Salem Beer Works | Salem, Massachusetts
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Salem Beer Works
Exceptional based on 18 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

278 Derby St.
Salem, Massachusetts United States 01970 [ print map ]
978 741 7088

Hours: call

Taps: 12 | Bottles: 0

Salem Beer Works

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18 reviews for Salem Beer Works
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  77%
 Selection  74%
 Food  72%
 Value  68%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  80%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Indra  (73) Overland Park, Kansas | November 3, 2011
Visited on a Sunday evening. Pretty typical semi-corporate/sports brewpub layout, this is a sizable location. Very good selection of beers brewed on site, more than enough to keep the trip interesting. Service was nothing to complain about, fairly large but standard brewpub menu. One could certainly do worse, especially for a small town like Salem.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo  (37) Eugene, Oregon | June 26, 2011
Great location. A wide variety of beers, unique tastes. Great food. Highly recommended. And I think they have recently renovated since I visited in 2010.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
ChemDoc  (12) West Virginia | December 29, 2010
A solid brewpub with standard beers & fare. Unfortunately last time I was there they were out of all the interesting beers so I drank the simple stuff. Food is good, Beer is good. Solid, but not really special. Definitely worth a visit, though.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter  (100) Flushing, New York | October 20, 2009
Basically a family restaurant ambiance- quite congested and noisy. The service however is prompt, friendly and helpful. I received a sampler with four of the beers I hadnít tried from Boston Beer Works yet, and it was very fairly priced. They have a variety of style, none of which are great, but theyíre standard for a ítouristyí brewpub. Especially with this location during Halloween- being that Salem has that ambiance. The Scottish Ale they had up at the time was actually decent- had the peat character I look for in the style. I worthy stop, if you hapen to be in the town of Salem. Other than that, if you have to tick the Boston Beer Works stuff, go to either Canal Street or Fenway locations.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES  (104) New Jersey | October 2, 2008
good place worth travelleing to. good value for the buck good beer and good homemade style food. rainy day and the roof leaked but hey wait now the place is not a dump. smell of the farm from the malt and mash hits you as soon as you walk in and then you see the brew vats. quaint and real glad to have been there and will be back. a couple of real good brews and a few nice ones!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
TheCaptain  (39) Lancaster, Pennsylvania | May 8, 2008
The wife and I love to travel up to Salem at least every other year if we can when visiting New England. Hit the Beer works every time. Like the Pumpkin Head Ale and great selection at this one. More of a Micro Brewery Halloween ambiance going on. Food and service great. Just really like Salem and the whole Halloween vibe up here.
yobdoog  (94) Woodridge NY, New York | February 11, 2008
I was lucky enough to go to this location a few weeks before Halloween. The town must celebrate all year round. Great tourist attraction with a brewpub. One of the brewers happen to be doing some cleaning while my friends and I entered so the geeks we are chatted with him for a bit and got to sample a new sour red theaved right out of the barrels. Nice, love when that happens. We stayed for some samplers some pints, some darts and shared a few bottles with the brewer. Name escapes me. Really big place, food looked good, we didnít eat. Lots of tvís and high celings. Fun place and can hold a lot of people so yo ucan go with a group.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Cryotek  (16) Pawtucket, Rhode Island | January 1, 2008
Visited Halloween 2006. Nice big open place, lots of TVís. I remember everyone was drinking the pumpkin ale which was good. Nice food selection, good friendly service, good nachos. I really enjoyed my time there and canít wait to go back!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis  (69) Lawrence, Kansas | April 23, 2007
Industrial brew pub feel with a nice open dining room and large bar. Nice location in Salem MA. Friendly service. Was here for lunch and orderd a burger with fries. Very good and also tried some of my sons pizza which was good also. 12 beers on tap. They usually have a total of 14 which is a lot for a brewpub like this. Big food menu as well. In general the beers tended to be on the water side. But were still decent.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
APannos36  (1) Salem MA, Massachusetts | March 7, 2007
I live in Salem and I go down to the Beer works every chance I get. most of the food is pretty good, but the two entrees that really shine are the baby back ribs and the beer basted steak tips. the ribs are so tender that the meat falls off the bone and the steak tips will melt in your mouth. The beer is pretty damn good too. when it is in season I like to get the pumpkin head, the blusberry and watermellon are great in the summer, and there a ton of others that are worth drinking. The place is a little on the pricey side, but both the food and the beer is worth it.

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