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Hard Rock

In 1991 we’ve visited our first Hard Rock Cafe. The “original”, in London, established in 1971.

That visit started it all. We got attracted to the spirit and the Soul of the Hard Rock Cafes. We’ve started collecting pins and bears and tried to visit as much as Hard Rock Cafes as possible.

In 2001 we’ve joined the Hard Rock Cafe Pin Collectors Club.
In 2002 we’ve stayed for the first time in a Hard Rock Hotel. Hard Rock Hotel Orlando. That was a very pleasant experience. Worth doing it again.

During all this years we’ve visited about 60 cafes, hotels, casino’s, …

Unfortunately not all of them are registered. Some are closed, others we’ve visited before we’ve joined the pin collectors club.

In the meantime we’re still visiting Hard Rock Cafes, Hotels, …, but not as enthusiastic as in the beginning, because the Spirit is much less.

HRC Pin CollectorHard Rock Cafe is a chain of casual dining restaurants. It was founded in 1971 by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, and their first Hard Rock Cafe opened near Hyde Park Corner in London, in a former Rolls Royce car dealerships showroom close to Hyde Park, where in 1979 they began to cover the walls with rock 'n' roll ephemera.

There are more than 143 Hard Rock Cafes in over 36 countries at current date, with several more in the works. Hard Rock was most popular in the 1980s when some people engaged in the hobby of visiting as many locations as possible and collecting a Hard Rock t-shirt bearing the Cafe logo and the location name.
Source: Wikipedia

Hard Rock Locator

Visited Cafés

Amsterdam Atlanta
Atlantic City Baltimore
Boston Copley Square Cayman Islands
Cologne Cozumel
Destin Foxwoods
Ft. Lauderdale Gatlinburg
Hollywood, FL Key West
Lake Tahoe Las Vegas
Las Vegas - The Strip  
London Manchester
Memphis Miami
Montreal Myrtle Beach
Nashville New Orleans
New York Orlando
Paris Philadelphia
Rome Sacramento
Salt Lake City San Francisco
St. Louis Washington DC
Puerto Vallarta Cabo San Lucas
Acapulco Hollywood California
Barcelona Munich

Visited Cafés (Closed)

Est. December 15, 1995
closed April 1997
Est. January 22, 1991
Closed November 2000
Est. October 22, 1995
closed June 2000
Est. April 1, 1995
closed June 2000
Est. June 6, 1995
closed June 2000
Est. September 5, 1995
closed June 2000

Visited Casinos

Las Vegas Casino

Visited Casinos (Closed)

Manchester Casino
Est. July 19, 2002
closed summer 2006
London Casino
(Now G Casino Piccadilly)

Visited Hotel

Hollywood Hotel Las Vegas Hotel
Orlando Hotel Tampa Hotel

Visited Hard Rock Live

Orlando Live Hollywood, FL

Hard Rock Vault

Visited Musea (Closed)

Vault Orlando
Opened 2002
Closed September 2004

The Hard Rock Vault, a 17,000-square-foot music memorabilia museum owned by Hard Rock Cafe International, was located at 8437 International Drive at the Mercado shopping plaza in Orlando; the same building that had previously housed the defunct Guinness World Records Experience museum.

The grand opening was held January 16, 2003. It closed in September, 2004. Apparently tourists weren't that interested in paying $14.95 to see the same kind of memorabilia they could see in a restaurant for the price of a cheeseburger. After the closing the various artifacts were distributed back to the Hard Rock chain's various restaurant collections.

Source: Florida's Lost Tourist Attractions

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