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Venti's Basement Bar

Get together for some midweek drinks.

From their Website:

Venti’s Cafe is an energetic establishment in the heart of downtown Salem at 325 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301. We pride ourselves on good, clean food, an inviting yet edgy atmosphere, and a commitment to unique flavor, attitude and culture.

We moved from our original location (in the Reed Opera House) in summer of 2008. Our downtown Salem location is bigger and allows for a full kitchen and a full basement bar. We like to say we “crossed the road.”

While we serve lots of meatless options, chicken teriyaki is the core of our offerings — the original rice bowl at the Reed Opera House was served w/ skewered chicken. By cafe owner Dino Venti’s account, he has prepped 50 tons of chicken. In honor of that feat we redesigned our logo to pay homage to the chicken. The rooster logo is a nod to the glorious cock, an animal loved for its power, boldness and beauty.

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  • Christine

    Wonderful times, once again. Everyone is so friendly.

    February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A lot of fun!

    February 13, 2013

  • Barb

    We need Mid week drinks sooner than February people....I'm dyin' here!

    February 12, 2013

    • Steven

      Wha wha drop out?

      February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey folks for those who can't get in come join me for Fat Tuesday at Half Penny. At 6:30 for Cajun Music from West Coast Bayou Boys! Jumbalaya and other cajun food.

    1 · February 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Im thinking Half Penny...

      February 12, 2013

    • Steven

      1 -> 2

      February 12, 2013

  • Margie P.

    Well, Denise, I have the crud, also. Had a bad cold most of last week, but today it's become intestinal. Someone can take my place tonight from the Wait List. Sorry I can't join you guy, this sounded like a lot of fun.

    February 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      So sorry you won't be there, Margie! Feel better soon.

      February 12, 2013

    • Steven

      Feel good soon!

      February 12, 2013

  • Denise

    I'm really sorry to cancel at the last minute. I have the crud. I was hoping I'd feel better this afternoon so I could attend. Have fun. Again, I apologize for the late notice :(

    February 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Feel better soon, Denise!

      February 12, 2013

    • Steven

      Feel better :(

      February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok I'm not sure if BOTH Ventis and Half penny are happening together. I have my name on the wait list. Is half penny south on commercial?

    February 12, 2013

    • Steven

      Just promoted everyone to going. At this point we can fit.

      February 12, 2013

  • Steven

    Lets go do this!

    1 · February 12, 2013

  • Steven

    Live music is happening tonight @ 6:00 PM. They said that we can put our hands on tables and save them. I'll show up about 5:15 to get some things locked in. I'm just gonna open it up and say come and be cozy.

    February 12, 2013

  • Steven

    Have a call in to bar manager to see what they can do to help us.

    February 11, 2013

  • Glenn

    sorry I have to cancel for this event but a work meeting got scheduled on me just today for the 12th. Hopefully I can make the next mid-week event.

    February 7, 2013

  • Susan

    I have a late meeting at work I forgot about.

    February 6, 2013

  • Margie P.

    I have an appointment earlier that evening, so be sure and save me a seat at Venti's. I should be there by 5:45, but just in case I'm a little late!

    January 28, 2013

  • Glenn

    Hi all, I have just recently joined the group and looking forward to meeting some new friends and I agree with Barb about being interested in mid-week drinks more often.

    1 · January 7, 2013

  • Barb

    We need Mid week drinks sooner than February people....I'm dyin' here!

    January 3, 2013

  • Margie P.

    I really like the Basement better than the Taphouse. Much more intimate and not as noisy. Taphouse needs to do something about the acoustics in that place. Very annoying!

    January 3, 2013

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