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16th Street Mall

Pedestrian Plaza and Shopping Mall
Central Business District, Denver
  • 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)
    Doug L.
    "street performers and hang with friends then going into the shops."(3 Tips)
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Layal J.
    Nice shopping street, with free ride shuttle along the street.. lots of cafe and restaurant
  • Anthony
    AnthonyJanuary 8, 2012
    Great place to people watch, shop, eat and hit up a bar. Always stuff going on nearby. Make this your first stop when visiting.
  • 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!! (-:
  • 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.
  • Vallyri
    Vallyri2 weeks ago
    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
  • Natalie
    NatalieJanuary 18, 2016
    Take the shuttle or walk but it's beautiful either way.
  • 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!
  • Eddie K.
    Eddie KaganMarch 21, 2013
    Hidden on 17th and Larimer, Hedis Deli is hidden :) Delicious
  • Matt D.
    Matt DicksonJanuary 6
    Been here 25+ times
    Too many panhandlers, derelicts, marijuana-smoking urban travelers. No longer a fun place to spend a nice afternoon or evening.
  • 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.
  • Linda V.
    Linda VietmeierJuly 7, 2015
    At Jagged Mountain- great place with innovative beer and kombucha. Wonderful bartender Kristen!!
  • Doug L.
    Doug LeavyDecember 13, 2015
    Way more fun to people watch, listen to the street performers and hang with friends then going into the shops.
  • Isaías R.
    All Shops close around 7pm only food/bars stay open after that time.
  • Bridget L.
    Bridget LovelyMay 12
    Been here 100+ times
    Always something to do, going on, to eat, to see! Fun place to hang out!
  • Iris
    IrisOctober 17, 2015
    Nice outdoor shopping spot, especially when the weather is pleasant.
    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.
  • Timothy S.
    Timothy StateNovember 27, 2015
    The homeless folks have overrun downtown Denver. Not a pleasant place to hang out anymore.
  • Eddie K.
    Eddie KaganMarch 21, 2013
    On Curtis and 15th there is a great pawn shop. Helps if you speak Russian too.
  • BestOf
    BestOfSeptember 9, 2011
    Winner of Best Place to People Watch 2011. See more of the best at Read more
  • BestOf
    BestOfSeptember 8, 2011
    Winner of Best Place To People-Watch 2011. See more of the best at
  • Anna C.
    Anna CoxMay 24, 2012
    Fun place to go downtown. Good place to go shopping and eat.
  • Erich B.
    Erich BeyrentMarch 19, 2012
    Lots of great shops here. Try the wine and cigar shop!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 🎯Eric💀 .
    🎯Eric💀 🐙Hinderberger👽May 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Lace up those kicks and hit the streets ! Jogging the mall is way more productive than you think !
  • Gemini ..
    Gemini .November 8, 2013
    More chain stores and dining than I hoped for, but I found a few gems!
  • DenverFlashMob
    DenverFlashMobAugust 9, 2011
    Join us for a beach party on 16th Street On August 13, 2011. Learn all the details at or
  • Jackal
    JackalOctober 19, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    The most touristy spot in Denver, locals avoid it.
  • BigRyanPark
    BigRyanParkApril 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    you can't fail with the hot dog stands here! go for it!
  • Jesse M.
    Jesse MaciasJuly 28, 2013
    Had a great time went to the Broker for my Birthday dinner
  • Jennifer
    JenniferJanuary 30, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get some friends and just walk all the way to union station! Nice way to kill time!
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordApril 20, 2011
    Voted Best Place to People-Watch in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!
  • Miracle Day
    Miracle DayJune 30, 2011
    Impressed by the street performers? Join the March on 7.7.11 for something really stunning #MiracleDay
  • Jennifer P.
    Jennifer PetersonJune 19, 2013
    Make sure to stop by Amore's Gelato when you're done w/ dinner!
  • Eddie K.
    Eddie KaganMarch 21, 2013
    Burger Works on 16th probably has the best burgers
  • Danielle T.
    Danielle TakahashiAugust 16, 2013
    Nice place to walk around and get some air.
  • Neha D.
