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Fun Things to Do in Sioux Falls SD at Night (Bars, Clubs & More)

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Whether looking for a good place to eat, drink, dance, or enjoy some shows, Sioux Falls is a good place to do so.

Being the most populous city in South Dakota, you have more than enough options for a fun night out here.

And with the city’s population recently hitting the 200,000 mark in 2022, chances are there’ll be plenty of people to share the late hours with.

Let’s start.

Best Bars in Sioux Falls SD

Vinyl Social Club: For the Playful Party People

If eating, drinking, dancing, or playing is what you’re looking for, this is might the place you want to go.

Here you’ll find a 4-lane Duckpin (smaller) bowling alley, several game stations, board games, and much more.

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Something noteworthy about this place is the weekly and monthly recurring events.

Including Bowling Night and Margarita days every Wednesday. Or Ladies Day every Thursday, where drinks are half-price for women between 6-9 pm.

You’ll find the Club on 3609 S Western Ave (Google Maps + Opening hours).

Carpenter Bar: Best Cocktails in Town

Claiming to have the best bartenders in the region is easily believable, judging by their amount of good reviews.

These people care about their craft, and scrolling through their photos makes me crave one of their cocktails despite having just brushed my teeth.

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Besides the cocktails, you’ll also have the option of a unique wine list or tap beers with regional flavors.

And if you’re feeling a bit hungry, you can also get a few bar bites, such as their house-made bar nuts or a cheese plate.

You’ll find the bar on 215 S Phillips Ave downtown (Google Maps + Opening hours).

Blarney Stone Pub: An Authentic Irish Pub

If everything from 36 different draft beers and below is enough for you, this place won’t disappoint.

At Blarney Stone, you can expect an authentic Irish atmosphere.

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If the name rings a bell, it could be because this place is 1 out 3 with the others in Bismarck and West Fargo. This expansion is also a sign that they’re doing something right.

Besides all the draft beer, wine and cocktails, you’ll also have the opportunity to taste authentic Irish food, among others.

You’ll find the bar on 333 South Phillips Ave (Google Maps + Opening hours).

EightyOne Arcade Bar: The Ultimate Barcade Experience

Once you realize what’s inside, the name will make all sense.

Here you’ll find over 50 games from 40 different years.

It doesn’t surprise that this place was founded by the gamer Errol Stewart.

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Besides the games, you’ll have the opportunity to satisfy your thirst with any of the six craft beers from tap, various bottles, and wines.

The price for a game is usually the fair price of 25 or 50 cents, and you’ll find a changing machine and an ATM outside.

You’ll find the barcade on 221 S Phillips Ave (Google Maps + Opening hours).

Detour Bar: A Friendly Family-Owned Bar

Far from all detours are bad.

You’ll find a clean, cozy, comfortable atmosphere at this friendly, family-owned bar.

Besides satisfying your thirst, you can do so while playing a game of pool or darts or try your luck on one of their lottery machines.

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During the week, there are special events such as Martini Specials on Thursday and Ladies Nights on Wednesday.

And if you’re thirsty, make sure to catch their happy hour between 4-7 pm from Monday to Saturday.

You’ll find the bar on 2501 W 10th St (Google Maps + Opening hours).

Best Clubs in Sioux Falls SD

Wiley’s: The Big Party

You’ll find it here whether you’re in the mood for food, beers, cocktails, live music, dancing, or a good atmosphere.

In the later hours, their 16ft LED video wall and their Vegas-like light shows will come to life, accompanied by various DJs.

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On Tuesdays, you can go for open-mic and late-night karaoke, and once time hits 9 – 9:30 pm, you’re even welcome to go on stage and perform yourself.

They also have other recurring weekly events, such as Fishbowl Friday and Bomber Saturday, with DJs playing.

Judging by the names of these events, I guess no one is going home thirsty.

You can check their calendar for upcoming events on their website.

You’ll find the nightclub on 330 N Main Ave (Google Maps + Opening hours).

PAve: The Place to Go for Live Music

If sipping your favorite beer or cocktail while listening to live music is what you’re in the mood for, this is the place for you.

Every week you’ll find musicians performing here, giving you their best to entertain.

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Their menu card doesn’t only offer an extensive collection of beer, cocktails, and wine but also a more extensive food selection.

So you could always come here early for some food and be ready for the live music.

You can check their event calendar for upcoming artists here.

You’ll find the bar on 130 S Phillips Ave (Google Maps + Opening hours).

Other Nightlife Ideas

Concerts and Shows at Denny Sanford Premier Center

Before planning on heading out to one of the bars or clubs, why not go big and scale your plans to a full-on concert?

Iron Maiden concert
Iron Maiden in action – one of the many artists to have played here

You’ll regularly find shows with huge names here. There’s a great chance that someone you know has performed there or will in the future.

You can also check their list of upcoming events here and buy tickets.

You’ll find the convention center at 1201 N W Ave (Google Maps).

Boss Comedy Club

One of the best ways to have a good night is to increase the chances of a good laugh.

It’s also a perfect way to get into a good mood and mindset before going to a bar or club and mingling with others.

Microphone af Stand Up Comecy Club
The laughing transducer

You’ll find comedians and performers from all over the country at Boss Comedy club.

However, this is not a dedicated comedy club but a pizzeria and sports bar hosting comedy events.

You can check their upcoming events on their website, where you can also buy tickets.

You’ll find the comedy club at 215 S Main St, Tea (Google Maps).

Best Bars & Clubs in Sioux Falls SD (Map)

  • Vinyl Social Club: For the Playful Party People
  • Carpenter Bar: Best Cocktails in Town
  • Blarney Stone Pub: An Authentic Irish Pub
  • EightyOne Arcade Bar: The Ultimate Barcade Experience
  • Detour Bar: A Friendly Family-Owned Bar
  • Wiley’s: The Big Party
  • PAve: The Place to Go for Live Music
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