large brewing facility overrun with ski-bums (hey, I fit in!). very poor beer quality. somewhat limited selection. lots of teevees and noise, but other than thai me up it’s the only game in town, and the only place open late to drink on weekends (and filled with cute women).
I enjoyed this place very much...yes it gets crowded...but it’s the best craftbeer place in town and for some distance beyond. The beers are very good and the place is very attractive. I found the customers as well as the staff a great part of the overall experience...at least while I was there. As long as you try to stay away from the busiest times...I think you will find this place well worth the visit.
Snake River Brewing is a large brewpub on the fringe of downtown Jackson. The place is really divided up inside, with a busy host stand, bar area to the right, mezzanine for dining, and another dining area (I think; it’s pretty fragmented). It’s all white painted metal beams with light colored wood flooring and furniture. There were some small TVs in the bar area, so we could watch the Women’s World Cup semifinal. They had 8 house drafts plus 1-2 on cask. The beers were average, and so was the food. The beer is a good price at $5/pint, but the food is overpriced for what it is. Common for the area, I guess. The server was friendly but overwhelmed, and then their credit card system went down for 20 minutes or so as we tried to leave. So that part was kind of a pain. Having gone to Thai Me Up the day before, there was no way this place was going to measure up to that standard. But it’s a solid brewpub, maybe a little dated in terms of philosophy and decor, but there’s also a reason they’ve been successful for a long time.
Stopped during our tour of Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, Western Montana and Western Wyoming regions. As we visited all the National Parks and Breweries summer 2004. This was a fun place to stop at. We where there during the county fair so they had a band and all sorts of good brews being served. The food was awesome and we had a great time. The service is a bit off due to they are ski bums trying to make a buck and tend not to know manners. We will go again just for the beer and food. They have won tons of awards and are proud of it. They do need to add XXL shirts to there wears. Hey we are beer drinkers and we are big. Small shirts are for light beer drinkers XXL for us big boys that like a good robust brew.
Got here for a lunch with my wife and son. The place has that 80’s feel to it. We walked up the stairs where you pass right by the nice looking brewhouse. Looking around I like how they include lots of local artwork with custom ceramic tiles and all of the pictures of groups of people everywhere. The food was decent but not noteworthy as was the beer. The help was friendly but the overall atmosphere was lacking as areas seemed to be under construction and sort of in-process and this the feeling that we were out of place and possibly in the way.