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Rogue Ales Public House
Taps: 35 / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
748 SW Bay Blvd
phone: (541) 265-3188
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
No hostess showed up immediately, and that was deliberate-they want you to get an uninterrupted, unbiased feel for the place, so they let you look around when you enter and take it all in. We were seated and handed a food menu, and a drink menu, and a sampler of the JuniperAle-what a nice touch for sitting down. The beer menu was a loose leaf binder giving specific definitions of all of the available brews, so if you order wrong, it's your own fault. I didn't look at the beer menu at first, 'cause I knew I wanted a Dead Guy Ale, which I drank while perusing the very extensive food menu-so extensive I had another pint of Dead Guy to enjoy while trying to decide what to eat!
My wife's American Kobe Beef Chili Dog and my Kobe Beef Black Bean Chili were excellent. Portions were more than adequate-make sure you're hungry when you come here.
Outstanding beer and outstanding food, very reasonably priced considering the quality, and classic rock, too? Damn, I could take up permanent residence here. A must stop!
09-26-2008 22:19:25 |
More by pjbear05
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
The first thing that caught my eye was all of the neon in the windows as we pulled up. There was an m.d.s. with a LOT of logo items off to the left as we entered. It was here that I both entered the Rogue Nation and bought the Hawaiian print shirt that garnered me a prize on Groundhog Day at the Grey Lodge in PHL. A cooler filled mostly with bombers was on the right, opposite the m.d.s. A small dining area was to the right with a larger dining area to the left through a doorway. The short, "U"-shaped bar was all of the way aft, slightly right of center. There was even a Billiards Room with two pool tables aft of the bar on the left. The walls in the main dining room had former label designs painted on them.
I ate an open-faced salmon melt as a late-night supper. I will probably never tire of eating salmon.
Beers: American Amber; Kell's Irish Lager; Mocha Porter; Shakespeare Stout; Chocolate Stout; Dead Guy Ale; Hazelnut Brown Nectar; and Yellow Snow Ale.
08-25-2008 23:14:17 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Right along the warf/docks downtown, the Rogue public house is just a comfortable blue-collar pub, with a good mix of families, some local dockworkers, and of course beer-loving tourists.
Beautiful seaside location, a fun drive down the hill to Bay Blvd. It has rained all three times i've been there, but it is the Oregon coast afterall, isnt it?
The pub is comfortable and covered with Rogue memorabilia. You'll find a good 20 beers on tap, plus 22oz, growlers, and merchandise on sale.
Great beers. You can get the rarest of Rogues here! The staff is friendly and knowledgable. Service was a bit slow two of our visits, once because the place was packed. Hit or miss i guess.
Basically, if you're anywhere within 3 hours of Newport, this is a must-visit. They also have a B&B upstairs, and at a reasonable price.
02-13-2008 00:03:50 |
More by SurlyDuff
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
A bit of a dive, but I love it. Don't expect any kind of impressive decor or ambience - this is a working-class pub, and they're not trying to present it as anything other than that. The place to sit here is at the bar - the locals are great if you can withstand the incessant barrage of cigarette smoke. The pub is pretty spacious, and I've never had a problem finding a place to sit and get comfortable. The bar generally has around 20 Rogue offerings on tap in addition to several quality guest beers. Prices are average, quite reasonable even if you have a Rogue Nation card. Food is good, especially the seafood which is delivered fresh each day (what else would you expect from a place that's 20 feet away from the ocean?). Mussels are exceptionally good, as are the fish 'n' chips. In all this is simply one of my favorite drinking spots. It's nothing fancy, but the beer speaks for itself and the people are great.
02-03-2008 22:06:28 |
More by largadeer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited the Public House in December on vacation to Oregon, knew about the rooms for rent so was able to reserve one for the night. Which waas a great call, the rooms are awesom and a super good value, I highly recommend checking it out.
Dinner was good food (gourmet pizz was awesome) at a decent price, and a great tap selection of Rogue ales on draft that I couldn't get in Ohio loved the beer selection.
Only problem was sevice was very slow at the meal, and even at the bar. Staff all seemed irritable and distracted maybe it was just one of those days.
But otherwise was a great experience and will go be in a Hearbest. Highly recommed to others. Make sure while there to visit the brewery/distillery across the bay, fun visit and the tours of both are awesome.
