Rogue Ales Distillery & Public House
Taps: 38 / Bottles: 30
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 102 | Reviews: 74 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by GreenCard:
3.66/5 rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
The layout of this place is a bit odd. It's kind of divided into three spaces: a dining area, a cramped bar, and a smaller back-bar area with a TV and really low cielings (I got the feeling that area could possibly be reserved for groups/meetings/etc.).
I didn't try the food. I was just there for a pint or two while I was killing some time downtown. People are ranting about the service here, but I guess I'm somewhat indifferent on that score based on my experience. I just walked up to the bar, ordered a beer, and sat down in the "smaller back-bar area". There only seemed to be three or four servers (one of them was the barteneder) and it was kind of busy, so it's not really surprising if the level of service suffers. Not that this is an excuse for being a shitty waiter/waitress. Just saying. All the same, I got my pint within the standard turnaround time at a bar, so whatever.
Bottom line: go here if you are a fan of Rogue Ales and you want access to a large cross-section of their beers. If you're just looking for a nice afternoon/evening at a good Portland brewpub, there are better places to go (like New Old Lompoc or Deschutes).
12-29-2011 16:20:24 | More by GreenCard
More User Reviews:
4.24/5 rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
Dropped by on a visit to Portland and grabbed a quick bite but ended up staying longer and sampling several beers. The bartender was beyond friendly and mixed some coffee into a hazelnut beer to convince my wife to try which she did and enjoyed. Just stay away from that crazy bacon maple donut beer. Just walk over to voodoo donuts and get the real deal..
06-26-2014 06:52:24 | More by BREWS4LA
Rogue Ales Distillery & Public House in Portland, OR
92 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.