Tis the season for goblins and ghouls and witches and vampires roaming around the Sioux Empire. I'm not referring to kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes. These are actual ghosts that haunt the city of Sioux Falls, especially throughout the downtown area.

There are always spooky ghost stories that people like to share during the Halloween season. In fact, one bar located in downtown Sioux Falls has a ghost story that's sure to give any patron a fright. More likely than not, this ghost has made her presence known as people dance the night away.

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Wileys has a “friend” who likes to hang out with people on the dance floor and at the bar. Her name is Eleanor.  You can't see her, but you can just feel her aura in the air.

Wileys recently shared Eleanor's story on Facebook. She is the bar's "number one regular customer that never leaves." The post explains that the staff at Wileys never really talked about Eleanor...until now.

Eleanor has many hobbies and games she likes to play from turning T.V.s on and off to knocking over barstools. Every winter you can enjoy the phantom sound of "old timey" music and distant whistling when the bar closes down. As you can see in a customer's photo ( taken 5 or 6 years ago)....she also enjoys the dance floor.

For the most part, Eleanor seems to be a friendly ghost and just likes to have a little fun with everyone who enters Wileys.

The hospitable crew at Wileys is more than happy to share their experiences and personal stories about Eleanor.  All you have to do is ask!

Best Bars in Sioux Falls

There is always something different to try when you visit a local Sioux Falls bar or brewery. There could be a specialty drink at one bar and a new beer recipe at the next. It's kind of like a smorgasbord of drinks to taste test. The only problem is deciding which bars are the best bars in Sioux Falls to explore with your family or friends?

This is a difficult decision just because there are so many great local options. Luckily, our friends at Yelp identified the top ten bars in Sioux Falls thanks to numerous reviews on each establishment.

The next time it's your turn to select a bar for a night out on the town, be sure to visit one of these ten bars highly reviewed by Yelp.

Gallery Credit: Christine Manika

Tour the 2023 Downtown Sioux Falls Burger Battle

January in Sioux Falls only means one thing...Downtown Sioux Falls Burger Battle! 32 savory burgers from local Sioux Falls restaurants looking for your stomachs and votes.


If you've never participated in the Downtown Burger Battle, this is how it works:



  1. Review the participating restaurants and their burgers
  2. Make sure you check their schedule and hours before you go
  3. Go to one of the restaurants
  4. Eat the burger
  5. Use the DTSF Digital Passport to vote and rate the burger
  6. Repeat
  7. And you could win prizes
  8. And you help one downtown restaurant win the Burger Battle and reign supreme for one whole year!

Voting criteria consist of patty, creativity, toppings, bun, and customer service.

Gallery Credit: Townsquare Media Sioux Falls

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