Rogue Ales Public House

BA SCORE
91
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150 Ratings
Rogue Ales Public HouseRogue Ales Public House
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(415) 362-7880 | map
rogue.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Ratings:
150
Reviews:
105
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
8.13%
 
 
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Photo of instrumentality
4.18/5  rDev +3%
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 +0.7%
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 +6.7%
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%
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 -4.9%
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 -16.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4

Assload of Rogue taps. VERY, VERY SMALL ESTABLISHMENT.

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 +5.9%
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 -1.5%
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 +3.4%
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 +3.4%
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 -6.9%
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%
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 +7.4%
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 +13.5%
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 -1.5%
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 -6.4%
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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Photo of GClarkage
4.63/5  rDev +14%
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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Photo of OStrungT
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
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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Photo of baiser
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

The Rogue Ales pub in San Fran has a nice atmosphere. Nice, large window panes, and a woody interior, with a long wooden bar, tonnes of Rogue bombers lined everywhere and all their taps + guest taps listed on a big chalk board. I also liked how they indicated which taps were out, so it helped while we were deciding on which beers to have. I started with the I2PA and then had a sampler of old crusty, imp pilsener and some others. Beer was served properly, and in a prompt manner. The wait staff is kind and friendly. Food was way too expensive for pub fare, but the prices of the beers were quite reasonable. Definitely a place to check out in SF.

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Photo of Troyone
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

The atmosphere is pub type with a divided dining area and seating in front outside. The bar area is a little yuppy-ish.

Lots of wooden tables, chairs, and bar. The restrooms are appropriately named and clean. Lots of Rogue paraphenalia with a few TV screens.

The service is usually prompt and knowledgable.

The broad selection includes mostly Rogue brews and appears to have guest brews that do not challenge them, some commercial and one cask that has been empty every time I happen to go there. I think the Pacman yeast that is used with most (if not all) of their own beer options gives them all a similar taste.

There are some healthy options on the menu.

Pricey food.

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Photo of danburgess67
4.9/5  rDev +20.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This place is just great. When I visited on December 13th, 2004, they had literally 25 different Rogue products on draft (!), with a good many other beers available as well. The location is great, right on Washington Square in North Beach, and buses and cabs are plentiful and very close by, making it easy without a car.

My favorite was the Double IPA -- incredibly hoppy, yet far less bitter than one would expect.

During the afternoon, the bar was very quiet. But on my return visit in the evening, the atmosphere was quite fun and festive. With people visiting from all over the country and world, it's an absolutely fantastic conversation bar.

A visit to Rogue's is essential for any beer lover who visits San Francisco.

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Photo of axisjones
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

All Rogue, all excellent. This fine establishment is very visible from the outside, it has green neon Rogue signs decorating the frieze of the building with large windows looking into a spacious room. The inside is a typical bar/restaurant setup with lots of rogue brewerania. pretty nice vibe. The rogue/beer theme permeated every aspect of the restaurant, the salt and pepper were in beer bottles and they even had a beer bottle filled with crushed hops and barley. They had over 15 Rogue beers on tap, from Half-a-weizen to Shakespeare to Old Crusty. I got a pint of Shakespeare and a sampler (any four beers on the menu). Of course, the beer was rich, unique, and fresh. For dinner i had the kobe beef cheeseburger. It was a tasty and rare, just like i like it, and the fries (served with mayo) were also excellent. Service was good, a little inattentive, but knowledgable about the selection. A must for rogue fans, and a damn good place to visit in san francisco.

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Photo of donnebaby
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped by on a late Tuesday afternoon and the place was dead. This was my first visit to a Rogue Public House, so I can't compare it to others (although I'd like to, and no one else seems to).

Atmosphere's pretty lame and seems thrown together without really any effort--which I decided could've been worse if it was a cookie-cutter "Rogue Nation" brewpub. As it was, they were shoving the Rogue label down my throat as just about everything on the wall was Rogue related and everywhere around me were standing 22 oz. bottles of Rogue brews. I sat inside, but I think the seats outside would've been a better call.

They had tons of beers on tap, all of the Rogue offerings I could think of--and prob. close to 20 from other breweries micro and macro from Dechutes to Bud. They also had all of the bottled Rogue beers I could think of and many more that I'd never seen before. I had a Younger's and Imperial IPA on-tap and then had a bottle of the anniversary Integrity IPA.

I also had a basket of fries, b/c I was shocked by the prices of anything else on the menu. Sandwiches started around $11, and I chose to spend that cash on beer instead. Good fries though, served w ranch dressing.

Nice chill place.

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Photo of DrewBeechum
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited during the weekend of the Toronado Barleywine festival. As the mad crowds descended upon the Toronado in the Haight-Ashbury area across town in North Beach sat the quiet and refined Rogue pub.

15 different taps pour Rogue beers, a single engine carries a cask (Youngers ESB when I was there) and there are about 6 taps devoted to the usual kludge for the masses.

Bar is rather small but well portioned and there's a rather large amount of dining space with about a room and a half devoted to tables.

When I was there, the bar was quiet with only one other party at the bar and our bartender was old school North Beach and was helpful and told good stories. Unfortunately one part of the glycol system was down and so the Imperial Pils was too warm to serve.

As with the other Rogue pubs, food is solid pub grub with the speciality Angus burgers. (My favorite, the Angus Bleu Cheese Bacone cheeseburger)

All in all a very nice solid Rogue experience and well done.

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Rogue Ales Public House in San Francisco, CA
4.06 out of 5 based on 150 ratings.
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