Rogue Ales Public House
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4.78/5 rDev +25.5%
If you find yourself in or near Newport Oregon, this is a definite stop for a drink, a meal or an overnight stay. Located across the bay from the brewery at what used to be the brewery, this rogue location now houses a great bar with 3 rooms available upstairs.
The bar is a bit small but features plenty of tables around it for a good crowd. Nearly all Rogue beers plus a few other worthwhile beers are available as well as a great menu of bar food. The fish and chips were exceptional, the pizzas good and the artichoke dip hit the drunken spot nicely.
In what used to be the brewery, they now have pool tables, my friend and I played with a group of locals (coasties, fishermen etc.) who were good enough to hang with us that night. From what I could tell, there are a lot of regulars at the bar who are friendly to visitors. The best part was, after last call, we just had to stumble upstairs to our beds.
The rooms upstairs are incredible. Each of the three is basically a fully equipped one bedroom apartment. You get a complete kitchen and dining area, a fold out couch in the living room, TV, VCR, laundry (in the room!), and of course, beer in the fridge for a great price. We spent just one night but could've easily stayed longer, using it as a base for exploring the coast and surrounding areas. I'll remember that next time I'm in OR.
08-28-2002 08:30:09 | More by javier
4.72/5 rDev +23.9%
Ok wife took me put to the coast for a night out. Stayed in the Hallmark Hotel but soon found my way down to the Bayside.
Newport's old harbour is a very scenic but still working fishing port and at the south end of the harbour lies Rogues Pub .
Its in a smalrt ol d building and all very bright and clean..but despite it being bright the atmosphere is very nice indeed ,very welcoming and comfortable.
The quality of the beers on offer were as always fantastic, the quality of the staff likewise.
Great service from the barman ( we sat at the bar)..very proffesional yet extra friendly.
The selection was out of this world i counted 36 taps when i gave up..its around that number, but I was a bit tipsy so after 5 attempts I settled for 36. Most of the Rogue special editions as well as the old favourites plus many other great beers from other breweries. I saw McChouffe, Sasquatch Barleywine, Alaskan Smoked ..Lindemans framboise..and many more i cant recall today.
Great pub style food at a reasonable prices.
This is a wonderful example of a pub, great staff, great beer and some wonderful old local gentlemen who I had a couple of hours of great conversation.
01-19-2004 04:17:42 | More by Reidrover
4.72/5 rDev +23.9%
No hostess showed up immediately, and that was deliberate-they want you to get an uninterrupted, unbiased feel for the place, so they let you look around when you enter and take it all in. We were seated and handed a food menu, and a drink menu, and a sampler of the JuniperAle-what a nice touch for sitting down. The beer menu was a loose leaf binder giving specific definitions of all of the available brews, so if you order wrong, it's your own fault. I didn't look at the beer menu at first, 'cause I knew I wanted a Dead Guy Ale, which I drank while perusing the very extensive food menu-so extensive I had another pint of Dead Guy to enjoy while trying to decide what to eat!
My wife's American Kobe Beef Chili Dog and my Kobe Beef Black Bean Chili were excellent. Portions were more than adequate-make sure you're hungry when you come here.
Outstanding beer and outstanding food, very reasonably priced considering the quality, and classic rock, too? Damn, I could take up permanent residence here. A must stop!
09-26-2008 22:19:25 | More by pjbear05
4.5/5 rDev +18.1%
A bit of a dive, but I love it. Don't expect any kind of impressive decor or ambience - this is a working-class pub, and they're not trying to present it as anything other than that. The place to sit here is at the bar - the locals are great if you can withstand the incessant barrage of cigarette smoke. The pub is pretty spacious, and I've never had a problem finding a place to sit and get comfortable. The bar generally has around 20 Rogue offerings on tap in addition to several quality guest beers. Prices are average, quite reasonable even if you have a Rogue Nation card. Food is good, especially the seafood which is delivered fresh each day (what else would you expect from a place that's 20 feet away from the ocean?). Mussels are exceptionally good, as are the fish 'n' chips. In all this is simply one of my favorite drinking spots. It's nothing fancy, but the beer speaks for itself and the people are great.
02-03-2008 22:06:28 | More by largadeer
4.22/5 rDev +10.8%
Nice place in the older area of Newport. We stayed the night in one of their rooms and it was a lot of fun.
We enjoyed plenty of fresh Rogue at the pub and enjoyed some good food as well. The service was fairly good and the crowd was friendly. Comfortable layout to the bar. Although the actual bar itself was somewhat small and located in the back by the kitchen.
It was really nice being able to stumble up stairs after drinking so much good beer. It was a rainy evening and day after. But it was cool to wake up and hang out on the bay hearing the fog horn. Love that sound.
If you are driving along the coast, there is no reason why you wouldn't stop here. We stayed in one of the two bedroom units and it had a washer and dryer. Very nice when on a road trip.
05-10-2006 18:04:16 | More by TheLoneGunman
4.22/5 rDev +10.8%
Had the pleasure of stopping (and staying) at this rather unassuming pub on the touristy bay front strip of Newport on my recent vacation. The brewery is across the bridge on the other side of the bay.
