Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc. is a chain of music-themed restaurants with locations around the world.
The first Hard Rock Cafe was founded by Americans Peter Morton and Issac Tigrett in the year of 1971, in London. The establishment started by having an eclectic décor, but later it began to display music-related memorabilia.
Hard Rock Cafe had so much success in the United Kingdom, the owners decide to expand the chain. Today there are thousands of Hard Rock Cafes all over the world, including countries like Canada, Lebanon, New Delhi, Dublin, Germany and France.
Hard Rock Cafe is particularly famous for its enormous collection of rock and roll memorabilia, that has been purchased or donated by artists. Eric Clapton’s Red Fender Lead II guitar was the very first item of HRC’s collection, when the artist donated it to the restaurant in order to claim the spot he would always sit in. The collection has grown exponentially over the years having today over 80.000 items.
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Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona
Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona was founded almost twenty years ago in November 10, 1997. The restaurant occupies a central spot in the city, right by Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya, attracting millions of visitors every year.
The restaurant has an upstairs, downstairs and an outdoor Hard Rock terrace, where visitors can enjoy a tasty meal of refined American cuisine, including the Legendary Burger. If you want to discover the tasty treats you can order at Hard Rock Cafe, take a look at their online menu.
At Hard Rock Café Barcelona, visitors will find rock and roll memorabilia like Bob Dylan’s Martin D-28 acoustic guitar; Bruce Springsteen’s motorcycle jacket, Madonna’s leather teddy, Prince’s vest, Stevie Nick’s dress, Whitney Houston’s velvet gown, Paul Stanley’s Washburn guitar, Michael Stipe’s red shirt, Kerry King’s ESP guitar, and Freddy Mercury’s retro-cool Japanese bowling shirt.
Hard Rock Café Barcelona also has a store, where you can find all sorts of items like t-shirts, hoodies, hats, bags, watches, beach towels, pins and other collectables.
Hard Rock Café Barcelona is located at Plaça de Catalunya, 21. The restaurant is open from Monday to Sunday from 11:30am to 2am, while the store is open from 10am to 2am.
The best way to get to Hard Rock Café Barcelona is by taking the green or red subway lines, exiting at Catalunya, or taking buses A1, N2, N3, 24, 41, 42, 55, H16, N1, N12, N15, N4, N8, or V15.