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Business Description
Salem Beer Works is a restaurant and brewery. It features bold American cuisine and award-winning beers. Its amenities include stellar service, an inviting interior, seasonal patio services and a close proximity to the Salem waterfront. The restaurant brews more than 50 variations of lagers, ales, stouts and pilsners each year, and keeps approximately 15 micro-brews on tap at any given time. It can also host and accommodate any party of almost any size. Founded in 1992, Salem Beer Works opened in Salem, Mass., in 1996.

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Phone: (978) 741-7632

Fax Number: (978) 741-7632

Payment method
cash, travelers checks, amex, master card, visa, all major credit cards
Price Range
Downtown Salem
Beer & Ale-Wholesale & Manufacturers, Beer & Ale, Brew Pubs, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes



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delicious microbrews

Somehow I've been the the Salem Beer Works a good number of times but never to the Boston Beer Works (and I'm always in Boston). I love this one though, even if I don't like to frequent Salem all too often, and if it's not too out of the way from where you live I would definitely suggest it. I don't really know since when, but Salem has become this little hipster scene where the square actually holds a lot of fun places to go on any given night (Thurs-Sat being most popular, obviously). The Tavern on the Square is about a block down from the Beer Works, and both are a good time. The Tavern just gets crowded really fast so I prefer the Beer Works, but most importantly for their microbrews. Pales and ambers are my favorite, so just ask the bartender/waiter for their recommendation if you're not sure what to get. Also, even though I really hate fruity beers, they apparently have a good selection of tasty blueberry and watermelon beers on season (if you're in to that stuff...). Also their appetizers are just fine, and given the fact that you'll want to come here in a decent to large sized group they're a good price (I like the nachos, pretty standard but they come in a large portion). All in all, if you love beer and love a good time, this place is just right.



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Beer Works is the best restaurant ever!

I have been going here every week for three years, and have never had a problem! Great burgers!



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Good food, great beer

North Shore Light. This beer is just right. I am not a very good beer drinker but this one is smooth and goes down nice. I like ordering a haddock sandwich and requesting that they change it out for salmon. Everytime they have been more than happy to do it. I add my coleslaw to the sandwich and it is yummy. The burgers are very generous in portion and good flavor. The mexicali chicken quesadilla was delicious too.

I've been to Salem Beer Works and Boston Beer Works on a number of occasions and really feel like they offer an excellent menu, generous portions, and a decent value.



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Not worth the price

Upon being seated the waitress informed my boyfriend and I that they were out of several kinds of beer as well as buffalo wings and scallops. My boyfriend found a piece of rubber in his clam chowder. My meal included a below average chicken sandwich ans fries that weren't worth eating. Definitely not a meal worth $40. On the upside the beer that they did have was good.



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Gtreat Beer

A great place to go with a group of friends!! So many beer choices I went for the sampler a couple times, the food is good and great service.
the atmosphere was friendly and inviting. good location.



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Great beer, great veggie burgers, decent ambience

I am an ovo-lacto vegetarian and had the best veggie burger of my life at Salem Beer Works this past August.--piled high with ripe avocado and fresh veggies. My husband and I have been there several times since. I really enjoy the beer sampler since it gives me the opportunity to try four of their microbrews at a time! My only complaint is that, as a couple, we are often seated next to very large, noisy tables. In fact, the last time we ate at Salem Beer Works (a Tuesday night), the waitress pulled a four-person apart to make 2, 2-person tables...I was forced to sit 6-inches from another couple along the same bench! It was like riding the T while paying 40$ for dinner. We were not happy. We asked to be re-seated but were told the restaurant lacked enough waitstaff to spread us out from the other patrons.



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Some of the best, most interesting beer around. The blueberry ale is awesome. The cherry bomb takes some getting used to but I would recommend it to the adventuresome drinker. The watermelon Ale and the seven gables golden are mild, great choices.

The food is basic but really great. Cheese fries, chicken wings and pesto pizza are some of my favorites. The restaurant is large so for the most part finding a seat is not a problem. Great for a late night quick beer or for a group of friends.



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Blueberry Beer Good Food Bad

Walking into Salem Beer Works I expected a large selection of beers to choose from. Perhaps this was my poor assumption. I was surprised by the short beer list. I did however enjoy the blueberry beer I ordered. My food was awful. I ordered an entree salad with chicken and would rate it the worst salad I've ever had in a restaraunt.
I enjoyed the set up of the restaraunt and surroundings but would not return due to the poor food and short drink list.

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