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Contenders

Who’s Bringing the Sizzle?

We have returning favorites and new faces ready to turn up the heat at the Denver Burger Battle! These burgermeisters take it to the next level with traditional ingredients and creativity. 

2022 Contenders

Check back weekly as new restaurants are added to the battle!

Defending Champions

2021 People's Choice

720 Jammin' Poblano Burger
CHERRY CRICKET

Beef patty, pimento cheese, a crispy panko crusted roasted poblano, grilled pork belly, drizzled with raspberry jam.

2021 Judge's Choice

Snarfburger Double
SNARFBURGER

A hand-pressed all-beef double-patty burger with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, mayo, mustard, ketchup and hot sauce on a buttery toasted bun. Kick it up a notch and add our signature giardiniera hot peppers on the side.

Returning Contenders

983 Big Cheesy
CHERRY CRICKET

An Original Cricket Burger smothered in American cheese and gooey mac, stacked with a crispy poblano and crunchy Cheetos, and finished with a swipe of sweet and savory bacon jalapeno jam.

Spicy A1 Burger
SNARFBURGER

Double Patty, Cheese, A-1 Sauce, Mayo, Grilled Onions, Grilled Hot Peppers

Danny Dorito Burger
TAP & BURGER

Boulder Valley Naturals Angus Beef Patty, Crispy Bacon, Avocado, Sharp Cheddar, Lettuce. Herb Aioli and Cool Ranch Doritos on a Harvest Moon Sesame Bun.

Peaches & Cream Burger
STANLEY BEER HALL

Neiman Ranch Beef, Creamed Goat Cheese, Spiced Peach Ketchup, Pepper Jelly, Grilled Palisade Peaches

Burrata Burger
5280 BURGER BAR

Colorado Beef, Fresh Basil and Arugula, Burrata Cheese, House-Made Pesto, Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

La Jefa
ILLEGAL BURGER

Charred Cilantro Lime Pineapple Salsa, Pepper Jack Cheese, Smoked Bacon, Chipotle Aioli

The Buff + Bleu Burger
BRIAR COMMON BREWERY + EATERY

Briar Common Buffalo Sauce, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Bleu Cheese Dressing, House-Made Pickle Chips

Double Cheeseburger
STOIC & GENUINE

Colorado Angus Beef, Melted American Cheese, Bluepoint Bakery Bun

New Contenders in 2022

Juicy Lucy
LUCY'S BURGER BAR

Cheese-Stuffed Double Patty, Ooey Gooey Melting Party In Your Mouth

SOUTHERN COUNTRY BURGER
Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row

Certified Angus patty, house pimento cheese, country fried bacon, white BBQ slaw, sliced tomato, pickles, Harvest Moon brioche bun

Happy Hour Burger
BLUE MOON RiNO

Ground Beef Patty, American Cheese, Grilled Onions, Comeback Sauce, Brewer’s Choice Beer

Globeville Burger
CARM & GIA METROPOLITAN

Angus Beef, Mexican Beef Chorizo, Pepper Jack Cheese, Chicharrones, Pico De Gallo, Shoestring Tortilla Chips, Jalapeños, Avocado, Pretzel Bun

Fried Mozzarella Burger
BAD DADDY'S

Panko Crusted and Flash Fried Mozzarella, House-Made Tomato Jam, Garlic Mayo, Dijon Mustard

Border Burger
BORDER BURGER BAR

Cheddar and Jack Cheese, Pico De Gallo, Fried Jalapeño, Avocado, Spicy Aioli

Colorado Cowboy Burger
FIRE AT THE ART HOTEL

Centennial Cuts Brisket Burger, Candied Bacon Jam, Aged Cheddar, Pueblo Chili White BBQ Sauce, Pickled Onion Rings

American Rooted Wagyu Burger
ROOTED CRAFT AMERICAN KITCHEN

Wagyu Patty, Tender Belly Bacon, Aged Cheddar, Rooted BBQ Sauce, Brioche Bun

Marrow-Boner
STONEY'S BAR & GRILL

Smash Patty, Garlic and Herb Boursin Cheese, Roasted Bone Marrow, Butter Lettuce, Balsamic Onions, Pretzel Bun

FMB Burger
UPTOWN & HUMBOLDT

Brioche bun, blue cheese, sautéed mushrooms, micro greens, pickled onion, fig jam

SMAC Burger
Culinary Dropout

House-made pretzel bun with house-made beer cheese fondue, lettuce, thousand, pickles, and onions.

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