Rogue Ales Public House
Taps: 35 / Bottles:
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by loren01:
2.6/5 rDev -31.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
Went and stayed at the Rogue Bed and Beer over the weekend. The apartment was very nice, not like staying in a motel at all, we stayed for 2 nights and felt very much at home. The public house however sucked...pretty much didn't have one good thing to say about the public house. Waitresses were very rude, beer was served warm. I know the school of thought that a cold temp to the beer will hinder taste, however this beer was warm, there was no chill to it at all and it made the beer taste like crap. When I asked for a bottle of Rogue Brutal Bitter the waitress looked at me like I had lost my mind, stating that from the draft it is way better. I told her that I don't like warm beer, but I was told that they didn't have any bottled brutal bitter which seemed a bit wierd because it looked to me like they had tons of bottles in their cooler. Food was overpriced and not that great really. 2 times we went there we were told that we couldn't be served because of my temporary MT drivers liscence (I lost my real one before my Oregon trip) wasn't laminated and they couldn't see my picture that well. I drank beer at probably 25 other bars in Oregon and it was never questioned once. The attitude that I got was that Rogue is big now and they could really care less if they got my business or not. I had planned on buying a case of beer and/or souveniers from Rogue but I will never buy any Rogue beer again after the way we were treated there. On a good note they had a good selection of warm beer and below average food, and the atmoshere on the bayfront is pretty cool.
09-08-2007 20:08:18 | More by loren01
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3.23/5 rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
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
3.7/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Of course the best part is the beers. I live on the East Coast, so this is something of a trip to Mecca for us. I went to the newer brewery across the bay from the commercial harbor. Lovely spot with lots of wind-swept views of the bay. No problem parking which can be a bear on the more densely packed port side. It is fun to walk through the brewery to get to the shop and eatery.
They have Jenga and other stuff to amuse kiddos.
They brought us a beer to taste. They have a wide selection of beers, but not everything Rogue makes. I don't really expect a brew pub to have all beers ever made by the brewery, but maybe I have low standards. There is a wide selection.
We went three times I think. I agree that the staff were uneven. Seemed like kids with a summer job. Food was a bit slow at times. Quality was pretty good but even: some very good, some so-so.
But the quality of the beers pushes it to an A- for me.
05-24-2011 14:05:00 | More by Sunshine72
Rogue Ales Public House in Newport, OR
87 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.