The Farmhouse Bistro, Bar & Backyard

Spearfish, South Dakota

With a population of just over 11,000, the success of the Farmhouse Bistro & Bar in Spearfish, South Dakota, weighed heavily on its ability to become a destination that would attract patrons throughout the entire region. JLG worked with the client to exalt the familiar by elevating regional agrarian forms, local materials, and artifacts that supported and connected the unexpected element of a skeletal barn; creating an extraordinary outdoor destination that patrons won’t find anywhere else. With six indoor and outdoor dining environments inspired by the landscape, the Bistro successfully unites the community, boosts the local economy, and celebrates Spearfish Creek’s unique beauty.

Awards & Certifications

  • 2019 – AIA North Dakota: Merit Award

Completion Date


"We wanted to pay homage to the Meier Ranch that was here and honor it that way, so on the exterior, it really looks like a building that was here many moons ago, and on the inside, I wanted you to feel like you were walking into my house."
– Merideth Pangburn-Walker, Owner and Manager