Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have specials?

Our executive chef creates food specials everyday and cooks like a boss. We often have specialty crafted cocktails or promo girls walking around for tasting new products.

Do you have a full bar?

Yes, its more than full..

How often does your beer selection change?

We have staple beers that are here to stay. We have a craft beer tap station that we switch up. We also have a couple drafts that change seasonally. Would also like to mention we consistently update our bottled beer selection for popular demand.

What is the Mug Club and how do I get in?

The Mug Club is for regulars who want a discounted price on any of our 18 draft beers and get their own specialized mug we keep behind the bar. It’s a one-time fee of $100 and your membership lasts a lifetime. The catch? If you don’t show up within 3 months then you lose your membership. All Mug Club memberships are given at the discretion of management.

Can I purchase gift certificates?

Yes! Come on down and purchase gift certificates available in increments of $25 $50 and $100

What credit cards do you accept?

We except Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code, don’t come in naked.

Have any food options for vegetarians?

Our menu is pretty carnivorous but we look out for the bunny appetite’s. Try one of our many salad’s, any burger with a vegetarian patty, our new portabella mushroom sandwich, bruschetta, soups of the day or any vegetarian pizza!

Can I personalize food from the menu?

If we can modify a menu item we would be happy to make it happen.

How do I reserve a private party for the banquet room also known as the Tailgate room?

You can find all the information you need and reserve the room right on our website. Click on the tailgate room page. If you have any additional questions call and ask to speak to a manager.

Can I rent out the entire restaurant?

We have on occasion closed Rookies entirely for very special events. We do have a special banquet room called the “Tailgate” room where we can accommodate up to 50+ guests.

Can I order take-out?

Yes, just call our restaurant at 408-445-2121 and order any item off the menu. If you don’t have a copy of the menu you can find it here our website by clicking the “Menu” link above.  We also are partnered with doordash.

Do you do catering?

We offer full food and beverage catering, and full service with Bartenders, Servers, Cocktail, Executive chefs and Cooks. You will work directly with our management team for any party or event you have in mind.

Do you have to be 21 to enter?

No, you can be any age to enjoy Rookies but have to be at least 21 to have an alcoholic beverage or sit at the bar.

Do you serve breakfast?

We serve breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings starting at 9am during football season.

Is there a corkage fee?

We have great wines; however, if there is that one wine you can’t part with, bring it along with $10.

Can I make a reservation?

No, first come, first to get a good seat.

Are you hiring?

Rookies will always accept applications and is looking for talent.

Do you open early for football?

Yes we open at 9am Saturday and Sunday for NFL and College football.

Is there ever a cover charge?

Only with specific PPV events.

Can kids come in?

Yes, we have a kids menu! Kiddos cannot sit at the bar though, even if accompanied by an adult.

Do you show Pay Per View fights?

Yes, we show most Pay Per View Fights. Please call ahead to make sure we are showing the event you are interested in.

I’m from out of state, can I watch my team play?

Absolutely! that we show all sports and have every sports package available including, baseball, baseball, hockey, pac 12, we show every NFL game on Sundays, we can show any regular season baseball, basketball, football, college sports.  We have every sports package!

Do you have a full bar?

Yes we carry a full line of premium spirits, including Yamasaki, whistle pig, maybe add a full list link?

How Do I reserve a private…..

You can find all the information you need and reserve a room right on our website. Just click on the Tailgate Room or Luxury Box page. If you have any additional questions call and ask to speak to a manager.

Can I rent our the entire….

We have on occasion closed Rookies entirely for very special events. We do have special banquet rooms called the Tailgate Room in Willow Glen and the Luxury Box & Patio in Downtown San Jose where we can accommodate private groups.

Where are you located?

We are located in Willow Glen at 1535 Meridian Ave. in San Jose, CA 95125. If you are coming from Interstate 280 exit Meridian and head south away from downtown San Jose. We will be on the right hand side between Hamilton Ave. and Minnesota Ave. Look for a large shopping center next to Three Flames Eatery. If you are coming from highway 17 exit Hamilton, make a right and then a left on Meridian. We are also located in Downtown San Jose at 99 South First Street, San Jose CA 95113. Directly on the corner of South 1st Street and San Fernando Street about a block east of St Josephs Cathedral. There are several parking lots around us and we’re walking distance from all of the major hotels in Downtown San Jose.