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Rogue Ales Public House

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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North Beach, 673 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 362-7880
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 40 Multi-Tap | Wine | Spirits | Bathroom ToursThis southernmost outpost of...
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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  • 17
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tuesday PM

Food was unique and well executed. Only one server and the place was pretty full and lively. He did an excellent job. Crowd mostly young and local. Excellent tap selection. Access to SFMTA.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

They have a lot of AWESOME tap beers but you should definetly order for a 4 sample and taste a lot of them. The Honey Kolsch beer is amazing! Food is also really nice and the staff was super friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

First, I'm going to be biased because I love Rogue beers. And, this is my Mecca to come enjoy a few beers and comfort food. The service is pretty good, food is A- / B+, and the beer is A++++. Please open a location in the northeast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Rogue as many know have awesome beer. At their bar in SF you can try many taps and also have some delicious burgers. To go with friend! Only bad point: really loud and crowded bar!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

How do you mess up Rogue beer? You shouldn't go wrong with anything Rogue. But, if your bartender is a total jerk (would've used stronger language but I'm sure trip advisor would edit - use your imagination). So many bars - go two doors down towards Stockton. So disappointing. Maybe try a table - just don't go to the bar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Food was unique and well executed. Only one server and the place was pretty full and lively. He did an excellent job. Crowd mostly young and local. Excellent tap selection. Access to SFMTA.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Pros: location, beer selection, clam chowder Cons: service Staff seemed arrogant & not very helpful, like taking our order was beneath them. Unfortunate because they have a great selection of craft beers & their clam chowder might make enduring the service worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I cannot comment enough on how fabulous this Washington Square Park neighbourhood was to stay in during our trip to SF. Among a fabulous collection of eclectic restaurants and bars surrounding the park was this unbelievably cool local bar. It was grungy but classy and certainly a tribute to its fabulous selection of on-site brews was a totally packed house.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great selection of craft beers. The tasting paddles are a good choice if you can't decide what beer to order. The food was pretty good, but nothing special. It was really busy the afternoon we were there and the service was really slow. Had a bit of a student pub atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Huge range of beers of great quality with knowledgeable friendly staff Not overly fussy or pushy which was a nice change

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This review is not based on their beer or service. *** We were really excited to go to this bar because it's back patio was dog friendly. We went on a Saturday at 6pm and the place was jam packed. We had to walk through with our two siberian huskies and every drunk tried to grab our dogs because they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North Beach, 673 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: (415) 362-7880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Pub

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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