Cititour: The New York Guide to Events, Restaurants, Music, and Nightlife

Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe

Cuisine: Theme Restaurant

Cititour Review: Times Square is officially New York's number one tourist destination with the arrival of the Hard Rock Cafe. It now occupies the historic Paramount Theater after its move from 57th Street. The old Caddy may be gone from the front, but there are still plenty of treasures inside. Its walls are lined with guitars and other collectables from the likes of Marilyn Manson and Linkin Park. There's also a Courtney Love corner. But the highlight is the original 60s outfits worn by the Beatles including their TWA duffle bags. You'll also find Billy Joel's Moto Guzzi motorcycle and priceless pieces from John Lennon, The Ramones and the "King" himself, Elvis. A wall of broken guitars leads you into a sprawling dining and bar area. There's also a stage for live shows. Is the Hard Rock over the top? Sure. But they do it well. You can tell by the large number of tourists snapping up all that Hard Rock gear!
Review By: Sam Sayegh

Neighborhood: West 40s

Hard Rock Cafe
1501 Broadway
New York, NY
(212) 343-3355