St. Patty’s Day at Murphy’s Pub & Grill

MurphysAdmin : March 13, 2012 10:04 am : Uncategorized

Title: St. Patty’s Day at Murphy’s Pub & Grill
Location: Murphy’s Pub & Grill
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Description: Special St.Patrick’s menu featuring Irish breakfast, bangers & mash and our signature dished including the Reuben, beer cheese soup, fish & chips and Shepard’s pie.

10:00 a.m. | Traditional Irish wedding
12:00 p.m. | Bagpipes
1:00 p.m. | River Liffy Boys (traditional Irish group)
4:00 p.m. | R.C. Fire Department pipe and drum corp
6:00 p.m. | Judging for a $100 girt certificate (most Irish)
7:00 p.m. | Hanks Harris and Kenny Putnam Pictured Right
10:00 p.m. | Raffle for a Guiness hockey jersey
Start Date: 2012-03-17
Start Time: 07:00
End Date: 2012-03-18
End Time: 02:00

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Murphy’s Countdown to 2012

MurphysAdmin : December 30, 2011 11:38 am : Uncategorized

Murphy’s is ringing in New Year with a champagne toast at midnight. We will broadcast the the ball drop in Times Square on our televisions and have a mass cheers as the clock ticks us into 2012.

Champagne is complimentary; we are also giving out various 2012 party favors. You can come anytime during the night, but the champagne won’t be popped until it gets closer to midnight.

You can confirm your attendance by RSVP-ing to the event on our Facebook page.

Murphy’s would like to thank everyone for their fabulous support in 2011! We hope that 2012 will be an even bigger year.

“Here’s to you a New Year’s Toast, May your Joy ne’er see a Sorrow’s Ghost.” -Irish toast

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

MurphysAdmin : December 15, 2011 4:01 pm : Uncategorized

Date/time: Christmas Eve – Dec. 24 beginning at 11am until 12 am


To celebrate the holiday, we’re throwing an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.

Wear a Christmas sweater and you’ll receive happy hour drink prices all night. This includes half-off all tap beers, well drinks and our house wine.

Our full dinner menu will be available. Tap beer, bottled beer and wine will be served all evening. Mixed drinks, cocktails and shots are available at midnight.


Photo contest: Upload a picture of you wearing your ugly sweater to our Facebook page and you will be eligible to win a $50 gift card. To enter, click on the “Ugly Sweater Contest” tab located on the left side of your screen.

foursquare special: As an added incentive, check-in to Murphy’s on Christmas with one other friend and you will receive a FREE appetizer – our delectable Sausage Sampler Platter.

*Please RSVP and share the event info with your friends. Have a very Merry Christmas, from everyone here at Murphy’s!

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Murphy’s Pub & Grill features local fresh food in the heart of downtown

MurphysAdmin : December 12, 2011 7:41 am : Uncategorized

Rapid City, S.D. – Fresh and organic foods are the newest trend among the health-conscious public. Rapid City restaurant, Murphy’s Pub & Grill has responded to that demand.

Murphy’s is located on the west edge of downtown. This summer the business underwent a complete renovation including the menu items it offers. Not to be confused with “bar food,” Murphy’s is a destination for anyone looking for made-from-scratch pub and comfort food assembled with fresh and local ingredients.

Tony DeMaro, Murphy’s general manager said he would openly invite any of their patrons to take a tour of our kitchen. Noticeably absent is the commercial freezer, and normal set up of racks upon racks of canned goods.

Luke Chace, Murphy’s executive chef, proudly states “That’s because the only thing frozen at Murphy’s is the ice cream, and we strive to make everything from scratch.”

Come by early morning and you will see the dough being kneaded for the homemade buns, the potatoes being cut and soaked in sea salt and vinegar, and maybe even catch Erica stuffing the pickles with mozzarella, and wrapping them with prosciutto for the renowned fancy fried pickles.

The menu at Murphy’s is extensive. It covers traditional items like the half-pound Certified Angus beef burger, 12 oz NY sirloin and ‘fish & chips.’ – It also offers unique dishes – like the adult grill cheese which is made with three cheeses, caramelized onion and tomato. The buffalo meatloaf is another specialty dish, stuffed with Portobello mushrooms and served over a fire-roasted tomato sauce with asparagus and crispy fried onion strings.

