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Hard Rock Cafe

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Downtown
American, Pizza, Hamburgers, Family Fare
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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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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Robear Saves the Day!

We had no wait at all, likely helped by getting to the restaurant by 5:30. Placed our order with Robear, watched some music videos and decided to take the staff up on their offer to check out some of the decor upstairs and around. I got to explain to my daughter how Pete Townsend smashed his guitar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
EstesLass
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Estes Park, Colorado
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Estes Park, Colorado
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We had no wait at all, likely helped by getting to the restaurant by 5:30. Placed our order with Robear, watched some music videos and decided to take the staff up on their offer to check out some of the decor upstairs and around. I got to explain to my daughter how Pete Townsend smashed his guitar onstage (one was... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I visit a lot of Hard Rock Cafes and I'd say this is (slightly above) average. Atmosphere and design felt a bit dated and the service was slow at times but the food was excellent!!

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Harcourt, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very friendly wait staff. The food is above average for a chain type place. It can be VERY loud, but after all it is the HARD ROCK!

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

Thank you for the review! Hopefully it wasn't TOO loud. We'll see you next time! More 

Weatherford, Oklahoma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I was in Denver on business, but I had to stop in and have dinner at my favorite chain, the Hard Rock Cafe. Food was delicious, though this was the only time I have not ordered the local legendary, and the theme of the burger was a little dull this time; but no matter, because I got to have a... More 

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

Thanks for hanging out with us! Glad you enjoyed the food, staff, and memorabilia. Visit us again soon! More 

Grand Junction, Colorado
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134 reviews 134 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Food was overpriced and average. The scenery is pretty cool like most hard rocks. The staff was also nice.

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

Thank you for the review. We always appreciate feedback! More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The server was very nice and knowledgeable even though she was in training. Drinks were good. Jamison on the rocks isn't much of a challenge. Margaritas were fantastic. The place was typical hard rock. Somewhat interesting memorabilia on the wall. The food was bland. The app sampler was tastiest . The fajita were warm, not hot or sizzling as normal.... More 

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

Thank you for the review! Next time you visit, ask for our VIBE Host Greg for a top-notch memorabilia tour. You'll be blown away! -Bryan, HRC Denver More 

Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have eaten at this establishment around the world, it's always consistent, great service, great food and great memorabilia!! You can't go wrong, great Denver location, close to everything!

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

We LOVE feedback from our fans! Thanks for hanging out with us, and we hope to see you again soon! -Bryan, HRC Denver More 

Pierre
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I don't know where to start other than to say this place ROCKS....the staff was the most friendly that I met while in Denver. Food was awesome, Hamburgers high quality meat, cooked perfect and so filling....I will be going back...only two blocks from the Hyatt Regency and Convention Center....

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

Thanks for the great review! We'd be happy to have you back with us anytime! -Bryan, HRC Denver More 

Chester, SD
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Good food and fun atmosphere. So busy they rushed us in and out though. 3 burgers with fries and drinks (sodas & tea) as well as a kids meal with top for around $80 so not outrageous but not "cheap" either.

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

Thanks for the review! I'm glad you had a great time with us. I'm sorry that you felt rushed; it can get pretty hectic here. Next time you're in Denver, I'd love to give you a personal tour of our memorabilia...Ask for me! -Bryan, HRC Denver More 

Harrison, Arkansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The food was just ok....the menu is not that extensive. Next time I am in Denver, I will skip this place. Too many other good restaurants to try.

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Thank you for the review. We always appreciate feedback from our guests! 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, Hamburgers, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?