Polo Club (Closed Permanently)

88% love it
GayCities Members report that Polo Club has closed
Possibly the most wild and crazy bar in New England
An outrageously fun bar known for featuring more than 50 original drinks, including the "Dirty Sex on My Face" martini. Claims to have the best female impersonators and the best theme night parties in the tri-state area. Also, the Polo was voted the best gay bar two years running by the Hartford Advocate.
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    • VanessaLynn
      VanessaLynn Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Always an adventure
      I love adventure and this place delivers. I always meet fun people and the dancing is fantastic. Love this place.

    • JesseRoberts
      JesseRoberts Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Not too bad
      Not a bad spot to go to if you're in Hartford. Thursdays are my favorite night. It's more college style with a younger crowd. The music is geared toward radio hits and top 40 stuff. A little reggae, Rihanna, Gaga, ect. All the drinks are half priced before 11pm. There's only one drag show. It's a mixed crowd. Fridays are latin night. The music is mostly latin with a few "oldies but goodies" rnb thrown in. There's three drag shows which can be kind of an overkill. Mostly an urban crowd. Saturdays are "white night" lol. All techno beats and pop music. Again 3 drag shows. Thursdays really are the best if you enjoy a little bit of everything.

    • CrimsonGlittah
      CrimsonGlittah Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Going soon
      Want to accompany me

    • DudeZero
      DudeZero Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Thursdays are the best
      I've been living in Hartford for 2 years now but I just started going around Feb of 2013. I'm pretty late to the scene but so far their Top 40 thursdays is the best night. Friday is Latin music. I enjoy latin music but I cannot take a whole night of it. Plus the DJ on Friday plays the same songs over and over. Saturday is their house music night.. I would certainly recommend the Thursday nights. The music is just sooooooo good. Plus its free on Thursdays and half off on drinks.

    • RU87
      RU87 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      What Hartford gas to offer
      I think if one considers that this club is in Hartford, CT, and not in a condensed and competitive city like New York or San Fransisco, it would be one of the best for its genre in the area. The venue is cheap, the drinks are slightly expensive, and the immediate residential area is not amongst the most desirable list, but the club itself maintains a safe and intense entertaining environment with a strong history that supports it. The drag shows are very funny and exciting. I always enjoyed this place even when I would go solo, and would bring my out of town friends there any time.

    • infrequentflyer
      infrequentflyer Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Had fun, but what a dump!
      Perhaps it's because I'm used to gay bars in much larger/more cosmopolitan cities, but I couldn't believe how dumpy this place was inside! It looked like a VFW Hall with strobe lights. The drinks were a little pricey, the drag show was short, but all-n-all, had a good time and met some nice people. I would return, if not enthusiastically.

    • Dimepiece09
      Dimepiece09 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      First club I ever went to ever and it was amazing! Lots of fun and dancing and lots of friendly people. I would and am going to go there again and again and again :D Was a little expensive but well worth it and Pants Off is the best drink ever!

    • MammyGraham
      MammyGraham Over a year ago
      Hates it

      $10 cover and overpriced drinks for a run-down bar? The "dance bar" doubles as the drag stage. The only redeeming thing about this place is that it is reasonably well attended; but don't come here expecting to find a good time.

    • LatinLeo
      LatinLeo Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Polo Club
      Its a fun place if your new in town...but if your a resident over time it gets boring because you see the same people everytime and sometime the DJ is not so great. So in a way its a gamble because sometime the music is great but sometimes not... If your gonna go on a friday is Latin Night...If your gonna go on Saturday is a mix night but mostly techno...Hope this helps

    • captain733
      captain733 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Hit or Miss Club
      Friday nights are full of lots 18 and under so be careful, plus its Latin Night. There is not enough security for the amount of people they let in. There are usually fights inside and outside the club on Fridays. Saturdays are fun. An older crowd with a nice mixture of people. Music could be better but the drag shows are fun to watch.

    • its4kito
      its4kito Over a year ago
      Hates it

      A Drag
      Over priced cover charge for a lame drag show. Not my thing. Wish Hartford would return to the now closed "Sanctuary". Better off going to Gothum in NH, or Triangles in Danbury.

    • drawohman
      drawohman Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Cloud Nine BAR main and congress great bar
      very sharp place the bar looks like its made of ICE.. great djs the best drinks nice mix of gay & straight I FOUNG A NEW HOME

    • POOKIE143
      POOKIE143 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Wow, it was a great night.
      I will say that I came down from the Bronx to go to the Polo Club and will do it again. It's a really fun and crazy place to have a great time.

    • Superfly5560
      Superfly5560 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A real Fun place to get out
      I havnt been out to a gay bar in years and thought i take out 2 young gay lovers to a bar, to experience whats its all about. Well let me tell ya it brought back memories, i only wish i was in my 20s again. lol. But i gave it 2 thumbs up... Hi to all the gang down there John in Torrington Great show too !!! The D.J was also cute Did he notice me starring at him?

    • JRM
      JRM Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Boys in Butt Floss!
      I could not believe a nakid boy served me a jellow shot. Yum!