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Bitter Esters Brewhouse

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607 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730
+1 605-673-3433
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: We are a brewpub in Custer, SD specializing in brewing handcrafted ales...
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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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Nice unpretentious stop

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2014
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Rapid City, South Dakota
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Spearfish, South Dakota
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

As a vegetarian I've become used to not having many options at small-town restaurants in western states, which is why Bitter Esters was a pleasant surprise. They have a house-made veggie sausage and burger, which is a rare find. The veggie sausage was very tasty, and their in-house made salad dressings are excellent. I like hoppy beers, so I was... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

$14 for a split burnt sausage on top of mashed and onion gravy. Coffee with milk not creamer. Not my cup of tea

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Omaha, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

After the Wildlife Loop we stopped at Bitter Esthers for lunch. DELICIOUS burgers! Great food, relaxing atmosphere. This was a terrific restaurant.

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Aurora, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

What more can I say? Great food and great service are the norm here. Look forward to eating there every time I go.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We stopped her on our way out of town to grab a burger. It was a holiday weekend, and it was very busy in the restaurant - but worth a wait if you're in the area. I had the mushroom & swiss, my husband had the cheddar & bacon - both were amazing! We did not try any brews, since... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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186 reviews 186 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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Lytton
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Iowa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 607 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Custer
  • Phone Number: +1 605-673-3433

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Brew Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?