About Highland Tap & Burger

At Highland Tap & Burger, we pride ourselves on great food, an amazing drink selection and a comfortable, inviting atmosphere to share with friends and family. We’re conveniently located in the heart of Lower Highland (LoHi), just outside of Downtown Denver.

Highland Tap & Burger is truly a Colorado-born business. And, since opening in 2010, we’ve strived to create an experience that encompasses everything we love about Colorado life. We’ve created a comfortable, casual, contemporary atmosphere with an inviting indoor dining area and a spacious patio so our guests can enjoy a sunny afternoon or a chilly Colorado evenings. Here at the Tap, our friendly, fun staff makes everyone feel completely at home, whether they are dining alone or with a large party, regulars or first-timers.

We’re a community-based business first at the Tap, but we also offer phenomenal food and drink options for our guests. We prepare everything on the menu in-house to ensure that each item is made with the highest standards of quality. We source many of our ingredients from local farmers and merchants so that we can support, build and grow our Colorado community. And we strive to offer the a friendly, comfortable atmosphere and hospitality that builds a family of loyal, happy Highland Tap & Burger patrons.

Our Story

Highland Tap & Burger was founded upon community, collaboration, and of course, a sense of fun. Our story and timeline reflect our values of connection to place, quality of product and customer care, and we’re so happy that we’re here to share it with you!

  • October 2009

    Brad, a business partner with Kris and Kevin in Denver, invites friends Juan and Katie to relocate from Boston and begin a new business venture in Denver’s Lower Highlands.

  • January 2010

    Katie visits Colorado for the first time. She falls in love with the parks, people and sunny disposition of Denver. Highland Tap & Burger begins to take shape.

  • February 2010—May 2010

    Conference calls, Massachusetts-Colorado commutes and countless emails later, designs and plans for HTB are finalized.

  • March 2010

    Highland Tap & Burger breaks ground and begins construction, and hires a critical crew member - executive chef Elijah Odell.

  • May 2010—August 2010

    HTB staff works with local Colorado craft breweries to create an approachable beer list for guests from beer geeks to curious consumers.

  • September 10, 2010

    Highland Tap & Burger opens its doors to Highlands and Denver residents, and begin to build our family of partners, friends and guests.

Read Juan Padro's full and personal account of the history and development of Highland Tap & Burger »