Copenhagen’s branch of the international Hard Rock brand is ideally located just outside the main entrance to the magical Tivoli Gardens and acts as the perfect fast-food antidote to over-excited children who have over-exerted themselves on the rides. It’s also a stone’s throw from the main, pedestrianized shopping drag of Strøget and the edgy nightlife district of Vesterbro. The glass-fronted restaurant has a psychedelically orange and matt black ground-floor bar in which to sample Danish beers or a choice of cocktails, plus two floors of restaurant selling the world-famous menu of steaks, chicken wings and burgers. Hard Rock Café Copenhagen opens daily at 10am in the morning and also serves up a legendary American Brunch, for which late-night party people wait in lines for on weekend mornings.
The simple, spacious, 1980s-inspired interior of the restaurant is the perfect backdrop to Hard Rock’s iconic displays of rock ‘n’ memorabilia—from Pete Townsend’s Gibson guitar and a sick bag signed by Mick Jagger to drums played by Metallica in Copenhagen on their 1966 world tour. The Rock Shop souvenir store sells logo-ed sweats and Tees as well as hats and there’s a covered terrace outside the restaurant, which is heated in winter; to the rear another outdoor terrace leads directly into Tivoli Gardens.