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Vertex Sky Bar

) #41 of 195 Restaurants in Rapid City €€ - €€€ American, , Gluten Free Options
523 6th St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2725
+1 605-854-1215
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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523 6th St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2725
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Alex Johnson hotel and were thus allowed access to the Vertex Sky Bar. Since it was July 4th, we had the good fortune to have a fantastic spot to watch fireworks, plus had a nice meal. Staff was very friendly. Food...More

Thank jennaaron
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Vertex Sky Bar is located on the top level of the historic Hotel Alex Johnson and offers rooftop dining. The views and atmosphere were great, the food was excellent, and the service was very good. Highly recommend!

Thank EJW3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying at the Alex Johnson, we went up several times. We went up for drinks and to enjoy the awesome weather. We also had dinner there twice. The food is excellent and I highly recommend Heaven on a Plate. I would suggest sharing it...More

Thank Jean P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place might suit many but is not tye of venue, it has great veiws over rapid City and that is about it

Thank Gregg S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really nice place to view the city, enjoy a cocktail and dinner. Great staff! Menu is limited, but we enjoyed the meal.

Thank gagardener
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When it's hot, try and avoid the fires/heaters/lights as it makes it oppressive. Nice bourbons and cocktails. Fairly expensive in my book but part of the cost of vacation.

Thank dermgoddess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had never been to a bar on top of the hotel before. What a cool idea and pretty view. Perfect for relaxing and sitting around a fire. Beer was good and gave us a chance to wind down after a long day of traveling.

Thank Jimmie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going to the Vertex Sky Bar was a perfect way to spend our final night in Rapid City. We had cocktails and the Mediterranean appetizer plate (half order), and it was very pleasant looking out at the lovely Rapid City skyline.

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Vertex Sky Bar has to be experienced to believe. It is an exclusive restaurant on the top two floors of the historic Alex Johnson Hotel in Rapid City, SD. Exclusivity merely means it is available to hotel guests at no additional charge and others...More

Thank Hugh M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We came on a Friday night before flying out of Rapid City for home. The view is outstanding. The food is mediocre and the service is slow but those guys have to keep going up and down the stairs so I am not going to...More

Thank MariaSci44
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
04:00 - 02:00
04:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 523 6th St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2725
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-854-1215
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A Rapid City restaurant and bar without equal, Vertex Sky Bar combines modern features and traditional architecture with an unforgettable view. Vertex is located on the top two floors of the Hotel Historic Alex Johnson. Both levels offer indoor seating and an outdoor deck with gas-heated fire pits. Panoramic views allow guests to experience an incredible view of the Black Hills, Dinosaur Hill, the southern buttes and gorgeous prairie. Vertex Sky Bar offers hotel guests and Vertex Club members a wide selection of expertly-mixed cocktails, world-class spirits, and a variety of fine wine and beer. Our kitchen has crafted an exquisite menu, complete with decadent appetizers, gourmet entrees and savory desserts.
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