New Irish pub opens in Sioux Falls

December 24, 2017 by  

A new restaurant has taken over the space formerly occupied by A Touch of Europe, and before that, by Mi Tierra, in downtown Sioux Falls. The Blarney Stone Irish Pub, which admits patrons 21 and over, opened its door recently.

Patrons of A Touch of Europe were particularly fond of the basement, which was built of brick and lined with stone. Russ Wanner, a partner in the Blarney Stone, said people talk about how much they liked the brickwork, so they tried to save as much as they could. Although some of the brick had to be removed during construction, crews will install more, as well as sandblasting the foundation to reveal the stone, which has been painted.

In addition to the basement, the pub will have a bar/restaurant on the main floor, where a long bar will feature signs for popular Irish drinks like Guinness and Jameson’s whiskey. A spot called the Courtyard will have a fireplace, as well as two large doors opening onto Phillips Avenue.

The menu will be almost identical to the one used at the other two Blarney Stone locations in North Dakota. The highlight of the week may well be the pub’s ‘Dinner in Dublin’, an Irish meal served on the weekend. The event includes a visit to a Bloody Mary bar, free of charge.

New enterprises like this can benefit if patrons receive promotional products as a thank you for being among the first to try a new restaurant.