Rogue Ales Public House - San Francisco (CLOSED)

673 Union Street, San Francisco, CA, 94133, United States
(415) 362-7880
Latitude: 37.80038, Longitude: -122.41039


  • Monday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.38 | Atmosphere: 4.00 | Service: 4.06 | Food: 4.00
out of 100
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Menotomy (148)
Monday 11th of August 2014 03:04:59 PM
I only visited this place once after going to the Street Car Museum near by. It's in a beautiful part of the city, and would be a good activity to burn off some calories before (or after) by walking around. Very steep hills but the views toward the top are well worth it.

The inside greets you with a bar along the wall with a lot of taps. There are some tables behind it. Overall it's not a big place, not sure if there were some hidden rooms that I didn't get a chance to see. Over the bar and taps are some chalkboards that list the beers they have available.

They had a lot of Rogue beers on tap at the time, only a handful of guest taps. I didn't see too much that I hadn't seen on the east coast though. I asked the bartender what they had that was only available on the west coast and he mentioned the "Big Ass" series, but wasn't able to 100% say what was only available on that side of the country. I just wanted to make sure I try those, since I can get a lot of Rogue Beers in the DC area.

The food was more bar food than anything gourmet. I had the chicken fingers with fries which I liked.

If you want Rogue beers then this is the place to go. It was a nice place, but nothing that stood out to me that makes me want to head back for any other reason than they had any Rogue beer you could want. I'd definitely stop by again if I was exploring the area.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Service: 4 | Food: 3.5

slipkid (7)
Friday 30th of January 2009 11:42:05 AM
The times I have been here they have had a great variety of beers on tap, both Rogue and guest taps. All the beers are top notch, fresh and a good representation of their types. I have only had food here a couple of times but each time the food has been solid: nothing spectacular but no slouch either.

The best reason to stop in at this Rogue Ale House is that the bartenders always know a good deal about the beers they are pouring and can give great descriptions of them. It's a great stop in the many places San Francisco offers for beer sanctuary.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.75 | Food: 4.25

weaverr (8)
Monday 18th of February 2008 01:37:38 PM
My fiancΓ©e and I stopped in here every night of our visit to SF. We were totally blown away by the number of Rogue beers they had (this was in April '07). Probably ~40 Rogue beers on tap and 5-10 taps dedicated to other beers. Tons of stuff we had never seen in the Midwest, which shocked us because Rogue has pretty good distribution. We did a number of samplers and tried a lot of different pints and picked up some glassware and clothing. The bar staff seemed very indifferent and apathetic at first but warmed up fairly quickly.

Each night we stopped in it was after a day of walking around the city and after a big meal, so we never got a chance to try the food and often didn't stay too late. We tried to stick to beers we couldn't get in the Midwest and a number of them were not that great (I guess that's why those don't go into mass production) but we also had some that we really liked.

The atmosphere can be summed up by the word "pub." It's dimly lit, lots of wood and packed with patrons. There was a very warm and friendly feeling and the place was bouncing with life Friday and Saturday nights. We had a great time here and will definitely stop in the next time we're vacationing in SF.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 3.75 | Food: N/A

beerist (26)
Saturday 4th of August 2007 01:58:30 PM
I had pretty high hopes for this place, but it just didn't quite deliver. The main disappointment was that they only had 9 Rogue beers on tap. I guess I expected to see at least most of the Rogue beers on. (Heck, the Taco Macs and Summits around me probably have close to that many on regularly.) Actually, the only beer they had on that I'd never seen before was the No Fault Red. They did have a really good selection, I was just expecting a little more focus on the Rogue stuff. They had a handpump but there was nothing on it.

The food actually impressed me a lot more than the beer. My Kobe beef burger was really, really good.

The atmosphere was really laid back and nice. Not too crowded and service was good.

This place was a little out of the way for us, but not terrible. If I had it to do again, I'd probably just spend an extra night at Toronado instead.
Selection: 3.25 | Atmosphere: 3.5 | Service: 3.75 | Food: 4.25
Nice selection!
Nice selection!
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Sampler of four
Sampler of four
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The pub
The pub
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Rogue's Tap List - June 2007
Rogue's Tap List - June 2007
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Rogue's Outside
Rogue's Outside
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