Siskiyou Pub

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Siskiyou PubSiskiyou Pub

Type: Bar, Eatery

31-B Water Street
Ashland, Oregon, 97520-1859
United States

(541) 482-7718

// CLOSED //

Caldera Tap House now open at this location.

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Photo of beercollector
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Here at the birth place of Rogue whatelse can you do but worship the beer. This place is fun. A dark hole in the wall bar that I really don't like to drink at. They have a large deck outside under the overpass. Come the 4th of July or a hot summers day, I'll let my wife and mother go shopping while I sit here on the deck and drink the local flavors.

To drink outside you have to serve yourself. But this way you can see all the tap handles. The local micros are always represented along with larger regional brews.

I'm partial to the Caldera brews.

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Photo of bobertkuekn
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The Siskiyou Pub is now called Caldera Tap House.

I visited the Caldera Tab House on 9/10/2009 while on vacation. We sat at the bar to find around 18-20 taps in front of us. About 8-10 taps were dedicated to Caldera brews, including their IPA, Pale, Ashland Amber, Dry Hop Red, Dry Hop Orange, Pale, Pilot Rock Porter and others I can't remember. But they also had Ninkasi Total Domination IPA and Deschutes Black Butte XXI, as well as brews from Walkabout, Southern Oregon, Rainier, and other local Northwest brewerys. The bartender was very good, the nachos and fresh-cut fries were delicious, and the brews were great. Caldera Porter was very good on draft, and Deschutes Black Butte XXI on draft was out-of-this-world! The locals were very friendly and the staff was great. We could've stayed late into the night, but we were hiking Crater Lake the next day. The Caldera Tap House is highly recommended!

Here's the BeerAdvocate link to the Caldera Tap House:

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Photo of ibbjamin
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Driving up to Crater Lake over Memorial Day weekend and stopped randomly in Ashland for some gas. I got a good vibe from this city which I had never heard of before so decided to stop at the Starbucks and check out BA to see if there were any good beer places in town. I am immediately directed to Siskiyou Pub. First I stop and pick up a six pack of Caldera IPA for later.

So this bar is located under a bridge with appealing landscaping in what I would describe as the 'downtown' of this city. The bar is downstairs with a large screen TV with the NBA Finals playing. The bar itself is rather small, with perhaps 10-12 stools and a few tables. Outdoors they have a multi-level deck with many tables and waitress service. Overall a good feel to the place whose clientele ran the full gamut of good beer drinkers.

They have about 10 taps consisting of a couple of the Calderas, a couple Deschutes, 1-2 Rogues, Lagunitas, PBR and my personal favorite they had - the Ninkasi Total Domination. I had two pints of the Ninkasi when I was there, but since I was driving, I couldn't stay to taste some of the others. I may have missed a couple beers in there, but these are the ones I remembered. One nitro-tap, but this was not going - they said they just ran out of the nitro Obsidian not long ago.

The bartenders were OK, not too helpful or informative, but were pleasant. Prices were fair, I believe $4 per pint.

If you are in Ashland, certainly stop in for a pint while you are there.

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Photo of flexabull
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

A worthy place to check out in Ashland.

Atmosphere is nice. Live music is common. Pub is right along a nice creek that runs through downtown, and they have lots of outdoor seating that is a welcome place to enjoy a beer on nice warm nights.

Service was ok. It was kind of hit and miss though... one employee I talked to was very friendly and helpful, and the other that served us was pretty indifferent.

Selection is good. 14 taps of nothing but quality beer. Mostly Oregon focused, with a couple of beers from Northern California. They had some nice small local beers from Caldera, Southern Oregon, and Walkabout. What was the real pleasant surprise was seeing Terminal Gravity IPA. Very nice!

Didn't try any food, (not sure if they have any) and the prices were fair.

I like the Siskiyou, and I usually make it a stop when I am in Ashland.

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Photo of RedDiamond
4.08/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

There are three essential reasons why the Siskiyou Pub is a great place to have a pint. First, they serve great beers; typically about a dozen to 15 taps pouring northwest regional craft ales and pilsner. You’ll find Rogue and Deschutes alongside such hard-to-find southern Oregon gems as Walkabout and Caldera. The owner/manager keeps the beers fresh, the selection lively, and the tap lines clean.

Next is the ambiance: an intimate setting with sofas, a gas fireplace, a stage that is always showcasing local talent, and an outdoor patio adjacent to Ashland Creek. Ashland is a theater town and the local musicians are worth your ear. Seems like there’s always music or poetry here and never a cover charge.

And then there’s the local history. The Siskiyou Pub began its most recent incarnation in 1988 when it was known as the Rogue Brewery and Public House. Yes, this was the original house of Rogue. Rogue later opened a second brewing facility in Newport but continued to operate in Ashland until 1995 when Rogue and Siskiyou parted company. Rogue expanded its operation in Newport while the Ashland brewpub transformed into the Siskiyou Brewing Company. One year later, on the last day of 1996, Ashland Creek rose in an epic flood that caused extensive damage to many businesses. At the Siskiyou Brewing Company, water ran wild through the downstairs area, devastating the entire pub. When the waters subsided, the Siskiyou Brewing Company reformed itself as the Siskiyou Pub and beer was no longer brewed on site.

Today, you can stand by the back door and observe the high water mark from the flood – about six feet above the floor. Hopefully, good luck and recent improvements to creekside infrastructures will forestall any future calamities. Meanwhile, the Siskiyou Pub is open for business and is worth paying a visit.

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