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BEER AVG
3.8/5
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96 Beers
23,609 Reviews
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 51
Visits: 160
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: n/a
Taps: 40
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2320 SE OSU Drive
Newport, Oregon, 97365-5261
United States
phone: (541) 867-3660

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @rogueales

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate

On-Site Brewpub:
Brewer's on the Bay

Hours of Operation:
11 AM - 8 PM, Sunday-Thursday
11 AM - 9 PM, Fri-Sat
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Reviews: 51 | Visits: 160
Photo of mugglesandhops
4.86/5  rDev +19.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Came here Friday the 21st 2008...Amazing. 40 beers on tap, all the latest John Lockers, all the XS. We took the brewery tour and that was pretty awesome too see all that goes into making this great beer, there was a barrel of the RIS bubbling over and the smell was unexplainable..so good. The atmosphere was great, we got to see John Maier which was cool it was his wifes birthday so we didn't bug him but it was still cool seeing him there in action, the bartender/tour guide was VERY good, he knew his shit. Anyone who is a fan of Rogue beers MUST come here. (561 characters)

Photo of sqquuee
4.8/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

After traveling around portland it was time to hit the coast on my beercation.

I have been to brewers on the bay serveral times. But i though i would give a review this time around.

This is a working brewery, you do have to snake through the brewery before hitting the pub.

The beer selection is top notch if your a rogue fan. They also have serveral beers from the smallery breweries they own.

The food is really good. I would say they some some of the best clam chowder on the coast and thats saying alot because i eat the chowder all over.

The snake river kobe blue balls on the meat ball sub are great. (612 characters)

Photo of JBStith
4.75/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

This was the second brew pub/brewery I ever visted, but I credit Rogue with starting my fascination and love affair with great beer.

Easily one of my favorite brew pubs on the face of the earth. In my opinion, Rogue beer is second to none. The bar tender was most friend and generous (with free beer samples). We were the only people in the pub until 5:00 pm when it seems that most of the community stopped in for a beer and to watch the sunset over the bay. I can't say enough good things about this place. (511 characters)

Photo of rogueleonardi
4.74/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Stayed at the bed and beer for me and my wive's one year anniversary. Since i'm also a rogue citizen it only cost us about $80 bucks a night, plus all my pints where half off. What made me want to go in the first place was Rogue's Brew master, personally shipped me a bottle of Chatoe Rogue pumpkin patch ale. (It was only available on the West Coast this year) The staff was extremely friendly at the bed and beer, ale houses, and the brewery. For anyone who is a fan of rogue you must take a chance to visit the brewery. Coming from Ohio, the selection probably seemed much better to me, but it definitely had the Ohio breweries beat on selection. (649 characters)

Photo of RogueDave
4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This was the brewery that got me interested in beer as a complex and flavorful beverage rather than simply the drink of choice among buzz seeking frat boys. I have since expanded my horizons to other breweries in other states, but I still find myself coming back to Rogue. (273 characters)

Photo of lush1
4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Visited the Brewery and Distillery next door, and sampled several good beers that, I can't get in Ohio. Very good selection of taps and beer was served very good and at right temp. Bartenders were very attentive and helpful. Didn't eat anything since I was spending the night at the public house across the bay. But took the tours of both the Brewery and Distillery.

Highly recommend the tours a lot of fun, very informative, at least the tour guide I had was, and overall a great place to visit.

I'd highly recommend taking a tour of their new Distillery, very fun and the Master distiller usually give the tour and is a lot of fun to talk to and great at answering questions. Will be back next time I'm in Oregon, a truly awesome beer experience. Recommend it to all thirty travelers, much more than the Public House. (823 characters)

Photo of Moonshae_D
4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Our first brewery experience, and it was awesome. Stopped by during our road trip out to Oregon. Sat upstairs overlooking Newport Bay, eating buffalo meatballs and drinking Chipotle Ale and Shakespeare's Oatmeal Stout. My son loved Rogue's Rootbeer and got a free Frisbee. We had a great experience and look forward to going back. (334 characters)

Photo of BeerManDan
4.63/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

If your in the area, this brewery is a must. The food was very good, the beer selection was fantastic. The beer server was full of information on ALL the beers poured from the tap a bottles. Spent two hours and that still wasn't enough time. Had a ball! (253 characters)

Photo of hobojon
4.63/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Had dinner and a beer on a slow night. The bartender chatted with us and was very nice. They give a free sample when you come in, and we got the Chatoe Dirtoir Black Lager. I had an Old Crustacean on tap and it was delicious. I then got a sandwich which had raw red onions so my beer palate was shot. I am going again soon and I look forward to it. I bought about 8 bottles in the giftshop. I highly recommend it if you are in Newport.

