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Hard Rock Hotel - Universal Boulevard, 5800 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819, United States | (888) 832-7155
Courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort
Features
Great cocktails, Modern style, Live music, Hotel bar
Neighborhood
Southwest Orlando
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The Hard Rock brand may not have the cachet it enjoyed in the 1980s, but overcome any latent snobbery if you're at Universal Orlando and you'll be richly rewarded. First of all, it's one of the most chic of the resort hotel bars, assuming you're good with a colorfully louche cocktail vibe that isn't afraid to rock zebra print fabric. Secondly, the monthly Velvet Sessions bring in a wealth of well-known musical talent for intimate concerts. It isn't the most subtle of bar concepts in the world, but for drinks and a rocking good time, the Velvet Bar is one of the more attractive propositions in town.

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Velvet Bar

The Hard Rock brand may not have the cachet it enjoyed in the 1980s, but overcome any latent snobbery if you're at Universal Orlando and you'll be richly rewarded. First of all, it's one of the most chic of the resort hotel bars, assuming you're good with a colorfully louche cocktail vibe that isn't afraid to rock zebra print fabric. Secondly, the monthly Velvet Sessions bring in a wealth of well-known musical talent for intimate concerts. It isn't the most subtle of bar concepts in the world, but for drinks and a rocking good time, the Velvet Bar is one of the more attractive propositions in town.