July 27th, 2018
Rockwood, a sports bar in the Virginia Gateway Shopping Center, may have only opened a few weeks ago, but it’s been a much longer time in the making. Owner Mike Cordero has 40 years of experience in the business and a proven track record running sports bars like the G.O.A.T. in Clarendon and Primetime in Fairfax.
Rockwood is the culmination of his work in this area—there are over 200 seats in the 5,000-square-foot bar, dining room, and two outdoor patios. Flat screen HDTV’s are plentiful, affording the flexibility of showing multiple games at once (a must during football season and tournament championships). The space itself is sleek and modern — not overly fancy, but definitely revealing an attention to detail. The menu features New American style comfort food, with the fried chicken, truffle mac and cheese, and crab dip earning high praise from locals.