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519 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-4208 (Central Business District)
+1 303-893-2000
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Ranked #406 of 2,570 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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Rockford, IL
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Avoid this venue at all costs if you have an appetite. There is a bar so drinking may be ok. Location is on the 16th Street mall so easy to get to and next to a rather upscale restaurant called Marlowes. The Paramount Theater has musical acts and shows so I believe this place may be more of a favorite... More 

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Tom_B_1985, Manager at Paramount Cafe, responded to this review

Hi BossRino, Let me start by apologizing on behalf of everyone at Paramount Cafe. You did not have an experience that is up to our standards and we hope to use your review to improve and change. We have high standards for our food quality and are constantly working on our menu items to stay with trends and keep that... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for game day fun. Bartender was friendly and service was good. Wings were a total rip off advertised as a pound of wings, $12 95 for 8 heavily breaded and horribly sauced, tasted like they were dipped in yellow mustard. Yuk! Fish tacos were good; my date liked them but I thought they lacked flavor. Maybe we hit... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My fiancé & I recently visited the Paramount Cafe during our stay in Denver. We walked from our hotel on 18th, so it wasn't too far away. This is located in the 16th Street Mall, really convenient. We came for the late night happy hour that an employee at our hotel told us about. We were really excited about the... More 

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Tom_B_1985, Manager at Paramount Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Julia, Thank you so much for spending your late night happy hour with us! We are proud of our fun and high spirited atmosphere and love that you had a great time! We'll keep late night happy hour going every night from 10pm-close and you can always hit us up during our 4-7pm happy hour. Come back and see... More 

Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It was a great place for lunch!. I enjoyed the food and the price was right. It is popular so you may have to compete for seating. It is well worth it.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is a great restaurant in a great location. Perfect for people watching if you eat outside. Food was good and service was fast.

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Denver, Colorado
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130 reviews 130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had a late lunch prior to a Friday afternoon movie. The patio seating is great (other than homeless people and environmental advocates) and there is a good selection of food. We had burgers and jambalaya. Pretty good!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Sat at the extensive bar for a draft of local beer & fish & chips. Food portion was tasty and cooked to perfection, but quite small. Again, the server was cold & indifferent. 30 years ago, people in Denver were MUCH friendlier. Worth a 1-time visit for a bit of local flavor.

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Parker
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The glass we had still had lipstick on it... The prices were a little too pricey for what you got. But they can get away with it, it is downtown Denver after all. You get nickeled and dimed for everything down there.

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

fun eating here and dining on the street. Food was average with both sandwiches being overcooked. The Paramount is an old theatre converted to a restaurant. I like the history of the location.

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Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I really like going to paramount to get their volcano burger. I think that's what its called. super yummy. A great selection of beers, fast bartenders whip up drinks for you at any of their fifties style stools. There are pool tables in the back lots of tv to watch the game on and an outdoor patio facing 16th st.... More 

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Additional Information about Paramount Cafe

Address: 519 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-4208
Phone Number: +1 303-893-2000
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Central Business District
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 16
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Café, Chicken Wings

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