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3 Reasons You Need To Stop Here

If you’re planning a visit to Rapid City, SD you might have a few places already on your “must-see” list. Maybe they came from friend suggestions, doing your own research, or perhaps something you saw on social media (hopefully Visit Rapid City’s, *wink* *wink*). No matter how these items made your list – I’m here to tell you of one that needs to be added, and I’ll let you take all the credit for this brilliant suggestion. Go ahead and add Firehouse Brewing Company and here are three reasons why.

1. The Atmosphere

I could go on forever raving about the atmosphere of the Firehouse Brewing Company. It’s one of the most unique dining environments in Rapid City. The building that is now the Firehouse Brewing Company started out as Rapid City’s original firehouse which was built back in 1915 and is listed in the National Historic Register. The business embraces its fiery roots by carrying the theme throughout the space. Kids can get plastic fireman hats, the walls are decorated with firefighting memorabilia and the original fire pole is still in the building! My favorite part is actually outside of the building. Step out onto their expansive patio and take in the murals that add a spectacular awe factor to an already impressive space.

2. The Drinks

Firehouse Brewing Company was actually the first brew pub in South Dakota having opened its doors in 1991! That means they’ve spent all these years perfecting their beers, and it would be a mistake if traveled all the way here and didn’t try one. Not a beer lover? Have no fear, they also serve their locally crafted Firehouse Wines! I’ve never been able to enjoy the taste of beer, but I am a self-proclaimed cider snob. The Firehouse has a delicious one called the Teacher’s Pet for my fellow snobs out there, and they also have a great non-alcoholic Root Beer! 

3. The Food

Firehouse Brewing Company offers pages and pages of delicious food items. Feelin’ like having a burger, they got it. How about a juicy steak, check. Maybe you’re even in the mood for some Gumbo, they got you covered. To get you started, let me point out a few of my favorites. First stop: the appetizer section where you will find the Cheesy Artichoke Dip. Go ahead and order yourself one of those the moment you arrive. For your main dish you can’t go wrong with the Buffalo Blue Burger, The Firefighter (chopped pork sandwich), or some Fish N’ Chips. End your meal with a Blackout – and by that I mean the brownie marbled with cream cheese and smothered in ice cream and chocolate syrup. Can I get a yum?

If none of that convinces you that the Firehouse Brewing Company should be on your to-do list, perhaps you’re a visual personal and the below will help you.

Dining out should be an experience, and at the Firehouse Brewing Co. it is one. Take time to check it out while you’re in town!

Meet the Author

Kelsy Koerlin

Raised in Rapid City and lucky to call it home, this outdoor enthusiast loves to explore the Black Hills with her two dogs and fiancé. When she’s not at work you’ll find her out hiking, at a local ice cream shop, or perhaps home taking a nap.

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Kelsy Koerlin
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Raised in Rapid City and lucky to call it home, this outdoor enthusiast loves to explore the Black Hills with her two dogs and fiancé. When she’s not at work you’ll find her out hiking, at a local ice cream shop, or perhaps home taking a nap.

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