01-09-2008 16:02:50 |
More by lush1
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
Went and stayed at the Rogue Bed and Beer over the weekend. The apartment was very nice, not like staying in a motel at all, we stayed for 2 nights and felt very much at home. The public house however sucked...pretty much didn't have one good thing to say about the public house. Waitresses were very rude, beer was served warm. I know the school of thought that a cold temp to the beer will hinder taste, however this beer was warm, there was no chill to it at all and it made the beer taste like crap. When I asked for a bottle of Rogue Brutal Bitter the waitress looked at me like I had lost my mind, stating that from the draft it is way better. I told her that I don't like warm beer, but I was told that they didn't have any bottled brutal bitter which seemed a bit wierd because it looked to me like they had tons of bottles in their cooler. Food was overpriced and not that great really. 2 times we went there we were told that we couldn't be served because of my temporary MT drivers liscence (I lost my real one before my Oregon trip) wasn't laminated and they couldn't see my picture that well. I drank beer at probably 25 other bars in Oregon and it was never questioned once. The attitude that I got was that Rogue is big now and they could really care less if they got my business or not. I had planned on buying a case of beer and/or souveniers from Rogue but I will never buy any Rogue beer again after the way we were treated there. On a good note they had a good selection of warm beer and below average food, and the atmoshere on the bayfront is pretty cool.
09-08-2007 20:08:18 |
More by loren01
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Had the pleasure of stopping (and staying) at this rather unassuming pub on the touristy bay front strip of Newport on my recent vacation. The brewery is across the bridge on the other side of the bay.
First of all, i loved the check in process. Grab a beer and your room keys (they have three rooms upstairs) from the bartender. Usually I have to give the bartender my keys and not the other way around!
The atmosphere was average pub with a little seaside, fishing community vibe. There appears to be a number of locals who regularly occupy the small bar area. These folks appear to know a great deal about the beers that have made their local brewery famous.
The obvious focal point here is the beer. They had at least 15 rogue beers on tap, some of these were left-overs brewed especially for recent brew fests (cherry-chocolate stout sound good?). There were also about a dozen guest taps. Of these, I tried an Anderson Valley IPA to compare to the Rogue TreeTown. Rogue won hands down in both aroma and flavor. I also had the Rasputin Imperial Stout.
The beers were expensive (at least $4.00) for this little town and especially for being right across the small bay from the freakin brewery. Thankfully, the bartenders always ready to oblige our desire to taste before we bought. in fact, we tasted so much that it was easy for us to skip the brewery tour the following day. My highlight was the fest-brewed imperial porter. There was also a tap called "john's locker" which was the random, locally-served-only, small-batch release from the brewery. All these unusual selections made me forget quickly about the prices! In order to cram in as many delicious brews as possible, i recommend ordering by the glass and not the pint (an option that i loved when honeymooning in Ireland).
The only food we had was the steamers, which were excellent. (We ate dinner at a cheaper chowder house down the road.)
We drank only at the bar where we could always chat with the bartenders. The women who worked the afternoon was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The guy who worked later frequently screwed up order even though it was slow. However, he was knowledgeable and willing to correct any mistakes.
Having a few rooms to rent upstairs (we reserved ours way in advance) allowed my wife to go to bed when she wanted while i continued to tour the taps til' closing. The rooms are spacious and would make a decent one-bedroom apartment here in Boston. While they are clean, they are not the quality of the Ritz. They do have fully equipped kitchens that come with two pint glasses and two bombers. It would be well worth it to stay a couple of nights, buy some fish off a boat across the street and fix your favorite seafood recipes to pair with the great beers made around the corner.
The poker/blackjack room was also pretty neat and gave the place a little wild west feeling.
Overall, this was a great stop on our trip down the coast. If you are committed to tasting the full line of beers at this cool little place, you better book one of those upstairs rooms or be prepared to sleep with the seals on the docks down the street.
09-06-2007 23:17:46 |
More by mtnbiknma
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Went to Rogues Public House the first night my girlfriend and I went to Newport. I was excited to go here but where I really wanted to go was to the actually brewery (did the next day).