    Neha DubeyJune 3, 2016
    Great place to just sit and relax ...
  • Will L.
    Will LawDecember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you see someone with a clipboard cross the street.
  • Sallie K.
    Sallie KingDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Bikes are permitted on the mall on Sundays!
  • NYC Pride
    NYC PrideJune 20, 2014
    Mile-long multi-level promenade with more than 300 stores and 50 restaurants
  • James K.
    James KudrnaJuly 30, 2011
    Look out or the Jesus worshipper will make you eat a death burger
  • Nick B.
    Nick BergusAugust 10, 2014
    Sorta touristy, but decent for people watching.
  • David L.
    David LevyJanuary 7, 2014
    Earl's - decent bar and food.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferJanuary 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    1/6/11 the mall ride stopped cause of the parade for the Western Stock Show starting next week!
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RippetoeDecember 29, 2013
    Decorated nicely for the holiday, but the area is mostly just a bunch of chain restaurants and stores...nothing special.
  • Dan K.
    Dan KeetonMarch 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The mall is actually 16 blocks from end to end
  • Micah A.
    Micah AlcornNovember 3, 2014
    Skip it and go on to Pearl Street in Boulder.
  • Tone
    ToneSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Have a heart, n don't mind helping another person once in awhile
  • Sally Lambsy M.
    Sally Lambsy MillsDecember 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Funny as hell! Life of Brian stylings of the street barkers ...
  • Zach H.
    Zach HawkesworthNovember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't give money to juggalos. It only encourages them to stay.
  • Charlie D.
    Charlie DeCosterJuly 6, 2014
    Great people watching.
  • Caleb A.
    Caleb AckermanJuly 29, 2010
    Don't be afraid of the bums asking you for money, just ignore them and they will go away.
  • david v.
    david velasquezAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Great place to shop
  • Eric H.
    Eric HavrizzleSeptember 24, 2010
    Be sure to bring at least 200 singles with u so you can appease all the homeless
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldMay 26, 2015
    Meh. Was hoping for smaller/more interesting local stores. Mostly chain restaurants and souvenir shops.
  • Eddie K.
    Eddie KaganMarch 21, 2013
    Smashburger on 16th makes their burgers too greasy
  • Shawn B.
    Shawn BaldwinJuly 15, 2016
    Touristy but a lot of little options.
  • John U.
    John UmryszJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Always something to do.
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LopezJune 27, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Great people Watching Location Read more
  • Corey O.
    Corey OtwellJuly 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Eat at Tokyo joes!
  • Shannon P.
    Shannon POctober 15, 2012
    Take the free bus!!
  • Moe ♋.
    Moe ♋🔛☕ 🇺🇸🇸🇦May 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fun to walk around
  • Ben H.
    Ben HilmerAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't step in the puddles, its probably pee.
  • Maria T.
    Maria ToddMay 29, 2010
    sit on the bench and watch the people go by
  • david v.
    david velasquezAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Cool place
  • Laura F.
    Laura FinaglerOctober 19, 2013
    Zombie fest!!!!
  • Carla L.
    Carla LopezsFebruary 28, 2012
    Funny place but crowded!
  • david v.
    david velasquezAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Out shopping..
  • Dan W.
    Dan WinansJanuary 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Makes me want to live in Denver
  • B.
    B.August 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    So many f ing homeless ppl and junkies. .
  • BJ D.
    BJ DyerMay 9, 2011
    If people would stop giving to the panhandlers they would go elsewhere.
  • Bill B.
    Bill BakerOctober 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Not stepping on pee!!
  • Lynzy T.
    Lynzy TerbosicAugust 13, 2010
    Help the bums out give them a dollar or some left over food
  • Richard D.
    Richard DancelMay 10, 2011
    Dancellabz was here!
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BlockSeptember 6, 2016
    Tourist trap, apparently. Spent all of about 10 minutes here.
  • JOHN Y.
    JOHN YORKJanuary 21, 2012
    Stay away from the mall cops
  • Patty D.
    Patty DagerMarch 26, 2016
    Un gran mall al aire libre. Los restaurantes un poco sucios.
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