Hard Rock Cafe - Denver

3.9
271 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Hard Rock Cafe Denver is located in the Denver Pavilions, a two-story walking mall on 16th Street recently rated as Denver's number one tourist attraction. But that doesn't mean locals don't hang out here, too! We are a spot for everyone and easy to find - just look for the 20-foot neon guitar. At Hard Rock Cafe Denver, great food and friendly service are paired up with a living museum of music history. Enjoy our Legendary® Burger on our spacious patio, or stop by for one of our many live events. You will always have a legendary time at Hard Rock Cafe.
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  • ROCK the MIC

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM

    Who's ready to ROCK THE MIC? Starting January 12th, every Wednesday Hard Rock Denver will host an Open Mic Night starting at 6 PM. Signups will begin at 5:30. Each participant will be given a 2 song/8 minute maximum time slot. Whether your talent is singing, playing an instrument, dancing, comedy, or magic tricks, our stage is ready for YOU!
  • HARD ROCK HAPPY HOUR

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Thu 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM

    Join us Monday-Thursday from 3pm-6pm for specials on local craft beers, house wines, and specialty cocktails!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Terrible service. It took 30 minutes for someone to come get our drink order, and another 20 to get the drinks. There were maybe 6 tables in the building all together so it’s not like they were just slammed. Waited another 30 minutes for our food, & it come out burnt. Manager come to the table and had replacements put in & offered dessert on the house. Will not be back.

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at the Hard Rock. The service was great, it wasn’t too loud and we had fun looking around at all the displays.

Hard Rock Cafe - Denver
Responded on December 28, 2021

Hi HeatherS Thanks for the five star review! We are so happy you had a great time!. Please stop back in next time you are in the Denver area. Jim

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CliffordC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was slow and horrible. I say that knowing that I am a server. Our salads came out before any drinks. My wife's drink didn't come out until after the steak. The steak was cold and had no flavor. The tables were so cramped that not even the server could move between them. We paid around $150 for 3 and I am not joking, I wouldn't go back. It was my wife and I's 2nd Anniversary. Our first date was at a Hard Rock in Vegas and it was awesome. I regret choosing this spot for our anniversary.

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Markie
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Voldemore, was very nice, personable and professional. All of the staff was friendly and the food was excellent. We had a very merry Christmas lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe and we plan on coming back. The music was Awesome and the memorabilia was really cool to look at and read about.

Hard Rock Cafe - Denver
Responded on December 27, 2021

Hi Markie Thanks for the awesome review! I will let your server know the impact he had on your visit. Please stop in again soon and see us again! Jim

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great Christmas celebration! The service was amazing!

Hard Rock Cafe - Denver
Responded on January 10, 2022

Hi Thanks for the awesome review! Please stop back in next time you are in downtown Denver! Jim

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice staff, friendly service but unfortunately our steaks we not cooked properly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was mediocre at best.

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AleshaL
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server was very slow bringing drinks. And unsure of local coupons polite just really slow. Food was amazing and all the ppl that brought it out of the kitchen were friendly and helpful.

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vipChrisM
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Would not suggest. Food was gross and so expensive. Typical bar food. There was a band and they sat us right in front of them, even though we asked not to sit there. It should say on the reservation when there's a live band and all other seating is closed. It was too loud. I got a pork sandwich and it tasted like the pork was bad. I couldn't even eat it.

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AshleyK
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My son wanted to go here for his birthday. We had an 830 pm reservation for Friday night (December 17th) He recently went to the hard rock in Orlando and loved it. We were not aware there would be live music and we were sat right beside it. The hostess said that she could accommodate us if being by the band was not okay. I asked if we could be moved upstairs before being seated and the hostess made excuses like upstairs would be louder. As opposed to right beside a live band? My son struggles with loud noises and I had to take him outside multiple times to escape it. The food was mediocre, but our server was wonderful.

