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Hard Rock International:

With a total of 181 venues in 55 countries, including 140 cafes, 20 hotels and 9 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands.

The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego and Singapore.


Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Seoul, Vienna, Anchorage and Siem Reap. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Aruba, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China.

Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg:

Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg is the latest addition to the iconic Nelson Mandela Square. The Cafe features dining on the square, seating over 90 people on the Hard Rock terrace. The marble bar takes prominence at the Cafe, as customers are able to enjoy views of the square and the stage, which features a floating constellation of nearly 7000 drumsticks and a back bar wrapped in LED screens all built around showcasing a drum set.


The Cafe seats over 200 people and features aged leather American diner-style banquette seating. The iconic Hard Rock merchandise is available for purchase at the Rock Shop inside the Cafe. More than 70 % of guests who have enjoyed the Hard Rock experience collect signature pins, T-shirts, etc. and our Rock shop is the only signature Hard Rock Shop in South Africa.

Weekly live entertainment takes place and our rockers don’t pay to come in and rock. Events: Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg is a full service event planning facility with state of the art audio visual options available for all events. Catering Entertainment, and event merchandise can be customized to compliment every event.

Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg lives by the hard rock mission which is to spread the spirit of rock and roll by creating authentic experiences that rock!




From Johannesburg Central, merge onto De Villiers Graaff Motorway/M1. Take exit 23 for M40/Grayston Drive toward Sandton. Merge onto Grayston Drive (M40) and after 1.3kms, turn left onto Daisy Street. At the circle, take the 3rd exit onto Linden Street. Take a slight left onto Maude Street and the destination will be on the left.


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Nelson Mandela Square
8 Maude Street


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Food Served
AmericanGlobal/InternationalGourmet BurgersGrills
Average Price$$$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday - Sunday:
11:30 - 02:00
Kitchen is open from 11:30 - 24:00
Secure Parking
Child Friendly
Outside Seating
Smoking Section
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