Rogue Ales Distillery & Public House
Taps: 38 / Bottles: 30
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 73 | Show All Ratings:
4.28/5 rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5 | $$
Pretty good place downtown Portland.
Highly recommended, make sure you get the sampler to try the large selection of beers on tap :)
The bar tender was very friendly and helpful.
Going back you can grab some merchandise including t-shirts, glassware and limited edition bottles.
09-19-2013 06:17:51 | More by rao2100
3.83/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
This was the first brewery stop on a week-long tour of the northwest. The atmosphere was pretty cool. Yes there is a lot of Rogue stuff inside, but I'm not sure what else I would expect? The waiter was pretty friendly and was stoked on the Odell IPA shirt one of us was wearing. There were some pretty interesting items in the menu. I got a philly cheesesteak type sandwich. It was pretty good, but not the best I've ever had. The price was a little high, but not too unreasonable. Quite a few beers to choose from as well, but not much explanation on the style or content.
08-16-2013 02:01:10 | More by andy_c
4.3/5 rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Rogue has a lot of haters. I say there’s a lot of jealousy. You know what! At least Rogue didn’t sell out to InBev or the like. They, instead, decided to create their own supply chain. From farm to your glass. It’s a cool space. The bartenders are a bit cheeky, but get over it. They have a strict no cell phone use at the bar policy. It is a nice policy....but there are signs EVERYWHERE that get a little obtrusive. It’s a good place to visit, but don’t plan on spending all day there.
08-05-2013 02:31:12 | More by Fluffheady
2.95/5 rDev -27.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
I've been there 3 times now on various occasion... Once on my own, once with a group and once with my wife. The first thing you notice when you come in is that the place is kind of confused and not updated at all. For instance, the bathrooms have no label on the door to tell you whether it's for women or men (except for 'barely' and 'hops', which makes no sense). So unless you are with someone who's been there before or happen to see someone come out of one, you would have no idea which one to use.
Also, the wait staff is very disorganized and slightly rude. My first time there, it took 11 minutes for us to even be acknowledged and then another 5 or so until we put in our drink order. Once the food and drink was delivered, we never saw our waiter again until it was time for the bill. The second time I came in I was by myself at the bar and they have a 'strict' no cellphone policy there apparently (which I didn't know). So after sending a few texts, the bartender chewed me out for using my phone. Couple minutes later, his buddy comes in and sits at the bar doing the same thing and not a word from the bartender the entire night. The third time I came in with my wife after a timbers game and sat at the bar. At one point the restaurant manager got a phone call from someone who had forgotten to close their tab and left their card there, asking if it would be ok to come in, pay and get it the next morning. Following the phone call the manager said audibly to one of the bartenders "some asshole walked out on his tab and wants to pay it tomorrow"... Poor you, someone actually cared enough to make sure that you're getting paid, have a little respect.
Other than that, the beer selection is pretty good... You can get every rogue beer under the sun and they also have a few guest taps... and the food is pretty above average, so if you can look past all of that, go for it.
04-07-2013 23:05:56 | More by csiewert
4.43/5 rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Fantastic place. Great staff. Awesome Beer. I was already a big fan of Rogue, but after visiting Flanders Pub (Rogue Distillery & Public House) I enjoy it much more. There is something to be said in visiting a place and then being welcomed in a place. Flanders Pub welcomed me and my wife with free samples of their beer. Portland has a gem with this place. If you are in the area and you don't visit Rogue you are losing out. We even attend the Fred Eckhardt chesse and beer tasting and were very pleased with the event. Love Rogue.
08-27-2012 14:21:10 | More by soupermirl
2.85/5 rDev -30%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stop #2 on my tour of Portland. Coming from Deschutes, this is a drop off.
First thing you notice is the self promotion. There are bottles, boxes, shirts of Rogue all OVER the place here. It's an eye sore; doesn't help the scenery. Combine that with the bright pink, Pepto Voodoo Doughnut bottles all around and the eyes start blurring before drinking any beer.
