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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. Contenders are being added constantly! 

Competing Restaurants

2019 Defending Champion

720 Jammin Poblano Burger
CHERRY CRICKET

Cherry Crickets 720 Jammin Poblano Burger has a Beef patty, pimento cheese, a crispy panko crusted roasted poblano, grilled pork belly, drizzled with raspberry jam. 

Stanley Bleu Burger
STANLEY BEER HALL

Prime Rib Burger, Smokehaus Bleu Sauce, Black Garlic Aioli, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Potato bun

The Perfect Bacon Cheeseburger
5280 BURGER BAR

Made with 100% dry-aged Angus beef, Vermont Cabot Cheddar cheese, Pecanwood-smoked bacon, sweet bacon jam, iceburg lettuce, and our Famous 5280 Secret Sauce

El Don
ILLEGAL BURGER

Illegal Burger’s El Don special request burger: All natural beef patty, charred poblano pepper, battered queso fresco, jalapeño agave glaze, mexican slaw tossed in chipotle crema all on a perfectly toasted B&W sesame brioche bun

"Pop Lark & Drop It" Burger

The Pop Lark and Drop It burger is a jalapeño popper inspired gourmet burger invented by our team in Colorado Springs! Piled high with all-natural Angus beef patty, fresh jalapeños, crispy applewood smoked bacon, scallion cream cheese spread, tomato and lettuce served on a toasted brioche bun.

Humboldt Kitchen
HUMBOLDT KITCHEN + BAR

Short Rib / Brisket Patty, Sugar-Cured Bacon, Red Onion Jam, Bibb Lettuce, Crispy Onions, Cracked Pepper Aioli, White Cheddar Cheese, Toasted Brioche Bun

The Croughnut
THE ORIGINAL

Croughnut Bun, Cheese Glaze, Bacon, Wagyu Patty, Onion Jam

The Fun Guy 2.0
PARK BURGER

A succulent 1/3 pound patty with sauteed mushrooms, tangy roasted tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and crispy onions served on a garlic oiled bun with house made garlic truffle aioli and a refreshing cilantro pesto.

The 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.

Hickory & Ash Burger
HICKORY & ASH

Pastrami Bacon Burger, Jalapeño Pimento Cheese, Green Tomato Relish, 1001 Island, Hawaiian Bun

 

Lights Out Burger
FAT SULLY'S

Double smash burger with aged American cheese, house made pickles, onion and burger sauce on a garlic butter toasted Brioche bun

Old School Burger
ETC EATERY

Two patties, American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Grilled Onions, Secret Sauce 

KUMAS CORNER

Pretzel bun, Beef patty, Whipped butter, Seared steak, Sauteed mushrooms, Frizzled onions, Bleu cheese-chimichurri drizzle

Bobs Atomic Burger

Burger Info Coming Soon

Highland Tap & Burger

Burger Info Coming Soon

CAB Double Cheeseburger
STOIC & GENIUNE

Lettuce, tomato, onion, American cheese

McCastle Burger
THE CASTLE BAR & GRILL

all natural beef patty on top of a toasted bun, 1000 Island dressing, pickles, shredded lettuce, and American cheese.

2019 Judge's Choice Winner

303 Green Chile Relleno Burger

Cherry Crickets 303 Green Chile Relleno Burger is a 1/2 lb. Cricket Burger with white cheddar, house made crispy chile relleno and Chef Ronaldo’s award-winning Denver style pork green chili served on a fresh, golden brioche bun.

2019 People's Choice Winner

H & D Burger

2018 Denver Burger Battle People’s Choice Winner!

The Hearth and Dram H & D Burger is their signature classic burger and is made with house smoked bacon, tasty umami aioli, white cheddar cheese, all on an everything Hawaiian bun.

South Of The Border Burger

2019 Rocky Mountain Burger Battle Champion!

The Bully Ranch South of the Boarder Burger takes beefy goodness to the next level with 7x the beef, smoked gouda cheese and tasty smoked bacon. Topped with the traditional lettuce, onions and tomatos plus added homemade guacamole, pickled onions and a little kick from pickled jalapeño.

