Thirty years ago Hard Rock Café shirts from far-flung cities ranked high on every globetrotter’s list of the most coveted travel souvenirs. Three decades later, those shirts carry a bit less clout, but a trip to Hard Rock Café still holds the same magic it once did—particularly in Madrid.
Visitors to this city landmark can experience the ultimate entertainment trifecta—part restaurant, part club, part museum—and all a seriously good time. With hundreds of artifacts from the international music scene, including a risqué outfit once worn by Madonna and a bass guitar played by Aerosmith, there’s also a bright red jacket worn by Little Richard and a handwritten letter written by John Lennon posted on the restaurant wall.
Travelers can stop in for an all-American meal of burgers and fries, explore displays of authentic music paraphernalia, catch a live concert (if the timing is right) or just pop in the shop to collect yet another Hard Rock Café shirt. Because it may be 30 years later, but some rock and roll classics never go out of style.
Hard Rock Café Madrid is located at Paseo de la Castellana, 2, near Jardines del Descubrimiento. It’s open daily from 12:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.