Updated 3:40 pm, July 9, 2014


With its simple, but cool decor, Rookies offers customers a new venue to grab one of the gastro pub’s highly rated burgers, a wide range of vegetarian dishes or a cocktail crafted from scratch by its seasoned bartenders. The sport-themed gastro pub welcomes those who want to enjoy unique, quality foods and a drink while spending quality time with their closest friends and family. In the evenings, Rookies turns the lights down low and the music up for unique events and guest DJs who entertain a full house.

“This is a place that isn’t like the other bars in Wrigleyville, but a fresh face with smiling faces,” Alex Smith, head bartender and manager of Rookies Gastro Pub & Lounge, said.

Rookies Gastro Pub & Lounge draws crowds of people who went to Michigan State but also love other Michigan-anchored teams like the Tigers, the Lions and Ball State University. Who said rival teams can't get along?

“At Rookies, you will see other friends you may recognize and meet some cool people you wouldn't think would be at a Wrigleyville bar!" Smith said.

Rookies holds quality events on a weekly and monthly basis. Such events include comedy night, featuring the best of Chicago comedians with open mic time; 90s music night; music trivia; speed dating; date nights with drink specials on beer and wine; live DJs on the weekends; and specials during favorite sporting games. It also offers a martini bar that is perfect for bachelor and bachelorette parties, as well as delivery services, carryout, private events, corporate events and birthday party celebrations.

For more information about Rookies Gastro Pub & Lounge, call 773-340-0255, view the pub on the Web at or visit 3400 N. Clark in Chicago.

About Rookies Gastro Pub & Lounge

Rookies is a gastro pub that serves a higher standard of Wrigleyville food than the typical pub grub or bar food. The bar aims to please its customers with quality food paired with quality drinks that can only be crafted by one of its seasoned mixologists. All of the dishes are classic items made with a twist.

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