Rockin, rollin and rowdy….
Planet Hollywood imploded, Fashion CafÃ© never made it here, but Hard Rock CafÃ© rocks on. The American-born music themed restaurant and bar continues to pull in everyone from tourists to locals, big bikers to live music fans. Friendly staff serves up Tex-Mex dishes of ridiculous proportions; then at night when the tourists have taken their HRC KL tees back to their hotel room, the joint rolls off its hinges as denizens of every age, colour and creed take for the floor or make a play. It ain’t Cleveland but it’s home.
Text Ben Liew
Image Hard Rock CafÃ© KL
Clientele Love All Serve All, that’s the motto! All types roll in here from tourists, Hard Rock CafÃ© collectors, Happy Hour drinkers, live music fans and the rumble of big bike bikers.
Music policy It’s not called the Hard Rock CafÃ© for nothing. Bands that have dropped in to play here include Arrested Development. You can count on live music from Mon-Sat, from 11pm onwards; a rotating in-house band takes to the stage to perform a setlist of rock classics and current chart toppers – and yes they do accept requests. The resident DJ keeps the house moving between sets.
Drinks Forget the signature Hard Rock CafÃ© drinks with souvenir glass – that’s for tourists. Instead reach for the margaritas or drink to your city with a mug of draught Carlsberg or Hoegaarden. For the teetotal, the milkshakes are legend.
Happy Hours Mon-Sun: 4pm-9pm, it’s 1-for-1 on Carlsberg (RM18.50), as well as house pouring brandy, whiskey, vodka, bourbon, rum and gin (RM20).
Eats Americana and Tex-Mex. The burgers have been described as legendary (and start off at RM43), while no table is complete without a plate of nachos (RM35), an order of fajitas (RM40-RM50) and a hot fudge brownie with all the fixings (RM28). Kitchen closes at 10.30pm.
Dress code True to their word, they love all, serve all, not matter what you wear.
Door policy No cover before 10.30pm. After 10.30pm, it’s RM25 inc. 1 drink from Sunday to Thursday; RM40 inc. 1 drink on Friday, Saturday & public holidays.
Open Sun-Thu: 11:30am-2am; Fri, Sat & public holidays: 11:30am-3am.
Parking The closest parking is at Concorde Hotel. Hotel parking rates apply.