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Rogue Ales Public House Astoria
Taps: 30 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]
100 39th St
phone: (503) 325-5964
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This has got to be one of the most interesting locations for a public house. You have to drive across a narrow pier to get to a converted old cannery. Old wood floors and architecture make it seem like it could have been an old gathering spot for fishermen and cannery employees. Even the walk to the bathroom is interesting as it's outside of the restaurant area and has only been restored rather than updated. A good selection of Rogue beers in addition to having some guest taps makes for a good range of beers to choose from. Growlers and bottles are available for purchase. Service was prompt and friendly despite there being only the bartender to serve everyone. Food is good with a lot of it being cooked with the beer to make for some interesting flavors, although I think they could do more. Altogether it's a great experience in Astoria.
10-24-2011 21:20:09 |
More by Bfarr
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I have been to all of the Rogue locations and this is the best by far in my opinion. Rogue Astoria is on the eastern side of town as you go toward Portland. You have to actually drive across a pier to get to the bar which is pretty sweet. This place would be comparable to the actual brewery/public house in Newport except the waitreses here are friendly and knowledgeable about their beer, and beer in general. Food was excellent, but the beer as always is the reason I go to Rogue I love Rogue beer!! The thing that sets this place apart is the atmosphere (it an old Bumblebee cannery), and the service. The service I have had at the other Rogue locations is a complete joke, service here couldn't have been better. I wish I lived in Astoria because of this place.
12-19-2010 04:25:34 |
More by loren01
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A: Pretty big place out on the pier. Spacious inside wikth a nice size bar, seating up by windowns and all over the floor. Pretty cozy place
Q: The beers from Rogue are good
S: At furst the tables ervice was lacking so we had to move to the bat to get served
S: They had about 20 Rogue beers on this day. I had the Imp Pils, Johm john Hazlenut, Double Chocolate, John John Hazlenut. They had no Old Crusty. They also had p[lenty of beer to go but nothing outstanding or rare
F: Food was good overall. Burgers were ok, artichoke dip was good
11-22-2010 03:28:32 |
More by barleywinefiend
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The girlfriend and I had hit the road from Seattle to check out the scenic route down the Columbia River and into the peninsula area of southwest WA and eventually northwest OR. We stopped off at Cape Disappointment and decided we would cross over the bridge to stay the night in Astoria, OR. Essentially, Lewis and Clark style but they didn't have the privilege to discover a Rogue Ale House along their way.
It was by pure fluke we happened to stumble across this little gem. Upon arriving at the Comfort Inn, after a long day, we found out that just a walk away at the end of a hazy dimly lit pier was one of Rogues pubs. We unloaded our stuff and quickly headed down the boardwalk. The pier between Rogue and our hotel was home to a fair number of sea lions. We stopped off to take some pictures of these fine creatures.
Overall, being able to walk to this pub worked out well especially for those of us in the mood for some quality beer drinking. The location is very cool and even for the non beer drinker it would be well worth the visit.
The pub sits at the end of a pier. On a cloudy and rainy April evening you could make out the faint neon lights from the distance. We arrived to a fairly light crowd. It was about 7PM on a Wednesday. I was more concerned about which beers I was going to try as this would be my first time to have Rogue on tap.
The service was amazingly quick and friendly. The waiter immediately recommended the IIPA upon hearing it was our first time to try Rogue on draught. I had tried this offering previously (by the bottle) and it left a sour taste in my mouth. Though mainly this was because of the price. We were served two chalices of the IIPA and needless to say it was absolutely amazing. This is a first class double IPA and hit the spot after a long day of driving and sight seeing. It goes down quickly without the faintest hint of alcohol.
We ended up trying the Imperial Pilsner, the Imperial Porter, the 200 Meter IPA, the Mocha Porter, and the Hazelnut. All of these beers delivered. Most were recommended by the very friendly and accommodating staff.
