Our Story

We all have that crazy aunt, or cousin. She’s notoriously late, and she always shows up with a wild story to tell — a story that might not be entirely true, but one that’s completely entertaining. It’s a bit like the Cherry Cricket’s story. Before the Cricket was Cherry Cricket, this little spot was a trucker bar, a prime rib joint, and Eli McGuire’s renowned burger and beer restaurant.

No one really knows where the name Cherry Cricket came from, and we like it that way. We do know that the Duffy’s addition to our nostalgic sign came from publican Bernard Duffy when he owned the bar in the 1960’s. It was during that time that Cricket became one of Denver’s first sports bars and gained a reputation as the black sheep of Cherry Creek. Like your crazy aunt, we might have been a little rough around the edges back then, but we meant no harm. We just wanted to fill your belly with the city’s favorite burgers and Colorado craft beer.

Plenty has changed around the neighborhood, but very little has changed inside the neighborhood’s favorite bar. The Cricket is a place where a delicious burger, a cold beer, and good friends will always be waiting. No matter how much things change around here, that never will.