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).
Last stop of the evening. I almost did not stop in, but I am glad I did. Home of what USED to be the best beer in Wyoming (Zonker) before Melvin came along. They had 10ish tap beers and offered flights of six. Pretty busy, but seats were available at the bar. Helpful service, attentive and knowledgeable. I managed to dump one of my tasters on the bar, and he happily replaced it and helped me clean up my mess. Did not try the food, but heard good things. All in all, this was my favorite Jackson stop. The beer was a tad better at Melvin, but the experience was better here.
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.