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Highland Tap and Burger

Map & Directions 2219 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
  • Burgers, Gluten-Free
  • Sun, Sat 10am-2am, Mon 3pm-2am, Tue-Fri 11am-2am
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Banquet Facilities, Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted, Recommended for Large Parties
  • Lot Available, Street


Westword's Description

Over the past few years, Denver's booming burger business has included everything from new joints trying to re-create the classic burger to restaurants so redesigning the burger that it's sometimes no longer recognizable. And then there are the spots that fall somewhere in the middle, rethinking this American icon while still celebrating it. Highland Tap and Burger, which opened in the old Aztec Sol location in September 2010, is one of those. The very cleaned-up space still feels like a tavern, thanks to a massive bar outfitted with TVs, high tables in the rest of the dark space, a sprawling and unceremoniously furnished patio, and the casual, seat-yourself attitude of the staffers, who are friendly and prompt but behave more like sports-bar employees than restaurant servers. The drink offerings emphasize Highland's tavern identity, too, with taps that feature an interesting and well-rounded run of mostly Colorado beers (though one line is always reserved for an out-of-state guest selection). But the partners behind Highland Tap recognize the importance of food at their place, too, and applied a fine-dining sensibility to a pub-like menu. The result is a board that focuses on burgers and other typical bar-food items -- but burgers and bar-food items that taste much better than those at your typical bar.

Member Reviews

  • on 09/16/10

    This is a great bar in Lo-Hi. Not loud, lots of tables, a good long bar, tons of big flat screens. Owner is fantastic, hands-on, young. Burgers and fries are seriously good. Brunch and desserts coming soon. Recommended.

  • on 09/16/10

    The happy hour is delectable, the atmosphere was great, easy to get a drink....the owners are amazingly nice and very accommodating! The fire 'troth' (if you will) out front is icing on the cake =)

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  • Denver Westword on 10/12/11

    Try the skins, surfaced with cheese, bacon and scallions.

  • Brad B. on 10/18/10

    Try the smoked wings. Fall off the bone juicy goodness.

  • DenverPost on 07/01/11

    Try the Tap Burger if you dare: 1/3-pound patty with pulled pork, an onion ring, American and cheddar cheeses, and zippy sauce ($10). 60 beers, including 18 Colorado microbrews. "More Info" for review

  • BigRyanPark on 01/15/12

    This place is always a great place to catch a game and meet new, friendly people!

  • Derec S. on 10/07/10

    Delicious new place in our neighborhood!

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