The Hard Rock Cafe is the classic themed restaurant and probably Vegas' oldest. The cafe, which sports a 45-foot neon Gibson Les Paul guitar at the entrance, opened here in 1990. Inside, the Hard Rock Cafe pays homage to the ultimate Vegas performer -- Elvis -- with an entire Elvis wall, complete with a life-size statue of the King, plus some of his guitars and gold albums. Some of the other featured memorabilia in the Hard Rock Cafe includes Madonna's jacket, a feathered Elton John outfit and Marilyn Manson's guitar.
Besides memorabilia and a shop where you can buy every type of Hard Rock merchandise under the sun, the cafe offers some great food. The famous restaurant chain recently launched a revitalized food and drink menu that features a new look and selections with true global appeal.
Check out the Wings Around the World: made-from-scratch chicken wings tossed in world-class sauces. Or try the Bloody Mary Shrimp that are skewered and basted in pesto sauce and served with Bloody Mary salsa and nacho cheese. And get wild with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry's Quesadillas made with his Rock Your World Mango Peach Tango hot sauce. Hard Rock classics such as the pulled pork sandwich and the Twisted Mac, Chicken & Cheese remain on the menu.
To wash it all down, order a Red Rocker or Waborita made with rock star Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo Tequila. Grateful Dead fans can order a glass of Jerry Garcia's signature wine, and there are many more cocktails available, made with top-shelf liquors.
The menu even features a history of the chain's signature rock 'n' roll memorabilia. Guests can learn the story behind priceless pieces including Eric Clapton's guitar, John Lennon's "Remember Love" drawing and Jimi Hendrix's childhood rocking horse.
The Hard Rock Cafe is located on the corner of Harmon Avenue and Paradise Road.