Ignite Burgers & Lounge - Denver
Ignite Burgers & Lounge - Denver

Ignite Burgers & Lounge - Denver

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ignitegastropub.com/
  • Phone: 3032962600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm -11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Happy Hour: 3-6pm Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Jeff McCleary
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Denver's Best Late Night Happy Hour: 50% Off Any Liquor We Got Nightly from 9:30 - Close!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 21st
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is limited parking available free of charge at the back of the restaurant, street parking, as well as pay lots located just steps from the front door.
A word from Ignite Burgers & Lounge - Denver
Ignite Burger Lounge developed its roots in Denver's Ballpark Neighborhood as a relaxed lounge & bar that offers an unbeatable selection of handcrafted burgers & creative libations. With rooftop dining during the summer months and cozy, relaxed dining during the winter months, Ignite features an approachable menu with items like wood-fired pizza, market fresh salads and delicious shareable items featuring their famous "Man Candy" dished up with an amazing view of the city skyline with unbeatable people watching and a selection of bourbon & beer that will make your mouth water.


If weekend brunch is what gets you going, stop by with your friends for classic libations like Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys, satisfying fare and good time - the Hangover Burger is a must to get the morning going. We're sure you'll find something delicious to enjoy for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch and we hope to see you very soon!
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Ignite Burgers & Lounge - Denver reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (19)good for groups (10)scenic view (10)neighborhood gem (10)great for lunch (8)fit for foodies (7)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (5)late-night find (3)special occasion (2)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • MAN CANDY!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Best Bacon Ever! Delicious Chicken Tenders, & Pot Pie
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Tyson
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The service, food, and atmosphere were all top notch. They took amazing care of us. The mussels are crazy good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went for lunch and it was
    sara
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    We went for lunch and it was awesome! The brussel sprout appetizer was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    Disappointed
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We had a great experience at Ignite. The food was great and service outstanding. Even though we arrive around 9:30 pm on a Sunday, our server recommended an amazing appetizer and dinner options. I would highly recommend Ignite to a friend. Thanks for the great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep going back
    BlueEyedFoodie
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The man candy keeps us coming back. Special Valentine's filet oscar was pretty awesome. Service always rocks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Make sure to order the "Man Candy". Great apps, salads and entree choices. Well poured drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ignite for Valentine's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Ignite was a great place to go for Valentine's Day. They did not have a set menu which was great because it gave us options and customization.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was delicious but it seemed
    Luv2eat1313VIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    It was delicious but it seemed to be a down night. I would highly recommend the mussels. The broth was incredible. Not a hot spot persay but still good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ignite starts a fire
    Northender
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Very good service and very good food. The room is open and bright with both modern and old touches. Service is crisp and there when you need/want it. Not overbearing at all. The happy hour plates are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Filet Mignon Tips
    LoftyVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Had dinner on Saturday night. I had the filet mignon tips which were FABULOUS!!! Just a wonderful dinner and we will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Man Candy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The man candy is so delicious I can barely stand it. I have yet to have something I didn't like there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Used to love this place...
