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Rogue Ales Public House

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
American, Pizza, Hamburgers
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North Beach, 673 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 362-7880
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 38
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  • 13
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  • 2
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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
Most recent review
OK, but they short-pour

The beers are good - there is a wide selection and the people behind the bar know their stuff. They give good advice - knowledgeable. The food is pretty good too - lots of Kobe Beef selections if you like red meat. The problem is that they leave a huge head on their pours. You're getting just a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Dave J
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The beers are good - there is a wide selection and the people behind the bar know their stuff. They give good advice - knowledgeable. The food is pretty good too - lots of Kobe Beef selections if you like red meat. The problem is that they leave a huge head on their pours. You're getting just a lesser fraction... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

The best place to drink fantastic beers, with a great atmosfere and bartenders that can teach you how to drink craft beers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We love the Rogue Bar in Portland and this one is just as wonderful. Great beers at reasonable prices. Cool atmosphere!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Unfotunately we went after beer week and they were out of alot of beers. Still had some goodlocal beer and a burger. noisy but not offensive!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Well worth the visit. Exceptional beer, tasty food, friendly and efficient staff, and we'll priced. Try the flight of beer. It's a great way to discover new beers you wouldn't otherwise try. We also had the burger and hot dog, which were possibly the best we had while in SF.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Walking on a cool and cloudy day. Barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout at Rogue Ales Public House was a great payment for walking over the hill from downtown. Beats the hour-long wait for the cable car, too.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Stopped in with a friend for a few beers. Great Selection of Rogue beers and any beer fan shouldn't be disappointed. Had the mushroom burger with tater tots and the food was definitely above average for bar food. If you're looking for a casual night out and some good beer - this is a great spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Original relaxed pub on the corner of Union and Powel, just off from Columbus. Extended list of various drafted beers. Great snaks with them. Recommended stop for everyone!

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Manteca, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My son and I were in SF on an after Christmas outing. We were walking all over the city and had to use the restroom. We stopped in The Rogue for that purpose. The bathroom floor was filthy, but that is typical in many SF restrooms. I ordered a specialty cider and didn't care for it so wanted an apple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Took some visiting friends here to sample the ale. Nice selection and reasonably priced (pint $7 typically, +/-) TV was on and painfully loud, causing us to leave after a while. A request to turn it down as ignored. Hopefully this experience was a one-off. Will try again (once my hearing returns)

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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, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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