The 10 Best Sports Bars in South Dakota!

What better way to enjoy your favorite team than among good friends, delicious food, and in a lively atmosphere? Watch as your team scores the winning run, goal, or touchdown alongside likeminded fans on a plethora of high-definition, flat screen televisions. Create lasting memories at these 10 awesome sports bars in South Dakota! 

1. Cubby’s Sports Bar & Grill, Brookings, SD

Conveniently located in downtown Brookings, Cubby’s Sports Bar & Grill has over 70 HD televisions, a full menu of delicious bar food, a rooftop patio, and a full-service bar. The atmosphere is welcoming and cozy. The service is prompt and polite. Favorite menu items include: St. Louis-style rib basket, chili cheese nachos, the bacon cheeseburger, and cheesesteak sandwich. Any burger patty can be substituted for a black bean veggie patty, so plenty of vegetarian options are available.

2. Murphy’s Pub & Grill, Rapid City, SD

Murphy’s Pub & Grill is the locals favorite watering hole! The atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. Alcohol includes 22 beers on tap and 40 more bottled, a large wine selection, and a unique cocktail menu. Food menu items include sliders, soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, macaroni & cheese, signature entrees, burgers, and desserts. Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

3. Tailgators Sports Bar & Grill, Brandon, SD

This family-owned bar offers a delectable menu with a wide selection of alcoholic beverages. The on-tap beer menu is updated weekly with new local and national selections. The bar is clean and service is friendly. Popular dishes include fried cheese curds, smothered burrito, popcorn shrimp, Philly pizza, prime rib, bacon cheddar ranch burger, and the fried pickle Burger. 

4. TC’s Referee Sports Bar & Grill, Sioux Falls, SD

TC’s Referee Sports Bar & Grill has over 100 beer varieties, mouth-watering food, and a welcoming neighborhood bar atmosphere. Twelve ice cold taps are available. Popular food menu items include the 16-ounce prime rib, St. Louis-style ribs, Southern fried chicken, and street tacos. Also try TC’s Famous Wings, available with eight different types of sauces: Buffalo, Gold, Hot Fever, Sperls, Thai Chili, Golden Thai, teriyaki, and barbecue.

5. Buglin’ Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar, Custer, SD

With a large food menu, a full bar, and plenty of televisions, Buglin’ Bull is the perfect bar to watch the big game at! Menu items include soups, salads, sandwiches & wraps, pizza, burgers, Mexican food, steak, pasta, and desserts. Buglin’ Bull custom-crafted beer on-tap includes Wapiti Wheat, Armstrong Ale, 1874 Black Hills Gold, and Nut Brown Ale. Try the Buglin’ Bull Milkshake with Irish Whiskey, Baileys, milk, ice cream, and cocoa!

6. Oggie’s Sports Bar and Emporium, Deadwood, SD

Oggie’s is a lively sports bar in the heart of Deadwood. The bar has 12 large, high-definition televisions, so you’ll never miss a minute of action. Favorite menu items include Walleye taco, Oggie’s Famous Wings, Mount of Chips, whiskey sirloin, Italian Stallion Pizza, the Lodge Buffalo Burger, and the Clubhouse Sandwich. There are special menus available for vegetarian and gluten-free options. See you at happy hour!

7. Czeckers Sports Bar & Grill, Yankton, SD

Czeckers is Yankton’s premier sports bar. They offer a large food menu, full bar, and complete channel listings for sporting events. The most popular item is the build your own burger. The fries are crispy and delicious! As far as bar food goes, Czeckers is a top choice!

8. Circus Sports Bar and Grill, Aberdeen, SD

Located in downtown Aberdeen, the Circus Sports Bar and Grill is a fun and lively bar with renowned hot wings, burgers, other bar food, and cold drinks. They have too many televisions to count, so many games are playing at any time. Favorite menu items include the Cowboy Burger, three ring bacon cheeseburger, and the Buffalo chicken melt. Yum!

9. Thirsty’s, Rapid City, SD

Thirsty’s has one of the Black Hill’s largest selections of beers, in addition to fine wines. This family-owned and operated bar has outdoor patio seating and live entertainment. The casual atmosphere, televisions, and friendly staff make this an ideal bar for watching the big game. Come to Thirsty’s for a top-notch sports bar experience!

10. Starz, Sioux Falls, SD

The walls are covered in vintage signs, ads, and sports memorabilia. With 18 televisions, customers never miss a single minute of a game. Vintage games from the mid-twentieth century are shown daily. Locals favorite menu items include the Starz chili dog, wings, donut burger, old western burger, and the B.L.T. burger. Game on!

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