Dining out with friends can foster healthy relationships that might otherwise be limited to impersonal group texts or overly personal bath-time visits. Get a bite in person with a person with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of American fare at Champion’s Sports Bar & Grill.
More than 5,000 Green Bay Packers collectables adorn the walls of Champion’s Sports Bar & Grill, where skilled grillmasters churn out a lengthy menu of flame-smacked steaks and burgers, including the 6-pound Gravedigger featured on the Travel Channel’s Man V. Food. Mouths warm-up for main events with ineffectual deep-knee bends and bites of the crispy Champion’s Tots, drowned in creamy nacho cheese and bacon bits ($6.95), and fingers tightly clasp around spicy or barbecue wings ($7.99). A lineup of phalange fillers wear the jerseys of past and present Green Bay legends, including the #64 cowboy burger, which chefs bury beneath a mound of melted Swiss, bacon, and barbecue sauce ($8.50). A perfectly seared rib-eye steak ($10.95) weighs in at 14-ounces, and french fries guard golden pieces of beer-battered perch ($10.50) as intensely as offensive guards protect their quarterback from learning the truth about Santa Claus.
Situated within reach of Lambeau Field, Champion’s plays homage to Packer Country with its glass-encased collection of green and gold memorabilia and stable of TVs that air each game. Diners can scoot up to the expansive center bar for a frothy domestic brew, or sit at a table along the gold walls to admire framed jerseys or challenge players’ photographs to throw perfect 2-D spirals.