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Hard Rock Cafe Santo Domingo
Submitted by dr1guide on February 8, 2010 – 4:14 pmNo Comment

Hard-RockHard Rock Cafe Santo Domingo opened doors in 2006 in the heart of the capital’s Zona Colonial. As with any Hard Rock store, the restaurant prides itself on cutting edge cuisine with an incomparable collection of rock memorabilia. Santo Domingo’s version is no different with highlights that include jackets of rock legends Elvis Presley and John Lennon, a bra worn by pop queen Madonna and a copy of the original marriage certificate MichaelJackson and LisaMarie Presley signed upon marrying in the Dominican Republic in 1994, among others.

Unlike other Hard Rock locations, Santo Domingo separates itself in size. Of seven Latin American countries with franchises, Hard Rock Santo Domingo is the largest. The restaurant boasts two dining floors, two bars, a performance stage and outdoor eating area. According to owner Peter Gauster, it’s live mu- sic that separates the San- to Domingo chapter from the other 140 locations throughout the world.

“The majority of the Cafe’s consider them-selves restaurants, but we have turned ourselves into a venue,” says Gauster. “Every Hard Rock does concerts once in a while but its more like an extra. For us, it has turned into a key element of our business.”

In 2009 alone, Hard Rock Santo Domingo has strung together an impressive list of live performances. International acts have included Swedish pop band Ace of Base, American disco era queen Gloria Gaynor, Chilean rock artist Beto Cuevas, Colombian singer/song- writer Andrés Cabas and legendary Colombian rock band Aterciopelados, among others. Local acts have included popular Dominican street mambo artist Omega and Dominican pop singer Wason Brazoban, whose two performances this year have attracted crowds of 1,200 and 1,300. In 2009, Hard Rock Cafe Santo Domingo has broken the 1,000-person mark on six occasions. The restaurant’s constant push to showcase live acts has placed it at the forefront of the capital’s night scene.

Turn to the dr1guide coupon section for great deals before visiting Hard Rock Cafe Santo Domingo and check dr1guide.com for upcoming
events.

Hard Rock Cafe Santo Domingo.
Calle El Conde #103
Open Sun-Thurs from 11am-1am, Fri-Sat 11am-3am.

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