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Hard Rock Cafe

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500 16th Street Mall, Suite 120, Denver, CO 80202 (Corner of 16th & Glenarm)
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.
+1-303-623-3191
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Denver was founded in 1858, the first spot where gold was discovered in...
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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  • 82
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A classic Hard Rock Cafe

Easy loctation to find in the heart of the city. The food was good, service a little slow but friendly.. Price ok.The shop had a good selection shirts and miscellaneous merchendise.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
kyles590
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Omaha, Nebraska
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Easy loctation to find in the heart of the city. The food was good, service a little slow but friendly.. Price ok.The shop had a good selection shirts and miscellaneous merchendise.

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Antony
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Since we did not fancy desert at Earls we decided to dip into Hard Rock café for a cheese cake and Mojitos (our last chance to sample US food before our return) Cheesecake was ok super rich and mojitos lacking strenght. The concept of hard rock café seem now dated but still very popular the place was full

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Service was great! got seated right away every time we come to denver we always eat here love the decor!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is just like all the others so you now what to expect and if that's what you want they deliver... As always, interesting stuff on the walls.

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

There's certainly something to be said about consistency...Thanks for the review! -Bryan, HRC Denver More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Friendly, fast service. Fresh salad, delicious juicy burger. Plenty of awesome rock memorabilia plus Red Rock original benches. Lots of space around huge bar. Loved the staff, all were helpful, talkative and knowledgeable about the area. Good times for all!

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

We LOVE hearing back from our fans! Those Red Rocks benches just might be the coolest piece of memorabilia we have. Thanks for the review! -Bryan, HRC Denver More 

Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I want to start by saying I am a Hard Rock rewards member and visit Hard Rock often when I travel. This was not a good experience by any means. The person that was seating everyone acted annoyed to be working and very overwhelmed, and the server was also overwhelmed as she was handling multiple tables and was doing the... More 

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

So sorry to hear about your negative experience with us! The flow of things can certainly get pretty hectic when our computer servers act up. Thank you for being so patient with your server! Customer service is our absolute #1 priority, and we can't wait for the opportunity to serve you again. -Bryan, HRC Denver More 

Parker, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The food is okay but it's overpriced. If you want a Hard Rock t-shirt or other souvenir expect to pay more than average.

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

Thanks for your feedback. Our menu pricing is comparable and competitive to surrounding establishments in the Denver Metro area. We truly appreciate hearing back from our guests, and we look forward to serving you again in the future. -Bryan, HRC Denver More 

Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Lively energy and a good crowd. The video selection is superb! The large appetizer plate was delicious. Large drinks and even better milkshakes. The highlight of the evening--witnessing the large array, of Rock n' Roll history! Loved the gift shop.

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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 checking out all of our memorabilia! -Bryan, HRC Denver More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Thought we would try this out on 16th Street Mall. Nachos were okay. Service was fine but atmosphere was lacking. Basically for cost food was just average.

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

Thanks for the review. We always appreciate feedback from our guests. More 

Tampa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We happened upon the Hard Rock Denver while visiting the downtown area. We were seated in the upstairs area quickly and with a window-side table so we had a nice view. So far so good. It took awhile for our waitress to make her way to our table. Our hostess informed us it would be a few minutes as she... More 

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

Thank you for your review. So sorry to hear about the mix up with your barbecue entree! Our menu options change or are updated fairly frequently, with the most recent menu being rolled out just last year. 2 years of testing products in different markets all around the world, all based on similar requests for a menu redo! We appreciate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 16th Street Mall, Suite 120, Denver, CO 80202
    (Corner of 16th & Glenarm)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1-303-623-3191

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups

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.
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

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