Rogue Ales Public House

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Rogue Ales Public HouseRogue Ales Public House

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

673 Union St
San Francisco, California, 94133-2811
United States

(415) 362-7880 | map

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Photo of jim102864
3.18/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 1.5

Must have caught this place on an off night. My forgettable experience began on a slow Tuesday night last week. I was anxious to check this place out being a Rogue fan and all since their stuff became available at my favorite Pub in Connecticut years ago. What a dissapointment. The place is much smaller than I expected, particularly since the website has images of a large building with flags on it which clearly was not what I visited. Large enough bar in a rectangular shaped space with what looks like used wooden tables and chairs. Yes the chaulk board had many Rogue favorites on tap. I went right to one of mine; Hazelnut Brown Nectar. Yeah, it was good, but lacking flavor. A very thin sample with less hazelnut and maltiness than what I get in a keg shipped 3,000 miles back home. Strange. I sat at a table that could've used a swipe or two with the 'ol washcloth, but the guy who served me seemed too preoccupied to notice. I detected a bit of an attitude as if he felt it was beneath him to have to leave the bar to serve a customer. Anyway, ordered the pasta and chicken dish which was uninspired at best. It came in a large bowl with absolutely nothing else. No salad. No bread. No parmesian cheese. Had no idea if it was supposed to come with anything else because the guy simply took my order, delivered it and ignored me the rest of the (brief) evening. When I asked for parmesan, I had to yell to the bartender who then neglected to get it until 10 minutes later when he apparently told the server to bring it to me. Another guy stood waiting for the bartender to notice him for an enternity, but he apparently was too engaged in coversation with a guy pal of his to serve him either. I was done with dinner anyway...and done with the Rougue Public House. And here I thought I'd buy me a honkin' souvenier like a tee shirt, but I have no idea if they had them and really didn't want one by the time I was ready to leave anyway. I'm all for second chances, but I'm not going to go out of my way to visit this place next time I'm in San Francisco.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This pub resides on the corner of Union & Powell in Washington Square. It's a big building, with a really open feel - there's a large bar, elevated seating area, merch room with nearly every Rogue beer imaginable, back room with more tables, and an outdoor area with more tables yet. Nothing particularly fancy, but nice. Definitely comfortable, and I've never seen it overly crowded.

They have a large quantity of taps. It's largely comprised of Rogue brews, but they have a nice variety of guest taps as well. They've always got the Rogue XS line on tap, and usually one or two JLS special releases. I've had some great guest brews as well, including stuff by Moonlight, Stone, Anderson Valley, etc - pretty much all local craft breweries. There's one rotating cask as well.

Service here is generally good. In the 4 or 5 times I've been here, I've received free drinks, samples of food, samples of any beer I was curious about, free shots of Rogue spirits, etc. While the beer speaks for itself, the good service is a plus. Be sure to ask for a Rogue Nation membership card, which gives you 75 cents off every beer you order.

Overall a pretty solid SF pub, especially if you enjoy Rogue products.

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Photo of Goldorak
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2

After touring the Italian/beatnik district, the appetizers and Beer we had at Jack’s were long digested, and we ready for a main course.

Lots of Oregon Ducks and of course Beeraphanelia all over the place, chalkboard over the bar tells you what’s on from Rogue (lots of them) and the guest taps, none of whom were particularly appealing to me. There’s another section on the side that seems to be more of a bottle shop. I didn’t buy anything but there were a few interesting items. There seems to be theme nights, Minou was disappointed we didn’t show up on a Wednesday, trivia night would have been fun. I wonder how a bunch of English-as-a-second-language Canucks would have fared against some of the locals.

The place was pretty deserted (notice I said deserted, but not quiet, some guy was repairing bar stools and was making quite a racket) on a Monday evening, so a waiter who seemed to know his products well came right over and was helpful, he gave suggestions and his personal take on some of the Beers listed. I went for the No-Fault line ale, one I’ve never even heard of before. I wasn’t as big a fan of it as he was, but there’s no accounting for taste. The rest of my party’s Beers seemed up to form and tasted pretty clean.

It sort of went downhill for me when my food arrived. Worst ribs ever. They tasted like they were microwaved, sauce on the side so they were dry as hell and the portion was pretty meager for the price tag of about 15 bucks. The coleslaw and beans that went with it were palatable, but I would have liked a little more of those, too. For example, at publick house in Boston for 10$ I got 3 times the amount of meat. Sauce was the only real saving grace, but then again, I’ve had better. Mel ordered a burger, which was fine but pricey as well. And for a tied house, pints were a bit on the steep side, but I guess that’s a Frisco thing.

