Thompson Brewery & Public House

3575 Liberty Rd. S., Salem, OR 97302

Hours:
Sunday – Tuesday, 11 a.m. 'til 10 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday, 11 a.m. 'til 11 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. 'til 1 a.m.

Upcoming Events

Oregon Wine Month
Thursday, May 25
20th Annual Barley Cup Brewfest
Saturday, Jun 10
Oregon Cider Week
Thursday, Jun 15
Savor in Salem
Wednesday, Jul 12
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About Thompson Brewery & Public House

Make beer, not civil war.

In 1905, when the South Salem Hills were planted in orchards, a splendid house was built along the market road to Eugene as a dwelling for Civil War vet Franklin Thompson. Today, the Thompson Brewery & Public House is the first brewery in Salem to be established post-Prohibition.

Is it any surprise that the interior echoes with the laughter of an old friend? Nothing, it seems, hangs heavy in the air in this comfortable, century-old building. There's always a welcoming easiness extending to all. The deck at the Thompson is a perfect place to enjoy a meal and a housemade McMenamins pint.

Thompson Brewery & Public House allows pets in the front yard and picnic table ares only.

Menus

Menu  Kids  Happy Hour & Specials  Beverage  Dietary Restrictions

Happy Hour served daily 3-6 p.m. & 10 p.m.-close
Drink specials 3-6 p.m. & 10 p.m.-12 midnight
No substitutions, additions, or to-go orders
Minimum drink purchase of $2

We offer Northwest-style pub fare that incorporates the freshest seasonal ingredients from local and regional growers and producers (including Tillamook Cheese and Ice Cream, Pleasant Valley Pickles, Sheridan Fruit Company, Country Natural Beef and many others). We make everything onsite, including pizza, soups and more. Weekly specials round out our menus – ask your server for details.

Gluten-free buns available! These light, crisp, locally made products are available for an additional charge with hamburgers and sandwiches – just ask your server. Please note: Although the bun is gluten-free, our kitchens are not.

Take home your favorite McMenamins Ale or Cider!

$8 Growler Mondays

Head to any of our pubs, bring your 2-quart growler and have it filled with any regular McMenamins beer for $8 every Monday! You can also fill your growler with any McMenamins high gravity beer for $10. We don’t offer a special on growler fills of Brewmasters Reserve beer or cider at this time.

Regular price $14 - $17.

Note: This special does not apply to cider or brewmasters reserves. 

Check out what's ON TAP on the free McMenamins app.

Apple App Store   Google Play store for Android  

On Tap To Go
(not including growler or jar)

Hard Cider To Go
(not including growler or jar)

1 quart  $7.00-$8.50 1 quart $8.80
2 quarts  $14.00-$17.00 2 quarts $17.60
 

 




Half-Gallon Growlers 
We're offering these special 64-ounce growlers (think a glass moonshine jug) that are now engraved with many different company seasonal logos and other assorted graphics! Use it time and time again, or keep it as a memento from your visit. 
Available at all locations

Cans To Go
Our 16-ounce cans of our signature Ruby and Hammerhead are available to-go at all locations. Crack ‘em open and enjoy on the beach, in a backyard....bottle openers are no longer required. 

Crowlers
Offered at our 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop
Prices vary

We're now offering Crowlers - a mashup of can and growler - in a 32-ounce vessel that we fill fresh from a tap of your choice and seal up to-go. Choose from our 20 rotating taps of McMenamins' and guest breweries handcrafted offerings, including cider and high-gravity selections.

Kegs/Cornelius Cans
$120/15.5 gallon plus refundable keg and equipment deposits

At select breweries we can also fill Cornelius canisters. Call the brewery to make arrangements.  You will need to bring your clean canister and leave it with the brewer for filling.  You cannot just drop in and get a canister filled unannounced.

Current pricing on Cornelius canisters is $50 for 5 gallons, $30 for 3 gallons.  If you have a different size Cornelius canister figure on $10 per gallon.

Order a keg of McMenamins brew for your next party from one of our Oregon or Washington breweries! Different varieties are available at each location, so call ahead to see what beers are on hand.

All sales are final. We do not offer refunds.

Shipping Beer
Now shipping to anywhere in Oregon
Call the Edgefield Gift Shop to order:
503-492-5470
7 a.m.–7 p.m. Pacific Time

Bottles: $5.60 per bottle
Cans: $2.75 per can
Plus shipping and handling
Max 24 bottles/cans per order per state law

Why can't you ship elsewhere?
While Oregon law allows us to ship outside of the state, individual state laws prohibit us to ship beer directly to consumers.

History

The Thompson Brewery and Public House is a remarkable place! These old walls have witnessed more than a century of colorful occupants, the remnants of which are still clearly visible throughout. From an early country home to a preschool, and from quiet family gatherings to traditional German folk dancing, this comfortable old house has played host to many wondrous manifestations....

How did this former daycare come to be a brewery and pub? That's just one page from its history — read on to learn the whole story.

  • Seasonal Red Riser IRA

    Seasonal Red Riser IRA

    On Tap Now Across the Land

  • Edgefield Wines

    Edgefield Wines

    Available by the glass at all locations

  • McMenamins Coffee Roasters

    McMenamins Coffee Roasters

    Roasting beans from small-farm growers

  • Handcrafted Spirits

    Handcrafted Spirits

    Edgefield & Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery spirits available only at McMenamins

Hours:
Sunday – Tuesday, 11 a.m. 'til 10 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday, 11 a.m. 'til 11 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. 'til 1 a.m.

Upcoming Events

Oregon Wine Month
Thursday, May 25
20th Annual Barley Cup Brewfest
Saturday, Jun 10
Oregon Cider Week
Thursday, Jun 15
Savor in Salem
Wednesday, Jul 12

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