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Vertex Sky Bar

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523 6th St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2725
+1 605-854-1215
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Fri - Sat 04:00 - 02:00
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Moscow, Russia
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52 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

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Thank ariacas
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

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 of them. More 

bullhead city
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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Thank howmary
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

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 area. More 

Rocky Mount,NC, United States
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48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 professional, very accommodating and very friendly. The one night we ate there we split a... More 

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Thank William Lee H
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

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 you visit us again whenever you are in Rapid City. More 

Middleburg, Virginia
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank middleburg2015
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

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. More 

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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Timgraystl
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

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, not just warmer months...you may not want to sit on the patio in January...it will... More 

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Lydia216
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

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 staff. Please visit us often! More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I have no clue what Carol and the other bad reviewers are on about. Vertex is an "exclusive" bar and resteraunt, although some might not grasp that concept. It's a different concept being so well maintained for a hotel restaurant. The staff is extremely friendly and they even have a magician on staff who is great with kids at dinner... More 

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1 Thank Kyle S
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

Dear Kyle S, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review. We agree that our staff is very friendly and helpful and our kitchen is putting out some great food! Please visit us again whenever you are in our area. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I have been to the Vertex at least 2-3 times per year since it opened. I will not ever pay their overpriced membership fee so I have always been invited by other members or guests of the Alex. It is a stunning place to look at. The remodel is beautiful but I can say without a doubt the bartenders/staff they... More 

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Thank Carol K
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

Dear Carol K, We are so sorry that you have not enjoyed your visits to Vertex. We do pride ourselves on our service, food and beverages. We do serve food later than 9pm and on the weekends we serve even later. We apologize if you tried to get food and could not. We also apologize if you feel you weren't... More 

Billings, Montana
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I was recommended the Alex Johnson while staying in Deadwood. The Vertex Sky Bar was definitely part of the intrigue. It did NOT disappoint! Great view of RC. The outdoor rooftop patio with fire pits were amazing! The bartender Shale was awesome. All the staff was very friendly and made the experience great. I can't speak for the food as... More 

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Thank MikeyMopar
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

Dear MikeyMopar, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review. Shale does an excellent job for us! We are glad that you enjoyed her! We agree that the views and drinks are the best. We look forward to seeing you again...soon! More 

Saint Charles
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115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

why are you asking for this? this is not a public place. Apparently, it's wonderful but I would not know

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Thank La Donna K
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this review

Dear La Donna K, We are a membership bar for locals. They pay a yearly fee to belong. If you are a guest at any of the LivHotelGroup hotels you have access to Vertex without paying an entrance fee. We do offer the best views in town and our drinks, food and staff are enjoyable. Please try us again whenever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?