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Burger vs Patty Melt: What’s the Difference

patty melt photoIt’s pretty easy to define a burger. It’s a patty, traditionally beef, served with condiments and toppings between a bun.  But what about a patty melt, would you consider it to be a burger?  It’s kind of like if a burger and a grilled cheese had a baby.  When it comes to burger vs patty melt, do you think they are totally different things?  Or is a patty melt just a version of a burger?

Well, the answer to that is yes and no, depending on who you ask.  If you were to ask the culinary experts they’d tell you that a patty melt stands alone as its own sandwich. It is defined by the sum of its parts; rye bread, hamburger patty, Swiss cheese and sautéed onions. These four ingredients make a patty melt.  End of story. A burger, as we well know, can be dressed up and down in endless ways.

So now that we’ve answered the burger vs patty melt questions, let’s ask another. Do you know how this tasty grilled sandwich came to be invented?  It is believed that they were created in a Southern California restaurant chain owned by William “Tiny” Naylor back in the 1940’s.

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Try the Best Salads in Denver at 5280 BB

OK, so naturally when you’re craving a delicious, juicy burger we want you to come visit us at 5280 Burger Bar.  But did you know that we also offer a great selection of the best salads in Denver that are fresh, unique and tasty?  It makes sense, actually, if you think about it.  We putContinue Reading

Tacos vs Burgers: Choose Your Side

At 5280 Burger Bar we may celebrate burgers every day of the week, but we’ve been known to throw down for Taco Tuesday as well.  Burgers have always been America’s favorite sandwich but it isn’t hard to see that tacos are very well loved in this country too. When it comes to the tacos vsContinue Reading

July is National Ice Cream Month

July is National Ice Cream Month

We may celebrate our favorite frozen treat every day at 5280 Burger Bar, but July is National Ice Cream Month!  This is what we’ve been training for all year long, folks! An entire month dedicated to all things ice cream is just what we need in the midst of a hot summer.  And trust us,Continue Reading

Cheers to the Margarita

There is nothing quite like enjoying an ice cold, sweet-tart margarita on a hot summer day.  Americans can’t get enough of this cocktail.  In fact, overall this country consumes an average of 185,000 margaritas per hour! It was the most ordered alcoholic beverage in 2010, making up 18 percent of all mixed drink sales.  AtContinue Reading

Try the Perfect Burger at 5280 Burger Bar

We like to think that every tasty burger on our menu is perfect. We start with patties made from fresh, never frozen, all natural beef. Then we top with them all kinds of delicious, house made toppings.  The good stuff like pulled pork, bacon, and bleu cheese fondue.  You really can’t go wrong with anyContinue Reading

Healthy Burger Toppings You Must Try

At 5280 Burger Bar we think burgers are pretty great when they’re covered in stuff like cheese, bacon and onion rings.  But let’s just pretend that you’re in the market for some delicious, healthy burger toppings. While we don’t like to imagine a world without bacon on our burgers, we understand that sometimes people needContinue Reading

Try the Best Summer Burgers

Summer is officially here and that means it’s also burger season!  It is time to enjoy sunny days, warm nights and cookouts with friends and family.  If you plan on taking full advantage of the season then you definitely need to be armed with some recipes for the best summer burgers.  Check out these greatContinue Reading

Cool Off with Ice Cream in Denver

As the temperatures rise everybody starts looking for ways to beat the heat. At 5280 Burger Bar we think the best way to cool off is with delicious, handcrafted ice cream in Denver.  We’re pretty nuts about the stuff.  So much so that we have a chef dedicated to creating 16 different flavors and churningContinue Reading

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500 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202   |   303.825.1020   |   Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11:00am - 10:00pm    |    Friday & Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm


5280 Burger Bar 500 16th Street, #160
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-1020