Sioux Falls Beer Guide: Your Sioux Falls guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Sioux Falls

94 /100 420 E 8TH STREET
“Bar that specializes in craft beer. Awesome selection. Prices are fair and they will even pour you 5 oz. Pours for the higher gravity brews so u don't fall down the stairs on the way out. Great pizza. Great service. Awesome place.“
cards04 231 days ago
72 /100 2425 S. SHIRLEY AVENUE
“Stripmall location with abundant parking. They have a 10 barrel brewhouse here, and brew a limited number of Lupulin beers - the rest are brewed 200 miles away, northwest of Minneapolis. The taplist is huge and includes a handful of beers from Scribbled Lines - this is just Lupulin's barrel aged sour and wild ale program, all brewed at their Minnesota brewery. The barrel aged sours were very funky with lots of tannins; the Lupulin beers were tasty enough. Service was inattentive and distracted. Food is frozen pizza. Worth a stop for the barrel aged wild ales.“
Travlr 333 days ago
74 /100 500 E 69TH STREET
“This is a large upscale fine foods market in the stinking rich part of town. Golf course next door. Inside is like a mall's food court but for rich people: a butcher, a baker, but no candlestick maker. At the end of the food hall is a central bar surrounded by restaurant tables and a wood fired oven. Look toward the golf course and you'll see the brewhouse and fermenters through glass. More than a dozen beers on offer as well as seltzers, wine, etc. Sadly no flights, even though they have the glassware and enough excess staff that most were just standing around chatting. The bar with 20 stools or so had six bartenders, for instance. So, choose between 12 ounces of beer in a sexy glass or 16 ounces in a shaker pint. Beers were well above average, especially since I had low expectations going in. Food was tasty - they had sandwiches, barbecue, sandwiches and pizza. Service was great, as I would hopefully expect when the staff are tripping over one another. They also had an anti-Covid ventilation system, the first I've seen outside California, and I assume Uncle Joe (i.e. you and I) paid for it. Worth a visit if you're anywhere close to Sioux Falls.“
Travlr 335 days ago
72 /100 401 E 8TH STREET #120
“A short walk from downtown, over the river, you pass David's ass on the way to this place. It's in a former loading dock in an ex-light industrial space on a disused railroad track. Inside hasn't changed in years - small bar mainly for serving but with a few stools. Restaurant tables. Small stage. Frequent events - open mic night can get particularly strange. A dozen or so beers on tap available in flights of four. All were mediocre but the black IPA was the best of the bunch. Snack items are tasty. Staff are very friendly. Needs some outdoor tables, hopefully they have those in the summer. Plenty of dogs & kids present when I visited. Large parking lot outside fills when there's a farmers market, flea market, etc. An OK place.“
Travlr 337 days ago
80 /100 5200 E GRANT ST
“Long narrow place with a serving bar in the rear and the brewhouse below and on the right, visible through glass. Small sunny patio with occasional umbrellas. Beers come in taster sizes or full pours, tasty enough but pretty safe. Food is pizza, sandwiches, bar snacks. OK stop if in the area.“
Travlr 337 days ago
84 /100 605 S WATSON AVE, SUITE 130
“Just past Monk's, so not far from the river on the other side of downtown. In a long former light industrial building shared with multiple other businesses. L-shaped bar on the right, restaurant tables and a few barstools/shelf overlooking the parking lot. Multiple TVs. Nice taplist included one spontaneously fermented saison (they reportedly have a coolship at their production facility a few blocks away) and multiple barrel aged sours, plus stouts and the obligatory NEIPAs. The unfruited sours were very tasty, including a lagered farmhouse ale, the fruited ones were OK. No flights, but they'll do 6 ounce pours of anything, including some bottle pours. Friendly staff. Food is pretzels. Maybe the best place in town.“
Travlr 338 days ago
74 /100 701 N PHILLIPS AVENUE
“Sleek modern place in an older building, a bit north of the main downtown area. Large space, long bar, restaurant tables. Nice variety of styles on offer, pretty decent stuff. Flights of four available. Worth the short walk from downtown, and there are several good restaurants in this area too.“
Travlr 338 days ago
72 /100 2425 S. SHIRLEY AVE
“This place is in a strip mall at the western edge of town, plenty of parking. In side the heavy metal theme is up front. Their beer list was small since they were upgrading their small brewhouse when I visited. Beers were fine, nothing to write home about. No food. Service was friendly and efficient. Visit for sake of completeness.“
