Our Story

Robert Travaglini

Chopper’s Sports Grill was named after Robert “ Chopper “ Traviglini (1932-1999) who was the former trainer of the Denver Nuggets. His character and style, as well as his big heart, made him legendary in Denver, and across the country.

In October of 1996 Chopper and his partners opened Chopper’s Sports Grill in the Cherry Creek area of Denver CO. They renovated the old Rick’s Café building at 80 South Madison Street and envisioned a casual neighborhood watering hole where you could get a fine meal and enjoy a drink with friends. It has evolved into “The Place” to watch a local sporting event with that “at the game” feel complete with all the bells, lights, and whistles. The place comes alive with energy and excitement when the home teams score. The Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, ESPN, Citysearch.com, Westword, 5280 Magazine and Insite Magazine have all recognized Chopper’s as “Best Sports Bar” and “Best Patio”.

The restaurant has become famous for its Homemade Pizzas, Mile High Nachos, Premium Burgers that are made fresh daily from Angus Chuck, Short Rib, and Brisket(The richest cuts on the steer) and Spicy Buffalo Wings. Chopper’s has a wide variety of house-made, high quality items not typically seen o­n sports bar menus. The kitchen staff is specially trained to handle all your party needs for up to 300 people. Contact the manager to see Chopper’s party menus or to inquire about booking our private room.

The Beer list includes many Colorado Brewed Draft Beers, including many handcrafted microbrews. Chopper’s also offers Bottles, Cans, and Bombers to insure you’ll be enjoying your favorite ice-cold brew. The bar is fully stocked with “top shelf” spirits, wines by the glass and margaritas.

For your viewing pleasure Chopper’s has over 50 HD televisions. Chopper’s also has multiple satellites and receivers and subscribes to all the top sports packages and services to insure “if it’s televised we’ll show it” However, it’s always best to call ahead to make sure it’s o­n.
In the warmer months Chopper’s has two award winning covered patios, beautifully landscaped and intimate, providing a great urban escape in the afternoon or o­n a warm summer evening.
We at Chopper’s hope to see you soon for the next televised event, lunch, dinner, or just a drink with friends. Remember to come early for the best seating o­n game days.