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Vertex Sky Bar

523 Sixth Street, Rapid City, SD 57701
+1 888-729-0708
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Ranked #62 of 205 restaurants in Rapid City
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Colman, SD
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Between the unique menu of food & drinks and the outstanding view from one of their 2 outdoor rooftop patios, the Vertex is a must if your staying at the Alex Johnson. A bit pricy overall, but atmosphere and service make up for it hand over fist!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A nice place to get an overview of the downtown area. The food is good and the drinks match the ambiance. It is not fancy, or off-putting and is more tranquil than the street scene, so if you want a lot of action, you need to be down on the street. This is a place for conversation.

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Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

Dear Jim R, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write us such a nice review. We agree, it's the only place to be in downtown Rapid City. The view is awesome. Please stop in and see us again if you are ever in our area. More

Philadelphia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This bar was fine, but nothing exciting. The dress code is rediculous. A large group of us was traveling through town and staying in the hotel (attached) and didn't pack dress clothes. Even with a nice shirt they wouldn't allow tennis shoes - even when there was litterally nobody in the bar. You would think they would want the business,... More

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Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

Dear Katy Travels, We read your recent review and were confused about your dress code comment. We are a tourist business. Tourists wear tourist clothes; sneakers, sandals, shorts, tee shirts. We absolutely do not have a dress code, we have never asked anyone to leave or turned anyone away because of what they were wearing. It just does not happen.... More

rapid city, sd
Top Contributor
235 reviews 235 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This bar is located on the roof of the Alex Johnson hotel. You can only go in if you are a guest at the hotel or a member (we had to use our card key to access the top floor for the bar). The location is really cool if you can get a seat on the top level. The view... More

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Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

Thank you rpdmom for taking the time to write us a review. We apologize for not meeting your expectations regarding service at Vertex. We pride ourselves on taking care of all of our customers in a timely fashion. We work hard on training our staff to be the best they can be and will reinforce that to them. We hope... More

Columbia, Missouri
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148 reviews 148 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Alex Johnson and loved the convenience of the quick elevator ride to get here. The views were spectacular- go right before sunset for the best ones! It was a chilly night so they had the fire pit and flame heaters on which made for a comfortable atmosphere. The food was delicious and service was excellent.

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Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so very much Lindsey M. for your kind review of Vertex. We are so happy that you enjoyed your evening with us. We agree that the view is awesome from our rooftop. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in our area. More

Olympia, Washington
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It is such a lovely place, great for an after dinner glass of wine and crème brulee. The hotel is great too, highly recommend to stay there.

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Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

Dear EBSeattle, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review. We are so glad you enjoyed your dessert and wine. We agree with you that Vertex and the Hotel Alex Johnson are lovely places to be. Plus... we have the best patio and view in town. We look forward to serving you again... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We stayed with a hiking group at the Alex Johnson hotel and the vertex was the roof top bar. Nice outdoor seating and good service. The happy food was weak, but a great place to have a drink and see the city from the roof. The hostess was attentive and busy, working hard and providing good service

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Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

Hi Remery1513 Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and for the kind words about Vertex. Our patio is the best place to be in Rapid City. If you are ever in our area again please stop in and see us! More

Cavour, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I loved the Vertex, just for the interesting location. Despite the rain, it was worth going up, having a glass of wine with a friend inside. Beautiful views, fantastic style in the bar...had a blast.

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Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much Rachel F. for the kind words. We agree with you it's a fantastic place to be rain or shine! Please stop in and see us again. More

Lafayette, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Love this Sky Bar and restaurant at the top of the Alex Johnson hotel. We had drinks out on the patio next to a beautiful fire pit. You can see the entire downtown area from up there. After the sun set we went indoors and had a terrific Bison Steak. It was a very special evening.

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Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Debra for taking the time to write us a review. We are so happy that you were able to celebrate your anniversary with us. Glad you enjoyed the meal and the view and that the weather cooperated and you could sit outside! Time spent at our Vertex Sky Bar and Restaurant is always a great time. If you... More

Paterson, New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you don't stay in the hotel, I believe you need a membership to go up there. Great area to have a drink with a few friends and just relax. Worth checking out.

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Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We agree, it is a wonderful place to have a drink and something to eat and enjoy the great view. When visiting our area again please come back. Once again thanks for the kind words and we look forward to serving you again. More

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