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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 #483 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
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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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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315 reviews 315 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
500 helpful votes 500 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went there with a group of people on a Thursday evening and it was packed, but the 6 of squeezed around a table and proceeded to have a great time. The craft Rogue beer of course played a role, but the friendly service, and trivia helps as well. The only notch against was the Kobe burger was slightly overcooked (i... More

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Wow, I went for the beer and stayed for the food. Awesome menu, awesome beer selection. They were out of my first beer choice and the bartender made a great suggestion right away. This place has a great atmosphere and they're more than just a great beer.

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Woodend, Australia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Nice local neighbourhood bar feel. Plenty of space late Tues arvo which was great for the kids to spread out. Miles away from the uber cool of Mikkeller but I’ll take this any day of the week. 29 Rogue beers and 7 guests on tap. Typical bar menu which I thought was well priced.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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111 reviews 111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This place was awesome. Visited twice when I was in SF (once to just drink, the other time to eat and drink). I drink Rogue very rarely back East, so it was nice to discover some stuff I had never had before. They have something for just about everyone. Their "New Crustacean Barleywineish Imperial IPA Sorta" was one of my... More

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St. Albans, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Superb range of beers from a top microbrewery. In addition to their own (about 25) they have another 10 or so guests from around the area. Food is typical pub fare. Young clientelle Reasonable prices.

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