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 woodychandler
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

The first thing that caught my eye was all of the neon in the windows as we pulled up. There was an m.d.s. with a LOT of logo items off to the left as we entered. It was here that I both entered the Rogue Nation and bought the Hawaiian print shirt that garnered me a prize on Groundhog Day at the Grey Lodge in PHL. A cooler filled mostly with bombers was on the right, opposite the m.d.s. A small dining area was to the right with a larger dining area to the left through a doorway. The short, "U"-shaped bar was all of the way aft, slightly right of center. There was even a Billiards Room with two pool tables aft of the bar on the left. The walls in the main dining room had former label designs painted on them.

I ate an open-faced salmon melt as a late-night supper. I will probably never tire of eating salmon.

Beers: American Amber; Kell's Irish Lager; Mocha Porter; Shakespeare Stout; Chocolate Stout; Dead Guy Ale; Hazelnut Brown Nectar; and Yellow Snow Ale.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Rogue's Public House in Newport is located right along the bay on Bay Blvd. Parking on the street was not an option on our visit as the whole place was torn up. We did park farther down at Ripley's with no problems.

There is a bed and breakfast above and a "museum" next door which turned out to be more restaurant seating. Inside the bar area is in the rear with table seating everywhere else. There is a small gift shop right in the entrance and there are bottles stocked all over. The requisite surfboard is present, and a lot of the decor includes awards received by the brewery, as well as a good collection of tap handles.

The beer selection is pretty good. Many brews from Rogue, Eugene City and Issaquah are available. In addition there were some XS, Chatoe and Tracktown beers too. The beers are listed on a white board in the seating area. There are over 25 total and they offer a 4-beer sampler paddle where you write which beers you want on a piece of paper, costing $5.75. The beers were generally good, although the John John was noticeably less flavorful than it was in Portland just a day or 2 before, to the point where I suspected it was the Amber. The bartender verified it was the John John, so maybe that keg simply lacked something.

Service was decent on a weekend afternoon. The server wasn't overly knowledgeable about beer but was reasonably prompt and friendly.

Our pub food was pretty good. We went with old fashioned hot dogs and sandwiches.

Overall I liked the Brewery better but this place is worth a stop, especially on a nice day and the sea lions are out.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
2.73/5  rDev -28.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Dec 2007-I was very disappointed in contrast with Issaquah Brewhouse in Washington and Rogue Public house in SF. The bed and breakfast upstairs is a good value and very cool. The bed was not much better than a futon in my garage on comfort. First off, middle of December and no Old Crustacean. The servers were bad, the girl at the bar that night, terrible. She could care less about anyone except the local guys at the bar. The locals were not warming at all. The bartender made us feel like we were outsiders and we were staying upstairs. Attitude. She was more tuned in to the obnoxious guys at the bar, flirting and what not. They did not really care to serve you if you were not local despite us staying the night. My wife and I went to the small bar area to get a seat and the locals had placed all of their belongings on the seats, tables and everywhere else to see that no one besides their buddies would get a seat. We asked and people ignored us or said "seats taken".Obnoxious punks not to mention the guy who was walking around on his cell phone cursing in the dining area. You can not hold your patrons responsible for actions but in my opinion it is a reflection upon the atmosphere, staff and general feel of a restaraunt. This was AWFUL and a disgrace to Rogue in my opinion. I really held Rogue to high esteem after my visits to Issaquah and all of the GREAT beer I have consumed over the years. Not welcoming, bad service, rude, terrible. The charge 0f $75 for a 70z 6 year vertical of Old Crusty blew my mind! Get over yourselves and rip off patrons. Food was ok but I have had better at midnight diners.

