Things to See and Do

The mall offers Denver's best people-watching. There are 42 outdoor cafés along the mall, making it the perfect place to grab a bite to eat or have a drink. Denver Pavilions, near the south end of the mall, is a shopping and dining complex with 12 movie theaters and more than two dozen shops and restaurants. At the north end of the mall, 16th Street continues as a pedestrian path over three bridges connecting downtown to Commons Park and LoHi, a hip neighborhood filled with restaurants and brewpubs.

16th Street Mall Attractions and Shopping

Skyline Park – Located at 15th and Arapahoe streets, Skyline Park is always a fun place to spend a little time, especially during the summer, when visitors to the Skyline Beer Garden can enjoy brews on draft, street food, a family-friendly game area and live music on Friday and Saturday nights. And don't miss the Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park every winter, offering free ice skating all season long. 

Flight Club Darts – This British import has revolutionized the traditional game of darts! Flight Club Denver features 12 semi-private playing areas, a large bar and an outdoor patio. Enjoy a super-charged social gaming experience like no other with multi-player games set in semi-private playing areas in a breathtaking venue serving delicious food and amazing cocktails.

Lucky Strike – With 12 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, more than 100 arcade games, pool tables, darts, ping pong, shuffleboard and an extensive food and drink menu, Lucky Strike Denver is the perfect place for your next corporate event or social gathering!

Museum of Illusions – Enter a world of illusions where you can truly experience the impossible. More than 80 intriguing visual, sensory, and educational illusions range from tried-and-true classics to the never-before seen, including holograms, stereograms, optical illusions, and immersive rooms designed to tease the senses and trick the mind.

Scout & Molly's Boutique – Conveniently located in the Denver Pavilions, Scout & Molly's strives to empower women to stand strong and stay true to their best selves through customized styles. They offer styling sessions that typically take 30 minutes to an hour and can help you revamp your traditional style or even help you find a new look. With more than 30 contemporary brands and sizes 0–18, their goal is that all women can find unique pieces that fit their style.

16th Street Mall Restaurants, Cafés & Bars

Cafés, Breakfast & Coffee

My Favorite Muffin – If a quick and tasty breakfast or meal is on your radar, head straight for My Favorite Muffin, where you'll find more than 16 varieties of from-scratch muffins, a variety of made-to-order breakfast and lunch sandwiches made freshly baked bagels, and rich Brewsters coffee.

The Delectable Egg – This Market Street location launched The Delectable Egg in 1982 and has since grown to five restaurants that offer friendly neighborhood atmospheres and a mouthwatering and creative breakfast menu served through lunch.

Food on the Go

Modern Market – This Colorado-based eatery serves farm-to-table, scratch-made foods that can be ordered at the counter, including breakfast scrambles, wholegrain waffles, toasted sandwiches, brick-oven pizzas, fresh salads, hearty soups and more.

Brooklyn's Finest Pizza – Bringing the neighborhood authentic New York-style pizza, calzones, strombolis and pasta, Brooklyn's Finest offers a wide variety of choices, homemade pizza dough, and the freshest toppings. Enjoy a pie with friends inside or on the patio, or grab a signature slice to go! 

Casual & Upscale Dining

Earls Kitchen + Bar – Two large patios that look out onto the 16th Street Mall, a large recently renovated dining space and a full bar and lounge combine with tasty international cuisine to make Earls a go-to spot for visitors and locals.

West Saloon & Kitchen – Located in the historic Kittredge Building, West of Surrender offers food and drink from the American West made modern: familiar ingredients from a storied place and time, reimagined for today’s tastes. Enjoy a cold beer on the outdoor patio while noshing on distinctly Western fare like sidewinder green chile fries, elk meatballs and cast iron chicken pot pie.

Citizen Rail – Chef Christian Graves meticulously sources the meats that are butchered, aged on-site, and charred over Citizen Rail's live-fire grill. Classic cocktails, Colorado craft beers and a curated wine list complement the smoke-kissed dishes. Guests in the dining room get a front-row seat to the show, while out on the heated patio there’s a lively scene all its own.

The Kitchen – Created in Colorado and now with several locations, The Kitchen is a farm-to-table bistro with food and drink that ebb and flow with the season and features goods from local farmers and purveyors. A raw bar, meat, fish and vegetarian dishes are on the menu.

International Restaurants

Tavernetta – Inspired by the food, wine, and culture of Italy, Tavernetta brings la dolce vita dining style to Denver's bustling Union Station neighborhood with fresh handmade pastas, an Italian-directed wine and spirits list and world-class hospitality from the James Beard Award-winning restaurateurs of Frasca Hospitality Group.

ChoLon Bistro – A James Beard Finalist for Best New Restaurant in America, ChoLon highlights chef/owner Lon Symensma’s extensive culinary travels in Asia and love for French cooking techniques and is named after the largest Chinese-influenced market in Saigon, Vietnam.

