Hamburger options in Aspen range from walk-up joints next to an ice-skating rink to gourmet sandwiches with all the works. Here’s a guide to the ones that may suit your appetite.
1 Ajax Tavern
Affectionately called the Double-Double, this burger comes with twice the meat and the cheese. And, when it's MIlagro Ranch grass-fed beef, it's hard to say no to a second serving. Paired with onion aioli and fries (truffle if you dare), this bulky sandwich is best with a cold beer.
685 E Durant Ave Aspen, CO 81611
The Jerome Burger can stand alone, but the magic is in its fixings. Choices like gruyere, pepper jack or cheddar, the addition of apple-wood smoked bacon, and a layer of sauteed mushrooms or onions stack this hamburger. Paired with the Hotel Jerome's historic Aspen Crud--bourbon and ice cream--the burger and shake are delectable bite of town's tasty past.
330 E. Main St. Aspen, CO 81611
3 520 Grill
The subterranean 520 Grill has made a name for itself based on consistently grab-and-go food, and its hamburger is no exception. Stick with the standard beef option, or experiment with a turkey, bison or chicken burger. If that's not enough, go for the B&B option, which also includes bacon. Meat lovers, rejoice.
520 E Cooper Ave Aspen, CO 81611
4 39 Degrees
Whether it's winter or summer, the 39 Degrees Lounge at the Sky Hotel has a patio that can't be beat, and it's standard operating procedure to order a burger when enjoying it. The Colorado- certifiedvangus beef, topped with onions, lettuce and mayo in between a fresh bun is a delight with fries or a side salad.
709 E Durant Ave Aspen, CO 81611
5 CP Burger
When a restauranteur puts the word burger in its eatery's name, it's got to live up to it. CP Burger, next to the Silver Circle Ice Rink, does. Aspen's successful restaurant kingpins Samantha and Craig Cordts-Pearce are known in the gourmet dinner world, but their foray into burger-and-shake land has also worked for them. Try the chicano burger and cool it down with a boozy milkshake.
433 E Durant Ave Aspen, CO 81611