We stumbled across Dublin's Hard Rock whilst wandering around Temple Bar after our Guinness Storehouse tour on our first afternoon in Ireland. Although Dublin's collection couldn't compare to the Vault in London, it's still fascinating to see signed Beatles prints, U2 lyrics handwritten by Bono and a shirt which Elvis wore. After we ordered our burgers, I wandered around the cafe reading the plaques and snapping photos of the historic pieces on the walls.
Hands down, my favourite thing about the Hard Rock Cafe is their cocktail menu. When I first visited HR London, the server told me about their Keeper glasses - when you get to take home a clean version of the glass you had your cocktail in for half the price of the drink. I'm collecting Hurricane glasses to display in our first house and so far have London, Paris, Sharm el Sheikh and of course, Dublin. I'm excited to add San Francisco and Las Vegas to the list next year!
My drink was a Tropical Rock - Absolut Raspberry Vodka, crème de banane, piña colada mix and Midori Melon Liqueur float, garnished with a maraschino cherry. Perfect for a hot Saturday in Dublin.
Believe it or not, the cheapest place we found to drink Guinness in Dublin was in the Hard Rock, at only €4 a pint - most of the pubs in Temple Bar were more towards the €5! We happily came back on Sunday night for a drink before heading out to the Ha'Penny Bridge Inn as it was so affordable. They even head a dedicated €5 cocktail menu which pleased me a lot - the cheapest I'd seen cocktails advertised anywhere else was €8!
Have you visited any Hard Rocks around the world? Can you recommend one? Rosie x
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