The Lunar Rogue Pub
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Taps: 17 / Bottles: 30
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RunawayJim:
4.13/5 rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Had a conference in Fredericton and we seemed to keep coming back to the Rogue each night. The seem to concentrate mostly with local beers, in fact 95% of their beer menu were beers from NB or the Montreal/Toronto areas. They had lots of Picaroons, some Pump House, St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout, Gritstone Ale, Rickards, Keith's, Clancy's, and Moosehead. It looked like they occasionally carried Bud Light or Coors Light, but not while I was there. The BMC of Canada was Moosehead or Labatt's Blue (which they also had).
The service was awesome. My first night there, I asked for something local and good and ended up with Picaroons Best Bitter, which was just an all around great beer. The waiters and waitresses were very attentive and loads of fun. The bar does seem to concentrate more on Scotch, as they are one of the top 10 whisky bars in the world, but their local beer selection just amazed me.
I had food twice, fish and chips and poutine. The food was good (though poutine wasn't really for me). I do wish they had some more American beers, but I didn't see any at any of the other bars I visited. So I think that might be a distribution thing more than what they carry. It was nice not to see Bud everywhere though.
06-26-2008 17:23:24 | More by RunawayJim
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New Brunswick (Canada)
3.88/5 rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
A: Nice pub-atmosphere - slightly dark, cozy and very warm in the winter. They used to have one of the best outdoor decks in Fredericton, but construction on the Convention Centre has really limited their deck area, unfortunately.
Service: Never have had any real problems with it... some of the servers there know their beer (and scotch) quite well, at least what they carry.
Selection: They carry a few each of Pump House and Picaroons beers, plus the usual suspects. It'd be nice to see some more, but at least they're still supporting NB microbrews.
Food: Decent eats as well... very good pub food, and some actual good selections outside of that as well (pasta and seafood dishes usually do quite well).
Value is also about what you'd expect for a pub. Overall one of the better options for drinking and eating in Fredericton.
08-04-2009 20:26:03 | More by berley31
3.93/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
A nice beer bar/club in the downtown area. we visited due to the fact that they are the de facto taphouse for the local Picaroons Brewery.
A nice place on the insdie full of polished wood and that old time feeling. Very nice full bar that dominates the room.
About 20 taps with half or so being devoted to regional and Canadian micros. The other half are Canadian mainstreams and other "popular" beers!
We had lunch here and it was all wuite good. I had the Rogue Burger since I was craving a hunk of beef after being a piscivore for the better part of 10 days! C had a dinner salad that was HUGE and quite tasty.
Serivce was pleasant and speedy with the staff taking an interest in the fact that we came "all the way here" just to try the Picaroons beers.
BTW...if you are a Scotch lover this place is a MUST visit. The owner is a certified Scotch coniseur and has acquired over 200 bottles! All of which are available to sample, for a price of course! I think the oldest I saw there was around 75 years old!
A really nice place and certainly should be on your to do list if you ever find yourself in Fredericton.
01-05-2009 09:41:17 | More by Deuane
3.3/5 rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Looks like this is the spot for a few local micros and the exclusive Molson Pale Ale draught while in Freddy Beach.
They have a decent sized outdoor area, which is probably going to be pretty full if the weather is decent. We chose to sit inside, since it wasn't really that warm.
I did notice that there weren't any stools at the bar, standing room only? The interior was very cozy, and Maritimesqe.
I tried a Picaroons Best Bitter, and a Molson Pale Ale Draught, both were fresh from the tap, and very tasty.
It was nacho night, so we ordered a few. They were very good, and stacked to the sky. Easily a meal all by themselves. The wings and ribs were average, not bad, just not great.
This is a place you'll want to check out while in Fredericton. They have some great regional micros (see website) and the waitstaff is very friendly and easy to talk to. They are eager to give you tips and point you in the right direction, even if you are an out of town yankee.
06-08-2007 00:47:19 | More by gixxerman
New Brunswick (Canada)
4.1/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
The Lunar Rogue has been on the corner of King and Regent Streets in Fredericton for a long time. It is the place to meet friends and make new aquaintences. These guys have been famous for their pub fair for a long time. Its still great food in a "real pub" atmosphere. A small but great outdoor sidewalk patio to enjoy that warm Fredericton summer sunshine. The Rogue has good efficient service that is warm and friendly - very Maritime Canadian. A good choice in beer, too. All the usual Canadian beer but there are always 9 or 10 on tap. This is one of the few places in the world where you can get Picaroons beer.
Picaroons is only available on tap. Brewed in Fredericton in a small craft microbrewery Picaroons provides some of the pubs in New Brunswick with their fair. On tap at the Lunar Rogue are usually two or three like Picaroons' Irish Red or Best Bitter.
This is also one of the few places you can get "real" Moosehead Lager on tap. There are not that many places that carry it and Moosehead does not ship it outside of New Brunswick. It is the best of the Moosehead named beers.
The Lunar Rogue is a must stop when in Fredericton. Odds are that if you are in Fredericton on business the folks you are visiting will take you there anyway.
11-10-2003 02:30:02 | More by PiratePete
The Lunar Rogue Pub in Fredericton, NB, Canada
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.