The Pinnacle of Luxury

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.

Open Daily: 4p.m. – 12a.m.

Entree Menu  Cocktail Menu


Mardi Gras

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with your friends on February 25 at Vertex Sky Bar. We will have drink specials and complimentary appetizers inspired by Mardi Gras. 

Winter Specialty Cocktails

Banana Nut Bread – $12

Jameson, Fratello, Banana Liquor, Walnut Bitters

Pumpkin Spice Martini – $12

Pumpkin Spice Baileys, Fratello, Butterscotch Liqueur, Nutmeg

Cane You Dig It – $12

House-made Limoncello, Creme de Menthe, Pomegranate, Candy Cane

Loco Hot Coco – $13

Don Julio Reposado, Kahlua, Cocoa Mix, Coffee, Whipped Cream with Chili Powder

Chocolate-Cherry Tini – $13

Ciroc Vanilla Vodka, Godiva Liqueur, Maraschino Liqueur, White Chocolate Garnish

Your Father’s Eggnog – $13

Hennessy Cognac, Eggnog, Toasted Cinnamon Orange

Vertex Whiskey Cream – $10

House-made Baileys Served to Your Taste


*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

Live Music

Our DJ is spinning all your favorite hits every Tuesday and Wednesday! Come on up and enjoy the perfect mix of cocktails, dinner and jams you love!

Wine & Dine Wednesday

You’re half-way through the week — celebrate with Wine & Dine Wednesday at Vertex Sky Bar! Each and every Wednesday, purchase 2 entrées to receive your favorite bottle of wine for HALF PRICE!

Book Your Holiday Party

Book your holiday party before availability runs out! It isn’t too early to start planning your corporate or family holiday party with us!

Call 605-342-1210

Reserve Your Table Online

Reserve your table at Vertex Sky Bar right from your screen. It’s that easy! Plus, be sure to download the OpenTable app on your smartphone.

Reserve Now

National Peanut Butter Day

Enjoy peanut butter in a glass with our Peanut Butter Whiskey during National Peanut Butter Day on Friday, January 24. Want something a little creamier? Try the Peanut Butter Whiskey Cream made with Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey.

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 Member Rewards

  • Complimentary valet for members
  • Free appetizer at Vertex Sky Bar with a purchase a specialty cocktail (excludes Mediterranean or Artisan Plates)
  • Discounted WaTiki Indoor Waterpark passes (includes member’s children & grandchildren)
  • 10% off Starbucks Coffee purchase (Hotel Alex Johnson location only)
  • Free cocktail at Paddy O’Neill’s Irish Pub & Grill (draft, house wine or well drink) with purchase of one menu item (desserts do not apply) (Hotel Alex Johnson location only)
  • 20% off non-alcoholic beverages at Cadillac Jack’s Restaurants and Tin Lizzie’s T-Grille Restaurant in Deadwood, South Dakota
  • $20 Free Play at Deadwood’s Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort or Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort*

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.



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