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Salem Beer Works

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3.64/5
Salem Beer WorksSalem Beer Works
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

278 Derby Street
Salem, Massachusetts, 01970
United States

(978) 745-BEER | map
beerworks.net

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Reviews:
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PLACE STATS
Score:
87
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
69
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Taps:
16
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by bewareOFpenguin:
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3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

All right Brew Pub, situated right downtown. Parking can be a problem. Food is standard, the beer is ok, almost as if they lost interest and are going through the motions. But look at it this way, where else in Salem, besides Pickering's Wharf, can you get a decent pint? I thought so, so just suck it up and go here if you are stuck in Salem.

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Photo of qcbrewer
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of goodshiz
4/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Cbmcguire
4/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I've been a patron here since I've moved to Salem many years ago. The beer quality is consistently good.

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Photo of MilaMila
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Mpsmooth31
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of mynie
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Here's maybe the most succinct rating I can give the place: I've lived two blocks away for 5 months, and I've only been there three times. But, each time I've been there, I've enjoyed it.

So... I dunno. It's a pretty boilerplate gastropub. The food is solid, if unhealthy, but there are better dining options within short walking distance. Likewise, the beer is solid, and the selection is admirable, but there is better within walking distance.

The "Works" locations are pretty old school, and so their strengths are the British-inflected east coast styles. The newer styles, like the super hoppy IPAs and coffee stouts, are hit and miss.

The decor is post-industrial but warm, with lots of amber lighting and steel bunting. The servers are friendly.

The prices... kind of suck. For a brewpub especially. I don't mind paying 8 bucks a pint for a high ABV beer that had to be trucked in from somewhere (well, I do mind, but that's understandable), but paying the same for a medium strength, so-so beer that was brewed a few feet away is kind of a rip.

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Salem Beer Works in Salem, MA
3.64 out of 5 based on 2,020 ratings.
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