United States > Oregon > Salem
Beer Available At Thompson Brewery and Public House (arranged by most recent)
McMenamins Red S.M.A.S.H , McMenamins Vanilla Cream Stout , McMenamins Big Monster Pumpkin Stout , McMenamins Kind of Blue IPA , McMenamins Black Widow Porter 63, McMenamins Dark Mountain CDA , McMenamins Griff’s Porter , McMenamins Thirsty Thors’ Belgian IPA , McMenamins Summer Wheat , McMenamins Shipping IPA , McMenamins Honey Basil Wheat , McMenamins Aleways Dark Amber , McMenamins Corkey’s Scottish Ale - 70 Schilling , McMenamins Jam Session ISA 44, McMenamins Pot of Gold , McMenamins Root Down IPA , McMenamins Dahlia Moon
BK7 (65) Turner, Oregon | October 12, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
A small McMenamins in South Salem. Place is very small. Small bar, small inside seating area and small outside seating area. Typical McMenamins selection. Friendly service.
Syzzer (72) Oregon | September 9, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
THis is a great McMinnamens. The atmosphere is amazing and the beers are very good. I suggest the Terminator stout. The food is pretty good, not great
savnac (285) Anchorage, Alaska | August 10, 2011
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Had lunch outside and a couple beers here. Looked quaint and nice from outside but was a bit old, dirty and run down. Service was alright, but the dude was just a kind of weird. Selection was meh, nothing that stood out and what we did get wasn’t that good. Food was ok, but a bit greasy and overpriced. Value wasn’t that good for the quality of food and beer that you got. Would not go back to this place.
Dogbrick (760) Columbus, Ohio | April 4, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
(Visited 02/2010): One of apparently dozens of McMenamins in the Portland area, this location is in Salem on Liberty a little ways from I-5. There is a decent sized private lot.
The place literally looks like a house both outside and in. Upon entering, the cozy bar is immediately to the right. There are several bar seats and a couple small tables in there. A large board displays what beers are on tap. I believe I saw a couple wines on tap as well. Other areas of the space are devoted to restaurant seating. We sat upstairs and it really felt like it was someone’s house except with tables everywhere, plus some posters and other decorations. Needless to say dining in a relatively small and quiet room with a couple other tables was kind of different.
McMenamins beers on tap in Salem number 7, and 6 are available in a sampler for $6.95. They include the standard APA, IPA, Porter and Stout, and a couple more unique brews like a Strong Ale and Ginger Red. All of the beers were slightly above average, with the Pole-Ax Strong Ale being the one standout.
Service was pretty good on our visit. Our server was prompt with everything and was able to speak to the beers they carried.
Dinner on a weekend evening was good. We both enjoyed our sandwiches.
Overall the beers really don’t stack up to most of the great Portland brewers, but if passing through or visiting Salem it is worth a stop.
BrewDad (445) Olympia, Washington | September 16, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Loved the look of this old house turned into a McMenamins brewery/pub. I had my daughter with me while the wife was out shopping and I sat for a pint while my daughter had water. We where met with a great server who astounded us with some great beer knowledge and we where off. I had a few pints and was regaled of our past vacation by my 4 year old. We loved the place and were glad to have stopped and checked it out. This is a good stop for any thirsty beer drinker.
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | July 8, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Small brewpub located in what looked to have once been a small house. Had a very British pub feel to it. The bar was small and looked to be situated in the kitchen? They had 10 house beers the day I visited which were identical to the selection at the other McMenamins across town (Boon’s Treasury).
bu11zeye (112) Frisco (Dallas), Texas | December 8, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice little brewpub with many friendly locals. Probably the most attentive service I have had in a few years. Descent beers all around. Nothing lousy, but nothing extraordinary either.
Sdlinky (5) Keizer, Oregon | November 11, 2005
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
We sat outside this summer and it was quite nice. Some of the beer I wanted to try was not there, overall, it was great though.
Reid (45) Salem, Oregon | May 18, 2004
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Situated in the South side of Salem..just off a very busy street.It was an independent Brewery/Pub ( founded 1990) before McMenamins took it over around 3 years ago.Some beers are still brewed on the premisies..others come from McMenamins bigger breweries.
Its quite a strange Pub ( well most MacMen places are !!)Its in a large rambling late Victorian mansion. The actual bar is tiny but cosy ( 12s a crowd in it) The restaurant tables are scattered all over both floors of the house. There is a pretty sizable beer garden out the back which is terrific fun in the Summer.
The food on offer is typical McMenamins..sandwichews, soup, burgers, hummus, etc pretty tasty.
The staff tend to be &quo;alternative&quo; in appearance but are very friendly and attentive..kinda laid back dude!
The selection was mostly MacMenamin bers on tap with Dead Guy Ale, Pilsner Urquell and unfortunatly Coors light thrown in. It was great that in the 4 hours I was there i did not see a single Coors light pint being poured..and it was extremelly busy with families etc in the restaurant.
All in all a cool neighboourhood hang out!
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