Firehouse Brewing Co.

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Firehouse Brewing Co.Firehouse Brewing Co.
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3.44/5
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313 Ratings
Firehouse Brewing Co.Firehouse Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

601 Main St
Rapid City, South Dakota, 57701-2735
United States

(605) 348-1915 | map
firehousebrewing.com

Notes:
One of Rapid City’s most unique and interesting landmarks - our brewery and restaurant is housed within the original Rapid City firehouse, a structure built in 1915 and listed on the National Historic Register. The bar is adorned with authentic South Dakota firefighting memorabilia from the days of Rapid City’s first fire brigades – including the original fire pole, ladders, patches and more.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
49
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
313
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.75/5
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
74
pDev:
13.33%
 
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 40
Reviews by snaotheus:
Photo of snaotheus
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Went there with my extended family today (9 people, 5 minors, three under 6). Food (at least the various barbecue foods we had) and service were great. Beer was good. I like the place.

Beer was fine but not excellent, selection was only theirs, which is fine, but not excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to go back, but it's in the "nice place, good food, acceptable beer" category.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sgttibbs
3.05/5  rDev -18.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Ironnomad
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DesMoinesMike
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.39/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Love the building, but it was all down hill from there. I ordered the sampler of the 5 year-round beers. The first to are average examples of boring styles (Bell Tower and Blue Eyed Girl). The others were okay. The food ranged from fine to not good. Chips and salsa were a small pile of chips on a plate and not homemade salsa. Pasta was okay. The chicken in it was better. Service was helpful but obnoxious. I think of server just got off the set of a high school production of "Our Town".

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

not sure why the locals arent real high on this place, i had a nice experience here, but heard some negative feedback around town. i saw no need for any of it. the place is a big compound, with a quaint old taproom and restaurant with old fire equipment around, a four sided bar, an upstairs dining area, visible conditioning/serving tanks, a awesome indoor/outdoor patio with fireplaces and big picnic tables, and an adjacent gift shop and winery. its a pretty impressive facility, and as big as it is, it still feels comfortable. as many as ten beers on tap, but no printed menu, just a wooden painted board, they must not rotate very much. i had the procrastination porter, and liked it quite a bit. looked like mostly basic styles for these guys, a wheat and an amber and a blonde etc. but the quality was there. the white chili i had was excellent, and the other food coming out of the kitchen looked and smelled very good. service was prompt but maybe not as "beery" as you find in a lager city. i left here satisfied and eager to come back. it was a good experience, and i am keen to try more of their beer. very comfortable place to be as well.

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Photo of jakemn91
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of 03fatboy
4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Chucker17
3.45/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Photo of dcotom
4/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This place is worth a visit for the atmosphere alone. Lots of old firehouse memorabilia, with some of the original fixtures from the 1915 firehouse. Excellent food, with a variety of house-brewed beers on tap. There's also a gift shop where you can pick up logo glassware, clothing, and other items. Not to be missed if you're in the area.

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Photo of TominGermany
3.75/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Eight beers on tap. I tried their Hefeweizen wheat beer with my burger and thought they went well together Service was excellent and the food was tasty and came out quick. Recommend it if you are in the area.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of scratch69
4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.75/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of johnyb
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of benloho
4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of storm72
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of skinnycox
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Note: it was extremely busy when we were there.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of LambicLion
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Photo of misternebbie
4.2/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 1.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Note: This review is based on full experience. Inside old firehouse with antiques and such on a Saturday night to a flight of beers and ribs. Food was great, beers were good to very good... I really like the Barely Blonde best. A band was playing on the patio and although it seemed to be the hangout in town there was plenty of room. The atmosphere more than the beer will bring me back again.

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Photo of schimschim
3/5  rDev -20%

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Firehouse Brewing Co. in Rapid City, SD
Brewery rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 313 ratings