TAG / Burger and Bar at Madison Street
TAG / Burger and Bar at Madison Street

TAG / Burger and Bar at Madison Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.madisonstreetdenver.com/
  • Phone: 3037362260
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday -Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Troy Guard
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12th
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking is available in our parking lot. Street parking is also available.
A word from TAG / Burger and Bar at Madison Street
TAG BURGER BAR features gourmet burgers and a lengthy beer list from local breweries, all in a cozy neighborhood setting.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
TAG / Burger and Bar at Madison Street reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (42)fit for foodies (22)great for outdoor dining (22)great for lunch (15)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (15)kid-friendly (14)good for groups (11)great for brunch (5)special occasion (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Best Burgers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Second time for us at TAG. We love the burgers and fries. Good beer selection too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice outdoor space
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Had a great burger lunch. Outstanding selections (I had the bulldog) and great tasting burger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wanted to like this place but:
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food just wasn't very good. The shakes and potato skins were good, but surprisingly the burgers were not. The menu was creative and fun. I think it would be good for people with kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ehh
    JackieVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Not so great experience for our first visit at Tag burger bar. My boyfriend and I both looked at the menu online and were excited to try some of the really delicious looking burger toppings! Unfortunately, pretty much everything had a lack of flavor, the service was slow and it was expensive for the amount of food . I guess we will have to keep searching for the perfect burger spot...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place to watch the bronco game
    Likable
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had some killer burgers and grape cider and or wait person kept our glasses full… We had a really fun time and it's cool that it opens up to the parking lot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected a bit more
    ilovebeer
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We sat on the patio to enjoy the nice weather. However, it was hard to enjoy it since Tag allows people to bring dogs onto the patio. Well, two different couples at two different tables had dogs and they kept barking and trying to get at each other. It was very annoying to deal with that and hardly a relaxing experience. The burgers were fine, but not amazing. We had two burgers, two beers and and an appetizer and it cost us about $53. A bit expensive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always reliable
    mormorVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Servers found us a nice outdoor table when inside felt a little chilly. The salad with edamame and peanuts is one of the best salads ever. Next time I'll order a double portion. Love the duck fat fries even tho they could benefit from a little less salt & spice. The milkshakes with alcohol are sinfully good. My burger was a liitle less pink that I wanted but still tasty and moist. Glad there is a TAG close to me. They never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Burger Heaven
    SherryP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I had been hungry for a burger for more than a week. My family treated me to my birthday burger at TAG Burger Bar. The Burger was delicious. Several of my friends had recommended TAG. Now I know why.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School
    larabb21
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I had the Old School burger and Truffle Parmesan fries and all I can say is lick your lips amazing! One of the best burgers and fries combo's I have had in a while! very tasty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inventive Burgers
    drainoman
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This is an adorable little spot tucked into the neighborhood. Lots of families with kids, so it can be LOUD. The burgers are some of the most inventive I've ever had. Try the duck fat fries too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great specials
    Den80207VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Love the monthly burger special. The server was attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmmm... TAG!
