United States > South Dakota > Rapid City
rondphoto (56) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | November 15, 2013
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Review from July 2010 - There are a few good things going on 1) the staff are genuinely proud of their brews (even though they are mostly very average). The people I was with didnít make it convenient for me to rate any beers, so the place rating will do. Food is normal tgi Friday/Applebee fare, maybe a little greasier and heavier. There was a paraphernalia shop upstairs, but the girl working it didnít know I was there, so I left. The service was adequate, except when my party (not beer drinkers) wanted refills on soda, they couldnít get anyoneís attention. Very average, which is the same response I had when visiting in 1993.
msante79 (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | August 4, 2013| Updated August 5, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Cool building in downtown Rapid City. Has an old school brewpub feel. Only 5 beers on tap with limited selection. Had a burger and side salad which were below average. Leaves a lot to be desired. $24 for a beer and burger of average at best quality. Money would have been better spent at Independent ale house.
DiarmaidBHK (712) Pennsylvania | August 1, 2013
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 8/20
What a dreadful place! Itís like Applebeeís as a brewpub. I hate brewpubs that seem more interested in branding than in delivering a good experience. They had 8 beers on tap and most of them were dreadful. The food I was served was an overpriced, oversauced pike of stodgy crap. And I canít believe this place is so successful they can support a whole retail store that sells their branded tchotchkes. Easily one of the worst brewpubs Iíve visited.
sthlm (136) 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 (1257) 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 (39) , 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 (100) 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 (308) 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).
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