Anyone who has lived in West Salem for a while has heard of the Alibi. Before all of the changes on Wallace, the Alibi use to stand not far from it's current location. But, when the Walgreen shopping center went up, Alibi's found a new home and is now a shiny, new, modern bar.
We stopped in on a Tuesday on a whim, which is why there aren't any pictures. It happened to be 50 cent taco night and we each ordered a taco while we perused the menu. The tacos came out quickly; hard shelled with taco meat, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and a side of salsa. Not a bad deal at all. We had both ordered something to drink, strawberry lemonade and a soda and the beverages came with the tacos. The strawberry lemonade was perfect, not too sweet or too tart. It took a bit for the waiter to come back over to take our orders, but I was busy trying to narrow down my choices, so it was okay. Their menu is extensive with a large variety of bar food, including a variety of sandwiches and late night specials.
Our food took a little longer than we expected, but since we had the tacos to snack on, we didn't mind. While we waited, we took in the atmosphere. The bar is well lit and the windows are tinted, which made it seem like it was dark out. There were a couple of pool tables and a couple of video games, along with a room for video lottery games, as well as several flat screen TVs. The furniture is dark wood which provides a nice contrast against the open ceiling with it's exposed pipes, all painted black. It's a very clean and comfortable environment, with a wide variety of patrons. There were regulars and occassionals, young people and older and people from all walks of life. The Alibi makes all of their customers feel welcome.
Hubby ordered the club, which is pretty standard for him. On his "Club Scale," this sandwich scored 8 out of 10! He raved about the mountains of turkey and bacon, making it quite substantial. He got the regular fries that came with it and they appeared to be fresh cut, with the peels still intact. These fries were okay, but he lamented not ordering the potato salad.
I ordered the Turkey, Bacon, Avocado wrap and it was delicious. It included cream cheese and it was gigantic. I ended up taking half of it home! The wrap came with a healthy portion of fries, I choose the waffle fries (aka criss-cross fries) and they were good. I gave hubby half of them and he like them more than his regular fries.
We will definitely eat at the Alibi again soon. Their prices were very reasonable, the helpings generous, the atmosphere comfortable and the staff friendly. I can see why so many people become regulars at the Alibi!
590 Taggart Dr NW # 190
Salem, OR 97304-4089
Salem, OR 97304-4089
Sunday -Thursday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.