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Vertex Sky Bar

523 6th St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2725
+1 605-854-1215
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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523 6th St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2725
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came up for cocktails during a storm to watch the lightning show and were not disappointed with the space, the view or the drinks. We ordered summer cocktails that were served up by a friendly bartender. We went to the upper level and walked...More

Thank Babu2773
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Babu2773 Thank you so much for writing us such a nice review. It is true that all of our hotel guests at any of our Liv Hotel Group properties have access to Vertex. If you are a local you pay a yearly fee to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Alex Johnson in July and decided to check out Vertex. Pretty amazing set up. It in a beautiful historic building, is roof top, and there is a panoramic view. I arrived around 8:30 or 9 pm. When I entered it was very...More

Thank waynejesse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live in the Black Hills and purchased a year membership for The Vertex. Each time we go we wait a long time for food. The food is also expensive for small portions. We will not be wasting our money renewing our membership related to...More

Thank cmburkart
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jennaaron, We are so happy that you had a view of the fireworks. It's so nice to see them from our location. Thanks for taking the time to write us a review and please if you are ever in our area again visit us!

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear EJW3, Thank you so much for the nice review. It is truly appreciated. Please visit us again if you are ever in our area.

Reviewed 5 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
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jean P, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a nice review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. So sorry we were out of your dessert! Please visit us again.

Reviewed July 10, 2017

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
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Gregg S, We are so sorry that you did not enjoy your visit with us. We pride ourselves on our drinks and food! Please if you are ever in our area give us another try, we know you won't be disappointed.

Reviewed July 9, 2017

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
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear gagardener, Thank you so much for the nice review. We agree it's the best place to view the surrounding area. Glad you enjoyed our staff and your visit. Please come see us again!

Reviewed July 8, 2017 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
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear dermgoddess, Thank you so much for writing us a Trip Advisor review. It is truly appreciated. Please visit us again whenever you are in our area.

Reviewed July 3, 2017

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
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jimmie J, We are so happy that you had a chance to sit around one of our firepits and wind down. We agree that is a great place to view the surrounding area. Please visit us again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene
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
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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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