I didn't get to go on a tour but you can clearly see barrels aging John John when you walk in. The giftshop has great prices with no tax. I bought John John for 6.25 and it is 9.29 at my local store. (636 characters)

Photo of dexterk1
4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

First of all, I love rogue beers in general. My girlfriend and I made a special trip while in Portland to go to Newport just to go here. It was worth it! Atmosphere was very good. We got to take a look at the brewery. Quality of beers were great( as to be expected). Almost all the beers we tried were very good and they had special beers as well that were not readily available. The food was good and it was the only part that was not exceptional. Prices of beer were very reasonable. Food was a little overpriced. (515 characters)

Photo of javier
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

True to their name, the tours at Rogue are not your average brewery experience. They only occur if people show up and if someone is on hand to lead it. Generally, tours get going at 4, to take part, check in with the bartender of gift shop clerk shortly before hand.

The tour is a good one, they are proud of their black sheep ways and their cost cutting techniques that give the brewery and by entension, their beers, so much character. You'll see the bottling line (third-hand), their fermentation tanks (old dairy vessels), the old school kegs with bungs and their not quite finished office space. The tour guide that day had a good sense of humor and the smarts to bring along a glass of beer along with him and provided a fun, informative tour.

The bar/restaurant upstairs is spare in decor but big on service and providing as many rogue beers as possible. The food menu is similar to their brewpub over on the other side of Newport with the standard pub fare available.

The gift shop offers a big selection of rogue beers by the bomber, the six pack or the case. They also had a selection of shirts, hats, glasses etc.

A worthwhile vist if you're in town and have some time to kill after visiting the aquarium or something. If you're looking for a night out, head across the bay to the brewpub, they are in a better part of town for hanging out in. (1,378 characters)

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

After a long day of traveling from the East Coast the sight of the brewery under the bridge was a welcome respite. Best of all there are a couple of hotels within walking distance to the brewery.

The entrance to the bar and restaurant is through the brewery itself, nothing like the smell of a brewery to get you going. A small gift shop with Rogue merchandise and beers is on the first floor once you get through the brewery and before you head upstairs to the bar and dining area.

We visited 2 nights midweek so there was no wait for seating and the service was excellent. Several tables overlook Yaquina Bay though in general the atmosphere was more utilitarian, which for us is perfect. We came for beer. It is also kid-friendly with food options and a Lego table.

The beer selection was outstanding, with standard Rogue offerings, specialty/seasonals as well as a few guest brews. Altogether it was a great experience and we would definitely recommend stopping by if are in or passing through Newport. (1,009 characters)

Photo of elniko
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

My wife and I were going to the aquarium in Newport and through luck find that the Rogue brewery was on the same road. We stopped at the brewery after the aquarium and stayed for a very long time.

When you walk in you go through a portion of the brewery which is really cool. We missed the 3PM tour which was unfortunate. The gift shop has lots of cool merch and a wide variety of beers.

The Brewers on the Bay is quite cool, very casual with a beautiful view of the bay. The staff was very attentive despite being quite busy. My only minor complaint is that the food was not quite up to what the pricing was although it was still solid.

