December may bring chilly weather and snowfall, but the Big Apple truly comes to life over the holiday season. From pop-up markets to arthouse films and ballet, here are the December events you won’t want to miss.
Hard Rock Café Yankee Stadium
1 E 161 St, The Bronx, New York City, New York, 10451
With a 165-seat capacity, the Hard Rock Cafe Yankee Stadium offers a vibrant sports and dining experience, displaying baseball-related memorabilia alongside the chain’s famous rock artifacts. The restaurant switches between music videos and live, large-screen broadcasts of Yankees games, so you can watch the action while enjoying the all-American menu of burgers, wings, barbecue, and cocktails. Some New York sightseeing passes include a behind-the-scenes tour of Yankee Stadium.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Hard Rock Cafe Yankee Stadium is fun for sports and music aficionados of all ages.
The restaurant is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs.
On-site facilities include restrooms, free Wi-Fi, and a small shop selling Hard Rock and Yankees merchandise.
How to Get There
The Hard Rock Cafe Yankee Stadium sits on the corner of 161st Street and River Avenue in the Bronx, the borough north of Manhattan. The nearest subway station is 161st Street—catch a B, D, or 4 train to get there. Bx6 and Bx13 buses also stop at 161st Street and River Avenue. Paid parking is available on River Avenue and 164th Street. Drivers should arrive well before games to avoid heavy traffic.
When to Get There
The Hard Rock Cafe Yankee Stadium is typically open to the public (including non-ticket-holders) Monday through Saturday from 11am to 7pm, and on Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Hours vary on game days, so check online before setting off. Usually quiet on nongame days, the restaurant is packed before games, so get there early and be prepared to wait for a table.
Tips for Visiting the Hard Rock Cafe Yankee Stadium
The Hard Rock Cafe is a great option if you have a ticket for a Yankees game. After soaking up the pregame atmosphere over a meal or drink, head straight inside the stadium through an interior corridor. It’s also worth hitting the restaurant after the game to allow the departing crowds to disperse.
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