Came with the family after touring the bayfront for a little lunch. There was a lego table for the kiddos which kept them entertained and well behaved. My wife & I actually had a meal just the two of us. The main dining area is attached to a sports bar type room so I could peak in and see how the Ducks were doing. A very extensive beer list and we got a sample of the Crab Porter in honor of Newport’s seafood festival. Food is above average pub fare. The only complaint was that they were out of growlers.
The brief year I lived in newport was spent mostly drinking here. I miss this place so much! Huge selection of beers on tap, lots of locals and lots of attitude. Ice in the urinals! Smoking indoors was still permitted when i was there which was hip... being from california and a smoker i dug it. I even got a free half yard and t-shirt for my birthday! what a great great place i hope to return to someday!
Plain room full of squalling kids on the left as you walk in, which was awesome because we had a squalling kid too. No, it does not offend me to be sequestered from the adults, but bring me a stout, young lady. I don’t know, the chocolate one. And some fries for the whippersnapper. Bring us some crayons too while you’re at it. And some shellfish of some kind. Ah yes. Life could be worse.
(Visited 02/2010): 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.
bjakk (77) Skagafjordur, Iceland | August 30, 2010
Went there on my Oregon trip. Great place in a great town. Good selection of really good beer. Went there two nights in a row, to taste different types of beer.
Fairly boring though inoffensive place. The food was not very good and the service was so-so. Come for beer but eat dinner somewhere else. My server was completely ignorant about beer, and there were no descriptions of the beers anywhere to be found, so research your lesser-known Rogue beers before you go. Incredibly unfocused as a beer bar.
Kind fo plain looking inside- really no character. Service can be good, but the place, especially the bar, fills up very quickly with locals who can be very friendly, it’s just a bit much the first time one goes in. Great selection of all Rogue beers and some thought out guest taps. Overall score get extra points for the apartments upstairs- rent one of these if you are in town. No better place to stay in town. These are not hotel rooms, but really small apartments stumbling distance from the bar.
Good selection of Rogue beer. Pub food was standard fare. Very family friendly. A little on the expensive side for brewery beer and food. This was the second visit to this location. It gets very crowded in the summer season so get there early.