Rogue Ales Public House

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Rogue Ales Public HouseRogue Ales Public House

Type: Bar, Eatery

748 SW Bay Blvd
Newport, Oregon, 97365-4836
United States

(541) 265-3188 | map

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Photo of edmundfitzoil
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Two friends from Ohio flew out to Oregon to help me drive my car back across the country, but before we embarked on our trip, which also included at stop at the Three Floyds's brewpub, we stopped for a night at the coast at the Rogue Ales Public House.

Brewer's on the Bay, from the times I've visited it before, seems to be getting a large amount of attention because it is the home of the current Rogue Brewery, but the Publlic House is home of the Bed and Beer, three apartments Rogue converted into Bed and Breakfast rooms. For $80 we received a room with a bedroom, full bath, nice sized kitchen (for a hotel or b&b room), washer and dryer, sleeper sofa, and tv and vcr. The room was in very nice condition and very clean minus the obvious stains on the floor from what I would expect to be people who have puked or spilled beer. We were surprised with the room.

The restaurant has essentially the same menu as Brewer's on the Bay plus pizza. They have the same very good beer and cheese soup and also the exceptionally sinful hazelnut brown nectar bread with melted cheese. I ate a spicey pizza and a few oyster shooters.

The beer selection is impressive by way of everything but two tap handles are rogue ales products, either from the main brewery or from the Eugene brewery. Chocolate stout, old crusty, i2pa, brutal bitter, russian imperial stout, and a ton of other standbys were there. The two guest handles were semi-throw away coors Light and Rainier. Rogue also served up their own rum, and will - according to the bartender - be adding gin and vodka to their personally crafted liqour selections.

The servers were exceptionally nice and helpful with choosing beers and offering advice, and the closing bartender even gave us some chips and salsa at the end of a long day of sampling beers for free, which was greatly appreciated.

Overall, the beer was good and well varied. The mocha porter is and was one of my favorite robust style American porters, and some other surprises like the wheat ale brewed in the Eugene brewery (the exact name escapes me at the moment) and was pretty pleased with the food iteself, I simply wish the ales were served in imperial glasses.

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Photo of TheLoneGunman
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Nice place in the older area of Newport. We stayed the night in one of their rooms and it was a lot of fun.

We enjoyed plenty of fresh Rogue at the pub and enjoyed some good food as well. The service was fairly good and the crowd was friendly. Comfortable layout to the bar. Although the actual bar itself was somewhat small and located in the back by the kitchen.

It was really nice being able to stumble up stairs after drinking so much good beer. It was a rainy evening and day after. But it was cool to wake up and hang out on the bay hearing the fog horn. Love that sound.

If you are driving along the coast, there is no reason why you wouldn't stop here. We stayed in one of the two bedroom units and it had a washer and dryer. Very nice when on a road trip.

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Photo of GrahamHunter
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 1 | selection: 4

I got to take a trip to the Oregon Coast in mid-March. No trip to Oregon would be complete with out enjoying Rogue Ales. I'll still believe Rogue Ales are among my favorites, but Rogue's Newport public house is forever off my list of places to go. We booked reservations for two nights in the B&B. We stayed there in the past and enjoyed it. A kitchen for cooking your own food, washer and dryer ,etc.; good stuff for a traveler. Not this time! The place has turned into a dump. The carpet has absorbed so much beer and puke that I gag just thinking of it. I had to take linens out of the dryer, and put their wet linen from the washer into the dryer before I could start my own loads. The dishwasher had dirty dishes in it, The blinds were missing or broken in the windows. The TV remote didn't work.

The tavern itself had a small gathering of local patrons who were both friendlyand not afraid to qualf down a few beers and talk to strangers. Unfortunately, the ventilation system could not keep up with the smoke. I smoked all the butts that I could in years gone by and can no longer allow myself to inhale something as unrewarding as tobacco. It costs more to drink a pint ($4.50) of Rogue in their tavern, than at other taverns ($3.75) that carry their beer.

