As a family owned and operated restaurant, we truly believe in giving our guests the best experience possible. We care about quality and consistency; We have, in fact, a classically trained Executive Chef and Sous Chef. We remove the “good bar food” mentality to bring you the ultimate selection and taste in New American Cuisine.
Visit us on the corner of South First Street and San Fernando in the heart of Downtown SJ.
Located on Meridian Ave between Hamilton and Minnesota in Willow Glen where it all started.
We can accommodate private groups and events. In Downtown San Jose our Luxury Box and Patio make great areas for private events. In Willow Glen, the Tailgate Room has its own bar and can be completely closed off for full privacy. We can handle most any request and are flexible with menu requests and seating arrangements.
"One of my all time favorite places to watch a Giants game or a Sharks game. Love their waitresses. Love their bartenders. I always get amazing service at Rookies! Their chicken tenders and all of their salads are so good. They actually use REAL greens and not just soggy iceberg like you find at most sports bars. Great beer and liquor selection. Their bartender pours an awesome lemon drop - with no sugar rim for me. The best!"
"This is my hubbys favorite local bar.... And if you're looking for a sports bar with a view, you stopped in the right place! The girls are pretty ... There's a screen with sports on in every single angle. -seriously. Flat screens everywhere. The best thing besides the awesome happy hour deals would be the corn flake battered chicken tenders. Or if you're in the mood, their original burger is mouth watering. Locally owned and operated. Rookie's is awesome."
"This place rocks!!! We go here every year for our annual softball holiday party. Great service as always. The waitress have always been fun and very accommodating. This years waitress was Lisa! She was awesome but too bad she could join us. We'll you next year!!"
"This place rocks!!! Every sporting event on like 25 TV's are playing. My girlfriend and I have looked everywhere for a decent neighborhood bar and we finally found one!!! The servers are nice, food was good and all around good people. It was busy but who wants to sit in an empty bar? Keep it up Rookies and you have a customer for life ;-)"
"Came here on a Sunday afternoon to watch baseball and it was everything I could have asked for in a sports bar. Decently priced tasty food, nice beer selection, and tons of TVs. They even put on an Angels game for my girlfriend, which I didn't expect given the strong A's presence."
"Great place to watch games while you drink and eat. Delicious foods and drinks. Get the Bloody Mary! They got pint size or a loaded huge size with a tiny size corona. Fish tacos, nachos, and calamari are good. Even though it was busy for a Sunday, it's fast service."
"Nachos, lemon pepper wings, any of their specials are good but My favorite is the blackened chicken. All the staff is friendly and its a fun atmosphere"
"One of the best sports bar environments I've experienced. Menu is phenomenal, everything is above expectation."
"Great atmosphere, great service, great food. Sounds like some kind of fake review but it's not. Go here no matter how much the Uber costs."