TAG Burger Bar

1222 Madison St.
Denver, CO 80206
303-736-2260
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  • Mon-Thu 11am-10am, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-10pm
  • $, $$
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
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.

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