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From the vantage point of an overstuffed sofa, bowlers can comfortably watch as their team members and opponents compete inside Eastway Bowl. In addition to luxurious seating arrangements, each of its 32 lanes features a ceiling-mounted 32-inch LCD monitor and a coffee table that can cradle specialties from the Eastway Sports Lounge and Grille. Visitors can dine lane-side on breaded cod fillet or jumbo hot dogs, or peruse menus in the lounge. Seven high-definition television screens surround the dining area, broadcasting highly anticipated sports games and television coverage of children chasing sugar-cereal mascots.

3201 E 10th St
Sioux Falls,
SD
US

Nutty's serves stomach-satisfying sandwiches and fried snacks in a relaxed tiki-bar atmosphere. Amuse your bouche with an appetizer, such as waffle-fries nachos ($7.99) or the Super Nutty Platter—a plentiful pastiche of mozzarella sticks, cheeseballs, onion rings, popcorn chicken, fries, and a trough of Ranch dressing ($9.99). Get a belly full of beef with one of Nutty's signature burgers, including the Hog burger, topped with bacon, ham, cheddar, barbecue sauce, and fixings ($7.99) or the peanut butter burger, smothered with a sticky schmear of liquefied legumes ($6.69). Patrons who prefer platters can pig out on the Chislic ($7.59), a half pound of pan-fried beef tips served with sautéed onions and mushrooms, fries, texas toast, and choice of dipping sauce.

3400 W 49th St
Sioux Falls,
SD
US

Born into this world 24 years ago, Shenanigans was the brainchild of two guys who wanted to bring Sioux Falls the type of activity-loaded pub prophesied in the Book of Better Leisure. Their extensive menu features five pages of crowd-pleasing pub fare such as the half-pound Shenanigan burger with American cheese ($7.49) and the supreme nachos ($9.79). Make sure to order a stack of 50 hot wings ($29.99), so you're fully prepared for the dystopian future in which sauce-stained chicken bones are the chief form of currency. The Power Combo ($18.99) features 10 mini cheeseburgers and 10 wings with the sauce of your choosing. With a satellite location in Tea and the original location in Sioux Falls, Shenanigans wields the dual-bladed supremacy of being the local hot spot for both sports viewing and the sweet-and-sour tones of karaoke, which runs Wednesday through Saturday nights in Sioux Falls and every Saturday night in Tea.

4001 W 41st St
Sioux Falls,
SD
US

• For $20, you get $40 worth of European cuisine redeemable on Saturdays. • For $20, you get $40 worth of European cuisine redeemable Tuesday–Friday.

337 S Phillips Ave
Sioux Falls,
SD
US

As the only laugh factory up and cooking in the Sioux Falls area, Fat Daddy's hosts the region's top comedic talents with nightly shows. This summer, catch BET, Showtime, and Comedy Central vet Brian Green in an original performance, or see Minnesotan and former farmer Elaine Thompson in fully upright action that's infinitely preferable to watching stand-up comedy performed by life-size cardboard people posters. Seating for all shows is on a first-come, first-served basis, and local notables emcee all programs.

224 S Phillips Ave
Sioux Falls,
SD
US

Located in 19 cities nationwide, Wine and Canvas commissions accomplished artists to spread the joy of painting during informal painting classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines available for purchase. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.

2616 S Louise Ave
Sioux Falls,
SD
US