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Rogue Ales Public House

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
American, Pizza, Hamburgers, Pub
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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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great craft beers

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Prince Albert, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

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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Mississauga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 500 helpful votes
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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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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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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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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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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Los Angeles
3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Beer selection was great. The service started out bad but did get better. We only had drinks and no food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Beer quality and selection is top notch. If that's all you are interested in then count this as a five star rating. Food was good, but the service was pretty lackluster. I enjoyed the atmosphere which was good because I spent a ton of time waiting.

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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great changing selection of draught and bottled beers. Incredibly knowledgeable bar staff to help out with such a wide choice. Great atmosphere and good pub food to soak up the drinks. They also have to take home. Well worth a visit if you are in North Beach

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wow. They couldn't say we don't care any louder. Waitress cleared table of used glasses from previous customers but never wiped down table. Never brought menu. Never returned. Okay so we need to order at bar. Bartender was similarly uncaring. I asked about cider he pointed that I had to grab my own at a case across room. We finally... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The place was open, server was incredibly friendly, and it was hoppin'. It's right next to a park, so on a nice day it's the perfect place to finish your food outside. Bleu cheese hot dog with some fries is the way to go.

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Additional Information about Rogue Ales Public House

Address: North Beach, 673 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: (415) 362-7880
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Hamburgers, Pub

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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, 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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  • 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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