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Rogue Ales Public House

Not Rated.
Rogue Ales Public HouseRogue Ales Public House
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

132 Ratings
Ratings: 132
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Taps: 43
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

673 Union St
San Francisco, California, 94133-2811
United States
phone: (415) 362-7880

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @rogueales

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(Place added by: WaywardSeaman)
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Photo of EFR94
2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

EFR94, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of Sheepdog
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Went to this establishment while visiting my brother in San Fran. I had googled it prior to leaving Arizona. I was excited to go here and try some food and brews.

The place was crowded when we got there and and the wait staff took about 10 minutes before they acknowledged that we were there (even though our group of four was in there way constantly).

Waited for a table to clear and the waitress sat us at a table that hadn't even been cleared yet.

The food arrived at room temperature however the beer was decent. I have tried numerous Rogue beers but somehow it just wasn't that good. I think it was more of the wait and impression that I got before we even sat down.

After paying for the meal I was almost embarrassed to have pushed this place on my family when there are a lot more beer pubs in the area that we could have gone to.

Sheepdog, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of scalffd
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Like other reviewers we happened upon this place while walking around San Francisco. We were greeted by a server who told us that it was fine to sit outside, but be warned: if you sit outside you will get nothing. Grab a beer at the bar first and then move to the tables outside which offer nice people watching in Washington Park. They have a very nice selection of Rogue beers. We had a Shakespeare Stout and a Hefeweizen. The overall atmosphere is average at best. I liked the beer bit that is about it. I'd return if I were in San Fran, but I would not make a special trip.

scalffd, Jul 01, 2009
Photo of braddo
3.05/5  rDev -24.5%

Visited on a Wednesday night, completely dead and our waiter was barely breathing. I like what Rogue has to offer but I don't know if I would go back there again. Definitely not the highlight of the trip.

Good space to hang. I think they have an outdoor space in the back but we didn't venture out there. Other than the couple making out at the bar, atmosphere was decent.

If you want a good selection of Rogue beers it's woth the trip. Otherwise, there are better places in the city.

By the way, if you are gonna eat, save your money for another place. The food is average at best.

http://www.burrstreetbrewblog.com/2009/03/san-francisco-beer-week.html

braddo, Apr 10, 2009
Photo of jim102864
3.18/5  rDev -21.3%

Must have caught this place on an off night. My forgettable experience began on a slow Tuesday night last week. I was anxious to check this place out being a Rogue fan and all since their stuff became available at my favorite Pub in Connecticut years ago. What a dissapointment. The place is much smaller than I expected, particularly since the website has images of a large building with flags on it which clearly was not what I visited. Large enough bar in a rectangular shaped space with what looks like used wooden tables and chairs. Yes the chaulk board had many Rogue favorites on tap. I went right to one of mine; Hazelnut Brown Nectar. Yeah, it was good, but lacking something...like flavor. A very thin sample with less hazelnut and maltiness than what I get in a keg shipped 3,000 miles back home. Strange. I sat at a table that could've used a swipe or two with the 'ol washcloth, but the guy who served me seemed too preoccupied to notice. I detected a bit of an attitude as if he felt it was beneath him to have to leave the bar to serve a customer. Anyway, ordered the pasta and chicken dish which was uninspired at best. It came in a large bowl with absolutely nothing else. No salad. No bread. No parmesian cheese. Had no idea if it was supposed to come with anything else because the guy simply took my order, delivered it and ignored me the rest of the (brief) evening. When I asked for parmesan, I had to yell to the bartender who then neglected to get it until 10 minutes later when he apparently told the server to bring it to me. Another guy stood waiting for the bartender to notice him for an enternity, but he apparently was too engaged in coversation with a guy pal of his to serve him either. I was done with dinner anyway...and done with the Rougue Public House. And here I thought I'd buy me a honkin' souvenier like a tee shirt, but I have no idea if they had them and really didn't want one by the time I was ready to leave anyway. I'm all for second chances, but I'm not going to go out of my way to visit this place next time I'm in San Francisco.

jim102864, Jan 16, 2007
Photo of Maerzen
3.23/5  rDev -20%

Having visited the Rogue Public House in Newport, OR and a franchise in Astoria, OR I was really excited to hear that there was a Rogue Public House in San Francisco. I went for lunch and must say that I was really disappointed. The staff was great and the beer was good. However, the food was not great. The salad had obviously been taken right out of the chiller and was a bit frozen. I had the Kobe burger which is a little bit more then the regular burger but was a real disappointment. I've had Kobe burgers at other places and it was wonderful. I wonder if they buy frozen, pre-made Kobe burgers as it just had no flavor.

