Hard Rock Cafe Washington DC

999 E Street N.W., Washington, DC 20004
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Hours of Operation

Restaurant Hours:

Lunch & Dinner: 

Sun - Thu 11:00AM – 11:00PM
Fri & Sat 11:00AM – 12:00PM


Bar Hours:

(Happy Hour) Mon – Fri 4:00PM – 7:00PM


Sun -Thu 9:00AM - 11:00PM
Fri & Sat 9:00AM - 12:00AM

Groups & Special Events at Hard Rock Cafe Washington DC

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You’re free to party all night long at Hard Rock Cafe Washington DC. Book our capital city venue for events of any type and size, from small business meetings to epic VIP parties. We’ll roll out the red carpet for your guests and treat them like royalty from beginning to end.

Our venue located next to Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC offers flexible event spaces for you to choose from, or you can buy out our entire cafe for an unforgettable, 600-person bash. To ensure your party goes off without a hitch, we’ll provide you with full-service planning from an expert staff, innovative audiovisual options, and customized catering, entertainment, and event merchandise.

We are an IDEAL LOCATION for:

  • VIP Parties
  • Special Events
  • Private Parties
  • Press Conferences
  • Social Gatherings
  • CD Release
  • Business Meetings
  • Community Functions
  • Industry & Association Mixers
  • Cast Parties
  • Concert After Parties

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Give your guests the rock star treatment with our specially designed all-inclusive menus that are perfect for student groups.  Groups of 15 or more can choose off a limited menu that includes a beverage. Take a look at our 2018 Group Menus.  We also offer breakfast for groups of 25 or more.  If you have less than 25, please call the cafe directly. 


Looking to host a private event? Hard Rock Cafe Washington DC is the perfect place for your next important event. Our Sales team can help you plan an amazing customized event from a Casual Get Together with passed hors d'oeuvres to a Formal Black Tie Event  

Private Event Information

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Rooms & Capacities

Cultivate an inspired party, intimate gathering, or large-scale event in America’s capital city. Hard Rock Cafe Washington DC has the perfect space for your next social gathering, up to 900 guests.

Venue Capacities

Main Floor - up to 100 ppl (seated) up to 300 ppl (reception style)
The Green Room* - up to 46 ppl (seated) up to 60 ppl (reception style)
The Oval Office* up to 80 ppl (seated) up to 140 ppl (reception style)
Balcony up to 96 ppl (seated) up to 150 ppl (reception style)
Mezzanine Level up to 300 ppl (seatedup to 600 ppl (reception style)
The Legends Room* up to 60 ppl (seated) up to 80 ppl (reception style)
Full Venue Buyout up to 491 ppl (seated) up to 900 ppl (reception style)

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Audio & Visual

With state-of-the-art Audio and Visual equipment available at our location, Hard Rock Cafe Washington DC can help make your next event unforgettable.

General Information About Our Venue

  • Multi-Zone Distribution System
  • 58 In-House Speakers
  • 17 Plasma Displays
  • Programmable Music Video Library
  • Live Satellite Feed
  • Stage with Backstage Area for Artists' Use
  • Hardwood Flooring Throughout Venue for Dance Floors
  • Wireless Microphone System
  • Professional Lighting System
  • Event Specific Equipment Available on Request

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Want to know what it’s like to host a party at Hard Rock Cafe Washington DC? Check out the testimonials below to see what our satisfied guests had to say. A few of our previous guests include some of DC’s most recognized companies and government agencies, such as:

  • SAIC, Inc.
  • American Red Cross of the National Capital Area
  • ADS, Inc.
  • Black Girls Rock
  • Hospitality Industry Professionals Network
  • ASAE
  • Accenture
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Senior Planners Industry Network
  • Archstone Apartments
  • Things To Do DC
  • Foundation of the National Archives
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Spectrum Science
  • National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  • Psychogenics
  • National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
  • Microsoft Canada
  • National Republican Congressional Committee
  • National Park Foundation
  • Autism Speaks
  • Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe
  • Clark Enterprises
  • Musicians on Call
  • Pulte Homes

BK Entertainment, LLC

"Katie Wright, Sales Manager and Heather Otto, General Manager have been nothing but accommodating whilst helping our business implement our vision for our annual New Year's Eve Gala. They assisted us in putting together an event package that allowed us to offer our guests an all inclusive experience within our budget. We highly recommend the Hard Rock Cafe of Washington, D.C. for corporate, family, or social events, big or small!"

Autism Speaks

"Autism Speaks was pleased to host its walk kickoff brunch at the DC Hard Rock this summer.  Autism can be an isolating disorder for individuals and their families.  It was great to be able to gather to celebrate in such a fun location, and at such an affordable price.  The menu was terrific, and it was a great place for us to get our community together."

Musicians on Call

"We at Musicians On Call always look forward to collaborating with the Hard Rock Café for special events in Washington D.C. The staff is enthusiastic, cordial and professional, providing a welcoming atmosphere for both our performers and our guests. And with Senior Sales and Marketing Manager Jordan Rosenblatt, we know we are always in good hands; he’s cool, calm and collected: a great troubleshooter and a perfect host.  The events we’ve held at the Hard Rock have helped us effectively spread our message about the healing power of music as we build our new D.C. branch and our supporters have returned again and again because they know, thanks to the Hard Rock staff, that they’re guaranteed a good time."


"Our office holiday party at the Hard Rock Cafe in DC was perfect.  We were delighted by the swift service and perfectly coordinated execution;  it was about 60 of us but the staff didn't miss a beat.  We appreciated working with Katie Wright (Sales and Marketing Manager) for all the accommodations extended to our group.  Her ability to deliver on all the different requests and keep everyone happy was beyond expectation."


"The Hard Rock Cafe DC is AMAZING!! I have spent the last 5 months planning a private event for my company, and it went perfectly. Our Sales & Marketing Manager, and her staff were so helpful, friendly, fast, efficient... The list goes on. 

They transformed the cafe into the most awesome party space, the decor, lighting, stage, all of that was exactly what I was imagining for our event, and more. Their bartenders and servers were great, they were quick and friendly with our guests, never once did I hear a complaint from the guests. We had a local band, Jump Street, perform, they were a hit.

Everyone had a blast, and I cannot thank Katie, her staff, and the rest of the Hard Rock Cafe DC enough. It was a blast!"


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