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Witch's Brew Cafe

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American, Bar, Pub
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156 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5643
+1 978-745-8717
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Today
10:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been here about 20 times in my culinary life... Pretty consistent. Bartender Mike is always nice. The crowd is just surly...Tonight was the worst...walked in to a obnovious patron/ regular that accused my husband of being rude for taking two of four seats that were open and assumed these should have been reserved for her friends BTW ...plenty of seats... More 

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Thank Kathmandu11
Conroe, Texas
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112 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were walking back to our hotel (Salem Waterfront) from House of Seven Gables. The name and the Hocus Pocus art on the window seemed inviting to tourists, so we decided to stop by here for a quick bite, instead of the hotel restaurant. The restaurant was pretty dead when we walked in, a few people at the bar, and... More 

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Thank Lisa L
Pompton Plains, New Jersey
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Local place, sat by the fireplace and had wonderful dinners. We just happened to try this place on a whim.

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Thank halfcafe9
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at Witches Brew at 4:30pm to a sign on the door that said "Open at 5:00pm". We had a party of 8 so we decided to wait as we figured it would be difficult to get a table at that time. We watched the owner sitting inside at the bar with his staff having drinks as we anxiously... More 

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SalemSalem1, Manager at Witch's Brew Cafe, responded to this review

Ridiculous! Never happened More 

Florida
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at this restaurant on our way to the Derby House and the House of the Seven Gables. The food was standard fare with reasonable prices.

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Thank Esti93
Canada
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

While in Salem a week before the Halloween, we tried several times to get in but the line was incessantly packed. Finally, we were able to get on November 1st, dinner time. The place was still full but a lot more relaxed. It is a quaint cafe, nice decor on the outside and the main dining area has a far... More 

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Thank Emilialoves2travel
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

First night in Salem, since 2012. The Witches Brew was the lucky restaurant we chose. TWO THUMBS UP! I had the Witches Brew Steak and the Crab Meat Stuffed Mushrooms...deliciousness! Witches Brew Steak was a good size portion, along with the mushrooms. Atmosphere was great and our server was professional and had a great attitude. We had a 2 and... More 

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Great little restaurant near the house of 7 gables. Good for food and comfortable bar. Small menu but extremely tasty. Give it a try.

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Thank Rich S
Northeast
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I had read of Tin ceiling inside so really wanted to go in. Ordered an Ice Tea and it was made from a Mix. I didnt drink it. It was warm outside so 2 of us ordered the frozen deserts. The frozen Coconut and Orange was very good, although really SWEET. One of us ordered Mozzarella sticks, and they seemed... More 

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Thank diamun
turlock, california
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235 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The bartender at Brodie's recommended this restaurant. It is off the beaten path and on the way to the House of 7 Gables......Entered thru the bar and then found ourselves in a very cute dining room. I had the Ratatouille, I make it but have never had it in a restaurant. Friend had the chicken on French bread. Both very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5643
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 978-745-8717

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