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The Rock Bar

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Plot 7-9 Nile Avenue, Kampala, Uganda
+256 41 4259221
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 23:00
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

Did not enjoy my stay at this hotel, had a meal at the rock bar which was full of "ladies of the night" who were on the prowl. To top it all my colleagues and I had a meal and were sick after that. Feedback that was given to management was met with indifference and defensiveness. I will never go... More 

Thank Mercy_W_K
Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Too many working girls!! If you know what I mean. But they are very polite and accept no as an answer.

Thank makobu
Kampala, Uganda
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

If there's any place I have at heart, surely it is Rock Bar. Love the company of the Gals even if u not familiar 2 dem. Kudos

2 Thank ivanhillsug
Alfen D, Manager at The Rock Bar, responded to this review

Dear guest thank you for reviewing rock bar on trip adviser. We appreciate your feedback and would like to have you again at rock bar. We have started a new live event of salsa dance on every Sunday. Please come along with your friends and enjoy the event Kind regards D'souza More 

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

The place has the best music especially for the lovers of soul, this is the place to be. Thursdays had the worst music(for my taste) as they were playing salsa. The food was great but very expensive compared to other hotels elsewhere of the same standard. The major problem here are the hookers. I understand this is their headquarters and... More 

2 Thank JamesMutua
Karatu, Tanzania
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

We loved the 80s music videos, they were some nice throwbacks. Also the outdoor seating areas around the bar are very cool. We were there on a tuesday but I'll bet it would be really cool on a weekend, and we heard there was live music.

Thank twendesasa90
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Had a few drinks with a friend visting the city. The only turf i had with this bar is the number of unpleasant interruptions we got from the ladies of the night that wanted to be noticed and in a not so accommodating way! Other than that is got a few distractions to keep one entertained , i guess that... More 

Thank Marvin B
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149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2013

Stopped here for a quick drink and to listen to the band. Was immediately surrounded by several ladies of the night. Most went away with a polite "no thanks", but one was particularly persistent. I ended up leaving (alone).

Thank GlenLivet
Kampala, Uganda
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Service is not good, pool table and how it is run appauling. On a lucky night you might have a good crowd and good music but the chances are you will be bored and over run by women who seem a bit too desperate while trying to get a drink. There are too many places in Kampala to make this... More 

Thank expatswe
Da Nang, Vietnam
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2012 via mobile

Never noticed anyone eating in this bar. Do they even serve food? It's disguised as a sports bar but mainly serves as a sleazy hook-up place with tons of girls seeking clients. Can get quite nasty at times when girls aggressively pursue their trade. Management doesn't seem to care.

Thank JonesHeinz
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138 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Let me do a quick + and - Score. +'vs Secure parking and metal detector check at entry. Huge capacity, amazing tree right in the middle (watch out for those naughty cranes) Drinks and food are reasonably priced Themed nights with dance floor on fri and sat (though repetitive) Great atmosphere during boxing and soccer matches (big 32 inch screens,... More 

Thank indieglow

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plot 7-9 Nile Avenue, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 41 4259221

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