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Rogue Ales, a very cool casual place that I cannot recommend highly enough. (754 characters)

Photo of RedBrewer83
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Rogue Ales...these guys are all about the brews! From the outside it looks like a big tin warehouse. Gray and corrugated with little detail or character. But don't let this fool you. You walk in through the front door which is small and uninviting to be honest, but you walk into the ground floor of their brewery with massive fermentation tanks rising to the ceiling as you navigate through them you usually run into a brewer or two working away. You follow a sequence of arrows that lead you into their gift shop, rustic wood walls and lots of Rogue merchandise line the walls. You climb a creaky old set of stairs that wind around and up into an old rustic pub on the left, and a nice attached restaurant on the right. The atmosphere is classic pub feel, a little loud with lots of keepsakes and photos on the walls. Most of the pub seating is against a wall lined with large windows that allow you to watch the brewers at work. The quality and selection of beers is unmatched in my experience thus far. Rogue always has solid beers, but the selection is what is overwhelming, over forty beers to choose from all on tap! Amazing! The service is good and the food is good, service is typical of any busy pub. Prices with Rogue are always a little higher than average both for food and drinks. Overall Rogue is a must visit when on the coast of Oregon! (1,353 characters)

Photo of genaro
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The restaurant/brewpub is located upstairs at the brewery. There are two rooms, the one to the right is your basic restaurant type room and to the left is a pub-style room with wooden benches and tables. In the pub room there are windows which let you look down at the brewery workings. I found the pub room to be very relaxing. In this room there are about 20 Rogue beers on tap plus Budweiser in the bottle. The food is very good. Kobe beefburgers, gumbo, ribs, and big salads are among the choices.
In addition to the food, the menu lists many of the available beers and provides Information on these beers such as apparent attenuation, degrees Plato, and the Lovibond scale (bring your reading glasses). The restaurant staff was very friendly and informative. The recommended ribs were very good.
There is a souvenir store downstairs with a large selection of Rogue beers for sale.There are also scheduled brewery tours. Outside there is plenty of parking.
This is a great place to go if you're in or about Newport. (1,023 characters)

Photo of Dogbrick
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Full disclosure: This is the kind of place you get increasingly giddy about as you get closer and closer. Situated across the bridge from the Public House, the Brewery and tap room is on OSU drive right off the 101 near the Marine Science Center. They have a large parking lot out front.

Rogue trucks, a giant warehouse and silo that you walk through add to the anticipation, then you get a self-guided tour of the brewery of sorts as you make your way to the gift shop and bar. As I mentioned, the beer-giddy level just keeps going up. The tap room is upstairs from the gift shop and is cozy (and very warm) and offers a view down into the brewery. There are boards on either end listing the beers that are available. One interesting piece of decor above the bar was artwork done on the backs of coasters that were tacked to the underside.

The beer list is pretty impressive, with around 50 taps. A paddle with 4 beer samples is available and is ordered by filling out a piece of paper and costs $5.75. The beers include the XS line, Chatoe, John John, Issaquah, Track Town, Mogul madness etc etc. All of the beers we tried were good. The brewery is stocked with a ton of bottles too, including the brand new Double Mocha Porter which I was happy to take home.

Service was pretty good considering the place was packed. The bartender found time to chat about the beers and the surrounding area. A daily (I think) guided tour is available at 3PM.

We did not try any food on this visit.

Overall a trip to the Rogue Brewery should be near the top of any beer lover's visit to Portland or the Oregon coast. (1,607 characters)

Photo of bbb099
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Went here for a late lunch on October 2011. The place was quite packed as it was the weekend, though we got a seat within 15 minutes or so in the bar. This was my second time and the bar area is relatively small and might only fit 30 people at most, but there is a whole restaurant section around the back which I did not get to see. Atmosphere was not bad, you get a view of the bay on one end and the brewery silo things on the other side. The list of beers available on tap is quite a lot (~30-40), which means that you usually would have to get more than one flight. Some are average, but their big beers such as the double chocolate stout is phenomenal. I have also had some of these beers out of bottles in California and they definitely taste much better here. I enjoyed the food as well as I am a fan of the classic comfort food (burgers, fries, onion rings) and they don't mess with the recipes too much. The bartenders were surprisingly attentive considering there were only two of them serving over 20 people. Overall, it was a highly enjoyable experience and you cannot pass this up if you are stopping by Newport (unless you're a Rogue hater of course). (1,166 characters)

Photo of djbreezy
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The big red tube in the entrance is awesome, and you will absolutely find yourself yelling in it for an echo, especially after you've had a couple to drink.

