Review of Rogue Ales Public House

A good review of Rogue’s Public House showed up online today.

A top destination for these seasonal favorites is Newport — specifically Rogue Ales Public House on the historic bayfront.

While the bayfront isn’t really a beach, it’s a classic beach town — a perfect blend of kitschy (Ripley’s Believe It or Not and a wax museum), classy (galleries and upscale shops) and working (commercial fish-processing plants).

Tucked amidst all this, the brew pub serves up award-winning beers and what the menu dubs "the world’s greatest hamburger."

Sandwiches, salads and pizza round out the better-than-average pub grub options, and, because a trip to the coast should include seafood, the pub shines here, too.

I’ve been to Rogue‘s main brewery across the bay more times than the Public House, but the Public House does have a great spot on the waterfront. I love Newport’s waterfront (as a teenager I spent three summers there on my uncle’s commercial fishing boat), it’s a great mix of restaurants, gift shops, fish processing plants, docks, and touristy things like The Wax Works (mentioned in the article) and the Undersea Gardens, both located in Mariner Square. If you ever get the chance to stop in to Rogue for lunch, or a beer tasting, don’t miss it.


  1. Rogue makes some great beer. My wife just recently posted about them on a blog that we and some friends of ours have. I especially like the chocolate porter and the imperial stout.

    Very cool to see others commend it as well. We’ve been "forced" to go there almost every Thursday because Rogue sponsors my softball team. It’s tough, but we manage.

  2. Ah, Rogue. My first beer love affair, really. My passion was, in large part, born of my first few sips of Shakespeare Stout, Brutal Bitter, and Dead Guy (just to name a few). My folks live near Newport, and I love visiting the Brewery in South Beach and the Pub on the Bayfront. Look for a special piece about Rogue on my blog soon.

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