Our Story

The owners of Rookies being sports fan decided to start sports bar, with emphasis on food along with all type of sports to be watched on TV. They also decided to make it destination place with various entertainments like Trivia, Music Bingo, Karaoke etc. Since opening Rookies in RTP in 2013 the concept has been very popular and successful.

Now they decided to open another Rookies in Wake Forest, NC, again on their own property to hang out and enjoy the sports in an environment suitable for all friends and families. Rookie's offers varieties of food and bakes it bread and buns every day, complimented from fresh vegetables from local farms on its menu thru farmer's market. The menu offers ever-popular pizzas and handheld sandwiches, hamburgers, appetizers, wings with very special additive sauces, and a few more vegetarian options and a large selection of salads and daily menu specials and dinner specials to go. We still offer our popular lunch buffet, at RTP, from 11am-2pm, Monday through Friday, so come hungry!


RTP Rookies, has 25 HD TVs, so you'll never miss a game. If you'd rather enjoy the fresh air, have a great outdoor patio. The best part, Rookie's has a full-service bar with 12 beers on tap and a state-of-the-art cooling system that ensures you get the perfect cold beer every time.

Wake Forest Rookies has 34 HD TV's and main bar has 30 taps. It also has a "Owner's Lounge" for private dinning to seat 16 patrons. The adjoining area is a game room with indoor games like Pool, Darts, Indoor Corn hole etc., and video games as well. It has plenty of TV's and a stage for live events along with a second bar with ten beer taps. The game room also works as indoor patio and the windows can be rolled up during warm seasons. The restaurant also plans on having lout door games shortly.

With daily entertainment event whether it be a Trivia, Live Music, Music Bingo, Open Mike or Karaoke live entertainment on Saturdays. We also plan to have competitive game days on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Sunday and Monday nights. One stop place for good Food, Spirits and Sports.


Our huge indoor and outdoor spaces are perfect for events at both the locations. We can host beautiful wedding rehearsals, receptions, birthday parties, office meeting and parties. Plus, we offer a number of catering options as well. There's no end to what we'll do to make you happy and love to expand to better serve you. If you see us at Rookie's, don't hesitate to say hello and let us know what you'd like to see next!