The Hard Heart was officially designated as the Midlevel Cantina on Deck 69 of Sector N-One. When Memah Roothes was hired to run the bar she changed the name in tribute to her previous cantina on Coruscant, the Soft Heart Cantina. It was destroyed with the rest of the Death Star during the Battle of Yavin in 0 BBY.
The Hard Heart was also famously the scene of a bitter argument between Sith Lord Darth Vader and an unknown employee which was ultimately stopped by Head of Catering, Mr. Stephens.
The cantina had a low level of customer satisfaction, with many patrons complaining about the wet trays and poor standards of customer service.
Some of the drinks served at the Hard Heart included:
- Alarevi ale
- Andoan ale
- A Walk in the Phelopean Forest
- generic and brand-named malt
- Mon Calamari seaweed mash
- Zabrak ferment
- Penne al arrabiata
- Death Star (First appearance)