New York has something to offer every traveler, from world-class theater and art to one-of-a-kind attractions and a whole host of architectural wonders. To shape your schedule and best experience the city in three days, check out our recommendations below.
Hard Rock Café New York
1501 Broadway, New York City, New York, 10036
With a 700-plus capacity, music videos showing on big screens, and authentic rock ‘n’ roll artifacts, the Hard Rock Cafe is one of Midtown Manhattan’s buzziest dining spots. Open morning till late, the restaurant serves classic American fare: think burgers, ribs, desserts, and a cocktail-heavy bar list. After your meal, admire the exhibits, and browse the Hard Rock merchandise on sale in the on-site store.
Some day trips from cities such as Boston include lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe; other options team dinner with a ticket to a Broadway show or another attraction. Select tours of New York City stop by the restaurant to check out the art deco architecture.
Staff awesome. Awesome experience. I personally have not been to Hard Rock Cafe until this weekend. Great music. Nice memorabilia
Raymond_B, Aug 2021
Things to Know Before You Go
The Hard Rock Cafe appeals to American-food lovers as well as pop and rock music fans of all ages.
Visitors can shop at the Hard Rock without eating at the restaurant.
The Hard Rock Cafe is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
Amenities include restrooms and free Wi-Fi.
How to Get There
Situated near Times Square at 1501 Broadway in Midtown Manhattan, the Hard Rock Cafe is easy to reach by subway. Get off at 42nd Street–Times Square station, then walk north along Broadway to West 43rd Street. Driving isn’t advised, but you’ll find paid parking garages on West 44th and West 46th streets.
When to Get There
The Hard Rock Cafe is open every day from 8am to 12:30am. Reservations are recommended for dinner. For fewer crowds, aim for a morning, lunchtime, or afternoon visit.
Take time out from your meal or drinks to marvel at the Hard Rock Cafe’s many pop-and-rock displays and artifacts. Highlights include a bass guitar played by Paul McCartney during the Beatles’ heyday, John Lennon’s handwritten original lyrics to “Help,” Freddie Mercury’s kimono, and a suit worn by Elvis Presley.
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