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Kamots
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated right away but then never saw anyone again. After 15 minutes we left.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went here for the breakfast with Santa event. Kids loved it.

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George
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I am not going to list 50 characters of anything but this comment because I resent you requiring this.

Hard Rock Cafe - Denver
Responded on December 13, 2021

Hi George! We are so happy you had a great time. Our bar can get rocking! Please come back anytime! Jim

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BrittanyC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was horrible. The rest was enjoyable. Great food!!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Servers were attentive and there was an appropriate wait for the food order.

Only the first level of the restaurant was utilized. All the tables were quickly filled, resulting in a high density of customers with minimal distancing.

The Bangkok shrimp appetizer included a large serving of mediocre slaw and tinier than popcorn shrimp. This was a very poor value for the cost.

The Mac and cheese entree was small in size for the cost but tasted great.

The chicken Caesar salad was 95% lettuce with only a few croutons.

The baby back rib entree was huge and tasted great. The fries that were included were cold and over salted. The baked beans portion was extremely small. It was served in a tiny cup that usually contains take out salad dressing. The portion was no problem since the beans were cold and 50% liquid. The slaw side was also served in the same size small cup.

The website indicated that Hard Rock would validate 2 hours of free parking at the Pavilions garage. When I presented my ticket I was told that they don’t validate the tickets but parking would only cost me $4-$5 (turned out I paid $7).

So my visit was a mixed bag. I realize that COViD has affected their business model (eg smaller menu, higher density of customers).

I doubt I will return for quite some time.

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MelissaG
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thhanks for another great meal at Denver Hard Rock Cafe!

Hard Rock Cafe - Denver
Responded on December 6, 2021

Hi MelissaG. Thanks for the rock star review! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience in our cafe. Please stop in next time you are in the Denver area! Jim

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RichardR
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jim and his wonderful staff made tonight one of the greatest and unforgettable birthday celebration for my daughter's 19th birthday while also acknowledging my retirement from military service. Jim, you and your staff are a class act and my family and I are extremely grateful for tonight's experience. We won't forget what you've done for Ciara for a long time. Thanks again and many blessings.

Rich

Hard Rock Cafe - Denver
Responded on December 13, 2021

Hi Rich! Thanks again for the opportunity. We are so glad you and your daughter could celebrate her 19th birthday! Please don't be a stranger and come see us again soon! It was a pleasure to meet you and yours. See you soon!

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ChanceC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I booked for the thanksgiving experience yesterday and were so excited for it. When we arrived at 8pm they were sold out of the turkey, which we were very bummed about, but the staff and the managers made sure that our experience was still amazing and we ended the night laughing and smiling and having fun! Would highly recommend this location!!!

Hard Rock Cafe - Denver
Responded on November 27, 2021

Hi ChanceC It was awesome to meet you! We are so happy you had a great time! Please come back and see us next time you are in our neck of the woods! Jim

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We paid $90 for the Thanksgiving prefix meal. Once we got there we were seated. Our waiter took forever to come get our drinks. Once we got the drinks we didn't see him again till our food came. I know it's busy but for how long it took our food was cold. Like ridiculously cold. We then didnt see our waiter again. Once we finished eating we found a different waiter to ask if we can leave since we already paid or if there's something we needed to wait for. He didn't know so went to go look for our waiter. We were then told it's okay to leave. It was a terrible experience and even more terrible food. Not worth the price or " EXPERIENCE" we paid for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Worst experience in a restaurant I have ever had. I understand it’s Thanksgiving and all, and I appreciate the staff that worked but from the beginning the experience was terrible. The woman who sat us was rude and not helpful when we asked questions about the menu, our waitress, while nice kept giving us excuse after excuse as to why we waited 50 mins just to get a drink. We finished our meal before our drinks arrived and then waited 30 more minutes for the rest of our food to go and our dessert because by that time the whole family was ready to leave. So we never received the drinks, they comped our kids meals and this was a Thanksgiving I hope so to forget.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Friends giving nite, service was excellent and thankfully this restaurant was open for the holiday. Used This App for a reservation and it was easy and works well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Lots of beers on draft and my steak and husband’s BBQ plate were prepared perfectly. Everyone on staff we interacted with was very kind.