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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 arizcards
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Da Boss and i visited earlier today.
Atmosphere was OK, we sat outside to enjoy a mid-60's not overly windy day. Not much to look at out on the patio. Inside was your typical brewpub with a small amount of dining and bar seating. Quality was OK, the beers were good and the food was pretty average. Service was uneven, the server/bartender was all over us with the first beer and had us in a hurry to order lunch. The kid that brought the food failed to offer up a second pint, and of course the server/bartender was too busy for the next half hour. Selection of beers was awesome, with some guest taps available in addition to thirty some Rogue beers. Food selection was pretty good but both Da Boss and I thought that the food was pretty eh. We had fish tacos, the hot dog tacos and two pints a piece for $48 which is a bit pricey. Overall I was dissapointed in our trip here, I expected a bit more quality overall for the going cost.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Dropped in here on 31 Aug 2012 for a light lunch. First stop in Oregon (outside an airport) and stop #7 on the Aug-Sep CA-OR beer tour.

Mid Friday afternoon, not too busy, maybe a quarter full. About 20 tables, mix of 4&6 tops, two dining areas plus the bar area. Maybe 30 beers on tap. Lots of beer, merch and swag for sale. Service was a bit slow. Food was pretty good, but overall value wasn't too great, $30 before tip for one beer, an iced tea, house salad and seafood cocktail. For some reason Rogue is really into surfboards here.

As promised, a large B&W pic of the naked lady in the tub to the right of the bar.

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Photo of SurlyDuff
4.05/5  rDev +6%
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 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 loren01
2.6/5  rDev -31.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Went and stayed at the Rogue Bed and Beer over the weekend. The apartment was very nice, not like staying in a motel at all, we stayed for 2 nights and felt very much at home. The public house however sucked...pretty much didn't have one good thing to say about the public house. Waitresses were very rude, beer was served warm. I know the school of thought that a cold temp to the beer will hinder taste, however this beer was warm, there was no chill to it at all and it made the beer taste like crap. When I asked for a bottle of Rogue Brutal Bitter the waitress looked at me like I had lost my mind, stating that from the draft it is way better. I told her that I don't like warm beer, but I was told that they didn't have any bottled brutal bitter which seemed a bit wierd because it looked to me like they had tons of bottles in their cooler. Food was overpriced and not that great really. 2 times we went there we were told that we couldn't be served because of my temporary MT drivers liscence (I lost my real one before my Oregon trip) wasn't laminated and they couldn't see my picture that well. I drank beer at probably 25 other bars in Oregon and it was never questioned once. The attitude that I got was that Rogue is big now and they could really care less if they got my business or not. I had planned on buying a case of beer and/or souveniers from Rogue but I will never buy any Rogue beer again after the way we were treated there. On a good note they had a good selection of warm beer and below average food, and the atmoshere on the bayfront is pretty cool.

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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 largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
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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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 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 younger35
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went to Rogues Public House the first night my girlfriend and I went to Newport. I was excited to go here but where I really wanted to go was to the actually brewery (did the next day).
Since we went on a Saturday Night of Labor Day, it was pretty busy. We stood in line about 25 minutes before we finally were seated. The place is really cool. There is a big main room that has the bar in it with about 20 or so beers on tap along with a few other “guest” taps. Off to the side is another dining area and in the very back are a couple pool tables and a bunch of board games. Once we were at our table we ordered a few brews and since our waitress was busy it took about 10 minutes. The food was pretty darn good. My girlfriend got the crab cakes which were excellent and I got a bowl of Clam Chowder and some oysters. (I didn’t realize it at the time but the Clam Chowder that I had in the Public House was much better than the Clam Chowder I had at the brewpub. Not sure why, I think it was a little fresher.) After throwing back the food we sat and drank and played an extremely fun trivia game with Trivia Bob. Not sure how often they do this but it was a good time and they gave away gift certificates and Rogue goodies. I progressively got stupider as sucked down Imperial Porter after Imperial Porter (so good). We finished off the night by drinking in the back and playing some Yahtzee. Either my girlfriend is an expert Yahtzee player, or I seriously suck because she laid down a ass woop’n! Good times! Very fun place with a nice friendly atmosphere.

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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 rayjay
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

Stopped by here for dinner and a few beers. We were excited to visit this place since we both like Rogue beers; although it seems like they get alot more respect on the east coast and out here they're just another brewery.

Beer selection was good, maybe 20 Rogue beers and about 5 guest taps (including BMC; man I sure wouldn't have that stuff at my brewery). Juniper PA and the I2PA were good and fresh, the Imperial Stout was too fresh and tasted as bitter as a pill. I felt that the beers were a bit pricey for it being wholesale; in fact, it costs more to order beers here than it does at any beer bar I've been to.

