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500 16th Street Mall, Suite 120, Denver, CO 80202 (Downtown)
+1-303-623-3191
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Ranked #311 of 2,570 Restaurants in Denver
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Family Fare
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Corner of 16th & Glenarm
Transit: The light rail can take you directly downtown to either the Union Station stop in LoDo or the 16th Street Mall stop on California, just blocks from the Hard Rock Cafe! Also, the complimentary Mall Shuttle travels up and down 16th Street Mall between Union Station and Civic Center Station, taking you right to the cafe located on Glenarm.
Description: Denver was founded in 1858, the first spot where gold was discovered in Colorado during the heyday of the Gold Rush. While still firmly rooted in its Western past, modern-day Denver spotlights sharp skyscrapers, clean streets and literally dozens of parks that give it a much younger and more progressive feel in the new millennium. Although nicknamed the "Mile High City," Denver doesn't lie in the mountains at all. The city itself is completely flat, sitting on high plains with the Rocky Mountains as a majestic backdrop. Stop by the Hard Rock Cafe Denver the next time you're visiting the "Mile High City"! Located in Denver Pavilions, this two-story walking mall on 16th Street was recently rated Denver's #1 tourist attraction, but that doesn't mean locals don't hang out here, too! We're the #1 spot for everyone, and as always, the Hard Rock Cafe is easy for everyone to find. Just look for the 20-foot neon guitar and spread the word that there's still gold to be found inside our doors! (Gold-album recording artist memorabilia, that is.) So if dry mountain air has left you parched, unhitch your wagon and have a seat at our handcrafted oak bar for the tastiest drinks and the best grub this side of the Mississippi. No horses inside though, please, just the occasional pony keg.
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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

we visited on a weekday lunch time. Not much atmosphere for hard rock. Food was average nothing exceptional. Service was good & food arrived promptly. Wouldn't need to rush back.

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Dundee
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102 reviews 102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Visited here on spec on a Sunday afternoon....initial impressions were that the front door glass area could do with a good clean it was dirty looking......it was not very busy..our initial server was welcoming and attentive.....when our fajitas arrived with a different server she was pretty brusque...no welcome words just a ....shrimp....chicken ...and the plates were dumped on the table... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My wife and I visited here during our stay in this lovely City. We'd been to Hard Rock Cafes before and had good experiences, but nothing could prepare us for what happened here. We got a table outside and ordered our meal with some alcoholic drinks. The waiter then asked to see our IDs. You may think this is not... More 

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HRCDenverMgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

I'm sorry about your experience with us! The Hard Rock Cafe in Denver is required to adhere to very strict Colorado liquor laws. The state is very serious about our guests having proper identification with them when they are enjoying alcoholic beverages. However, your server should have been a little more flexible when it is obvious that you are above... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I could tell by eating here that people eat here for the atmosphere, not the food. The food wasn't the best ever and I doubt I'll be back. But it was quite the experience.

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HRCDenverMgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I'd like to apologize for your experience with our menu, and hope in the future you'll give us another chance! -Bryan Jenkins, HRC Denver More 

Thermopolis, Wyoming
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I dropped in Hard Rock during a weekend trip. The atmosphere - as always - is excellent, and the food is a great value and very tasty. The thing that sets this Hard Rock over the bar was the service. We had a delightful waitress who was very attentive and extremely personable, sharing in our jokes and discussion as she... More 

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HRCDenverMgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Glad you had a great time with us, visit us again soon! More 

Vernal, Utah
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

When I consider going into a HRC, it isn't because the food is spectacular. Denver doesn't vary from this observation. What I was impressed with was the speed at which our group of 12 was seated and speed/quality of service. Our server was Tyler and he was excellent. Drinks refilled, order changes fulfilled and no lack of attention. Keep guys... More 

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HRCDenverMgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback. Tyler is definitely one of our rockstars! Thanks for the review! More 

Montana
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200 reviews 200 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Burgers are always great at Hard Rock. Our waitress was very entertaining and was attentive to 5 of us. Whenever there is a Hard Rock close I visit it for the experience I recommend the same any chance you get.

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Thanks for the great review! More 

Grand Island, Nebraska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The food was ok. When ordering a burger, make sure you ask to have it cooked a little more than you normally like it...I asked for medium rare and it was very raw with the outside brown...I like my meat pink but not raw..the fries were good and service was decent.

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HRCDenverMgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate the review! I hope your server was able to fix the situation for you. Thanks for visiting us! -Bryan Jenkins, HRC Denver More 

Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Hard Rock Cafe is always one of my favorite places to eat. The food and service are always great! And the memorabilia is fascinating. This particular one is one of the nicest I've seen, two thumbs up!! :)

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HRCDenverMgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We love getting feedback from our fans! More 

Denver, Colorado
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This location is great for doing some shopping or catching a movie on 16th street then grabbing a drink or bite. The food isn't the most amazing, but the new buttermilk fried shrimp is delicious. The wait staff is great and the oodles of memorabilia will keep me coming back.

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Glad you enjoyed the shrimp! Thanks for the review! More 

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Additional Information about Hard Rock Cafe

Address: 500 16th Street Mall, Suite 120, Denver, CO 80202
Phone Number: +1-303-623-3191
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Family Fare

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