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“Amazing views”
Review of Vertex Sky Bar

Vertex Sky Bar
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Ranked #42 of 265 Restaurants in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
South Dakota
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing views”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is the best kept secret in Rapid City. The view from the top of the Alex Johnson Hotel are wonderful. This is a great place to meet friends and relax.

Visited July 2013
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Fort Mitchell, KY
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good food, slo-o-o-w service”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

The 10-floor strip on guest elevators for food makes for questionable public health and logistical snafus.

Visited July 2013
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Omaha, Nebraska
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cool...but REALLY pricey”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

The enviroment was really neat however the view is a bit disappointing as Rapid City isn't exactly the most aesthetically pleasing city. The service was good and the pricing was through the roof with a bottle of beer costing 6 bucks a piece. Once was definitely enough for me to just have the experience. Definitely not a place to frequent in my opinion.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Logan D
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Madison, WI
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great view, but a bit overpriced”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Loved the view and the ambiance. They had a great (and decently priced) wine list, but their beer selection was pretty minimal (and pretty overpriced).

Visited July 2013
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Thank Rachel M
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Troy, Michigan
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“great view”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

the view of the surrounding area is great from up here but that is it. Service is nonexistance we ended up not eating and going to get our own drinks. It is very pricey for what it is

Visited July 2013
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Thank michelle h
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