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“Great tap room!”

Laughing Sun Brewing Co.
Ranked #5 of 33 things to do in Bismarck
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Owner description: Started in 2012, Laughing Sun Brewing Company is Bismarck, North Dakota's first brewpub. Located in the heart of the downtown district, Laughing Sun produces quality hand crafted American Ales and specialty beers. Local musicians are featured on Sun Stage every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. The work of local artists is exhibited on a three-month rotation on the Laughing Sun Artist's Wall. Food from local eateries, including Fireflour Pizza, is available in the brewpub. Hours are Monday - Thursday 4-midnight; Friday - Sunday 2-midnight.
Wausau, Wisconsin
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great tap room!”
Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Downtown Bismarck has character and Laughing Sun Brewry is a great part of it. If you like to try the small craft beers don't forget this one. Nice bar and plenty of gathering tables. Good variety of flavorful beers that won't disappoint. Live music is regular there. I enjoyed conversation with the staff who were friendly and informative. Food can be ordered in as this is a true tap room! If you collect brewpub shirts or glasses, they have nice ones for sale!

1 Thank Tom P
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United States
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Packs a Punch”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great beverages, great music. Try their beer flights - generous and creative. The staff is very willing to educate patrons about their products. On nights when there is music, the tiny place is always full of energy and people.

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Dickson, Tennessee
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71 reviews
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“What a cool place”
Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

I have never been in a micro brewery before and the owners took time to explain the differences in the beer. They ask the type of beer I like then let you sample styles you might want to try. They don't have food but that's okay. They do have local music at night that was very good. They have local art on the walls that was so neat. Make time for a beer here!

Thank Steve S
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, United States
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wash the dust from my parched throat”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We set out from Fargo with Laughing Sun Brewing Company set in the GPS. It was our first stop, even before checking into our hotel. These folks are very excited about what they are doing, and although we have preferred micro brews for nearly 20 years, we learned things we never knew before. Did you know that IPA is the most bitter beer? Nearly twice that of a stout or porter. The brews were excellent, and we even purchased a growler of the porter for the road to Glacier National Park. They were not serving food yet, but did direct us to The Toasted Frog, which was also excellent. We loved it here.

Thank Jo G
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El Paso, Texas
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291 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience!”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Laughing Sun is a new brewery. They do not serve food, but do allow you to bring in your own food. We had contacted them by email about the food issue, and got very prompt responses. We tried a sampler of all their beers, which were delightful, and then shared a glass of our favorite, the Sinister Pear. The night we were there they had live music, which was pretty good. The service was excellent. I should note that there is a pizza place next door, which must be pretty good, judging by the number of pizzas that were delivered while we were there. Laughing Sun is located in the heart of downtown Bismarck, and it has an outdoor patio that spills onto the front sidewalk. We found Laughing Sun to be a delightful place and are looking forward to seeing what other brews they come up with.

Thank Jesusan
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