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Rogue Ales Public House
Taps: 35 / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
748 SW Bay Blvd
phone: (541) 265-3188
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
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: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Rogue's Public House in Newport is located right along the bay on Bay Blvd. Parking on the street was not an option on our visit as the whole place was torn up. We did park farther down at Ripley's with no problems.
There is a bed and breakfast above and a "museum" next door which turned out to be more restaurant seating. Inside the bar area is in the rear with table seating everywhere else. There is a small gift shop right in the entrance and there are bottles stocked all over. The requisite surfboard is present, and a lot of the decor includes awards received by the brewery, as well as a good collection of tap handles.
The beer selection is pretty good. Many brews from Rogue, Eugene City and Issaquah are available. In addition there were some XS, Chatoe and Tracktown beers too. The beers are listed on a white board in the seating area. There are over 25 total and they offer a 4-beer sampler paddle where you write which beers you want on a piece of paper, costing $5.75. The beers were generally good, although the John John was noticeably less flavorful than it was in Portland just a day or 2 before, to the point where I suspected it was the Amber. The bartender verified it was the John John, so maybe that keg simply lacked something.
Service was decent on a weekend afternoon. The server wasn't overly knowledgeable about beer but was reasonably prompt and friendly.
Our pub food was pretty good. We went with old fashioned hot dogs and sandwiches.
Overall I liked the Brewery better but this place is worth a stop, especially on a nice day and the sea lions are out.
03-12-2010 21:13:20 |
More by Dogbrick
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Dec 2007-I was very disappointed in contrast with Issaquah Brewhouse in Washington and Rogue Public house in SF. The bed and breakfast upstairs is a good value and very cool. The bed was not much better than a futon in my garage on comfort. First off, middle of December and no Old Crustacean. The servers were bad, the girl at the bar that night, terrible. She could care less about anyone except the local guys at the bar. The locals were not warming at all. The bartender made us feel like we were outsiders and we were staying upstairs. Attitude. She was more tuned in to the obnoxious guys at the bar, flirting and what not. They did not really care to serve you if you were not local despite us staying the night. My wife and I went to the small bar area to get a seat and the locals had placed all of their belongings on the seats, tables and everywhere else to see that no one besides their buddies would get a seat. We asked and people ignored us or said "seats taken".Obnoxious punks not to mention the guy who was walking around on his cell phone cursing in the dining area. You can not hold your patrons responsible for actions but in my opinion it is a reflection upon the atmosphere, staff and general feel of a restaraunt. This was AWFUL and a disgrace to Rogue in my opinion. I really held Rogue to high esteem after my visits to Issaquah and all of the GREAT beer I have consumed over the years. Not welcoming, bad service, rude, terrible. The charge 0f $75 for a 70z 6 year vertical of Old Crusty blew my mind! Get over yourselves and rip off patrons. Food was ok but I have had better at midnight diners.
09-24-2009 14:17:29 |
More by barleywinefiend
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Youll find The Rogue Ales Public House in the old historic waterfront district of Newport. The district is characterized by the dichotomous profile of being both a tourist haven (Ripleys Believe It Or Not Museum) and a bustling 24/7 fishing port. On one side of the street are kite shops and espresso stands. On the other are fish processing factories and one of the largest fishing fleets in the state.
This is where Rogue first brewed its beers before moving across the bay in 98. The placard above the door says it all: Enter as strangers, leave as friends. Rogues Public House is a comfortable place to toss back some charismatic beers and have a good time. Theres a bar, a family restaurant area, and a side room dubbed Crustacean Stacean offering video games and pool. Theres also a card room in back if youre of a mind to gamble, and they run the upstairs apartments as a Bed and Beer guesthouse.
While tourists and visitors like myself are made to feel at home here, this is very much a local fishermans bar. Liquor is available and beer can be had by the yard or half yard. You can smoke at the bar though this is only a semi-frequent occurrence. Food is standard bar fare plus pizza. I had the clam chowder and found it quite hearty.
Decent no-nonsense folks work and play here. A surfboard hangs from the ceiling and the restrooms are designated Barleys and Hops. I never did figure out which one to use.
07-31-2004 03:03:41 |
More by RedDiamond
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Dropped in here on 31 Aug 2012 for a light lunch. First stop in Oregon (outside an airport) and stop #7 on the Aug-Sep CA-OR beer tour.
