oldno7 (1) Spokane, Washington | September 4, 2005
I drove over 500 miles just to go to the rogue. When I got there I got lousy service and the bartender’s were very rude. However the second day was better I got a qiuk tour and later chit chatted with a very friendly employee I forget his name, but I do know that he enjoys a Brutal Bitter every day after work. Cheers to that guy.
My brother and I were eagerly anticipating our visit to Rogue on our recent trip to Oregon. We sat down at the bar and waited...and waited...and patiently waited. It was a good 15-20 minutes before anyone said a word to us. We both went with a sampler tray and, after filling out the paper to make our choices, we waited another 10 minutes before they were acknowledged. Even while our orders were being filled, they didn’t say two words to us. It wasn’t that they were too busy or horribly understaffed. They just had an "I don’t care about you" attitude. It was a real shame because they have a really nice place with a great location and good beer, but our experience was spoiled.
Man, what else can I say about this place? Awesome brewery, awesome location, awesome gift shop, tons of beers on tap. TONS of rogue character. great view. Didn’t try the food, knowledgable bartender, smoking in the bar though.
You must go here when in Newport. It’s a must. Is there anything better than getting a good beer from the source? Helpful staff, great selection of bottles and the place screams beer! My only complaint was that they were out of several beers.
This place is great, the pub is up in a loft overlooking the brewery. If you go on a weekend they usually have the bottling line running, fun to watch while eating. Always a great place to go grab a pint, and keep your eyes open in their store for some unusual rogue brews in bottles.
fly (247) austin, Tejas, Texas | September 17, 2004
Imagine that things have only improved over time, but as one of the owners of the brewery showed me around and let me have my way not only there but around town I have absolutely nothing but praise.
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!!!
Om let me preface this review by saying all this pertains to the Family Dining area of the brewery.
Ok the atmospher of the family dining area can best be described as bright and breezy..with a rather factory type cafeteria feel..the bar looked inviting but with wife and baby.
Quality as always for Rogue is first class.
Service was great..our waitress after a shaky start was very nice and attentive ( I have to say though I almost left the second me the wife and the baby climbed the stairs..the bar maid was very curt and obnoxious with her shouted order that NO BABIES IN THE BAR..something wrong with that attitude we were on our way to the family room..its only my love of Rogue beers that stopped me walking out).
Selection of beers is immense all the great Roigues though no McRogue :-(..but a full pint of Smoke Ale made up for that.
Nice if unremarkable food though the Alder smoked salmon melt was fantatsic.
Nice place..but dear god teach the barmaid some manners!!