Every week when Friday rolls around I’m always saying “why don’t we go somewhere we can dance!?”. Every time it seems we end up sitting around a table drinking beers in a place to loud to hear the person you’re talking to. Lucky for me, a friend’s birthday rolled around and we decided to go to the one place that undeniably pleases everyone I know: La Rockette. If you’ve never heard of this place, it’s possibly because your friends are lame. This place has been around for a while, yet is able to steer clear of all the social media and marketing trends, and still reign as one of the hippest places in the city.
1. Music Everyone Knows: If I had a nickel for every time I pointed at the DJ with a serious nod of approval, I’d be wealthy. The night is basically song after song that everyone dance and sing along to, without taking themselves too seriously. Everything from classic rock, punk, and metal, to brit pop. Favorites include Ramones, The Clash, and Pixies, and of course this classic:
They’ve really got it figured out on the 1s and 2s.
2. D-Floor: The dance floor is massive and always packed. If you’re looking for a wild night of dancing and fun in a big group or just a few of you, this is the place! Never feel like an old weirdo again!
3. Two Bars: There is a large bar that runs along the dance floor, but there’s also a smaller more quiet bar on the upstairs balcony, where you can get served quicker, down a quick pint before heading back down to the dance floor, or even sit for a while and watch the crowd below. FYI, it is also the best make-out spot in the place.
4. Foosball: Need I say more?
La Rockette has mastered the perfect pub/club fusion that will let you and your group find a happy middle ground when deciding where to go. So get dressed, however the hell you want, and get down there.
Address: 4479 St Denis
Cover photo credit: Michelle Berg
About Britanny Burr
Britanny is from Canmore, Alberta, and attended University in Calgary where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English. She now lives in Montreal, and works as a freelance writer. She loves to do yoga, dance, write, read, and laugh!