I liked the place overall, but next time I wont resist the temptation to eat in one of the dozens upon dozens of great little restaurants along the way and settle here afterwards for liquid dessert.

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Photo of tonistruth
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A- i got there not too long after the doors opened so it was just my buddy, me, and two bartenders. Funny enough, i ask ne bartender what they had on tap, he directs to the big chalk board over the door where the other bar tender has just erased the board in order to add or change something. So that got the visit started with a good laugh.
Very nice layout to the place, i'd say english pub with tables that are for people who want to enjoy a meal and good brew away from the beer. Actually a really beautiful place.

Q- didnt try any food, did get a shakespeare stout, and we all know that was fanastic

S- no complaints there, completely friendly, known what they were talking about, helpful beyond what they are paid to do.

S- at least 40 taps, vast majority are rogue including rogue specials. maybe 8 or so guest taps, good guess taps though.

very enjoyable time i had at rogue, i will be back when i return to san fran hopefully in the near future.

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Photo of SwillinBrew
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This was my 2nd stop on my walk down Columbus from the financial district to my hotel on fistherman's wharf, and what a treat.

I walked in about 7:45 pm and the place was lively with a good crowd and pretty college gals serving. The bar was to the right with tables and merchandise to the left. Nicely lit, a lot of Rogue decor. I sat at the nice roomy bar and admired the about 50 plus tap handles. I ended up getting two tasting paddles and just sampled many of the Rogue ales (a wooden paddle that holds 4 4oz glasses - you get to pick what to fill the taster with). After my tasters, i got a pint of Pliny the Eldar... to go with my tender, moist and very flavorful burger. It was hot and damn tasty.

There was a patio in back that had several groups of people. I wish i had my pipe with me because it was a nice evening and a pipe to go with a pint of mocha porter would have been divine. This is a great place to bring a date or just hang out with the guys. Anyways, i bought a bomber of the chocolate stout to enjoy in my hotel room.

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Photo of barefootbrewer
4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Wow, what a fun place. I'm a fan of Rogue beers anyway, and it was a delight to visit their pub. They had several taps and sold a lot of Rogue merchandise there - basically the selection was, if it is Rogue - they had it.

I had an oak aged stout that was intense and delicious. They also featured their new Rogue rums. After a short talk with the bartender he just sent a few shots to our table to try (I think they should stick to beer), which showed the level of service and attention to the customer that we received.

The atmosphere was excellent both inside and outside in the courtyard. We quite enjoyed ourselves playing dominoes on the picnic tables outside.

Overall, this would be on my must do list for San Francisco!

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Photo of instrumentality
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My girlfriend and I walked in on the Friday before Labor Day, just after noon when they opened the doors, and the place was dead. However, it wasn't so bad having a Rogue bar to ourselves. The place was cleaner and more restaurant-like than I remember the Newport, OR location being, but much less lively (again, undoubtedly because of the time we chose to show up).

The location consisted of a bar with uncomfortable wooden stools, several tables, a back "beer garden" (a patio, essentially), a fridge where cold bottles could be purchased, and a store where room temperature bottles and a few other items could be purchased. We sat at one of the tables near the bar.

After scanning the beer menu, I began to wonder why I've long considered Rogue to be my favorite brewery. Perhaps it's because Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar was once my favorite beer in existence. Perhaps it's because Rogue is one of the few distributing breweries I've actually visited. Nonetheless, after reading the menu (which consisted of 15-20 Rogue brews and 15-20 guest brews), most of what I saw didn't really appeal to me, and most of the rest were items I couldn't identify.

I started out with a Brutal Bitter and my girlfriend had the Hazelnut. My brew wasn't too complex, but it had a very IPA-like hoppiness to it. I enjoyed it. The Hazelnut was as good as always.

From here, we decided to order food: two kobe beef burgers with white cheddar cheese. While these were cooking, I asked the bartender to describe a few of the questionable beers, and he furnished me with some well-informed descriptions. I ended up deciding on the 2006 "Brewer Ale," a brew that was made in dedication to the brewery mascot dog, Brewer, a who passed away earlier this year. I'm still not quite sure what style this was...presumably a doppelbock based on the web site description...but it was the best American beer I've had on tap in quite some time. Bitter like an IPA but considerably darker and more flavorful, it's brewed with several different types of hops and malts, creating a unique and rewarding drinking experience.

