Rogue Ales

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Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2320 SE OSU Drive
Newport, Oregon, 97365-5261
United States

(541) 867-3660 | map

Notes: On-Site Brewpub:
Brewer's on the Bay

Hours of Operation:
11 AM - 8 PM, Sunday-Thursday
11 AM - 9 PM, Fri-Sat
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

heck yeah! finally made it to rogue proper, after hitting their public house across the water last year, it was great to finally visit the place where this all comes from, i have been on these beers as long as i can remember and it feels like a pilgrimage complete to finally have a beer in here. it was a bummer they didnt allow dogs, but its a full brewpub with restaurant so i totally get it. a funky entrance to the place down under the bridge, you walk through a big red tank, then down a series of hallways to the taproom, in our experience we then wrapped around another corner, went up a flight of stairs, through another dining area, and finally arrived at an awesome little back bar area overlooking both the brewery and the bay, super cool place to be seated and the bartender there was rad. he shared free samples, knew a lot about the beers, and had a great passion for the liquid and the company, those types of people make an experience for sure. we all got tasting flights and shared the beers around. the highlights included the morimoto soba ale which i have somehow missed until now, the chipotle version of the rolling thunder barrel aged imperial stout, a couple of beat fruit beers in a strawberry summer ale and a kriek inspired wild one, and the sour ipa, but i liked just about all of it. these guys continue to have some of the most ambitious and exciting beers for the adventurous palate, and i appreciate that this spirit has not been lost. the space is old school as heck, feels like a dive from the 80s, with old yellowing pictures on the walls, beat up wood tables and bar top giving it character, and a ton of homegrown coziness. we didnt eat but the kitchen smelled good from where we sat. prices were fair, the selection was tremendous, and it was a lot of fun to finally hit this brewery, they are an institution, have been for a long time, and my fandom only runs deeper after having visited. recommended!

Jul 07, 2021
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Ruger_44-Redhawk from Idaho

4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Another frequented brewery we would always go to. Their selection at the downtown Portland location is massive. Ask for the Snickers if you go. They should pour the Imperial Chocolate Stout with the Hazelnut Nectar instead of the regular Chocolate Stout and Hazelnut Nectar.

Mar 15, 2020
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

What a great place. Sitting above the brewery with a view of the water. Great friendly service. Food was fine. Rouge has been around a relatively long time and quite frankly most of the beers I can obtain in DC area stores have been average at best (Note to Rogue - I hate your label style, it turns me off), but this visit and the beers I had on tap at the brewery really changed my mind. Too bad this location is on the west coast and then still out of the way. Wish this tap room was in my neighborhood cause I would visit all the time.

May 15, 2019
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RyanK252 from California

4.04/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Rogue was one of the first breweries I really got into at the start of my craft beer voyage, so I had to check out their world headquarters as we passed through. Unique warehouse set up and feel, but like a gritty actually working one, not a cleaned up gentrified re-purposed one. Bar upstairs fells kinda like a time capsule back to the 90s. Our bartender was took great care of us as I revisited a couple of beers I hadn't had, much less seen in my area, for years, before I joined BA. Solid selection with a little something for everyone. Some hits, some misses, zero regrets. Wish I had time to jump in on the tour, but we had to keep moving. Might have to come back.

May 14, 2019
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Dschamp from Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Sat in the bar on a Wednesday evening. Not much of crowd so no waiting and service was excellent. Food was quite good and my wife loved the halibut fish & chips. Says its the best she has ever had! I enjoyed the mac 'n cheese that went well with my taster flight. I'm not a Rogue fan and feel their beers are overrated, but really enjoyed their seasonal pumpkin ale.

Oct 05, 2017
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BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

I've yet to be truly disappointed by any of the Rogue offerings. However, there's a certain level of "safety" in their beer. They're one of my go to breweries just because I know I'm at least going to get some enjoyment out of any thing they have to offer.

Sep 24, 2017
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WertMaker from Oregon

1.64/5  rDev -61%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.25 | service: 2 | selection: 2.25 | food: 1

Not overly thrilled. I live here, and Rogue has always been the Icon for breweries on the coast. Well they have sure fallen under the "It's good enough for the Coast" philosophy.

