Experience an array of events and gourmet menu items at DaDa Gastropub in downtown Sioux Falls.
“Begin with a cocktail, stay for dinner, have some dessert, and then hang with us through the evening as we transition into a cocktail-heavy space with something fun up on that stage,” said director of marketing Becky Squyer.
When the 605 team first visited DaDa Gastropub, we learned about the full-service restaurant based on the 20th-century idea of Dadaism, a break from the ordinary. They deliver this in events and through menu items that change seasonally.
Squyer adds that DaDa is home to a full stage with lighting and sound accommodations and an in-house events team to “lend” to live performances and parties varying from 30 to 700 guests.
The events began with Parker’s Bistro.
“Paul Squyer, our beverage director, would run special cocktails [at Parker’s] serving a theme, and the kitchen would prepare food to support the same theme,” said Squyer.
But as the team expected, events quickly outgrew Parker’s and moved to DaDa, which is next door to ICON Events.
“DaDa is backed by the same standards of excellence and service that you find at our beloved Parker’s Bistro just to the south,” said Squyer. “We have the capacity to feature many different food and entertainment scenarios.”
Guests can grab a starter like the Bulgogi Tacos made with corn tortillas, avocado, pickled veggies, queso fresco, and sour cream.
And they can’t forget about a cocktail to wash it down.
One refreshing option could be the Pineapple Mojito made with Plantation 3 Stars Rum, coconut water, mint, pineapple, and lime. Or they could try Wake the Neighbors, a Flor de Caña Extra Seco Rum-based drink with Aperol, rosemary, lychee, and acid-adjusted grapefruit.
The main course of the gourmet meal is from an array of options, including Shawarma, Pork Ramen, and Duck Pad Thai.
Guests may get to try a new dessert as often as they come, as the dessert options are ever-changing.
More on the Menu
*DaDa’s menu changes seasonally. Review online for more dishes.
Confit, cabbage, mushrooms, carrots, pineapple, orange plum sauce.
Sweet potato, buckwheat, egg syrup, kewpie, pork floss, bonito.
Then Go Here
Bleu cheese ranch, heirloom tomato, pickled egg, potato croutons, greens.
Candied almonds, pear, figs, queso fresco, balsamic, greens.
Soup of the Day
This is Next
Corn, queso fresco, cilantro, chimichurri, ranchero.
Chicken Tandoori Burrito
Yogurt, rice, chickpeas, masala sauce, onion chutney.
“We are actively booking in-house events in our DaDa space to continue to enhance the downtown culture. We will continue to showcase local performers, artists, and touring acts,” explained DaDa and ICON general manager Taylor Newcomb-Weiland.
The event lineup varies immensely, from a band each Tuesday and a First Friday DJ to theme-based events.
First Fridays DJ | DaDa Gastropub
605 Emo Night: 5 Year Anniversary Show | ICON Events
“We focus our attention on themed cocktail/beverage nights once every couple of months that we refer to as our DaDa After Dark,” said Squyer. “DaDa After Dark, specifically, occurs typically every two months or so with a heavy emphasis on summer months and our beloved, and heavily attended Harry Potter After Dark night in December.”
DaDa’s events are typically free, with the exception of a few ticketed concerts here and there, according to Squyer.
“During the summer months, we also utilize our patio and even our parking lot,” added Newcomb- Weiland. “We have garage doors that open that make it a very cool experience.”
The events aren’t limited to DaDa.
In January of 2022, DaDa and ICON welcomed The Medium, a modeling agency, to host Locally Sourced. The event was a charity fashion show and art installation featuring companies from out of state and locally known businesses.
“The goal is to have a program where guests know they can come early in the evening to enjoy a dining experience or come a little later in the evening for some nightlife entertainment.” -Taylor Newcomb-Weiland
Local fashion show vendors included THEYSELF by Wake, Mint + Basil, Curated Clay by Jeanine, Terra Shepherd Boutique & Apothecary, and more.
The ticketed event is an example of larger events that ICON Event Hall can host.
Keep up to date with any and all events on the respective location’s Facebook page.
For more information, visit DADAGASTROPUB.COM.