I asked the bartender if the brew was available in bottles, and he said they were considering it but it hadn't happened yet. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

While I was sipping away thoughtfully, our burgers arrived, and damn were they tender. I ordered mine medium rare, and I must say, kobe beef does make a difference; it practically melted in my mouth. The white cheddar was a nice touch, and the rest of the package was standard fare. The french fries were average.

I bought a Rogue pint glass and a bomber of Mocha Porter to go, paid my reasonable bill, and walked out with a renewed sense of appreciation for Rogue.

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Photo of jreitman
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

I am sure in it's current location that most of the people that walk by or even frequent the place know that it's part of one of the best craft breweries in the country. The pub sits on a corner overlooking the western edge of Washington Square. When I go, I like to sit by the window or with a view of the window and watch the action outside. On a nice day with the windows open, it is a really exception feeling to sit there with a nice craft beer and relax. The beer selection is really good. They seem to rotate stock fairly often and may be out of some things from time to time. The waitress I have had the last two times (same girl) was a little slow on the water refills and checking on us despite beer glasses being empty. It wasn't too big a deal as I was in no hurry, but the restaurant was fairly empty at the time.

If you are in the city and plan on going to Fisherman's wharf from downtown, stop here on the way there or back.

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Photo of mitchfor3
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

After months of wanting to pay this pub a visit, I was finally fortunate enough to eat lunch here.

Rogue is one of my favorite breweries, so I didn't mind the very Rogue-centric decor. The place was far from fancy - sort of like a neighborhood bar - nicer than a dive bar but not by as much as I was expecting. Still, a nice enough place to bring a family for lunch or dinner. Laid back feeling, casual attire ok, nothing "upscale" about this place except maybe the prices. Also, it is smallish and I imagine it could get quite busy during peak dinner hours.

The place is set up with a bar immediately to the right of the entrance and an elevated platform with tables to the left. Through a small doorway at the back of the dining room is what looks like "overflow" seating and the exit to the beer garden in back. Adjacent to the overflow seating is the "Beer Room" where you can purchase Rogue bombers for $5, sixpacks for $9, and XS 750s for $12. Growlers were available at the bar for $12-$20 depending on the beer plus a $2 deposit for the growler.

The menu had my mouth watering since I love Rogue beers and many of the items are made with them including the Brutal Reuben sandwich that I sampled, with corned beef marinated in Brutal Bitter and the sauerkraut soaked in Shakespeare Stout. Among the other items using their beers are the Hazelnut Brown Bread which I wanted to try but forgot to order!

The food was really quite delicious. At $9.50, the Brutal Reuben was only barely overpriced, served with a side of Ruffles potato chips. It really was delicious, though. I also tried a Kobe Beef cheeseburger with white cheddar from the Rogue Creamery. At $12.95, it was a pricey burger, but it was oh so juicy - it felt like eating butter. The fries were good too. I wanted to try the Chocolate Stout Float for dessert but unfortunately with all the other great food and beer I didn't get around to it.

Now for the beer! Over the course of the meal I sampled a pint of the Imperial Porter on cask as well as the I2PA, the Imperial Pilsner, the Brewer Ale and the Morimoto Soba. With the exception of the Morimoto Soba, I would try them all again. Obviously, Rogue makes great beer, and they had probably 25 of their own ales on tap plus about 15 guest taps which were little competition for the Rogue beers and included Coors Light. Really nothing special on the guest taps.

The service was good - not great but our waitress was friendly and I have no complaints. There was only 1 other table being used, though, so I can't comment on how it gets when busy.

Overall - recommended, especially if you like Rogue beer. Try the sampler - four 4oz pours for $5.50, the same price as a pint but you get to try more tap-only Rogue beers as well as the XS series without paying for the ceramic bottle. The food was good but the beer stole the show.

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Photo of blgianbeer
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This was the pinnacle of my recent beer tour through the Bay Area. We spent four nights in SF and a spent a portion of three evenings drinking beer at Rogue. First, I have to admit that Rogue is one of my top three brewers in the country, so I'm definitely biased. I've had few of their beers that didn't qualify as exceptional IMHO.

The first night we happened upon this bar, I felt like I was in Rogue-lovers paradise. Roughly 20 Rogue brews on tap in addition to some well picked (minus the Coors) guest brews. The variey of Rogue was astounding. Imperial Porter on the hand pump was great, as was the blend of Hazelnut Brown/Chocolate Stout (locally referred to as the Nutty Buddy). About 4 XS brews were available as well (I2PA, Pils, Stout, Crusty). Specialties included the Orange Honey Wheat and Chamomellow. Bartenders were all friendly and the manager, Conrad, was very cool.

