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Paramount Cafe

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Central Business District
Grill, Pub, American
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519 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
+1 303-893-2000
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Paramount Cafe is Denver's original Rock 'n' Roll Cafe. Centrally located...
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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    Very good
  • 59
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect Spot for People Watching.

Great spot right in the middle of the fun. An outside seat is ideal if you wanna do some people watching. Good beers and appetizers. Great place to start if you have never been to Denver.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Seattle, WA
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

We are in town just for the weekend and were searching for a brunch with outdoor area. Paramount definitely delivered! Their brunch menu is limited, it's mostly lunch. But we got a great breakfast burrito that was big enough to split. $4 mimosa for me, $8 jumbo Bloody Mary bar for hubby. And if you check in on Yelp, you... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great spot right in the middle of the fun. An outside seat is ideal if you wanna do some people watching. Good beers and appetizers. Great place to start if you have never been to Denver.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My gf and I both went to see Book or Mormon on Sunday night and Performing Arts Center and were looking for takeout to bring back to hotel. We ordered a side of onion rings and tater tots and they were great. She ordered a plain cheeseburger and said it was OK. I had the buffalo chicken sandwich and it... More 

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Hawkwell
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Stopped here for lunch while taking a whistle stop tour of downtown Denver. We decided to sit inside to take a break from the sunshine. It was a bit noisy but otherwise seemed a good choice. The craft beers on draft were excellent and I enjoyed a couple of pints of Big Nose India Pale Ale. The food was well... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Both of us ordered the fish and chips. It was average and not really a do-over if we eat here again. The staff were friendly and we were seated outside so we enjoyed the weather and people watching. (A whole other story) We would give this place another try but not this dish.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We ate here on Sunday as part of a trip to Denver. The reviews here were positive but we weren't expecting much. In fact, we were pleasantly surprised. We were promptly seated outside and served promptly and pleasantly throughout. We decided on a bison burger with fries and jambalaya with additional shrimp washed down with a couple of glasses of... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place was perfect, to satisfy our hunger following the MLS Allstar vs Tottenham Spurs soccer game. Waiter was very attentive, and the menu was sufficiently varied to cover our tastes. Great location, right on the 16th Street pedestrian mall.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Buy one get one happy hour starts at 10pm. You really don't need to go any where else while your in Denver. Good food and Great Drinks.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Came here with my wife and kids. Burgers were really good. Service was solid. Good drink menu and decor. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Crowded and noisy are the only negative comments I can come up with for the Paramount Cafe. Others might simply say they have a vibrant bar scene, which is equally true. Since we had a limited amount of time before Happy Hour (4-7 daily) ended, I wanted to sit at the bar. After walking all the way around the huge,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 519 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 303-893-2000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16
  • Cuisine: Grill, Pub, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?