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Paramount Cafe

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Central Business District
American, Café, Hamburgers, Chicken Wings
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 12
    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
I'm a Regular to the Paramount Cafe

I work in the area and visit the Paramount Café weekly. They have a friendly and inviting staff and good food at a competitive price. A nice spot for dining before a show. The specials are nice and unique.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
MichaelBD57
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Denver, Colorado
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Had a great lunch on a Sunday afternoon. People watching is awesome. Great food and great service. Price for food is good not expensive.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We were in town for a concert. We spent the afternoon shopping around 16th Street. Everyone we had come into contact with so far had been extremely rude. We decided to have lunch at the Paramount Café. We were so excited to finally talk to nice people! The bartender suggested some great dishes. The staff here were the nicest people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

One of those menus where I can choose because it all sounds so good. I ended up getting a buffalo chicken sandwich and their soup of the day. It was all delicious and it's a cool setting. I would go back for sure!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stopped in mid afternoon to grab a quick bite. Love the outdoor seating. Ordered a chicken melt and the cafe dip. Upon ordering we were informed they were out of fries and out of plain and battered chicken. Service could have been better, it was a little slow - and the place wasn't busy. Probably wouldn't go back, just... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I work in the area and visit the Paramount Café weekly. They have a friendly and inviting staff and good food at a competitive price. A nice spot for dining before a show. The specials are nice and unique.

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Pickerington, Ohio
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I ordered the Gyro sandwich. The meat was thin and crispy like bacon. There was hardly any taste and not enough meat. I may try the restaurant again but not that sandwich. I was there for lunch and got in and out in a reasonable amount of time.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Grabbed a quick lunch on the recommendation from the Renaissance hotel. Since I was solo I sat at the bar and had a wonderful chat with Jessica the lunch bartender. The pastrami sandwich was really quite good although the accompanying tater tots were a little on the warm and not hot side. I ate them none the less! Wide selection... More 

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Honea Path, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We sat inside at a table for 6. The most uncomfortable chairs I have ever sat in for any period of time. I thought about turning it around and sitting in it backwards, but it would have been even worse. Made it hard to enjoy my food because all I could think about was how uncomfortable I was.

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We were in Denver for a volleyball tournament and stopped at the Paramount Cafe to eat lunch. I had the salmon sandwich, which was GREAT!!! It was the start of Lent and meat was not an option and I love salmon so I tried it. It was wonderful, large portion and great tots! The manager came to our table and... More 

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Ridgway, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Nice place on 16th Street. Took a lunch break on a business trip and stumbled in here. Cool vibe and good staff. Our bartender was very attentive and made sure we were taken care of. The salmon sandwich was excellent and my co-worker's ahi tuna sandwich looked extra appetizing. I'd recommend it and plan to come back again.

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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 1 - 16
  • Cuisine: American, Café, Hamburgers, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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