The bar portion is cramped and small, opening up to a larger section with the distilled spirits bar.
Beer menu is long, but nothing 'unique', and badly organized. Newcomers will find it confusing to read and know what's on tap. They do offer smaller menus at the tables, but "menu" is a stretch. It's a list; names of beers--no style, no abv, no nothing. Trashy.
The restaurant place looked better, but still confused. Even the restrooms (barley and hops) make you wonder what the hell they're doing.
I found myself ordering 4 samples and getting out of there asap. Too bad.
07-22-2012 22:17:31 | More by Mebuzzard
3.8/5 rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This was pretty packed on a saturday night. Granted, that's to be expected in the pearl district, but it was definitely a busy night.
The quality is what one would expect. It's all of the Rogue brews that can be had currently. Which in some way is my disappointment as there is nothing that I can get here that I can't get back home. I was kinda hoping for at least some stuff that is brewed just for the public houses.
I did think the service was really good. The server for my friend and I had to run a bunch of stations as someone called out that night. Though there would be a slight delay, he was trying his hardest at every minute to keep up with everything.
It's in the pearl district, so it's an easy return for me in the future. The ease of going here certainly helps, that and me generally liking rogue brews as well.
07-10-2012 16:48:19 | More by KDawg
3.7/5 rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Busy place, kind of hipster / casual dining atmosphere. It was mid-day but still quite busy when we visited. There's a surprisingly small bar--seats maybe 10 people--but there's also a large "community table" bar-adjacent, and plenty of tables to accommodate a large crowd. The bar was full when we got there, but the rest of the room had several vacancies, so we sat at the end of the community table. And waited. And waited. *tap tap tap* And waited. And flagged. And waited. I was about to walk up to the bar to get an order in, but fortunately for us, a couple bar spots did open, and after that, the service was not too bad. Very good beer selection, consisting of mostly Rogue products, including an Issaquah and some Buckman Village choices (both subsidiaries of Rogue), and I believe I remember seeing Guinness and Lindemanns on tap too. Food was decent, though maybe a bit overpriced for the portion that was given. Other than that, prices were reasonable. Bottled beer is available for take-out in large amounts.
I'm glad we had the chance to stop in Rogue, although if time is an issue, I'd recommend the nearby Deschutes brewpub to Rogue, as the atmosphere, service, and, well pretty much everything is better there. Except maybe the actually quantity of beer on tap (but not necessarily the quality).
01-09-2012 16:09:40 | More by Rifugium
3.66/5 rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
The layout of this place is a bit odd. It's kind of divided into three spaces: a dining area, a cramped bar, and a smaller back-bar area with a TV and really low cielings (I got the feeling that area could possibly be reserved for groups/meetings/etc.).
I didn't try the food. I was just there for a pint or two while I was killing some time downtown. People are ranting about the service here, but I guess I'm somewhat indifferent on that score based on my experience. I just walked up to the bar, ordered a beer, and sat down in the "smaller back-bar area". There only seemed to be three or four servers (one of them was the barteneder) and it was kind of busy, so it's not really surprising if the level of service suffers. Not that this is an excuse for being a shitty waiter/waitress. Just saying. All the same, I got my pint within the standard turnaround time at a bar, so whatever.
Bottom line: go here if you are a fan of Rogue Ales and you want access to a large cross-section of their beers. If you're just looking for a nice afternoon/evening at a good Portland brewpub, there are better places to go (like New Old Lompoc or Deschutes).
12-29-2011 16:20:24 | More by GreenCard
4.47/5 rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The only way to complete ones Rogue consumption experience is to take a trip to this place. Mesmerizing decorations ranging from vintage Rogue merchandise to a custom Rogue kayak, there is plenty to talk about and look at while you eat and enjoy one of the many beers on tap and in stock. With basically every type available, be prepared to know the brand better than you ever have before after your visit. Nice location, plenty of parking, good service with pleasant people and good prices, if your ever in the area try to make it in.
12-10-2011 01:42:55 | More by sespourteille
Rogue Ales Distillery & Public House in Portland, OR
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