Samui Wining & Dining
Tenacious Tribute Nights
 Live music is alive, kicking and beckoning at Hard Rock Café, Koh Samui.

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Hard Rock Café, Koh Samui opened in April 2016. You will find it in the heart of vibrant Chaweng, home to one of the island’s best beaches and renowned for its nightlife, with bars and restaurants catering to every taste as well as a variety of boutique shops, high-end stores and shopping malls. Just look out for the iconic Hard Rock Café sign, a huge neon guitar that takes pride of place out front, and the Rock Shop® which sits roadside… you can’t miss it!

          

The outside area features a spacious patio with seating for up to 100, with a bar and a concert stage set up and ready to rock with live bands. The current resident band is the Filipino quintet ‘Real Identity’. The members were all encouraged to come together by Albert van der Westhuizen, the energetic and motivational General Manager. The lead singer – Ms Nej - lead guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and drummer are all happy to interchange places making them extremely versatile as well as overtly talented. They play rock ‘n roll and hard rock, love to take requests and play music that brings people together having fun.

          

Real Identity play continuous live music every night from 8:00 pm until 11.15 pm, or later if there’s a crowd urging them on. Their dramatic stage presence is electric, switching up the playlist every night; they embrace and have fun with the music and rhythmsP24-2 From 9:00 pm until 10:00 pm they feature a different tribute band, exclusively performing songs by the band they pay tribute to, mimicking their appearance, style and sound. The outfits are amazing; you might even find it difficult to tell them apart from the real thing after a few cheeky beers or tequila shots! It makes for a fun and very Instagrammable evening. To accompany the tributes, there is a 99 baht happy hour from 9:00 pm. House specials of beer, vodka, gin, rum, whiskey and tequila, with free mixers. The current tribute night line-up is:

Monday – AC/DC Tuesday – Latin Night Wednesday – U2 Thursday – Queen Friday – Red Hot Chilli Peppers Saturday – Guns N’ Roses Sunday – Bob Marley

          

After 10:00 pm, you might witness a jamming or open mike session. Anything can happen at Hard Rock Café!

          

Meanwhile, be sure to visit the restaurant interior with seating for up to 200 guests, a vibrant bar and an outstanding collection of music memorabilia from artists such as Elvis Presley, Madonna, The Who, Taylor Swift, The Beatles, Def Leppard, Carlos Santana and Kiss. Retro furnishings, clever lighting and glass ceilings complete the scene. It’s a great place to sample some special Hard Rock Cafe all-American cuisine as well as some local Thai favourites.
Think of potato skins and Rockin’ Wings, salads, burgers, steaks, ribs and pad Thai! It’s a great place for singles, couples and groups to hang out, eat great food and savour refreshing beverages, whilst listening to some of your all-time favourite rock music.P24-4 With fantastic, cheerful staff always ready with the latest promotions, it’s the perfect place for refuelling whilst reminiscing over great music memories and making new friends.

          

Be sure to check out the Rock Shop too. It’s chock-full of T-shirts, tank tops, polo shirts, regular shirts, shorts, swimwear and flip flops for men, women and children. Men’s sizes range from small to XXL, ladies from XS to XXL. You can customise any T-shirt to order. Ladies in particular - think of cutting, twisting, knotting and tying your T-shirt for a truly individual look. Check out the branded glasses, mugs, rain poncho’s, teddy bears, drumsticks and key rings - it’s a great space to wander around and pick up some souvenirs. Don’t forget to ask about any current promotions and discounts! The shop is open daily from 10:00 am until 2:00 am - plenty of time to pick up a bargain.

          

Hard Rock Café is open from 11:00 am until midnight, with last orders at 11.30 pm. Rock your birthday or celebration here, book in advance and receive a free surprise gift. Hard Rock Café loves holidaymakers, but also looks after its local Samui residents, with 25% discounts on food and beverages.

          

Make some new Rock memories at this iconic venue. Eat drink and sing your heart out at any of these tenacious tribute nights!

                   

Karan Ladd

 


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