Happy Hour Deals at 16th Street Mall Restaurants

The 16th Street Mall has been a staple of downtown Denver for many years.  The free MallRide shuttle carries an estimated 64,000 daily passengers along the one-mile stretch.  There are many great restaurants along the 16th street mall, and this article highlights some of the best happy hour deals these restaurants offer.

Appaloosa-Grill-DenverAppaloosa Grill535 16th St.
Happy Hour Times: 3pm – 6pm, 10pm – Midnight
Appaloosa Grill offers a wide variety of drink specials during their happy hour, many of which are under $5. One of the best beer specials you’ll find among restaurants on the 16th street mall is the $3 local drafts at Appaloossa Grill. Some of the best Colorado & Denver brewed beers including O’Dells, New Belgium & Great Divide are just $3. You can also get PBR for $2 if that’s your thing. You can also find cheap shots at Appaloossa Grill, with Mystery Shots & Well Drinks going for $3.

The food deals at Appaloosa are a bit pricy for Happy Hour, but you should be satisfied with the Fried Pickles ($8), Chorizo Sliders ($10 for 3) or the Quesadillas ($7).

Marlowe’s – 501 16th St.
Happy Hour Times: 3pm – 7pm, 10pm – Close
Marlowe’s is a favorite happy hour spot on the 16th street mall due to their happy hour session running through 7pm.  This extra hour of savings will come in handy as you enjoy glasses of wine, Long Island Iced Teas & Martinis at just $5.  Marlowe’s also have a wide selection of well drinks at $4 and 1/2 price beers. If you’re in the mood for food, Marlowe’s has a nice selection of seafood apps including Calamari, Lobster & Crab Tacos & Crab Stuffed Mushrooms that are $2 off during happy hour.

Rialto Cafe – 934 16th St.
Happy Hour Times: 3pm – 6pm, 10pm – Close

Truffle Fries at the Rialto Cafe Denver.

Truffle Fries at the Rialto Cafe Denver.

Rialto Cafe has been a fixture on Denver’s 16th Street Mall for over two decades. Their happy hour menu offers some great value & cheap eats.  The star of their happy hour menu is the Hoisin Duck Taco, which at $2.50 is one of the cheapest eats on the 16th Street Mall.  Rialto Cafe also have a $3 basket of truffle fries which have gotten great reviews on Yelp. You’ll also find some great happy hour drink specials at Rialto Cafe, including $3 beer (coors light, easy street wheat & Hoss Rye Lager) & $5 mixed drinks (Cosmos, Moscow Mules & Mojitos).

Yard House – 1555 Court Place
Happy Hour Times: 3pm – 6pm, 10pm – Close
Yard House is home to the largest selection of draft beer on the 16th Street Mall.  Happy hour at The Yard House will get you $2 off most beers, wines & drinks.  However, if you’re in the mood for a half yard craft or import beer, you’ll save $4.  The Yard House has an attractive selection of food specials during happy hour including multiple pizzas & wings at $6 and an onion ring tower at $5. Their Ham & Pineapple Pizza ($6) & BBQ Chicken Pizza ($7) are my favorites.

Paramount Cafe – 519 16th St.
Happy Hour Times: 4pm – 7pm, 10pm – Close
With 47 beers on tap, many of which come from Colorado & the Denver area, you’re sure to find something you like at the Paramount Cafe.  During happy hour, the restaurant offers these draft beers at 1/2 price.  You can also get $4 wine, wells, margaritas & Long Island Ice Teas. If you’re hungry, Paramount Cafe has happy hour apps like Chicken Tenders, Artichoke Dip, Pulled Pork Sliders, Hummus & Fried Mushrooms for $5.50.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill – 1616 16th St.
Happy Hour Times: 3pm – 6:30pm
If you’re in the mood for some happy hour sushi, then Blue Sushi Sake Grill should be your 16th street mall destination.  Their drink menu is loaded with great deals including $3 sake bombs, house wines, margaritas & sapporo draws.  They also have $2 Coors Lights.  Blue Sushi Sake Grill has a number of specialty, Nigiri, sashimi & maki rolls from $3

Katie Mullens Irish Restaurant – 1550 Court Place
Happy Hour Times: 4pm – 7pm
Katie Mullens has a good selection of food items on their happy hour menu including 8 items under $6. Their Irish Potato Cakes ($5), Diablo Meatballs ($5) & Fried Oysters ($5) make great happy hour fare.  The drink prices at Katie Mullens are not the cheapest on the mall, but still have good value, especially their $4.50 Irish Draft Beers.

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