Stonehome Brewing Company’s first location in Watford City, ND opened its doors to much acclaim from the local community back in 2016. They’ve now extended that success to Bismarck with the opening of their second location here last year. Intended to showcase just how good craft beer can be, the wholesome restaurant is an exciting destination for beer lovers and families alike.
Stonehome takes its name from the translation of the Norse surname Stenehjem, which belongs to its co-owners Stephen and Gretchen. As the CEO of First International Bank & Trust, Stephen is proud to offer destination dining and drinking in his mixed-use bank building, as well Stonehome catered special events on the very rooftop of his bank. “When we were dreaming of this new facility, we knew we needed to extend our model to Bismarck,” said Stephen.
Stonehome’s backdrop alone makes it a worthwhile destination, with all of Bismarck spanning around you. Even better than the view is Stonehome’s food, which has something for every member of the family to enjoy. Meat lovers may rejoice because executive chef Jon Stanton prepares juicy rotisserie prime rib and chicken daily, and his smoked short ribs are arguably the reason that cows were invented. Stonehome’s pizzas are hand stretched and stone baked, giving them a rustic authenticity which you’re not likely to find anywhere else. Try their New Yorker with perfectly curled pepperoni, even more diced pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms, or their Dough Bird, another homage to The Empire State with buffalo chicken, gorgonzola, and a honey drizzle.
Stonehome stands for more than great pizza. A full selection of pasta, salads, sandwiches, and strombolis awaits to delight every palate. And remember, whether you’re out with friends or enjoying a meal with your family, nearly any occasion calls for at least one pint of beer. That’s a need which Stonehome’s resident brewmaster Mike Philleo is happy to provide for, and his commitment to time honored traditions in brewing is evident in every glass that is poured. Try a glass of Roughrider Red, a sweet ale with a malty backbone and rich caramel flavor, McClendon’s Scotch Ale with its thick and chewy texture (entirely pleasing in wintry weather), or the complex Six Stone Grand Wit made with German chamomile, orange zest, and candy sugar — all brewed right here in Bismarck. Stonehome doesn’t belong to beer lovers alone. Ask the resident mixologist standing before the restaurant’s full bar to fix you a martini or rhubarb margarita, try one of the inspired seasonal cocktails, or select a glass from the extensive wine list.
Even when Bismarck’s weather isn’t conducive to patio dining, which is lamentably all too often, you’ll find Stonehome the perfect place to get away from it all. Their traditional decor with dark wood furniture, marble countertops, and a roaring stone fireplace creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that you’ll enjoy on any occasion. Go to Stonehome at 1601 N 12th Street in Bismarck and see how nice it all is for yourself!
By David Scheller