6 things music fans will love about Hard Rock Hotel Orlando’s new Acoustic Brunch


Located inside Universal Orlando’s Hard Rock Hotel, rock-and-roll-themed restaurant The Kitchen recently launched a new acoustic brunch complete with live music and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.

A vacation in central Florida’s theme parks can be fun, but after navigating the lines, crowds and general insanity that come from touring Orlando’s famous attractions, some grown-up time is essential.

Imagine waking up on a Sunday morning and heading to a brunch complete with decadent food, Bloody Marys and acoustic live music instead of rushing into the theme parks and fighting crowds for a chance at that perfect photo in Diagon Alley. If this sounds blissful to you, you just may want to check out Universal Orlando’s new acoustic brunch at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Whether you’d love a good acoustic version of “Uptown Funk” while you enjoy your made-to-order omelet or you like to jam out to Springsteen while eating french toast, here are six things music fans will love about this new offering at Hard Rock Hotel.

Rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia line the walls of The Kitchen, making perusing the collection an exciting added activity during this acoustic brunch. Photo credit: Terri Peters.

1. The memorabilia

Like any good Hard Rock Cafe location, The Kitchen is decorated with all manner of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia. Autographed albums and other pieces of music history are framed along the walls, and chef’s coats worn by everyone from NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick to Twister Sister’s Dee Snyder are on display. When you’re not drooling over the amazing food offerings, the restaurant is a rock ‘n’ roll museum in itself.

Acoustic music ranging from relaxing arrangements of pop hits to smooth rock ‘n’ roll covers plays throughout Hard Rock Hotel’s new brunch. Photo credit: Terri Peters.

2. The music

From 10:30 a.m. through 2:00 p.m., the brunch offers acoustic live music. Guests can request songs, and the artist du jour sits in the midst of the kitchen area, playing a diverse collection of hits, all broken down into acoustic mixes that give off a relaxed, easy like Sunday morning vibe.

Details like drum sticks and colorful compact discs take The Kitchen’s rock ‘n’ roll vibe to the next level. Photo credit: Terri Peters.

3. The details

From entrees like the Elvis French Toast (a breakfast delight made from French toast, bacon, bananas and peanut butter), to ornate decorations made from drum sticks and colorful compact discs, brunch at The Kitchen is all about the details. Because the Hard Rock Hotel is all about the music — and the artists who create it — guests should expect nothing less from this brunch experience.

The food offerings at Hard Rock Hotel’s new acoustic brunch are delicious and are sure to satisfy any brunch craving. Photo credit: Terri Peters.

4. The food

Chances are, if you appreciate fine art like rock ‘n’ roll music, you also appreciate amazing food. Brunch at The Kitchen will not disappoint even the biggest foodie, with everything from carving stations with beef and horseradish sauce to an omelet bar where you can build your own delicious creations.

From stuffed olives to special seasonings, guests can customize their Bloody Mary to their linking at the Bloody Mary bar. Photo credit: Terri Peters.

5. The Bloody Mary bar

All rock stars enjoy some good self-expression, and The Kitchen’s acoustic brunch allows just that with their build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. From add-ins like garlic salt and hot sauce to a selection of olives stuffed with things like blue cheese and tiny gherkins, anyone can rock out with their own Bloody Mary designed exactly to their tastes.

Parents can enjoy their bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas in peace while kids play at The Kitchen’s kid’s area. Photo credit: Terri Peters.

6. The room for little rockers

Parents: you’ve all been there. You feed your starving littles their weight in pancakes and sprinkled donuts, and they’re ready to go to the pool before you’re through your first mimosa. The Kitchen has an answer for that in their kids’ room, complete with an old school Pac-Man video game and tons of toys. When your kids are at their breaking point, show those little rock stars the kid’s area and head back to the buffet for some biscuits and gravy and a spicy Bloody Mary while they play.

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Reservations for The Kitchen’s acoustic brunch can be booked on the Universal Orlando website.