For years, Hard Rock Cafe has been the brand name that brings together awesome live music and great American favourites such as cheeseburgers and fries. Continuing the tradition is Hard Rock Cafe Malacca, and by the looks of it, this 9,000sqft double-storey building is on its way of turning into one of the hottest spots to hit in this once-sleepy UNESCO World Heritage City.
Situated idyllically by the Malacca River, the cafe often sees a line of eager diners and music enthusiasts queuing by the entrance, so we advise you to arrive before 21:00 to if you’re planning to catch the live band while enjoying your dinner.
Opened in January 2013, Hard Rock Cafe Malacca has a similar layout to the rest of the chain’s outlets all across the world – outdoor and indoor seating areas, together with a live stage, a bar, and the iconic Rock Shop selling Hard Rock Cafe Malacca memorabilia. Bringing distinctive Malacca flavour to the decor is the Straits Malacca-inspired patterned floor, with walls decorated with music memorabilia such as Bruce Springsteen’s signed guitar and Prince’s white dinner jacket.
If live music is the reason why you’re thinking of visiting Hard Rock Cafe Malacca, you will not be disappointed. Entertaining guests from 22:00 onwards, the Hard Rock Cafe Malacca live band is engaging, playing crowd-favourite rock and roll hits, with a little pop and blues in between. Keep on the lookout for song requests – voice out your favourite songs to the band, and who knows, it might get played next!
With portions large enough to share, food at Hard Rock Cafe Malacca is certainly meant for big parties, or for those with large appetites. Either way, its usual Tex-Mex menu consists of well-known items such as sandwiches, ‘Smokes’ (barbecued chicken and beef ribs) and Legendary burgers, with an addition of Malaysian favourites such as the ‘Percik’ burger (juicy burger patty with a paste of Malaysian spices), the seafood char kuey teow and asam pedas fish. A separate kids’ menu is also available for the young ones, and its dessert options are to die for: laden with premium ice cream Haagen Dazs, they will certainly top off a great dining experience.
And of course, what’s a trip to a Hard Rock Cafe without a visit to its memorabilia store? Hard Rock Cafe Malacca offers the popular Hard Rock Cafe T-shirts and pins, together with little souvenirs such as shot glasses and guitar picks. We especially love the little kiddies’ T-shirts: with taglines such as ‘My first Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt’, it screams ‘cute’ all over and we couldn’t help but picking one up!
Hard Rock Cafe Malacca
- Opening Hours:
Sunday – Thursday 11:30 – 01:00;
Friday, Saturday and eve of public holiday 11:30 – 02:00 (kitchen closes at 22:30)
- Address: 28, Lorong Hang Jebat, Malacca
- Tel: +606 292 5188