Southtown Pourhouse gives Osgood area another sports bar option; includes Duane's House of Pizza

Southtown Pourhouse, seen Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, plans to open next week at 4281 45th St. S., Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

FARGO - Southtown Pourhouse is giving the Osgood area another sports bar option while making it a lot easier for fans of Duane’s House of Pizza to get one of their tavern-style pies.

Southtown Pourhouse and Duane's recently opened at 4281 45th Street S. on a standalone site at the Shoppes at Osgood.

Chad Klimek, who co-owns Southtown Pourhouse with Rick Arechigo, said the neighborhood needed another place for adults to enjoy sports and good food.

“There’s a lot of traffic out here,” Klimek said. “We just decided it was a great location for him (Duane’s owner Steve Schultz) and for us.”

The bar and restaurant seats more than 200. It has a modern, industrial look, with lots of brick, dark, rough-hewn wood and large windows letting in a lot of light. A patio to seat 50 will be added next spring, Klimek said.


Schultz rents kitchen space for Duane’s at Southtown, and his pizza is available to order for taphouse patrons, as well as for pickup and takeout. However, the bulk of the menu belongs to Southtown’s kitchen.

Steve Schultz, owner of Duane's House of Pizza, makes a pizza Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in the shared kitchen of Southtown Pourhouse and Duane's House of Pizza at 4281 45th St. S., Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

The move again gives Duane’s a location on the west side of the F-M area. (A previous location he had rented had to close after the owner lost control of the building.)

The Osgood location will dramatically cut round-trip delivery times. Round-trip delivery times to southwest Fargo and West Fargo had ballooned to 45 minutes from the University Avenue Duane’s shop. They can now be as little as 15 minutes from the Osgood location, Schultz said.

“We just want to improve the service to the customer,” Schultz said.

The new Duane’s will serve the neighborhoods west of Interstate 29 and south of 32nd Avenue and into West Fargo, said Schultz, who started in the pizza business 44 years ago.

Southtown Pourhouse has 28 big-screen TVs on the walls and above the bar, ranging in size from 55-inches to 85-inches.


“It turned out great, nice in here,” Klimek said. “It’s got a really warm feeling with the brick and wood.”
Southtown Pourhouse sports bar is seen Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at 4281 45th St. S., Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

There are 20 beer taps and a full-service bar which can seat about 40 people, Klimek said. On the east side of the building, there are areas dedicated to pool and darts, and gaming, including blackjack, pull tabs and pig wheel, a paddlewheel game similar to roulette.

There are USB ports and electrical plug-ins for computers and cell-phone charging, and Klimek said the bar also has portable chargers available.

Southtown Pourhouse began its soft opening Wednesday, Dec. 12, for friends and family “just to get the kinks out,” for the kitchen and wait staff, said Klimek, who has been in the bar and restaurant industry since 1995.

The taproom and Duane's opened just in time for the North Dakota State University Bison FCS football semifinal game vs. the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits.

Klimek, who owns The Windbreak bar and music venue in south Fargo, as well as Shotgun Sally’s Rock and Roll Saloon in Grand Forks, said Southtown Pourhouse is a 21-and-older establishment. However, 18- to 20-year-olds will be allowed in at lunchtime.


The menu includes burgers, wraps, sandwiches, pastas, several types of mac and cheese, walleye and cheese curds, Klimek said.

“A lot of handmade stuff,” Klimek said.

Southtown Pourhouse will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Klimek said.

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