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Rogue Ales Public House

North Beach, 673 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 362-7880
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Ranked #505 of 4,935 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Pizza
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: 40 Multi-Tap | Wine | Spirits | Bathroom ToursThis southernmost outpost of the Rogue Nation opened August 26, 2003. It is located in the heart of San Francisco's fabled North Beach neighborhood (at the intersection of Powell and Union, across from Washington Square Park), between Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf. Formerly Mel's Steakhouse and Little Cities. Outside seating and 40 taps.
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80% Recommend
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English first
Gibbsboro, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This was a must stop for us in San Francisco. We love beer and were not disappointed. All the Rogue Beers in one place. Good bar scene and good service. Bar was hopping and yet we weren't on top if each other. Glad we stopped.

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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

I walked a long way to get to Rogue Ales for lunch on a recent trip... What a disappointment. Despite the excellent ales selection I was hoping for a spot of lunch whilst watching World Cup football too. We arrived and there were maybe 8 people in the whole bar and two or three staff (one behind the bar). A... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I usually like Rogue beers, so I was excited to see this Public House near our hotel. Honestly, none of the three beers I had were great. All tasted just a bit stale. We ordered the Irish "nachos". Pretty basic, even for pub food.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

First off this is a neighborhood pub with an amazing selection of beers...so if you want a "froo-froo" Italian wine bar & pizzeria like ALL the other places in North Beach then stay away...However, if you want heaps&heaps of excellent beers and quality food that slows down the process of getting sloshed LOOK NO FURTHER!!! I partook of the XS... More

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Ballarat, Vic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

So it was one of my bucket list items, fresh tap beer from a Rogue Pub....but its not so available in NZ. Loved the place. Simple burgers and hot dogs (pulled pork sliders a must) with beer every bit as good as I had hoped. Great service from very friendly staff. 41 taps, not just Rogue. Could have stayed all... More

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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beer and root beer was very yummy ! Prepare to camp out for a few hours if you order food. The service is slooooooooooooooooow. The kobe burgers were overcooked & appetizers were served AFTER the burgers. Not worth the trip just for beer.

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San Francisco, California
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134 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Sometimes in North Beach you're just looking for a beer and a bite, not the full-on (and full-price) restaurant experience. Coming back from the ball game in Oakland, we were peckish and stopped in. Extremely friendly service, large roster of beers. If (like me) you can't or don't drink beer, cider and cocktails are available. Chicken pita and fish tacos... More

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Waynesville, Ohio, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Heard about the many draft beers they serve and the company brews many of their own. You have to try the Hazlenut one they make.. The Fish and chips were fantastic as was the burgers and fries. The Bartender knew his beers and made excellent suggestions. Highly reccomend this place

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Ohio, USA
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318 reviews 318 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
515 helpful votes 515 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I visited the Rogue Ales Public House on a Monday in mid-May as I was walking about the city. I had done a little research on the craft beer options in San Francisco prior to my visit, and the extensive beer list and interesting food menu posted on the Rogue website piqued my interest. As it happened I was very... More

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Was looking forward to trying this place given the reviews and having checked out the ambience earlier in the day. Was disappointed by the slow service and lack of knowledge about the beers by the staff. The service was painfully slow and while there was only one guy waiting on tables it wasn't that busy and we ended up cancelling... More

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