But, the topper for me was when I ordered a pint of St. Rogue Red, and was given a Santa Claus red. I had a Santa at the Eugene house the day before, so my palette was ready for a malty less hopped up flavor that the St. Rogue offers. I’ve been able to buy the St. Rogue in a little store in Idaho, twenty mile from my home. Plus, the last time we ventured to San Francisco we stopped into the new Rogue house there and that’s where I enjoyed my first St. Rogue. I love that Beer, I can drink one on Tuesday and still catch myself smiling and thinking about it a week later. I guess she thought I wouldn't know the difference. I would have liked to do a sample tray, but my faith was gone. I thought about having dinner their and wondered if I ordered the Kobe Beef what would I end up with? The service otherwise was fine and friendly. We got growlers of Shakespeare Stout for the rest of our time there and stayed out of the bar.

Their beer is great and the two other Rogue Houses we stopped at told me that the St. Rouge was gone for the season and offered me the Santa. You can get around the higher prices by getting a growler.

My advice is drink Rogue beer and stay somewhere where you can see the Ocean, instead of a mural of it.And don't forget your growler. Luckily, one can go to Newport and avoid the Public House by going across the bay to the Brewery.

The ratings I entered are for the tavern, not the B&B. There are not low enough numbers for that!
Graham Hunter

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Photo of Knuckles
2.55/5  rDev -33.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3

I live in Bremerton, and commute to my job in Seattle every day by ferry. One thing I've noticed over the years that I've been doing this is that there are certain people who simply annoy the shit out of me. No matter what I do, no matter how I change my embarkation/disembarkation procedure, ride a different boat, whatever, I invariably find myself near them. Rogue has become like those people to me.

Honestly, I want to like Rogue. I really do. I bet John Maier is a swell guy, and I know they do a ton in Oregon to help out other Oregon brewers. But goddammit, their brewpubs/pubs suck. The food is marginal, the service is typically lousy, and the prices are outrageous. I'm also not super fond of their beers, other than the Shakespeare. Now, please, do not interpret this as me saying they brew bad beer. I'm not saying that at all. I'm just saying it rarely appeals to me.

Atmosphere: This pub is located on the “Historic Bayfront” of Newport which is easy enough to find off of 101, seeing as how there are signs pointing you towards the “Historic Bayfront” approximately every quarter mile or so. It’s on the end of the drag closest to the Newport Bridge, right next to a huge parking lot. Actually, I was quite impressed with the parking lot, as it’s the only place I’ve ever seen 2 hour, 4 hour and 12 hour parking. Go inside and the first thing you notice is just how freaking small the place is. Assloads of tables, with very little room between them. If you could turn the weirdly constructed parts of the Winchester Mystery House into a pub, this might be it. Bad angles, narrow aisles, and only two toilets. You need to squeeze in the front door between the beer cooler, stacks of beer, and the ubiquitous trinket kiosk. The entry can really only handle about five or six people, and then you are backed up onto the sidewalk outside.

Quality: I’m sorry, but I’m never impressed with Rogue’s pub quality and this establishment did absolutely nothing to improve that. I’m still trying to quantify the idea of “quality”, but for this review, I think I’ll define it as an aggregate impression of all the categories (service, food, atmosphere and selection).

Service: The guy was new, and he wasn’t very good. Newport was pretty busy that day, and the pub got hopping right around lunch time. I think there may have been three or four servers for the entire pub, and this was a pub that had multiple tables of four or more people. He took our drink order and then forgot to bring them. He took our food order and forgot to put it in. His lone saving grace came when the kitchen completely fucked up our pizza, and he got them to take 50% off the bill (which was still rather ridiculously priced).

Selection: Their menu was more varied than any other Rogue location I’ve ever been to (this space had pizzas), including their kid’s menu which actually had six items instead of the usual three.

(Editorial aside: Their kids menu is such a joke, I wonder why they even bother. I mean, come on, $5 for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Give me a break.)

The problem is that compared to most other brewpubs, this is still a very sparse menu.

The beer selection on this day was also bizarre. This is a Rogue pub, located about two or three miles from the actual Rogue brewery, and they were out of a ton of beers. There were maybe 10 beers on the board. I wanted a YSB, but ended up with a Shakespeare as they were out of that one and they forgot to take it off the board. Adding to the magic of that moment was the previously mentioned fact that the guy had completely forgotten about the beers until I reminded him.

