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Beer Available At Ventiís Cafe and Basement Bar (arranged by most recent)
BK7 (69) Turner, Oregon | November 12, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great place to grab a brew. Nice selection on tap and in bottles. The downstairs bar is dark and comfortable. The service is outstanding. Both attentive and knowedgeable. I have never had a bad experience.
Syzzer (72) Oregon | September 9, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
I love this place. They are really excited about beer. The Basement bar is a cozy place with a rotating schedule and currently they have a tournament of beers. The food is excellent as well
DeweyDell (10) Columbus, Ohio | March 18, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cool place... I like the way itís designed, with the deli upstairs and the bar in the basement. Not really impressed with the tap selection, but they had some cool stuff in bottles (though if I wanted bottles, Iíd just go to the store and buy bottles, no?) Less-than-friendly service. I kind of got a cold, "weíre too hip for you" vibe - Iím 25 and I felt old! - but maybe thatís just me. Had a Greek salad paired with a Lucky Lab porter and both were great. Even though my first visit was a little disappointing, I would try this place again sometime (probably for lunch though, and not dinner.)
after4ever (240) Brier, Washington | January 18, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Really cool concept and execution. Combination of a nice cafe you walk into from the street--good food at low prices, lots of stir fries and wraps. Affordable stuff for college kids. Rock and roll on the hi-fi, bright colors everywhere. Very friendly and modern looking place. Thereís a big staircase off to the right, down you go to a funky cool little bar with very well-chosen taps. Big emphasis on west coast beers. Great spot to stop and eat and drink if youíre in Salem. Not quite a destination to go out of your way for, but you definitely wonít feel at a loss for good beers in this town, if you look.
aiko77 (1) Oregon | October 28, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Ventiís September 2009 Craft Beers Purveyed Taplist
nn. Brewery, LocationĖBeer Offered
Bear Republic Brewery, Cloverdale, Calif. - Double Red Rocket Ale
Bear Republic Brewery, Cloverdale, Calif. - Norí[thern] Cal[ifornia] Bitter
Caldera Brewing Co., Ashland - Pilsener Bier
Captured by Porches Brewing Co., St. Helens - Red Emma Amber Ale
Cascade Brewing Co./Raccoon Lodge, Portland - Celtic Copper Ale
Cascade Brewing Co./Raccoon Lodge, Portland - Pilot Porter
Diamond Knot Brewing Co., Mukilteo, Wash. - Industrial [2x] IPA
Dogfish Head Brewery, Rehoboth Beach, Del. - 60 Minute IPA
Eel River Brewing Co., Fortuna, Calif. - Organic [2X] IPA
Elysian Brewing Co., Seattle, Wash. - BifrŲst Winter Ale
Eugene City Brewery, Eugene - Track Town 200M [2X] IPA
Fort George Brewery, Astoria - Red Nut Ale
Fort George Brewery, Astoria - Spankís Chili Stout
Fuller Smith & Turner, UK - Extra Special Bitter
Green Flash, Vista, Calif. - West Coast [2X] IPA
Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma, Calif. - Lucky 13 Mondo Large [2X] Red Ale
Lucky Labrador Brewing Co., Portland - Triple Threat [2X] IPA
Ninkasi Brewing Co., Eugene - Tricerahops Double [2X] IPA
Oakshire Brewing Co., Eugene - Perfect Storm Imperial IPA
Oregon Trail Brewing Co., Corvallis - Wit Ale
Roots Organic Brewing Co., Portland - Burghead Heather Ale
Seven Brides Brewing Co., Silverton - Roseís Imperial Pilsner
Terminal Gravity Brewery, Enterprise - TG IPA
10 Barrel Brewing Co., Bend - S1nist0r Black Ale
Three Skulls Ales, Seattle, Wash. - Walk the Plank [2X] IPA
Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, Penn. - HopDevil IPA
Reid (45) Salem, Oregon | October 2, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Small storefront on Court Street. Opens up inside to a nice spacious modern type eating establishment. The Basement Bar is to your right down a flight of stairs. The Bar is tastefully lit and decorated, very comfortable feel to it.
Very clean establishment.
They do some wonderful food here from yakisoba to a more Meditteranean/North African fusuion type.
The selection of beers on tap is always small :8, 4 upstairs at the restaurant, 4 down stairs. But the choice of the owners is very very good and fresh. Mostly rarer PNW beers that sell out very quick .They seem to change beers every couple fo weeks..though some of the more popular sell out in under 3 days..
The service I have recieved has been wonderful. Very nice and respectful. easy to talk with.
Good value,good food, good service and a friendly atmosphere who could ask for more?
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