Buffalo Wild Wings coming to Brookings


After more than a year of discussing the unrestricted liquor license, it is now official – Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar is coming to Brookings.

Brookings City Council unanimously voted to grant Buffalo Wild Wings the license for $25,000 on Aug. 30.

The franchise will be located in the Village Square shopping center, near Dunham’s Sports. An opening date has not been announced, but Students’ Association President Mark York said the unofficial timeline is February or March.

The franchise won the license over Main Street Pub and Grill, Old Market Eatery and Whiskey Creek Steakhouse. The Council is discussing the option of allowing Old Market Eatery to temporarily use the license until Buffalo Wild Wings opens, but nothing has been decided.

York and SA Vice President Anthony Sutton were at the meeting to advocate in favor of Buffalo Wild Wings.

“After it passed, I got a text from a friend of mine,” York said. “The text said, ‘victory tastes like chicken.’”

Also new to Brookings is the Ground Round, which opened earlier this month. The restaurant replaced the Pavilion Bar and Grill.