We were awarded the Great Service Gold Star designation for 2016-2017 in South Dakota

Dempsey selected as St. Patrick’s Day celebration parade marshal


​Our Friends at the Matador Network stopped by Watertown SD and gave us a pretty nice write up. ( JUNE 2017) Check it out!

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We were #10 on SD magazines Bucket List Menu Favorites for the January/Feb 2017 Issue!

We got a few mentions in the April 2017 Edition of 605 Magazine

Check our our story featured on KSFY Morning News!

Adam Erickson also placed 2nd in the Original Cocktail Category, and 1st in Overall SD State Bartending Championship

Sean Dempsey finished #10 overall in the Traditional Category nationwide, and won the NW Division the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas. 

In December 2016, our friends at 605 spotlighted us on Delish Delights.

From our feature in "Delish Delights" from 605 Magazine. Link for the whole December issue is here: 


Brought in by a close family friend. 

Brian Allen from KSFY came down to Dempsey's to do a segment in May 2017 called "Dakota Diners" Check it out!

A wonderful article from our friends at TravelSD


Our Adopted Highway on 81. Only missing one letter :) 


Grand Marshal Bill Dempsey at the Watertown St. Patricks Day Parade 2017 with the Mayor. Pictured on the 2nd page is the Glacial Lakes Pipes & Drums ( Sean Dempsey, Dean Ratliff,  Woody Baybridge)

Sean Dempsey & Erin Tammi were both recently invited to judge a youth LEGO competition at the 72nd Farm Show! And it made the Newspaper! 

Seans interview on 605 Magazine 2017 July

We were awarded the Prestigious Family Business of the Year in 2015

Our Best Bourbon Bars of America Award July 2017

Bar Director/Brewmaster Adam Ericskson recently won a great service Gold Star from the State of South Dakota

We are currently #1 on Trip Advisor for Restaurants in Watertown

We were featured as a top 12 destination in February 2017  from our friends at Onlyinyourstate!


We were awarded the "People love us on Yelp" award in 2016/2017. We also are #2 in Restaurants in Watertown SD on Yelp

From the Pioneer Public TV


We like to get around.

It's out goal to become as involved as humanly possible in our great community of Watertown. We've also been blessed with receiving Awards and media exposure, so we like to post them here. 

We were surprised with a 

Plaque from the Watertown

Kampeska Krushers Women's 

Roller Derby Team

Pictured is Owner Sean Dempsey

bashfully accepting the plaque

​Check out KDLT's "Someone you should know" Segment featuring Bill & Sean Dempsey talking about Las Vegas, Dempsey's founding, and futures! 

Sean Dempsey "Going for Gold" Front Page of the Watertown Public Opinion, on going to Las Vegas to compete in the Traditional category 2017

Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan 2017 

Stopped by for lunch! 1/17/2017

(Brandon Kintzler, Ryan Pressly, Paul Molitor, Dick Bremer)

A nice article from our friends at the Culture Trip


Head Barkeep + Brewmaster Adam Erickson competed in Deadwood SD's Fork's, Corks & Kegs Best Bartender in SD 2017 and Won!

We were featured in PMQ's March 2017 issue about White Pies!

Founder Bill Dempsey (III) is the Official Bag-piper of South Dakota!