I would consider traveling back to SF for the Rogue PH alone. Rogue, PLEASE BRING ONE TO BROOKLYN!!!

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Photo of veech
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

This is a nice beer stop in a cool area of SF. The only real problem with the place is it's lack of space. It is on the small side and I'm sure it gets pretty crowded on weekends. They had quite an impressive array of beers on tap and as I am want to do, I sampled a Rogue Porter(which was excellent). The bartender was a little distracted, by what I'm not too sure, as they weren't busy at all when we were there. He didn't really give us poor service, he just seemed to be going through the motions. Perhaps he was hungover from sampling his wares the night before, who knows? Anyway this is definitely a must stop for lovers of craft beer and hopefully the bartenders will be more conscious on your visit.

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Photo of millhouse
3.39/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4


Tried Rogue's Chipotle offering here. Very fresh and tasted exactly as advertised. Though, I can't imagine ever ordering this as as session beer. No worries, though. This place seems to offer every Rogue beer. They also offer a handful of other selections, but I would recommend hitting the house brand.

This is on the very north tip of North Beach. Great place to hit if you can sit at the bar. I was here the weekend that Bonds was going for the HR 2nd place record...and they were playing the A's. I was sitting next to an A's fan and the record didn't get broken.... It was good times for him. lol!

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

After Toronado, this is my favorite spot to drink beer in the Bay Area.

Selection: Either I was there during a good week or selection has recently improved (based on comparison to older BF reviews). I counted more than 40 taps. 25 to 30 were Rogue and 10 to 15 were guest. All of the guest taps were craft or good imports. Rogue beers included all the top ones: Shakespeare, Chocolate, IS, I2PA, and a few very rare, as in never to be bottled one-off releases including a fantastic Imp. Red made for the 100th anniversary of the great quake. Guest beers were mostly local, i.e. Anderson Valley, Speakeasy, Bison, etc… I was impressed that they offered Bison’s Chocolate Stout on tap right next to their own Chocolate stout, widely regarded as America’s best. Surprisingly in a side-by-side taste test, Bison held up almost as well as Rogue’s. Bottle selection is limited mainly to Rogue products and seems focused on retail to-go orders.

Quality: I was first at Rogue for an early lunch and a few beers right when it opened and managed to have three beers with a higher ABV then 10% before noon. Two of them are on BA’s top 100 list. To me, that speaks to the high quality of the establishment’s brews. All of the beers I tried were right on. Nothing was old, lines were clean, etc…

Service: When I was there very early in the day I received a lot of attention. It was appreciated. The bartenders knew every beer they served, offered good recommendations once they recognized what I was in to, and were plentiful with large sample glasses.

Atmosphere: Screams public house. Smallish size bar but well placed with plenty of dining space. A patio with perhaps a dozen picnic tables is out back. It seems to be a popular lunch spot for area businessmen. A well painted mural lines one wall. Nothing to write home about but decent enough.

Food: I didn’t taste enough to rate it. Kobe beef seems to be their thing. Prices on food were a touch high for what I got.

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Photo of NEhophead
4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

One of our first stops while visiting San Fran. Located conveniently on Union Street, with no problem locating. We stopped in for lunch on a Tuesday afternoon, so we had the place pretty much to ourselves. 22oz, 6 packs, 12 packs, and other Rogue memorabilia scatter establishment. About 20 or so taps total with about 15 being Rogue products. The highlights were Old Crusty, Imperial Stout, I2PA, No Fault Ale, Chocolate Stout on cask, Kell's, Mocha Porter, etc. The 'guest brews' on tap included Anderson Valley, Widmer, and a few other easily available (to most beer bars) in the area. Service was good considering that we were one of only three or four parties at the time. The Kobe, bacon burger was definitely better than your average burger. Overall, I was not disappointed from this Rogue affiliate.

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

Pleasantly surprized by the atmosphere and quality of this place. Based on previous BA reviews, I wasn't sure how this would turn out.

Wide selection of tap beers and many Rogue and related brews in bottles.
Tried three different Rogue taps and had samples of three others.

The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable and offered samples of everything he liked. I visited during a quiet afternoon (only me and two others in the place) so got a lot of personal attention.

About eight Rogues on tap plus many other guest beers (maybe 15?).