Food isn't all that good, and again it's overpriced for what it is. My halibut was dry and fishy, the risoto was steamed with the fish steam, and my veggies were cooked in a nasty sugary sauce. All that, and it costs $16; luckily the server was understanding and didn't charge me for it.

This is a good place to go with kids, as they have a nice kids menu with a free frisbee, plus the atmosphere is kid-friendly. Expect a busy restaurant with a slight wait for a table. Oregon really needs to ban smoking, too; the dining area is no smoking, but smoke still drifts in from the bar and the pool room.

Bottled beers to go are also a bit pricey, slightly more than the average beer store.

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Photo of mugglesandhops
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
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 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 guajolote
2.25/5  rDev -41.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.25 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

This place was the perfect storm of inadequacy. Not really being familiar with the two Rogue options in Newport, we picked the one "on the bay," and apparently chose poorly.

First off, yes, it's on the bay. But the place faces an old fishing or canning facility. It's a big, hulking, rundown building, completely blocking any view of the bay.

Despite that, we went in. The hostess greeted us and directed us to our seats. There were no beer menus on the table, so we grabbed one from an empty table nearby. The menu was more of a book, with descriptions of each beer Rogue brews. I asked if all of the brews in the "book" were available, and was told they were. Shortly thereafter, we noticed there was a chalkboard with the tap list, and all of the beers in the "book" were definitely not available.

Next, we didn't see a waitress for about 20 minutes. When she did come to the table, her first statement was that she had only been working there three days. Not a good sign. My wife asked for a cocktail menu, but she didn't know if they had one (despite that fact that Rogue distills its own spirits). She left the table to see if they had one. When she came back, we asked about taster trays. She didn't know if they had those, and once again left for about 5 minutes. Up until this point, we still hadn't ordered drinks or food. Eventually we got our food & drink orders in.

When the drinks came, the waitress told my wife to taste the cocktail she ordered, because the bartender thought it tasted funny. It did. We sent it back (but it was still on the bill at the end of the meal). Apparently, the bartender didn't even know how to make the cocktails, since the waitress had to come get the cocktail menu from our table to take to the bartender.

The waitress also knew nothing about the beer. You'd think that a brewpub manager would ensure that before turning a new waitress loose to work on her own, she was able to at least tell which beers are available, if not at least describe their basic characteristics. But I guess that was too much to ask here. Luckily, we are beer nerds, so we knew what we were looking at. We ordered taster trays, which were good but unremarkable.

We waited about another 30 minutes for our food to arrive. During which time, we noticed how well the menus stuck to the table. Gross. When the food did arrive, it was average at best.

The bill for 4 people came to about $120, which is steep for a place like this even when service & food is good.

I don't like to rant like this, but this was a truly awful experience. I don't know if this place operates this way all the time, but I don't intend on going back to find out.

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Photo of RedBrewer83
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Why go to the public house when the brewery is only a few miles away and ten times the experience? Convenience I guess if you are down on the boardwalk its easy access to Rogue. The atmosphere is nice, kind of pirate themed with lots of Rogue memorabilia, lots of rustic wood showing. Quality is virtually the same as the brewery, but the selection is greatly diminished in addition to the inability to order a sampler....are you kidding me? What brewery doesn't offer a sampler? Kind of pissed me off to be honest, anyway I ordered a Charles off the beer list that gave it little description other than it was named after one of the brewers. I asked the server and he said it was kind of a strong ale...anyway, the beer was good but after drinking most of it I was feeling a little beer-headed. I called the server over and inquired about the abv and he said "i think its like 9 or something, we don't really know?" I was blown away....I love strong ales and it was pretty tasty, but its always nice to know what you are getting yourself into. Would have rather finished with that beer than started. Anyway, price and food was the same, service was fairly slow especially for the place being fairly quiet. In the future I will be sure to go to the brewery.

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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 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 mtnbiknma
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
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 olmatty
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
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 pjbear05
4.72/5  rDev +23.6%
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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