Hands are nature's silverware—evidenced by early man's serrated pointer finger and forked thumb. Get back to your ancestral roots in sophisticated, handfed fashion with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of American fare and drinks at Rooks Gameday Bar & Grill in Maryland Heights.
At Rooks Gameday Bar & Grill, mile-high sandwiches and tasty finger foods share sensory space with live rock music and DJs who perform amid a bar studded with flat-screen TVs and wood paneling. The menu kicks off with pretzel bites paired with a rich cheese sauce ($2.50) or toasted ravioli ($5.99), which attempts to blend in with its boiled peers by donning a marinara-sauce disguise. Grillmasters sculpt the frisco melt by dressing a half-pound burger with grilled tomato and thousand island dressing before encasing it in a toasted sourdough bun ($7.99). Breaded buffalo-chicken strips ($7.99) escape their identity crisis by huddling under a bun covered in buffalo sauce and pepper jack cheese, and, like the last-place finisher in the Olympics' weightlifting competition, the barbecue burger bench-presses a hefty topping of onion rings and barbecue sauce ($7.99).
With no cover for performances, patrons can tap toes to karaoke on Thursday nights, live rock bands on weekend nights, and DJs on Tuesday evenings. Free poker leagues on Sundays at 7 p.m. encourage camaraderie between diners willing to go the distance with bets of fried mushrooms ($6.99) or a year's worth of wake-up calls sung in iambic pentameter.
Rooks Gameday Bar & Grill
Sports games glimmer on flat screens at Rooks Gameday Bar & Grill, as bartenders dole out pitchers and pints. Servers bustle about pool tables and barstools in the dimly lit space, balancing trays of juicy burgers, crispy-chicken sandwiches, and fiery wings. Throughout the month, the lively pub hosts special events, including live music performances, bingo, and beer pong.