Hard Rock Cafe New York

+1-212-343-3355
1501 Broadway New York, NY 10036

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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 Saturday & Sunday (8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

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

ROCK SHOP® HOURS:

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


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Menus

Whether your event is happening at morning, noon, or night, we have the perfect menu to please your party. Choose from our delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Custom menus can be arranged with our Sales Manager.

 

 

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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 - 110, Reception - 175
  • Main Cafe: Seated - 300, Reception - 500
  • Hard Rock Live Venue: Seated - 250, Reception - 500
  • Full Cafe Buyout: Seated - 650, Reception - 1,100
  • 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

Speakers:

  • 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

Amplifiers:

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

FOH Console:
Avid Venue Profile with FOH Rack & 48in/16out Stage Rack

    Word Clock:    
    Avid Big Ben

    PLAYBACK DECKS:
    DENON CD Player
    Tascam CD Player

    MONITOR SYSTEM:

    MONITOR CONSOLE:
    Yamaha PM5D-RH
    - Please coordinate required software version if supplying show card 48 hours
    BEFORE arrival.
    48 mono + 4 stereo Inputs
    24 Aux + 8 matrix + 1 stereo Outputs
    8 Input + 8 Output Analog Cards

    MONITOR SPEAKERS:
    10 - Monitor mixes Clair Brothers 12AM
    - QSC Amplifiers & processing (Clair Brothers supplied)
    2 - Monitor Mixes Sidefill
    - 2 Clair Brothers R3T
    - EV XEQ3 Xovers- Clair Brothers/QSC CBA2000/CBA2000/CBA4000 amps
    2 - Cue Mix Clair Brothers 12AM

    Microphone Package:

    2 - Shure UHF wireless w/ hand held Beta 58 or Lavaliere Transmitter

    12 - Shure SM58

    10 - Shure SM57

    2 - Shure Beta 52

    4 – Shure Beta 98

    2 – Shure KSM 44

    1 – Shure KSM 32

    5 - Shure SM81

    2 - Beyer M420

    3 - Sennheiser E604

    3 - Sennheiser 421

    1 - Electro Voice RE20

    4 – Radial JDI active DI

    3 – Radial JDI passive DI

    2 – Radial JDI Passive DI (Stereo)

    3 - Whirlwind Director (Passive) DI

    3 - Countryman (Active) DI

    Cable and stands to compliment. (note: Cast iron stand bases only)

    STAGE INPUT BOX:

    3 way, isolated 48 input patch panel located off stage left.

    SHOW POWER:

    200 amp 3 phase cam lock disconnect, just off stage left for sound.

    400 amp 3 phase cam lock disconnect, just off stage left for lighting.

    LOADING DOOR:

    Located on 43rd Street West of Broadway. Loading is curbside to large freight

    elevator (Door 4’ – 3” w x 8’ h Inside 6’ – 4” w x 8’ - 8” h x 9’ - 10” l), with direct

    access to stage level. Please advise HRC management if equipment delivers in

    larger than a single 24’ truck. Stage crew does not enter trucks for loading

    purposes. All equipment must reach street level via truck lift or ramp without

    HRC provided labor or equipment.

    STAGE DIMENSIONS:

    The stage performance space is approximately 31’6” wide (at the downstage

    edge) by 23 feet deep, set at a height of approximately 40 inches. The stage

    widens to approximately 33’ at the proscenium arch (8’ upstage of the downstage

    lip) and further widens to approximately 38’a couple offeet upstage of that arch.

    While not all of this is useable due to certain scenic elements, it should prove an

    adequate stage space for all performances contemplated.

    VENUE NOTES AND REQUIREMENTS:

    Listed equipment may not be available at all times. (This does not apply to FOH

    flown PA, stage monitor cabinets, or consoles)

    The following documents are required from productions in any the following

    cases:

    • Production supplies FOH and or Monitor engineer.

    • Production supplies non-house equipment requiring integration.

    • Production requires house staging (platforms, tables, chairs etc)

    1 – Console input lists specific to your production and our system, with the

    following information at minimum: (please no generics to be sorted out day of

    show)

    • Input number

    • Instrument type or Usage

    • Transducer type (please indicate house or provided)

    • Insert (be specific to our list if using house or indicate provided)

    2 - Stage plot indicating at minimum the following:

    • Backline equipment locations

    • Stage monitor locations (please indicate individual mixes consistent with

    the HRC number system)

    • Risers (indicate size and height)

    3 – Equipment and crew list.

    4 – Truck size with driver and or vendor contact for all deliveries.

    HRC Times Square is staffed by an I.A.T.S.E. Local 1 union stage crew and is

    required to conform to the contract at all times. The following are a few things

    included in the contract productions need to keep in mind.

    • All AV and lighting packages used ANYWHERE in the HRC building are in

    the stage crew’s jurisdiction, with regards to load in and operation labor.

    • All schedule and staffing requirements are bound by a labor contract and

    must be approved prior to arrival.

    • Submit requested schedule and staffing at least 48 hours prior to arrival.

    • Please advise HRC management of any and all equipment and show

    provided staff (including name and role) 48 hours prior to arrival.

    • Meal breaks, time penalties and overtime schedule are strictly adhered to.

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    Testimonials

    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!

    Courtney
    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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