Still not satisfied? OK, here are 9 more worthies:
Bud’s Bar (address and info)
If the cowboys and bikers who’ve been thronging this joint for 60-plus years swear Bud’s burger -- a McDonald’s clone, steamed bun and all -- is something special, who are we to argue?
School House Kitchen and Libations (address and info)
It’s too early to tell whether this brand-new arrival will live up to its promise, but the burger we scarfed down at a preview was textbook-quality, and the list of nearly 40 toppings -- from bologna to chimichurri to cranberry relish and poached pears -- irresistible.
Ajax Tavern (address and info)
The Little Nell’s double cheeseburger: still the ultimate après-ski happy meal.
Bingo Burger (address and info)
Come on, there are green chiles in the patty. Genius.
Bully Ranch (address and info)
The Sonnenalp’s Definitive Burger lives up to its name with fried onions, candied bacon, and, get this, blue-cheese butter.
Humboldt Farm-Fish-Wine (address and info)
Read all about it here... and here, for that matter.
Mateo (address and info)
Zut alors if this low-key Provençal bistro doesn’t turn out one of Boulder’s finest burgers -- on brioche with Gruyère and garlic-herb aioli, bien sûr.
Williams & Graham (address and info)/Ste. Ellie (address and info)
Weirdly, two of Denver’s best bars also make two of its most formidable fresh-ground burgers -- and you'll never have better cocktails to pair with them.
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