Former Huntington Sports Bar Turning ‘Gold’

Rust & Gold spots bar is primed to open on Gerard Street in Huntington village at the former location of Rookies Sports Club is slated to open next month, according to co-owner Frank Antonetti. Photo/Instagram/@therustandgold

Rust & Gold spots bar is primed to open on Gerard Street in Huntington village at the former location of Rookies Sports Club is slated to open next month, according to co-owner Frank Antonetti. Photo/Instagram/@therustandgold

The new owners of what used to be Rookies Sports Club in Huntington village announced Wednesday that their new sports bar will be called The Rust & Gold. The 70 Gerard St. venue is slated to open in August. Owners Frank Antonetti, Lou Cohen, Jay Janawsky and Ryan Sipp will be offering a chef-driven twist on traditional bar and stadium food, according to Antonetti.  He said this includes gourmet blend flat-top burgers, double-cooked wings, traditional and elevated sauces and preparations, and more. The bar is also planned to offer eight beers on tap, including a selection of Long Island-brewed craft beers. Those who favor wine can also expect to find a white and a rosè on tap, and a selection of bottled reds and whites available. Estimated seating capacity is 50-60, including indoor and outdoor seats. “We couldn’t be more excited,” Antonetti said. “We all love this town and we’re excited to present what we think is going to be a unique and new approach to the classic sports bar and to provide the community with a safe, fun and progressive environment to enjoy themselves.” For more information, follow The Rust & Gold Instagram page @therustandgold.