My Hard Rock Cafe World Tour – 2015

Hard Rock Cafe HonoluluIf you follow my blog, even occasionally, you are well aware of my passion for this chain of thematic restaurants, launched in London England in 1971: The Hard Rock Cafe. You may not yet have deciphered since when I’ve been visiting various locations and collecting t-shirts and cocktail glasses.

It almost started in 1988 when as a family on a trip in California we almost had diner at the Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco. The restaurant was across the street from our hotel and I didn’t know of the chain yet, I was only 15. However, when my dad heard the wait was 45 minutes, we turned around and went elsewhere.

Hard Rock Cafe HonoluluSo really, it all started in 1991 when, on another family trip, we traveled to Australia. On this trip I did visit the Hard Rock Cafe in Sydney and the one in Honolulu during our 5 day layover in Hawaii on the return trip. Below are my original t-shirts, which no longer fit me, but have been well worn as you can tell from the Sydney one (which I actually died back to black on a number of occasions):

Since then, my dad who traveled a lot, along with my sister and a few friends have brought back t-shirts for my collection until the last few years when I started travelling a bit more and I initiated my wife, kids and friends to the chain and turned a collection into a tradition. I have personally visited 36 Hard Rock Cafe locations at the end of 2013. Since then, I’ve visited 2 more new locations: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver and Hard Rock Cafe Munich. This brings my personal total up to 38.

Below is the complete list, to date of my blog posts relating my visits and gifts from my friends, to various Hard Rock Cafe, Hard Rock Hotel and Hard Rock Casino locations, as well as the many pictures in my t-shirt and location photos collection – by region:

My Hard Rock Cafe World Tour 2015





North America


United States


  • Hard Rock Cafe Acapulco, published May 1st, 2015, visited by my father in the 1990s
  • Hard Rock Cafe Cancun, published June 20th 2011, visited the Rock Shop at the airport in September 2008 and September 2009 with friends

Latin America

Dominican Republic

South America






Hard Rock Cafe Athens, published July 17th 2015, visited by my friend Ghislain Parent in September 2009









Middle East

United Arab Emirates

  • Hard Rock Cafe Dubai, published October 26th 2012, visited by a cousin who’s been living there for a few years and by a friend of my mother’s

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