Farewell to San Diego's Hard Rock Cafe
Just a couple of months before its 20th anniversary, Hard Rock Cafe in Downtown San Diego has announced December 31, 2017 as its closing date.
Over the weekend, Hard Rock Cafe International broke the news in the following statement:
“San Diego is an important market for Hard Rock International, and we are committed to our presence in the market with the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. We are actively exploring other opportunities and expect to bring the café back to the area at the right time and in a new great location.”
The themed chain restaurant is known for its decorative collection of Rock N’ Roll memorabilia. It is located in Gaslamp Quarter, near Horton Plaza mall and Balboa Theatre. It’s about a 10 minute drive to Seaport Village and a 10 minute walk to the Convention Center.
The cafe serves a standard American style menu of burgers, sandwiches and salads.
Also, there is a Platinum Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 3pm-6pm. On Fridays, there is live acoustic rock from 4:30pm – 6:30pm with DJ’s to follow at 8:30pm.
The Hard Rock Hotel is located in Downtown, less than one mile from the cafe.
The Downtown San Diego location first opened in 1998 and has a noteworthy presence in Gaslamp Quarter. Some of the memorabilia to view while dining includes:
- A boxing glove used as a prop by Sugar Ray
- A top worn by Gwen Stefani on tour
- A Gibson Les Paul Joe Perry Model Guitar signed by all the members of Aerosmith
- A jacket worn by Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath
- A t-shirt worn by Slash from Guns N’ Roses
Although we have not been given a clear explanation behind the closing, the statement suggests a reopening in the future. The Hard Rock Cafe is also located in Hollywood, Universal City, and Palm Springs.