Burger Lounge

Burger Lounge

San Diego Burger Club went to Burger Lounge today.  Our initial destination was The Corner — which we wanted to visit one last time before they closed permanently.  Sadly, The Corner was not open for lunch today.  Next, we headed to Hodad’s since we were in the neighborhood.  Strike two!  Of all things, a suicidal gunman with a rifle was in his apartment in the same building as Hodad’s, and the police had that block cordoned off (these details come to you courtesy of Jim).  So, we ended up at Burger Lounge (on 5th Ave. right near Nicky Rottens), which wins points for (a) being open, and (b) not having a gunman with a rifle in the building!  Also, they make a decent burger at Burger Lounge!  Everyone enjoyed their burger, with the consensus being that the burgers rated about a B+.  The fries were a big hit as well — cooked well and seasoned just right.  A couple people got milkshakes and they were a big hit too.  The cashiers were a little slow taking orders, but the food came reasonably fast and there was adequate seating in the restaurant despite the moderate line when we got there and the fact that it was in the middle of the lunch hour (12:25pm) by the time we went from The Corner to (near) Hodad’s and finally got to Burger Lounge and ordered.  A classic burger, fries, and a soda cost $14.25, which I would say is a little on the high side for a burger where you go up to the counter and order, but it was good.  If you are in the Gaslamp Quarter and are looking for a fast, good burger, give Burger Lounge a try.  But, if you have a little more time and don’t mind spending a little more money, walk 30 more steps down 5th Ave. and get an even better burger at Nicky Rottens.  :)

2 thoughts on “Burger Lounge

  1. Brandon

    Excellent synopsis. I would like to call out the fries especially. I also wanted to throw in my $0.02 since I went adventurous got the elk burger. It did have a unique flavor, but was certainly not off-puttingly gamey. Goat cheese seems to be a common complement to non-standard meats (elk, kangaroo, etc.), and the flavors do marry well. What really sold me though, was the bacon-onion jam they threw on there. I’ve never found a burger that doesn’t love bacon and this was no exception. Good food, good people, and a good excuse to get out of the office for a few!


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