FAQ

Rookies Sports Lodge has two locations in San Jose: one in Willow Glen at 1535 Meridian Ave. and another in Downtown San Jose at 99 South First St. For Rookies Willow Glen, 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. Rookies Downtown is located directly on the corner of South First St. and San Fernando St., about a block east of St. Joseph's Cathedral. There are several parking lots around us, and we're within walking distance from all of the major hotels in Downtown San Jose.

Yes, both Rookies locations offer Happy Hour! Please see the online HAPPY HOUR and LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR menus.

Yes! Please see the online MENU for the delicious weekly specials.

We carry a full line of premium spirits, ultra premium spirits, craft beers on tap, by the bottle and speciality cocktails.

We have draft beers that are here to stay and craft beer on tap that rotates often. We consistently update our bottled beer selection based on popular demand.

The Mug Club is currently at our Willow Glen location and for regulars or guests who frequent often and want to get a discounted price on majority of our draft beers. Includes their own specialized 25oz 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 every 3 months then you could lose your membership. All Mug Club memberships are given at the discretion of management.

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

We except Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

As a family restaurant and sports bar we want to ensure all guests feel comfortable and safe within our establishment. We do not allow any gang affiliated wear or motorcycle club vests, regardless of group, meaning or style.

Yes! Try one of our salads, the Garden Burger, bruschetta, tomato bisque soup, Rookies Mac N Cheese, or a vegetarian pizza. Our Skillet Nachos are made with vegetarian black bean chili, so without a meat add-on, they are vegetarian too! Talk with your waitress to find out more vegetarian items and specials, or to modify a menu item.

If we can modify a menu item and time permits, we would be happy to make it happen.

At Rookies Sports Lodge Willow Glen, the Tailgate Room can accommodate up to 45 guests and is a completely private area, including its own restroom. Centered above the fireplace is a 75" big screen TV with surround sound, two 65" TVs, and two smaller screens in the back. The Tailgate Room is set up to host both personal gatherings and business events, with multiple options to play slideshows, home videos, and presentations.

Rookies Sports Lodge Downtown offers two distinct private event spaces, the Luxury Box and the Patio. The Luxury Box can accommodate up to 16 guests. As a private room with three huge 4K TVs and a premium surround sound system, guests can set up their space, decorate, close the doors, and let the fun begin. The Patio offers a large open space that is both covered and heated, and can accommodate private events year-round for up to 50 guests on one side or rent the entire patio space for up to 300 guests. The Patio features a nice sound system with two 75" 4K TVs. We also provide options for a private bar, chafer dishes, champagne toasts, hors d'oeuvre and the ability for guests to personally decorate their event. Click on BOOK EVENT to submit a request, and a manager will contact you shortly to provide more details and answer any questions.

We have on occasion closed Rookies entirely for very special events. Click on BOOK EVENT to submit a request, and a manager will contact you shortly to provide more details and answer any questions.

Yes! Click on ORDER to see all options.

Yes! 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. Click on BOOK EVENT to submit a request, and a manager will contact you shortly to provide more details and answer any questions.

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.

We serve breakfast on Sundays starting at 9am during football season.

We have great wines to enjoy; however, if you wish to bring your own there is a $10 corkage fee per bottle.

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

Rookies is always accepting applications. Click on APPLY TODAY to get started.

Yes! We open at 9am on Sundays for NFL Football.

Only with specific PPV events.

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

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

Absolutely! We show all sports and have almost every sports package available including, baseball, basketball, hockey, and Pac-12. We show every NFL game on Sundays too. It's always a good idea to call ahead just to confirm.

ROOKIES WILLOW GLEN

1535 Meridian Ave..
San Jose, CA 95125

Willow Glen:

WILLOW GLEN HOURS

Every day:
11am – 9pm
(Kitchen Closes 8pm Sunday, 11pm on Friday, and 9pm on Sat)

ROOKIES DOWNTOWN

99 SOUTH FIRST STREET
SAN JOSE, CA 95113

Downtown:

DOWNTOWN HOURS

Every day:
11am – 9pm
(Kitchen Closes 1-hour before closing on Fri, Sat and Sun)