The Pinnacle of Luxury

Open Daily: 4p.m. – 12a.m.

All Vertex Memberships will be extended based on the time that we were closed.

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.

Call to Order  Order Delivery

Entree Menu  Cocktail Menu


Summer Specialty Cocktails

Paloma de Fuego – $15

Casamigos Mezcal, Ginger Liquor, Grapefruit Juice, Lime Juice, Agave, Chili Salt Rim

Raspberry Beret – $12

Tanqueray Gin, Chambord, Lemon Juice, Ginger Beer

Hills Edge – $14

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, Peach Bitters, Mint, Passion Fruit, Prosecco

Electric Daisy – $14

Don Julio Blanco, Housemade Yuzu-Calamansi, Sweet-n-Sour, Housemade Ginger Syrup, Szechuan “Buzz” Button

Barrel-Aged Spirits & Cocktails – $16

Limited Supply


*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 & 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!

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

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 the Mediterranean or Artisan Plates)
  • Vertex Signature Program
  • 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*

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.

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. 

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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