Maggiano’s Little Italy – Scratch-made Italian-American meals at Maggiano’s are inspired by traditional recipes. The menu is packed with mouthwatering pastas, steaks, seafood, salads, sandwiches and desserts served in an inviting and classic atmosphere.

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant – Started in Fort Collins and now with six Colorado locations, the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant family includes this Lower Downtown (LoDo) outpost, a place to relax, try one of the eatery’s famous margaritas and savor tasty Mexican dishes for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch.

Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar – The harmonious blend of Asian and American cultures is described by the Hawaiian term “hapa.” Chefs at this downtown eatery mix traditional Japanese techniques with many styles of cooking. Look for early bird and night-owl specials.

Menya Ramen Noodle Bar – Founded and led by local Colorado chef JW Lee, Menya serves up authentic Japanese-style cuisine, including some of the best ramen, poke and Japanese tapas in The Mile High City.

Bistro LeRoux – With its crystal chandeliers, luxe blue-leather booths, marble-topped bar, expansive wine list and  delicious contemporary European bistro fare, Bistro LeRoux, transports you to the heart of modern Europe for an unforgettable dining experience.

Taverns & Breweries

Henry’s Tavern – Henry’s takes the concept of a local watering hole to a whole new level with a menu that incorporates ingredients and inspiration from the region, more than 100 beers on tap (and ciders, too) and live music from May through July.

Rock Bottom Brewery – Fresh, handcrafted beers brewed on premise are the highlight but diners also fall in love with beer-inspired entrees, steak, ale dough pizza, tacos, burgers and sandwiches along with Friday night music on the patio during summer.

Just Off the Mall

Juice Kitchen – Family-owned and operated for more than 20 years, Denver's original Juice Kitchen offers fresh juices, smoothies, vegan options and made-to-order breakfast burritos available all day. Located on 17th Street. 

801 Fish – This seafood-centric eatery on 17th Street offers the freshest finned fish and crustaceans from the most pristine coastal waters of the world. Featuring a vibrant, shimmering atmosphere, 801 Fish provides guests with a dining experience unlike any other in Denver, with a menu inspired by the flavors of the ocean that will transport you straight to the coast. 

Harry’s at Magnolia Hotel – Located on the corner of 17th and Stout in the Magnolia Denver lobby, Harry’s is a historic local restaurant offering casual dining in a sophisticated setting with a seasonal menu of small plates and entrees.

Urban Farmer – Situated on the corner of 17th and Wazee Streets adjacent to the historic Oxford Hotel and just steps away from Union Station, this modern steakhouse brings “rural chic” to life in the heart of The Mile High City. Butcher’s cuts of heritage-bred beef take the spotlight, with grass-fed, grain-finished and corn-fed varieties available.

Water Grill – Family-owned and operated, Water Grill provides an elevated setting for a seasonally driven dining experience, offering first-of-season seafood and a broad selection of fish, shellfish, lobster, crab and oysters, all sourced from its proprietary fishmongering center. Located on the corner of 17th and Market streets.

Urban Farmer

Urban Farmer uses locally-sourced ingredients and even has an in-house beehive.

Mint Indian Restaurant and Lounge – From traditional dishes like tandoori chicken, lamb biryani and vegetable korma to chef specialties like chargrilled salmon with saffron mustard and Indo-Chinese fusion dishes, Mint's menu is sure to please even the pickiest palate. Located on Stout Street between 15th Street and the 16th Street Mall. 

Poke Club – Poke Club specializes in authentic and healthy meals made fresh to order every single day that you won't be able to get enough of! Order a variety of great-tasting items, including poke bowls, seafood, sushi bowls, ramen and boba (also known as bubble tea). Located on the corner of 15th and Stout streets.

Sam's No. 3 Diner and Bar – Featured on the Food Network's Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives, Sam's No. 3 has been serving up Denver's favorite comfort food since 1927. The restaurant, famous for its green chili, boasts a full coffee and espresso bar, breakfast all day, lunch, dinner, and sports on more than a dozen TVs. Located on the corner of 15th and Curtis streets.

STK Denver – Artfully blending the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge into one, STK Denver offers a dynamic fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse. This LoDo eatery (located on Market Street between 15th Street and the 16th Street Mall) distinguishes itself with a vibrant mix of stylish dining and lounge spaces paired with a signature menu and world-class service.

Tupelo Honey – Yes, is it possible to find classic Southern cuisine in the Colorado Rockies! Situated just a block off 16th Street on Wewatta Street near Union Station, Tupelo Honey's menu features Southern small plates and re-imagined classics like fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and multiple fried chicken dishes. Finish it off with a bowl of "heavenly" banana pudding.

 Ultreia – Helmed by James Beard Best Chef Southwest Jennifer Jasinski and located off Wynkoop Street inside Union Station, Ultreia is the perfect spot to unwind with a gin and tonic or a glass of wine, then peruse the menu, which features a delectable selection of tapas and shared plate pintxos

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