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To continue the Eater Burger Week festivities, here is a list of ten burgers you should try. Some of these are very new, some are older yet may have escaped the radar of those in search of burger pleasures. The list here ranges from classic burgers like the one at Colt & Gray and Bang! to those with a twist like the ones at Lou's Food Bar and Euclid Hall.

Did we miss one of your favorite new or exotic burgers in town? E-mail us at denver@eater.com or leave a comment with your recommendations.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. OAK at fourteenth

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1400 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-3622
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The grilled double cheeseburger at this popular Boulder restaurant features Gruyere cheese and harissa aioli and is served with housemade “Old Bay” tater tots. Guests can add a fried pickle, a fried egg, or Tender Belly bacon. Bonus: order it with the housemade root beer.

2. Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

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1539 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 292-5767
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The grilled dry-aged Charolais Burger at JAX is served on a housemade bun with lettuce and sweet pickles and fries on the side. Guests can add cheddar, blue cheese, fried egg, bacon, and even a fried oyster.

3. Bang!

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3472 W. 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 455-1117
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This perfected simply burger has been named the dark horse of Denver's burger scene. This burger gets the usual additions- lettuce, tomato, pickles, and red onion, as well as a choice of swiss or cheddar cheese. The house-made ketchup puts it over the top.

4. Colt & Gray

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1553 Platte St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 477-1447
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While Colt & Gray is known for being a nose-to-tail restaurant, the burger here is outstanding. Teton Valley Grass-fed beef is served on a brioche bun with lettuce, onion, and the Real Dill pickles. Guests can always add Gruyere cheese.

5. Lou's Food Bar

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1851 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 458-0336
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Unusual and interesting, the banh mi burger at Lou’s Food Bar features pork belly, Vietnamese slaw, and chili sauce.

6. Elway's

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2500 E 1st Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 399-5353
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Served on a brioche bun from City Bakery, this burger patty is made of 100% fresh ground sirloin, with 30% fat content. Simple, yet perfected, the Smashburger is served with cheese, red onion, hot house tomatoes, crisp pickles, and green leaf lettuce.

7. TAG Burger Bar

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1222 Madison Street
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 736-2260
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Likely Denver's most expensive burger, the Andrew Jackson can set you back $27. This price tag comes with house-cured pork belly, fried egg, truffle aioli, mustard vinegar slaw, bone marrow salt, and crispy chicken skin, among others.

8. EDGE Restaurant And Bar At Four Seasons Hotel Denver

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1111 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 389-3000
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The Kobe Burger at EDGE is composed of 7 ounces of Kobe beef, served with crispy pancetta, housemade pickle relish, lettuce, tomato, and truffle mayonnaise.

9. Highland Tap And Burger

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2219 West 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO
(720) 287-4493
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The shroom luva's at Highland Tap & Burger is a winner any burger lover and a good alternative from to meat-centric ones. This burger comes topped with Ementhaler cheese and sauteed mushrooms. If you're going for decadence, order it topped with shavings of foie gras.

10. Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

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1317 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 595-4255
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The Brat Burger at Euclid Hall showcases the restaurant's housemade sausage topped with Jarlzberg cheese. It is served on a pretzel bun with pickled cabbage and 10,000 island dressing.

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1. OAK at fourteenth

1400 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
The grilled double cheeseburger at this popular Boulder restaurant features Gruyere cheese and harissa aioli and is served with housemade “Old Bay” tater tots. Guests can add a fried pickle, a fried egg, or Tender Belly bacon. Bonus: order it with the housemade root beer.
1400 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302

2. Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

1539 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
The grilled dry-aged Charolais Burger at JAX is served on a housemade bun with lettuce and sweet pickles and fries on the side. Guests can add cheddar, blue cheese, fried egg, bacon, and even a fried oyster.
1539 17th St
Denver, CO 80202

3. Bang!

3472 W. 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
This perfected simply burger has been named the dark horse of Denver's burger scene. This burger gets the usual additions- lettuce, tomato, pickles, and red onion, as well as a choice of swiss or cheddar cheese. The house-made ketchup puts it over the top.
3472 W. 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

4. Colt & Gray

1553 Platte St., Denver, CO 80202
While Colt & Gray is known for being a nose-to-tail restaurant, the burger here is outstanding. Teton Valley Grass-fed beef is served on a brioche bun with lettuce, onion, and the Real Dill pickles. Guests can always add Gruyere cheese.
1553 Platte St.
Denver, CO 80202

5. Lou's Food Bar

1851 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Unusual and interesting, the banh mi burger at Lou’s Food Bar features pork belly, Vietnamese slaw, and chili sauce.
1851 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80211

6. Elway's

2500 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Served on a brioche bun from City Bakery, this burger patty is made of 100% fresh ground sirloin, with 30% fat content. Simple, yet perfected, the Smashburger is served with cheese, red onion, hot house tomatoes, crisp pickles, and green leaf lettuce.
2500 E 1st Ave
Denver, CO 80206

7. TAG Burger Bar

1222 Madison Street, Denver, CO 80206
Likely Denver's most expensive burger, the Andrew Jackson can set you back $27. This price tag comes with house-cured pork belly, fried egg, truffle aioli, mustard vinegar slaw, bone marrow salt, and crispy chicken skin, among others.
1222 Madison Street
Denver, CO 80206

8. EDGE Restaurant And Bar At Four Seasons Hotel Denver

1111 14th St., Denver, CO 80202
The Kobe Burger at EDGE is composed of 7 ounces of Kobe beef, served with crispy pancetta, housemade pickle relish, lettuce, tomato, and truffle mayonnaise.
1111 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202

9. Highland Tap And Burger

2219 West 32nd Avenue, Denver, CO
The shroom luva's at Highland Tap & Burger is a winner any burger lover and a good alternative from to meat-centric ones. This burger comes topped with Ementhaler cheese and sauteed mushrooms. If you're going for decadence, order it topped with shavings of foie gras.
2219 West 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO

10. Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

1317 14th St., Denver, CO 80202
The Brat Burger at Euclid Hall showcases the restaurant's housemade sausage topped with Jarlzberg cheese. It is served on a pretzel bun with pickled cabbage and 10,000 island dressing.
1317 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202

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