been to a Hard Rock Cafe lately? Planet Hollywood?

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  1. lespaulreedsmith

    lespaulreedsmith Member

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    We live pretty rural and don't get out much. Is there still a Planet Hollywood around? Have you been to either lately? Just curious.
    Used to party hearty back in the 80's at the Hard Rock Cafe in Dallas. We didn't care that it was overpriced Sonic food at the time...:barf:D
     
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    All of 'em are closed 'round these parts.
     
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    I thought the Hard Rock Cafe' only existed in Las Vegas.
     
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    They took out just about all of the memorabilia at the San Antonio location. It's extra lame now. I used to eat there once or twice a week, and had my spot on "The Fool" bar near Leslie West's Les Paul Junior.
     
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    Still have one in Philly for tourists and folks from Cherry Hill....J/K...Went once for a free meal that was a college alumni get together, then they hit you up for cash. Never been back to a HRC. Was visiting family in NOLA once, knowing that I was a Rock and or Roller they suggested we go there for lunch.....I replied NO in a most strident manner and got Po'boys at a hole in the wall that I still remember.
     
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    There are a crap ton of Hard Rocks.
     
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    Seminole Indians bought out Hard Rock Cafe in 2007. Learned that from Trivia Crack. We have a bunch of them here in TX, but I haven't been in years. Saw Joe B., play at the one in Dallas and it was the worst acoustics of any concert I recall seeing.
     
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    There is a Hard Rock in Detroit. I've played there with various bands (have a show booked there for April). As far as restaurants go, it's a great place to play. The stage and sound are great and most people are there for live music.

    Peace,
     
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    Looks like there are 4 Planet Hollywood's left: Vegas @ Caesars Palace, Downtown Disney World, Times Square and Myrtle Beach, SC...I was seeing a pattern there, but Myrtle Beach throws me. Is it a big tourist trap now?

    Most of the Hard Rocks have become shadows of themselves, like 27 Sauce said...the one in Hollywood is a joke. They have some kind of lame Battle of the bands every Friday night and it's smack dab in the middle of Hollywood and Highland (Dolby Theater, Mann's Chinese Theater, Walk of Fame) and serves $20 burgers that are just OK...I had to take a visitor there once. Never again...
     
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    Dang! I liked that one.

    PS: The Hard Rock Hotel/Casino in Tulsa is pretty cool and has memorabilia everywhere.
     
  11. Rick Lee

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    I've played at the HRC in Pittsburgh a few times. They also have a great stage and sound. I've heard horror stories about dealing with them, but I was never involved with that, just showed up, played, got paid and went back.
     
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    Used to go to HRC a lot, had the All Access card & everything, Racked up a lot of points, most of which I lost when they didn't notify me they were changing the system.Said the card had expired because I didn't pay the new fee for the new system, which was more than covered by the amount held on the card.
    That + there's no burger on this planet worth over £13 ($20?+) I haven't been to one in years.
     
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    They don't own the original in London, or the one in Vegas. For a while they partnered with Palace Resorts and moved more towards vacation destinations versus restaurants. But those are split now too. But there are still several Hard Rock resorts.
     
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    I had violent food poisoning from the Hard Rock in Baltimore. Threw up more than a dozen times, in bed for 3 days, from what I am pretty sure was the undercooked burger I ate. I've ner felt worse in my life, and I've had the flu and been tear gassed (in the service).

    I would never go back.
     
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    Wasn't it really just an Applebee's with a rock or celebrity theme?
     
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    "Now?" Is Myrtle Beach like Orlando, Vegas or NYC?...no...but I would say it's been the biggest of all the East Coast tourist trap beaches since the '70's at least. Myrtle Beach was the Hooters Airline hub and where the original (of not only) Kiss Coffee Shop is.

    Never liked Planet Hollywood, food was always horrible. But it was a quiet place to grab a drink at the bar since they were always empty. Don't think this idea was ever successful.

    Hard Rock was always a solid choice for a decent burger and drink at a relative affordable rate when in places like NYC, but I haven't eaten at one in nearly a decade so who knows now. One note...Hard Rock was famous for displaying duplicates of their memorabilia. For instance, EC's The Fool SG was displayed in several Hard Rocks at once. I never paid any heed to the decor.
     
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    I went to the Boston Hard Rock Cafe in 2013 to see Candlebox. They played their entire debut album for its 20th anniversary. I didn't eat or drink while I was there, but the venue itself is a cool little spot.
     
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    I am surprised the Planet Hollywood in NYC is still opened...I thought it had closed years ago. Was just recently in Copenhagen, Denmark and there was a Hard Rock Cafe right across from my hotel but did not go in.
     
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    I ate at the hard rock in Baltimore in a touristy section. Bad food, non great music crap hanging everywhere , and a surprisingly poor selection of shirts. Was half full on a busy day it seemed.
    There was a bid for a casino locally a few months back and one of the participants was Hard Rock interests. They failed to win the bid.
     
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    I just went to hard rock in waikiki last night with some friends...interesting timing of thread.
    A lot of cool memorabilia...I was with some friends so I didnt stop and geek but I saw a bono guitar, a clapton strat, a 12 string guild used by Paul and John I think...among a ton of other things.
    Plus...$4.00 happy hour beers can't go wrong
     

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