    FoxiLadi87
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had the Colorado Proud and the Godzilla burgers and both of which were excellent! My only complaint was the bun was a little soggy but I believe that's only because the burger was so juicy. This was our first visit as we just moved into the neighborhood but will definitely be making this a regular spot. If not to eat then to get a reasonably priced beer. Thanks TAG!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TAG
    Tabletime
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Wide variety of creative items on the menu, friendly waitstaff, quick kitchen, great deals on wine (1/2 price Wednesdays!), nearby, and delicious. What's not to love?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hubby's birthday dinner
    JeffnCathyVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Possibly one of our best dinners at Tag BB yet, and that's saying something. Food was spot on, waitress was great, kitchen was very accommodating of my kiddo's food allergies (dairy and eggs).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great food
    feelslikehome
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Tag Burger Bar was a great find! I've never had better service at a restaurant in Denver. Their food is amazing. I highly recommend trying their duck fat fries. If you are looking for a quiet dinner place with amazing food, stellar service at a reasonable price, this should be your go to place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice Brunch
    Schultz
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I was delighted with the Chilaquiles, lots of flavor and a nice Bloody Mary as well with a peppered bacon slice as a garnish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best burger I've had in a long time
    Friendoffood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've never been motivated to write a restaurant review but I was so impressed with the experience at TAG that I felt compelled to write. The food was fantastic and service was excellent. I ordered the Lady Gaga burger and the combination of flavors was outstanding. The brussel sprouts were cooked perfectly and the fries were seasoned just enough. The homemade pickles are some of the best I've tasted. Great neighborhood restaurant vibe and after telling the waiter that we had just moved to the neighborhood from out of state he was kind enough to bring us a commentary order of fried Oreos! Never in a million years would I have thought I would have eaten something like that...but I did...and it was heavenly!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood joint
    Phoodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Needless to say, great burgers - perhaps best in Denver (turkey, veggie, salmon and bison in addition to to beef). Also tasty Brussels sprouts, Mac and cheese, fries, fried pickles - yum! Had fried Oreos with ice cream for dessert - double yum. Finally, great beer selection and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average at best
    Umbraco
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I miss Madison's! This place has become a haven for young parents and small children and that is great...if you fall into that demographic. We do not. It was so noisy the waiter could not even make out what we were ordering. Food was just okay. Service was just okay. We will probably be back because we are in the neighborhood. But there will not be a mad rush to do this.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting and fresh combinations
    KJ71
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Excellent food! The salad was very fresh. Fries had a great flavor. The burgers were amazing. Overall really enjoyed this place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mthede1VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Don't miss the Buffalo Chicken Nachos or the Godzilla Burger - YUM! Very friendly service but a bit on the slow side. Can't wait to return to try a different burger!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OMG Wow
    ILike2EatOut
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Burgers so good I'm considering selling my grill in shame! Try them, really. They are that good. Can't wait to go back. Cool neighborhood vibe.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 149 reviews are from the TAG / Burger and Bar at Madison Street reviews archive.
  • Cold, expensive and loud
    Bbyep
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Nice drinks. The burger completely fell apart when I took the first bite. Too many components and they were all cold. Fries and drinks were good. The only good burger there was taken off the menu months ago. It's been downhill for awhile. It's in my neighborhood so I've gone many times. Never again for burgers. They're too unhealthy to have prepared this sloppily.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Very poor experience, service very slow and uninviting, food was not prepared as asked and very slow, bison burger greasy which is not normal, beer was not as cold which it should have been, server was only interested in chasing young women, just a very poor experience, I would not recommend to anyone. Really need to have someone watching and managing the staff.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always excellent!
    DaBears7VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    It's gotten to the point that I don't even want to try other burger places. TAG always delivers!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'll come back
    tini579
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I was in the mood for a burger and I wasn't disappointed. I expected it to be busier for a Saturday but we were able to sit down right away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will Be Returning...
    msgogeke
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We will be back here many times. The food, selection of draft beers and service was great!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tesscmt
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Tag is one of our favorite spots. Their staff is incredibly helpful and nice. They have great burgers and beers on tap. We especially love it because sometimes it is hard to find a place that is both kid friendly and has good food. This place is always full of kids and has a good kids menu. The Colorado Proud burger is my favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gone downhill
    ShoeDivaDenverVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The service was very slow and inattentive. For example, our water glasses remained empty for more than 15 minutes while we tried to get the attention of a server (any server) for refills. The restaurant was very busy, which might have been a factor in the extremely slow service. The food was slow in coming also and was not as good as it had been on our other visits, the last of which was a couple of months ago. That said, the food was not bad. It just wasn't great. There was not the attention to presentation there has been in past visits.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • burgers & fries
    Sigg
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Good basic stuff, though disappointed that they were out of salmon burgers that night. Also, very noisy indoors so we opted for out - good thing the heater worked or we'd have been cold. Took 30 minutes to get our food after ordering. And waiter led me astray regarding temp of burger so instead of med rare mine came very rare. But overall the teens I took especially enjoyed the food and the outdoors.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Denver Restaurant!
