Visited during a business trip in December í08. Stopped in after the Steeler/Cowboy game, and was met with a wall of Rogue taps. Was pretty quiet, but it was a Sunday night. The standards were here, along with some of my favorites that I hadnít run across in some time (I2PA, Imperial Stout, Chipotle). Food was average, but the bartender made up for it, was very knowledgable about the beers and the area. Not essential, but stop by if youíre in North Beach... just eat at one of the many Italian joints in the area.
01.11.2008. I had to walk from the Wharf to get to the pub and it was worth it. I think the selection is very good at this pub. They have a great variety and the staff was helpfull when I had questions.
My wife and I stumbled upon this place in North Beach, August 2008. It was early to mid afternoon, fairly empty with what seemed like regulars lining the bar, most drinking the IIPA on draught. Baseball commentary coming out of the tv, lots of Califronia fuss over the then recent Ramirez trade to LA. Besides the Imperial Stout, Shakespeare and IIPA, there was not a lot to be excited about considering itís a short bus ride to Toronado. Draught and bottle list dominated (not surprising) by every Rogue beer you can imagine. Glad to have stopped in.
This place is growing on me. It has a great atmosphere, beery and a little rough around the edges (in a good way), lots of brick and wood in an old building. Rogueís everyday line-up is a little uninspiring to me, but their strong beers are all pretty good, and they have a well-chosen selection of guest taps. Bartenders are all knowledgable, and free with the samples. The food is unimpressive the Kobe beef tastes like any other ground beef to me. But as a place to pass some time at the bar and have some tasty taps, itís great.
Hank1980 (42) Athens, Georgia | July 6, 2008| Updated May 15, 2009
Walked in while on our way to dinner. Big selection of Rogue beers. Service was fair considering we were two of only 6 at the bar. Ambiance was nice. I didnít try the food. A nice place for a drink or two, but I canít imagine spending much more time there.
I had great service... I was the only person in the bar for my visit at 2:30 on a tuesday afternoon. Decent although certainly not stellar fish tacos, apparently the kobe beef burgers are decent. A great showcase for rogue and rogue-owned brews, a must for those visiting from other coasts.
The location and place is nice and they have a good selection of beers. I know Iím repeating whats been said but mostly Rogue and California brews. The service sucked for us too. The bartender had to handle the full bar as well as the tables. He was nice and friendly and provided great service when he actually could break free and help us, he was just overwelmed. The busser was helping the best he could but management needs to shell out a few bucks and get some more help.
Stopped in here for a drink. The atmosphere and location were great. The beers were decent. The service absolutely sucked. one girl working the whole place. I wanted to order food but she never came back. I am glad I stopped in, but wont be back.
Huge beer lineup, with a purported 43 on tap at the time of our visit, most of which are Rogue brews, but also around a dozen mainly local California brews (some of which seemed obscure, but I donít live there). The friendly waitress recommended the kobe beef burger, which was fantastic. There are two rooms, but unfortunately the one with more character had pretty loud music, so we sat on our lonesome in a sparsely decorated spot next door.