For those looking for something on the lighter side Murphy’s offers the mango berry and tomato mozzarella salad, in addition to their many gluten free options like black bean salad or salmon with bourbon peach butter.

Indeed, Murphy’s offers top notch fresh food, but they also boast a wide selection of local and import beers. The beers rotate regularly so there is always something new on tap – whether it’s seasonal ale from Crow Peak, or a private shipment from New Belgium or Odell.

Murphy’s warm and inviting atmosphere adds ambiance to the dining experience. Raw wood trusses and dim lighting make for a comfortable environment that is perfect for a dinner date or night out with friends.

“People should come see the ‘new’ Murphy’s,” DeMaro said. “Our food menu and atmosphere are a whole different downtown experience.”

Murphy’s begins severing lunch at 11 a.m., seven days a week. The late-night menu is available until 11 p.m., Mon-Thurs and until midnight, Fri and Sat.

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Murphy’s celebrates 100 years in Rapid City with grand Centennial Bash

MurphysAdmin : November 15, 2011 12:20 pm : Uncategorized

Murphy’s is unique not only for its delicious fresh food and extensive bar menu, but for its rich history dating back to Rapid City Garage which opened in 1911. Rapid City Garage was known for being the first fire-proof garage in the city which serviced and sold the Cole Roadster.

To celebrate its deep historical roots in Rapid City, Murphy’s Pub & Grill will throw a Centennial Bash Thursday through Sunday at the pub. The event will include live entertainment, food and drink specials, and a Saturday evening 1930s-themed Prohibition Party. Guests will be invited to dress up that evening in vintage attire.
Rapid City Garage flourished until 1928 when the Cole Roadster was discontinued. Then Murphy’s opened in 1933 when the repeal of prohibition spread across the nation. As residents were finally able to indulge in their favorite bar drinks, Murphy’s quickly became a landmark watering hole for Rapid City residents.

Murphy’s established a reputation as the place in town where “everyone knew everyone, and they greeted everyone. It was a neighborhood bar for the whole town, and for sporting fans,” according to the bar’s former owner Littleman Carlson.
Even after several renovations over the years, including a significant remodel in 2011, Murphy’s has retained its neighborhood-friendly atmosphere. Murphy’s reopened to the public in June 2011 with a new pub menu, outdoor patio, live music and a menu full of fresh ingredients.

To experience the historical flavor of Murphy’s Pub & Grill, the public is invited to attend their Centennial Bash events.
Thursday, Nov. 17: Enjoy complimentary beer tastings, starting with Beer Tasting 101 at 6:30 p.m. Guests will learn the art of beer-making and taste a range of beers to discover which flavors best suit their palates. Advanced Beer Tasting 202 will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Guests can sample limited release selections from New Belgium, Empryean, Leinenkugel, and Boulevard.

Friday, Nov. 18: What better way to launch a new drink menu than to hold a cocktail competition? Murphy’s drink menu is modeled after the top cocktail list in the country, and includes gourmet drinks like its famous Pineapple Upside Down Martini. Murphy’s will invite guests to sample and vote for their favorite drinks.

Saturday, Nov. 19: Murphy’s is traveling back in time to the 1930s with a Prohibition Party commemorating a period in American history which led to the creation of organized crime and drinking trends that lasted decades. The festivities will being at 5 p.m. with a 1930s-themed costume party open to the public. Music by Michael Shaw will be performed from 5-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 20: From 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Murphy’s will unveil its new brunch menu featuring a variety of pancakes like the banana and pecan with Frangelico syrup, as well as Murphy’s interpretation of traditional favorites like corned beef hash. To mark the occasion, Murphy’s will serve bottomless cocktails from its Recovery Elixer menu such as the DayBreak mimosa topped off with ginger liquor and lycee puree – and a made-from-scratch Bloody Mary.

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Murphy’s reopens after remodel of historic building

MurphysAdmin : June 13, 2011 7:09 am : Uncategorized

One of the best compliments Tony DeMaro hears about the way the Murphy’s Pub & Grill restoration turned out is when people explore the restaurant’s new design features and wonder, “Is that original?”

He and the property’s two other owners spent six months to gut the 1911 Rapid City Garage building and create their vision of a nice, comfortable restaurant they would want to come to with their friends and family.

