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Bitter Esters Brewhouse

607 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730
+1 605-673-3433
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Ranked #10 of 35 Restaurants in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Brew Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: We are a brewpub in Custer, SD specializing in brewing handcrafted ales, Locally raised Beef and buffalo burgers, great homemade snacks, and Specialty sandwiches using local and seasonal ingredients. We have a large craft beer list to compliment the ales we brew onsite. Its a quiet place to bring your family and friends to enjoy the craft of the black hills
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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171 reviews 171 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Bitter Esters is on the main street in Custer and is very laid back with a great selection of microbrews. Note - if you are a typical American craft beer drinker who likes to have a lot of preservative (hops) in your beer - don't even bother stopping. Bitter Esters brews beer with a decent alcohol content, great flavors and... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our visit to this brew house was not suggested and was just a spur of the moment decision while traveling through Custer on Sunday. The staff greeted us as we walked in the door and we decided to sit at the bar for lunch. I found the staff friendly enough although for being a brewhouse they did not make any... More 

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Enfield CT
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A very busy place with basic food choices; pizza and chicken sandwich with carmelized onions were good; good microbrews.

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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We always like to try out local establishments and Bitter Esters was a good choice. There were ~6 microbrews on tap and we also had a pizza which was quite good. Prices are reasonable, would definitely go back!

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Austin, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We just chose to stop in here for dinner one evening because it looked interesting & wasn't too crowded. One of the best decisions we've made! We opted to order a flight of beers. Our waiter was incredibly helpful with our choices & in explaining what went into each brew. We had a great time talking to him about our... More 

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St. Germain, Wi.
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99 reviews 99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We stopped for lunch one afternoon, and am I glad we did! I always get drawn towards microbreweries, for the great beer and hope the food is satisfactory. Well, I had a Farmhouse Ale they brew and it was excellent. Then I tasted the Ruben sandwich I ordered, and holy s*#t batman, it was incredible! Without a doubt, the BEST... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Everything I have had here is AWESOME, always great food and always great service. I would say the best burgers in town too!

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Got a flight and my favorites were unexpected. The Red Medicine Brown Ale is smooth and light. The coffee flavored ale is the best and I don't even like coffee. Don't be afraid to sample outside your comfort zone. Also ordered a classic burger and a ham+pineapple pizza, both very good. Went on a Saturday night and it was busy... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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286 reviews 286 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited Sunday lunch. Quite busy with a short wait for a table for 2 couples. Local microbrewery with great beer choices. The buffalo burgers were delicious. Staff were polite and helpful. House wine was tasty.

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Pringle, South Dakota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Excellent selection of local and imported brews. Decent food but could use some work to really shine. It's definitely all about the beer here.

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Additional Information about Bitter Esters Brewhouse

Address: 607 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730
Phone Number: +1 605-673-3433
Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Brew Pub

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