Since we went on a Saturday Night of Labor Day, it was pretty busy. We stood in line about 25 minutes before we finally were seated. The place is really cool. There is a big main room that has the bar in it with about 20 or so beers on tap along with a few other guest taps. Off to the side is another dining area and in the very back are a couple pool tables and a bunch of board games. Once we were at our table we ordered a few brews and since our waitress was busy it took about 10 minutes. The food was pretty darn good. My girlfriend got the crab cakes which were excellent and I got a bowl of Clam Chowder and some oysters. (I didnt realize it at the time but the Clam Chowder that I had in the Public House was much better than the Clam Chowder I had at the brewpub. Not sure why, I think it was a little fresher.) After throwing back the food we sat and drank and played an extremely fun trivia game with Trivia Bob. Not sure how often they do this but it was a good time and they gave away gift certificates and Rogue goodies. I progressively got stupider as sucked down Imperial Porter after Imperial Porter (so good). We finished off the night by drinking in the back and playing some Yahtzee. Either my girlfriend is an expert Yahtzee player, or I seriously suck because she laid down a ass woopn! Good times! Very fun place with a nice friendly atmosphere.
09-04-2007 20:23:37 |
More by younger35
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2 | $$$
Stopped by here for dinner and a few beers. We were excited to visit this place since we both like Rogue beers; although it seems like they get alot more respect on the east coast and out here they're just another brewery.
Beer selection was good, maybe 20 Rogue beers and about 5 guest taps (including BMC; man I sure wouldn't have that stuff at my brewery). Juniper PA and the I2PA were good and fresh, the Imperial Stout was too fresh and tasted as bitter as a pill. I felt that the beers were a bit pricey for it being wholesale; in fact, it costs more to order beers here than it does at any beer bar I've been to.
Food isn't all that good, and again it's overpriced for what it is. My halibut was dry and fishy, the risoto was steamed with the fish steam, and my veggies were cooked in a nasty sugary sauce. All that, and it costs $16; luckily the server was understanding and didn't charge me for it.
This is a good place to go with kids, as they have a nice kids menu with a free frisbee, plus the atmosphere is kid-friendly. Expect a busy restaurant with a slight wait for a table. Oregon really needs to ban smoking, too; the dining area is no smoking, but smoke still drifts in from the bar and the pool room.
Bottled beers to go are also a bit pricey, slightly more than the average beer store.
09-13-2006 15:25:55 |
More by rayjay
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Two friends from Ohio flew out to Oregon to help me drive my car back across the country, but before we embarked on our trip, which also included at stop at the Three Floyds's brewpub, we stopped for a night at the coast at the Rogue Ales Public House.
Brewer's on the Bay, from the times I've visited it before, seems to be getting a large amount of attention because it is the home of the current Rogue Brewery, but the Publlic House is home of the Bed and Beer, three apartments Rogue converted into Bed and Breakfast rooms. For $80 we received a room with a bedroom, full bath, nice sized kitchen (for a hotel or b&b room), washer and dryer, sleeper sofa, and tv and vcr. The room was in very nice condition and very clean minus the obvious stains on the floor from what I would expect to be people who have puked or spilled beer. We were surprised with the room.
The restaurant has essentially the same menu as Brewer's on the Bay plus pizza. They have the same very good beer and cheese soup and also the exceptionally sinful hazelnut brown nectar bread with melted cheese. I ate a spicey pizza and a few oyster shooters.
The beer selection is impressive by way of everything but two tap handles are rogue ales products, either from the main brewery or from the Eugene brewery. Chocolate stout, old crusty, i2pa, brutal bitter, russian imperial stout, and a ton of other standbys were there. The two guest handles were semi-throw away coors Light and Rainier. Rogue also served up their own rum, and will - according to the bartender - be adding gin and vodka to their personally crafted liqour selections.
The servers were exceptionally nice and helpful with choosing beers and offering advice, and the closing bartender even gave us some chips and salsa at the end of a long day of sampling beers for free, which was greatly appreciated.
Overall, the beer was good and well varied. The mocha porter is and was one of my favorite robust style American porters, and some other surprises like the wheat ale brewed in the Eugene brewery (the exact name escapes me at the moment) and was pretty pleased with the food iteself, I simply wish the ales were served in imperial glasses.
06-04-2006 16:10:49 |
More by edmundfitzoil
Rogue Ales Public House in Newport, OR