Had the "Kobe" beef chili for lunch which was tasty but on the salty side. I also have problems with the "Kobe" description since this is obviously a marketing term and would never be applied to burgers or chili.

Overall, worth visiting, especially if you like tasty, strong ales.

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

Hit this up in March during my vacation. Super rainy day, so the bar wasn't crowded. Thus the service was very good. And I don't know if it was the weather, or the dumb St Patties decorations set up, but the place was kind of bland. A good watering hole feel, but just kind of blandly so. However, it has a good view out to Washington Square, and was close to bus lines. The menu was huge, and I couldn't decide what I wanted, and my fiance wanted to try a bunch of stuff, so we had half pints all night, really cheap, about 16 or so. And there was a lot more to choose from, mostly Rogue, though there were some guest beers. I wasn't impressed with all of the beers, and some of them were downright disappointing, but I didn't expect to like them all. Yet, in all, I am a Rogue fan, and enjoyed beer buffet. The food was pretty good, as far as one can tell from a burger. I think it was Kobe beer, so I was supposed to think it was super fancy or something, but I really couldn't tell much of a difference. All in all, I'd like to come here when its more happening, and the weather isn't so bleak, and I think I'd have had a much more fun time, but it was a good place nonetheless.

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Photo of beckerboots
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

My wife, thirteen year old daughter and myself decided to take a taxi from Pier 39 up to Washington Square to take in the Rogue Public Ale House. It was very dark and not busy at all. You could consider this establishment as the "Rogue Hall of Fame" with its abundance of Rogue products prevalent everywhere. I started off with a sampler mix of the John's Locker selection and then focused my attention on the guest taps. Although not a great variety, they did have good quality. The Pliny The Elder and the Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale were excellent, as were the Coke (Wife) and Root Beer float (Daughter). We did not eat as we filled up nicely at Jack's Famous Cannery Bar. I stocked up with a growler of Shakespeare Stout and six bombers of various Rogue products. Just a word to the wise. One growler and six bombers meet the maximum weight for carry on baggage. I flashed my Rogue Citizenship card and my tab was adjusted accordingly. Overall an enjoyable experience that I would recommend to anyone in the area, not however specifically for anyone looking for a beer pilgrimage.

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Photo of germaniac
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Hit up Rogue on a sunny Sunday afternoon, after spending some quality time at the Toronado Barleywine fest the night before. The last time I was here,a few months ago,it was a packed house on a Friday night. But this time, we pretty much had the place to ourselves. A few guys at the bar, a couple small groups of people having lunch, and us, jonesing for a bacon cheese Kobe beef burger and a pint.

The taplist was pretty short, just a small part of the board behind the bar filled. I was looking forward to having some Uber pilsner and Smoke ale. But what was there was still Rogue, and that's hard to beat. Saw Pliny the Elder and a few Pac NW gems as a guest taps. Decided on the John's Locker Saison, and it was pretty alright. As usual, the service was friendly and prompt, checking in occasionally to make sure we were still good. The food, well, I've never had anything but the Kobe burger, and it's always been excellent. Chipotle Ale Oyster shots are worth trying, too. This place does the corner pub feel right- classic rock playing in the background, windows facing the park, and a bitchin patio spot. Toss in Rogue quality brews and good folks, and it's a winner. I would be here all the time if I was a local. That's the best endorsement I can give, I guess.

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Photo of DuqTroops
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Visited Rogue Brewery - December 6th.

I am from the east coast and never heard of Rogue beer. The beer is excellent. There are many varieties of beer here, I had the Hazelnut Brown Nectar. It had a very exclusive taste to it and had a little hop to it. The American Amber was also a must have here.

The service was excellent as well. We ate dinner here and our bartender/server gave us a sampler round of each of the beers on the house. He did his job, he is making more interested in this particular beer varietal.

Will come back in the future.

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Photo of ggaughan
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Was lucky enough to visit the Public House the same vacation that I visited Russian River and also the Toronado. We actually hit the Toronado right after leaving the Rogue Public House...what a day.

The draft selection here is great. Most of my favorite Rogue's in one place to try. They allow to you have 2 sizes of beers and even samples if you need them. I tried a bunch of the 12oz beers and included the Chocolate Stout, Hazelnut Brown Nectar and a few of the Morimoto beers. I was a little disappointed that they didn't have the camamello on tap eventough the board said it was in. I have been waiting to try this one. Guess I will have to make a return visit to try.