They exposed the limestone brick walls, cleaned the industrial wooden trusses and developed an open floor plan that provides a variety of cozy seating areas while still giving a view of the whole room. With the hardwood floor, leather chairs, distressed wainscoting and glowing industrial light fixtures, “A tourist who comes in here will never know this hasn’t been here for 100 years,” DeMaro said.DeMaro said the changes bring Murphy’s back to the class of restaurant it was in the 1980s and remove all traces of the dark nightclub it had been recently before it went into foreclosure.

“I like to stand in the front and just watch people’s reaction,” DeMaro said. “They say they can’t even recognize it.”Pat Roseland, chairman of the city Historic Preservation Commission and the owner of a nearby building, had dinner there June 3, the night it opened to guests. He liked it so much he went back for a drink a few days later. The restaurant opened to the public Monday. The owners are also rehabbing the patio and adding an outdoor bar, which will open in July.

“I think it’s pretty incredible,” Roseland said of the remodel. He liked how the owners were willing to adjust their design plans as they demolished the interior and discovered interesting historic elements.
“It just feels like a natural place to be,” Roseland said. “It’s very much an asset to downtown Rapid City.”With several new restaurants opening this year downtown and along Interstate 90, there will be heavy competition for diners’ dollars. DeMaro said Murphy’s will succeed by being different.

“We’ll offer unique items that no one else is doing,” he said.
It’s not a steakhouse, though there is a New York strip on the menu, along with buffalo meatloaf, shepherd’s pie, roast chicken, rack of lamb and fish and chips. DeMaro said everything is homemade daily on site. Murphy’s also has beers offered nowhere else in the state, like New Belgium’s Lips of Faith Vriendan Ale and Boulevard’s Chocolate Ale.When dinner’s over, in the back of the restaurant there’s a game room with a basketball hoop game, skee ball, pool tables and shufflepuck tables.

“It’s back to the good old Murphy’s,” DeMaro said. “It’s got something for everybody.”

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Murphy’s owners invite naming ideas for historic property

MurphysAdmin : May 16, 2011 4:11 pm : Uncategorized

Rapid City Journal Article April 3rd  2011 by Barbara Soderlin

Father-and-son real estate developers Don Wieseler and Michael Wieseler of Century Development have bought the historic downtown Murphy’s Bar building and plan an interior gut remodel with the goal of opening a restaurant.General manager and partner Tony DeMaro said the plan is to create a restaurant with an atmosphere that respects the building’s architecture and history.

“Behind all the sheetrock that’s there now are these beautiful limestone walls,” he said.
The restaurant’s look and theme haven’t been finalized, but he said, “What we’re trying to do is establish it as the place to be in Rapid City again.”The city Historic Preservation Commission will hear a description of the plans at its meeting at 7:30 a.m. today at the City/School Administration Center, 300 Sixth St.

First National Bank foreclosed on the property at 510 Ninth St. in December 2009, after the former owner failed to make mortgage payments.The bank took bids from interested buyers, bank attorney Jeff Collins said Thursday. He would not disclose the sale price, and that information was not available from the Pennington County Registrar of Deeds, which had not finished processing the record of the sale on Thursday.

The 2010 assessed value on the property is $911,000. The liquor license is additionally valued at about $300,000, and Collins said the license will be transferred to the new owner, which is listed on city documents as Slainte, LLC, a company registered to the Wieselers.

The owners are looking for the commission to make a recommendation of “no adverse effect” to the state historical society, which will decide whether to allow a building permit for the work, since the building is listed as a contributing property to the downtown historic district. If the society decides against the permit, the owners can still appeal the decision to the Rapid City Council.

The proposed work includes demolition of interior walls, drywall, kitchen equipment, partitions, bars and bathrooms, and demolition of exterior patio roofs. The application does not include any description of what type of renovation will follow the initial demolition.

The area surrounding the bar has seen improvements in the last year, with Thirsty’s bar updating the building to the east and adding a patio, and with Bully Blends Coffee & Tea Shop remodeling a former title loan shop in the block west of Murphy’s.

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Welcome Back Murphy’s Pub

MurphysAdmin : May 10, 2011 4:03 pm : Uncategorized

Welcome to the New Murphy’s in Rapid City. Our grand-reopening is happening very soon. Be the first of your friends to experience the new Murphy’s.

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