Hard Rock Cafe - Denver
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that you had a ROCKIN' experience with us. We'd love to see you again soon! :) Regards, Rhoda K. Kues

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Veterans Day

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KevinG
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The menu was scaled back a lot still, everyone was seated in one small section, the service was incredibly slow, and the music was barely audible. The only good thing about the experience was the host who greeted us and seated us. I don’t know if Hard Rock is just behind everyone else in post-COVID recovery but this was nothing like a normal Hard Rock experience.

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FunLady
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Went to see a drag show that was amazing! The food was awful and way overpriced. If you want to pay $20 for McDonald's quality meat, then this is the place for you! Both myself, my husband and one of our friends was sick for two days. The service was terrible also. I don't think the kid expected us to actually order more because he would never come to the table unless we flagged him down. It was our first time at a Hard Rock and I now know why we've never been!

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vipMikeM
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. The service and food was excellent.

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MikeO
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very limited menu. More the type of place you go to say you’ve been there than for a meal. Service was on point, though.

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cksesq
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service was slow but good. They were very understaffed. Food was okay but husband’s steak was very rare instead of medium rare as ordered. Not worth the money. Very disappointed.

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StephanieI
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!! Friendly staff!!! Delicious food!!

Hard Rock Cafe - Denver
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thank you for stopping in! We are so glad you enjoyed and hope you come back soon! Regards, Rhoda K. Kues (AGM)

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vipJenniferS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, menu is really small compared to what it used to be. We haven't been here in years so that was a surprise to us when we arrived. Service was great, drinks were amazing.

Hard Rock Cafe - Denver
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thank you for your review, Jennifer! We will be expanding our menu soon - hope to see you again! Regards, Rhoda K. Kues (AGM)

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GarrettF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff here were fantastic and really made the entire dining experience better. We have been to many Hard Rock Cafe’s and what made this was different was the Hard Rock Cafe staff!!

Hard Rock Cafe - Denver
Responded on January 3, 2022

Hi GarrettF Thank you for the kind words. I am so glad the staff made a difference in your dining experience!. I will let them know. Please stop back in next time you're in our neck of the woods! Jim

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JulieK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

This place is a little old and our host had a crappy attitude. I had to clean our table myself. :( If we're going to spend good money, treas us right.

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Kimmy
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The live music was awesome!!!
The wait staff and food were both great!!!!

Hard Rock Cafe - Denver
Responded on September 26, 2021

Thanks for coming in, Kimmy! We are glad you had a great time. We have live music every week, so feel free and come back and see us soon! Regards, Rhoda K. Kues (AGM)

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BrianO
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finished up our vacation in Colorado celebrating our 9 year Anniversary at Hard Rock Cafe, Denver. Great service provided by Christian. Food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came for my 20th birthday this time and like every time it was amazing!!

Hard Rock Cafe - Denver
Responded on November 29, 2021

Hi! Thanks for the five star review! We are so glad you could celebrate your birthday with us! Please stop back in for your 21st! Thanks again and we will see you soon! Jim

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Sole
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was similar to Friendly’s or Red Robin just a little bit more overpriced due to there music museum upstairs . The servers were very nice .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In town for volleyball tournament

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Hernandez
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food presentation is always on point as well as taste, and the energy is perfect for a casual but great date.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable visiting to see my son would go back defiantly.

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EmmaT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Server was great but had a little trouble with food as didn’t all come out together but apart from that we had a great time

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Hard Rock Cafe - Denver offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 623-3191.

Hard Rock Cafe - Denver is rated 3.9 stars by 271 OpenTable diners.

Hard Rock Cafe - Denver does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/hard-rock-cafe/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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