Mid Friday afternoon, not too busy, maybe a quarter full. About 20 tables, mix of 4&6 tops, two dining areas plus the bar area. Maybe 30 beers on tap. Lots of beer, merch and swag for sale. Service was a bit slow. Food was pretty good, but overall value wasn't too great, $30 before tip for one beer, an iced tea, house salad and seafood cocktail. For some reason Rogue is really into surfboards here.
As promised, a large B&W pic of the naked lady in the tub to the right of the bar.
11-11-2012 02:31:20 |
More by htomsirveaux
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
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 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5
With the precise accuracy of revisionist memories, WHY THE HELL DIDN'T I STAY HERE?" In a strange way, I think there might not be a better pleasure than drinking Rogue beer until blue (or green) in the face, then simply crawling upstairs and drinking even more Rogue straight from the fridge. A sixer is included in the accomodations. Later that night though, I wish I would've made that very decision.
House of Rogue's Bed and Beer is the friendly face of the Rogue empire. If you're looking for homey and cozy, this is the place. Skip the brewery unless you want to get merchandise and a more true, gruff experience. Here, you're paying for beer ambiance.
The beers are phenomenal, per usual. The wifey and I were particularly impressed with the St. Rogue red which I could only compare to sticking one's head in a freshly cracked bushel of whole hops. Absoutely breathtaking. Even better than the Brutal Bitter. And to read my review of that beer, you'd realize how good it really was.
The pizza was a rip off though. $26 for a large-ass but lacking pie. We ate off it grudingly until we got to California. The service also sort of sucked, the waitresses were cute but uninformed.
I think John Maier was drinking at the bar the day we were there.
After walking around the town of Newport, I got pulled over speeding on our way back to Corvallis. Watch your speed if you to go the brewery! Oregon law-enforcement doesn't like speeders. Good thing i'd had a few hours to metabolize that sweet, sweet nectar.
09-11-2004 21:47:41 |
More by GreenWBush
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
A nice, relaxing little place that seems to be away from the touristy hub-bub of downtown Newport, though it is located in that area. This Rogue brewpub is much like any of the others, and is always a welcome sight. The atmosphere here is a bit nautical-themed, as one might expect in this port town, with about 10 or so tables/booths on your right when you walk in, a little room with a few more tables and a pool table to the left, and the bar in the back, separated from the table area by a divider.
The quality of all the Rogue bars has been good in my experience, and this was no exception. Selection is -- well -- just about every Rogue beer you could want. I enjoyed a Brutal Bitter, St. Rogue Red, and Imperial Pilsener with my lunch. The service was attentive and friendly. You can order all beers by the schooner or pint, and there are tons of 22 oz. bombers of Rogue beers for sale around the place. I believe, though am not 100% sure, that you can get growlers to go, as well.
The food at all the Rogue places including this one is hit or miss pub grub -- the fish and chips are like small nuggets of fish, but quite delicious; the sandwiches are mediocre; the fries are really good. Prices for the beer is reasonable, I thnk, but the food is a bit pricey for what you get.
Although we didn't stay there, apparently there are a couple of nice rooms upstaires for rent if you choose to get drunk and stumble upstairs to stay the night. If you're in the Newport area anyway, this seems like a pretty good option to me.
10-31-2005 16:59:19 |
More by bultrey
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
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: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Da Boss and i visited earlier today.
Atmosphere was OK, we sat outside to enjoy a mid-60's not overly windy day. Not much to look at out on the patio. Inside was your typical brewpub with a small amount of dining and bar seating. Quality was OK, the beers were good and the food was pretty average. Service was uneven, the server/bartender was all over us with the first beer and had us in a hurry to order lunch. The kid that brought the food failed to offer up a second pint, and of course the server/bartender was too busy for the next half hour. Selection of beers was awesome, with some guest taps available in addition to thirty some Rogue beers. Food selection was pretty good but both Da Boss and I thought that the food was pretty eh. We had fish tacos, the hot dog tacos and two pints a piece for $48 which is a bit pricey. Overall I was dissapointed in our trip here, I expected a bit more quality overall for the going cost.
08-14-2010 03:15:45 |
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Rogue Ales Public House in Newport, OR