Rock Bottom Café

Restaurant bar that becomes a lively club after dark 30 Reviews

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Although it’s officially a bar and restaurant rather than a club, Rock Bottom only really comes alive as other bars kick out. RBC pulls in an impressive crowd with its proven blend of mixed drinks and a resident DJ and live band, who pump out the crowd-pleasers until closing time. There’s even an in-house shawarma joint for dancers with the munchies.

By Kate Mcauley

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Details

  • Location: Regent Palace Hotel, Bur Dubai, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 396 3888
  • Travel: Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street
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  • Users voted this bar/club most suitable for: Live music

User reviews:

Posted by: MJ on 08 Jul ' 13 at 06:25
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Since the moment I set foot there for the first time, i was hooked....this place is awesome. The bartenders are some of the most friendly ones I have ever came across. The food is great, but the greatest is the vibe. ,That place rocks!!!!!

Posted by: Hassan on 13 May ' 13 at 16:45
  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

well where shall i start i have lot to say..Frist of all i love this place it was my second home where i past all most everyday with friends from the bar..I really miss that place and people the hole team of rock bottom, specially Mr, sontosh the Manager nice guy knows his work. I wish i could visit again.

Place is awsume.........what ever people say.

Posted by: Azra on 27 Dec ' 12 at 12:36
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

I can see a lot of negative comments on here, but I've had nothing but good experience whenever I was there. I go there for food, their steaks are pretty good. The price is a bit on the higher side, but if you don't want to pay for a decent meal, go to McDonalds.

The servers are awesome, we have our favorite one and always ask to be seated in her area. Never had any problem with the bouncers either.

I like the atmosphere of an American dive bar, and will go there again and again.

Tonite is the karaoke nite, so, yeah, I'll be there for sure.

Posted by: Hd on 16 Mar ' 12 at 18:23
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

The group infront of me just got in. Me, he asks if I got a memberscard. If not, I must pay 100ad. I left!!

Posted by: sunil on 01 Mar ' 12 at 12:48
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  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

nice people

Posted by: Lemmy on 21 Feb ' 12 at 12:58
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

One of the worst experiences I've ever had. The minute I reached this bar, the bouncer wouldn't let me in, stating that I was drunk when I had just gotten there from being asleep all day.

After the big fight that followed, someone I knew happened to be there and managed to let me in. (that didn't make the bouncer very happy).

Hesitant, I went in and discovered that even the services of the waiters and waitresses were terrible. It took forever to wave anyone over and the attitude they kept throwing about was simply annoying.

Not a good experience at all.

Posted by: anna liew on 04 Feb ' 12 at 09:13
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

went to this place with a group of my friends for a birthday, and i mean like 30 ppl, so the ambience was good surrounded by friends and we had a good time. got overcharged by mistake, but didnt have to pay. we made friends with the waiters and they were very nice and friendly altho it was a little bit of a wait before we got anything we ordered. had to remind them for a couple things. all in all it was a decent evening, wouldnt mind hosting an event there myself

Posted by: Joseph on 01 Dec ' 11 at 20:28
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This place tries for the American dive bar feel and succeeds, with some obscure vintage signs you'd be hard pressed to find in a lot of places (I tried to buy the Burma Shave sign off the wall, they weren't selling). Had a few beers at the bar on a Thursday at about 11, service was fast and attentive, though at the door there were 2 people working, one said 'members only, sorry', the other stopped me as I walked away and said 'Come on in!', so it seems that they have some BS policy to filter people out at the door that isn't equally applied. All in all its a decent place and the cover band that was playing was pretty good, so it made for an enjoyable night.

Posted by: Jose on 29 Sep ' 11 at 07:07
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  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Have had the friday brunch on a regular basis over d past 5 years and havent been dissapointed till date!! the price is reasonable as well; definitely would go again!!

