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The Rookery

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Type: Bar, Eatery

117 W 2nd St
Pomona, California, 91766-1718
United States

(909) 865-4400 | map

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Added by chelovek on 01-22-2013

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of mrcraft
3.96/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

The Rookery is located in Downtown Pomona with other shops and eateries. I haven't been to this area before but it was nice. A bit of a small town main street type feel.

The area that was open during my visit was the front with a bar and some tables. There was another area I saw when I was leaving. It's a space through a door way. It opens up to another area that's actually larger with benches, so this place can accommodate a lot of people.

The tap list was good. A mix of local SoCal beers. The prices were average. It's probably not a good thing for bartenders to eat food in public at the end of the bar. He was nice and all, but they should eat in private during their breaks, not in between serving guests.

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Photo of Teen-o
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cookierachas
4.95/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Awesome food, awesome people, solid tap list.
The Mac n cheese is to die for!

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Photo of ThatOneGuyMoe
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

one of my favorite places to go. the burgers are a must try. they have some great beers on tap aswell. must stop when in Pomona.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of SoCaliC8
4/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of socalbrewlvr
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Alexdtorrz
4.95/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Excellent portion sizes and a menu to fit any budget. The craft beer selection is the best in town, bottle and draft.

During my last visit, I introduced to Strubbes Flemish Red Ale, and find my wanting more and more of it. Bottle and soon to be on tap! A beer I highly recommend ordering.

Burgers: My personal favorite is the El Iron Tummy ( bacon and jalapeƱo deliciousness).

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Photo of chelovek
4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The place occupies the same space where Joey's BBQ used to be, about a block from the Glasshouse and The Fox music venues. Different food now (burgers and the like as opposed to BBQ fare). Tap list is pretty decent. 16 taps on a constant rotation. Alesmith is almost always well represented here. I think, as of this writing, they have Alesmith IPA, wee heavy, speedway, grand cru and nautical nut on tap. I'm especially impressed they are carrying seizon bretta on tap, havent seen that anywhere else. Cant recall what elese they had on tap, but I wasn't bored with the offerings. Bottle list is good as well (about 16) but a bit on the pricy side. Saw that they have the peche bretta in bottles today but im a little fearful on what that will set me back. As far as food is concerned, I've only tried the grilled cheese/tomato soup but I hear the burgers are good. All in all a very welcome addition to Pomona and, for that matter, the surrounding area. I think they have well rounded tap list that is worth a visit.

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Photo of Pmendoza
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

This place has a ridiculously good selection of beer, for whatever preference you may have.

The staff is very friendly, and will point you in the right direction should you be unfamiliar with any of their beers.

This place also has a good appetizer election, and their burgers are very tasty- I had their El Iron Tummy burger (spicy), and it was delicious.

I would definitely recommend this place to people, and I will stop in whenever I'm in the area.


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The Rookery in Pomona, CA
Place rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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