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Most Exclusive Nightclubs In Hartford

January 12, 2011 10:35 AM

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There is something to be said for dressing to impress, gathering a group of your closet friends and hitting up an exclusive nightclub where you can dance, drink and unwind until the late hours of the night transition into the wee hours of morning. When good looking people, trendy drinks and hopping music are what you seek, the most exclusive nightclubs in Hartford are where you’ll find it. - Courtney Delong

Up Or On The Rocks

50 Union St.
Hartford CT, 06103
(860) 247-6257
www.uporontherocks.com

Up Or On The Rocks caters to a diverse crowd of club-goers. Boasting two levels and an outdoor patio, it delivers a non-stop party six days a week. (And thank goodness, because even God needed to rest on the seventh day!) With the bottom floor delivering killer, live rock shows and the top floor transmitting techno hip-hop beats, all with the help of an awesome light and sound system, Up or On the Rocks is sure to get even the most timid party patron pumping fists. If you have the cash, skip the burly bouncers and long lines, and go for the V.I.P package. Sure to deliver a guaranteed good night, it gets you in with no cover, a personal booth and attentive wait staff to fulfill your needs.

Shish Lounge

904 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06119
(860) 986-7698
www.ShishLounge.com

Ultra Lush, ultra chic and ultra upscale describe Shish Lounge. One of the most exclusive nightclubs in Hartford, Shish Lounge offers an extensive list of top-notch martinis and bubbly champagnes for popping, as well as bottle-service. Take a seat on one of the comfy couches and order tapas-style dishes to nosh in between dance sets. The crowd is almost as hot as the music, with live DJs spinning sets worth breaking a sweat to. Keep in mind that dress code is strictly enforced, so no use begging a bouncer to let you in if you aren’t dressed to impress. Hours of Operation: Thursday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; and Sunday, 5 p.m. to midnight.

Cloud 9

7 Congress St.
Hartford CT, 06114
(860) 525-6839
www.cloud9hartford.com

Cloud 9 Lounge will have you feeling like you’ve died and gone to Heaven. Its cool interior draws hot people nightly. There is a 40-foot ice bar with ice-blue lighting hovering above. The lounge has white leather walls and billowing white curtains, all adding to the heavenly effect. The drinks are chilly, but the staff is warm. Like Heaven, Cloud 9 can be hard to get in to. While you may not have to worry about a life of unrepented sin keeping you from getting through the doors, wearing hanging chains are another story. Hours of Operation: Sunday, 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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