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Salem Beer Works

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American, Bar, Pub
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278 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3635
11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:30 am
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Peabody, Massachusetts
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've lived in the area for a few years now and have driven past many times. It was a nice cool night and decided to stop here for a beer and appetizers. Ordered the nachos, hummus and we each had a watermelon beer. The beer was refreshing, the hummus was tasty as was the nachos. I definitely think I'll come!

Thank papsj
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were passing by as we toured Salem and decided to get a drink and a nibble. It was mid afternoon, not crowded, but we got very little attention. Service was very slow. I had the impression that they weren't happy we were just getting a drink and an appetizer.

Thank PaKathie
Long Island, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we were looking for a place with a varied menu and lively atmosphere. This place fit the bill. Good food and service and reasonably priced. Lots of beer choices though we are not beer drinkers. We would return next time we are in Salem.

Thank longislandcab
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always make a stop here when visiting Salem for some very fine beer and food. Try the Water Melon Ale truly great.

Thank Mauicoffee
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A big group of us go here every October around Halloween. Although there is usually an hour wait (or more) we have never been disappointed. The food is good, and the tap beers are flowing. If you go around Halloween, word to the wise...stop here first to put your name in (they do not take reservations the month of October)... More 

Thank Cher-bot
Cincinnati, Ohio
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65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Opened late, which was great after a late walking tour. We ate on the patio and enjoyed local brews and amazing food. I enjoyed the ambience of the patio. I'd like to know how we can get their beer in Cincinnati. Definitely recommend!

Thank Christina M
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten here a number of times since we've had a sailboat in the harbor for many years. The beer was great of course. But how can you lose with a burger and haddock sandwich? My husband's burger was dry and overcooked. My haddock sandwich had just a few bites of haddock and was mostly dry fried crispy edges. We're... More 

Thank MaddyUS
Mechanicville, New York
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for dinner. We ate outside on there terrace. It took a while to be seated do to change of shifts. The food was good but the service was lacking.

Thank Glenda S
Warren, CT
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is, by far, our favorite Salem restaurant. The food is a bit expensive, but tasty, and rarely disappoints. The beer selection from this brewery is particularly good, with seasonal beers worthy of note. Don't bother during the month of October, as the location of this place (across the street from public parking) makes wait times unreasonably long. Copious televisions,... More 

Thank Kathy E
Dundalk, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a late bite after a long journey and were greeted by a surly grumpy waitress who obviously was not a happy camper for whatever reason. After giving her the benefit of the doubt we ordered food and drink. The drink was great but the food was the worst I have had since arriving in the states. Unbelievably... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-3635
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 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?