Let’s Drink About It

Open Daily: 4p.m. – 12a.m.

Guests staying at the Hotel Alex Johnson receive complimentary access to our Vertex Rapid City Sky Bar, located on the rooftop of the hotel. Your senses will be delighted with stunning panoramic views of Rapid City and a delectable menu of craft cocktails, appetizers, salads, savory entrees, and exquisite desserts. Whether you come up for happy hour, a private party, or simply dining with a view, Vertex Sky Bar takes service and splendor to new heights.


Live Vinyl DJ

Spinning your favorite hits on vinyl every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday.


BECOME A MEMBER Reserve Your Table

Membership Rewards

  • Complimentary valet parking for members on Fridays & Saturdays
  • Complimentary appetizer with a specialty cocktail purchase at Vertex Sky Bar* Up to $13.00 Value
  • 10% off Starbucks Coffee purchase*
  • 10% off all products & services at Wicked Salon & Spa
  • Complimentary cocktail at Paddy O’Neill’s Irish Pub & Grill with one entree purchase* 16oz domestic draft beer, house wine, or well.
  • Buy one, get one free beverage at Sliders Bar & Grill at WaTiki Indoor Waterpark* Draft beer, house wine, or well.
  • 50% off WaTiki Indoor Waterpark passes for member’s children & grandchildren
  • 20% off food & non-alcoholic beverages at the casino bar at Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort and Lizzie Burgers at Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort in Deadwood
  • $20 Free Play at Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort or Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort* Total of 12 Uses Per Year.
  • 10% off Snitches at Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort in Deadwood* Excludes alcohol

Vertex Signature

Introducing the Vertex Signature, where members are able to simply charge their account with a signature.

Create your Vertex Signature Account by simply swiping your card with your server during your next visit, and leave your wallet in your pocket. During future visits, you will then be able to sign your name and we will charge the card on file.

Sign Up

Monthly statements will be distributed at the end of the month and charged on the fifth of the month. Your card information will only be kept for one year of inactive use. 

Become A Member

Become a member of the private club atop the tallest building in downtown Rapid City — Hotel Alex Johnson. An annual membership to Vertex provides exclusive access to the club and the exquisite view of the Black Hills. Members are allowed to bring as many guests as they would like, but must be accompanied by the club member.

Individual Membership

$250 per year plus tax

Corporate Membership

Discount includes five individual memberships for the price of four | $1,000 per year plus tax

Club Rules

  • Member must be at least 21 years of age
  • All members and guests must be 21 years of age when consuming alcoholic beverages at any Black Hills Hospitality property
  • All membership applications will be reviewed by the membership board. The membership board reserves all rights to approve or deny membership applications.
  • As Vertex is a Private Club, we do suggest a dress code of business casual
  • Payment is due immediately upon signing the contract. We accept cash, check, or credit card
  • Upon completion of application and payment of dues, a membership card will be issued
  • If the membership board denies your application, you will be refunded the membership fee by check
  • Management retains the exclusive right to revoke membership if it is deemed the relationship is not beneficial to either or both parties, if the membership is abused in any way, or if actions by a member are deemed inappropriate or distasteful to other members, staff, or management
  • Membership is good for one year from membership application approval date
  • You may bring as many guests as you like to Vertex, but the member must always accompany the guests
  • Memberships are not transferable
  • A photo ID will be required in addition to your Vertex Membership Card for all discounts


*For your convenience, your annual individual membership fee of $250, plus tax or your annual corporate membership fee of $1,000 plus tax will be automatically charged to your credit card on your anniversary date. If you would like to cancel your membership, we require 30 days written notice prior to your anniversary date. Members must be 21 years of age or older. Management reserves all rights to revoke membership if abused in any way, or if actions by a member are deemed inappropriate or distasteful. Memberships are good for one year from approval date. When bringing guests, member must always accompany their guests. By submitting a request, you agree to the terms and conditions as outlined in the membership agreement.

Spring Cocktails

Sakura Sour – $13

Shunka Shuto Spring whiskey / Calvados / lime / lapsang souchong grenadine / egg white

Sweet Carolime – $11

Baileys Almond / coconut rum / vanilla vodka / lime / graham cracker crust

Orlando’s Bloom – $11

1888 Brugal Rum / muddle raspberries / agave / lemon / candied cinnamon orange

The Doggfather – $11 | Enjoy for 1/2 Off on Tuesday, April 20

Indoggo Strawberry Gin / mint / basil / lime / cucumber / agaave / bitters / soda

*Vertex Sky Bar uses eco-friendly straws

Happy Hour

Monday – Friday: 4p.m. – 6p.m.

And All Day Sunday Evening

  • 1/2 Off Specialty Cocktails for Members
  • 1/2 Off Well Drinks and Bottle & Draft Beer
  • $4 Off Glass of Wine
  • Complimentary Appetizers

Wine Down Wednesday

Another glass? Wine not! Every Wednesday, purchase your favorite glass of wine for half off from 4PM-12AM.

605 Day

Celebrate the great state of South Dakota Day with an exclusive dinner for two & a bottle of wine for $60.50. Reserve your table today!

Reserve Your Table

National Bourbon Day

What’s the best way to spend National Bourbon Day on Monday, June 14? With us, of course! Take a sip of the best Old Fashions in town all day! 

National Photography Day

Visit us on Tuesday, June 15 during National Photography Day! Show us a photo that you have posted on social media of your favorite Vertex Sky Bar memory to receive a complimentary drink*.

*House wine, well drink, or domestic beer only.


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