It's pretty sweet that you get to walk through the warehouse to get up to the bar area. I like checking out the barrels and the store.

The upstairs area is a little tight and it's a pain in the butt to walk all the way downstairs to use the bathrooms, but that's okay. It's a cool spot, nonetheless.

I visited here during the Seafood and Wine Festival and they served us our beer in plastic cups. This may have been due to the volume of people coming through, but I really expect a bit more at a micro brewery in terms of serving glasses. If I wanted a keg cup I'd throw a house party and pick up a keg of something cheap. (782 characters)

Photo of John_M
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Have been here a number of times, most recently on a gorgeous Thursday afternoon driving along the coast.

I have mixed feelings about Rogue and their beers, as over time I feel as if the quality of their stuff has slipped just a bit, and they've priced their beers in such a way (over the top expensive) that I'm reluctant to buy them very often anymore. Regardless, their brewer's on the bay facility is a must stop for anyone who likes craft beer.

Located almost adjacent to the Oregon Aquarium, the Rogue facility is located right on the water, just across from the Newport Bayfront area. To get to the tasting room and/or dining room upstairs, one has to traverse through much of the brewery, and then the gift store, before walking upstairs. I didn't have the food this particular visit, but in the past it's ranged from fair to pretty good. The menu is about what you'd expect, including burgers, fish and chips, etc.

I suspect the atmosphere is not to everyone's taste, but it is to mine. The tasting room (where I sat this day) is a smallish affair, just to the left (dining room is to the right) when you come up the stairs. Seems to me there was something like 7 or 8 tables in the tasting area, along with roughly 8 seats at the modest size bar. There is all kinds of beer paraphanelia around the bar and plastered on the walls, along with pictures of various Rogue events. There is an extremely relaxed and comfortable vibe to the place, and one feels very tempted to sit and hang all day, moving from one Rogue beer to the next. Winners on this particular day for me included the chocolate stout, smoked beer, I2PA, Old Crusty and the imperial stout. Samplers here are $5.25 for 4 beers, and you can get whatever you want from the large beer menu. On this particular day I believe there were some 39 beers on tap, including 3 John Locker Selections. Service was a bit distracted (considering this was around 3:30 on a Thursday, I was surprised how crowded the place was), but was always friendly. The beers I had were for the most part excellent and of course very fresh.

What more can I say? This is a place I will probably always stop by whenever I'm in the Newport area. Fun place. (2,201 characters)

Photo of sleazo
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I have been to this place a couple of times now. The first was back in 1998 on a cross country road trip. They had a sampler of all their beers which at the time was 24. 24 four oz samples. the thing was we got there within an hour of closing. So me and a nother friend who didnt have to drive did that in one hour. neddless to say I got pretty drunk. I came back as I had business in Newport and it was as great as I remember. There is an upstairs bar/tasting room with a full range of Rogue beers. Everything is very fresh and you can actually look down to the floor below. The beer is top notch fresh and the lines were pretty clean. The atmosphere is woodsy and NW. The food was pretty good, I had a local salmon sandwich which turned out to be just the right thing with the beer. Samples a plenty were provided when i was unsure what to order. The setting is great right on the bay and this is a destination spot which should defnitely be visited. (952 characters)

Photo of Shaw
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I usually travel to Oregon once a year. Whenever I'm near Newport, I go to Brewer's on the Bay. Rogue is my favorite American brewery and what better place to drink their products than at the source?

I imagine that if I started a brewery it would look like this: cobbled together. This isn't a fancy, all-built-at-once place like some other operations. Rogue has expanded inside this warehouse piece by piece and it sure shows. But Rogue's operation shows you don't need fancy equipment to brew some of the best beer in America.

The restaurant/taproom is upstairs. (Watch for forklifts as you walk through the brewery!) The most impressive sight is the line of taps. Rogue brews about 20 beers and they have almost all of them on tap here. Their samplers are four 4 oz. glasses. You pick which four you want. I wouldn't recommend trying all their brews at once since most are above-average in alcohol content. I think all their beers are great.

