Home Run Burgers around Coors Field  

BY Gabriela Reyes

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We hope you had a delightful weekend surrounded by loved ones while we paid tribute to the courageous individuals who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military. Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to the families and friends who have experienced the profound loss of a loved one and made the ultimate sacrifice, enabling us to cherish our daily freedoms.

This past Sunday, we celebrated National Burger Day, and amidst the glorious weather that was ideal for a barbecue, we have an exciting lineup of burger options for you to savor all summer long. While many relish the game of baseball, my personal favorite aspect is the socializing that accompanies catching a game. While we recently shared some essential places to enhance your stadium experience, we also want to ensure you know the best spots to indulge in a delectable burger before, after, or even while enjoying the game at a nearby restaurant. So, we’ve curated a list of exceptional burger joints around Coors Field for you to explore.

Cherry Cricket Ballpark

2220 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205

Cherry Cricket Ballpark is the quintessential destination that perfectly aligns with this esteemed burger compilation. Positioned just a mere block north of the stadium, it proudly claims the title of your ultimate “Home for game day.” With its origins as a sports bar dating back to 1945 at their Cherry Creek establishment, they have since become an integral part of Denver’s culinary scene, renowned for its mouthwatering burgers and an extensive selection of Colorado craft beers.

The burger menu at Cherry Cricket boasts an array of award-winning options, capturing the hearts and palates of burger aficionados far and wide. In fact, this esteemed establishment has garnered the illustrious distinction of being crowned “one of the best burger joints in America” by none other than the revered Travel Channel’s Man vs Food. Since the opening of its ballpark location in 2018, Cherry Cricket has become an exceptional choice, offering the flexibility to either Build Your Own personalized burger creation or relish in the flavorful perfection of their expertly crafted Our Picks burgers. And be sure to elevate your burger experience by pairing it with their frings (half fries, half onion rings) and indulging in a delectable shake.

The Original, aka The OG

1600 20th St, Denver, CO 80202

Situated in the heart of Denver’s Entertainment Complex of McGregor Square, which serves as your “official pregame destination for the Colorado Rockies”, The Original emerges as the closest and most recent addition to our esteemed selection. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you anticipate the upcoming game, with Gate E conveniently located on-site, providing seamless access directly into the ballpark when the time comes for you to witness the action live and in person. If you prefer to soak up the lively ambiance within the Square itself, you’ll be delighted to discover the expansive 66’x20′ LED screen adorning the plaza, delivering an immersive visual spectacle. Prepare yourself for pregame festivities that are sure to elevate your excitement.

The Original has solidified its status as the go-to destination for brunch enthusiasts, captivating locals and visitors alike. Serving their delectable menu daily from 7 AM to 3 PM, The Original has now expanded its hours until 7 PM specifically for Game Day, catering to the desires of Rockies fans. Indulge in a refreshing array of cocktails and beers to sip on, perfectly complemented by a tempting selection of shareable salads and sandwiches to suit your palate. We cannot emphasize enough the absolute delight of savoring their iconic Smashburger. A culinary masterpiece, this burger masterpiece boasts not one but two succulent 4 oz 100% Angus beef patties, expertly paired with caramelized onions, American cheese, crisp lettuce, and the signature OG Fancy Sauce. With each bite, you’ll yearn for game day to be an everyday affair, just to revel in the tantalizing offerings found on their remarkable menu.

Ruth’s Butchery at Denver Milk Market

1800 Wazee St Suite 100, Denver, CO 80202

Situated just two blocks south of Coors Field, Denver Milk Market emerges as the captivating creation of culinary maestro Frank Bonanno, renowned for his remarkable gastronomic ventures. With a rich narrative deeply rooted in the concept’s essence, Ruth’s Butchery pays homage to Jacqueline Bonanno’s grandmother, the eponymous Ruth, whose culinary expertise and treasured handwritten cookbook from 1929 hold the keys to cherished family recipes and enduring mysteries.

Embracing the ethos of simplicity, Ruth’s Butchery’s menu evokes nostalgia and homecoming, boasting flavors and time-honored techniques that have withstood the test of nearly a century. Among the delightful offerings, my favorite, Ruth’s Burger, showcases a harmonious combination of American cheese, crisp lettuce, juicy tomato, tangy pickle, and the delectable Butcher Sauce. Should you seek a more elevated rendition, Ruth’s Deluxe, and other iconic American classics, await your discerning palate.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gabriela Reyes

Gaby has been part of the Denver/Boulder food scene since 2015 when she moved to Colorado. While gradually losing her ability to eat due to six years of misdiagnosed food allergies, she became fascinated with the culinary scene. Gaby, aka The Restaurant Encyclopedia, has been DiningOut’s restaurant coordinator for food festivals since 2017 and joined the editorial team in 2022.

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