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Independent Ale House

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625 Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2718
+1 605-718-9492
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 15:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Billings, Montana
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a really neat place! I especially liked the atmosphere and would consider it a good place to hang out if I was local. The service was really good and she had really good explanations of everything. The beer was SO good, but the pizza was just okay. I would most definitely go back though!

Thank tlfurigay
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for beer and pizza before the movies. Love the "Three Little Pigs" pizza. Takes longer to decide which beer from the amazing selection!

Thank Carmen R
Hammond, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking the lovely streets of downtown Rapid City, my parents and I came across Independent Ale House. I wish we would have seen this place first. Long story short my mother (who as gluten allergies) had a terrible dinner at another restaurant. IAH had a very impressive gluten free menu. Our server was very helpful and very knowledge about the... More 

Thank Stephanie W
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a couple times to get drinks and once to try the pizza as well. I'm always impressed with the atmosphere and variety of beers available. The bartenders and servers are always willing to give suggestions and let you sample before you commit. I've always enjoyed my time and had tremendous service!

Thank Ndtech
Bellaire, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Equals grade A!! Staff was very informative about the beer choices available . Mediterranean salad was a good choice - good dressing. Pizzas are thin crust, plenty of toppings ; really tasty. Like the atmosphere.

Thank Bellaire56
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place based on the TripAdvisor #1 restaurant in Rapid City and were underwhelmed. Pizza was fine but nothing amazing. Kids did not like their plain tomato and cheese one. I had the vegetarian one which was tasty and my husband ordered BBQ chicken which he liked a lot. Beer selection was excellent and beers were tasty. Service... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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242 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of beers on tap. What could have been a good pizza was marred by a couple of issues: first, there was no marinara (or maybe someone had just dripped some sauce somewhere under all that cheese... I don't know. I couldn't find it. ) Second, the cheese on my Margherita pizza looked like it had cheddar. That's just... More 

Thank elizarenn
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Great selection of beer and the pizzas are delicious! I highly recommend everyone to check them out!

Thank Emily M
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Beer selection was huge with multiple options to choose from. The place was busy so ended up sitting on the couch which made it a little difficult to eat. The Greek salad was fresh and delicious. The Thai pizza was good with a nice chewy crust but the peanut sauce was a little sweet for my taste. Overall a good... More 

Thank 308marciak
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I've been here at least a dozen times now. The beer selection is pretty good - I'm a snob for nitro stouts and there is usually at least two on the menu. Beer selection rotates frequently, so you won't have the same beers week to week. I've tried a ton of the pizzas. Baked potato pizza is a carb fest,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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Benton, Illinois
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?