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Independent Ale House

625 Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2718
+1 605-718-9492
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
625 Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2718
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a potato pizza and a salad with my daughter- plenty of each to share! Delicious food, great beers and an energetic atmosphere! Love everything about this place!

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We love our local spot for some of the tastiest brews in the Black Hills! Great beer, great people, and amazing pizza! If you are looking for a spot to grab a cold one while in the area, make it the Independent Ale House!

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Shared a tasty pizza and delicious salad with good beer in a comfortable setting. Friendly service added to the food experience. Could use more than one napkin with pizza, though ;-)

Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for a beer and late lunch/early dinner on a Saturday late afternoon. The bar was about half full. Our waitress came and took our drink order quickly. Offered to bring a sample of a beer to try which was helpful and made...More

Thank RCReviewer44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for pizza and beer and left happy. We had the BBQ and garlic cheese sticks, the latter really for my son. Eyed the pizzas around me and they all looked great too. Tips for those with kids...this is a bar. They have...More

Thank SandyTraveler2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Rapid visiting a friend for the weekend, and the first stop was Independent Ale House. The beer selection was really good, the pizza hit the spot, and the atmosphere was fun. Highly recommend!

Thank Pete L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in at Independent Ale House because its Trip Advisor rating is so high. We visited twice and the first time it was less busy and sat in a booth. Very simple menu but what they have, they do well. Interesting pizza choices and they...More

2  Thank FifiBojangles
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

We were in Keystone in March with no where to eat. We checked TripAdvisor and found this place. Nice tap beer selection, fun upstairs, quieter downstairs. We had Americana pizza and loved every bite!

Thank Slhoran
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Really loved the pizza. Prices were not bad and the location has good atmosphere. Great selection of local beer which is nice.

Thank Russell E
Reviewed March 3, 2018

This is one of our favorite places to enjoy a nice beer. So many selections to choose from that continually change means you won't get bored. The pizza is excellent as well.

1  Thank Brian K
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September 13, 2017|
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Response from Phyllis W | Reviewed this property |
Looks like you got answers! It's very family friendly! I had iced tea
November 22, 2016|
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Response from Josiah L | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so...However badly I wish they were ;)
Charlotte B
June 18, 2016|
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Response from Phyllis W | Reviewed this property |
The gf pizza was delicious!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2718
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-718-9492
The first real tap room in Rapid City, an oasis for beer afficianados.
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