Always a must-stop along the coast. Small bar inside and upstairs, above the bottles and other mechandise. They always have case specials. Even saw John Maier walking around working there. Good staff and reat food. Served me my Glen Ale in a Glen Hay Falconer mason jar!!!
(Visited 02/2010): Full disclosure: This is the kind of place you get increasingly giddy about as you get closer and closer. Situated across the bridge from the Public House, the Brewery and tap room is on OSU drive right off the 101 near the Marine Science Center. They have a large parking lot out front.
Rogue trucks, a giant warehouse and silo that you walk through add to the anticipation, then you get a self-guided tour of the brewery of sorts as you make your way to the gift shop and bar. As I mentioned, the beer-giddy level just keeps going up. The tap room is upstairs from the gift shop and is cozy (and very warm) and offers a view down into the brewery. There are boards on either end listing the beers that are available. One interesting piece of decor above the bar was artwork done on the backs of coasters that were tacked to the underside.
The beer list is pretty impressive, with around 50 taps. A paddle with 4 beer samples is available and is ordered by filling out a piece of paper and costs $5.75. The beers include the XS line, Chatoe, John John, Issaquah, Track Town, Mogul madness etc etc. All of the beers we tried were good. The brewery is stocked with a ton of bottles too, including the brand new Double Mocha Porter which I was happy to take home.
Service was pretty good considering the place was packed. The bartender found time to chat about the beers and the surrounding area. A daily (I think) guided tour is available at 3PM.
We did not try any food on this visit.
Overall a trip to the Rogue Brewery should be near the top of any beer lover’s visit to Portland or the Oregon coast.
Quite a unique and unusual brewpub. The signage is a bit dubious as to where to go to actually get in there - you have to walk through several doors, the actual brewery, and then up a flight of stairs to get to the pub / restaurant. Excellent extensive selection of Rogue beers, including some of their rarer and one-off ones. Prices are very reasonable and the service was very good. Definitely worth a stop when passing through Newport, even if you’re not a big fan of Rogue.
Very bizarre brewpub right in the actual Newport harbor under the massive bridge. Strange parking lot is intermixed with their actual operational brewery so get ready to dance with some semi-trucks. A few oddly pointing signs sent us driving around the area and into the Rogue Distillery house. Surely the kitchen and brewpub are not actually inside the brewery warehouse?? Well, surprise, they are. You walk through the giant red cylinder and follow some makeshift signs to a hidden kitchen and restaurant that has been jerry-rigged into the side of the brewery. Staff was nice, tap list was all Rogue beers with many things you can easily find in bottles. Only a few beers on tap were brewpub only types if any. Food was subpar- very disappointing given how good the menu looked. Kobe beef burger was overcooked and unseasoned. I hope it wasn’t real Kobe beef or I would cry in my sleep. Generic fries and pickles served with everything. Pretty lackluster overall. Food quality was similar to beer quality with a lot of letdowns. One or two of the golden IPAs were actually pretty solid. Overall, I’d scroll past from now on.
This bar is in the main brewery and it is located down a winding path thru that brewery which makes getting there half the fun. The food and atmosphere are great. What really sets this apart besides being right in the brewery is that the selection of Rogue beers is so large...many of which are limited releases or seasonals that at times you can only get at this location. Definitely woth a special trip.
Visited here in August ’12. A must stop if visiting the Oregon coast. Located on top of the brewery with an excellent view out the window at a harbor full of fishing and sailing boats. Have at least 30 different selections on tap with a few guest taps as well - all are available as samplers. They provide you with a free tasting of the beer of the day. Menu has a lot of local seafood - I had a salmon sandwich which was pretty good. Service was just a tad slow, but friendly nonetheless. Gift shop below the brewpub with plenty of Rogue merchandise and plenty of bombers. The walk through the tanks on the way to the brewpub with the aroma of wort making you thirsty for some some beer.
BrewDad (464) Olympia, Washington | February 13, 2006| Updated July 15, 2011
Yes Service here can suck. Then there are times it can rock. It goes with the area hard to really hire the best in a small town. The tour is awesome the beers rock, and the food good ole pub food. This is a must stop for anyone.
What a weird place. We had a very informative tour, but I was very surpriced to see the place with mold growing on the old fermenting vessel (they were in the process of putting of new brewing equipment when I was there), and the whole building reminded me of something in the wild west. Looking at the brewery I’m surpriced how good beers Rogue puts on the street. After a visit to the destillery we ended up in the tap room, with many different beer on tap, though only 3 new for me. The food was solid, but a little boring. I find the marketing department has just a bit too much power at Rogue - but it is ofcourse a way to survive.
DuffMan (335) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | April 21, 2010
On a rainy Oregon holiday we drove into Newport with the intention of bringing the kids to the aquarium. Well guess what is right around the corner? ROGUE HEADQUARTERS! Hell yeah! so we went inside for a sort of lunch-supper. After you walk through the Big Red Rogue Tower, it gets reeeaalllyy old-school. You meander your way through the open brewery and end up in the swag-and-bottle shop, which at the time was deserted. Upstairs is the pub and restaurant. The food was a step above standard pub fare, with a cool gourmet twist on hot dogs (all Kobe beef, better than AAA meat-- crazy good). The kids meals were served on Rogue frisbees-- nice touch. We bought a bunch of stuff from the bottle shop and couldn’t beleive how cheap it all was. It helped that we signed up as Rogue Nation members, so we got a bit of a discount. Don’t expect fancy, but there is plenty of comfort, and there are about 20 taps worth of awesome beer!
Long wait and iffy service on the restaurant side. Food was seriously decent though, if simple and overpriced. The beers, you know ’em. Here I began coming around to the idea that I’m a stout man. When I want to be. In Newport, I wanted to be. Next day we went crabbing on the pier. I snuck away to try a few more at the bar. Funny people there,