Travlr 339 days ago
84 /100 605 S WATSON AVE, SUITE 130
“This is a fairly new brewer located near Monk’s Ale House. The tap room is small but inviting. The beer line up is not the conventional English and German styles but more heavily weighted toward fruited sours and other more modern concoctions, I sampled maybe six before heading to Monk’s for pizza and more beer. All were good and one was outstanding. Highly recommended.“
Iphonephan 492 days ago
88 /100 5020 S. MARION ROAD
“This is a gem of a beer shop - by far the best I have found in South Dakota. I might have missed it except it was featured as one of the 50 best beer US stores in a Men’s Journal article. They had a huge selection of North and South Dakota beers, all neatly arrange in open coolers. I ended up buying maybe two cases worth. Well worth the stop.“
Iphonephan 492 days ago
74 /100 322 EAST 8TH STREET
“Visited on 9th November 2019. Really smart looking wine bar/store situated fairly close to the Monks and Remedy. Really smart decor inside. Looks very much up market. Small range of beer available but don't think flights were offered Service was great, prices decent for what felt like an upmarket place. Worth a look in“
WingmanWillis 1183 days ago
78 /100 420 E 8TH STREET
“Visited on 9th November 2019. Nice place with a few different levels, decor was beer related, quite a nice feel to the place and appeals to a younger crowd. Really decent selection of beers with plenty from Gandy Dancer plus a good range of guests from across the state and further beyond. Small pours were available so ploughed through a couple of those. Food available here, decent value and it was good and filling. Service was decent enough. Best place for variety of beer in town but not the best venue. Definitely worthy of a stop though“
WingmanWillis 1183 days ago
74 /100 401 E 8TH STREET #120
“Visited on 9th November 2019. Across the road from Monks is this place. Nice sort of wooden dock thing going on. It's quite a decent size, plenty of seating. Nice smart decor. Decent range of their own beers on tap. Quality was decent enough and flights available. Service was good, prices decent. Definitely worth a look, especially if you visit the Monks place“
WingmanWillis 1183 days ago
80 /100 101 S PHILIPS AVE SUITE 100
“Visited on 9th November 2019. Large single roomed venue in downtown Sioux Falls. Part of a shopping mall but has some wood and barrels outside. Nice decor inside, lots of room and seating, live music on when we arrived. Great range of beer, some really interesting styles. Flights available so had a couple. Prices were good, service great and friendly. Definitely one to stop by at.“
WingmanWillis 1183 days ago
80 /100 701 N PHILLIPS AVENUE
“Visited on 9th November 2019. Over the road from the falls with a trail back from the main touristy bit depositing you pretty much over the road finds this spot. Modern looking single room on the ground floor of a larger block. Nice, smart decor, plenty of seats. A good mix of beers available with flights available. Prices were good, service good and friendly. Nice venue and one I would recommend“
WingmanWillis 1183 days ago
78 /100 420 E 8TH STREET
“Arrived on a Monday night and it was pretty quiet but the front bar was almost full. Lots to choose from with i39 taps , but oddly not many SD beers. They had several of their Gandy Dancer brews on tap. I tried three and decided I wasn’t desperate enough for SD ticks to spend 3.50 for a 5 oz. pour of mediocre beer. I didn’t try the food, None sounded particularly appealing. I would stop in again if I saw something on their website beer list that I really wanted. But I would not linger. Second visit a couple years later found plenty of SD beers and a good pizza.“
Iphonephan 1385 days ago
60 /100 2425 S. SHIRLEY AVE
“A minute drive down the road from Granite City and also located in a strip mall, this is a fun little tasting room. Tiny production facilities that you can see next door, and heavy metal-themed (but the elitist black and death metal aficionado in me wasn’t impressed by the rather emo/metalcore tunes). Flights of 4 available for $8. Service was nonchalant but friendly enough. Beer quality was okay, nothing special.“
mcberko 1556 days ago
42 /100 2620 S LOUISE AVE
“Big corporate establishment without a soul, but they have a bunch of house beers you light want to tick. I visited on a Saturday night and the place was packed, so I couldn’t really be bothered. Stayed for a tick and got outta there.“
mcberko 1556 days ago
58 /100 2101 W 41ST ST
“Located in a strip mall, this is a neat place to find in a town with few craft beer bars. 24 beers on tap, with custom flights of 4 available for $9-10. The beer list was, however, pretty generic. Friendly service, but not attuned to craft beer geekery. Worth a stop when in town.“
