The Denver Burger Battle was started in 2010 with the goal of finding the best burger in the metro area and it has seen steady growth since.
“All restaurant competitors are hand-selected by a team of burger experts. There is no application, and each competitor is visited by the burger experts - incognito, of course, before they are invited to participate,” event organizers report.
Many of the participating restaurants are returning competitors from last year. Stoic & Genuine claimed People’s Choice in 2017, while the Stanley Beer Hall won Judge’s Choice. Both restaurants will be back to defend their titles in 2018.
According to event organizers, the Denver Burger Battle has sold out for the past three years so Team Player Productions released 400 more tickets than previous years. VIP tickets for 2018 are sold out and there are still a limited number of Early Access and General Admission tickets left. Get tickets early if you plan to attend.
Budweiser is the official beer sponsor of the 2018 Denver Burger Battle and guests will also be able to enjoy canned wine from Great Oregon Wine Company and specialty cocktails courtesy of High Noon Vodka, Exotico Tequila, Rebel Yell Kentucky Whiskey and Bulleit Whiskey.
The Denver Burger Battle starts at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, in the Tivoli Quad Park, 900 Auraria Parkway, in Denver.
- Dylan Hochstedler