Although the beer is genuinely unique and interesting, the food fare and restaurant ambiance leaves much to be desired. My family and I were seated downstairs in what I would describe as overflow seating for lunch as we had two small children with us. Tables from some picnic area, red and white checkered tablecloths cut and pieced together, no view of the brewery operations although given enough thought, it could be. The view of the harbor was great but the seagull excrement on the windows not only made you not want to look out but ruined the eating experience. The areas under the tables were collection areas for dropped food and the scraps wiped from the tabletops and seating areas. The kids lived their grilled cheese sandwich and naked cheeseburger (kind of hard to screw those up) and the free frisbee, but my buttermilk oysters were obviously frozen pre-breaded concoctions thrown into a deep fryer and cooked beyond done. They were little more than deep fried batter with oyster flavor. To their credit, they comp-ed the meal. The grilled ruben sandwich was reportedly mediocre.

My Irish Lager was a little too DMS, canned corn for my tastes although it would have probably been better had it been below 55 degrees when served. The Mead was excellent, however.

Low scores are not for the beer, but for the experience and poor food. It is the Pacific Northwest for crying out loud!

Go for the Beer, but in my opinion; find another place for lunch.

Jul 26, 2015
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RogueDave from New York

4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This was the brewery that got me interested in beer as a complex and flavorful beverage rather than simply the drink of choice among buzz seeking frat boys. I have since expanded my horizons to other breweries in other states, but I still find myself coming back to Rogue.

Jun 16, 2015
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oldsailor from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5%

Rogue was pretty cool, but definitely not the best beer place i've been to. It actually fit the personality I thought it would based on the beers they put out; not the best but not the worst. I still enjoyed myself, so it got a 4 from me.

Dec 03, 2014
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Moonshae_D from North Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Our first brewery experience, and it was awesome. Stopped by during our road trip out to Oregon. Sat upstairs overlooking Newport Bay, eating buffalo meatballs and drinking Chipotle Ale and Shakespeare's Oatmeal Stout. My son loved Rogue's Rootbeer and got a free Frisbee. We had a great experience and look forward to going back.

Aug 06, 2014
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Fatehunter from Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

I've been here a few times over the last 11 years. It went from a really great experience in 2003 to a big disappointment a few years later to a little better this last time a couple days ago. The beers have always been great. The service this last time was just really slow considering how many people were not in the bar and restaurant. The clam chowder came out luke-warm. I don't understand how difficult it could be to serve chowder hot. Besides that the food is better than average but not good enough to justify the price premium.

Apr 19, 2014
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deeznuts420 from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

the ales are way overpriced. they don't have as many high alcohol beers that cost as much as green flash and stones Dipas that are around 9.5% abv. rogue sells 5% abv beers for the same price as the other west coast brewers. plus they never put alcohol percentages on their bottles, that has caused me to buy bottles then come home to find i spent 10 dollars for a 6% abv bomber that doesn't even taste that great.

Feb 11, 2014
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ablackard from Hawaii

3.76/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Went to the event "Rogue Memorial Ale" 2013 and had a blast! The cost was a $10.00 event, but the additional beers, which you had to do, were a little pricier than I would have liked. Nonetheless, I truly enjoyed all the beer selections as well as the Dog Olympics.

The outside was filled with beer tents, kegs, people and dogs...good times. Inside the warehouse was filled with the same but to include live bands, very cool.

It's a quick turn off Hwy 101 and I highly suggest going.

Aug 23, 2013
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hopsoflove from Washington

3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

I loved visiting the brewery. It was really interesting taking a tour of the actual facility then following it up with something to eat in the quirky yet quaint retail outlet and tavern. I tried a few beers like the chocolate dunkle which was really good and of course you cant forget the dead guy ale. One of my favorite shirts I own by the way...the glow in the dark dead guy on the back. I would go here back when I was in college and drinking their beer brings back fond memories of a time long past! Love it!

Jul 25, 2013
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drrone from Utah

3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25

I decided to drop by Rogue on the way down the coast. The location is pretty gorgeous and the exterior of the facility looks very cool. Once you head inside it seemed a little disjointed, but you get to walk through part of the brewery and head up the gift shop and bar. The gift shop was pretty cool, great selection of beer/clothes/misc goodies. The bar is pretty plain. It was small and nothing special. I decided to go for a flight, which was decent, it didn't blow me away though. I was going to buy a bottle of their blackberry big barrel release, but after sampling it I decided against it. They had a really cool book/binder that contained a run down of the history, beers and brewers. It was nice to flip through while I drank. I bought some swag and they had a great selection. The service was mediocre, at best. I waited a long time for it being such a small place. I didn't try any of the food, but it looked good.

I would recommend checking this place out and I would go again, but I wasn't blown away by it. Their beer has always been a little hit or miss for me, so that doesn't help either.

