Hard Rock International has broken ground on its new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol at 500 Gate City Highway, US.

The nearly 300,000ft2 permanent casino includes a sports book, 50 table games, 1,300 slots, along with several dining options.

The dining options include fine dining restaurant Council Oak Steaks and Seafood, a Hard Rock Live entertainment venue, a signature Hard Rock Cafe and Constant Grind, a Rock Shop, authentic music memorabilia, and many other.

This new project is anticipated to create nearly 900 to 1,000 construction-specific jobs and 1,200 full-time and part-time jobs once the location is open.

Construction work on the project will be managed by TN Ward and Berwil Construction.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristo president Allie Evangelista said: “This is an exciting day for Bristol! Our temporary casino has been a tremendous success, and we already have welcomed guests from all 50 states.

“Our amazing team members – with their friendly smiles and can-do attitudes – are the foundation of this success.

“I cannot wait for the next step, when we open the permanent casino in 2024 and have even more entertainment, dining, and music amenities to offer our customers.”

Hard Rock International stated that the guests can visit its temporary full-service casino, ‘Bristol Casino – Future Home of Hard Rock’, in the meantime.

The temporary casino features over 870 slots, 21 table games, three restaurants, and Hard Rock Sportsbook.

It also includes a main casino floor, non-smoking and high limit gaming areas, along with Mr. Lucky’s and grab and go food outlet, a sports bar, Bristol Bar, a brick oven pizza, and lounge with live entertainment.


Marc DeLeo, Randy Eads, Israel O’Quinn, Allie Evangelista, Jon Lucas, Jim McGlothlin, Clyde Stacy, Anthony Farnum, Jasen Eige & Martin Kent. Credit: Hard Rock International/ PRNewswire.