    KathyJai
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We used to dine at Ignite quite a bit but for various reasons haven't done so since April 2013. We were excited to be making it back until we sat down. We were disappointed to see that the menu had changed but we figured it wasn't too big of a deal because we would try new dishes. We had never been disappointed before...not true this time. I ordered the mac and Cheese and my husband ordered the roasted chicken. The m ac and cheese was missing that "wood fired" flavoring that I'd come to love of their previous pasta dish and was a little too bland for my tastes. The roasted chicken was dry with the best part of the dish being the mashed potatoes. We also noticed a difference in the atmosphere, emptier & quieter than we've ever seen it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for dinner and had the
    TazzVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Went for dinner and had the special appetizer of Shrimp Scampi which was a very nice dish. Adequate number of shrimp for price and great flavor. Also had the crispy brussel sprouts which have a nice little spice and since I love the sprouts, this was perfect! For dinner I had a filet tips in a reduction with crispy onion strings, mashed pots and mushrooms. Excellent dish but I think for the $ you should get a few more pieces of meat and there should not be any pieces with gristle (filet is a prime cut and shouldn't be served with gristle!!). Next time I'll be trying the braised short ribs instead. Service excelled and I felt loved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid dinner option
    NewToCO
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We are new to town and were looking for a nice dinner on Saturday night. We found Ignite through a search. The reservation got us right in, we ordered and food came out ridiculously fast. It was a solid meal with nice presentation. Don't expect huge portions, but there was plenty of food. If you check in on Yelp, you get a free beer! One of us had a basil cocktail that was delicious - highly recommended. We will be back when we're in the area and look forward to roof-top dining when it's warmer.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Love Ignite
    EricVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    It's a very consistent and well priced restaurant in the Lodo / Ballpark neighborhood. Highly recommended for consistently good food at a reasonable price. It was very energetic even for being a non-game day in the middle of the winter. Very well run and great service too.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    TEER
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    The unique menu and specialty beverage options are amazing! Highly recommend, especially for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    Hunter
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Although we had anticipated a brunch setting, we could only order off the menu. Ambience was just fair and we wondered why our hosts had selected this restaurant for a Sunday brunch. Service was great, then the food arrived. We started with the jalepeno deviled eggs and truffle oil brussel sprouts. Can't say enough about the brussel sprouts, the server gave us the ingredients which were impressive. The entree of a roasted heirlooom beet salad with salmon was superbly done, just the right amount of goat cheese and pistachios. The table had a variety of entrees, all were fit for foodies. We will be back for the brussel sprouts, and other selections. Delightfully surprised!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just okay.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The calamari was good. The burger was just okay. We ordered BBQ burgers and they forgot the BBQ sauce on both. It took awhile to flag down the waitress to ask for some BBQ sauce. She wasn't prompt about stopping by and making sure everything was okay, refilling beverages, etc. She didn't seem super busy, just slow. The cocktails were also just okay. The fries lacked salt. I expected much more based on the good reviews here. There are great burgers in Denver... I'll stick with Highland Tavern or the Cherry Cricket for something similar, but better executed. Also, there are much better cocktails (Russell's Smokehouse). I'll pay a bit more for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good hang-out spot
    Hottrix89
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Burgers are delicious and they have a great happy hour menu.. Stuffed pork is probably the only entree of worth. Will be back soon
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice find
    UWEF
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    My wife, daughter and I had an early dinner at Ignite last weekend. My daughter had a salad, my wife had a Margherita pizza, and I had a burger; we also shared the Edamame appetizer. The table service was solid, the food good (particularly the appetizer), and the prices reasonable. We ate during the second NFL final, so it was a tad bit boisterous, which I suspect is not uncommon here, given the physical layout (large downstairs dining area with two big screen TVs). The location is a bit removed from downtown Denver, and the LoDo area, and parking might be a bit tricky (I found a spot on the street straightaway, though others might not be so lucky; apparently Ignite has access to a parking lot, so you might want to ask when you book).
