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Independent Ale House

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625 St. Joseph St., Rapid City, SD
+1 605-718-9492
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Description: The first real tap room in Rapid City, an oasis for beer afficianados.

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  • 11
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Incredible Beer Selection on Tap and Good Pizza.

We stopped here for a quick bite and a beer on the patio. There were around 30 beers available on tap! We had overchoice anxiety, but eventually settled on a dark beer and a hard cider with a spinach and sun-dried tomato pizza with feta and mozzarella. The pizza is the thin type like you get in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for a quick bite and a beer on the patio. There were around 30 beers available on tap! We had overchoice anxiety, but eventually settled on a dark beer and a hard cider with a spinach and sun-dried tomato pizza with feta and mozzarella. The pizza is the thin type like you get in Italy and was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

While in Rapid City a couple of weeks ago, we were told to try the Independent Ale House because they had a large selection of beer. We sat at the end of the bar and we're promptly served. I had a Breckenridge Vanilla Porter and my husband had the Tallgrass. As food platters were going by us, we decided to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Constantly returning for the comfy atmosphere, awesome pizza and smooth brews. Allows us to bring our infant in which is always a plus for parents looking to enjoy a chill evening together. Bartenders have sweet beards and know their beer for the customers desire.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I am at the Ale House regularly. As someone with Celiac disease, places that only serve beer and pizza are usually out. However, the Ale House always has a cider on tap, more in bottles, and a great wine selection. Any of the pizzas can be made gluten free and they definitely have the best GF pizza in Rapid City.... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stopped for lunch on the way to the badlands and I'm very glad we did. The area was cute and the restaurant had easy parking in front. They had a great selection of beers and pizzas. I got the Hawaiian 5 o (I think that's what it was called) and it was super delicious. Like the best Hawaiian pizza I've... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our first time here. Superior beer selection. Delicious creative pizzas at a ridiculously low price. Servers and bartender all efficient and friendly--which proves good service can happen in downtown Rapid City brewpubs...this place is a winner.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Stopped for lunch with family. Sat outside. Great choice of beer, they fill growlers! Pizza delicious. Great choice for lunch with kids (10yo)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I enjoy trying new beers and this is the place I choose to do that. One of the best things about this place is that they rotate out their beers so you can try a new beer every time you visit. As an added bonus their pizza is terrific I have tried and enjoyed all of their varieties.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We enjoyed 2 pizzas - both had delicious crispy crust and cheese covered breadsticks. Good prices and casual atmosphere.

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Custer, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

They have a load of beers on tap from all over. To go with your beer they made great thin crust pizza. It is a busy place so we ended up sitting in the basement at the bar. There is some outside seating it you can get it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 625 St. Joseph St., Rapid City, SD
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-718-9492

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Pub

Description

The first real tap room in Rapid City, an oasis for beer afficianados.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?