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BEER AVG
3.8/5
Based on:
95 Beers
23,666 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 GreenWBush
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

After a windy but gorgeous drive from Corvallis, OR, we were excited to be getting close to the coast and to one of our favorite breweries, Rogue. We had really no idea what to expect, and no idea about how to find the place.

After driving aimlessly through the touristy fishing town of Newport, we cruised across a bridge that looked much like on the Rogue website. Opening the window let open a flurry of wort-y hop aroma and I knew the site was within our grasp. We made it through the warehouse of the brewery, past the broken cases and merchandise, and grabbed a seat on the bar side of the establishment.

The bartender was gruff, something I expected and found sort of funny but the fiancee thought he was being quite rude. The way he carded her was sort of annoying, but it didn't put me off too much. Many of the beers were on-tap, as well as wine and liquor, even Rogue-distilled too. I skipped all food and went directly to the tasting tray: a costly $5 for 4 or 5 samples.

We made our way through Buckwheat, Younger's ESB (cask), St. Rogue Red, and the Black Soba. I was loving on the YESB on cask, and the St. Rogue Red must've been the dry-hopped version because it was wickedly amazing.

The interior is basically a Fisherman's Shanty atop a brewery/distribution house. The customers can be salty, as was the staff while we were there, but the beer's still more than beautiful.

If you go, grab some in-house specialty bombers. You'll be glad you did. Integrity IPA was to die for. (1,509 characters)

Photo of hopsoflove
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

I loved visiting the brewery. It was really interesting taking a tour of the actual facility then following it up with something to eat in the quirky yet quaint retail outlet and tavern. I tried a few beers like the chocolate dunkle which was really good and of course you cant forget the dead guy ale. One of my favorite shirts I own by the way...the glow in the dark dead guy on the back. I would go here back when I was in college and drinking their beer brings back fond memories of a time long past! Love it! (513 characters)

Photo of kdoc8
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 1

Rogue...some places are breweries and some places are brew pubs. Rogue is a BREWERY. I must keep that in mind while I write this, because I really enjoy their beers and they had an amazing selection. Of course, the selection was of beers in bottles, not on tap. That was very disappointing. So, their brew pub is located in the Distillery (where they make award-winning rum!) and they have 20 or more Rogue beers in bottles available there. There is maybe a table or two and then a bunch of bar seats, and it's not much of an atmosphere, because you're in the middle of the distillery. And the bartenders know more about the rum than the beer. But you could make whatever mixed-packs you wanted of Rogue products for a good price. The beer.

The food, was a different story. Served on plastic plates and with plastic cutlery, I found everything about my meal inedible. They also had a very limited menu. Stick to the beer (or the rum) there - eat someplace else. They're not known for their food anyway.

I went on the weekend of a crab and wine festival, so the area was really crowded. And Rogue was having a garage sale! Apparently this happens every holiday weekend, and you can get lots of Rogue-ware (ie. pint glasses, t-shirts, sweatshirts, stickers, taps) as well as 24-packs or more of many of their beers for very cheap prices. If you're stocking up for a party or a bar, or all your glassware broke in your move from Indiana to Oregon (me), this is the time to hit Rogue.

I will certainly go back there and try some of their harder to find beers at some point...but maybe eat somewhere else first or else bring a lunch. (1,640 characters)

Photo of williamjbauer
3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Wife and I stopped here on our way to Portland and it was a nice treat. The selection of beers was quite impressive which included many of their production line brews and several experimental beers and a few seasonals. We had 3 samples and a few appetizers but I don't remember the food so I won't comment. The service was pretty bad, it was 630pm on a weekday with maybe 12 other people in the joint and we waited 30-45min before the waitress even took our order, and then 20-30 to refill water and bring next sampler. Sadly this is what stood out to me the most that night despite the amazing beer. (600 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

I've been here a few times over the last 11 years. It went from a really great experience in 2003 to a big disappointment a few years later to a little better this last time a couple days ago. The beers have always been great. The service this last time was just really slow considering how many people were not in the bar and restaurant. The clam chowder came out luke-warm. I don't understand how difficult it could be to serve chowder hot. Besides that the food is better than average but not good enough to justify the price premium. (537 characters)

Photo of Tang07
3.45/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 1

Great beer, great location, nice place, awful food. It's been a few years since I've been. Mostly because the food was so bad, and that part of the world is somewhat off the beaten path.

The location on the waterfront is very nice. I liked how the place is so industrial and they don't make it all polished like say a "Hops" chain restaurant.

The beer was great. I had the Shakespear Stout, which is by far my favorite beer that they brew. Luckily the beer is like a meal in a glass because I was very hungry, yet I still found the food to be less than desireable.

