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Hard Rock Cafe

) #199 of 2,437 Restaurants in Denver €€ - €€€ American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
500 16th St, Suite 120, Denver, CO 80202-4259
+1 303-623-3191
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  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
500 16th St, Suite 120, Denver, CO 80202-4259
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A very good Hard Rock Cafe. Friendly, attentive servers, especially Travis.My favorite, the Legendary Burger, was perfectly cooked. +They have some nice local beers.

Thank TravelinAlan
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Alan for the review! Travis is a true rock star! Hope we see you again next time you're Travelin' through!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was much better this time around. Service was great. Loved sitting outside and enjoying the weather.

Thank Valerie B
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Valerie! Glad you enjoyed you time with us and our outdoor patio. Hope we see you next time you're back in town.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went walking to find a place and decided to eat here because we wanted comfort and not new choice. The prices seem a little high but the food tastes great.

Thank T K
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks TK! Glad you enjoyed made from scratch menu. Hope we see you again sometime soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used to be big into visiting Hard Rocks, getting t-shirts and pins, but have gotten away from it. Spotted this HR while on the free mall shuttle so just had to go back for a quick beer. Food menu looked like lots to choose...More

Thank lobstaluva
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed your time revisiting Hard Rock (and got your official Denver Hard Rock shirt!). Hope to see you again, don't be a stranger!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice! The atmosphere inside is really nice. Food was good but there aren't many choices for the hamburger in the menu and they'r always the same.More

Thank Cristina Z
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Cristina, thanks for the review! We actually have 7 different varieties of burger on our menu, including our new local legendary. Additionally, for the next few months we have 3 specialty burgers that we are featuring from Hard Rock's around the country including the...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Early Saturday evening dinner w/coworkers & managers- great service - had Caesar salad w/grilled chicken - very good - if you order dessert make it a group consensus & share - they are huge!

Thank mimi_x4_tammy
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Glad you and the group enjoyed the desserts, always better when shared! Hope we see you again soon.

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Hard Rock Denver was nice. We've been to Hard Rock Cafe's all over the country and in many foreign countries so know what to expect here. Their space was nice - 2 floors. Service was good as was the food. Rock shop was small but...More

Thank DebbyJoe
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Debby Joe for the review! Glad you had a nice time with us. Hope you'll join us again soon.

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The food was honestly what you would expect for a chain restaurant. What stood out to me though was the staff. Steven & Cody at the bar made some great margaritas and were wonderful conversationalists. I would definitely come back!

Thank whollycrepe
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks!! Glad the bar staff made your visit fun. We'll be rolling out some new menu items, including a lot of farm to table items exclusive to Denver, in the near future. Hope we see you again sometime soon!

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Service was good all over. They gave us the best seat in the patio area because my son needed his carriage parked inside. Food came out fairly quick. Ordered the chicken and twisted mac and cheese. The pasta was delicious but the chicken was very...More

Thank christi77
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Christi for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad we were able to get you a great spot on the patio, but disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy all parts of your meal. Please know we now have an executive...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Stopped by here before going to see a movie at the 16th Street Mall. Wanted to eat off the appetizer menu, which has become sparse to say the least. Although the appetizers are good, they are extremely expensive. I wish that they would grow a...More

Thank W9586PXmarkp
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the review.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
is there adequate parking there? can we make reservations for 14 + people in advance?
16 July 2015|
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Response from HRCDenverMgmt | Property representative |
The surrounding blocks are lined with parking meters, and there are also multiple lots and garages within a few blocks from us. We'd love to help you book a large party! Call our Sales Team at 303-623-0856.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 16th St, Suite 120, Denver, CO 80202-4259
    (Corner of 16th & Glenarm)
  • Public Transportation: The light rail can take you directly downtown to either the Union Station stop in LoDo or the 16th Street Mall stop on California, just blocks from the Hard Rock Cafe! Also, the complimentary Mall Shuttle travels up and down 16th Street Mall between Union Station and Civic Center Station, taking you right to the cafe located on Glenarm.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 303-623-3191
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Denver was founded in 1858, the first spot where gold was discovered in Colorado during the heyday of the Gold Rush. While still firmly rooted in its Western past, modern-day Denver spotlights sharp skyscrapers, clean streets and literally dozens of parks that give it a much younger and more progressive feel in the new millennium. Although nicknamed the "Mile High City," Denver doesn't lie in the mountains at all. The city itself is completely flat, sitting on high plains with the Rocky Mountains as a majestic backdrop. Stop by the Hard Rock Cafe Denver the next time you're visiting the "Mile High City"! Located in Denver Pavilions, this two-story walking mall on 16th Street was recently rated Denver's #1 tourist attraction, but that doesn't mean locals don't hang out here, too! We're the #1 spot for everyone, and as always, the Hard Rock Cafe is easy for everyone to find. Just look for the 20-foot neon guitar and spread the word that there's still gold to be found inside our doors! (Gold-album recording artist memorabilia, that is.) So if dry mountain air has left you parched, unhitch your wagon and have a seat at our handcrafted oak bar for the tastiest drinks and the best grub this side of the Mississippi. No horses inside though, please, just the occasional pony keg.