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Salem Beer Works

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Salem Beer WorksSalem Beer Works
BA SCORE
86
very good

61 Ratings
Ratings: 61
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.79%
Active Beers: 140
Beer Ratings: 1,778
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: 16
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

278 Derby Street
Salem, Massachusetts, 01970
United States
phone: (978) 745-BEER

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @salembeerworks

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Reviews by Nutleybeer:
Photo of Nutleybeer
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

It is located in a great spot, right along Derby St in downtown Salem. Walking distance from pretty much all of the hotels. We stopped in for lunch. They do have a small patio area, overlooking the street and parking lot, but it was too hot to sit out there.

They had a decent selection of beers on tap. 3 fruit beers, which was unusual: pumpkin, blueberry and watermelon. The pumpkin was a typical fall style, but I think they keep it on tap year round to go with the whole "witch" theme around town.

They do samplers is groups of 4. Aside from the fruit beers, they had a Gables Golden, Kolsch, Red, White, stout, brown and a few others. All of them were pretty good.

The atmosphere was ok. A decent sized bar. The dining area is not huge. The menu is fine, standard grub food. The meatloaf sandwich was pretty good. The "half" order of nachos was still pretty big.

They do sell shirts, pint glasses, etc.

2 pool tables and darts in the back. A pretty good place overall. Friendly service. Same folks who operate the Boston Beer Works.

Nutleybeer, Jul 07, 2008
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

jwps214, Mar 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

SDean82, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Plissken, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of nikoconnor
2.86/5  rDev -24.3%

I really love the beer here and I always have. The Black Bat stout was amazing, and I try to get it every time. They have a relatively small selection of beers, but they are all great and cover most types beer. At the least, there's something for everyone. The atmosphere is pretty typical of a bar/restaurant, nothing special but not ugly. It has a lot a space, which is nice for big parties. My only big problem with this place is the service. It varies so much from really good bar service to horrendous table service. I've had to wait for over an hour to get a beer on a day that was actually pretty slow. Similar occurrences have happened a few times here. So while the beer is great, and the food is okay, the service can be a real killer.

nikoconnor, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

jmmy3, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Our trip to Salem on 10/20/11 was a blast. House of seven gables was fun and then we went to the Brwery which was a really nice surprise. We met some of my fiance's family there had a nice meal, I had New England clam chowder and my fiance had glazed shark. All yummy. Between us all we must've had all the beers available at the time which was about 7 or 8 selections, including one cask.

It was buzzing with engery on this Thursday night before Halloween, the place was full and very loud, the music was turned up a bit too load for my taste but we all enjoyed ourselves. The place itself is really spacious with good looks and a nifty, green-neon witch on the far wall. The service was pretty good to for being so busy. Fun!!

GratefulBeerGuy, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of danmcg62
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

My family and I love Beer Works in Salem. It's a great value for food, beer, and fun. They just recently renovated the dining room and bar area. It looks more like the Boston locations and it is a lot more open and comfortable. They have lots of TVs for viewing the various sporting events. The food almost always good and pairs well with the beer they serve. The tap list is pretty solid with various standards (Salem Pale Ale, an IPA, a Stout) and they brew three to four beers to go with the seasons. Overall, Beer Works is a great place to go after work and grab a few beers and some apps with friends and also a great place to take the family and have a nice meal and catch the game.

danmcg62, Oct 26, 2011
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Salem Beer Works in Salem, MA
86 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.