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Bitter Esters Brewhouse

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American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub
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607 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730
+1 605-673-3433
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Crestview, Florida
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We loved the Surley IPA and the breaded baked green beans. We had gobbled them up before I remembered to take a photo. We also had the meatball sampler with the Asian sausage, brat sausage and bison sausage. There were five small meatballs of each type, on a bed of spinach and a side of sauerkraut with a great whole-grain... More 

Thank kmsmolen
Missoula, Montana, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to avoid the complete tourist trap places but get great food. I was in town 4 days and this was by far the best. The beer selection is awesome. The food quality, sustainable, local, creative. The service SHONE though. If you're lucky Bobbi will be there as your server although I suspect the others are great too!

Thank Diana S
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179 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here one rainy afternoon after arriving in town. This brewery is small and on this day featured 3 beers they brewed along with a small food menu. The beers were very interesting. each had been made using a different barrel (red wine, whisky, tequila) to impart flavor in the individual beers. You can get taster size if you... More 

Thank hulagirl98
Abingdon, Illinois
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neat little place. They were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about their beers. There were beers aged in whiskey kegs and tequila kegs. They took on a very unique flavor. Enjoyed trying the different beers. They had food but we didn't order. Small menu but the food looked and smelled very good.

Thank David C
Montevideo, Minnesota
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a delicious chicken pot pie that tasted homemade. Good craft beers (2 of their own and others) and really nice, friendly staff. There's a neat energy in here"

Thank djtim102
Seymour, Tennessee
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143 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a GREAT place to stop for lunch or dinner. My partner & I stopped for dinner and it was great. Great service, wonderful food with local ingredients and friendly staff. Right in downtown Custer stop and take a break. Eat at Bitter Esters and then enjoy a walk around town. Small but friendly. Enjoy

Thank Gene H
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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310 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for a beer in the afternoon. We found the brewhouse clean and bright. The staff was friendly and always smiling. We each had a Black Tooth IPA which we found to be very good. Great place to stop in and have a cold one.

Thank Steve K
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch while traveling in the area. The staff was very friendly and informative. We were a small group of 3 and showed up around 3pm. It was hard to choose which meal to order. The description of the different dishes made it tough to pick just one. We finally decided and we were very... More 

Thank wrath557
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did not want to wait for dinner so we popped in and got a table at the bar. Omg! The sausage was delicious and their craft beer Up Up And Away spot on. The staff was great even while it was crazy busy. Has something for everyone and even my picky 11ur old

Thank qurley
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our trip included 6 nights in the Black Hills. On day 5 in the BH we decided to stop in Custer for our daily family meal, we being my wife and our 6 kids (ages 8-17). After talking hearing about the homemade food - brat patties, coleslaw, and cold corn chowder we were all in. We ALL agreed it was... More 

Thank Tim O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?