mcberko 1556 days ago
74 /100 101 S PHILIPS AVE SUITE 100
“My pick for best brewery in Sioux Falls, by far. Street parking outfront, which is free outside regular business hours. The place shares facilities with a bank - something I've never seen before. Over a dozen beers on tap, custom flights of 4 available for $9. They had a gose, a couple of Berliners, and a few other ambitious offerings - mostly on-target. Very friendly and appreciative service. Certainly recommended if in this small town.“
mcberko 1557 days ago
64 /100 401 E 8TH STREET #120
“Across the street from Monks, this is worth visiting. A dozen of their own beers on tap, with flights available, or you can order single 5 oz pours. Beer quality is pretty middling, with nothing venturing into excellent or terrible territory. Friendly service and a comfortable environment. Worth a hit if in town.“
mcberko 1557 days ago
62 /100 420 E 8TH STREET
“Across the street from Remedy, showcasing 8 or so of their own beers from a 1 barrel system in their garage out back, and offering my guests. Their own beers were not bad, though a bit amateur. You can order individual 5 oz pours for $2-3, not a bad deal. Friendly service. Worth a stop if in town.“
mcberko 1557 days ago
56 /100 1400 E. ROBUR DRIVE
“First stop in Sioux Falls, north of the centre in an industrial area. Self-serve counter where you can get flights of 4, priced per the beer. I tried 8 and was impressed by 1, the rest not being anything special. Very friendly service. Worth a stop when in town, though there are a lot more options here nowadays.“
mcberko 1557 days ago
70 /100 101 S PHILIPS AVE SUITE 100
“A pretty decent corporate looking brewpub. Hilariously grumpy bartender next to a charmingly nice one. Beers were pretty decent, location was convenient. Tried with Jess in 2016.“
ads135 2349 days ago
88 /100 420 E 8TH STREET
“A really nice brewpub. Large collection of bottled beers and a number of special, regional beers on tap, including their Gandy Dancer beers. Visited with Jess in 2016.“
ads135 2349 days ago
72 /100 323 S PHILLIPS AVE
“A nice burger joint on the main strip. Beer selection was pretty decent, some nice local and regional beers. Burgers were very good. Tried with Jess in 2016.“
ads135 2349 days ago
78 /100 1400 E. ROBUR DRIVE
“A pretty nice taproom serving a nice collection of the brewery’s very solid beers. Spare furnishing, some nice art on the walls, located in an industrial park outside the city. Well worth the visit!“
ads135 2350 days ago
82 /100 420 E 8TH STREET
“This was a fun place in Sioux Falls. We sat at the bar. There are many taps, mostly guest taps, but they also offer about 5 taps from their affiliate brewery, Gandy Dancer. They have many local/regional offerings as well, such as Crow Peak, Tallgrass, and Brickway. I had one of their pizza specials and it was really delicious. A great place to get my South Dakota brewpub tick!“
LilBeerDoctor 2375 days ago
74 /100 101 S PHILIPS AVE SUITE 100
“Very nice looking brewery in an attractive section of downtown Sioux Falls. Located in a modernized office building with a bank and restaurant. The interior was very well done with dark wood that looked like reclaimed barn wood. The staff and owners were providing good service and conversation. As for the beers...I found them to be somewhat ordinary...or in the case of a few of the more original styles...not much of a standout. None of the beers were bad or off flavor mind you...just none really seemed in the category of very good or noteworthy. Woodgrain is a nice enough place to visit...but I wouldn’t make a special trip. Given the people are very nice...I hope they work on developing beers that would be worth going out of your way for...the competition in the craftbeer world pretty much requires that nowadays.“
PRBeer 2410 days ago
86 /100 1400 E. ROBUR DRIVE
“Fernson is clearly (to me) the best brewery in Sioux Falls and a must visit while passing through. I was very impressed by this brewery. They took a warehouse type building and turned the inside into a beautiful space...amazing woodwork and lighting. The brewery is quite large (a lot of sizable fermenters)...and it looks like they have a canning line from the pallets of cans I saw stacked up thru the window. Great people running and working this place. As for the beer...the standouts were the Farmhouse Ale petit saison, IPA, Berliner Weisse semi-tart wheat ale, and the Barrel-Aged farmhouse ale. If heading north or south on I29...stop here for a beer...and be sure to visit the falls park too....well worth it.“
PRBeer 2410 days ago
62 /100 101 S PHILIPS AVE SUITE 100
