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Paramount Cafe

519 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-4208 (Central Business District)
+1 303-893-2000
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Ranked #362 of 2,527 Restaurants in Denver
Price range: $1 - $16
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Café, Chicken Wings
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Paramount Cafe is Denver's original Rock 'n' Roll Cafe. Centrally located on 16th Street Mall in Denver, Paramount's award winning patio serves up some of the best people watching in town. With 47 beers on tap, almost all Colorado crafts, and a diverse Colorado cocktail list, our drinks are sure to please any palate. Our food is locally sourced whenever possible and we feature wild game burgers as well as all of the pub favorites. Whether you're a visitor or a local, Paramount Cafe is sure to show you a good time.
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Arlington, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Paramout is located in downtown Denver on 16th Street. There is a wide variety of burgers offered. It's located on 16th Street which gives you great access to that area of Denver and access to the free bus that runs the length of the street. It is over for both lunch and dinner.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stopped here after spending a good deal of time trying to decide where to eat on the 16th St Mall. The patio was full so we ended up inside. Our waitress was friendly but seemed to be having an off day. I'm guessing the frenzy of the restaurant wasn't helping anything. I ordered the Durango Burger,... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Cool gastro-diner. Great beer selection. Great service. We got the appetizer sampler, it was huge. The Juans were delicious.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
295 reviews 295 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I was happy to see those giant overhead heaters outside of the Paramount Cafe! I love being able to sit, eat and watch the crazy spectacle of Denver downtown nightlife. I ordered the BBQ Chicken salad and it was amazing. It was served with chipotle ranch and bbq sauce. The service was super fast, and I was checked up on... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We visited Denver for a night, and wanted to grab happy hour close to the hotel (Magnolia hotel). When we stopped in H&M to shop, we asked the cashier where to go for a drink. He recommended the place, and we are glad he did. It's a cool old theatre made into a bar, with great outdoor seating right on... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Service was very friendly and food and drinks were good. Weather was very nice for outside seating. Cafe is on 16th just a couple of blocks from the Crowne Plaza.

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Lynette F, Manager at Paramount Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Dale, Cheers to you for the 4 star review from all of us at Paramount Café. Come back and see us next time you are in Denver. Our patio will be waiting for you! Lynette F. Marketing and Events More

Denver, Colorado, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I had the Bison Burger with Gorgonzola and grilled mushrooms with no bun. It was perfect! French fries were just the right crunch and served hot. The service was fast and professional. I had a Chardonnay "High" something...it was very good. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was at this longtime spot. I've eaten at several of... More

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Lynette F, Manager at Paramount Cafe, responded to this review

Hi EllenZoeS, THANK YOU so much for the awesome review. It's awesome that you took the time out to write good things for us! Come back and see us soon! Cheers, Lynette F. Marketing and Events More

Salem, Oregon
Top Contributor
375 reviews 375 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I am giving this a very good review on the strength of the bison burgers enjoyed by Carol and our daughter. The bison was tasty and cooked to order (one medium, one medium rare) perfectly. The Gorgonzola was a good match and mushrooms too. Pretty good fries as well. I made the mistake of ordering the Jambalaya. Why do I... More

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Lynette F, Manager at Paramount Cafe, responded to this review

Hi "pkrissel", Thank you for giving such a great review based on the Bison Burger! We think the burger is yummy too and appreciate that you noted that they were cooked well. I'm so sorry about the Jambalaya not living up to expectations. It absolutely should not be a bland, soupy dish and I have passed this information along to... More

Orlando, FL
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Ate here with some friends and wanted to try something new so had a Bison burger and a taste of a n Elk burger. The Elk burger was tastier as the Bison is a very lean meat. I had a couple of their 22oz Big Nose beers which was tasty as well. Nice night so we sat in the outside... More

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Lynette F, Manager at Paramount Cafe, responded to this review

Hi "jd50005", Thank you for your 4 star review of Paramount Cafe. We are very proud of our eclectic burgers and are pleased that you tried both the elk and bison! We appreciate that you took the time to write and we hope to see you back on our patio some time soon. It's heated in the winter! Cheers, Lynette... More

Essex, England
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great atmosphere in this friendly eatery but we preferred to sit outside & watch the interesting & colourful people promenade up & down the 16th St Mall! Excellent food and great portions. Very friendly staff. Excellent choice of beers with flights (samples) possible. So much better in every way than the Cheesecake Factory, where we also ate this trip!

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Lynette F, Manager at Paramount Cafe, responded to this review

Hi pd7, Cheers to you! Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. We just started doing the beer flights and are happy they are well received. The more beer the better! We hope to see you again soon. Lynette F. Marketing and Events More

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