Present any valid faculty or student ID at Rooks Tavern on Thursdays and save 10%. Even if you’re out of school, enjoy Thirsty Thursday specials including half-off selected small plates, $2 off craft beer on draught, and $4 glasses of house wine from 5-10 PM.
The faculty and student discount applies to the standard dinner and barbecue menu, but the extended Happy Hour special on so-called “small” plates is a great way to explore our new Spring menu.
Try our perennial Pickle Plate (vegetarian, usually vegan) or local Koki’s Tortilla chips fried in house and served with three signature salsas — classic red, creamy Doña, and green tomatillo. Rooks’ chips and salsas are vegan and gluten free, as is our house mole (pronounced molé), made with chiles, vegetables, fruits, and spices and served with hushpuppies made of local Koki’s masa.
Build your own queso starting with beer cheese, tomato, onion, jalapeño, and cilantro. You can take or leave any of these free standard mix-ins or add beans, pulled pork, chopped beef, mole, or hot sauce for a small upcharge.
Beer cheese makes a perfect complement for our house chili on the new Chili-Cheese Fries: Rooks’ classic baked potato fries topped with beer cheese, house chili, cheese curds, tomatoes, onions, and fresh and pickled jalapeños. Our Poutine pairs baked potato fries with pulled rib meat, mole gravy, cheddar curds, and green onions.
Thirsty yet? Extended Happy Hour means $2 off all craft beers on draught from 5-10 PM. We pour local selections from Elevator, Seventh Son, Land-Grant, Kindred Artisan Ales, and North High Brewing. as well as regional favorites like Jackie O’s and Rhinegeist.
If you prefer wine, we offer $4 glasses of house wine from 5-10 PM as well as a total of eighteen wines — nine red and nine white. Our bar also mixes signature cocktails including a refreshing Blackberry Lemonade featuring Buckeye Vodka and the Henry “Tea” Chittenden with local Vim & Petal Gin, yerba mate, simple syrup, citrus, and tea.
Whether you’re hungry or just thirsty, Rooks Tavern has you covered on Thursday evenings. Extended Happy Hour means deals for everyone, but we extend a special invitation for faculty and students to join us, unwind, and refuel. Learn more about other weeknight specials including Taco Tuesday and Wine Wednesday here on our blog.