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Hard Rock Cafe
Type: Bar, Late Night / After Hours, Live Music, Nightlife District
Talk about rock 'n' roll karma: The Memphis version of the Hard Rock Cafe - the first truly themed restaurant and nightspot devoted to musical culture - is located right on Beale Street, in a... Read More
Talk about rock 'n' roll karma: The Memphis version of the Hard Rock Cafe - the first truly themed restaurant and nightspot devoted to musical culture - is located right on Beale Street, in a building where Elvis Presley once bought his clothing. In this second Memphis location - the first opened in 1997 a few blocks away - there are two dining areas, private party spaces including an Elvis room, two bars, a stage for live performances, and the Rock Shop. One this this location has that the previous Beale location did not is valet parking - and that means you can leave your car while you explore Beale. And while they usual musician memorabilia is also here, there are loads of new items with a Memphis flair, including some of Elvis's performance wear. The menu is standard - burgers and music-themed entrees, plus lots of signature alcoholic beverages. During Elvis Week, the Hard Rock plays home to the last-chance rounds of the Ultimate Tribute Artist contest.
- Early Entertainment: "The Rock Shop opens an hour earlier, at 10 am daily, and stays open through closing."
- Best for Early Entertainment Because: Our favorite early show at the Hard Rock is Memphis Music Monday - doors open at 5:30, and you never know who will show up.