The Cherry Cricket opens in the Ballpark neighborhood April 17

Baseball season is here, and this year Denver’s most iconic burger joint is getting in the game.

Cherry Creek's Cherry Cricket. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Cherry Creek’s Cherry Cricket. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Baseball season is here, and this year Denver’s most iconic burger joint is getting in the game.

The Cherry Cricket opens in the Ballpark neighborhood on April 17.

In its 70-plus years in Cherry Creek, the restaurant has never opened an outpost until now. The second location inside the former Breck on Blake at 2220 Blake St. is significantly larger than the original and in a far more heavily trafficked neighborhood.

“It’s impossible to replicate what’s been created over the last 70-plus years at the original Cricket in Cherry Creek, but we’re excited to introduce our beloved Cricket to downtown Denver and the surrounding neighborhoods,” Lee Driscoll, co-owner of The Cherry Cricket, said in a press release. “Our goal is to bring the authentic Cricket experience to downtown Denver with an updated look and feel that has been uniquely designed to fit the new space and neighborhood. We think our guests will love the new space. Just as we did in Cherry Creek, we look forward to becoming a fixture in the Ballpark neighborhood.”

The menu will remain the same, with the addition of a new late-night menu from midnight to 3 a.m. (!!!) and expanded beer, wine and cocktail options. The vibe is promised to be essentially “Cherry Cricket, but bigger” and that includes another aquarium — this one a whopping 1,500 gallons. (Rest in peace to old fish in Cherry Creek that died in last year’s fire.)

Alli Powell (left to right) and Heather Matthews eat next to the Fisher sisters, Amy and Brenda at the Cherry Cricket. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) food; restaurant; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado; cherry creek; cherry cricket;
Alli Powell (left to right) and Heather Matthews eat next to the Fisher sisters, Amy and Brenda at the Cherry Cricket. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Cherry Cricket Ballpark will be open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Daily happy hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close.

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean is the assistant editor and culture reporter for Denverite. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes bourbon straight and dreams of someday holding the title of Nightlife Mayor. Find her at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.