Chopper, a robot-themed tiki bar created by Andy Mumma (Barista Parlor), Bryce McCloud (Isle of Printing), and GM partner Mike Wolf, softly opened to the public on Friday, May 31, 2019. The creative cocktail destination took over the space previously occupied by Bar Luca at 1100B Stratton Avenue in East Nashville. Nashville Guru stopped by to get a look inside the spirited space.
Everything about Chopper is highly customized, from the booth upholstery to the stereo system to the woodwork to the menu’s layout. Robots are a key element throughout, including the bar’s whimsical décor and its elaborate, fictional story of Island X and its artifacts. The artifacts, which are sprinkled throughout the space, range from custom robot masks on the walls to antique tiki glasses to the massive “Golden Robo Uno” robot over the bar area. Seating includes numerous booths and 20 stationary stools at the bar.
The exterior has two large garage doors, which are usually open during the less active hours on nice days. Look for the green walls and orange doors.
Chopper’s one-of-a-kind tiki glasses are certainly a highlight, especially when they’re filled with an exotic drink like the Robo Zombie or the Chopper Mai Tai. Cool down with frozen drinks and daiquiris, or order a glass of wine by color. Beer and food are coming soon, too. See the opening menu below.
For a futuristic island experience, Chopper should be on your list of places to try.