Chances takes a chance on former Wolfie's space

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

"Eat*Drink*Play," urges the logo of Chances, a new joint that just opened today in the spot at 1135 Bannock Street that had been Wolfie's and, before that, Bambino's.

Make that half of the spot -- the space has been cut back (the other half is a salon), but there's still plenty of real estate outside for a patio.

Inside, the room is dominated by a big bar -- where Cosmos, above, was holding forth on opening day.

The Chances menu features big burgers, salads, sandwiches and paninis, two appetizer pizzas, chile cheese fries and Italian nachos: pepperoni or Italian sausage, olives, mushrooms, onions, Roma tomatoes and mozzarella on cracker chips. But it's the dessert list that gives you a real idea of just how playful Chances can be: The "Sweet Potatoe Sundae" features vanilla ice cream, sweet potato puffs and maple syrup BBQ sauce, "yum."

Chances plans to be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week. Fair warning: Right now, while it works out the kinks, Chances is cash only.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.