Local Cuisine & Craft Cocktails 

Open Daily:

4PM – 12AM | Sunday – Thursday
4PM – 2AM | Friday – Saturday


Dinner Service | 5PM-10PM | Available Tuesday-Saturday ONLY

For Dinner Reservations, please text or call 605-484-8593


Limited Dinner Menu Available on Sundays & Mondays


Welcome to Juniper at Vertex Sky Bar, the pinnacle of local cuisine and cocktails, located on the rooftop of the Hotel Alex Johnson. 

Guests staying at the Hotel Alex Johnson enjoy complimentary access, savoring panoramic views of Rapid City while relishing craft cocktails, appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts. Whether it’s happy hour, a private party, or a scenic dinner, Juniper at Vertex Sky Bar elevates service and splendor to new heights. Indulge in a culinary experience where local flavors meet mixology artistry, making every visit unforgettable.



We loved the environment and the food, the waiter, Wes, and bartender were amazing. The music set a great mood and the views were beautiful. I would highly recommend this place.
Best place to go in Rapid!
Excellent tasting food, worth the wait and money!
Great service and drinks, this place is a vibe!
Some of the most amazing food I have ever had
Would recommend for an adult special occasion. The food was delicious. The service was attentive and cordial. The atmosphere was pleasant.
We loved the view, the food was amazing and the service was spectacular.
Great and impressive place! The filet was outstanding!
Beautiful views, fun rooftop bar!
Not too bad an experience but definitely on a expensive side for the food and ambience.The restaurant itself probably goes with the historical theme but decorations, food, beverages and seating area are just not as fancy and worthy of the 5☆ price. $250 for 2 with 4 house drinks.
Service, food and atmosphere were all perfect!
Ribeye was great salmon was great cocktails were amazing and the desert was out of this world!
Fantastic! Was my 48th birthday dinner!
Very awesome experience, if you have never been then you should go at least once!
Absolutely stunning eatery with delicious drinks and friendly staff. Will definitely be coming back for date night. The only issue is the elevators were stuck
Well done!Our first experience at this new location and see really enjoyed ourselves. There were a few small hiccups, but the wait staff and kitchen are getting things figured out. The food was delicious, and the portions were healthy without the need to take home leftovers. Items are pricy here, but you're not visiting Juniper for a fast food experience.Order a second drink and tip your server well. Juniper is a Rapid City staple that I hope sticks around for years to come.
A much needed upgrade to the best dining location in Rapid.
Karla was amazing and so was ye old Manhattan!!! Great views!!!
I don't drink but the atmosphere is great!
Amazing views from the rooftop. Good atmosphere.
Didn't get food but the drinks were delicious. The bartender was quick and cool.
Can’t beat the view and ambiance, and the service was fantastic. Good was great, if a little pricey for the portions.
It was our first time here, and our son and daughter in laws 2nd time. The onion soup was a little sweet but otherwise flavorful, the ratatouille soup had a good flavor but the portion was small in comparison to the onion soup. I had the filet and it seemed to have a better flavor than the ribeye that everyone else ordered. The creme brulee was fabulous, they liked the try me dessert (good variety) I didn't care for the berry chocolate compote dessert. The BlackBerry hills smash drink, and the old fashioned #89 were on point!
Newly reopened. Excellent atmosphere and the food was well prepared and presented. Kristin was a very engaging and attentive server.
Great panoramic view of the city. We only had drinks not sure about the food. Service was good,
We had the chicken pasta dish and Buffalo ravioli. Both great. My old fashion was on point as well! View from roof top seat was great as well.
If you visit Rapid City, SD, and have the time, this is a pretty cool place to check out. Rooftop bar and restaurant located in an upscale downtown hotel. Food is expensive and good, but not all that. The service and atmosphere are what you come for and the mixed drinks are pretty tasty also.
My wife and I love this place. We come here at least once a week for cocktails and appetizers.The view is great, and when the weather is nice the vertex experience is the best in rapid city. It is great for relaxing a bit after work.They have a full bar. You can find a legitimate martini here. I have also had the old fashioned offerings and they are spot-on.The bruschetta appetizer is our current favorite but the charcuterie board is a close second. They just revamped their kitchen (I think it's separate from the pub now), and the food quality has improved.If you sign up for the club, you get some nice perks like free valet and half price appetizers. Makes parking for downtown events a no Brainerd.Can't wait till we can go back this friday!
Food and service was amazing! The outdoor patios were beautiful. Nice view of downtown Rapid City.


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*Courtesy Valet Service ONLY available during Juniper at Vertex Sky Bar service hours. (After 4PM)

Individual Juniper at Vertex Sky Bar Membership

Individual Membership - $350 per year plus tax

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Corporate Juniper at Vertex Sky Bar Membership

Discount includes five individual memberships for the price of four - $1,500 per year plus tax

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Day Pass

$25 per day plus tax - Looking to experience the allure of Juniper at Vertex Sky Bar before you commit to a membership? Purchase a Day Pass to get a taste of local cuisine & elevated experiences atop the Hotel Alex Johnson - Day Passes available for purchase at the Alex Johnson Front Desk

Sips of the Season


House-made Beet puree, Elijah Craig Rye Whisky, & Cherry Bitters


Montezuma Alban Mezcal, Agave Nectar, Plum, & Grapefruit Bitters


Tito’s Vodka, Fresh Lime Juice, Ginger Beer, & Prickly Pear Syrup


Wheat Whisky, Montenegro Amaro, Genepy, Walnut Bitters, & Orange Bitters




Bailey’s Irish Cream, Blue Curacao, & Bumbu Rum


Elvis Midnight Snack Whiskey, Disaronno, & Chambord


Happy Hour

Monday – Friday: 4PM – 7PM, Sunday: All Day Long

  • $1 Off Bottled Beer
  • $2 Off Draft Beer
  • $3 Off Well Liquor
  • $4 Off Glass of Wine

Juniper at Vertex Sky Bar Member Happy Hour

  • 1/2 Off Specialty Cocktails

Wine Wednesday

4PM – 12AM

  • $4 Off Wine by the Glass

Allocated Wine Selection

  • Check in nightly to see what special wine bottles are available

Military Mondays

To celebrate military personnel, we are offering free day passes every Monday! Military personnel may bring one guest to accompany them to Juniper at Vertex Sky Bar.


Sign up and save 10% off your Juniper at Vertex Sky Bar Membership. Contact us at vertex@hotelalexjohnson.com or call (605) 342-1210 to receive this discount.

*Must have military ID to qualify. Management reserves all rights.


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