In the midst of the hundreds of shops that comprise the Mall of America, the Hard Rock Cafe brings the restaurant and rock ’n’ roll memorabilia that they’re known for to Minnesota. After a day of shopping, you can refuel on food and drink with their classic American menu, or take a look at their pieces of American music history on display. Items range from instruments and costumes worn by artists such as Alanis Morissette, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, and Britney Spears. There is also an extensive collection of Prince memorabilia including outfits and a signed guitar (he was a Minnesota native.)
A stage on the main level plays iconic music videos, and more often than not, is home to live performances. Visitors won’t want to miss the interactive Rock Wall Solo, a giant interactive touchscreen full of music history. With patio seating and two bars, the menu includes appetizers such as nachos, wings, and potato skins and tasty entrees that range from burgers and sandwiches to barbecue. Vegetarian options are also available.
You’ll find the Hard Rock Cafe on the first floor of the Mall of America, inside Nickelodeon Universe and next to the LEGO store. They’re open daily from 11am-11pm.