The food was also very delicious and reasonably priced. They offered roughly a dozen and a half taps. Though I never took the time to inquire to the exact number. Lots of Rogue bottled beer and merchandise available for purchase as well.
The beer God's were on my side this day. I recommend taking a trip off the beaten path and ending up at Rogue in Astoria.
04-12-2009 23:31:51 |
More by erikm25
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
My wife and I stopped in for an afternoon snack on our way from Portland to Newport. Nothing much more to say that hasn't been said in other reviews. I believe that the cannery is a new development over the last couple of years so it is still a work in progress. I was also told by our waitress at the Rogue pub in Newport that this particular Publick House was a franchise and not run by Rogue proper. Don't know how correct this info is. Having said that it was a perfect place for a respite. We had some soup and chili which were both very good. Tried Kell's Irish Lager, Uber Pilsner, Mocha Porter and Chocolate Stout.
05-11-2007 22:30:43 |
More by Maerzen
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
On a recommendation and out of curiosity (& hunger), my wife and stopped in to the Astoria Rogue on our way back to Portland. The pub is located at the end of Pier 39, which extends a couple hundred feet out over the Columbia River, and is accessed by a narrow, wooden extension of the pier. The place is spacious (a former cannery) and feels laid back and 'blue-collar', with high open-beamed ceilings, worn timber floors, various light fixtures and plenty of natural light. Bits of fishing lore (a canning machine for instance, adjacent to the requisite Rogue swag area) are scattered here and there. There's a small covered deck and plenty of table seating and at least a dozen stools at the bar.As mentioned in previous reviews, the restrooms are located in another part of the building, accessed by following painted lines along a bare concrete floor. One cool thing is the wall adjacent to the men's room: it's covered with handwritten names/dates/job titles left by hundreds of workers from the cannery's history.
Arriving a few minutes after noon on a pretty nice Sunday in April, I was a little surprised by how quiet the restaurant was.Our welcome wasn't much at all; a fairly aloof younger waitress gesturing that we could sit "wherever". We picked a table in the far corner with a window view to the west, where we could see the many piers, home-dotted hills, and bands of rainclouds hovering above the Astoria-Megler bridge in the distance. The view was nice, the service remained slow and unspired, including not remebering to discount our pints for showing my Rogue Nation Card...hmmm...
I didn't count, but I'd estimate around 20 Rogue taps and about 10 "guests" (ranging from local brewers like Caldera to Anchor, Shiner, Guinness and Budweiser...). I only grade a '4' for selection because it's only a portion of the whole Rogue lineup AND the crappy macros, took it down a half point. We ordered a couple beers: the Hazelnut Brown and the Half-E-Weizen. Both were good, served cool but not too cold. Would have had some of the stronger Imperials from the back of the beer menu, but I was driving... For lunch, the Willapa Steamer Clams were very good, meaty and swimming in a delicious broth (though pricy at almost $13), my wife had a Ribeye Philly Cheese Steak from the 'special' board - a nice hearty open-faced sandwich bursting with good-tasting steak, peppers & onions for under $10. Beer cheese soup was pretty mediocre. Food & beer costs are a little high (lunch was $36 before tip) - why they (Rogue) endemically charge so much more than other pubs I don't understand. Counting on the 'Rogue' name I guess.
All in all, a nice place to visit & worth a stop when in Astoria...
04-22-2007 23:37:25 |
More by msubulldog25
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by here on a whim on our way into Astoria. This is now my favorite Rogue location. Pier 39 is scenic and very interesting.
The owner served us and was very nice and personable. When he asked what kind of beer I liked, I told him pretty much everything. He came back with a taster of Old Crusty for me. We had a number of beers and a very tasty lunch.
The 'Rogue Burger' was the special for $9.00. It was definately worth the cost--generous amount of bacon, ham, egg, swiss and cheddar. As a bonus, it was cooked perfectly and not burnt. We also got an appetizer of the garlic hazelnut bread--very good.