“My Wife and I spent the night in town and walked down to where all the Hipsters hang out. I asked the bartender for a flight of beers since I did not see it mentioned on the board. He joked about a high price 1st and then asked what I wanted. I gave him my selections and our food order. He did not offer a receipt when I paid and none came with the food when delivered by the restaurant next door. The beer was just passable. Noting to get excited about.“
Ron 2428 days ago
80 /100 101 S PHILIPS AVE SUITE 100
“Attractive and centrally located place in downtown Sioux Falls serves up some delicious beers. Super friendly and knowledgable owner and bartender. Very enjoyable.“
Iphonephan 2466 days ago
60 /100 2425 S. SHIRLEY AVE
“Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Kind of a cool place. Lots of gothic/dragon art work on the walls. 20 beers + 4 sodas on tap. Only 5 were brewed by Hydra and 3 were the same beer with variants added...but still solid. Can’t remember the price but like $2/4oz pour. Growlers were relatively expensive but I had to buy the glass also so that is part of it. Service was painfully slow considering they were busy. It took roughly 20 minutes to pay for 1 growler using a credit card.“
TheHOFF43 2563 days ago
70 /100 1400 E. ROBUR DRIVE
“Stopped in on a Saturday about 4pm. Pretty slow time it seemed. 8 beers on tap, 1919 rootbeer and Crispin Cider. Flights/samples were $4/pour for as many as you wanted. Also had offsale cans available. $8/6-pack can. Many of the usual styles--IPA, blonde, wheat, porter, cream, etc. Beer was good overall, nothing offensive or flawed. Service was great, very friendly. Cool spot. Wooden rustic tables, modern industrial vibe.“
TheHOFF43 2564 days ago
78 /100 3623 S WESTERN AVE
“This is the newer of the two JLs. Very crowded when I visited after a beer festival, but staff were on tops of things and did a great job. Beer list was really good, you can tell they’ve spent a lot of effort on it. The only downside is that you can’t build your own flights, you have to choose one of their sets. Still a very solid place.“
Travlr 2697 days ago
72 /100 323 S PHILLIPS AVE
“This JL Beers is right in the middle of all the bars downtown, so it’s easy walking distance to Monk’s etc. Street parking, plus a nearby surface lot. Burgers of course are very tasty. Beer list exceeded all my expectations. The only downside was that you can’t build your own flight, you have to choose from their five or so sets.“
Travlr 2697 days ago
70 /100 2101 W 41ST ST
“In a strip mall, so there’s tons of parking. Long, narrow, dark. Large bar on the right. massive whiskey collection, available as flights. Beers are available as flights of four, with their recommended pre-set flight for $8 or build your own for $9. Four local beers on the menu and some regional stuff. Good service. Burgers were on the small side but very tasty.“
Travlr 2698 days ago
68 /100 1917 W 12TH ST
“Medium sized place next to a casino, large parking lot, drive through. Mostly hard liquor, but there’s a long row of beers on the right in the back. Not so many singles except for some bombers. I got really excited when I saw three Arkansas beers, but then came to reality when I saw I had rated them all. decent enough selection of local beers in cans, just 4 & 6 packs.“
Travlr 2698 days ago
72 /100 201 E. 11TH STREET
“New place, good location right near JL Beers and an easy walk from Monk’s and Woodgrain. Not your typical Irish bar - large place, young crowd. 30 taps, mostly regional stuff, Minnesota heavy. Just one SD beer that I saw, but it was one we hadn’t seen elsewhere. Worth a look if you’re in the area, and a good place to end the night.“
Travlr 2698 days ago
62 /100 420 E 8TH STREET
“This place is huge, large front bar, big back bar with shuffleboard in between, and I’m told there are tables and a beer garden outside. Beers at the front bar are different than those at the back bar. Beer menus in both places are electronic, so I wonder why they are unable to post them online? Five or so Gandy Dancer beers, sadly not available as flights or small pours, inexcusable for a modern brewpub. They have competition now, as other brewpubs start to open, so hopefully they will step up their game.“
Travlr 2698 days ago
80 /100 322 EAST 8TH STREET
“This is a modern wine bar and wine store style place, but they had twelve Miner beers on tap, available as themed flights of three. Beers were decent enough, creative anyway. Didn’t do the food, but most others were doing flights of cheeses or sandwiches. They’ll do wine flights too. Friendly service, and it least one guy (Ian) was very knowledgeable about their beer and beer/beer scene in general. A very worthwhile stop.“
Travlr 2698 days ago
86 /100 101 S PHILIPS AVE SUITE 100
