Sioux City is home to one of the world's premier casino destinations: the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. While most people might think that the slot machines, poker tables, and roulette wheels are the only things calling travelers, the Hard Rock Sioux City has far more to offer than just that alone.

The Hard Rock calls itself a 'true entertainment destination' as it's home to more than just gaming. Anything from incredible, luxe meals to world-class dinner shows can be found here, and that's not even including the hotel's landmark status. It has a AAA Four-Diamond rating, so if there were any doubts that this isn't the right place for a weekend getaway, that should be a game-changer. Anyone who loves rock 'n roll, fantastic food, stellar nightlife, and, of course, a bit of gaming fun, should check out this Sioux City destination. And, if you're still not convinced, here's a full breakdown of what to expect when booking a stay.


Gaming, Slot Machines, And More

The casino at the Hard Rock Hotel is award-winning and features more than 630 slot machines, along with 19 tabletop-style games. The slot machines start at a penny so guests can feel free to spin as many times as they want while taking their chance on a multitude of slot machine styles. The slot machine floor has both smoking and non-smoking sections, so guests have their own choices for convenience.

The tabletop games are just as extensive as the slot machines, with a wide variety of games for every guest in the casino. Included are Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Cajun Stud, Free Bet Blackjack, Texas Hold'em Poker, and Double Deck Blackjack. Out of all the casinos in Iowa, the Hard Rock Sioux City offers more options than any with fewer rules applied to each game.

Hours of Operation:

  • Every day from 10 AM - 2 AM
  • Certain holidays and weekends allow 24-hour access

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World-Class Entertainment And Nightlife

When it comes to entertainment in Sioux City and the surrounding area, the Hard Rock Hotel is the one and only destination for the best entertainment around. Not only does the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City have an indoor event venue called Anthem, but the hotel also features an outdoor venue at Battery Park. Anthem is a classy, lounge-style concert venue that features rock, pop, hip hop, and country artists. The guest limit is 850 so the venue is the perfect, intimate way to get up close and personal with a guest's favorite musical artists.

At Battery Park, concert-goers will have access to an outdoor venue that feels as grand as it looks. Throughout the summer season, major artists play here and those interested can find the calendar on the Hard Rock website.

As of 2021, artists such as Brantley Gilbert, Staind, Nonpoint, Shinedown, Pop Evil, and Nelly are on the lineup for live shows. The events at Battery Park are open to all ages and it's been hailed as the greatest outdoor concert venue in all of Sioux City.

All The Incredible Dining Options

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has plenty of dining options to choose from with a total of three restaurants and three bars to choose from.

Fuel American Grill

The Fuel American Grill is the perfect food-themed celebration of Americana food in the form of traditional burgers, all-American sides, salads, and sandwiches. It's casual and fast and a great way to take a break from exploring the rest of the hotel (and playing slots!) to grab a bite. Running late before a show? Stop here to pick up some quick, good comfort food. The entire menu is cooked to order so you can be sure that whatever you get is made fresh.

  • Open every day from 8 AM - 1 AM

Main + Abbey

Main + Abbey is a chic lounge-style restaurant with a bar that features a total of 30 craft beers, craft drinks, and a full Americana menu. Take a break at the bar and engage in a friendly conversation or unwind over a meal while trying any number of Sioux City brews. It's recommended that reservations are made for Main + Abbey.

  • Tuesday - Thursday from 4 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday - Saturday from 4 PM - 10 PM
  • Sunday & Monday - Closed

World Tour Buffet

World Tour Buffet is exactly what it sounds like - a world-class buffet restaurant! Featuring a myriad of food styles, this restaurant is decked out in neon lights and unique decor, making for an experience that's just as fun as its buffet offerings.

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