Tap selection is about what you'd expect from Rogue. They also had a number of Pyramid beers and the Caldera Dry Hop Orange on tap.
Great food, service, location and pretty good selection of beer. This will now be a regular stop for me when I am in the area.
03-14-2007 17:39:48 |
More by JustinatBeaumont
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
I was tempted to not stop here as Ive already been to four other casa-de-Rogues and my schedule (yeah, like Ive got a schedule) was pressing. First point: worth the visit, even if youve been to Newport, Portland, or Eugene City. Rogues latest has been born from the transformed remains of a pre-WWII fishing cannery on a pier jutting into the Columbia River. The building sits on pilings with the rivers waters flowing gently beneath the floor. Inside, the atmosphere is spacious and low-key. Floors are exposed cement except for an elevated dining area built of worn, varnished planks. Seating here affords spectacular views of sunsets across the river and the Willapa Hills of Washington State. Fishing boats depart from the adjoining basin and bats flutter in the night. A covered porch allows for outdoor dining and majestic views of the Astoria Bridge.
Pier 39 is about a mile east of Astorias city center. From downtown, I recommend the scenic walk along the bike path/trolley tracks where youll pass the maritime museum and perhaps hear barking sea lions. If you drive to the pier, be advised that parking is limited, theres no turnaround for RVs, and cars must pass one at a time to reach the restaurant.
Nearly all of Rogues beerish legacy is served on draught though taps dont always rotate in a timely manner and less popular beers can grow stale in the interim. The atmosphere is informal, inviting, and festive with customary Rogue eccentricities. Service is prompt and inspired. Bottled beer can be purchased to go though the selection is less extensive than at other Rogue outposts.
A note about the bathrooms: You must leave the restaurant entirely to reach them. This entails following a colored line painted on the warehouse floor and walking outdoors past retired cannery apparatus. Its an unexpected excursion and may take longer than you think, though it affords you the opportunity to inspect the rest of the pier with its offices, coffee shop, and a museum-like display of old fishing boats. Ive never been here in winter, but I imagine the airy interior of this rehabilitated fish processing station must be a challenge to keep warm.
Food is routine though enjoyable. The pizza is like a loaf of bread with toppings and makes for a fine breakfast the next day.
07-08-2006 22:26:21 |
More by RedDiamond
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Was in Astorai a few weeks back attending a Patricia Green wine dinner, when I just happened to come upon this latest addition to the Rogue empire.
The location is just outside of town in an old riverfront warehouse facility. There's a coffee shop there as well, but most of the facility appears to be devoted to fishing, etc. The pub looked very new, with not a lot of folks there at lunch time on a Saturday. The owner/manager greeted us as we came in, one of those things that is a sure sign the place just opened and the manager wants to make sure you know he appreciates your business. The place is good size with high ceilings, and the atmosphere relaxed. They had the full gamut of Rogue beers, as well as a few guest beers. I got a pint of the Imperial IPA (I don't think you're supposed to be able to get a pint of the XS reserve line beers), and they were happy to give me a discount on the price once I showed my Rogue nation card. I'm pretty sure we were considerably undercharged as the bartender really wasn't sure what she was supposed to do when I showed my Rogue Card (she had to go ask the owner/manager). Also, as I mentioned, she was serving us pints of their Imperial IPA, as well as the Russian Imperial Stout, something that I believe is not supposed to happen.
I didn't order any food, but what I saw looked pretty good. Nothing special, just the usual pub grub, but it didn't look bad.
I can't say it was a memorable visit, but we had a good time, and sitting around drinking Rogue beers is never too arduous a chore. I'd definitely go back and would recommend this place to anyone visiting Astoria... especially anyone particularly fond of Rogue beer. It's a nice addition to this small, ocean meets the Columbia River, town.
03-24-2006 23:37:14 |
More by johnmichaelsen
Rogue Ales Public House Astoria in Astoria, OR