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Local Roots

Crawford’s Bar & Grill is the location of one of the first butchers in Sioux Falls, Louis Bauch, Bauch’s Meats in 1896. If you look closely you will see the wood beams throughout the quartzite walls used as scaffolding when building the massive walls for the Bauch’s Meats property.

Bauch’s son and son-in-law’s names are signed and dated “May 1936″ on the back of the bar under the first shelf of wine glasses. Behind the second shelf of wine glasses there is an original piece of cork from the butcher’s cork lined cooler. Black soot runs up the men's bathroom brick wall from where the butcher's meat was smoked, the blood trough still runs along the north cellar wall and a rusty old nail hangs in the quartzite wall under one of the large gilded mirrors.

Downtown Sioux Falls in the early to mid 1900's. Highlighted is the Crawford's building before it was Crawford's Bar and Grill.


When restoring the building to its original beauty, Bauch’s meat cleaver was discovered, hidden neatly away for almost a century, it is displayed in a special spot in Crawford’s today. Visit us to find out where it is located!

After Bauch’s Meat Market closed in the late 1930′s the building housed clothing and shoe stores one included our namesake, Crawford’s Men’s Wear. If you look down while stepping over the threshold of the front entrance, you will notice the original 1963 Crawford’s Men’s Wear logo.

Pictured is the original Crawford's Menswear marble logo inlaid at the entrance of the building.

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