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16th Street Mall

Pedestrian Plaza and Shopping Mall
Central Business District, Denver
  • Celebrities N' Bling
    "Free bus up and down !"(3 Tips)
    American Financing
    "The free mall ride will get you from one end to the other quickly."(3 Tips)
    "Great place to people watch, shop, eat and hit up a bar."(8 Tips)
    Emily B.
    "16th Street Mall shuttle"(2 Tips)
106 Tips and reviews
  • people watching
  • street art
  • burgers
  • intimate
  • gelato
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  • Henry H.
    Henry HuynhMarch 21, 2013
    On a nice day this is the perfect place to go. You can walk the whole mall strip and find plenty of stores for all of your shopping needs and a variety of different restaurants.
  • Caitlin K.
    Caitlin KilroyDecember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Wandering around the street during Christmas time is my favorite! So many ships and places to eat. Take advantage of the free mall ride.
  • Wesley C.
    Wesley CummingsNovember 18, 2013
    Lived in Colorado for a year. This is one of my favorite places to go. Downtown is beautiful and intimate. And youre just a walk away from the home of the Rockies and Broncos.
  • Colorado
    ColoradoJanuary 23, 2012
    This mile-long, tree-lined promenade is one of Denver’s most visited attractions. There are plenty of kid-pleasing dining options. Each block boasts a landmark or a piece of fun public art.
  • Miguel C.
    Miguel CastroJanuary 6, 2016
    I liked it so much, it has a lot of stores & restaurants, its a nice place to spend the whole day. Totally recommend it.
  • Matthew O.
    Matthew OsmunDecember 14, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    People-watching, live entertainers, shops galore, food from every corner of the globe, activists and homeless people. Plus a free mall shuttle running almost all day and night.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PolloneOctober 21, 2015
    Unique marketplace and picturesque in places. Dominated by national chains unfortunately and panhandlers are super aggressive. Free bus is a plus.
  • Peter O.
    Peter OrganisciakJuly 17, 2017
    The street installations do a good job getting people to engage with their surroundings, so the charm is the mall as a community space. Go when the crowds are out.
  • Vivianne V.
    Vivianne VilelaSeptember 11, 2012
    An outdoor mall for 14 blocks with great options to buy lunch or dinner, or simply to meet friends. The bus that comes and goes through the courts is free.
  • Steve K.
    Steve KudronMarch 15, 2012
    If you are from out of town, this is the place to people watch. Between 11:30 and 1:30 the workers of Denver's oil and gas businesses come out in droves to have meetings on the many patios on mall.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LMay 21, 2013
    The mall has the basics, but no trip to Denver is complete without adventuring away from 16th. Head up to the ballpark neighborhood or into the highlands to get more of a local feel for Denver!
  • Natalie
    NatalieNovember 13, 2015
    Oh my does it go down hill once with sun goes down. Ladies, don't walk alone late at night and don't let strangers borrow your cell phone. Take the shuttle at almost all hours of the night.
  • Joel G.
    Joel GerrityMarch 21, 2013
    Many different shopping stores and countless places to eat some really good food. Occasional street performances and many entertaining characters throughout.
  • Theodore K.
    Theodore KimDecember 1, 2011
    When the weather's nice, nothing beats a stroll. But beware: The tall buildings tend to get in the way of the sun, so bring your jacket on those cool days.
  • Martha C.
    Martha CronenMarch 21, 2013
    The 16th Street Mall Ride makes getting around downtown easy! With a shuttle coming every 1.5 - 4.5 minutes on weekdays it is easy to explore the city!
  • Denver VOICE
    Denver VOICEJuly 12, 2012
    Perhaps one of the best places to meet new people in all of Denver! Don't be afraid to chat up a stranger. Denver has friendly people!
  • Anthony
    AnthonyJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to people watch, shop, eat and hit up a bar. Always stuff going on nearby. Make this your first stop when visiting.
  • Layal J.
    Layal JambiJune 14, 2017
    Nice shopping street, with free ride shuttle along the street.. lots of cafe and restaurant
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMay 27, 2014
    Find the chess boards and challenge one of the resident players to a game.
  • eric
    ericNovember 10, 2013
    16th street mall is overrated, dirty,crowded and full of panhandlers. the mallride is amazing and free, so take it where you need to go and GET OFF 16TH. There are many restaurants and shops off 16th
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RobbinsMarch 13, 2012
    This is a tourist attraction of Denver, very mainstream and fun for the family. Some of Denvers better restaurants can be found here
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy SlickJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Great for people watching. At night, take a ride in a horse drawn carriage. The free mall ride comes in handy otherwise.
