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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 3 days 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 days 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 23 March 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 20 March 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 4 March 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
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is our go to place. It's almost embarrassing how much we eat here. They have great pizza and a huge selection of beers on tap. What's not to love?

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We had an overnight stay in Rapid City and had a craving for pizza. Not knowing the area, we looked online and found great reviews for this place. It was downtown and an easy drive from our hotel. Since it was a Tuesday night after...More

Thank scooterpieMinnesota
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Very small place, but wasn't too busy when we stopped for beer and pizza. We ate in the basement where it was quieter as the main floor was deafening. Great pizza and my date liked his beers, of which there was an excellent selection.

Thank pagepanther
Reviewed 12 January 2018

This place is great, food, brews, and atmosphere! I've never had a pizza I didn't like here, but you have to try the loaded baked potato pizza, it's the best. Huge beer selection and Jason is a great bartender to take care of you.

Thank blackhillsgirl13
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Went here for a cold beer and a pizza with family one night. The pizza has a thin crust and there are a variety of toppings available. It was cooked to perfection and went well with the amber ale beer. Speaking of beer, they have...More

Thank Todd W
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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
23 November 2016|
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Response from Josiah L | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so...However badly I wish they were ;)
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19 June 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, After-hours, 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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