United States > Oregon > Salem
Syzzer (72) Oregon | August 3, 2011| Updated August 9, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
EXCELLENT selection of beers around the world. The beers are separated into countries and states. There are three extra long isles of beer. AWESOME selection. Also, they are open late, til midnight
Livid (3) , | December 30, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Echoing some of the other reviews - itís a dingy little grocery store with a deli (fryer) up front. Never tried the food, wouldnít recommend it, either. The beer selection, however, is great. Henry does a good job getting seasonals, limited releases, and one-offs. He takes requests, and if he recognizes you, wonít hesitate to drag you over to the cooler to point out new arrivals. Long cooler line of foreign and micros with a couple aisles for the overstock and single 12 ozs. Best selection in the area and sure beats the 2 hour round trip up to Johnís in Portland.
auerbrau (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | June 3, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
This place is pretty funky place, but with a decent selection and a oasis in the crap hole that is Salem. Lots of local stuff, in singles, with decent prices. The place to go in Salem.
DeweyDell (10) Columbus, Ohio | March 18, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Really the only thing that matters to me about a beer store is selection. I can deal with the ghetto convenience store atmosphere, and the fact that the only food they serve is ugly looking hot dogs and stale fried whatchamacallits. While nothing in Salem even approaches the awesomeness of the selection in Portland, I was really impressed with the wide selection of beers this place had in stock. I come from Ohio and back there, this place would be considered top of the line. So yeah, definitely worth a stop if youíre in Salem.
darthservo (1) | June 2, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Appearances can be deceiving! Looks just like another mom & pop corner mart, but Capital Market holds the largest and widest beer selection in the Salem/Keizer area. The selection is always consistently large and sometimes surprising with a few rare finds. A wall of refridgerators categorize beer by country or state, while the two aisles aren’t very organized. Overall, the best place to buy bottled beer in Salem.
spikester (11) Salem, Oregon | February 5, 2008| Updated March 2, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Good daytime foreray. After 7:00PM most customers are drunks. Nice selection of micros, fair selection of singles. Henry is trying, but hard to be too great given the location and clientele.
Update 3/02/2009: All new coolers and much nicer looking than before. Most of the beers are now refrigerated and when I visited the display lights were off. Much cleaner and better organized than previously. The 12 ounce singles are still on room temperature shelves and under flourescent lighting. I have often found the 12 ounce singles can be fairly old so watch out. Otherwise a gem in a town that doesnít have many alternatives.
maxwelldeux (140) Snohomish, Washington | April 13, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Reminds me of a place in my hometown. Hole in the wall convenience store, except for the fact that they have a remarkable beer selection. They do try to cater to both the craft beer drinker as well as the macro drinker, so youíll see a lot of 6/12/24 packs and macros. But the craft selection is nice, and you can find several new things you havenít seen before. If youíre in Salem for a trip, this is a great place to stop to pick up some bottles.
ultracake (8) salem, Oregon | December 28, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Ok this may seem like a ow score but its a different kind of place. I havnt ask the checker about whats good so i dont know if he knows anything so thats why i gave it a five. for the record they are real nice, The reason the for the low ambiance is that its kind of downtown which isnt good for Salem, ghetto. but its great even if you look homeless like me they wont care. prices seem ok not bad but the selection makes up for the couple of extra pennies you spend. good place to buy beer in Salem. Defiantly check it out.
Reid (45) Salem, Oregon | January 30, 2005| Updated May 22, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
An old Grocery store,looks like it hasnít changed since 1950. Near Williamette University.
Has a pretty good selection( for Salem) of NW micros, plus a nice selection of imports, including Thomas Hardy 2004 ($20.99) a four pack.
A recent turn of events. The owner now discourages singles, so im reducing the score further.
This store really isnt worth the bother, even in Salem.
Re-evaluation.Now sells singles and the beer line up has increased drastically.
Guy is really trying to make a go of it.
Got to give him kudos and custom in the hellish neighbourhood he inhabits.
Visit this place if in Salem
Rogersjd (8) Tigard, Oregon | June 15, 2011
58 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty ghetto store with a great selection. Spray on your best cologne and walk into the store, come out smelling like you took a dip in the grease trap!
Again the selection is second only to Johnís in Portland...
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