Posted by: Lama on 13 Sep ' 11 at 05:33
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

There is a high level of discrimination in that place. i went in before my friends and they let me in i guess because i was white. when my fillipino friends came in, even though they looked decent and well dressed they would not let them in blaming them on the lack of membership. i did not have one. i have head this from many people before and seen it happen in from of me. this is not right, they are legalizing descrimination

Posted by: Jimmy D on 13 Jul ' 11 at 00:08
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

virtual cattle farm. waitresses fall over themselves for the Navy guys. They all try to marry for a green card. the reputation is that if you can't bed a waitress... you can't bed anyone! hygiene is far from code and the managers only want to know you if you spend enough money there. it's just a cattle farm, there are better places to pay for a drink but lets face it... we all just go there for the girls?

Posted by: chevy on 11 Jul ' 11 at 22:36
  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Posted by: chevy on 11 Jul ' 11 at 22:31
  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Posted by: Conz on 20 May ' 11 at 08:32
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

Awful place!!Very bad eastern european service. A total rip off-Got charged for extra drinks we did not have and forced to pay, when we asked to speak to manager we recieved bad service from them also, went on Vodka night , a total waste of time!

Posted by: Monique on 29 Jan ' 11 at 05:52
  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Does anyone know the name o the band that played ta RB in T-Com on thursday night? They ROCK!!!

Posted by: praveen on 29 Dec ' 10 at 05:16
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  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Posted by: mike vossenberg on 12 Dec ' 10 at 05:45
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Been visiting rock bottom for more than 6 years now and I never had a disappointment until yesterday.
My first disappointment was the prices of the steaks. 155 AED for a highway cruiser instead of the 85 AED I paid normally. (more than I pay in Amsterdam)
After checking the other dishes, I concluded that the prices have almost doubled.
The Heineken they served was spoiled, no bread as appetizer, no complementary wine as usual and the meat was bad, so bad that we returned it.
It was my favorite place, unfortunately it seems they changed the policy after so many years of maintaining their good quality standard.
Hope it will become my favorite place again soon…………….

Posted by: Archie on 01 Dec ' 10 at 05:30
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Absolutely love the place :)

Posted by: Annie on 15 Nov ' 10 at 14:42
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Since the moment I set foot there for the first time, i was hooked....this place is awesome. The bartenders are some of the most friendly ones I have ever came across. The food is great, but the greatest is the vibe. ,That place rocks!!!!! The ppl that goes there could not give sh#$%#t about pretence....they are all there to enjoy a night out. And no better place to do it than at RB!!!

Posted by: elie on 26 Oct ' 10 at 16:14
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Posted by: Doqa on 22 Oct ' 10 at 18:06
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

We had the best night!!!!

Posted by: Ayman on 09 Sep ' 10 at 11:17
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

No standard rules for entry .it all depends on bouncers mode who forgot that they are there for our safety and service !!!

Posted by: Arron on 06 Jun ' 10 at 22:52
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

this bar is a dump...more excitement at mcdonalds

Posted by: Patricia on 27 May ' 10 at 12:14
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

they suck in here...one day they will let you in, another day they wont..
there are a lot more bars that are decent and will give u good service without any bullshi* bouncers!!!

Posted by: christa craig on 09 Mar ' 10 at 14:02
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

this place is amazing i luv it wudnt go to any other bar in dubai it rocks

Posted by: marwan on 22 Feb ' 10 at 01:07
  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Posted by: Kevlar on 22 Oct ' 09 at 07:03
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Very nice and friendly eastern european bar staff, especially the Bulgarians!

I love this place - will miss it bigtime when I return back to the UK.

Posted by: Gerrit on 11 Oct ' 09 at 08:03
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

I loved the Music and the food exelend (from a meat lover point)

Posted by: Blue Rocker on 29 Jul ' 09 at 12:47
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Excellent live music, very good mood, acceptable food. Don't need anything else to comeback again!

Posted by: rasika on 02 Jul ' 09 at 18:23
  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

i like very much your live band

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