If you’re a music lover, or you simply enjoy American-style food, then add the Hard Rock Cafe to your Barcelona itinerary. Located in Plaça de Catalunya, the city’s main square, the restaurant serves up the same crowd-pleasing fare and music memorabilia that you’ll find in its other locations around the globe.
Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona is one of the city’s most popular restaurants, with long waits even on weeknights. Hungry travelers walk in and add their names to the list, or book a 2- or 3-course meal online ahead of time to snag priority seating. Diners can sit inside amid the music collectibles or on the outdoor patio to people watch in Plaça de Catalunya. An on-site store sells Hard Rock Cafe T-shirts and souvenirs.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Hard Rock Cafe is a popular option for music lovers and those with a hankering for American comfort food.
- Book your meal ahead of time to save time and get seated more quickly.
- The restaurant and shop accept euros and major credit cards.
How to Get There
The Hard Rock Cafe is situated on the southeast side of Plaça de Catalunya. It’s within walking distance of just about anywhere in the Old City, or you can take the Barcelona metro (Line 1 or 3) to Pl. Catalunya Station.
When to Get There
The Hard Rock Cafe restaurant is open daily from 11:30am to 2am. The store opens at 9am. Though there’s almost always a waiting list, the best times to visit for minimal wait times are weekday afternoons for a late lunch or early dinner.
Highlights of the Music Collection
Like any Hard Rock Cafe, the Barcelona location serves as a mini-museum of rock ’n’ roll history. The unique collection here includes a jacket worn by Michael Jackson during The Jacksons’ Victory Tour, a guitar played by Jimi Hendrix, a Whitney Houston gown, and a teddy worn by Madonna.