About Us

Welcome to Ralph’s Rock Diner, the legendary live music venue, bar and diner located about a mile from the DCU Center in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts.

The diner, built in 1930 by the Worcester Lunch Car Company (the first to manufacture diners operating from 1906 to 1957) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was moved to its current location and connected to a 19th century 2 story brick building that was originally a fire station and so was born “Ralph’s”.

The atmosphere is best described as eclectic. Antiques and neon adorn the walls and ceilings, and hand painted murals are everywhere, a sort of curated carnival of curiosities. The diverse live entertainment is drawn from local, national and international artists and has featured many famous performers. Bi-monthly Metal Thursdays have been a staple since 2006, while the Dirty Gerund Poetry Show has been going strong every Monday since 2009. Ralph’s also projects movies and video games on the outside patio, hosts vintage auto and motorcycle shows as well as private parties.

If you’re hungry, the famous “Ralph’s Burger” could be the best you’ll ever have. We also offer veggie burgers, hot dogs, and our award-winning chili, all served until 12:30 am every night of the week.



If you’re looking to book your band, please visit our Booking page.

If you’re looking to book a private event upstairs, please fill out the contact form and we’ll get back to you soon.

Stage Dimensions

20′ (width)  x  7.5′ (height)  x  15′ (depth)


High: Peavey MXR1 High horns with Peavey 1-15 Black Widows on a Carver 200 watt amp

Mids: EAW FR 325’s on an Ashley 1000 watts

Subs: EAW FA 555 – 15s powered by a QSC 2450 at 1000 watts

Monitors: 2 Front Mixes on JBL 825’s and 925’s (no horns ), on 2 Behringer 1500’s (Drum Monitor) and 1 JBL 825


Studio DJ DMX Board

4 – Colored LED Cans (Front)

2 – White LED Cans (Stage)

Notable Artists That Have Played Ralph’s

Alice In Chains, Anvil, Black Flag, Blowfly, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Doug Stanhope, Flamin Groovies, Hüsker Dü, Letters to Cleo, Living Colour, Local H, Murphy’s Law, Quicksand, Richie Ramone, Sheer Terror, The Mad Daddy’s, The Neighborhoods, The Smithereens, Tommy Ramone, and many more.

Movie’s Filmed at Ralph’s

Tumbledown (2015)

Various Awards We’ve Won

Over the years, we’ve won numerous awards, including Best Live Music Venue, Best Burger, Best Bartender, and many others from Worcester publications.