Denver >Food & Dining > Hard Rock Cafe
500 16th St Ste 120, Denver, CO | Directions 8020239.743553 -104.990477
Su-Th 11-10, F-Sa 11-2
Neighborhoods: Central Business District (CBD), Northwest Denver, Central Business District
Don't waist your time or money – My wife and I took our boys to a show in down town Denver and thought it would be fun to take them to the Hard Rock afterwards. Well we sat down and open the menus and were shocked at $15.00 hamburgers. We felt like our waitress was just constantly upselling our meal. I ordered the ribs and chicken from the smokehouse. Neither of the items were smoked, and were under cooked and not tender like good smoked food should be. The kids burgers were standard burgers and the boys were happy with them. Oh yea the onion rings (upcharge of $3.00) would have been good if they were not over cooked. If you like the hardrock chain go in for a beer enjoy the music otherwise stay away!!!
Rip-off - approach with caution, or not at all. – The food was ok, and that is the only good thing I can say about this place. Before food or drinks are even mentioned, they give you a leaflet telling you how to buy their t-shirts, and from then on the emphasis is on separating you from your money. The service is in-your-face - they just do not leave you alone. Want an intimate dinner, to pop the question or to break up with someone? Stay away. At one stage, our guy actually sat on the bench beside me while I ate.
Check carefully everything you agree to and sign for. My wife foolishly got on board with some loyalty card scheme and was presented with a bag and a little guitar pin. She asked if we could have two - the waiter agonised then said he'd ask the manager. He came back with a second goodie bag! Great! Only when I got home and checked my receipt did I see that I had been charged $26 dollars EACH for these "loyalty" cards and "freebies" (hah!) It's my fault entirely, I accept that, but it was noisy, I'd had a few drinks, I'm a trusting guy and AT NO STAGE was it mentioned there was a charge for this scheme. I just signed the check...and gave a generous tip! It was sold to us on the premise that we could "save twenty bucks!" (You have to go home, go online etc etc. I didn't bother).
Obviously I will never darken their doors again - Hard Rock is a money-making machine which employs devious, ruthless staff.
I LOVE HARD ROCK DENVER! – The Hard Rock staff is so friendly and attentive. We were instantly welcomed and had the best time with our server. There are so many cool things there too. If anyone is a fan of rock and roll, you definitely need to check out Hard Rock Cafe Denver because they have some of the neatest memo I have ever seen. One of my favorite Denver resturants!
Reintroduction of Popular Favorites! – Hard Rock Cafe is proud to announce the return of some old menu favorites! Beginning September 7th, you can once again enjoy Joe Perry's Quesadillas with the famous Mango Tango sauce, Potato Skins, and vegetarian Spring Rolls! Great starters for a delicious meal! Stop by today and rediscover what you've been missing!
Worship rock legends while dining on familiar American favorites. – In Short
Walls covered with decades of Top-40 memorabilia, rock songs blaring in the background and an all-American menu typify this music-themed restaurant. The kitchen churns out group-friendly appetizers like nachos and Southern staples like barbecue ribs and chicken. Burgers are served with hefty sides of fries and the signature pulled-pork sandwich is topped with vinegar barbecue sauce. The gift shop sells branded items like T-shirts, shot glasses and hats.
Meh. – This place is very average as far as food goes. Salads are rarely crisp and green and burgers are average. Of coarse the ambience is cool because it is Hard-Rock Cafe, but that's about it. Service is average The location is cool because it's right on the 16th street mall in Denver where something interesting is always happening. Pariking in this area can be tough at times if you're looking to park at a meter.
I am constantly amazed at how far the Hard Rock Cafe has dropped. It has always been a bit pricey, but the food was always good and the service was great. Maybe it's just this Hard Rock in Denver, but I was disappointed we ate there.
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