3fourths (1555) Boulder, Colorado | August 16, 2004| Updated January 21, 2013
Visited this place both nights we were camping near Newport. Had our Rogue Nation cards so we got drink discounts all night. Pretty busy place, a small bar which was really crowded late at night, and a large dining area consisting of two rooms. The bartender was a great guy, and welcomed us back a second night and was even up for talking beer and brewing. Drank myself silly on Old Crusty and Imperial Stout, and like every other time when visiting a Rogue establishment, I met a bunch of great people, many who were back the next night with us. Awesome place.
(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.
Oakes (807) Vancouver, British Columbia | February 11, 2006
Casual pub...though the pub has a smoking section. That’s retarded. All the Rogue brews, with some Issaquah and Eugene stuff as well. I like the place, but there’s not much rare beer there. The chili had stout in it and it dominated the flavour. First time I’ve struggled through a chili that wasn’t from a can. Nice location along a touristy waterfront strip. Not bad, but not a mecca.
Wednesday night around 9 o’clock and it felt like a kindergarten. Kids running around and screaming. The beers were tasty and there were enough to choose from. Not as many as in Rogue Portland though. Good selection of bombers of course but drinking a bomber all by myself in a brewpub is not something I prefer. Service was friendly and prompt although my clam chowder was served warm not hot but it seems that it’s their style. Cosy and warm place... a bit less kids and voilà! I wish I knew about the B&B rooms upstairs.
BrewDad (464) Olympia, Washington | February 13, 2006| Updated July 15, 2011
Now I have had some bad service here at times. And I have had good service. Must be hard to get great beer servers in a small town. But overall with a few trips to this place I had a great time great beers and your so close to the Ocean it is beautiful.
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.
I have stopped in this place a couple of times. Not only do they have a great selection of the Rogue brews. They also have a few guest brews on all the time. The last time I was in on the night before we went out deep sea fishing. WOW that was not a good idea. Talk about sea sick. Next time I think i will stop in after the fishing trip.
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.
I’ve been here a few times over the last 11 years. It went from a really great experience in 2003 to a big disappointment a few years later to a little better this last time a couple days ago. The beers have always been great. The service this last time was just really slow considering how many people were not in the bar and restaurant. The clam chowder came out luke-warm. I don’t understand how difficult it could be to serve chowder hot. Besides that the food is better than average but not good enough to justify the price premium.
A really nice rogue pub, friendly atmosphere and a damn good selection of brews, probably about 24 rogue brews and 8 guest taps, including some la choufe. Charlie the bartender was really nice, answered all sorts of questions I had about rogue and gave me a free pint of the old fifteenth anniversary that they were taking off tap.