Salem Beer Works
Active Beers: 122
Beer Ratings: 1,459
Beer Avg: 3.63
Taps: 16 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 40 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Nutleybeer:
3.8/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
It is located in a great spot, right along Derby St in downtown Salem. Walking distance from pretty much all of the hotels. We stopped in for lunch. They do have a small patio area, overlooking the street and parking lot, but it was too hot to sit out there.
They had a decent selection of beers on tap. 3 fruit beers, which was unusual: pumpkin, blueberry and watermelon. The pumpkin was a typical fall style, but I think they keep it on tap year round to go with the whole "witch" theme around town.
They do samplers is groups of 4. Aside from the fruit beers, they had a Gables Golden, Kolsch, Red, White, stout, brown and a few others. All of them were pretty good.
The atmosphere was ok. A decent sized bar. The dining area is not huge. The menu is fine, standard grub food. The meatloaf sandwich was pretty good. The "half" order of nachos was still pretty big.
They do sell shirts, pint glasses, etc.
2 pool tables and darts in the back. A pretty good place overall. Friendly service. Same folks who operate the Boston Beer Works.
07-07-2008 21:26:44 | More by Nutleybeer
More User Reviews:
2.86/5 rDev -25.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3 | $$
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.
11-08-2013 23:49:01 | More by nikoconnor
4/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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!!
11-22-2011 22:13:54 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
Salem Beer Works in Salem, MA
87 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.