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Address: 8 Talbot Street, Nottingham NG1 5GG, England
Phone Number: 0115 950 6547
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Good night out

I've been here many times over the years and although it's not so "Rock" in Rock City anymore it is still reasonable and a good night out

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Linni T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great gig but not about the gig. It's about the place. Iconic venue spoilt by awful beer and shockingly nasty overpriced plastic bottled faux alchopops £3.50 plus per pint and the same for a 250ml bottle of syrupy sweet stuff that was vile. Overall great venue bit come on stop overcharging at the bar

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Thank Claire T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

look im here for a good time as much as the next person!! i like thrills! i got chills! theyre multiplying! but so was my hives im allergic to latex no one told me baloons would be htere WHY!! not cool I HAD TO BE RUSHED TO HOSPITaL ON SUNDAY

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Thank emilyherbertson
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always love coming here to see gigs but it seems the staff aren't always as welcoming as they used to be.

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Thank jayde a
UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to gigs at Rock City for 30 years. When you hand your tickets over to gain entry, I have always been given my ticket stub back. Not this time. I asked for them and he just muttered something unintelligible to me. Whether he was going to resell this as a complete ticket again, I don't know.... More 

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Thank Punkpanther
RockCity1980, Manager at Rock City, responded to this review

Hey Punkpanther, For the Toot's show that you are speaking about we actually had to keep all of the tickets (including stubs) as once a year we are audited on our ticket sales. This is the reason for the security holding onto your ticket! We did say that if anyone wanted their ticket back at a later date then we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to several gigs and nights out in Rock City, and I ALWAYS have a great time. For a venue of this size, the acoustics in the room have been remarkably good and the balcony area is great for those who don't want to be amongst the crowd. Drinks are very reasonably priced, and staff are friendly. It... More 

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Thank Rachel P
RockCity1980, Manager at Rock City, responded to this review

Thanks for the Great Review! See you soon!! Team RC More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here many times over the years and although it's not so "Rock" in Rock City anymore it is still reasonable and a good night out

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Thank Linni T
Northallerton, England
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here loads of times to both concerts and club nights and never been disappointed. Music wise they do a bit of everything, the drinks are reasonably priced and the staff generally helpful and friendly.

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Thank Earl_1978
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Booked tickets online for the carnival madness a level results party thinking that we could queue jump as it states on the ticket. We arrive, join a half an hour queue if u bought your tickets online with the queue smaller if you buy on the door which was so frustrating!!! What's the point of a queue jump if you... More 

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Thank AliP28
RockCity1980, Manager at Rock City, responded to this review

Hey, Sorry you had the problem with the advance tickets!! This isn't something that is meant to happen as we tier the tickets with different times so (in theory) if everyone shows up at the correct times the flow is controlled and everyone can enter the club nice and easily! However with this being A Level results lots of people... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Rock city is a famed venue in Nottingham and I have been going for many years. It is what it is and attracts good and upcoming acts the city. This time was different my son was actually on the stage.

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Thank Phil-Bram
Norwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Went with friends for a birthday night out. Admission price is reasonable, as are drinks. Poor selection of beers, plenty of other options though. 3 rooms, one was heavy metal, one was old school funk and disco mainly, and the main hall was more rock, mostly modern. Not quite what I expected, very mainstream and not all rock, but a... More 

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Thank Jessica W

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