Hard Rock Cafe Lisboa
The Lisbon’s Hard Rock Cafe opened in 2003, housed in an elegant modernist building dating back to the 50′s of the last century, where it used to be the Condes theatre. But the Hard Rock Cafe’s history has more than 40 years, since the opening of their first restaurant in June 1971, in London. In Lisbon, the Hard Rock Cafe recovered the building where it now stands, keeping the inside decor aligned with the standards of this international chain. Thus the rock and roll style is predominant, helped by musical instruments and other related memorabilia. Among others, there is an Elton John’s suit, a guitar of the lead singer of Oasis, Noel Gallagher and a pink Cadillac from 1959 that belonged to an IndyCar champion. In this spot are also held musical shows, whose photos are used to decorate the interior walls afterwards.
The menu follows the chain’s patterns, with burgers as the outstanding item and served in generous doses, with French fries and matching sauces. There are also Mexican fajitas, chicken salads, various sandwiches and a couple of vegetarian options. The patrons are mostly young people, with many tourists in the mix and music is a constant. With a maximum capacity of 220 people, this is a space recommended for large groups starving for entertainment and fun. Besides being a cafe, restaurant, bar and concert hall, the Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon has a brand’s merchandising shop, where its famous t-shirts are sold. This restaurant is open every day of the week and to park the car there is the Restauradores parking car, straight in front of the entrance.