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Salem Beer Works

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American, Hamburgers
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278 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3635
978-745-2337
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Today
11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 146
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

Awesome atmosphere and wonderful staff. Very good food and drinks. Really enjoyed our time here. Definitely recommend trying to get in here on off hours, we went and got in no problem on Friday evening but on Saturday night the line was out the door with a very long wait just to get to the bar for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Amanda A
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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393 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Awesome atmosphere and wonderful staff. Very good food and drinks. Really enjoyed our time here. Definitely recommend trying to get in here on off hours, we went and got in no problem on Friday evening but on Saturday night the line was out the door with a very long wait just to get to the bar for a drink. Definitely... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Choice of beers is good. Always want to try a couple besides the usual. Normally several sandwiches hit the spot. Had their version of a "Cuban". Food was good and good portion.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

After being in Boston for three days, we were surprised to be in a restaurant with more than 10 tables! The environment was very open and had a lot of tables. I ordered the vegetarian Mac & Cheese and it was excellent. Our food arrived quickly and our server was friendly.

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Oregon
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had just missed out hotel restaurant at the Hawthorne Hotel by about five minutes. They said the only place let open serving food after 10:30 was Salem Beer Works. I was not in the mood to walk over here after having a long day of running around for Halloween fun, but my husband talked me into it. It is... More 

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NYC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a good place to come if you like giant TV screens a very loud crowd. Beers are good but other than that, feels like any other sports bar.

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Miller Place, New York
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Really enjoyed our dinner and drinks at Salem Beer Works. We made a reservation for a Fri night (6 ppl) and were seated right away. Both the beer menu and regular menu boast a variety of choices. We really enjoyed the Big Boy IPA and the Whitbeer, and on the menu we really liked the Portobello mushroom burger, Ragun Cajun... More 

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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The pros are that there are some really great house brewed beers here (Blueberry Ale is a favorite) and the burgers are fantastic. The cons are that it is usually crowded, has pretty average service and is very generic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

stopped in to catch the tail end of a football game and found a great selection of beer! Bar keep was fairly friendly even offering tastes of all kinds before selecting. Negative...barely anybody in the establishment, but maybe I caught it on a slow day.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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34 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We both thoroughly enjoyed a Hoppy Christmas beer. I had the scallop appetizer and it was really, really good. After a couple of days of mediocre food in a different town, my luck turned.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The food is always good here and they have a great selection of beers brewed in-house. The menu is not huge, but what they have is great. It's a favorite local go-to as well as nice place for tourists to visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 278 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3635
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 978-745-2337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:30 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?