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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“buffalo steak” (3 reviews)
“fish tacos” (4 reviews)
“salmon” (3 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
523 6th St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2725
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We very much enjoyed the ambiance and drinks, fireside at the rooftop bar! It was not overly expensive and NOT packed since only members and hotel guests can use the bar! Memories made!

Thank LeahBia1125
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Dear LeahBia1125, Thank you so much for the kind review and taking the time to write it. Our firepits are really popular and it's nice when it's not so cold outside yet to enjoy them. Please visit us again whenever you are in our area.

Reviewed 10 November 2017

We ate dinner here twice during our stay. BEAUTIFUL place for a view and to watch the moon! Lovely firepits out on deck if you can brave the cold! The food was good, too!

Thank JDrisk
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Dear JDrisk, Thank you so much for the kind words and taking the time to write us a review. It is greatly appreciated. Please visit us again whenever you are in our area.

Reviewed 3 November 2017

What a great evening sitting by the fire under the stars with a cocktail in hand . We really enjoyed our visit here.

Thank DebGuyTravel
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Looking for a relaxing and friendly atmosphere? Stop by the Vortex . Its great way to unwind on a Friday night with a fun crew ! The changing menu will keep your taste buds happy.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Had a "free membership" by staying at the hotel. Went in time for happy hour. The bartender made a sort of margarita for me for the happy hour price of $4! It was so good I ordered a second. They had little beef tenderloin sandwiches,...More

Thank guillydancer
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This was my first time in Rapid City and was staying at the Alex Johnson. I would come in from the field starving - this restaurant was there to help. The bison filet is excellent and the gnocchi with pesto is superb. The salads leave...More

Thank Charles R
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Dear Charles R, Thank you so much for taking the time and writing us such a nice review, it is truly appreciated. We agree with you that the bison filet is delicious! Please visit us again whenever you are in our area.

Reviewed 30 September 2017

We decided to spend our last evening at the Vertex Skybar for supper, and it is definitely the last time we'll ever go. They have amazing views of Rapid City, but the service is glacial and inefficient. On to the food: we ordered the buffalo...More

Thank melanie b
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Dear Melanie B. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. We are so sorry that your experience wasn't excellent. We do pride ourselves on our food, drinks and staffing so hearing that you were disappointed is truly not acceptable. We have...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome atmosphere. The restaurant had a great view, delicious food, and great service. Highly recommend!

Thank Jeff H
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Dear Jeff H. Thank you for the kind words. We agree that the view and atmosphere in Vertex is great. We are so pleased that you enjoyed are staff. Please visit us again!

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Only accessible by invitation or as Gold & Diamond HH membership and very scenic. After a hot summer day of 100+ temperatures a great location to have dinner / drinks. Prices are what you would expect from a Hilton property but I didn't feel gouged....More

Thank Brien J
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Hi Brien J. Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review. We are a membership bar and locals must belong. If you stay at any of our Liv Hotel Group Properties you have access to Vertex. We do...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nice view of the city and hills. Evenings are especially pretty. Nice place to meet friends for a drink, also can be romantic. Sometimes it is windy.More

Thank Mary H
Carrie C, Manager at Vertex Sky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Dear Mary H, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, it is greatly appreciated. We agree with you that it is a really great view of the surrounding area from our patio. Unfortunately, we can't do anything about the wind!! Please...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
4:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
4:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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