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Hard Rock Cafe

500 16th St, Suite 120, Denver, CO 80202-4259
+1 303-623-3191
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good34%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“burger” (35 reviews)
“street mall” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
500 16th St, Suite 120, Denver, CO 80202-4259
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed by small menu, lack of options. Flavor was ok but not anything 'new' or different. Not as kid-friendly for picky eaters. Bar is pretty extensive and wait staff was very nice.More

Thank DannyNM
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Danny, thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed the bar and our staff! The Denver cafe is actually a Test Kitchen with a focus on locally inspired, responsibly sourced, never frozen offerings. As a result, the menu has few less items than other Hard...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had ate here late (about 2230) on a Wednesday evening. Of course there were not many patrons so I got seated immediately. Ordered a pulled pork sandwich and fries. The food was okay but the service was good. I got to watch a few...More

Thank AdventuresomeCouple
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch. It's a Hard Rock nothing special. About the only thing is the local legendary burger, a Bison thing where it was sort of a melded ho hum thing. Go for the experience, not the food

Thank MichiganDad2
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed the Local Legendary Burger. Hope you'll visit us again sometime.

Reviewed 26 June 2017

This was my 1st visit to a Hard Rock Cafe. Was close to the Sheraton and since we had just gotten into town, wanted to get dinner fast. Had a burger and fries; it was very good. Hard to visit with others at the table,...More

Thank SherylE62
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Maybe because we come here every time we are in Denver, but losing its appeal. Food was fine but we are finding the service to be slower each time. Really depends on where you are seated. Last time one of our hamburgers was raw and...More

Thank buddiesCalglary
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thanks for the review. I'm sorry to hear that you felt the service was lacking. Please let a manager know next time so we can do all we can to make your visit better. Hope you will continue to visit us when you're back in...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This hard rock had some cool memorabilia to check out. They also had patio seating which we took advantage of. It was in a poppin' area with other restuants and shops around. There is also a tram/bus type deal that will transport you to the...More

Thank Tirzah D
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thanks Tirzah! Glad you had a nice time on the patio!

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Decided to eat lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe'. Waiter was Erik and he was friendly. I gave him confusing drinks orders and he did very well. My oldest daughter ordered a Mango Tango and she loved it! Sweet and delicious! She also ordered the...More

Thank Wendy M
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thanks Wendy! Glad everyone had a good time. Please visit us again soon!

Reviewed 18 June 2017

We are all about great service and good food. We found both of those there at Hard Rock Cafe. Kim took very good care of us.

Thank roxie52017
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thanks for the review! Kim is a true rock star. Hope we see you again soon!

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Food was amazing!! The staff was awesome and the atmosphere was enchanting!!! It was busy and our waitress was so good and friendly ...felt like we where her only customers!! I think this could be a must go to place everytime i visit Denver!!! My...More

Thank Cuteandsinful80
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope we see you again soon!

Reviewed 24 May 2017

A very good Hard Rock Cafe. Friendly, attentive servers, especially Travis.My favorite, the Legendary Burger, was perfectly cooked. +They have some nice local beers.

Thank TravelinAlan
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thanks Alan for the review! Travis is a true rock star! Hope we see you again next time you're Travelin' through!

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Response from HRCDenverMgmt | Property representative |
The surrounding blocks are lined with parking meters, and there are also multiple lots and garages within a few blocks from us. We'd love to help you book a large party! Call our Sales Team at 303-623-0856.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 16th St, Suite 120, Denver, CO 80202-4259
    (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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 303-623-3191
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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