It was one of those rainy Oregon weekend days when it's hard to decide what to do or where to go. After a bit of driving around, we stopped and went to Brown's Towne Lounge in the Reed Opera House Mall downtown. I've had drinks here before but have never gone for food.
Happy hour was from 4-6, and they had some great prices for cocktails, beer and wine.
Our server was busy, and even though she had her hands full, she still gave fantastic service.
I was happy to see that there were quite a few veggie options on the menu, since vegetarian food can sometimes be hard to find in town. I ordered a Ninkasi Oatmeal Stout, and my date had Basil Hayden on the rocks. He had a veggie burger (which was great, but not on the menu, you have to ask for it), with avocado and Swiss cheese added, with a side of tots. I had onion rings from the happy hour menu.
The food was so much better than I expected. It is definitely much better than what bars around town usually make. We got out of there with a yummy late lunch and drinks plus tip for under $30.
Their happy hour menu includes items like spring rolls, sliders, salad, sweet potato fries, and much more. They also have pinball and pool, which is great for lazy weekend days. The people watching from the windows is great too.
It seems that their kitchen is pretty creative and they have lots of specials every day. I'll definitely be back.
189 Liberty St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301