Nutty's Pub & Casino
Taps: 34 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
4.05/5 rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Nutty's Pub & Casino. Don't let the casino portion fool you though. Nutty's is located on West 49th Street in Sioux Falls, relatively easy to find. It shares real estate in a strip mall; parking is not only limited, during peak hours, you will be required to park on the street and in adjacent parking lots. The area is safe and very well lit.
Initial impression is cozy-like atmosphere. They positively have to be the only establishment within 1005 miles that has 4 palm trees; yes real palm trees! Nutty's is not by any means a large establishment, in fact the design is rather odd. The bar area seats only a few, and the tables are very crowding. There is a patio area with a somewhat removable patio cover that makes nice times during the warmer months, which are May through August in this part of the country.
Most true BA's will be attracted to the mentioned bar area. The taps are nearly within arms reach and they are well marked and quite impressive to view. The selection, and you must (repeat MUST) keep in mind that this is beer-deprived country, are currently at 38. During the summer months, this may peak at 40 or 41ish, but no more. Here's what you'll find (no macros mentioned for obvious reasons)--Boulevard Pale Ale and Wheat, Goose Island (several varieties), Moosedrool, Leiny's Berry Weiss, Honey and Original, Summit (2-3 varieties), PBR (superb on tap), Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (also superb on tap), Grainbelt and 5-6 Sam Adams. You'll also find Bass Ale, Blue Moon, Dos XXX, Harps, Killians to round out the selection. The point here is that while the majority of true advocates may not be impressed, for the geographic location, Nutty's is a true gem in the rough.
Food is well above pub fare to speak, and is very reasonably priced. A Hog Burger, loaded with ham, BBQ sauce, cheese and bacon paired with a Summit IPA is a good combo. The Nutty Boy is another fine choice, pair it with a 23 oz PBR and you'll feel at home.
The service here is mixed; during peak hours, the service is sluggish. Wait staff appears to be lacking, both in service and beer knowledge. Your best bet is to pay a visit before 7PM, both during the week and on weekends. The college, young 20ish crowd consumes the establishment during the late hours. Nutty's has a few video lottery machines and TV's to satisfy the above average sports fan. Don't be shy about stopping in during football season.
Nutty's is a great establishment that should be visited by most BA's in the area. Don't be shy about stopping by, don't fret and don't sweat; the beer selection is superior for the area(r), and the food and atmosphere seems just right. Enjoy!
08-12-2006 02:57:33 | More by GeoffRizzo
3.46/5 rDev -8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3
Ive been to about six or seven bars in Sioux Falls and Nuttys has the second best selection (behind Old Chicago, also listed in Beerfly). When I visited here I knew it was listed in Beerfly but I have yet to visit. I remedied that. Upon my stay I was pleased to see a wall of taps, just over 30 it seemed. They had B/M/C but they had good beer too, like Hazed & Infused, GI Hex Nut Brown, SA O-Fest, Moose Drool, etc. But most of the taps were mediocre craft beer from Leinenkugel, Guinness, Bass, Redhook, Schells Grain Belt, and about four taps that I didnt know. I asked about them but the answers I got made no sense. I should have tried them but beer is only served in big 22-ounce mugs. So there is some vagueness about the overall selection about the beer. I also asked how often new beers are added and about seasonals, again the answers werent exactly knowledgeable. Bottom line, the selection (during my visit) just meets the qualifications to be listed in Beerfly. Thus I review.
It is located in a small strip mall; there is not much parking. I was told this place gets very busy and it is the most popular bar in SF. I believe that. My visit was around 8 pm on a Saturday night. It was hopping. Lots of Sioux Falls college-aged kids. Loud music. Many TVs with sports on (football, baseball, and NASCAR!?). There was a lot of energy about the place and 99.9% of the time this is not my scene. However, there is such a dearth of good bars in SF I had to give it ago. The main room has the bar and this area is fairly big. There are a couple little offshoots that were very dark and very full of people. I didnt really get to explore these areas but I dont think I missed anything. The bathroom was small and very dirty. There was a few casino games, pinball, darts, etc but it was too busy to actually play said games.
Service, as alluded to, was clueless about beer. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. I will give her that. Bar help was just as fast and nice but just as stupid about suds.
I didnt try any of their food, the menu seemed limited to sandwiches, burgers, salads, and finger foods.
All in all, I would go back when I am in Sioux Falls again. If this bar were in Omaha I would not visit it but if I want a good beer at the bar in SF I need to go here or Old Chicago (which would be my first choice).
10-18-2004 14:50:55 | More by bditty187
Nutty's Pub & Casino in Sioux Falls, SD
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.