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Hard Rock Cafe Has Arrived in Cincinnati, Ohio

The original rock’n’roll restaurant has opened its doors in downtown Cincinnati!


Located in the hip Pendleton neighborhood, Hard Rock Cafe Cincinnati offers outstanding food and entertainment in the heart of the action. Whether you’re in town for business, pleasure, or because you call Queen City home, the newest Hard Rock Cafe location will be your one-stop-shop for all things awesome.


Read on to learn about Hard Rock Cafe’s rich history and what you can look forward to at Hard Rock Cafe Cincinnati!


Be a Part of History at Hard Rock Cafe Cincinnati


Americans Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton opened the first Hard Rock Cafe in London, England in 1971. The delicious dishes made the American-style diner an instant hit. In 1973, Paul McCartney & Wings performed an impromptu concert at the Cafe to warm up for their UK tour — and live music became a Hard Rock Cafe staple.


In 1979, regular customer Eric Clapton requested his red Fender Lead II guitar be hung over his usual seat. Shortly afterward, Pete Townshend from The Who donated his guitar with the note “Mine’s as good as his! Love, Pete.” Ever since then, Hard Rock Cafe locations have been building their memorabilia collections.


By 1982, there were Hard Rock Cafe locations in Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Paris, and Berlin. Today, there are locations across the globe, with over 80,000 pieces of memorabilia and 15,000 live music events each year. At Hard Rock Cafe Cincinnati, we're extending the Hard Rock experience to reach even more fans!


Try the Dishes That Put Hard Rock Cafe Locations on the Map


If you’ve enjoyed the awesome eats at other Hard Rock Cafe locations, you’re in luck. Hard Rock Cafe Cincinnati is serving up all these greatest hits and more, thanks to our own unique additions.


The Legendary Burger has been a signature dish since its creation in 1971. Made with Certified Angus Beef, this burger is bite after bite of perfection. The original Legendary Burger is topped with cheese, smoked bacon, a crispy onion ring, fresh tomato and lettuce, and our special steak sauce. You can also try the Local Legendary for a unique Hard Rock Cafe Cincinnati spin.


Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Our Tupelo Chicken Tenders are the perfect accompaniment to a night at our property. If grilled chicken is more your thing, we’ve got Twisted Mac, Chicken & Cheese with your name on it. You can also substitute the chicken for sumptuous pulled pork for an extra decadent dish.


Whatever you do, save some space for dessert. Our Homemade Apple Cobbler is sure to rock your world. With golden brown Granny Smith apples, vanilla ice cream, walnuts, and caramel sauce, this dish is as classic as the Hard Rock brand itself.


See the Memorabilia and Get Your Own Merch


The Hard Rock Cafe location just wouldn’t be complete without a memorabilia collection. We've just unveiled items from across music genres and time periods that will impress the whole family. 


We also give you the chance to bring a piece of the brand home with you. Hard Rock Cafe Cincinnati has a grab-and-go merchandise table so you can get your classic t-shirt during your visit. All the accessories at The Rock Shop feature our iconic logo, which was designed in 1971 by celebrity artist Alan Adridge. It’s your very own Hard Rock memorabilia!


Experience Everything Hard Rock Has to Offer


Hard Rock Cafe Cincinnati is just the tip of the iceberg at our property. After you’ve satisfied your taste buds at breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you can visit our casino, bars, and lounges for more Hard Rockin’ entertainment.


At Hard Rock Cafe Cincinnati, you’re steps away from 100,000 square feet of the hottest slot machines and table games. When you need to cool down after a hot streak, you can visit the panoramic bar on the casino floor or unwind at the Piano Bar & Lounge. Wherever you go you can rely on three things: fun vibes, great music, and the coolest memorabilia on the walls.


To get the latest updates on Hard Rock Cafe Cincinnati food, entertainment, and career opportunities, check out the dining page now!


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