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Lassen Ale Works at the Pioneer Saloon

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724 Main St, Susanville, CA 96130
+1 530-257-7666
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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Lassen Ale Works at the Pioneer Saloon in Uptown Susanville is...
Lassen Ale Works at the Pioneer Saloon in Uptown Susanville is Northeastern California's only brewpub. We are a 21 and over only establishment. The historic Pioneer Mercantile building we occupy has been home to a saloon for 150 years--look for the large vintage neon Pioneer sign on the south side of Main Street. We offer a small but eclectic menu of house-made dishes including fish and chips, lamb stew, hamburgers and fresh salads. Our ales are made on site and include light and dark ales from the pale, crisp Bizz Johnson Blonde to the rip snorting Pioneer Porter. We also have a full bar, specialty cocktails, a wine by the glass and a selection of single malt scotch. Take a seat at our 36-foot-long bar and admire the wall of local ranch brands above the bar back or go into the back room to watch the brewer at work and play pool beneath the historic mural that celebrates the logging and ranching roots of Susanville.
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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best place in Susanville

We visited Susanville on business and had the pleasure dining at LAW twice. Both times the food was exceptional. My husband stated it was the best coleslaw he has ever had. Great spot!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Kristie C
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We visited Susanville on business and had the pleasure dining at LAW twice. Both times the food was exceptional. My husband stated it was the best coleslaw he has ever had. Great spot!

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Susanville, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

On this visit I ordered their chicken, garlic and spinach soup. Delicious. Their half an order of Caesar salad was tiny and the romaine lettuce was limp and came with too much dressing which was lacking a Caesar dressing component. Perhaps the anchovy? Ask for the dressing on the side if you want to taste any lettuce. The garlic bread... More 

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Sacramento, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The beer was excellent as was the food. I had THE best pasta primavera ever. People in small towns are friendly in general but the staff and even the diners were super nice. They have live music once or twice a week, there's a pool table in the back but it is a family restaurant. The locals eat here and... More 

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kingsville ontario
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170 reviews 170 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I was craving comfort food and was delighted when I saw macaroni and cheese on the menu. That's it for me! I was sold and the meal did not disappoint. My husband says the brown ale was outstanding and that the burger was very good. The bar has a really neat ambience. I spent alot of time trying to figure... More 

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Janesville, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Realizing that our LAW has received a slew of great reviews, I still wanted to add my two cents as a "local" with pride in our history revisited. An authentic survivor of America's Old West, nestled in the heart of historic Uptown Susanville, the Pioneer Saloon was established in 1862, as the Humboldt Exchange Saloon. It changed hands and names... More 

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Oakland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The brew is good too. And I have heard the Fish and Chips is good. Don't miss it if you are staying in Susanville. The historic setting is wonderful too. Oh... and the servers were wonderful. I loved this place.

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California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We come here often. Good atmosphere. Great beer. Awesome staff. Delicious food. Clean restrooms. It's a must stop for sure.

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San Jose, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Everything I've tried here has been good. Burgers and Chicken sandwiches are especially good. Ambiance is nice. Prices are slightly high, but not bad.

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West Linn, Oregon
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79 reviews 79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Born in 1862, but refurbished in 2012, this saloon calls itself the oldest and newest watering hole in northeastern California, and it has so much for me to woo you with. Artisan ales, full bar, expansive menu...check, check, check. I'm in love with the comforting hot cocktail I ordered on this rainy evening: the St. George Sipper. Pear brandy, pear... More 

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Westwood Lassen County, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Have been in the Ale Works twice, mostly because it was recommended by others. The food was ok and the service was friendly but a bit on the slow side. The portions were also on the small side for the price. Regarding price, it seemed expensive in comparison to other restaurants in the area. Overall this is just an ok... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 724 Main St, Susanville, CA 96130
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Susanville
  • Phone Number: +1 530-257-7666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Brew Pub

Description

Lassen Ale Works at the Pioneer Saloon in Uptown Susanville is Northeastern California's only brewpub. We are a 21 and over only establishment. The historic Pioneer Mercantile building we occupy has been home to a saloon for 150 years--look for the large vintage neon Pioneer sign on the south side of Main Street. We offer a small but eclectic menu of house-made dishes including fish and chips, lamb stew, hamburgers and fresh salads. Our ales are made on site and include light and dark ales from the pale, crisp Bizz Johnson Blonde to the rip snorting Pioneer Porter. We also have a full bar, specialty cocktails, a wine by the glass and a selection of single malt scotch. Take a seat at our 36-foot-long bar and admire the wall of local ranch brands above the bar back or go into the back room to watch the brewer at work and play pool beneath the historic mural that celebrates the logging and ranching roots of Susanville.
Open Hours
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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