There are certain things about Rapid that will never change. The charm, the beauty found inside and all around the city, the hospitality of the people who live here, and so much more. But within our community things are always evolving, making it a fun destination to visit time and time again. So, whether it’s your first trip to the area or a repeat vacation to Rapid City, here are some new things in town you should be enjoying!



tasting room of last mile brewing in rapid city, sd

Last Mile Brewery 

The latest brewery to join the hopping scene in Rapid City now has a new spacious taproom! Located on Sheridan Lake Road, Last Mile makes the perfect pit stop after exploring the hills. Stop in and sample from a flight of options to find your favorite of their crafts! 

people shopping from the shelves of Blue spruce mercantile in rapid city, sd
Blue Spruce Mercantile

Previously known as Crate, Blue Spruce Mercantile is kicking off the new year with a Grand Opening featuring their new name and new experience for shoppers. From Friday to Tuesday, you can shop thousands of amazing items at the discounted price points and crates filled with $7, $5, $3, and $1 goods. They put a fun twist on shopping thrilling finds – be sure to check them out!


Catalyst Theater Company

Fill your evening with local entertainment at the Catalyst Theater Company. New to Downtown Rapid City, Catalyst opened to meet a growing demand for live theater and music. You can view the full line-up of their season on here



entree items on marble table from bengal kitchen restaurant in rapid city, sd
Bengal Kitchen

Bengal Kitchen is the first Bangladeshi ethnic restaurant in Rapid City! Savor a menu that features a variety of traditional Bangladeshi, Halal, and Indian dishes, each made with fresh and high-quality ingredients. Vegetarian menus are also available, as well as dairy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free options.


Taco plate and appetizer plate displayed on table.

445 Lounge & Grill

The 445 Martini Lounge, located inside The Rushmore Hotel in Downtown Rapid City, has transformed into the 445 Lounge & Grill and now offers a delicious lunch menu. Stop in and enjoy tasteful Hot Crab Dip, a mouthwatering Rapid Reuben, a bowl of Wild Boar Bolognese, or choose from their loaded menu of delicious options.

merchandise on display in front of mural in zen hills store in rapid city, sd
Zen Hills

Meet one of the newest gift and souvenir shops in Rapid, Zen Hills! Their products are handmade and eco-friendly, ranging from sustainable self-care goods to earrings, magnets, and keychains. Their products often feature the vibrancy of our area, making them the perfect stop for a vacation keepsake. Shop their collection online or preview what you’ll purchase in-store during your visit.
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