Siletz Brewing And Public House

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3.27 w/ 140 ratings

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

243 North Gaither Street
Siletz, Oregon, 97380
United States

(541) 444-7256

// CLOSED //

Siletz was purchased by Calapooia Brewing who shut them down and moved their brew house to Albany. Calapooia plans on brewing Siletz beers, but as of August 2009 Siletz beers are not being brewed.

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Photo of beercollector
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

This is a place to come and buy beer. It's not really a fine dining place. You have to order at the counter. Went there once expecting table service and found that I was ignored. Observed locals going up to the counter and realized that that was how I'd get my Lovin Lager. Or my Wolly Bully.

I stopped there for lunch on a fishing trip up the Siletz and since fishing was bad and the beer was good. I did not make it back to the river.

I did catch something that day though. I left with two cases of 22 oz. beers. They have intersting names and the one with Hop are big. Each time I head to Newport I peel off the road at teh Siletz junction to go here and pick up some Paddle Me IPA or Lovin. There beers are all good so I take a case or two of a mixture of what they've got in the cooler. I age the IPA and drink most to the others.

And the food is backwoods tavern. Burger, fries and fried chicken. Nothing to write home about.

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Photo of bassoonoflunacy
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Over seven Siletz beers on tap!

What? Still reading? I think that's all you need to know. OK, it might interest you that it is short detour on the way to Newport or that they have friendly table service in the restaurant section. Their food is probably above average pub food (not a huge scale I'd agree). Most other customers seemed content to drink macrobrews and play pool. My wife was not overly impressed with the clientele and they won't be joining her book group any time soon but they're just as much a part of the distinctive atmosphere as the town and the forests. I really like the Siletz beers and welcome a change from the harsh, modern, concrete, cookie-cutter bar/pub/microbrewery. I'd say that those sleek modern establishments are a dime a dozen but they aren't nearly that affordable. I'll conclude this review by reminding you that they have over seven Siletz beers on tap. Worth a trip.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Despite a notable absence of nightlife, this place is noisy as hell. At first I sat in the bar. But the competing television and FM radio drove me to the restaurant where a half dozen video games were being assaulted by unsupervised children. Since when did they start putting sub woofers in video games? Can’t these kids go play in the street?

The nighttime bartender was late for her shift. The daytime bartender let her hear no end of it. Luckily, all of us at the bar were there to provide her with a convenient outlet to vent her frustrations. And there’s nothing I like more than a barmaid who is surly, stressed, full of expletives, and can probably take me in arm wrestling.

The dayshift bartender sits down and starts drinking Bud. The electronic pulse of subwoofers is rattling the walls, the tables, my beer, and me. There’s four kids in the restaurant and they’re not eating. Seems that SOMEONE apparently dumped them in the restaurant with a handful of quarters while SOMEONE went to the bar and got loaded. I wish SOMEONE had access to contraception about eleven and nine and six years ago.

So you probably think I didn’t have a good time at the Siletz Roadhouse. I did have a good time. I had some good beers. But it took me awhile to warm up to the place. The atmosphere is backwater American. A mirrored disco ball spins in confused daylight. Stage lights hang from the ceiling, but there’s no stage. The walls are barren veneer with outcroppings of ads for Coors and Anheuser-Busch. The bar is smoky, the men’s room is out of order and the lady’s room door doesn’t lock. This is a belch-at-the-bar, God-guns-‘n’Coors Light, honey-what-did-you-step-in country bar, but dammit, the beers are alright.

They really are. It’s Tuesday and the tacos are fifty cents each. There are nine house beers here and an assortment of (etc.) on tap. And the barmaid is really a nice gal once you get to know her. The local girls really dig that jukebox. And when they start dancing – really kicking it up to John Cougar Mellencamp and the like – well, it’s hard not to feel at home here. And the pizza wasn’t so bad. Siletz is a real small town. There’ s no hotel, and this is the only bar.

As for the brewery, it’s right next-door. This is a two-man operation and those two men are Mike and Randy. Both brewers were super cool when I showed up the next day and graciously invited myself to tour their brewery. Of course, there’s no “tour”. There’s just Mike and Randy. But they were terrific hosts and very friendly in showing me their facility and answering my questions. They even poured me a sample of the oatmeal stout wort – delicious!

UPDATE July, 2005. They've put new paneling on the walls, removed a lot of the crass advertising, and spruced the place up just a bit. I don't remember the faux tiffany lampshades or textured ceiling from last year. The service is also very kind. The loud video is still a nuisance and the jukebox still sucks. But if anything, their beers have improved. Also, Siletz has three active patrol cars running all night, and there's only one bar in town. Think about it.

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Photo of Reidrover
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited this place for the first time last saturday as the wife was working.
The town of Siletz is quite out of the way..well down a very windy road from Lincoln City..I almost missed the pub..just happened to see a stack of kegs as I passed the brewery..the pub is tucked in right beside it.
Have to say this is just a regular blue collar bar..with pool table etc..large local crowd drinking Hamms on draught of all things..havent seen Hamms on draught for quite some time.
Great quality brews all the regulars plus a red ale on seasonal. Also afraid has Hamms and Bud on tap and Coors in bottles..ah well have to serve the local crowd afterall.
I got great and welcoming service from the barmaid..very good.
The food was pretty tasty too..and quite inexspensive..had a nice "Renegade Burger".
Overall a good place to have a few beers kick back and shoot some pool.

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Photo of Shaw
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

The Siletz Road House is about 13 miles inland from Newport, Oregon. The brewers even include helpful maps on each of their bottles.

The restaurant is adjacent to the brewery. It's a wood-lined room with several arcade games. The food is good. (I had the Hawaiian Chicken.) There was hardly anyone there on a Tuesday afternoon in September.

With the food I got their beer sampler. You get nine tiny ~4 oz. mugs served on a cardboard circle with their names written down. A menu gives descriptions and relevant data. All their beers are very good. And the best part is the sampler is only $4! What a steal. They also sell bottles and kegs there along with shirts, etc.

After my meal I stuck my head in the brewery and the two brewers invited me in. It's a two-man operation and they were bottling the Oatmeal Stout when I was there. Great guys who are only too happy to share their knowledge about brewing. They even gave me a free bottle. I must have talked with them for two hours. Thanks, fellows!

If you are traveling the central Oregon Coast, go a little inland and check Siletz out. It's well worth the visit.

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Siletz Brewing And Public House in Siletz, OR
Brewery rating: 0 out of 100 with 140 ratings
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