  • david v.
    david velasquezNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    always have a nice time on the 16th Street mall love spending money there and it looks really nice now I'm decorating for Christmas even though we haven't gotten to Thanksgiving yet.....
  • American Financing
    American FinancingJune 14, 2013
    Great shopping right in the middle of downtown Denver. The free mall ride will get you from one end to the other quickly.
  • Heidi P.
    Heidi PittawayJuly 20, 2010
    An outdoor mall. So sick, it has everything. See movies, choose from a crapload of resturants, and shop till you drop. There is always something happening there!! (-:
  • Vallyri
    VallyriJuly 8, 2017
    Love it! Street stalls free trolley. Lots of shops its great
  • Tina S.
    Tina SeilerOctober 9, 2012
    TRAVEL CHANNEL'S 'TRIP FLIP' AT 16TH STREET MALL ON 10/13. Come meet host Bert Kreischer who'll be looking for adventurous travelers. Sign-in table at Writer Square-corner of 16th & Lawrence
  • Celebrities N' Bling
    Celebrities N' BlingNovember 14, 2017
    Love it ! Happy street ! Living not far from there. Free bus up and down ! Summer is best !
  • Natalie
    NatalieJanuary 18, 2016
    Take the shuttle or walk but it's beautiful either way.
  • Justin H.
    Justin HendersonJanuary 8, 2013
    The gentleman with white hair and glasses, on the corner of 16th and Stout, selling The Voice is quite entertaining. Pass a buck to him and support the homeless.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DuncanApril 24, 2015
    Good food and shops. Plenty of choices. The stoned teenagers are hardly a bother.
  • Erica A.
    Erica AllenJanuary 22, 2014
    Beautiful, clean mall with friendly, knowledgeable restaurant staff!
  • Juan Carlos V.
    Juan Carlos VázquezAugust 14, 2017
    Great place to walk around!, great stores, restaurants and bars!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DicksonJanuary 6, 2017
    Been here 50+ times
    Too many panhandlers, derelicts, marijuana-smoking urban travelers. No longer a fun place to spend a nice afternoon or evening.
  • Eddie K.
    Eddie KaganMarch 21, 2013
    Hidden on 17th and Larimer, Hedis Deli is hidden :) Delicious
  • Linda V.
    Linda VietmeierJuly 7, 2015
    At Jagged Mountain- great place with innovative beer and kombucha. Wonderful bartender Kristen!!
  • Emily B.
    Emily BurkeMarch 21, 2013
    Leaving the CU Business building? Don't forget that the 16th Street Mall shuttle is free and drops off near multiple RTD stops.
  • Bridget L.
    Bridget LovelyMay 12, 2017
    Been here 100+ times
    Always something to do, going on, to eat, to see! Fun place to hang out!
  • Isaías R.
    All Shops close around 7pm only food/bars stay open after that time.
  • Doug L.
    Doug LeavyDecember 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Way more fun to people watch, listen to the street performers and hang with friends then going into the shops.
  • Iris
    IrisOctober 17, 2015
    Nice outdoor shopping spot, especially when the weather is pleasant.
  • Eddie K.
    Eddie KaganMarch 21, 2013
    On Curtis and 15th there is a great pawn shop. Helps if you speak Russian too.
    HISTORYApril 5, 2010
    Denver’s hub of shopping, dining and entertainment that stretches for 16 blocks in the heart of downtown between Market and Broadway Street.
  • Anna C.
    Anna CoxMay 24, 2012
    Fun place to go downtown. Good place to go shopping and eat.
  • BestOf
    BestOfSeptember 9, 2011
    Winner of Best Place to People Watch 2011. See more of the best at Read more
  • Timothy S.
    Timothy StateNovember 27, 2015
    The homeless folks have overrun downtown Denver. Not a pleasant place to hang out anymore.
  • BestOf
    BestOfSeptember 8, 2011
    Winner of Best Place To People-Watch 2011. See more of the best at
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinOctober 16, 2015
    No cars. Free busses run up and down the mall. Super quick way to get from one end of downtown to the other.
  • Erich B.
    Erich BeyrentMarch 19, 2012
    Lots of great shops here. Try the wine and cigar shop!
  • Amy S.
    Amy ShropshireMarch 19, 2012
    Careful of the buses. It looks like you can just walk in the street, but sometimes you can't!
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