    inthemoodforfood
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    I had been here before, but I decided to go here for my sister's birthday dinner. Everything was wonderful (minus the parking). We walked in and were instantly seated and offered the drink list. Our waiter came over numerous times asking if we needed anything explained about the menu. Our food got there on time and was delicious and they gave my sister a free dessert for her birthday! I will totally go back there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kobe beef sliders and sashimi tacos
    IwhoHaveNothing
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Interesting menu, stylish space, pleasing service....the other people were not so impressive.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family friendly
    Jmodbric
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This is a popular neighborhood joint. Go because you are too tired to fix dinner or you just don't have the energy to dress up for an evening out. It can be noisy and the customer service is attentive even when busy which is a plus. The menu has great variety but honestly, the food is just pedestrian.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite Place for Burgers!
    GoodFood
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Tag Burger Bar has simply Amazing Burgers - great flavor and different topping combinations that combine to make an amazing burger. Ordered the Lady Gaga which was sublime. The duck fat and Tag spice fries are also fantastic. Would definitely go back for the food and this is now my fav place for a great burger. We went in the spring so didn't get to experience the patio or the corn hole game set up out front but imagine this is a great neighborhood spot for the summer! And finally, we arrived early for our reservation but because the bar was full, they sat us early at our table. Only Con is the noise level inside - found ourselves saying "What?" often which impacts the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place!
    GrandavegirlVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Beer selection is great. Food is outstanding. We had salads, naked burgers and some sweet potato fries. Plus it's great on a nice day they can throw the big doors open and it's like you are eating outside when the patio is full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burgers, pickles, fried
    StephVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Great burgers, pickles, fried pickles and onion rings. Attentive and very pleasant servers
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't disappoint
    JeffnCathyVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    TAG Burger Bar is consistently delicious. The food is great and the servers are always efficient and friendly. Only complaint is that sometimes the noise level goes from "energetic" to overwhelming (slamming patio door or loud T.V.'s). Great place for dinner out with friends when we want something casual but with good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burgers Never Had it So Good!
    Stephen5280VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    TAG Burger Bar is another winner from chef Troy Guard. TAG BB is a great neighborhood joint with a "locals" vibe, yet welcoming to anyone who wants a great burger. Choose your patty (angus beef, bison, turkey, salmon, or veggie), and then TRY to choose your fixings. "The Bulldog" (roasted red pepper, sautéed mushrooms, provolone cheese, arugula, spicy mustard) and the "Godzilla," a Denver Burger Battle winner (teriyaki sauce, shiitake mushrooms, butter lettuce, crispy tempura flakes, smoked kewpi) are our favorites so far, but it's hard to choose. Service is spot-on and knowledgable; Kelly served us last time in, and she nailed it start to finish. The girl really knew her beer pairings, too - just one more reason to stop by TAG.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Neighborhood Eats
    Susan
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I enjoyed eating at TAG on Saturday, April 5th. It's a nice Congress Park neighborhood restaurant. The food was very good as was the service. I am a vegetarian and the veggie burger was excellent. I recommend TAG to others who are looking for a casual spot. The atmosphere is fun albeit a bit noisy. I will say the prices are quite high for a burger joint. Everything is priced a la carte` including a side of mayonnaise ($0.50). An extra $2.00 is added for lettuce, tomato and a slice of American cheese on a burger. An order of small fries is $4.00. Bring plenty of dough to TAG and enjoy your burger and fries. You'll enjoy it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 strikes, you're out
    DenverCVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    This was our last time trying TAG Burger. The service was terribly slow on a not-busy evening (our waitress kept disappearing). I'm gluten free and when I asked the waitress if the special of the day had gluten in it (fried wonton chips) she said yes, but said I could get brussels instead. Well,. she bought us both and charged us for both- what was I supposed to do with the chips I couldn't eat? I wanted to ask her about this but then she disappeared again. The fries were droopy. Our meals were so-so (husband got meatloaf, I got a naked ahi- burger which was rare not medium like I'd asked). By the time our waitress resurfaced our kids were cranky and all we wanted to do was leave. This is usually the way we feel after eating there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate