hard rock cafe ottawa
Here is the complete list, to date of my blog posts relating my visits and gifts from my friends, to various Hard Rock Cafe, Hard Rock Hotel and Hard Rock Casino locations, as well as the many pictures in my t-shirt and location photos collection
On September 1st, 2013, on Labor Day, Hard Rock Cafe Ottawa closed its doors for good (see the Ottawa Citizen article on this). The Hard Rock Cafe Ottawa had opened its doors for the first time on June 26, 1996. It was open for 17 years.
It almost started in 1988 when as a family on a trip in California we almost had diner at the Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco. The restaurant was across the street from our hotel and I didn’t know of the chain yet, I was only 15. However, when my dad heard the wait was 45 minutes, we turned around and went elsewhere.
I returned with my family and some friends last December 29th, 2011, on a whim. We didn’t have anything else planned that day where family Christmas and new year,s events were concerned and really felt like eating at the Hard Rock Cafe (it’s not just me). Ottawa is only 2½ hours away from my house in Montreal so we made a day of it. We meant to walk the city a little and visit some of the sites, but it was the frigid -30 degrees Celsius that pretty much stopped us in our tracks. Of course I took a bunch more pictures to share with you all.
Last May 10th, I attended an Infopresse event in Ottawa and took advantage of an early afternoon finish around 3pm to make a quick visite at the Hard Rock Cafe Ottawa which is just a few blocks from where I was. I didn’t eat there this time around as it was a little early and I had to get back to Montreal that evening. I did however take a few snapshots of the place and bought a few t-shirts.