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Salem Beer Works

Brewery and American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Salem, Salem
  • Jason C.
    "Beer Works makes the best and freshest fruit beers."(8 Tips)
    Rob B.
    "Try the new Watermelon beer!"(3 Tips)
    Doug M.
    "Witch City Red is the way to go."(4 Tips)
    G T.
    "The pumpkin ale is the best on earth !!!!"(4 Tips)
103 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • fried pickles
  • witch city red
  • good for groups
  • clam chowder
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  • R Lukas R.
    R Lukas R.January 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    January is Belgian month. Choices: Saison nouveau (on the light side), Houblon rouge, double vision (potent), and Belgian special. My favorite month So it's my birthday month an extra $10 on the card
  • Tiffani W.
    Tiffani WordAugust 24, 2012
    Great place for a chain. Good selection of beer (as they should!) and tasty food. Love the sweet potato fries, hate the raspberry aioli with it. Make a chipotle aioli instead :)
  • Billy F.
    Billy FishFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love to come and try the sampler every month. This month my favorite is Milk Chocolate Stout. The potato bacon egg rolls are perfect companions to the darker beers.
  • Jason C.
    Jason ChalifourDecember 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Beer Works makes the best and freshest fruit beers. In the summer I'll get a flight of all of them.
  • Charles P.
    Charles PAugust 17, 2013
    One and done. Have a beer and go across the street to scratch kitchen they have a decent beer selection and better food. Beer works is good but scratch kitchen is great.
  • Kathleen M.
    Kathleen MSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    My favorite traditional buffalo style hot wings. Bone-in of course. If you ask nicely, the kitchen will grill them which adds to the flavor.
  • Marianne S.
    Marianne S.July 21, 2013
    I liked the blueberry, watermelon, old ironsides, then the stout. Blueberry was fantastic!
  • PUMA
    PUMAMarch 18, 2011
    Any bar with its own brewery is fine by us! Be sure to check out the monthly specials for some delicious Irish fare!
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyNovember 29, 2015
    Sometimes you'll get lucky and have a really great bartender, but other than that, everything about this place is just average.
  • Viki G.
    Viki GayhardtNovember 16, 2014
    Food, beer (pumpkin works yum), service. A must for any trip to Salem!
  • Kristie N.
    Kristie NiehusOctober 10, 2010
    The clam chowder is's really thick with lots of clams......the blueberry beer is also very good and fun with real blueberries
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KastenApril 4, 2015
    Large space. Ipa's were good, porters and stouts needed work. Food allergy friendly. Super nice staff.
  • Billy F.
    Billy FishDecember 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Bartenders are very friendly, sit at the bar and ask about the months beers and what is on cask.
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WrightOctober 15, 2012
    Pumpkin beer now, Watermelon in the summer, blueberry whenever & Fried Pickles & Sweet Potatoe Fries this place is amazing!! ♥♥♥
  • Christina C.
    Christina CMay 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely try out the blueberry ale, so good! :) Also, the pulled pork sliders are quite tasty :)
  • Brett C.
    Brett CopelandMay 5, 2014
    Great food and awesome beer, make sure you try whatever happens to be on cask.
  • Lisa J.
    Lisa J.June 19, 2011
    Great beer and food! Get the Beer Works card for discounts every month and on your birthday :D
  • Corey C.
    Corey CheeverFebruary 23
    Great beer, pretty good food. However I have repeatedly had such bad service here I can barely go back. They need to get rid of the "team waiter" system- it leads to a lack of service all around.
  • William G.
    William GeroncoJuly 22, 2015
    Great craft beers, awesome atmosphere and staff
  • Rico R.
    Rico RomeroMarch 23, 2015
    20+ traditional in house brews that tend to be unique from Boston Beer Works.
  • Michele K.
    Good beer goes without saying....huge tasty desserts were a surprise!
  • Kathryn W.
    Kathryn WMay 17, 2012
    Witch city red is a total must! And the sour cream and chive french fries!
  • Amelia F.
    Amelia FandreyApril 11, 2013
    Ask for a brewery tour and tasting!! The brewer, Zandy, is very accommodating! Cheers!!!
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KastenApril 11, 2015
    Ipa's were good for the East Coast. Food specials. Lots of space. Patio.
  • 🌼Jean🌼
    🌼Jean🌼October 11, 2014
    The beer and food are great...the bartenders need people skills....not very friendly.
  • Justine D.
    Justine D'AmourOctober 23, 2011
    Their pumpkin ale has a delicious pumpkin-spiced sugar rim that compliments the beer nicely.
  • Aa B.
    Aa BakerAugust 9, 2011
    The cask selections are definitely worth it, though they are not always available
  • Jenny F.
    Jenny FrostSeptember 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good food but it takes someone 15-20 mins to seat u when there's no staff at the hostess station
  • Eri V.
    Eri VJune 30
    Beer was good! Food tasted like it had been sitting under a heat lamp for a while though. Had to send back our dough bites bc they had basically turned into stale croutons.
  • Dan G.
    Dan GreenleafApril 26, 2012
    Get snack attack. Pretzels, nuts, & potato sticks. Great price.
  • Maarten M.
    Maarten MarkusDecember 6, 2014
    Try the stout and the IPA!
  • Rob T.
    Rob Thayer IIIMay 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    New patio is a great place to sit and grab a cold beer on a hot day.
  • Tony G.
    Tony GesJuly 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Salmon is great! Fried pickles awesome!
  • Keiko Z.
    Keiko ZollSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're local, snag a VIP Card. $10 loaded every month, and $25 after you earn 500 points!
  • Craig L.
    Craig LueckeDecember 17, 2012
    The ribs were awful. Couldn't pull them apart and they were cold. The waiter wanted to argue with me until I showed me trying to tug them apart. Obviously raw or rushed cooked. Beer was good.
  • G T.
    G TOctober 6, 2012
    The pumpkin ale is the best on earth !!!!
  • J S.
    J SDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ragin' Cajun with a Back Bay IPA is way to go.
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa ThayerMay 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Watermelon Ale and fried pickles are my staple foods here!
  • Doug M.
    Doug MyslinskiJuly 8, 2013
    Witch City Red is the way to go.
  • Jay J.
    Jay JohnsonOctober 8, 2010
    Try the Boston Commons lager. It's off the menu but available. Really nice lager à la Sam Adams.
  • Billy F.
    Billy FishDecember 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Curly's Irish stout is a great sweet stout.
  • Chelsea L.
    Chelsea LocklearSeptember 3, 2012
    Watermelon beer is awesome
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel S.May 19, 2013
    Food is banging. Blueberry beer buoyancy got topic of discussion!
  • Rob B.
    Rob BegleyJune 1, 2012
    Try the new Watermelon beer! It is so good!!
  • Eric O.
    Eric ONovember 1, 2012
    There's always a guy who asks for a Bud Light at Beer Works. Don't be that guy.
  • Michael S.
    Michael StaffieriJanuary 9, 2013
    Hard to find a place with magners...
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyNovember 7, 2014
    Bartenders pour heavy!
  • Dan J.
    Dan JohnsonJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the Beer....really....
  • Amy C.
    Amy CopelandJuly 8, 2012
    Black bat stout is magically delicious.
  • Mark C.
    Mark CohenJune 2, 2013
    Try the steak tips and sweet potato fries.
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