I got there and the kitchen must have been closing I guess, and I had some kind of apetizer with melted Velveta Singles on it. (um... yuck)

I think that if the food is still like this that they should hang it up and just have a tap room. (817 characters)

Photo of rm0312
3.44/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

My wife and visited the brewery during the last weekend in March 2007. It was very busy due to a "Garage Sale" they were having (in honor of April Fools Day?). We went upstairs to the pub which was very crowded and filled with cigarette smoke...didn't stay long. We then checked out the sale and tasted a few of the samples that were offered. Rogue makes some great beers! I did purchase a 24-pack of the Dead Guy Ale and a 12-pack of Trafalgar IPA that Rogue imports via the Freeminer Brewery. I walked out spending less than $50 on some very good beer. Overall I was a little disappointed in what the brew pub and the store had to offer since I am a big fan of the Rogue brews. But I was pleased with the sale and since I visit Newport often, I will try to time my next trip during another sale. (797 characters)

Photo of WheelsRule
3.3/5  rDev -18.7%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 5 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | food: 1.25

I currently live in California, love Oregon, and miss it dearly. I used to live there and had many a Shakespeare Stout (and other Rogue 22's) purchased from the QFC near my house. I now live in California and I went on a Northern California-Oregon Coast road trip and visited the Rogue Brewery in Newport.

Our 2-day experience at the Newport Rogue (headquarters) was horrible. The beer is very expensive and they seem to cater to tourists and people who don't respect beer. I was right at the brewery and beers were $6.00 each. Yikes. As advertised on the board, I ordered a Shakespeare Stout on Nitro and it was delicious. One of the best beers I've ever had. The flavor, consistency, and lacing down the glass was incredible. Wow! I wanted another. So what did they do? They gave me a non-nitro Shakespeare, thinking I would have no idea. It was so obvious, but I ordered a taster tray with Mocha Porter and Shakespeare Stout on Nitro to compare. They gave me the Nitro on the taster tray - you could see the lacing down the glass and the taste was so smooth and delicious. When I ordered another Shakespeare on Nitro they gave me the coarse non-Nitro one again. Finally, I decided to go to the bar and I ordered one and he gave me the Nitro version of it. He refused to fill my growler with the Shakespeare Stout nitro and said that nitro's don't work in growlers (I don't know if that's true or not - but I would like to know).

Either way, sell what you say you're selling. Don't lie to people. I had a better experience at Russian River Brewery and Eel River Brewery. Good service, good food, good beer. (1,612 characters)

Photo of deeznuts420
3/5  rDev -26.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

the ales are way overpriced. they don't have as many high alcohol beers that cost as much as green flash and stones Dipas that are around 9.5% abv. rogue sells 5% abv beers for the same price as the other west coast brewers. plus they never put alcohol percentages on their bottles, that has caused me to buy bottles then come home to find i spent 10 dollars for a 6% abv bomber that doesn't even taste that great. (414 characters)

Photo of isualum12
1.9/5  rDev -53.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5

Stopped by with lots of excitement. As a rogue nation member I was excited to visit our capital. Unfortantly it just didn't live up to my dreams. There was nothing there that I can't buy back at the coop in Boise beerwise. Staff acted as if we were in their way. They were excited about the new glow in the dark growlers and not interested anyone else. One member almost took my son out with his hand truck, he stared at my son until my son said sorry for being in the way....this was all in the middle of the gift shop. We left an unwelcoming place fast. My wife said in the car..."wow that sucked". Yes yes indeed it did. (623 characters)

Photo of WertMaker
1.64/5  rDev -59.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.25 | service: 2 | selection: 2.25 | food: 1

Not overly thrilled. I live here, and Rogue has always been the Icon for breweries on the coast. Well they have sure fallen under the "It's good enough for the Coast" philosophy.

Although the beer is genuinely unique and interesting, the food fare and restaurant ambiance leaves much to be desired. My family and I were seated downstairs in what I would describe as overflow seating for lunch as we had two small children with us. Tables from some picnic area, red and white checkered tablecloths cut and pieced together, no view of the brewery operations although given enough thought, it could be. The view of the harbor was great but the seagull excrement on the windows not only made you not want to look out but ruined the eating experience. The areas under the tables were collection areas for dropped food and the scraps wiped from the tabletops and seating areas. The kids lived their grilled cheese sandwich and naked cheeseburger (kind of hard to screw those up) and the free frisbee, but my buttermilk oysters were obviously frozen pre-breaded concoctions thrown into a deep fryer and cooked beyond done. They were little more than deep fried batter with oyster flavor. To their credit, they comp-ed the meal. The grilled ruben sandwich was reportedly mediocre.

My Irish Lager was a little too DMS, canned corn for my tastes although it would have probably been better had it been below 55 degrees when served. The Mead was excellent, however.

Low scores are not for the beer, but for the experience and poor food. It is the Pacific Northwest for crying out loud!

Go for the Beer, but in my opinion; find another place for lunch. (1,659 characters)

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Rogue Ales in Newport, OR
91 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.