Food: It’s just not good. It’s not bad, but it’s not good. It’s mediocre pub food for outrageous prices. The only standout is their clam chowder, and even that pales in comparison to others. The pizza we ordered wasn’t anything earth shattering or even complicated (sausage, pepperoni, onions and peppers), yet the kitchen still managed to forget to put the sausage on. Guys, this is one of YOUR pizzas (the Hot Stuff, if memory serves), and you fucked it up.

Price: Everything at any Rogue pub costs at least two dollars more than I think it should, with the sole exception of their beer. I do think, however, for the $4-$4.75 that they charge for the pints, you should get an imperial pint and not a shaker.

I’ve got one more Rogue location to review, and then I’m done with Rogue. I won’t be eating at any of their establishments until they get off their asses and completely overhaul their operation. There are many better dining options in Newport, and I’ll be availing myself of those the next time I’m there. Hell, I’d bet I could even get a Terminal Gravity or a Siletz beer somewhere…

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Photo of bultrey
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

A nice, relaxing little place that seems to be away from the touristy hub-bub of downtown Newport, though it is located in that area. This Rogue brewpub is much like any of the others, and is always a welcome sight. The atmosphere here is a bit nautical-themed, as one might expect in this port town, with about 10 or so tables/booths on your right when you walk in, a little room with a few more tables and a pool table to the left, and the bar in the back, separated from the table area by a divider.
The quality of all the Rogue bars has been good in my experience, and this was no exception. Selection is -- well -- just about every Rogue beer you could want. I enjoyed a Brutal Bitter, St. Rogue Red, and Imperial Pilsener with my lunch. The service was attentive and friendly. You can order all beers by the schooner or pint, and there are tons of 22 oz. bombers of Rogue beers for sale around the place. I believe, though am not 100% sure, that you can get growlers to go, as well.
The food at all the Rogue places including this one is hit or miss pub grub -- the fish and chips are like small nuggets of fish, but quite delicious; the sandwiches are mediocre; the fries are really good. Prices for the beer is reasonable, I thnk, but the food is a bit pricey for what you get.

Although we didn't stay there, apparently there are a couple of nice rooms upstaires for rent if you choose to get drunk and stumble upstairs to stay the night. If you're in the Newport area anyway, this seems like a pretty good option to me.

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Photo of beercollector
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

This is a nice place in Newports Old Town. A modern building with a friendly open bar with views to the street and a side dining room. They even have a room upstairs, kind of a beer and breakfast place.

I like to stop here when I'm headed for Mo's or my wife is shopping the galleries that are near by. Galleries are always better when there is a beer place for guys.

The beer selection includes pretty much everything that Rogue has current. There have been times when something I wanted on tap was not available across the bay but was on tap here.

The food is typical pub food and pizza. It goes well with the beer. And this is the place on the coast where you can get the Rogue Rum. So snack across the bay and dine here.

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Photo of GreenWBush
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

With the precise accuracy of revisionist memories, WHY THE HELL DIDN'T I STAY HERE?" In a strange way, I think there might not be a better pleasure than drinking Rogue beer until blue (or green) in the face, then simply crawling upstairs and drinking even more Rogue straight from the fridge. A sixer is included in the accomodations. Later that night though, I wish I would've made that very decision.

House of Rogue's Bed and Beer is the friendly face of the Rogue empire. If you're looking for homey and cozy, this is the place. Skip the brewery unless you want to get merchandise and a more true, gruff experience. Here, you're paying for beer ambiance.

The beers are phenomenal, per usual. The wifey and I were particularly impressed with the St. Rogue red which I could only compare to sticking one's head in a freshly cracked bushel of whole hops. Absoutely breathtaking. Even better than the Brutal Bitter. And to read my review of that beer, you'd realize how good it really was.

The pizza was a rip off though. $26 for a large-ass but lacking pie. We ate off it grudingly until we got to California. The service also sort of sucked, the waitresses were cute but uninformed.

I think John Maier was drinking at the bar the day we were there.

After walking around the town of Newport, I got pulled over speeding on our way back to Corvallis. Watch your speed if you to go the brewery! Oregon law-enforcement doesn't like speeders. Good thing i'd had a few hours to metabolize that sweet, sweet nectar.