The decor of the bar is very cool and they have a great selection of Rogue gottles for take out. Unfortunately I was already loaded down with bottles from earlier in the vacation so I was only able to grab one bottle on the way out.

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Photo of JISurfer
4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I thought this place was really cool. I had been wanting to visit it, ever since I last went to SF last year. Well, I finally got the shot last Sept. and it was well worth the wait. Hell, I even got my pic taken in front of it.

It had all sorts of neat things representing SF on the walls and ceilings, as well as lots of Rogue paraphenalia all over the place. The service was top notch, with the bartendress hooking me up with all sorts of beer samples.

They had something like 50+ different taps there, most of them were Rogue beers. The few that weren't Rogue, were really hard to find beers, much less hard to find them on tap.

The prices were great, with a pint around $2-$3, but I hit it up during happy hour, so they were $2 a pint. All in all a great place to go. If you get the chance to go, do not pass it up, or you'll kick yourself in the a$$ for doing it.

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Photo of brewbacca
4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

located in the middle of north beach this is a great place for beer lovers to conviene. I've been here a couple of time and have never had a bad experiernce. on hot days (a rarity here in SF) they open the so called beer garden area out back which has picnic tables and grill food, this is probably my favorite area in the place. otherwise the interior is nice and sectioned of by an upper level and the lower area containing the bar and a few tables. both times I have gone the bar tenders were cool and talked beer with me. both times I've eaten here and the food has been good, and the service was timely, and attentive. If you get a chance try the stout float, so good, also good is the kobe beef burger with is freakin cheap 13 dollars considering its kobe beef. the burger is huge like a gorilla fist.
Besides having all the rogue beer on tap they have guest taps of the usual junk, like, bud, coors, miller, and pilsner uqruel. and for all the girly girls (not in reference to any BA ladies, yall rule) lindemens Framboise..
The only bad thing about this place is that as metioned by venom and rapappoda, the lines ARE freakin 200ft long, thats a pitcher and a half of beer witch is sitting in a line for indefinate amount time, which equals grossness, you can componsate for this by drinking the cask beer, which is located directly under the bar or order the two different rogue imperial bottles they carry, which are the imp ipa trafalger or the imp pils waterloo. both are awesome beers, probably the best rogue in my book.

overall great place to chill and eat, and have a pint

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Photo of OldSock
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

First off, I am a huge Rogue fan, so I was very excited about trying some of the Rogue beers that I have not had. Sadly despite and impressive list of Rogue Ales which I was excited to try, many of them were labeled as out. I also had three attempted orders which were not labeled as out end up being out. So the actual selection, at least when I went, was not what I was hoping for. The prices too were pretty pricy for a place that is owned by a brewery. Service was nice, and the bartender and waitress were apologetic for the large number of out beers. The beers I did end up having were fresh, but were not really that outstanding. I did not try the food, but it looked good. Worth a look if you happen to be in the area or have not had many Rogue beers.

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4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Stopped by here a few days during the week to sample several Rogue beers that I couldn't find in the bottle. The place was very empty right around lunch time. Couldn't believe it. Only one other person besides my friend and I. Sat at one of the booths next to the bar. Huge selection of beers! They had virtually every Rogue beer on tap plus another 15-20 or so guest taps. They were out of about 4 different Rogue brews, but what they were missing on tap , they had in bottles at decent prices. The one thing I love is that they sold samplers. $5.50 for 4 different 4oz pours. Kinda steep in price, but every one I tried seemed fresh and good. The service was fine, as it should have been with just us and one other patron at the time. I tried the Kobe bacon chedder burger which was out of this world! Best burger I've even had I think. But, the price was outrageous. I think it was $15!! Most expensive burger I've had! Overall it's a place that I will try again. After all, I have to try at least another 10 or so Rogue beers I still haven't had.

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3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 2

This place had over 40 beers on tap. It had like 20 Rogue beers,and about 20 guest beers. They had some Rogue beers that I have never even been able to find in bottles before on tap. It was quite impressive. They have an eating area inside, and a beer garden outside. The food was not quite as good as it could have been. It was just a little expensive, and it was not too spectacular. The beer more than made up for it though. There were bottles of beer lining the tables. All were for sale. They were just a little over priced as well, but I think just about everything Rogue is overpriced. I would definately not recomend going for the food. Reguardless of what you like, they have something to drink. The service was a little slow considering that we were the only table ocupied. Ultimately, it was a good experience. If you are in San Francisco, hit it up.

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Rogue Ales Public House in San Francisco, CA
Place rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 156 ratings