Hard Rock Cafe Manila’s OPM Beats, Bar Bites, and Homegrown Entries to the ‘World Burger Tour’

Hard Rock Cafe in the Philippines recently announced exciting food promotions and a live OPM entertainment lineup, all of May

Hard Rock Cafe Manila invites you to dine, drink, and rock ‘n’ roll, as it turns up the heat, throughout May and into June with a sizzling lineup of live OPM music, delectable bar bites, and juicy burgers inspired by the flavors of the Philippines. Together with Hard Rock Cafes around the world, the Manila and Makati branches of the beloved chain of theme bar-restaurants have thrown their chefs caps into the ring for the ‘World Burger Tour,’ Hard Rock Cafe International’s highly anticipated culinary competition.

The fun-filled festivities for this homage to homegrown kicked off at Hard Rock Cafe Manila with a melodic bang, as the crowd grooved to the soulful tunes of none other than Filipino powerhouse songstress, Jinky Vidal. Back in the Philippines for a spell from her current place of residence in Canada, Vidal took to the stage, with zeal, for her “Homecoming” concert, after a rousing set from Hard Rock regulars, Lockdown band. The night had the crowd singing and swaying along, which certainly set the stage for an epic month ahead.

Filipino powerhouse singer, Jinky Vidal, with Hard Rock Cafe Manila’s Director of Operations, Brian Peck

Rock your taste buds with the World Burger Tour entries

Get ready to sink your teeth into the ultimate burger showdown as Hard Rock Cafe International presents the “World Burger Tour,” a global gastronomic battle to see which burger will reign supreme across participating countries, worldwide.

Hard Rock Cafe Manila’s Adobo Burger

From sizzling sisig to mouthwatering adobo, the R&D team at Hard Rock Cafe Manila has cooked up some serious contenders: the Sisig Burger and the Adobo Burger, as official entries, with the Jackfruit Burger as a vegetarian-friendly limited edition option.

Hard Rock Manila’s Sisig Burger

“We’ll be promoting three different kinds of locally inspired burgers, two of which will be our official entries to the competition. The patties have all been inspired by local flavors, because we want to present our food to the world and introduce what we have to offer to Hard Rock Cafes, globally. The official entries are the Adobo Burger and the Sisig Burger. We also have a Jackfruit Burger, a vegetarian version, which is inspired by the jackfruit vegetable dish, cooked in coconut milk. We are ready to compete. Hopefully one of our entries comes out as a winner, so we can really elevate Filipino flavors on the global stage,” Brian Peck, Hard Rock Cafe Manila’s Director of Operations, said.

Hard Rock Cafe Manila’s limited-edition Jackfruit Burger

But it’s not just about taste—it’s about culinary creativity, palate-pleasing panache, and pushing the boundaries of burger brilliance. Each entry is a unique culinary creation, bursting with one-of-a-kind flavors and Filipino flair that will surely get your taste buds dancing.

The stakes are high, folks! The winning burger from each cafe will battle it out on the global stage for a chance to be featured in the prestigious World Burger Tour. And with just five semifinalist spots up for grabs, from which only three burgers will make it to the finals, the competition is fierce. Rally behind our Philippine team and show your burger love. Swing by Hard Rock Cafe Manila to taste these epic creations before they’re gone. Let’s make history and bring home the burger crown!

Bluegrass band

 ‘I Love OPM!’ is coming your way!

Of course, as the name implies, Hard Rock is largely about energetic, enlivening music. Groove to the songs of the Philippines’ most iconic OPM bands every Thursday of May with the “I Love OPM!” showcase. Aficionados of live music will rejoice, as Hard Rock Cafe Manila amps up the volume with an electrifying series of OPM renditions from its band regulars, Lockdown, Bluegrass, Inner Voices, and others. From rock anthems to heartfelt ballads, the stage will come alive with the sounds of lauded Filipino artists, like Parokya ni Edgar, Rivermaya, Eraserheads, VST. & Co., Hotdog, Teeth, Siakol, Bamboo, Urbandub, and Sampaguita, promising upbeat nights filled with rhythm, rock ‘n roll, and a whole lot of soul! Whether you’re an OPM superfan or just looking to unwind to hot tunes and cold brews, Hard Rock Cafe Manila is the ultimate destination to experience the vibrant pulse of Manila’s music scene. Shows start at 7pm on Thursdays, at Hard Rock Cafe Manila; it’s always best to book your table in advance, to secure your spot for each performance.

“Music is Hard Rock’s blood. It’s in our heart and soul. So, we want to uplift and introduce OPM to the Hard Rock stage,” Peck pointed out.

Lockdown band

A bonanza of bold Bar Bites and crafty cocktails

But the excitement doesn’t stop there. Boost your enjoyment of your favorite tunes with an array of mouthwatering bar bites that will tantalize your taste buds and keep you fueled to rock the night away. Indulge your cravings with Hard Rock’s tempting treats: Chicken Lollipops (with zesty sweet chili dip), Crispy Dumplings (packed with veggies and served with soba sauce), Crispy Fried Squid (crunchy goodness of the sea with your choice of sauce), Asian Spring Rolls (chicken or fish), and Gambas Al Ajillo (spicy shrimp sensation with bruschetta). Each bite is loaded with flavor and more than a hint of spice, making it the perfect accompaniment to your rockin’ night out.

Hard Rock Manila’s roster of Bar Bites

Pair them perfectly with handcrafted cocktails like Blood Orange Bliss, Hibiscus Blackberry Spritz, Piña Colada, Appletini, Peach Basil Mule, Lavender Haze, or Apple Ginger Mojito. Plus a thirst-quenching roster of other beverages, alcoholic or otherwise.

Gather your friends, grab a seat, and get ready to rock your way through May at Hard Rock Cafe Manila. With live OPM music, irresistible bar bites, and the tantalizing flavors of the World Burger Tour, it’s bound to be a month to remember. Let the good times roll, and celebrate the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll in the heart of Manila.

To keep updated on the latest happenings and band schedules, check out Hard Rock Cafe Manila.