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Rogue Ales Public House
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
673 Union Street
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Considering the location, and the fact that Rogue is a very large and established brewery, I like this spot a lot more than I ever thought I would. Even though there's a bit too much merch going on, the overall design of the bar (my preferred spot of choice) is nice. And the selection is heavy on Rogue, yes, but there are also a lot of other beers on tap to try - which I think is the right way to do it. Service has always been good; genuinely attentive and chill.
01-11-2013 01:03:09 |
More by RblWthACoz
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A great neighborhood pub with many draft beers. We visited this pub twice while in town during off hours and were delighted. When we were there they had about 15 Rogue ales and about 15 guest taps, many that we didn't know and the friendly bartenders were very helpful with advice and samples. Growlers are also available. The efficient city transportation takes you very close to their door. The only food we had was a bean dip of some sort and it was delicious and went very well with our beers. This is a casual, comfortable place with many regulars and visitors. We enjoyed our beers and the hospitality and will be back.
11-07-2012 02:04:04 |
More by excalibur
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I didn't even know this place existed in San Francisco until my cousins-in-law took me when I was there on business. It's not often that the three of us get tipsy all in the same bar, but this place was that warm, comfortable, and relaxing, all the while bustling with fun and charisma. The well-lit layout encourages interaction with other patrons without the discomfort of sitting on top of people. The service was ok, but at least it wasn't bad. You might wait for a few minutes when you make your trip up to the bar and bar keeps aren't going to entertain many questions. But at least they're not condescending jerks that so many craft beer joints seem to employ. There is a great selection of home and guest beers. I had a wonderful time here and would love to go back as soon as I can.
04-15-2012 00:35:02 |
More by DocJitsu
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Late on a Sunday night, when you're staying nearby and La Trappe is, unfortunately, closed, I can recommend stopping in here.
Met up with a friend who happened to be in town and we wandered by several nearby places until we found ourselves outside of Rogue.
The place wasn't terribly busy, so we seated ourselves and went to the bar for our beers. Two large blackboards (one in each room) had the Rogue beers and guest beers on tap. We sat in the far room and were disappointed several times when we made our way up to the bar and the tap list didn't match. Oh well, we still had good beer. Rogue Old Crustacean, 21st Amendment Bitter American, Sierra Nevada Harvest, etc.
I wouldn't call this a dive bar, but the bathroom may qualify as having been transplanted from one.
I was informed the kitchen was closed, but the bartender suggested bringing in food from next door. So in less than 5 minutes I came back with Pad Thai to go with my beer.
It sounds like it's best to go here when it's not overwhelmingly busy. I enjoyed it, and it was convenient. Most importantly, it was open and we walked by it.
01-17-2012 05:21:28 |
More by jpbebeau
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
Rogue ales is a dive bar/restaurant in SF's North Beach right off of the main drag, Columbus ave. The public house boasts a large guest list as well as features several of their own fresh rogue ales. Rogue, brewed in Oregon, has plenty of good selections, and it seemed like the guest taplist was indeed hand picked. On the day I went in, a Saturday, the waiter was completely incompetent and barely succeeded in the simple task of bringing us our beers. ** I even saw him take a sip of a customers beer to see what it was, because the bartender had forgotten what he poured--so be warned about the service... Overall, if you happen to stumble across this place and can't find anywhere else, it's good for a beer or two, but sit at the bar.
01-08-2012 07:45:02 |
More by BenHesk12
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Walked to the Rogue Public House while at AGU in San Francisco.
Selection first...about 10 Rogue beers including a few I hadn't tried before. Bottles of Voodoo Doughnut available too. 15+ guest taps, I ordered a New Belgium Lips of Faith Kick sour ale. Others included beers from Lagunitas, Stone, High Water Brewery. 30+ taps overall.
Bar atmosphere seemed jovial, but the back room for eating was a bit desolate and generally lacking in "Pub" feel.
Food was pretty good, although the fries with my Kobe burger (which was delicious) were bordering on lukewarm when they were brought out. Service was shoddy; the waiter seemed very aloof and cold for the most part and needed several reminders to finally get my table glasses of water.
All in all, a decent place for a pint, but I can't really recommend eating there again.
12-08-2011 22:24:57 |
More by wagenvolks
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Went to this establishment while visiting my brother in San Fran. I had googled it prior to leaving Arizona. I was excited to go here and try some food and brews.
The place was crowded when we got there and and the wait staff took about 10 minutes before they acknowledged that we were there (even though our group of four was in there way constantly).
Waited for a table to clear and the waitress sat us at a table that hadn't even been cleared yet.
The food arrived at room temperature however the beer was decent. I have tried numerous Rogue beers but somehow it just wasn't that good. I think it was more of the wait and impression that I got before we even sat down.
After paying for the meal I was almost embarrassed to have pushed this place on my family when there are a lot more beer pubs in the area that we could have gone to.
11-29-2011 20:49:07 |
More by Sheepdog
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I was in North Beach during my recent travels and Church Key was closed so it was Rogue or nothing. I can't say I was entirely disappointed. The Rogue beers were Rogue beers which meant that they were unexceptional but the guest beers were great. I really enjoyed a Chalice of New Belgium Le Terroir and was pleased to see Sculpin on tap. On the whole, the experience was pretty good with a relatively knowledgeable bartender making the experience a positive one and providing something to do on a hot June afternoon.
11-03-2011 06:18:44 |
More by dgilks
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Came here on a Saturday afternoon and the bar was crowded but the tables were empty. Nice layout as the bar seats about 10 or so, and has roughly 30 taps lined up behind the bar. A large and easy to read chalkboard provides the latest list.
There is a large selection of Rogue beers, and a nice list of guest taps. Beers from Stone, New Belgium, and Lagunitas were most notable. The two beers I had were fresh and tasty.
Service was a bit slow since there was a decent crowd at the bar. The food was decent but not great.
This should be a must stop for anyone visiting San Francisco to enjoy some beers. There are some beers to go and swag in the back of the restaurant too.
10-02-2011 13:06:37 |
More by Gavage
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Atmosphere: its a small restaurant with a very large crowd. its so packed inside that i wasn't able to tell if it was nicely kept or not, but i'm guessing it was.
Selection: a lot of Rogue beers as well as some guest taps. If you like rogue beers, then this selection will be a dream come true for you. i'm not a big fan of rogue beers, but they had New Belgium's Lips of Faith La Terroir on tap....which was amazing.
Service: very friendly. the waitress there made sure my group got a table which was greatly appreciated given how crowded it was. They brought me the wrong beer once, but after telling them, they went back and got me the right one, and let me keep the wrong one to drink as well for no charge.
The food was pretty good, but pricey, though not more pricey than the rest of the city.
07-10-2011 18:38:43 |
More by AdamBear
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Rogue Ales Public House in San Francisco, CA