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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 good33%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“burger” (20 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
“street mall” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
500 16th St, Suite 120, Denver, CO 80202-4259
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place in style of old good Hard Rock Cafe. Beef fajitas is highly recommended! Thanks to our waiter Joe for an excellent service and positive mood :)

Thank olgaedvardsson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got sat immediately. Then waited about 5-7 min before being greeted. Saw our server casually talking with others in meantime. Then she came to take our order walked off to back. Came back to table sitting immediately next to us and offered them drinks as...More

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

Hi Amy. So sorry to hear about your experience. If you would be so kind as to tell us when you came in, what time, who your server was, etc. we would love to correct the situation and try and win back your business. You...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was there with several friends and the last picture behind the bar, who identified herself as the bar supervisor, was hands down the worst person serving behind the bar I have ever witnessed. Rude, snappy and made you wonder why she's in the service industry....More

Thank Gary L
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Gary. Thanks for taking time to write us a review. As someone who works in the hospitality industry, you know the importance of great customer service. We're sorry to hear that we failed on your recent visit. We would love to try and win...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was okay, nothing special. Typical Hard Rock chain food. Service was just okay also. Prices pretty steep compared to other place around that I visited. You are paying for the name for sure.

Thank beachinfool
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. Hope you'll visit us again sometime.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have a ton of food intolerances, and eating out is very difficult for me. However, Jacob as amazingly accommodating. My family ordered nachos, which I can’t have, and we didn’t even ask, he just brought out a plate of plain chips for me! Probably...More

Thank Melody D
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Melody for the great review! Will pass along your kind words to Jacob. He rocks! Hope we see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With friends we stopped in for a beer and check football scores. Several beers later, thanks to a terrific bartender, we continued up the sreet. Great place to hang your hat fora while!

Thank Ralph K
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Ralph! Glad you enjoyed the beer and game! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 13 September 2017

I've been to many of the Hard Rock Cafe restaurants. This one had mediocre food and the server was pretty lax. I did enjoy eating outside on the patio. You can sit and watch the nightlife on the 16th Street Mall.More

Thank Robin M
HRCDenverMgmt, Director of Sales at Hard Rock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Hi Robin, thanks for your review. If you'd like to drop us a line and give us more detail about your experience, who your server was, what day you came in, etc. we'd love to try and correct the situation. You can drop us a...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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 7 August 2017

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 9 August 2017

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 16 July 2017 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 19 July 2017

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

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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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