2029 Woodlynn Ave, Maplewood, MN | Directions 5510945.033249 -93.014916
Neighborhoods: Maplewood - Oakdale
The Rock is CLOSED – If you live in the area, you probably know this already. If not, and you are coming into town and looking for the PBR-Silo Metal Crowd kind of joint, don't head to The Rock. It is closed as of the summer of 2010. Too bad, it was a fun place. RIP, The Rock Nightclub.
If you are looking for another Metal bar, check out Station 4 in St. Paul or Roberts Bar on Highway 10.
Excellent sound, great staff, and cheap drinks – The ROCK is a great venue, for big bands wanting to do a more personal show to the new bands just starting out. The sound system and engineers that run it, know what there doing and sounds excellent. The staff from the bartenders to security are nice down to earth people. Drinks are the cheapest in the area, concerts most nights of the week and a killer happy hour to unwind after work, Location is excellent minutes from hwy 36 and seconds from 694.
Best Sounding Venue In The Area – I love going to the rock for a show. The people that slam this place for the staff being asses probably were being asses themselves. they've always been very nice and courteous either when i call to buy tickets or get a beer or anything! i can agree that sometimes it's slow getting a drink at the bar but it's because it's probably slammed and a huge show that night. they could maybe use another bar or maybe more beer tubs but overall it's the BEST place for shows in the cities.
Greatest Concerts Around – I have been to The Rock for many concerts with my friends. We always have a great time, and would recommend to anyone! The staff has always been very friendly.
Awesome bands! – Not only does the Rock Nightclub feature great bands almost every night of the week! They also have a great sound system to ensure the bands you see sound the best! I've even got to see some of my favorite bands there. The Rock Nightclub brings in everyone from Buckcherry to Dillinger Escape Plan. You are sure to have a good experience if you love to see live bands a have a few drinks! Check out the calendar to see who is coming!
best nightclub around – I love going out to the rock nightclub. The staff there is really friendly and it's a nice environment to hang out in. I find their drinks priced fairly and quite frankly, they're really good. They have fun events there like the 93x get trashed tuesdays for those who would like to hang out and listen to some rock, they have karaoke on sundays, and live performances all the time. This is one of the few bars where you can have fun. But if you DO want over priced drinks, crap for music, and skanky ladies walking around, head somewhere else.
Overrated and Mean staff – This place is a dump, the drinks are incredibly overpriced and mixed weak. The staff are complete dicks who can't wait to kick people out. It seems they have the attitude that because most mainstream acts play there, they will never lose business and can treat their customers like crap knowing they'll be back for the next show. By the way, can you tell which reviews were written by the owner?
RUDE staff! – I saw a great band there on Tuesday night however the staff, okay the short blonde bartender was such a snot! In this economy rude staff is unacceptable and i can't believe someone who treats patrons the way she treated my large group is allowed to even work there. She was condescending and I never saw her smile once. Oh, and that place definately smells!
Not a fun place – Agree that the place is a dive. Smells bad even though smoking doesn't take place anymore. The service everytime I have ever been there was slow and unfriendly. Wouldn't eat there if I were you. Business practices are said to be shady as well....use with caution. Have heard some good sounds there, but for the most part the club struggles to deliver a professional atmosphere for musicians.
Great Rock Club – Love it! Medium size venue with great parking, nice outdoor patio, good seating & dance floor, nice stage, good sound system, great accomodations for musician load-in, good bar service, great American food, accomplished local and national acts, and a great place to be yourself (wear whatever you want...tees, jeans, hats, tats, metal). Great local club for music lovers of rock and metal. If you want to hang out with disco drunks and crackheads singing Tie a Yellow Ribbon Around the Old Oak Tree, or YMCA, and throwing up on the sidewalk, then go to the discos in Uptown or Downtown. By the way, how hard is it to play prerecorded music over a sound system? Give this live venue some credit nay-sayers.
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