Their food is nothing spectacular. Just above average. But visit Rogue for the beer, not the food. The service is usually good, and the staff know a lot about the beers and brewing. Jeff has been there for the past few years. He not only waits tables, but also gives the tours!

Smoking is allowed but I've rarely seen people lighting up. (You gotta love the West Coast.)

They have a giftshop beneath the restaurant that also sells many of their beers. Their specials are usually very tempting. (Like 12 22 oz. Chocolate Stouts for $25.)

Highly recommended. (1,519 characters)

Photo of beercollector
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

This is the big ship for Rogue. It is also the site of the Newport Brew Fest. A strange place to get to. Through the warehouse following the yellow tape road. Into the teaser store and up to the pub on oneside with a family friendly cafe on the other. I mostly go to the bar and order a sampler. Almost everything Rogue makes is available plus some guest beers at times.

My wife ordered the sampler for me a few weeks ago and then had me try to identify the beer in a blind tasting. Failed everyone. Got the styles ok but off on the specific beers. Guess I'll have to try again and again until I get it right.

You can watch the bottling line if its running or sit and watch the bay while you drink and eat average pub food. It is always great to visit the HQ and a good place to get cases at special prices. I got some close out Jazz Guy Ale and Trolley Ale a year ago and several of the 15th Anniversary this year. (921 characters)

Photo of edmundfitzoil
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I hit this one for my first time, and I can honestly say I was simultaneously surprised and pleased. The beer there was great as expected. I enjoyed two Rogue Brews that I had not gotten around to trying up until this point: Smoke Ale and Imperial Russian Stout. The selection though was of a great variety of things. They had a very large number of their beers, over 20, on tap with many more in bottle. The atmosphere was unique: part brewery and warehouse and part beer bar/restaurant. Most noticeably the overhead lights had metal domes made of cut in half kegs. It also featured a nice wood bar and also some black and white photographs of the coast and surf images.

The food was of pretty usual pub food, and was of pretty expected prices. I ordered a bacon cheese burger with blue cheese and also a cup of the Beer Cheese soup, which was excellent. The service was incredibly helpful and informative while being attentive without being overly so.

I enjoyed my experience as a whole. The beer was excellent with great choice, and the food was good. The restaurant seems to be slightly off the beaten path, but it's well worth it. We also took the time to pick up some bombers on the way out from the gift shop on the first floor. (1,241 characters)

Photo of SurlyDuff
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

First, this is the Brewery itself. AKA Brewer's on the Bay. Not to be confused with the Public House, which is a mile away, downtown near the docks, Ripley's museum, etc.

A massive warehouse of a building with the Rogue logo emblazoned down it's length. A huge grain silo/tank towers over the entrance, and indeed you need to walk through the middle of the thing to enter the brewery floor.

Follow the signs to get to the upstairs brewpub. Yep, this means you get to walk right across the brewery floor, taking in the massive fermentation tanks, the busy employees, all the sights and sounds of an active brewery.

The pub is fairly small. The bar seats 10 or so, and there are only a dozen tables. 20 house beers on tap, as well as their own distillery selections. Amazing views of the Bay, as well as the brewery below. If you've got time, also check out their Public House...if you've got time for one, then make it here! (928 characters)

Photo of Reidrover
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Om let me preface this review by saying all this pertains to the Family Dining area of the brewery.
Ok the atmospher of the family dining area can best be described as bright and breezy..with a rather factory type cafeteria feel..the bar looked inviting but with wife and baby.
Quality as always for Rogue is first class.
Service was great..our waitress after a shaky start was very nice and attentive ( I have to say though I almost left the second me the wife and the baby climbed the stairs..the bar maid was very curt and obnoxious with her shouted order that NO BABIES IN THE BAR..something wrong with that attitude we were on our way to the family room..its only my love of Rogue beers that stopped me walking out).
Selection of beers is immense all the great Roigues though no McRogue :-(..but a full pint of Smoke Ale made up for that.
Nice if unremarkable food though the Alder smoked salmon melt was fantatsic.
Nice place..but dear god teach the barmaid some manners!! (984 characters)

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Rogue Ales in Newport, OR
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