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Photo of RedDiamond
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

You’ll find The Rogue Ales Public House in the old historic waterfront district of Newport. The district is characterized by the dichotomous profile of being both a tourist haven (Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum) and a bustling 24/7 fishing port. On one side of the street are kite shops and espresso stands. On the other are fish processing factories and one of the largest fishing fleets in the state.

This is where Rogue first brewed its beers before moving across the bay in ’98. The placard above the door says it all: “Enter as strangers, leave as friends.” Rogue’s Public House is a comfortable place to toss back some charismatic beers and have a good time. There’s a bar, a family restaurant area, and a side room dubbed Crustacean Stacean offering video games and pool. There’s also a card room in back if you’re of a mind to gamble, and they run the upstairs apartments as a “Bed and Beer” guesthouse.

While tourists and visitors like myself are made to feel at home here, this is very much a local fisherman’s bar. Liquor is available and beer can be had by the yard or half yard. You can smoke at the bar though this is only a semi-frequent occurrence. Food is standard bar fare plus pizza. I had the clam chowder and found it quite hearty.

Decent no-nonsense folks work and play here. A surfboard hangs from the ceiling and the restrooms are designated Barleys and Hops. I never did figure out which one to use.

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Photo of sinistersteve
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Decided to make a return trip to the Rogue public house here in Newport after a several year absense. Some things have changed some things have stayed the same. New game room with pool, foosball, big-screen TV, and some video games. Blackjack tables have moved and from what I hear are expanding. Same excellent beer selection and crowd.

Full menu. Ordered the burger and fries. Very tasty and brought out quickly.

Seems like a fun place also. Some guy ordered a "clear beer" and the bartender made it known to all by ringing a bell and annoucing this fact.

Service was quick and helpful

Beer selection was great. Most of the Rogue beers were available plus a few guest taps.

I described the apartments to the friend I was with and they sound most excited to return here and stay the night, as am I.

Make sure to stop by if you're in town.

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Photo of Reidrover
4.72/5  rDev +23.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Ok wife took me put to the coast for a night out. Stayed in the Hallmark Hotel but soon found my way down to the Bayside.
Newport's old harbour is a very scenic but still working fishing port and at the south end of the harbour lies Rogues Pub .
Its in a smalrt ol d building and all very bright and clean..but despite it being bright the atmosphere is very nice indeed ,very welcoming and comfortable.
The quality of the beers on offer were as always fantastic, the quality of the staff likewise.
Great service from the barman ( we sat at the bar)..very proffesional yet extra friendly.
The selection was out of this world i counted 36 taps when i gave up..its around that number, but I was a bit tipsy so after 5 attempts I settled for 36. Most of the Rogue special editions as well as the old favourites plus many other great beers from other breweries. I saw McChouffe, Sasquatch Barleywine, Alaskan Smoked ..Lindemans framboise..and many more i cant recall today.
Great pub style food at a reasonable prices.
This is a wonderful example of a pub, great staff, great beer and some wonderful old local gentlemen who I had a couple of hours of great conversation.

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Photo of javier
4.78/5  rDev +25.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

If you find yourself in or near Newport Oregon, this is a definite stop for a drink, a meal or an overnight stay. Located across the bay from the brewery at what used to be the brewery, this rogue location now houses a great bar with 3 rooms available upstairs.

The bar is a bit small but features plenty of tables around it for a good crowd. Nearly all Rogue beers plus a few other worthwhile beers are available as well as a great menu of bar food. The fish and chips were exceptional, the pizzas good and the artichoke dip hit the drunken spot nicely.

In what used to be the brewery, they now have pool tables, my friend and I played with a group of locals (coasties, fishermen etc.) who were good enough to hang with us that night. From what I could tell, there are a lot of regulars at the bar who are friendly to visitors. The best part was, after last call, we just had to stumble upstairs to our beds.

The rooms upstairs are incredible. Each of the three is basically a fully equipped one bedroom apartment. You get a complete kitchen and dining area, a fold out couch in the living room, TV, VCR, laundry (in the room!), and of course, beer in the fridge for a great price. We spent just one night but could've easily stayed longer, using it as a base for exploring the coast and surrounding areas. I'll remember that next time I'm in OR.

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Rogue Ales Public House in Newport, OR
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