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ignite burger and ignite pizza
    Evie
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Ignite burger and ignite pizza were awesome and we'd go back again in a heartbeat. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food and service
    Hungry4RealFoodVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Ignite is dependable for the high quality food and great service. Brunch is a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this Place
    happilydiningVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    The pizza is incredible and we also had the Mac and Cheese which was sinfully delicious! We have already said that we will return and look forward to going back in the Spring/Summer when we can enjoy their rooftop seating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will come back
    Food4snobbie
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    We love the salads and pizzas here, but on our last visit we decided to try something different. I had the salmon, which I can't complain about. It was pretty darn good. My husband ordered the steak and neither one of us thought it was that great. It tasted about the same quality one would get at the grocery store. We both agreed the steaks we buy at Costco taste much better than at Ignite. We will be back, but will not be ordering steaks here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Weekend Brunch
    SoBeconciergeVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    A group of my friends had a great time here for brunch this past Saturday! they have $11 all you can drink mimosas. The food was great as well. Everything we tried we wanted more of. Our server was very attentive and was always chatting with us and checking up on us. The restaurant wasnt that busy but it definitely should be!! They have a beautiful terrace upstairs but it was too cold to sit up there. Definitely a restaurant i would like to go back to during the summer months!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Small Plates
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Had Pork Tamale, Beef Skirt Steak with Chimichurri, Ropa Vieja and Banana Tres Leches. All were very tasty. With the exception of the Beef Skirt Steak, I wish the portions were a little bigger for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ignite - Cool Vibe & Great Food!
    MsJoCookVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Loved the food, service and super comfortable feel downtown!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Favorite
    SarahVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    My husband I love going to Ignite! In fact, we've been telling everyone it's our new favorite spot. We were given a gift certificate and have since been back several times. The food is tasty and we enjoy the rotating specials and new menu items as well. It's a great spot for a fun date night that isn't overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The shortrib with mashed potatoes
    Denvergal
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    The shortrib with mashed potatoes was awesome! Tender, no bone, maybe not enough meat for a big man, but perfect for a woman. Salmon was fine, burger was good, my friend wasn't crazy about the tuna salad, but she ate it all! Pizzas sounded amazing. Sounds like they have a good outdoor space, but it was zero degrees when we were there!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Started out great, but....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    A group of five of us made reservations at Ignite. Appetizers and dinner were good and we had good service. After dinner (at which time the restaurant was no longer crowded and we had already paid our dinner tab), we hung out trying to decide where to go next and three more friends joined us. We decided just to stay at our table at Ignite and order a round of drinks. At that point, our previously helpful and friendly waiter turned to annoyed and put out. It was as though us ordering more drinks was an inconvenience. There was a mix up on two of the drinks (my friends swear they ordered vodka tonics and the waiter rudely insisted that they ordered soda) and then he proceeded to lecture one of us on our choice of beer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food to share with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    A fun downtown scene with a little more laid back flare than some other places. Fun crowd, good service, great food and a good selection of cocktails, wine and beer. I recommend this place for a fun night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant!
    KPap
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Our friends and I wanted to try something new in the downtown area and found this restaurant through Open Table. We were so impressed by the food, the value and the service! Really worth trying, don't pass this one up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Friendly people. Tasty food Warm techno environment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum. Yum.
    mugzimom60
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    After a day of shopping, I took my nieces and sister to Ignite as I'd been there before and liked it. They loved the man candy (sweet coated bacon), truffle fries appetizer and mac and cheese. The Moscow mules were good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slightly Disappointing
    attaym
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Service here was great but the food was hit and miss. We had the jalapeno deviled eggs and they were very good, especially the candied, spiced bacon that topped them. But we both got the short ribs and the dish was pretty dry. There wasn't any sauce, or liquid on the short ribs--the mashed potatoes that they sat on were good but the underseasoned short ribs and potatoes took the moisture out of your mouth because they didn't have any sauce. Just a little of the braising liquid on the ribs would've been a big improvement. Even with the good service and starter, I don't think we'll try this one again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a great place. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    This is a great place. Great service great and different food and good ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time eating there, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    First time eating there, food was very good and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Had the steak and cheese egg rolls, Thai calamari and jalapeño deviled eggs as an appetizer--very delicious. Main entree was Stuffed Pork Loin and then salted caramel cheesecake. Overall a great dining experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Katie
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The food was great, great prices and our server was a peach. Will definently come back on my next Denver trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We made a quick reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We made a quick reservation on Open Table and they were able to get us in even on a busy Friday night. The service and food were excellent, especially considering the fact that the restaurant was packed. The manager also gave us coupons for free drinks for the next time we come.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.