Let’s Drink About It

Open Daily:

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

Guests staying at the Hotel Alex Johnson receive complimentary access to Vertex 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.

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Tom SpinnerTom Spinner ★★★★★ 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.Paul VerzaalPaul Verzaal ★★★★☆ 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.Allan AndersonAllan Anderson ★★★★★ 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!Lisa HLisa H ★★★★★ Food and service was amazing! The outdoor patios were beautiful. Nice view of downtown Rapid City.ToddTodd ★★★★★ Beautiful viewsMy LeMy Le ★★★★★ Met a local at a nearby restaurant and he recommended this roof top bar as a must see. I’m so glad we went because the service, view, drinks and history were phenomenal. View would be better at night.It’s on the 10th floor and you need a keycard to get to that level. In front of the elevator is a collage of all the past famous guests.We got an old fashion, Heather Hendrick’s and a mocktail for my mom. The mocktail was made with raspberry. Heather Hendrick’s had gin, elderflower and Prosecco.Shout out to Brandon, the manager who made our entire time unforgettable.Clay MyersClay Myers ★★★★★ An absolute if you’re in Rapid City. Even if you’re not staying at hotel, Alex Johnson, it should be your destination evening spot.Claudia GomezClaudia Gomez ★★★★★ Ladies night out ended at The Vertex Sky Bar. Our bartenders, Brandon and Wyatt, were friendly and helpful. This is the perfect spot for a ladies night out or a romantic night out with your partner. This is definitely on the list for the next trip!Jonathan NajarroJonathan Najarro ★★★★★ Great food and fun place to people watch. I saw some creepy dude strike out lol.Chris GriffinChris Griffin ★★★★☆ Enjoyed a great view of the night lights of Rapid City.Brett DuguéBrett Dugué ★★★★★ A RAPID CITY MUST DO!!!Erika VerscheldeErika Verschelde ★★★★★ Bases on an overwhelming MUST TASTE recommendation, I made a quick stop to try the special desert of the day. It was spectacular and if I visit here again, it will be a must to try more. The chef personally described the desert to me before he prepared it and had it sent to me special delivery. If you are in Rapid City, stop to see the views from the rooftop and try the desert. Next time, I will be stopping in for the full meal.Sandy BahrSandy Bahr ★★★★☆ Really nice place to relax and have a drink. Rooftop bar with fireplaces. We didn't eat there. Wait staff was attentive. 10th floor with a great view!Paulo OliveiraPaulo Oliveira ★★★★★ As the tallest place in town and being this a rooftop restaurant, you just can't beat the view: great sights from all over the area. Nice food and wine selection, and it just so happens I was there on Music Monday with live music. Very great option if you are in town. It was also nice to try buffalo steak here.js_loader


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Individual Vertex Membership

Individual Membership - $350 per year plus tax

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Corporate Vertex 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 Vertex before you commit to a membership? Purchase a Day Pass to get a taste of our elevated experience atop the Hotel Alex Johnson - Day Passes available for purchase at the Alex Johnson Front Desk

Seasonal Cocktail Selections

The Elder Collins | $13

Lemon Juice / Elderflower Liqueur / Simple Syrup / Effen Yuzu Citrus Vodka // Crafted by Brandi


Melon’s Marg | $14

Reposado Tequila / Melon Liqueur / Agave Syrup / Lime Juice / Muddled Jalapenos / Tajín Rim // Crafted by Helen


Equinox Lemonade | $13 / (N/A) $8

House-infused Lavender Syrup / McQueen Gin / Lemon Juice / Pea Flower // Crafted by Carly


Killing the Blues | $12

Gin / Campari / Sweet Vermouth / Infused with Basil & Lemongrass // Crafted by Travis

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

Vertex 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

Private Events at Vertex Sky Bar

Envisioning the elevation you seek for your private event is as easy as ever with Private Event Rentals atop the historic Hotel Alex Johnson’s Vertex Sky Bar.

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Military Mondays

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


Sign up and save 10% off your 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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