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Vertex Sky Bar

523 6th St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2725
+1 605-854-1215
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (3 reviews)
“burger” (5 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
523 6th St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2725
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1 - 10 of 259 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came on a Friday night before flying out of Rapid City for home. The view is outstanding. The food is mediocre and the service is slow but those guys have to keep going up and down the stairs so I am not going to...More

Thank MariaSci44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 stars for the location/view, appetizer & drink but 1 star for the service. Since we were staying at the Hotel Alex Johnson we had access to the Vertex Sky Bar otherwise there is a fee to go to the Sky Bar. I am so...More

Thank rcmrunner70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had such high hopes for this restaurant because of the mountain view, which didn't disappoint. We stayed at the Alex Johnson for the weekend and I was looking forward to eating here everyday. I had the buffalo burger and it was fantastic, but the...More

Thank Eloise S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New York Strip contained more fat than meat. Ordered asparagus as a side and received two very thick and under-cooked stalks. Took over two hours to get meals.

Thank Blaine J
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Blaine J, We are so sorry that your experience in Vertex wasn't enjoyable. We pride ourselves on our food and service. If you are ever in our area again please give us a second chance, we know you won't be disappointed.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fire is awesome. View is good. Atmosphere is awesome. Drinks are ok. Food is average, recommend eat before going to drink here.More

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

Dear Ariacas, We appreciate you writing us a review. We agree that the atmosphere and view are awesome. We pride ourselves on our drinks and food so please try us again whenever you are in our area. We know you will be happy with both...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

great views and excellent food. the bison tenderloin is a good choice. requires a pass to get in ,either staying at the hotel or buying in. not open to the public.More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review. The bison is always a good choice and good for you! Guests at any of our LivHotelGroup have access to our Vertex Sky Bar. Please visit us again whenever you are in our...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Vertex is available to guests of The Alex Johnson and to members. We spent a long weekend there and took advantage of the lounge during our stay. It offers a beautiful view of Rapid City. Every member of the staff we dealt with was very...More

Thank William Lee H
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Dear William Lee H, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write us such a nice review. We agree that we have a terrific staff and that they are always accommodating. Our Moscow Mules are quite popular and refreshing! We hope that...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

My husband and I spent 4 nights in Rapid City and came to Vertex every night. Just beautiful with a delightful bar menu. Try the Ye Olde Manhattan and or summer in a glass

Thank middleburg2015
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Dear Middleburg2015, We are so happy that you spend 4 nights with us and thank you so much for the nice review. Please visit us again whenever you are in our area.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

My understanding is that the bar is only for hotel guests and members. The bar is only open in warmer months. Nice selection of wines and spirits and the option to sit indoors or outdoors. The outside section allows smoking and has fire places.More

Thank Timgraystl
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Dear Timgraysti, Thanks for writing us a review. We are a private bar for local's. They pay a membership fee to belong. Hotel guests from any of our hotels that Liv Hotel Group owns has access to Vertex. We are open 365 days a year,...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Nice friendly staff, great Happy Hour. At night it is a great view with all the lights of Rapid City.More

Thank Lydia216
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Dear Lydia216, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review, it is truly appreciated! We agree that the view from our patio is the best in town! We have a great happy hour with drinks, complimentary appetizers and the best...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
04:00 - 02:00
Saturday
04:00 - 02:00
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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