Sports bars bolster a sense of competitiveness, which is why exiting patrons often throw beer cans at the moon and argue over calls about its phases. Dine free from lunar interference with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of American fare and beverages at Rookies Sports Bar & Grill’s Gates location.
Rookies Sports Bar & Grill rouses scores of sports fans with a menu of classic American pub fare, weekly trivia events, and 23 big-screen TVs. Nab a booth with a team of friends and throw in on a 24-count plate of Rookies jumbo wings ($16.95), tossed in one of 10 savory sauces and repeatedly told about bad airline food to prevent them from flying away. Eight-ounce, certified Angus beef burgers ($6.95+) heckle Zweigles quarter-pound hot dogs ($4.95 each) in a heated, home-grill rivalry, and serious scarfers or retired paleontologists dig into full racks of baby-back ribs ($18.95) slathered with house-recipe sauce and fall-off-the-bone attitude. Clamp jaws around slices of philly steak pizza ($8.95) topped with shaved prime rib, peppers, onions, and mozzarella.
Rookies' friendly staff escorts piping-hot plates to tables and icy-cold libations to those at the bar while nurturing the competitive nature of its patrons with dartboards, pool tables, and Golden Tee 2011. Chug frothy pints of beer on Wednesday evenings and one-up strangers during weekly rounds of sports trivia, or misrepresent the voice of John Fogerty during Thursday night karaoke.