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Paramount Cafe

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Central Business District
Grill, Pub, American, Hamburgers
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519 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
+1 303-893-2000
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Dessert, 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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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Another Denver Happy Hour

Lively happy hour with many options. The menu isn't as straight forward as it could be...but the beer and pork sliders are worth the effort!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
johnnyandscott
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New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Highlands Ranch
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a older, historic bar/restaurant on the 16th. St. Mall It's a great place, with tons of atmosphere. Had a Classic Rock and Roll burger. It was delicious and cooked to medium rare perfection. Onion rings on the side were perfect. The cheese fry appetizer by itself a meal. Topped it off with cheese cake burrito with strawberry sauce... More 

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New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Lively happy hour with many options. The menu isn't as straight forward as it could be...but the beer and pork sliders are worth the effort!

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Virginia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This restaurant is located in a great place in downtown Denver. The restaurant is unique in its decor. The menu has a variety of items from salads, to burgers to wraps to pork bbq to gyros and wraps. I chose the Santa Fe salad at the advice of the server and I did not think it was very good at... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

THIS was THE best black bean/ veggie burger I've ever had this place was fabbo. I would come back here in a heartbeat. THANK YOU. great people watching in addition to the good food.

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Lilburn GA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stopped in for a late lunch on a Saturday. We were seated right away on the patio. We enjoyed watching all the foot traffic on 16th street as we dined. Food was well presented, and they had tasty what appeared to be homemade dressings for the salads.

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London, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Located in the historic theater, this restaurant/pub has been carved out of what used to be a (very fancy) concession stand. Great food, excellent service, a good local beer selection and a nice outdoor canopy-covered seating area on the 16th street mall combine to make this a nice lunch stop.

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San Antonio, TX
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This place is VERY charming both inside and outside on the patio. It's a bustling atmosphere appropriate for downtown Denver. The food and service, not so much. Let's start with the food. Food is good, however it is average. Not much to be interested in except for the spicy fried pickles, which by the way, they will not let you... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great place, good food and amazing service, yet, if you are sensitive to smoking, avoid the porch sitting as they allow smoking

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El Paso, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Friendly staff gave us the 411 on the history of the building. Food was very good. Our group tried the sliders, wings, hummus, cheese fries, wonton Juans, fried pickles and a steak salad. Everything got a thumbs up from my group of students, in fact by the end of the meal, every plate was clean.

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place has a nice selection of draft beers. The service was slow. Their happy hour specials are cheap and worth checking out.

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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, Hamburgers

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?