May 24, 2013
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williamjbauer from Colorado

3.59/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Wife and I stopped here on our way to Portland and it was a nice treat. The selection of beers was quite impressive which included many of their production line brews and several experimental beers and a few seasonals. We had 3 samples and a few appetizers but I don't remember the food so I won't comment. The service was pretty bad, it was 630pm on a weekday with maybe 12 other people in the joint and we waited 30-45min before the waitress even took our order, and then 20-30 to refill water and bring next sampler. Sadly this is what stood out to me the most that night despite the amazing beer.

May 09, 2013
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WheelsRule from Oregon

3.3/5  rDev -21.6%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 5 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | food: 1.25

I currently live in California, love Oregon, and miss it dearly. I used to live there and had many a Shakespeare Stout (and other Rogue 22's) purchased from the QFC near my house. I now live in California and I went on a Northern California-Oregon Coast road trip and visited the Rogue Brewery in Newport.

Our 2-day experience at the Newport Rogue (headquarters) was horrible. The beer is very expensive and they seem to cater to tourists and people who don't respect beer. I was right at the brewery and beers were $6.00 each. Yikes. As advertised on the board, I ordered a Shakespeare Stout on Nitro and it was delicious. One of the best beers I've ever had. The flavor, consistency, and lacing down the glass was incredible. Wow! I wanted another. So what did they do? They gave me a non-nitro Shakespeare, thinking I would have no idea. It was so obvious, but I ordered a taster tray with Mocha Porter and Shakespeare Stout on Nitro to compare. They gave me the Nitro on the taster tray - you could see the lacing down the glass and the taste was so smooth and delicious. When I ordered another Shakespeare on Nitro they gave me the coarse non-Nitro one again. Finally, I decided to go to the bar and I ordered one and he gave me the Nitro version of it. He refused to fill my growler with the Shakespeare Stout nitro and said that nitro's don't work in growlers (I don't know if that's true or not - but I would like to know).

Either way, sell what you say you're selling. Don't lie to people. I had a better experience at Russian River Brewery and Eel River Brewery. Good service, good food, good beer.

Mar 31, 2013
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rogueleonardi from Ohio

4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Stayed at the bed and beer for me and my wive's one year anniversary. Since i'm also a rogue citizen it only cost us about $80 bucks a night, plus all my pints where half off. What made me want to go in the first place was Rogue's Brew master, personally shipped me a bottle of Chatoe Rogue pumpkin patch ale. (It was only available on the West Coast this year) The staff was extremely friendly at the bed and beer, ale houses, and the brewery. For anyone who is a fan of rogue you must take a chance to visit the brewery. Coming from Ohio, the selection probably seemed much better to me, but it definitely had the Ohio breweries beat on selection.

Jan 10, 2012
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dexterk1 from Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

First of all, I love rogue beers in general. My girlfriend and I made a special trip while in Portland to go to Newport just to go here. It was worth it! Atmosphere was very good. We got to take a look at the brewery. Quality of beers were great( as to be expected). Almost all the beers we tried were very good and they had special beers as well that were not readily available. The food was good and it was the only part that was not exceptional. Prices of beer were very reasonable. Food was a little overpriced.

Nov 12, 2011
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bbb099 from California

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Went here for a late lunch on October 2011. The place was quite packed as it was the weekend, though we got a seat within 15 minutes or so in the bar. This was my second time and the bar area is relatively small and might only fit 30 people at most, but there is a whole restaurant section around the back which I did not get to see. Atmosphere was not bad, you get a view of the bay on one end and the brewery silo things on the other side. The list of beers available on tap is quite a lot (~30-40), which means that you usually would have to get more than one flight. Some are average, but their big beers such as the double chocolate stout is phenomenal. I have also had some of these beers out of bottles in California and they definitely taste much better here. I enjoyed the food as well as I am a fan of the classic comfort food (burgers, fries, onion rings) and they don't mess with the recipes too much. The bartenders were surprisingly attentive considering there were only two of them serving over 20 people. Overall, it was a highly enjoyable experience and you cannot pass this up if you are stopping by Newport (unless you're a Rogue hater of course).

Nov 05, 2011
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lwillitz from Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I couldn't justify not visiting Rogue Ales while in Newport for work.

