Here's you chance to have a direct link to the Old West. You can have a drink at the oldest bar in South Dakota. Thrillist did some research and found the oldest bar in each state.

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No real surprise that in South Dakota the oldest bar is in Deadwood. Now called The Buffalo Bodega Gaming Complex, it started out as The Buffalo Bar. It was Deadwood's 18th saloon when it opened in 1877. The original owner, Mike Russel, named the bar after his friend Buffalo Bill Cody. The bar has been in operation on the same site since June of 1877.

In Iowa, the oldest bar is near the Eastern town of Sherrill. Established in 1852, and passed through six generations of family ownership, Breitbach’s Country Dining is also Iowa's oldest eating establishment. It's first liquor license was issued by president Milliard Filmore.

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The oldest bar in Nebraska is located in Columbus Nebraska. Glur’s Tavern was reportedly another of Buffalo Bill Cody's favorite places to grab a drink. Established in 1876, they like to say it is the oldest bar west of the Missouri River that has operated continuously in the same building.

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In Minnesota the oldest bar is Neumann’s Bar in North St.
Paul. Opened in 1887 Neumanns says it's the oldest because it has never had to close down, not even during The Depression or Probation (when they had a speakeasy upstairs).


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