New Space for Gilgamesh Brewing

UPDATE: This was posted on their Facebook page- (hrs: Wed - Sat: 12pm - 10pm)

We're settling into our new digs here in beautiful downtown Salem and we think it's a fine time to throw a bash and have a grand opening! Please join us for a fantastic time and bring your entire posse!

We're BIG fans of awesome local music and that's why we've got some great stuff lined up for this weekend:

Friday Night starting at 7 will be JAMALIA
Saturday Night starting at 9 will be SUCCULENT DISH
Saturday Night at 10 will be PORCHES

We'll give away some t-shirts and growlers and stuff.

Gilgamesh Brewing as found a new home downtown!

Having previously been located in the Reed Opera House for the holidays, they've moved to what is commonly referred to as "the old Marco Polo location." When asked if this was permanent, I was told that was the million dollar question. The estimate at this time is at least 6 months.

We went on the night of their soft opening. It's a large nice space, room for a band and room for growth. There's a single television and a comfy couch that was already occupied when we got there at 6pm. Candles, low lights and local art decorate the space.

The bar is along the back wall and the list of what's on tap is on a chalkboard. We've always found the Gilgamesh crew to be friendly and helpful and tonight was no different. Food offerings are a selection of menu items from Bentley's across the street.

Gilgamesh is a family owned brewery from the Salem area. Their selections vary, but they're known by some for their Mamba-a hop free beer. That night I enjoyed their Filbert Lager and Mister had a couple pints of their Hopscotch. We've been fans of their beer at other local joints like F/Stop, Venti's and at Northern Lights and are excited to see them branching out on their own.

Check them out, hopefully they'll be downtown to stay!

Gilgamesh Brewing
210 Liberty Street SE, Suite 150
(across the street from the Grand Hotel)
Posted Hours of Operation:
Wed & Thurs 12pm - 10pm
Fri & Sat 12pm - 12am


Anonymous said...

They serve Gilgamesh at Church St. pizza also. Their food will soon be prepared on-site by a hired chef.

Kristi said...

Thanks for the hint on Gilgamesh making their own food! I'll look forward to checking that out when it's up and running.

Anonymous said...

The only thing that troubles me is that, they were at the Reed Opera House for what, a month? Then they moved to the Old Marco Polo location, which, according to their FB page will be only until the end of the month. What gives?

KandN said...

It's a great idea that's been going on in other cities for several years--using an empty, existing location to open a business.
They are currently working on the process of a permanent location. The pop-up locations are temporary until then.

Kristi said...

Anon, I know it may be frustrating but the Reed Opera House opening was never supposed to be permanent, it was their "Seasonal Store and Winter Ale House". I think the response has been so positive that they are working to make a permanent location possible. As with all new business ventures they may have some kinks to work out.

And maybe I missed it, but I didn't see anything on their facebook page that said they were only open till the end of the month. I asked them directly and was told 6 months...

Amecameca said...

I still have a gallon jug I got from Gilgamesh when they were at the Salem Public Market. Can I take it to the new location and get a refill? Anyone know?

Kristi said...

Amecameca, I'm pretty sure they'll fill up growlers anywhere they're pouring beer :)

Rebekah said...

Love this new location! I like the pop-up idea, but look forward to their permanent location as well. I don't think they'll have a problem keeping customers coming in no matter where they are. Their beer is very popular! And for good reason. If you haven't yet, you should definitely try the Mega Mamba. YUM!

Anonymous said...

We were here at Gilgamesh's new location Saturday night with some friends. There were some (not bad at all!) bands playing and the place was absolutely packed. The only spot our group of six found was standing room in the middle of the aisle leading to the beer taps (sorry everyone). It was a good experience, a very cozy space, and the bands were not so loud that we couldn't carry a conversation. I appreciate that. I can't speak for the beer itself -- gave up alcoholic beverages for Lent -- our friends seemed to enjoy every sip!