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Hard Rock Cafe T-Shirts

Updated on October 13, 2014
Hard Rock Cafe T-Shirts Ottawa
Hard Rock Cafe T-Shirts Ottawa | Source

Hard Rock Cafe T-Shirts Make Great Souvenirs

The Hard Rock Cafe is a hugely popular worldwide franchise. The restaurants are fun but I will admit that I have only ever eaten at one a few times and a couple of those times was in the now closed Ottawa, Canada location. The food was fine, if a bit pricey. The atmosphere, on the other hand, was great.

Since our first visit to the Hard Rock Cafe, we have discovered that the t-shirts make good, practical and affordable souvenirs of our vacations and therefore, we have a growing selection of Hard Rock Cafe shirts.

On this page you will find a few of our favorite HRC tees, as well as a few from the now gone Ottawa restaurant.

Pictures on this page used with permission from Thomas who has a webpage dedicated the t-shirts in his HRC collection.

Hard Rock Cafe Ottawa
Hard Rock Cafe Ottawa | Source

Hard Rock Cafe Ottawa

When we ate at the HRC in Ottawa, we had an enjoyable meal in an atmosphere that was perfect for a family with teenage sons who love music. The free birthday ice cream concoction was a huge and unexpected hit and helped soften the blow of the final bill. had a number of reviews that I would call middling and that I would agree with. Jtg1961 summed it up nicely with, "Decent service and food on par with what you'd expect from any Hard Rock."

The Ottawa Hard Rock Cafe was located in the Byward Market, an exciting location in the downtown area. The draw as always was the rock memorabilia although the pub-style food was acceptable.

The Ottawa location had a room dedicated to The Beatles and some of the prized possessions in this restaurant included Elton John's tortoise shell sunglasses, Alanis Morissette's turtleneck as worn on the cover of Ironic and Elvis Presley's concert shirt from Las Vegas.

Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon
Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon | Source

The Beginning of a Collection of Hard Rock Cafe Shirts

As an eBay power seller, I occasionally come across a few collectible Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts to sell on eBay. But just like the Roots Canada Ltd. ones that I find, I have a hard time getting the Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts past my husband and my sons. I am fairly certain that I have not sold nearly as many as I have brought home because they wind up in someone's closet, treasured and worn on a regular basis.

I'm not sure why we became collectors of Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts. It must be because they sell quality t-shirts which feature rock music themes and the city in which they are purchased. Initially, one was drawn to the Lisbon t-shirt shown here because of the music theme and the fact that it was from an exotic destination. We have never been to Lisbon!

People around the world are collecting these shirts for various reasons. I think that Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts are wonderful souvenirs and now, wherever we go, we go in search of a Hard Rock Cafe -- but not to eat, rather to buy souvenir t-shirts. I would rather buy a useful item like a t-shirt as a souvenir than another mug or trinket. How about you?

How about you? Do you have a Hard Rock Cafe t-shirt?

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Ottawa Hard Rock Cafe T-Shirts

Shirts from the Ottawa HRC are hard to somewhat hard to find!

A specific Hard Rock Cafe t-shirt can be hard to find. If you are looking for a certain one, I recommend you bookmark this page and come back to see what becomes available from eBay. By the way, clicking on any of the links will simply take you to the seller's page about the item and in no way obligate you to bidding or purchasing the item.


Updated to say that now that our Ottawa store is gone there are, of course, no more Ottawa HRC tees being produced. That will likely make the existing ones more valuable on the resale market.

Hard Rock Cafe Paris T-Shirt
Hard Rock Cafe Paris T-Shirt | Source

Hard Rock Cafe Paris T-Shirts

I have travelled to Paris and therefore this Hard Rock Cafe Paris shirt is a piece that I would like to own. Anyone who has been to Paris will likely appreciate the appeal.

Hard Rock Cafe Hawaii T-Shirts
Hard Rock Cafe Hawaii T-Shirts | Source

Hard Rock Cafe Hawaii T-Shirts

I have also been to Hawaii and think a Hawaiian HRC shirt would be a great souvenir! I do love the hula girl pictured in the sunset on this picture!

If you are interested in travel to Hawaii and Hawaiian souvenirs, you might enjoy my pages:

© 2009 Treasures By Brenda

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    • TransplantedSoul profile image


      6 years ago

      I have been to the Hard Rock in Ottawa. Our favourite restaurant is just around the corner "Vittoria Trattoria ".

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      6 years ago

      I love to travel and have a collection of about 25 Hard Rock t-shirts from all over the world. Unfortunately, because they are white, I invariably end up ruining them by spilling food on them sooner or later. It is a strange biological fact that the wearing of a white shirt compels the human organism to want to consume pasta sauce.

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      8 years ago

      Look into HRCCityTEE in facebook.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Thanks for adding this to my Recipes, Reviews and Food Collection lens.

    • Pmona LM profile image

      Pmona LM 

      9 years ago

      I've eaten at the HRC in San Diego. We share the same opinion, it was fun, the food was good, but it was pricey.

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      9 years ago

      Great lens! I have eaten at HRC at Myrtle Beach & Atlanta. We plan on eating at the one in DC when we go in August. I had never seen the graphic t-shirts that you described here - I will definitely check them out when we go to DC to see what that one looks like! Can't wait!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Congratulations on your 100th lens! I have eaten at the Hard Rock Cafe in Seattle. It was a fun place.

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      9 years ago

      I have never been to a Hard Rock Cafe - but I would like to go!!!

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      Susan Deppner 

      9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I've never eaten at a Hard Rock Cafe, but I do like the art on the t-shirts you've included here!

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      tandemonimom lm 

      9 years ago

      Congratulations on your 100th lens! It's great, as they all are. I've eaten at a HRC once - it was great too!

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      Robin S 

      9 years ago from USA

      I've never been but would love to go!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I think my Hard Rock Cafe shirt finally just rotted out from wear. This is a super lens and I really enjoyed my visit here.

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      Dianne Loomos 

      9 years ago

      I have eaten at the Hard Rock Cafe Tahoe but I didn't get the T-shirt.

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      Heather Burns 

      9 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I have several of the shirts, but lots of the shot glasses from lots of different ones!love the lens!

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      Moe Wood 

      9 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I haven't eaten at one in years. I used to have one of the baseball tees. We will have to make a point of going to this one the next time we visit. Maybe later this summer! :D

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      9 years ago

      Wonderful idea for a lens Brenda. Was this your 100th?

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      9 years ago

      I've dined at the Hard Rock in Indianapolis, Indiana and also the one in Houston, Texas. Both were a lot of fun.


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