During your next trip to Myrtle Beach, take time to visit the Hard Rock Cafe located at Celebrity Circle. This hard-to-miss restaurant greets guests with a 70-foot pyramid and is decorated with an Egyptian theme inside and out. Although the theme is Egyptian, the menu offers American classics like cheeseburgers, BBQ chicken, delectable desserts, regional favorites, and many more delicious options prepared from scratch by a team of culinary connoisseurs.
The main attraction, though, is the wide variety of music memorabilia like Elvis’ cape, Paul McCartney’s wool suit, Johnny Cash’s black leather boots, and countless other rock n’ roll artifacts. See the guitars of music legends such as Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, BB King, and Brian Wilson as a state-of-the-art sound system plays favorite rock n’ roll tunes. Don’t forget to stop by the Rock Shop for unique rock t-shirts and hoodies designed by artists like Green Day, Jon Bon Jovi, and Shakira, collectable pins, Hard Rock Café logo items, glassware, hats, and so much more! To find out more about the Hard Rock Cafe Meal Card and menu, click here.
History of Hard Rock Cafe
It all started with Eric Clapton (a brilliant rock n’ roll legend), and his love of a peculiar American diner located in London called the Hard Rock Cafe. The diner was once a Rolls Royce dealership, and was transformed into a feel-good restaurant with great food that boasted a certain welcoming charm. This made the Hard Rock Cafe an instant classic.
Clapton soon befriended the young music-loving American owners and asked for his favorite spot to be marked by a brass plaque baring his name. Instead of a plaque, the owners suggested hanging one of Clapton’s guitars on the wall to mark his spot. Clapton then presented the owners with one of his guitars, a Fender Lead II, which they proudly displayed on the wall. About a week later, Pete Townshend of The Who sent his Gibson Les Paul along with a note saying: “Mine’s as good as his. Love, Pete.”
Since Eric Clapton’s guitar was first displayed in the 70s, Hard Rock Cafe has acquired over 70,000 guitars, shirts, pianos, harmonicas, microphones, scarves, shoes, handwritten lyrics, cars, bikes, a buss, and other assorted rock n’ roll memorabilia from hundreds of well-known rock artists. This eclectic collection is by far the largest and most valuable of its kind, and is displayed at over 160 Hard Rock Cafes, Casinos, and Hotels in more than 50 countries.
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