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Paramount Cafe

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Central Business District
American, Hamburgers, Café, Chicken Wings
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519 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-4208
+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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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 44
    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
Most recent review
Yummy!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Kim H
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Leavenworth, Kansas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Leavenworth, Kansas
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
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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GREAT FALLS
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Very glad we stopped here for food. Great atmosphere, decent food, and good service. Plenty of TVs with sporting events on.

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Rockford, IL
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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

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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 519 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-4208
  • 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, Hamburgers, Café, 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?