South Dakota Nightlife

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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.

500 W 1st St
Tea,
SD
US

Boasting more than 20 50-inch TVs powered with NFL, college, and ESPN packages, Overtime Sports Grill and Bar busies tongues with a packed menu of sandwiches, wraps, and salads. Afternoon eaters can quell their hunger with a trio of cheeseburger sliders or the grilled chicken wrap, which swathes chicken strips and cheese in a choice of one of 13 wing sauces, including the mild barbecue and the fire-breathing nuclear sauce, hot enough to evoke envy in a stolen car radio. The OT burger’s half-pound flame-grilled patty rests in the middle of the plate as seasoned curly fries whirl around it, and thinly sliced roast beef somersaults beneath sautéed onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and swiss on the philly cheesesteak. Diners of both lunch and dinner varieties can slurp their soft drinks and raise them in a toast to great company or moderately comfortable footwear.

4529 E 26th St
Sioux Falls,
SD
US

Entering their 85th season, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a unique brand of athletic precision and showmanship. For their latest “4 Times the Fun” North American tour, the Globetrotters will add a new 4-point shot spots located 35 feet from the basket, which is 12 feet further than the official three-point line but several thousand miles closer than the prime meridian. See the arch-nemesis Generals try to keep up as the Harlem hardwood sorcerers evade gravity’s oppressive clutches and court clairvoyants distribute unassailable alley-oops. Youngsters can learn about the benefits of teamwork while laughing along with the jovial jocks as they perform classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti.

1201 N West 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

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.

2101 W 41st St
Sioux Falls,
SD
US

Striking a balance between sports, entertainment, and classic pub comestibles, 212 the Boiling Point doles out deep-fried appetizers, soups, salads, and sandwiches to patrons who busy themselves with an array of electronic trivia and gaming options. Sports fans glue their eyes to sixteen flat screen TVs, which showcase favorite sports teams and home shopping network knife sets, and chronic gamers seek solace in a private video casino room that hosts poker and keno games. A billiards table sinks solids and stripes, while a menacing punching bag game takes a beating from challenging fists and imaginary bullets from Big Buck Hunter players with bad aim. Leather high-top chairs line up around a full circle bar planted in the middle of the establishment, where bartenders sling drafts, bottled brews, and wine to guests seated at high booths amid burnt orange walls. Patrons can watch live action NASCAR and Sunday night football while feasting on daily-changing food and drink specials, celebrating team wins or rewriting Wikipedia pages to undo defeats until the Boiling Point’s 2 a.m. closing time.

328 S Splitrock Blvd
Brandon,
SD
US