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Salem Beer Works

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Pub
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278 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3635
+1 978-745-2337
11:00 - 00:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We used to come here a lot when my wife and I started dating. Coming here for Halloween was a gamble, but wait time wasn't too bad, just a half hour. They renovated the establishment a few years ago, I like what they did for design but the layout is a little odd in comparison to what is was previously.... More 

Thank John O
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I always have a great time here! The best blueberry beer around, hands down. This is a great choice for a great casual burger and beer night out. The parmesan fries are to die for and my go to is the burger. They have a nice outdoor eating area for one serious people watching. Consistentaly great food and beer

Thank dorygirl
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This was a popular place during Halloween weekend and that means lines could be long. So plan early and get your reservations. Two of the beers I wanted to try were out so I was slightly disappointed. The fools was good and the price was average for a brewpub. I recommend the scallops on chips.

Thank J C
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Food just ok. Mixed drinks were gross but beer list is good. Bar area was nice but super crowded Bc of the time of yr in Salem. It was really nice that they had the waitlist system down to a science. They text you 10 mins bf your table is ready and if you don't want it anymore you just... More 

Thank GB08Nj
Malta, New York
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Just visited Salem for the first time and made it a point of stopping at the Salem Beer Works. I was not disappointed. When we arrived at 12:45, there was a line to get in which almost had me turning around, but we waited a few minutes and walked up to the hostess. There was a 1.5 hour wait for... More 

Thank Saratoga_Pixie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My husband and I stopped in Salem for a quick look at the town and randomly went here. Really cool atmosphere, food was so delicious and perfectly portioned and great beer selection. Sangria was also really good. I highly recommend this place!

Thank Kristen L
Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

You can tell the owners and staff love good food, good friends and good beer. It was awesome to come to a place that celebrated Salem as a great place without monetizing the witch trials. Sports Bar that's still girlfriend and kid friendly, Waitstaff is young but ON POINT. The food is really yummy. The craft seasonal beers are so... More 

Thank tiffanyjoseph
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great craft beers great service great food it was amazing stop by and have a great dining experience. You won't regret it!!!

Thank Kai J
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Much like all of Salem, this place is extremely busy on the weekends. If you want to go and actually enjoy the brews and food, try it during the week when there are less people. The Pumpkin Works beer was our favorite, the sugar/spice glass rim was perfect. We would for sure go back next time we are in the... More 

Thank JennSkellington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My cousin and I split a buger and a chicken sandwich. Both were fabulous. We went early for lunch, around 1130, and it did get busy, but it's Salem's busy time!!! If you don't want busy don't go during rush eating times in October. Great service and food!

Thank Eleana T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3635
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-745-2337

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?