First of all, i loved the check in process. Grab a beer and your room keys (they have three rooms upstairs) from the bartender. Usually I have to give the bartender my keys and not the other way around!
The atmosphere was average pub with a little seaside, fishing community vibe. There appears to be a number of locals who regularly occupy the small bar area. These folks appear to know a great deal about the beers that have made their local brewery famous.
The obvious focal point here is the beer. They had at least 15 rogue beers on tap, some of these were left-overs brewed especially for recent brew fests (cherry-chocolate stout sound good?). There were also about a dozen guest taps. Of these, I tried an Anderson Valley IPA to compare to the Rogue TreeTown. Rogue won hands down in both aroma and flavor. I also had the Rasputin Imperial Stout.
The beers were expensive (at least $4.00) for this little town and especially for being right across the small bay from the freakin brewery. Thankfully, the bartenders always ready to oblige our desire to taste before we bought. in fact, we tasted so much that it was easy for us to skip the brewery tour the following day. My highlight was the fest-brewed imperial porter. There was also a tap called "john's locker" which was the random, locally-served-only, small-batch release from the brewery. All these unusual selections made me forget quickly about the prices! In order to cram in as many delicious brews as possible, i recommend ordering by the glass and not the pint (an option that i loved when honeymooning in Ireland).
The only food we had was the steamers, which were excellent. (We ate dinner at a cheaper chowder house down the road.)
We drank only at the bar where we could always chat with the bartenders. The women who worked the afternoon was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The guy who worked later frequently screwed up order even though it was slow. However, he was knowledgeable and willing to correct any mistakes.
Having a few rooms to rent upstairs (we reserved ours way in advance) allowed my wife to go to bed when she wanted while i continued to tour the taps til' closing. The rooms are spacious and would make a decent one-bedroom apartment here in Boston. While they are clean, they are not the quality of the Ritz. They do have fully equipped kitchens that come with two pint glasses and two bombers. It would be well worth it to stay a couple of nights, buy some fish off a boat across the street and fix your favorite seafood recipes to pair with the great beers made around the corner.
The poker/blackjack room was also pretty neat and gave the place a little wild west feeling.
Overall, this was a great stop on our trip down the coast. If you are committed to tasting the full line of beers at this cool little place, you better book one of those upstairs rooms or be prepared to sleep with the seals on the docks down the street.
09-06-2007 23:17:46 | More by mtnbiknma
4.22/5 rDev +10.8%
Two friends from Ohio flew out to Oregon to help me drive my car back across the country, but before we embarked on our trip, which also included at stop at the Three Floyds's brewpub, we stopped for a night at the coast at the Rogue Ales Public House.
Brewer's on the Bay, from the times I've visited it before, seems to be getting a large amount of attention because it is the home of the current Rogue Brewery, but the Publlic House is home of the Bed and Beer, three apartments Rogue converted into Bed and Breakfast rooms. For $80 we received a room with a bedroom, full bath, nice sized kitchen (for a hotel or b&b room), washer and dryer, sleeper sofa, and tv and vcr. The room was in very nice condition and very clean minus the obvious stains on the floor from what I would expect to be people who have puked or spilled beer. We were surprised with the room.
The restaurant has essentially the same menu as Brewer's on the Bay plus pizza. They have the same very good beer and cheese soup and also the exceptionally sinful hazelnut brown nectar bread with melted cheese. I ate a spicey pizza and a few oyster shooters.
The beer selection is impressive by way of everything but two tap handles are rogue ales products, either from the main brewery or from the Eugene brewery. Chocolate stout, old crusty, i2pa, brutal bitter, russian imperial stout, and a ton of other standbys were there. The two guest handles were semi-throw away coors Light and Rainier. Rogue also served up their own rum, and will - according to the bartender - be adding gin and vodka to their personally crafted liqour selections.
The servers were exceptionally nice and helpful with choosing beers and offering advice, and the closing bartender even gave us some chips and salsa at the end of a long day of sampling beers for free, which was greatly appreciated.
Overall, the beer was good and well varied. The mocha porter is and was one of my favorite robust style American porters, and some other surprises like the wheat ale brewed in the Eugene brewery (the exact name escapes me at the moment) and was pretty pleased with the food iteself, I simply wish the ales were served in imperial glasses.
06-04-2006 16:10:49 | More by edmundfitzoil
4.2/5 rDev +10.2%
This is a nice place in Newports Old Town. A modern building with a friendly open bar with views to the street and a side dining room. They even have a room upstairs, kind of a beer and breakfast place.
I like to stop here when I'm headed for Mo's or my wife is shopping the galleries that are near by. Galleries are always better when there is a beer place for guys.
The beer selection includes pretty much everything that Rogue has current. There have been times when something I wanted on tap was not available across the bay but was on tap here.
The food is typical pub food and pizza. It goes well with the beer. And this is the place on the coast where you can get the Rogue Rum. So snack across the bay and dine here.
03-27-2005 21:03:32 | More by beercollector
Rogue Ales Public House in Newport, OR
87 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.