was alright but still nothing special.
ericschoon (11) Pennsylvania | February 19, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in with some friends when passing through to catch some wings and local brews. Definitely was not disappointed. I found good brews that came readily, decent wings (but I am a wing snob). Really liked the atmosphere here as well as the selection.
jake65 (94) Williston, North Dakota | January 30, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
So first of all, I really liked this place as a place, but it doesnít rate well as a beer place. Part 1: Cool renovation of an old building in downtown Rapid City is well done. The inside is family friendly and the ambiance is great. Friendly service (our server was great) and nice staff throughout. Busy on a Saturday night. The BBQ wings our server suggested were awesome and I had the spicy gumbo called íspontaneous heatingí that was very good. My wife enjoyed her meal too; things are good. Part 2: there were only 4 house beers available, but at least they had the sampler as an option. A bummer to only have 4 on when there are 20 listed on the site... As good as our server was, he really didnít have much info/to say regarding the beer. He did thrown in a free sample of the house root beer and it was quite good. Probably the best part of the sampler, now that I think about it. The Smoke Jumper Stout was decent, but the others were lacking. Overall a cool place to go, Iíd definitely visit here again, but Iíll order the root beer instead.
notalush (279) Denver, Colorado | July 16, 2010
42 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
This place looks pretty decent from the outside, but that is about as good as it gets - inside is decorated like a cheap bbq joint - laminate tables, a bit of dusty kitsch - even the bar is made of some kind of plastic or laminate kind of substance - weird - most of the waitstaff were comely young ladies in tight t-shirts, giving the place a vaguely Hooters-ish feel - four beers on tap when I was there (although they was tap space for six) - four! - and they werenít very good - if you are a brewpub that only serves four beers, then they had better be effing brilliant - servers were attentive but somewhat apathetic - didnít eat, so I canít comment on that (menu look liked standard American fare) - place was packed at 5pm on a weeknight - like a really crappy version of the Pumphouse in Longmont, CO - if this place had any competition, I wager that it would go out of business (at least, if it werenít in a tourist town, anyway).
rajraju (1) | May 13, 2010
26 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 4/20
The beer is always lousy with a lousy selection. The ESB tastes like a roasty brown ale. The waiter insisted it was a good representation. The brown ale tasted like vodka mixed with espresso. Very fusely rubbing eTOH taste. The waiter admitted he would not drink it. The pale ale was drinkable although thin and overcarbed. The food is usually pretty good. But Firehouse just does not understand that their beers are lousy. For a better time and better beer go around the corner to the South and visit Sanfords grub and pub.
aulectic (2) Grand Ledge, Michigan | June 8, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Rapid City, huh? Kind of an interesting place overall. This place was in an old firehouse and has a very attractive front complete with brick and red trimmed windows. Very good service and knowledgable waitstaff who actually have a favorite beer. Waitstaff who donít know about their workplaceís BEER at a BREWPUB should be fired immediately. True. Good Philly Steak Sangwich, au jus not heavily salted, potato pasta salad was very good twist. Beer was overall solid. Porter very sweet and good, sample of their stout was mild but also solid. Watched íThe Last Boyscoutí on TV by bar. Refreshing to not see sports everywhere...mix it up. Nice fire hat with logo free upon departure...thanks FBC.
nickd717 (80) San Francisco, California | February 11, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Stopped here during a cross-country road trip. Solid place, although the beer is not very exciting. Their brews sort of pander to the ignorant masses, but oh well, it is Rapid City. I wish they had more than four on tap when I was there - that was a little weak. The brown cow ale and stout were solid. They also served a pale lager that was very bland and macro-like. Food is pretty good. I had a cheese-covered buffalo steak. It just doesnít get much better than buffalo and beer. Prices are reasonable.
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