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Paramount Cafe

$$ - $$$
Central Business District
Grill, Pub, American, Bar
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519 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-4208
+1 303-893-2000
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here while wandering around Denver for a couple of beers and they were exactly as you'd want. Prompt service, cold beer, sensible prices - not an awful lot more to say.

Thank earltubthumper
Canton, Michigan
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great BBQ. Service was good. Sitting outside on a warm October evening was perfect. 16th Street Mall area is a blast.

Thank jpgannon51
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$52 dollars for a terrible meal. Dont waste your time eating here. I was shocked that this place was rated so high, it was awful. I would never come here again.

Thank emily10579
Lisa L, Guest Relations Manager at Paramount Cafe, responded to this review

Emily, Thank you for sharing your review. We are incredibly disappointed that we did not meet, much less exceed your expectation. As always, we welcome all feedback positive as well as negative and are always looking to improve our product and service. Please feel free to contact me with any specifics with regard to your meal. Lisa L lisa@premierventuresinc.com More 

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88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would go here again, but the service left something to be desired. It is a very large establishment, lots of choices of seating, hard at times to track your server. I had fish tacos, they were great, as was the ale I chose, egads, I am not easy at making choices, our server did help a bit, but too... More 

Thank Jody_11
Tampa, Florida
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paramount Cafe is one of a set of restaurants on the 16th Street Mall in Denver with outdoor seating (so as to watch the "wildlife" on the mall) and a menu heavy in quick/bar fare. I jumped in for a quick dinner after a long day at a conference in town and wasn't disappointed. They had NFL on the big... More 

Thank Jeffrey R
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bison burgers are wonderful and reasonably priced. The fish tacos and also great. Huge selection of beer on tap. Decent wine selection. Inside dining with sports on Television or outside patio. Restaurant is located on 16th Street Mall, so you get to see all kinds of people. Fun place.

Thank Mr.BAtlanta
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Admittedly, the Broncos had just played and won so everyone was feeling rowdy and celebratory, but the noise level in the restaurant was atrocious. My martini was tasty but showed up with ice in it. I thought that was weird and asked for my second with no ice. Our server was horrified and ultimately didn't charge me for the first... More 

Thank Jenny P
Denver, Colorado
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We dropped in here on a Sunday, at 5:30pm, before a concert next door at the Paramount Theatre and found it a good choice for casual eats. The Theater's website is misleading stating that the Cafe is "in the theater." Technically it is true, they both share the same old Paramount building, but you cannot get directly from the Cafe... More 

Thank mhkay
Prescott, Arizona
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188 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

A nice friendly place. Not fancy but very comfortable with a affordable menu and conveniently located on 16th St. thank you

Thank JosephDonahue
San Diego, California
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a fast and easy restaurant on 16th street mall in Denver. Burger was made with good standards and as I liked. It was not exceptional, but good. There is also good quality local lager beer. Interior of the restaurant was little bit busy and noisy, but it was not too disturbing.

Thank Ville T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Grill, Pub, American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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
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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Northglenn, Colorado
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Cottage Grove, United States

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