TAG Burger Bar
Denver, CO 80206
When a big-name chef launches a casual outpost, expectations run high. And for the most part, Troy Guard’s TAG Burger Bar is up to the task. Although there are other things on the menu -- the excellent Kung Fu Panda salad, a saucy macaroni and cheese, fried Brussels sprouts and boozy milkshakes – these dishes all feel like opening acts: intriguing, but not the main event. Not surprisingly, the burgers take center stage here. To differentiate TAG Burger Bar from other high-end joints that opened at the top of the burger trend, owner Troy Guard has designed a setup that lets you choose your protein -- beef, lamb, salmon, turkey, veggie or bison – as well as a bun with or without gluten, and then your toppings. More is more with the “Colorado Proud,” which unites everything we love about this state short of the slopes and above-treeline trails, including Boulder honey blended into Haystack Mountain goat cheese and house-roasted Pueblo green chiles. But less is also more, as evidenced by the classic Angus burger, which costs half the price of many of the other combos and has nothing but lettuce and tomato to augment the straight-up mix of short ribs, brisket and chuck.
Tips from foursquare
The Cinco Burger combines the best of TAG Burger Bar's already fantastic burgers into one gloriously gluttonous meatwich unrivaled by anything else available in Denver.
Possibly the best fried pickles in the city. Super crunchy and delicious.
Must dos: Pulled Pork Nachos, truffle fries, and make sure to go often enough that Amanda the waitress calls you "The Bel Biv Devoe girl"
wow! can I just say wow! love everything at this place. amazing bloodies, beers on taps, creative and delicious burger menu.
Patrick behind the bar is a super nice guy. Also, the burgers are delicious.
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