But the big kicker was that the beer was pricier then when I was in Oregon. I had a few of the smaller glasses (instead of pints) and was bit peeved when I got the bill and was charged $4-4.50 a glass. In Oregon, glasses were between $2-3 glass and pints were between $4-5.

I know that rents are higher in SF and the Public House is right down on Washington Square, but if you're going to charge more it had better be good. I do appreciate a good Dead Guy Ale but it couldn't make up for it.

Maerzen, May 03, 2007
Photo of BenHesk12
3.33/5  rDev -17.6%

Rogue ales is a dive bar/restaurant in SF's North Beach right off of the main drag, Columbus ave. The public house boasts a large guest list as well as features several of their own fresh rogue ales. Rogue, brewed in Oregon, has plenty of good selections, and it seemed like the guest taplist was indeed hand picked. On the day I went in, a Saturday, the waiter was completely incompetent and barely succeeded in the simple task of bringing us our beers. ** I even saw him take a sip of a customers beer to see what it was, because the bartender had forgotten what he poured--so be warned about the service... Overall, if you happen to stumble across this place and can't find anywhere else, it's good for a beer or two, but sit at the bar.

BenHesk12, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of millhouse
3.39/5  rDev -16.1%

Assload of Rogue taps. VERY, VERY SMALL ESTABLISHMENT.

Tried Rogue's Chipotle offering here. Very fresh and tasted exactly as advertised. Though, I can't imagine ever ordering this as as session beer. No worries, though. This place seems to offer every Rogue beer. They also offer a handful of other selections, but I would recommend hitting the house brand.

This is on the very north tip of North Beach. Great place to hit if you can sit at the bar. I was here the weekend that Bonds was going for the HR 2nd place record...and they were playing the A's. I was sitting next to an A's fan and the record didn't get broken.... It was good times for him. lol!

millhouse, Jun 19, 2006
Photo of jerrytodd
3.41/5  rDev -15.6%

I like most Rogue beers a lot so was pretty keen to pop by this place.

Atmosphere follows the SF craft beer pub trend of having no pride in aesthetics. Place felt dusty and cobbled together.

Service was fine, no quibbles there.

Food was so-so, although the chili I had was pretty good.

Value is reasonable.

Beers were great and a good selection of guest brews too.

jerrytodd, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Goldorak
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%

After touring the Italian/beatnik district, the appetizers and Beer we had at Jack’s were long digested, and we ready for a main course.

Lots of Oregon Ducks and of course Beeraphanelia all over the place, chalkboard over the bar tells you what’s on from Rogue (lots of them) and the guest taps, none of whom were particularly appealing to me. There’s another section on the side that seems to be more of a bottle shop. I didn’t buy anything but there were a few interesting items. There seems to be theme nights, Minou was disappointed we didn’t show up on a Wednesday, trivia night would have been fun. I wonder how a bunch of English-as-a-second-language Canucks would have fared against some of the locals.

The place was pretty deserted (notice I said deserted, but not quiet, some guy was repairing bar stools and was making quite a racket) on a Monday evening, so a waiter who seemed to know his products well came right over and was helpful, he gave suggestions and his personal take on some of the Beers listed. I went for the No-Fault line ale, one I’ve never even heard of before. I wasn’t as big a fan of it as he was, but there’s no accounting for taste. The rest of my party’s Beers seemed up to form and tasted pretty clean.

It sort of went downhill for me when my food arrived. Worst ribs ever. They tasted like they were microwaved, sauce on the side so they were dry as hell and the portion was pretty meager for the price tag of about 15 bucks. The coleslaw and beans that went with it were palatable, but I would have liked a little more of those, too. For example, at publick house in Boston for 10$ I got 3 times the amount of meat. Sauce was the only real saving grace, but then again, I’ve had better. Mel ordered a burger, which was fine but pricey as well. And for a tied house, pints were a bit on the steep side, but I guess that’s a Frisco thing.

I liked the place overall, but next time I wont resist the temptation to eat in one of the dozens upon dozens of great little restaurants along the way and settle here afterwards for liquid dessert.

Goldorak, Sep 26, 2006
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Rogue Ales Public House in San Francisco, CA
90 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.