The folks at OverTime Sports Grill & Bar welcome everyone?sports fans, dates, and families alike. "We have food for even the pickiest eaters," staff says on the website, "and no matter how noisy your crew might be, you'll never get mean stares from other patrons?they're too busy enjoying themselves." Combined with a bevvy of beers, frosty margaritas, and, according to staffers, the best wings in Sioux Falls, this convivial atmosphere and crowd-pleasing menu make OverTime the obvious choice for many a local. Even the atmosphere takes preferences into account; inside, the 29 screens provide endless glimpses of the game, trivia nights give brainy guests a chance to flex their dendrites, and the outdoor patio proffers plenty of room for those who juggle full steins of ale.
Burgers, beer, and sports. The three pillars of Champps Americana were sunk into U.S. soil more than two decades ago, during the restaurant's modest beginnings with a single location in Minneapolis. Today, Champps allows fans across the country to create new memories of cheering on their favorite team while enjoying cool draft beers and Herculean bites from a made-from-scratch burger. Big-screen TVs outfit the walls of each Champps location to create a high-five-friendly atmosphere whether it's game day or Arbor Day, and an ever-growing list of beers and cocktails keeps pipes primed for cheering.
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.
Boonies' cherry-bourbon barbecue sauce is the greatest source of pride for the eatery's culinary artists, who paint the homemade specialty onto a smoky canvas of slow-smoked ribs, pulled pork, and chicken. The finger-licking sauce also stakes its claim inside Boonies' brawny signature burger, which also enlivens bites with brown-sugar bacon and pepper jack cheese. Diners can alternate between sips of domestic brews and bites of chopped-chicken sandwiches or dive fork-first into a serving of beer-battered fish. Boonies opens Monday-Saturday at 4PM where multi-genre live music electrifies the air on select nights, while open-mic nights encourage visitors to show off their vocal chops, heartfelt poetry, or ability to take apart and reassemble a microphone.
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.
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.