“New place downtown, a short walk from JL and Monk’s. There is a parking lot a block away, and some street parking if you need to drive, although Uber will be here soon. Nicely done interior, part of a larger building. The father of one of the owners work in wood architecture, so the interior is well appointed with reclaimed barn wood and other stuff, really pleasant to look at. Customers are allowed to spill into the large lobby next door, although few people took advantage of that. Large bar, eight or so of their beers on offer, plus half a dozen guests. Their beers were very tasty. First Friday special was "kick the guest kegs," pints were $3.50. They had a snack menu but I forgot to look, having too much of a good time talking to the owner, brewer, staff, and very friendly locals, who then took me on a pub crawl of nearby places. This place also has a mug club with various specials, if you live in the area. Great place.“
Travlr 2698 days ago
82 /100 1400 E. ROBUR DRIVE
“Newish place just northeast of downtown, just past the airport. Big parking lot, since this is sort of an industrial site on the outskirts. Food truck with very tasty burgers. Inside is a smallish bar and lots of tables, modern and basic. Brewing equipment in the back wasn’t easily visible. They had seven of their beers on offer plus a cider, and pretzel snacks. Two bucks for a four ounce taste, as many or as few as you like. And I visited on First Friday, so the first 50 pints were free. People were trying desperately to pay for the beers, staff was having none of it, just giving out free pints all night. A great thing to watch (and partake in, of course). Beers were solid enough, and are slowly being tweaked. Looking forward to trying more.“
Travlr 2698 days ago
70 /100 3000 SOUTH MINNESOTA AVE.
“Good selection of beers plus a small section of mix a six.“
edgallow 2795 days ago
78 /100 2101 W 41ST ST
“24 taps the night I was there. Nice variety. Food was VERY good and VERY reasonably priced. Highly recommended.“
ebarnes 2898 days ago
14 /100 420 E 8TH STREET
“Been here twice - the first time the beer tender broke the top off a Faro bottle and tried to still serve it to me. The second time I was denied entry because I had my 1 year old son with me at 2pm on a Saturday after some shopping. The employee was extremely rude and acted very unprofessionally. I do not recommend this place solely due to the service issues.“
mnmike 3042 days ago
68 /100 322 EAST 8TH STREET
“Had dinner here one night while in town visiting friends in Sioux Falls. Came in at 6:45pm and they close at 7pm. Seems kinda early to close but whatever. We had to place our food and drink order at the bar as the front station was closing down. They have a very nice set up in an old warehouse with an industrial look that really works well for the space. Super cool area of town that is coming around. They had nine taps with nothing crazy special in terms of style but the imperial pumpkin porter was nice. They only offer flights of 3 but you can get multiples. Slightly pricey. They had a nice growler filling station and offered 32/64 and 64oz Hydro Flasks at $49+fill. Glass was expensive too at $11 and $6 plus fill. They offer "pizza" which is pizza toppings and sauce on focacia bread. It wasn’t the greatest thing out there and was a little dry. They had a kids menu that we ordered quesadillas off of for the two kids in our party and they instead gave us grilled cheese. Not that big of a deal as they ate it but they were only slightly apologetic and gave us a couple bucks off of our bill. We had ordered a tapanade appetizer plate with three different spreads. the spreads were nice and very abundant. The problem is they only gave us about 8 small thin slices of french bread. It was good but when we asked if we could have more bread they said they would see and instead came out with water crackers. Service for the food was also really slow but could have just been that we were there close to closing.“
thome50 3065 days ago
80 /100 3300 S MINNESOTA AVE
“I had just driven 4 hrs to get to Sioux Falls for work so I was a bit hazy when I walked in. I asked for the beer guy as they still had BCBS on the website I so was curious. Ross came over and talked beer(plus grabbed a bottle of Bourbon County Barleywine outta his stash) He has a great selection for the area. Plus his homebrew is on tap at Monks. I was amazed at what I saw. Really great service!“
footbalm 3089 days ago
76 /100 420 E 8TH STREET
“A college type lounge bar without the students. Service can be challenging with so little staff. Great selection if you like Belgian styles. They have a few of their own on tap as well. Prices are good, but no tasting flight. Good place, great for the area.“
Ferris 3108 days ago