I stopped here while in town for business. The service was poor but I’ll give the waiter credit as the place was hopping.
The selection was a little thin compared to what they advertise. There was a stout, a brown ale, a wheat, and a porter. I was disappointed that a pale ale wasn’t on top. Even during the hop shortage a small batch should be available to the public but I understand why.
The scallops were decent but they were drowned in garlic and some sort of breading. It would have been better with less but nevertheless it served the purpose.
I had a Brown Cow ale that was very tasty and the stout was very good. Good enough that I’ll stop back in and give it another try.
Like a carnival in here. Seems like popcorn should be all over the floor. Fire house memorabilia on the walls. Greasy, generally. Service was a bit off. She was too busy and really wanted us to kind of hurry up, and that was awkward. Generally well executed brews, although only a paltry four were on tap. Doesn’t bother me too much, though, because I’d rather have a couple full pints and miss two beers than feel obligated to drink a 10 beer sampler and end up with shitty notes on almost all of them. Still should have a little more selection though. Food was fine. I’d definitely come back here when passing through Rapid City. The beers were surprisingly well put together and easy to like.
Stopped here Jan of 07. Building is pretty sweet! Only had 4 beers on tap (a wheat, bitter, spice, and stout), but gave me my favorite of the four as my fifth beer in the sampler. Nice waiter who knew a little bit about the brews. Had the burger, which was pretty good. The ice cream made from the wort of their stout was GREAT! Definitely a cool place overall. The beers weren’t bad either!
Indra (77) Suburbia, Kansas | October 1, 2006| Updated October 6, 2006
Visited Sept. ’06. First trip four beers were available, second only three, I called the next night and they were down to only two. Food was fairly standard brewpub quality, which is not to say bad, just average, a bit pricey, though. Interesting building and fairly average quality of service. I’d be sad if this was all that was ever available to me in the way of a brewpub, though (which in this area of SD, it is).
Nice place in an old firehouse in downtown Rapid City. They onyl had 4 beers on when I was there and only 1 sounded interesting to me so that was a bit of a bummer. Service was good. I did not eat there so I have no insight as to the food quality.
The good: nice location in beautiful downtown Rapid City, the house favorites food selection featured dishes cooked with their beer a big plus and different. The Bangor ladder( sausages with garlic mashed potatoes and sauerkraut) was good and the beef stew stout in a sourdough breadbowl also looked very good).
The bad: I dont know if it was all the tourist but they were serving more wine, mixed drinks, and bottled beers than any taps. While there was about 1 server for every 2 tables there was only 1 bartender, service at bar was slooooow.
The ugly: The IPA was one of the poorests examples I have ever tried
Stopped here for lunch on trip to Billings, MT. Easy to find location with good parking all-around. 1915 Firehouse with a patio on the right between two buildings. Inside has bar in the middle with brewing tanks behind glass on main level and tanks and seating for food on second level. Old fire equipment as decor. Five beers on tap as sampler. Selection is limited but very drinkable. Food menu is pub food. I had the Taco salad which was good size and fresh. A shining star in the sea of darkness for beer in South Dakota.
I was here in 2004. I sat upstairs where you can look down at the bar. The service was good, especially from a sexy waitress. A selection of on micro brew beers where available and good to. Also good tucker.
The building is pretty sweet being it was the old firehouse. I am from the Rapid City area so I have been here a few times. The food is pretty good and so is the service. The beer is really good especially the brown cow ale. It is a must see if you are in Rapid City
Braudog (907) Yorktown, Virginia | July 30, 2005| Updated April 10, 2006
January 2004: Cool use for the old downtown fire station. Although the beers weren’t exceptional, they were decent. This place was doing hopping restaurant business, so the service was a bit off, but otherwise it was worth the stop. (April 2006 revisit ... wasn’t as busy tonight, and the service was still off!)
Visited here on vacation in the summer of ’03. The setting is an old converted fire station and has a balcony overlooking the bar. I had the sampler of beers and all were pretty much standard brewpub fare - nothing really jumped out and a few were phenolic. The food was standard pub fare - decent and the service was a little slow to those of us sitting upstairs. Worth a visit though if you find your self in downtown Rapid City.