Sioux Falls is a sports-mad city with events catering to every kind of sports fan. They love cheering on the home teams, including the Sioux Falls Stampede at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center and Sioux Falls Skyforce at the Sanford Pentagon. If locals aren't watching the big games in person, they're probably checking them out at these buzzing local sports bars.

TC's Referee Sports Bar & Grill

four silver beer tap handles at a sports bar

With autographed sporting jerseys on the walls and 20 wall-mounted TVs, TC's Referee Sports Bar & Grill puts sports fans first. Originally serving customers on the west side of Sioux Falls, TC's Referee Sports Bar & Grill has been a part of the community since 1991. The menu focuses on American classics, including burgers and ribs, although you'll also find pizza, pasta, and Mexican dishes. Feel free to bring the whole family. TC's Referee Sports Bar & Grill has a menu for kids under 12 with pictures to color in while you watch the game.

Location: 5322 W. 26th St.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Lupulin Brewing

Lupulin Brewing is more than just the creator of some of Sioux Falls' best craft beers. It's also a sports bar, with four TVs mounted about the taproom bar. It also offers more than 24 taps serving Lupulin's Brewing's most popular and limited-edition brews. When there isn’t a game on, you can play board games, pinball machines, or classic video game consoles while you savor your drinks. Food trucks regularly stop by to feed visitors enjoying the big games.

Location: 2505 W. Benson Road.
Hours: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 1 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Eastway Sport's Lounge & Grill

You'll find Eastway Sport's Lounge & Grill tucked away in Eastway Bowl. This place gets the basics right, with friendly employees delivering great service that keeps sports fans coming back week after week. Its menu of American favorites is also reasonably priced. Happy hour specials on Saturday and Sunday evenings are perfectly timed for the big football games.

Location: 3201 E. 10th St.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

Great Shots

Great Shots is a sports bar with a difference, with virtual golf games for you and your friends to put your putting game to the test. The 60 golf bays set this venue apart, which has everything you could want from a sports bar. Think big-screen TVs broadcasting all the major games and a full-service bar serving beer, cocktails, and spirits. There’s also a diverse menu of food options. The pizzas, sliders, and burgers are always popular, and the kids' menu caters to young sports fans.

Location: 2425 S. Shirley Ave.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Overtime Sports Grill

If football's your game, make sure you head to Overtime Sports Grill. This family-friendly sports bar plays all the pro, college, and local games, so you don’t miss a minute of your favorite sport. With 31 big-screen TVs, there are enough sets for other games. Tall taps beer specials during the NFL season, Sunday game day buffets, and daily meal combo deals are all great value. If you're not sure what to order, go for the hot wings. Overtime insists they're the biggest and tastiest in Sioux Falls.

Location: 4529 E. 26th St.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.


Botski's is a hidden gem — a mom-and-pop operation tucked away in the Sycamore Plaza strip mall. However, those in the know swear this sports bar is the best in town. Wall-mounted TVs screen all the key sporting matches, and the menu of classic American fare is a winner. Game day specials, including happy hours and free drinks when teams score, give this small bar a fun atmosphere. Botski's also offers a special dinner deal every weekday.

Location: 1914 S. Sycamore Ave., Suite 104.
Hours: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday and Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Cheap Shots Sports Grill

Cheap Shots Sports Grill is a sports bar that considers what sports fans really want. Its 25 TV sets have select sports sound, so you can clearly hear the commentary for every play. The couch seating on the upper level also helps you feel as comfortable as you would in your living room. There's a small but quality selection of eight beers on tap, and the experienced mixologists know how to make your favorite cocktails. Cheap Shots also serves classic American dishes, including burgers, wings, steaks, and hearty sandwiches. Enjoy free games of darts or pool during half-time.

Location: 47056 271st St.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday.

Shenanigans Sports Bar & Grill

Husband and wife team Don and Jean Rose first opened the Irish-themed Shenanigans Sports Bar & Grill in 1986. It's moved several times since its inception but has never wavered from its commitment to being one of the best places to watch sports in Sioux Falls. If a sporting event is on TV or available online, you'll find it on one of Shenanigan's 36 big-screen high-definition TVs. The whole family is welcome, with a little leaguers kids menu designed especially for children. The platters of wings, slow-roasted ribs and grilled sirloin tips also suit sharing with family and friends.

Location: 1903 S. Ellis Road.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

After a long day selling quality new and used vehicles, you might catch the friendly employees from Sioux Falls Ford cheering on the teams they love and enjoying a drink at one of these local sports bars. Is your favorite sports bar on our list? If there's a Sioux Falls sports bar you think we should know about, come to our Sioux Falls dealership to tell us about it or send us your recommendations online.

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