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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 will be added in the spring!

2021 Competing Restaurants
2022 Restaurants announced in the spring!

2021 Judges Choice

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. 

2021 People's Choice

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.

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

Everything Burger
DEATH & CO

Topped with caramelized onions, mustard seed ale cheddar cheese sauce, and crispy bacon. This is served in a sweet potato bun dusted with ‘everything’ seasoning and dressed with hot sauce aioli, as well as chopped house made pickles.

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 Wolf Burger
PARK BURGER

Burger patty with thick sliced all Beef Bologna, American Cheese, House made Kettle Chips and their homemade burger sauce

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 1/4# Lombardi Brothers Beef 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

The Contender
BOB'S ATOMIC BURGER

Their burger with grilled onions, extra thick bacon, atomic mayonnaise, double American, lettuce, and tomatoes

My Nona Burger
HIGHLAND TAP & BURGER

Charred onion worcestershire tomato / fresh mozzarella / crispy salami / sunflower seed pesto / charred red pepper relish 

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.

BBQ Beer Burger
BRIAR COMMON BREWERY & EATERY

Briar Pale Ale BBQ Sauce, beer battered onion rings, house chive aioli, dill pickles, applewood smoked bacon, American cheese

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