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Independent Ale House

625 Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2718
+1 605-718-9492
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (337 reviews)
“salad” (51 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
625 Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2718
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time at Ale House. We ordered 3 pizza's: Bobs Popper, BLT and 3 Little Pigs for 4 people. Excellent choices- all good choices.

Thank Kent F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here just after they opened 6 years ago although then we did not eat there. Great selection of draft craft through many differing beer styles. The servers all seemed very skilled in matching you with something to suit your requirements. They seem to...More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for pizza so checked out this place. They had 40 draft beers so it was no problem finding a couple we liked. Unfortunately they don't offer a sampler. We each chose a different pizza, although we could have shared one. The salad...More

Thank Virginia Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went while passing through on our cross-country road trip. Awesome selection of beer. The pizza was not good - we were starving and it was edible but would never order it again. Still a very neat spot to grab a quick bite and drink.

1  Thank ehoward84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love IAH! Great beers to on tap and the best pizza ever! They even have gluten free crust! Amazing service!

Thank Maria B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether it's beer, pizza, or atmosphere you were looking for you will find all three at the independent Ale House. If you are local or just in town to visit I recommend stopping in here for a beer and a pie.

Thank SVinRC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A local recommended this place. It is mostly a bar or place that offers lots of beer to choose from. The waiter assisted me on selecting a beer and I sampled s few of the local beers. The menu is limited to pizza. The pizza...More

Thank ElCid83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, again I don't like saying that my favorite places to eat here in Rapid City have gone to the dogs. The pizza I ordered did not come as ordered and this was the first time in probably 9 years that has happened. We only...More

Thank Bob R
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I love the pizza here, my favorite is the popper pizza!!! I also love seeing Rodney when we visit! He's the best!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Visited here with an out-of-town group of seven unexpectedly and had a good experience. The atmosphere is casual-cool and we all talked for hours.There are many kinds of beer on tap and the food was good. About the bill- not until the credit card statement...More

Thank michaelwesolowski
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13 September 2017|
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Response from Phyllis W | Reviewed this property |
Looks like you got answers! It's very family friendly! I had iced tea
22 November 2016|
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Response from Josiah L | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so...However badly I wish they were ;)
Charlotte B
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Response from Phyllis W | Reviewed this property |
The gf pizza was delicious!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701-2718
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-718-9492
The first real tap room in Rapid City, an oasis for beer afficianados.
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