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Vertex Sky Bar

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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523 6th St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2725
+1 605-854-1215
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4:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Rapid City, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've stayed at the Alex Johnson almost exclusively when I've visited the Black Hills and have been up to Vertex in all seasons. The Good: The atmosphere is upscale where you'd feel comfortable with a tie or evening dress but you'll still see the odd button up and jeans. The prices are definitely on the high side, so you'll see... More 

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Colorado
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245 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've visited here a few times and enjoy the unique view that Vertex provides. The menu is interesting, but the execution seems a bit burdened by the long trek from the kitchen to the tables on the roof. We've tried steak, chicken, pheasant-stuffed jalapenos, and while they were ok, we definitely repeated for the view more than the food. Staff... More 

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Thank BrananMike
Brandon
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21 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place but the meal was cold so we sent it back and received an equally cold dinner again. They did provide a free drink so that was helpful.

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Thank miriam H
Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently we visited the Vertex with another couple early in the evening. Unfortunately, we have had near identical experience on our last two visits. I am not sure what has happened but the service has gone downhill and it needs to be addressed. After finding a place to sit outside, the server acknowledged us and removed some of the glasses/plates... More 

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Thank FunTravels1
Nebraska
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We got free access to the Vertex since we were staying there. The happy hour was really prices, I got some nice glasses of wine for good prices. The inside seating areas are so beautiful. They have this great table right in this picturesque window. They have two outdoor rooftop areas. Both areas have fire pits for the cool nights... More 

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

Dear Ashliesue, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review. It is truly appreciated. We agree with you that it has the best view and fire pits in town. Please visit us again whenever you are in our area. More 

Union
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

You have to go here at night, the views of the city are spectacular... They have great wine choices and they offer some appetizers. It requires a membership or someone with a membership, but it is worth it.

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

Dear Nichole N, Thank you so much for the nice review. We agree with you that the views are spectacular from our rooftop. Please visit us again whenever you are in our area. More 

Sebastian, Florida
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

What a beautiful place and way to view the mesmerizing sunsets and the city. There are several lovely gas fire-pits about the rooftop to sit by while enjoying a cocktail or dinner. A real perk to choosing to stay at Alex Johnson hotel by Hilton in Rapid City.

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Thank 581tinag
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

Dear 581tinag, Thank you so much for staying at the Alex Johnson and visiting Vertex. We appreciate the nice words. Please visit us again whenever you are in our area. More 

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19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Yeah, the views are great, the drinks wet, and the staff ok. But then came dinner. The appetizer of Walleye Sticks was good, not great, but done well enough to be enjoyed. Salads were pretty mediocre and interrupted by delivery of the New York Strip we were going to share. Cutting the meat was a problem, chewing a whole different... More 

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

Dear Bjorne H. We are so sorry that you weren't pleased with your meal. We have discussed with our kitchen the importance of meal quality and appreciate your feedback regarding it. We know you won't be disappointed so please try us again if you are ever in our area. More 

Tampa, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Wonderful setting for a glass of wine with family and friends! Nice selections of wine and they make a great dirty martini!

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Thank jmbaum243
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

Hi jmbaum243, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review. We agree with you that we have the best setting and views in town. Please visit us again whenever you are in our area. More 

Massachusetts
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468 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

The Vertex is on the top floor of the Alex Johnson hotel in downtown Rapid City. The view is good, but the night we were there it was a bit cold to go outside for more than a couple of minutes (even though they have various fire-pit features on the roof). We ate in what I believe is called the... More 

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Thank MassCouple2
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

Dear MassCouple2, Thank you so much fort taking the time to write us a review. Please visit us again whenever you are in our area. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 am - 2:00 am
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
Description
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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