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 woodychandler
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
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 +1.3%
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 -28.7%
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 +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 htomsirveaux
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of arizcards
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
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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4.16/5  rDev +8.6%

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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of GreenWBush
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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Photo of loren01
2.6/5  rDev -32.1%
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 +5.2%
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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Photo of largadeer
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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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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of younger35
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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Photo of Knuckles
2.55/5  rDev -33.4%
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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of rayjay
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
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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Rogue Ales Public House in Newport, OR
Place rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 44 ratings