Hard Rock Cafe Cologne
Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

Located right in the Old Town (Altstadt), the Hard Rock Cafe Cologne is the city’s local outpost of the ever-popular rock ‘n’ roll-themed international restaurant chain. Open since 2003, the venue attracts a mix of visitors and locals with its indulgent, American-inspired food and drink; live music performances; and musical memorabilia.

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Gurzenichstr 8, Cologne, Germany

The basics

Offering a wealth of food, drinks, and entertainment—as well as rock memorabilia ranging from Gene Simmons’ bass to high heels worn by Madonna—the Hard Rock Cafe is an ever-popular staple of Cologne’s dining scene. Its menu comprises hearty American classics like burgers, wings, sandwiches, and steaks, all accompanied by classic and tropical cocktails and other drinks. Adding to its larger-than-life atmosphere is the regular series of musical performances held right inside.

Given its central location near the city’s top attractions, the Hard Rock Cafe Cologne is easy to visit as part of an Old Town outing. To simplify logistics, you can also pre-book a 2- or 3-course meal package before visiting.

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Things to know before you go

  • Pets are not permitted at the Rock Cafe Cologne.

  • If you’re looking for souvenirs, head to the on-site Rock Shop to browse an array of branded, rock ‘n’ roll-themed merchandise.

  • Happy hour is held Sunday to Thursday from late afternoon to early evening and from late night until closing.

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How to get there

The Hard Rock Cafe Cologne is located at Gürzenichstrasse 8 in the city’s Old Town. Tram lines 1, 5, 7, and 9 and numerous bus lines stop at the nearby Heumarkt station. The restaurant is also just a 10-minute walk from the Cologne Central Station (Köln Hauptbahnhof).

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When to get there

The Hard Rock Cafe Cologne is open daily, from noon until late at night, with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays (the kitchen closes an hour before official closing time). It’s advised to book in advance, particularly if you’re visiting on one of the days when the restaurant hosts live music performances.

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What to do in Cologne’s Old Town

The Hard Rock Cafe Cologne is just steps from many of the city’s most popular tourist attractions and historic landmarks. Highlights include the Cologne Cathedral, Hohenzollern Bridge, Heumarkt Square, the historic City Hall, and many museums and other monuments.

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