Rogue Ales Public House

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Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(541) 265-3188 | map

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Photo of javier
4.78/5  rDev +24.8%
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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Photo of Reidrover
4.72/5  rDev +23.2%
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 pjbear05
4.72/5  rDev +23.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5


No hostess showed up immediately, and that was deliberate-they want you to get an uninterrupted, unbiased feel for the place, so they let you look around when you enter and take it all in. We were seated and handed a food menu, and a drink menu, and a sampler of the JuniperAle-what a nice touch for sitting down. The beer menu was a loose leaf binder giving specific definitions of all of the available brews, so if you order wrong, it's your own fault. I didn't look at the beer menu at first, 'cause I knew I wanted a Dead Guy Ale, which I drank while perusing the very extensive food menu-so extensive I had another pint of Dead Guy to enjoy while trying to decide what to eat!

My wife's American Kobe Beef Chili Dog and my Kobe Beef Black Bean Chili were excellent. Portions were more than adequate-make sure you're hungry when you come here.

Outstanding beer and outstanding food, very reasonably priced considering the quality, and classic rock, too? Damn, I could take up permanent residence here. A must stop!

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4.52/5  rDev +18%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A bit of a dive, but I love it. Don't expect any kind of impressive decor or ambience - this is a working-class pub, and they're not trying to present it as anything other than that. The place to sit here is at the bar - the locals are great if you can withstand the incessant barrage of cigarette smoke. The pub is pretty spacious, and I've never had a problem finding a place to sit and get comfortable. The bar generally has around 20 Rogue offerings on tap in addition to several quality guest beers. Prices are average, quite reasonable even if you have a Rogue Nation card. Food is good, especially the seafood which is delivered fresh each day (what else would you expect from a place that's 20 feet away from the ocean?). Mussels are exceptionally good, as are the fish 'n' chips. In all this is simply one of my favorite drinking spots. It's nothing fancy, but the beer speaks for itself and the people are great.

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4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TheLoneGunman
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
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 mtnbiknma
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Had the pleasure of stopping (and staying) at this rather unassuming pub on the touristy bay front strip of Newport on my recent vacation. The brewery is across the bridge on the other side of the bay.

First of all, i loved the check in process. Grab a beer and your room keys (they have three rooms upstairs) from the bartender. Usually I have to give the bartender my keys and not the other way around!
The atmosphere was average pub with a little seaside, fishing community vibe. There appears to be a number of locals who regularly occupy the small bar area. These folks appear to know a great deal about the beers that have made their local brewery famous.

The obvious focal point here is the beer. They had at least 15 rogue beers on tap, some of these were left-overs brewed especially for recent brew fests (cherry-chocolate stout sound good?). There were also about a dozen guest taps. Of these, I tried an Anderson Valley IPA to compare to the Rogue TreeTown. Rogue won hands down in both aroma and flavor. I also had the Rasputin Imperial Stout.
The beers were expensive (at least $4.00) for this little town and especially for being right across the small bay from the freakin brewery. Thankfully, the bartenders always ready to oblige our desire to taste before we bought. in fact, we tasted so much that it was easy for us to skip the brewery tour the following day. My highlight was the fest-brewed imperial porter. There was also a tap called "john's locker" which was the random, locally-served-only, small-batch release from the brewery. All these unusual selections made me forget quickly about the prices! In order to cram in as many delicious brews as possible, i recommend ordering by the glass and not the pint (an option that i loved when honeymooning in Ireland).

The only food we had was the steamers, which were excellent. (We ate dinner at a cheaper chowder house down the road.)

We drank only at the bar where we could always chat with the bartenders. The women who worked the afternoon was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The guy who worked later frequently screwed up order even though it was slow. However, he was knowledgeable and willing to correct any mistakes.

Having a few rooms to rent upstairs (we reserved ours way in advance) allowed my wife to go to bed when she wanted while i continued to tour the taps til' closing. The rooms are spacious and would make a decent one-bedroom apartment here in Boston. While they are clean, they are not the quality of the Ritz. They do have fully equipped kitchens that come with two pint glasses and two bombers. It would be well worth it to stay a couple of nights, buy some fish off a boat across the street and fix your favorite seafood recipes to pair with the great beers made around the corner.

The poker/blackjack room was also pretty neat and gave the place a little wild west feeling.

Overall, this was a great stop on our trip down the coast. If you are committed to tasting the full line of beers at this cool little place, you better book one of those upstairs rooms or be prepared to sleep with the seals on the docks down the street.

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Photo of edmundfitzoil
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
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 beercollector
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
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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4.16/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of olmatty
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Packed up the family the weekend after christmas and went down the Oregon coast. What a beautiful place. Going south on the coast highway jump off to the right just before the big ass bridge and go under the bridge down to the old Newport by the bay. Nestled in this fishing fleet mecca and amongst a long strip of nice tourist trap shops is the Rogue Ales Public House.

I assume kids may not be OK in the nearby brewery, but they did great in the casual fun atmosphere of Rogue's brewpub. A lego table in the corner for my littles made all the difference. Kids meals served in Rogue frisbees were a nice touch.

Lots and lots of Rogue beers on tap. I'd guess twenty five or so and all the freaking imperials on tap!!! I think I need to spend a weekend.

Good Service, quality food, lots of excellent beer and very nice and accommodating, friendly service even with my quirky Dad from NY in tow making his standard odd comments to the waitstaff.

After you eat walk down the block and across the street and watch the Sea Lions barking their heads off. My kids loved it. Even in cold weather a great stop on a memorable day trip. If you like beer you'd be doing yourself a disservice to eat anywhere else in Newport.

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Photo of sinistersteve
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
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 RedDiamond
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
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 mugglesandhops
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Had to stop by here as it is the original Rogue public house. Went to the brewery first and then came by here. Bartender was nice and service was nice and quick unlike some of the other reviews I have read about this place. I loved it here. They had most of the Rogues on tap except the John Lockers. The food was great I had a taste of the clam chowder and the hazelnut bread...great food. Also got to sample some of the brand new pink gin that had just came out that day. Overall this was a great pub, I would recommend the actually brewery of this one because the brewery had ALL the Rogues available right now and the service was just a little better.

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Photo of SurlyDuff
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Right along the warf/docks downtown, the Rogue public house is just a comfortable blue-collar pub, with a good mix of families, some local dockworkers, and of course beer-loving tourists.

Beautiful seaside location, a fun drive down the hill to Bay Blvd. It has rained all three times i've been there, but it is the Oregon coast afterall, isnt it?

The pub is comfortable and covered with Rogue memorabilia. You'll find a good 20 beers on tap, plus 22oz, growlers, and merchandise on sale.

Great beers. You can get the rarest of Rogues here! The staff is friendly and knowledgable. Service was a bit slow two of our visits, once because the place was packed. Hit or miss i guess.

Basically, if you're anywhere within 3 hours of Newport, this is a must-visit. They also have a B&B upstairs, and at a reasonable price.

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Photo of bultrey
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
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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4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
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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Rogue Ales Public House in Newport, OR
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