Hard Rock Cafe New York

1501 Broadway New York, NY 10036

Groups & Special Events

Hard Rock Cafe New York

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There’s no better place to throw a party than in New York City, and there’s no better place to host that celebration than at Hard Rock Cafe New York. Our full-service event facility can accommodate up to 1,000 people for a wide variety of events, from meetings and press conferences to Sweet Sixteen birthdays and CD release events. Host your event in one of our private rooms or buy out the entire cafe for the most extravagant of celebrations. To complement every event, we offer state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, delicious catering, live entertainment, and event merchandise. We look forward to partying all night with you and your guests.

We are an IDEAL LOCATION for:

  • Corporate Events
  • Meetings
  • Press Conferences
  • Product Launches 
  • CD Release Events
  • Film Premieres
  • Live Performances
  • Live Broadcasts 
  • Social Events
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • Sweet Sixteens 
  • Weddings

Restaurant Hours:

Serving Breakfast Friday, Saturday & Sunday  (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily (11:00 AM - 1:00 AM)


Open Daily from 9:00 AM - 1:00 AM


Reservations are accepted two weeks out, 

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Group Menus

It’s never too early or too late to dine like a star! Hard Rock Cafe New York offers special breakfast menus for groups of 35 or more and lunch and dinner menus for groups of 15 or more. Of course, if you need something a little different, just talk with our Sales Manager and we’ll be happy to accommodate your custom menu needs.

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Rooms & Capacities

Hard Rock Cafe New York is the ultimate event venue in NYC. With room for up to 1,000 guests and a living museum of music memorabilia, our New York venue accommodations all sorts of events, from small meetings and celebrations to large film premiers and social events.

Room & Capacity Details:

  • Marquee (Outdoor Space): Reception - 35
  • New York Room (Private): Seated - 130, Reception - 250
  • Main Cafe: Seated - 250, Reception - 500
  • Hard Rock Live Venue: Seated - 350, Reception - 600
  • Full Cafe Buyout: Seated - 800, Reception - 1,000
  • Floorplan, Capacities & Booking Information

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Audio & Visual

No matter what audiovisual equipment you require for an upcoming, Hard Rock Cafe New York has you covered. From birthday parties and meetings to TV production events and live music concerts, we have everything you need for a successful, seamless, and great-sounding event.

Our Equipment Includes:

  • 26' Drop-down Screen
  • LCD Projector
  • 30 Flat-Screen Plasma TVs
  • State-of-the-Art Concert Sound & Lighting
  • 1,000-Square-Foot Stage with 15' Ceiling & Wireless Internet Connectivity
  • 2 Podiums with Built-in Speaker & Microphone System



  • 8 - Clair Brothers R3T (4 Each Side) Flown on Sides of Proscenium
  • 4 - Clair Brothers Subs (2 Each Side) Flown with R3Ts (Subs Center of Cluster)
  • 2 - EAW KF730P (Center Cluster, Clair Brothers Engineered & Installed)
  • 4 - JBL Double 18' Subs on Main Floor (Installed upon 48-Hour Advanced Request)
  • 2 - EAW JF100 Center Fill (installed on stage lip)
  • 2 - Clair Brothers R4 Subs on Floor
  • 2 - Clair Brothers R2T Delays Back of House
  • Crossovers & Processing: Dolby Lake LPD Processor



  • Main FOH
  • Crest 4601/7001/8001
  • QSC Powerlite 3.0 (Center Cluster)
  • Sub Amps: Crest 8001 (Clair), QSC Powerlite 6.0 (JBL)


FOH Console:

  • MIDAS Heritage 3000 56 input frame with 48 mono, 8 stereo inputs

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We’re proud to be a preferred party vendor for some of New York’s biggest companies, including American Express, ING Investment, Yahoo, Excelsior Radio, and more. See what our satisfied guests have to say about their experience with Hard Rock Cafe events.

Sue Benjamin
Eventus, Inc

I would like to sum this up in a few words …I WISH ALL MY EVENTS WERE HELD AT HARD ROCK CAFE NEW YORK, the venue and the staff rock!

Director of Community Development at Arthritis Foundation

Melyssa and her team provide an unparalleled event experience. From booking the event to execution you can expect elite customer service! The Arthritis Foundation had a flawless event thanks to Melyssa’s detailed attention.

Andrea Kochanowsky
AOK Events, LLC

Events are practically effortless at the Hard Rock. The staff is friendly, proactive and super accommodating. They know what to do to keep clients happy - and happy to rebook again and again!

Raquel Marin-Oquendo
CPA Deputy Controller of Internal Controls Columbia University Medical Center

The NY chapter of The IIA host monthly meetings at different venues in NYC. It’s always fun to use the Hard Rock Cafe. Our students really enjoy the events here….we sell out our tickets quickly….The food, services and location are excellent! The staff is first-rate and available immediately to address all our needs and accommodate our requests. We highly recommend.

Andrea Kochanowsky
AOK Events, LLC

The Events team at the Hard Rock is a dream to work with. They are responsive and detail-oriented, and always go the extra mile to deliver above and beyond my clients' expectations. I know I can count on them for superior customer service and tremendous value.

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