Stanley Cheeseburger

2018 Denver Burger Battle Judge’s Choice Winner!

The Stanley cheeseburger is a double cheeseburger topped with tasty American cheese, caramelized onions, sliced pickles and Stanley Beer Hall’s own house sauce.

Fat Shack Supreme

The triple-meat triple-cheeseburger Fat Shack Supreme is topped with crispy lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, and our house special Burger Sauce; all on a brioche bun.

 

Pile High Pastrami

The 5280 Burger Bars Pile High Pastrami starts with a house-made pretzel bun and is topped with our secret sauce, smoked pastrami, house-made sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, with a delicious Colorado angus beef patty.

Double Slinger

The Double Slinger stays true to it’s name with 2 all -natural beef patties, double cheddar cheese, hickory smoked bacon, crispy fried onion strings topped with tangy Illegal BBQ sauce.

6 Inch Double Smash Burger

Jim’s Burger Haven is stepping up to battle with Colorado’s original 6-inch smash burger. Two local Colorado beef patties with American cheese, yellow mustard, shaved lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle on a local, hand shaped bun from Aspen Baking Company.

"Pop Lark & Drop It" Burger

The Pop Lark and Drop It burger is a jalapeño popper inspired gourmet burger invented by our team in Colorado Springs! Piled high with all-natural Angus beef patty, fresh jalapeños, crispy applewood smoked bacon, scallion cream cheese spread, tomato and lettuce served on a toasted brioche bun.

Le Roux Burger

The Le Roux Burger is sure to satisfy with fresh arugula, tomato jam, and delicious garlic aioli.

Bacon Bourbon Jam Burger

The Bacon Bourbon Jam Burger starts with a beef patty and is topped with chipotle BBQ, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle,  Irish Welsh white cheddar, bacon bourbon jam, and crispy onion strings.

The Snarfburger Double

The Snarfburger Double is an all-beef double-patty burger with melted American & Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, mayo, mustard, ketchup and hot sauce.

Nashville Hot Chicken Fried Burger

The Nashville Hot Chicken Fried Burger starts with crispy fried chicken and is topped with hot mustard, B&B pickles, and coleslaw; all on a King’s Hawaiian Roll.

The Deluxe Juicy Lucy

The Deluxe Juicy Lucy is made with a custom blended patty made from short rib, brisket and chuck that is stuffed with white American cheese. It features smoked balsamic onions, organic ketchup,  black pepper bacon, house 1/2 sour pickles, sliced heirloom tomatoes, Bibb lettuce, D-lux Budweiser Beer mustard sauce all on a black and white sesame seed bun.

C & D

The C & D burger gets its name from the C & D sauce used on the grass fed and finished beef patty, thats topped with lettuce, pickle, onion, on a Challah sesame seed bun.

The Magic Dragon Burger

Tag Burger Bar’s Magic Dragon burger features delicious caramelized mushrooms and creamy garlic aioli.

 

Duck Burger

The Nickle is bring the heat with their Duck Burger. Topped with blueberry, onion jam, pickled watermelon rinds, and taleggio – this burger is sure to tickle your tastebuds. 

Sweet Heat

Crave’s Sweet Heat Burger combines sour cherry smoked onion jam, candied bacon, pepperjack cheese, Asian mayo, and lettuce. All of these pair perfectly with a Sriracha brown sugar glazed, Colorado proud, beef patty.

Tap Stack

The Tap Stack is twice as nice with two all-natural beef patties, smoked cheddar cheese, delicious BBQ bacon and candied jalapeño, all on a perfectly toasted sesame bun.

Unsensible Choices

This unique burger starts with organic, grass-fed, Colorado beef topped with gremolata mayo, miso mustard, jalapeño ketchup, crispy red onions, pickles, lettuce, and American cheese. 

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