Hartford >Bars & Clubs > On The Rocks
50 Union Pl, Hartford, CT | Directions 0610341.768843 -72.681200
The upstairs is one of the best dance scenes in town – When the mood strikes, I like to go out dancing to a place with good atmosphere and great dance music. At many of the other bars in town, there is a kind of token dance floor, without the right music, or with a kind of weird vibe of lurkers surrounding the dance floor.
I have been to On the Rocks on several occasions and it checks all fo the boxes for me. Im not so much into the live band thing downstairs, but the DJs that they have upstairs are plenty good.
Best Nightclub In CT! – Absolutely the best nightclub ive been to in hartford! Small entrance fee, and you get the options of the rock room downstairs with live bands and a wall of big screen tvs to watch games. Then there is the upstairs which is HUGE compaired to all the other clubs around. The lighting is awesome and the bartenders and shot girls are all VERY HOT!! and also super sweet which I was amazed at. The Vip rooms are all decent priced and we recieved excellent service. Thanks for an awesome experience! ill def be back to party with you guys! :)
not a safe place – we went to up on the rocks for my daughters 30 birthday , bought a vip table for 300.00 . we complained about people running through our area early in the evening and sure enough two of our pockedtbooks were stolen. We were told not to bother filing a police report . Treated as though "stuff happens" deal with it.
poor security ...dont go
Def. The Best Club in Hartford!!!!!! – Up or on the rocks was in need of a renovation, when i heard that they were renovating the club i decided to check it out with my friends and WOW!!!! i def,.did not expect to see an amazing transformation, from new floors, carpet, bars,vip tables,and the craziest lighting ive ever seen,....its def. awesome in there now, big screen tvs all over the place, hot bartenders and great music!!!!
i would recommend this place to all of my friends!!!!
And if you like rock the downstairs rock room has awesome bands there every week...
It Keeps Getting Better – Recently I went to Up or On the Rocks in hartford with some friends and was amazed with all the renovations that have been done to club. From the all new night club and big screen TV's downstairs to watch sports and MMA with a knowledgable and friendly staff and great live music downstairs in The Rock Room. This is with out a doubt the best club in Hartford!
The place is getting better – I have gone to Up Or On The Rocks numerous times. Always for the live bands, not the dance club, so I will only speak of my experiences downstairs.
There used to be some door people with bad attitudes (not that different from a lot of places) and the bartenders appeared to be a bit lazy.
I was just in this past Friday to see a band. the room was crowded and all of the staff was professional and cordial. Much better experience than I had just a couple of dhort years ago, for sure.
WOW!!! – This is a club I have to say I have visited many times before with no issues. This one visit. My friend I was with paid for me and another girl, total $24.00, we went upstairs and did our things. We ended up leaving and going back to NV. When it was time to come back to Upper ON The Rocks the bouncer at the door had the NERVE to basically call me a liar indirectly. He was saying the stamp on my inner wrist was not their's. I said to him " I don't need to go in, its not that serious" he then throws a fit says I am treating him like he has an attitude. Like I could of cared less, all I knew was $8.00 was paid and this man was telling me that I was basically trying to seak in. He kept saying "Im not calling you a liar.. HELLO, when you are disagreeing with me it is the same thing. I really could of cared less if I got to go back in, the fact of the matter is it is called common sense if the stamp was from somewhere else I would of been there!! I am not a broke person I would of paid if it was my first time there. VERY unprofessional and ignorant and I will never spend a dime in that dumb again. I was amazed at the way I was treated, not to mention he remember my friend but not me. BUT not my problem and not my problem you don't recongize a stamp you gave. He is the one that sees hundreds a people I only saw him. GO figure. I was livid but least I know they must not want much business!!
Complete Trash – Is it possible to give "0" stars? If so, that's what I'd rate it.
The entire place is awful (trampy girls, thuggish guys, horrible music, and the MOST OBNOXIOUS bouncers you've ever seen). Nothing but trash...a complete disgrace to all of Downtown Hartford.
Looking for a good time? – This place offers a verity of entertainment on (the very least) Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Yes it may be geared to the young but I had fun. The upstairs offers 2 types of entertainment. The outside patio bar offered an acoustical form of music while the inside upper bar was a dance club offering what the young kids now like to hear. I believe there was a fairly good mix of dance music as it kept those that were there on the dance floor and smiling. The downstairs has a decent size bar room and bar. Yes there are barstools to sit on if you need them. This room leads to second where the band is set up.The music on this floor is geared towards rock. There are some tables and a light sense of art deco as they placed some small couches and chairs to sit upon giving it a comfortable feeling, along with the typical bar tables and stools. As for the employees ZERO COMPLAINTS Each person I delt with (and I am a 24yr bartender vet) I found to be friendly, attentive, courteous and each had a very outgoing personality that made you feel welcome and wanting to come back. To the employees KUDOS and thank you. I read some reviews that the place was too crowded, to young, to expensive and too dirty? All I can say is there are different people that like different types of music & events. Up or On The Rocks offers many different events to bring in many different people. So at times you may find an overwhelming crowd but it is only because they are liking the same music and or event as you are. Enjoy it ! For those of you who think it's too crowded or the bartenders are too rude, or the place is to dirty maybe it's just you are too old, too rude or too high class to have fun. Instead of complaining (and I'm sure you wouldn't if it were your bar making the money) move on. As for anyone out there who wants to enjoy themselves give it a shot. They are here on the internet so find an event or band that sounds good to you & HAVE FUN ! I DID ! See you again soon From NY
the worstttttt – this place is a disgrace to the word club
fat bouncers need to check themselves before anyone else
i will never go back
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