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Venti's Cafe + Basement Bar
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325 Court St NE Salem, OR 97301
325 Court Street NortheastUSOregonSalem97301
$Cafe, Cocktail Bar
Cocktail Bar
Today 11AM–11PM
Thursday 11AM–11PMFriday 11AM–12AMSaturday 11AM–12AMSunday 11AM–8PMMonday 11AM–10PMTuesday 11AM–10PMWednesday 11AM–11PM

Venti’s Cafe is an energetic establishment in the heart of downtown Salem at 325 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301. Serving Salem since 1996.  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.

Venti’s strives to carry unique microbrews and ciders. At our downtown location, we have four taps upstairs and six taps downstairs and the selection changes as soon as a keg blows. The local beer-drinking crowd is enthusiastic and often gets to help select the next keg. We opt for Oregon and NW brews but occasionally throw something different out there. You can follow our Twitter feed for daily updates.

Beer flows all day and the basement bar opens at 4pm Monday thru Friday, and at noon on Saturday and Sunday. We have a warm, lively, fabulous atmosphere. Come check it out. It is the place to be.

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Modern cafe & taproom serving vegetarian-friendly global fare, plus a gluten-free menu.- Google
"Amazing food, great staff and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere!"
"Their basement bar is pretty neat."
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Oh man. You think you've been to a place more magical then the basement bar of Ventis downtown... You think Disney land was special and because micky mouse waved to you that you have SEEN MAGIC!!?? well that may be so but the moment you walk into Ventis and you see a smiling face and you depart further down to the basement you will feel something that can only be explained by pure peace. If you don't believe me (tick) the time is no brother (tock) get up and go (tick) there is no better time then now (tock) do you hear the clock (tick) there is no better time then now (tock)
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Shari Silbernagel
3 months ago
This was a favorite place to go until recently. The food had always been wonderful and fresh and the portions were perfect. Within the last 3 months something has changed.. The food quality and portions have gone down significantly. It's really disappointing
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Dan Sommers
2 months ago
Always fresh food! I love the curry and ALL of their burgers. Great beers to pair too
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Luke Benedict
8 months ago
Every time I go in the atmosphere is nice and comforting. It's always a relaxed vibe and they have great options for lunch and dinner. Good selection of Beer as well.
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Brandi Simpson
in the last week
Amazing food, great staff and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere!! I eat here at least once a month!
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Don Gallogly
2 months ago
Good food. Great rotating beer selection. Cocktails have gone downhill.
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Sean Brant
2 months ago
Great food, nice staff
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Ryan Brown
2 months ago
Very chill basement area. Has good food and good drinks.


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