Atmosphere - Entering the restaurant requires a short walk through the brewery. Some may find this inconvenient, but I like it. I thought walking under the tanks and past stacked barrels added to the atmosphere of the place. After the brewery comes the gift shop (where lots of brews are on sale by bottle) and the restaurant entrance is in the gift shop.
The tables are decorated with Dead Guy Ale six-pack boxes, which contain condiments (ketchup, mustard, salt and pepper in beer-bottle shakers, etc.) Empty growlers also decorate the tables, but serve no practical purpose. All the lighting fixtures in the room are made of kegs. Several presumably-operational wooden garage doors are also present above tables (with tracks and everything). The room itself is not the nicest place you could enjoy a beer, but it's not bad.
Out the windows to the north, the bridge over the inlet of water between the ocean and Yaquina Bay is visible. The northern windows also overlook many docked boats. It's a nice view--characteristic of the locale. These windows are also decorated with a few glasses and many bottles.
The southern windows provide a view of the brewery area through which guests walk to get in.
In short, the room is average and the view is pretty good.

Quality - The quality of both food and beer is very good. I had the pulled pork sliders with a mocha porter, a chocolate stout, and a chipotle ale. No complaints.

Service - The waitress was helpful. She seemed to know enough about the beer selection at least to provide an accurate description of everything on tap. She also checked fairly frequently to ask if we needed anything and to take our dishes/glasses.

Selection - Over 30 beers are available on tap. The food menu also seemed pretty complete for this type of establishment.

Food - Not bad, but nothing extraordinary.

Value - The beer is very good, but a bit pricey on tap. The beers I ordered were $5.50 and $5.75 per pint. That's pretty close to what they charge for some 750-ml bottles. Pricey for tap.

Worth a visit. My main complaint is the prices: beer doesn't get much better than this, but prices don't go much higher, either. If you happen to be in Newport anyway, you probably want to visit Rogue.

Oct 20, 2011
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sqquuee from Utah

4.8/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

After traveling around portland it was time to hit the coast on my beercation.

I have been to brewers on the bay serveral times. But i though i would give a review this time around.

This is a working brewery, you do have to snake through the brewery before hitting the pub.

The beer selection is top notch if your a rogue fan. They also have serveral beers from the smallery breweries they own.

The food is really good. I would say they some some of the best clam chowder on the coast and thats saying alot because i eat the chowder all over.

The snake river kobe blue balls on the meat ball sub are great.

Oct 09, 2011
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isualum12 from Idaho

1.9/5  rDev -54.9%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5

Stopped by with lots of excitement. As a rogue nation member I was excited to visit our capital. Unfortantly it just didn't live up to my dreams. There was nothing there that I can't buy back at the coop in Boise beerwise. Staff acted as if we were in their way. They were excited about the new glow in the dark growlers and not interested anyone else. One member almost took my son out with his hand truck, he stared at my son until my son said sorry for being in the way....this was all in the middle of the gift shop. We left an unwelcoming place fast. My wife said in the car..."wow that sucked". Yes yes indeed it did.

Jul 28, 2011
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Beerasaurus from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

After a long day of traveling from the East Coast the sight of the brewery under the bridge was a welcome respite. Best of all there are a couple of hotels within walking distance to the brewery.

The entrance to the bar and restaurant is through the brewery itself, nothing like the smell of a brewery to get you going. A small gift shop with Rogue merchandise and beers is on the first floor once you get through the brewery and before you head upstairs to the bar and dining area.

We visited 2 nights midweek so there was no wait for seating and the service was excellent. Several tables overlook Yaquina Bay though in general the atmosphere was more utilitarian, which for us is perfect. We came for beer. It is also kid-friendly with food options and a Lego table.

The beer selection was outstanding, with standard Rogue offerings, specialty/seasonals as well as a few guest brews. Altogether it was a great experience and we would definitely recommend stopping by if are in or passing through Newport.

Nov 27, 2010
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DaveJanssen from Germany

3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

To get to the tasting room/restaurant you walk through the brewery, which as a homebrewer i thought was cool. They have a pretty thorough list of rogue beer on tap, and they give you a free taster for showing up.

I've been there on a slow night and that was great. Talked to the bartender, who seemed very excited to be there. Also been there when it's packed. The wait isn't so bad but it get a little cozy. The staff was friendly and pretty quick even when it is packed.

The price is somewhat typical of rogue: unreasonably high, but not quite as bad as the bottles. The food was good (higher end than typical brewery food) but also somewhat expensive. Worth a visit. Ii wouldn't make it a regular stop due to the price and how much i like rogue beer, but they do some good stuff and i'd rather pay $5 for a glass that $10 for a bomber.

Jul 09, 2010
Rogue Ales in Newport, OR
Brewery rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 52913 ratings