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Bitter Esters Brewhouse

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American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub
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607 Mount Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730-1631
+1 605-673-3433
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mankato, Minnesota
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They have some pretty good beers on tap and the dinner was really tasty. Staff was friendly. I'd go back

Thank Orangedog42
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We just happened in on a Sunday night and this place blew us away. Great pub food (ranchers' pie and amazing soup specials) and great tap beers - recommend the Kalamazoo stout and the Brown Ale. A mark of a good brew pub is how popular their mug club is - when you come into the place you see three... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bangers and Mash very good. Refreshing menu not the same old story. If you do have small kids they do have pizza. For the more important beer selection and something potent UP UP and Away. For something sweet try the Pear beer...

Thank Kaycos
Central New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love finding the top restaurants from Trip Advisor when arriving in a new town while on vacation. Our wonderful server, Bobbi, was knowledgeable about the food and beer as well as local travel info. My husband ordered the 11th Hour IPA and enjoyed it. They did not have brewed iced tea so I had water. I ordered the Asian Sausage... More 

Thank Suzzi34
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was easily the best restaurant experience of our trip. We aren't beer drinkers, but if you are I suspect that you will enjoy it even more that we did. It was the only place in South Dakota that I could find a nice glass of wine. I'm a sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio drinker and they are hard to... More 

Thank KarenM4799
Ormond Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good (BUT NOT WHAT I ORDERED) but I was over charged wanted was The Brewbon $10 Buffalo Hot Dog $8 total $18 Was charged for a Reuben $1150 + Hog Heaven Sausage $ 1250 plus additional $2 for Bison saus $26 Very disappointed :( Don Howard Photography

Thank hcphoto
Gardner, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a nice change. staff was excellent and helpful on our choices for dinner. Bison burger, the meatball trio is great . beers were great,did samplers... try the habernero ! if youre looking for a cool place with great food this is it!

Thank Vincenzo D
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We asked about the pizza, he said "everyone serves pizza" however, we ordered it anyway, thank goodness. GREAT pizza, oh and the the beer was excellent also! Fun lunch with the whole gang.

Thank Treesrule
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a quick beer and appetizer. Quick explanation of what was on tap and great experience. Delicious unconventional nachos.

Thank Tanya L D
Benton, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family visited Ester's for an evening meal and to sample some local brews. They were out of several of the beers on menu, but had excellent substitutions available. We loved the asian brat as well as the sirachia brat. The chicken pot pie was also excellent. -A bit pricier than expected but overall, our meal and service was great!

Thank Garrett C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 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, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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 Mount Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730-1631
  • 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?