Salem Willows Park 173 Fort Ave, Salem, MA01970 Located adjacent to Restaurant Row and Salem Willows Arcade & Casino, Salem Willow Park offers beaches, picnic…More benches and seasonal live music. Located on Salem Neck among willow trees, the park is a popular destination for people of all ages in the summer months. Aside from seaside entertainment and views of Beverly Harbor, Salem Willows Park is perhaps best known for its proximity to E.W. Hobbs famous ice cream and popcorn, and chop suey sandwiches from Genghis and Salem Lowe.
Salem Theatre Company 90 Lafayette St, Salem, MA01970 Salem Theatre Company is a performing arts space located on Lafayette Street in Salem. In addition to regularly…More scheduled dramatic performances, the theatre hosts children's classes, private functions and an ongoing live music series. Visit the Salem Theatre Company Website to view a schedule of upcoming performances.
Salem Performing Arts at the Catholic Center 28 Saint Peter St, Salem, MA01970 Salem Performing Arts at the Catholic Center is a performance venue. It holds many shows and events, including live…More music shows, concerts and performances. Check the main website for details on upcoming events or call for information on tickets.
Okea Grill & Sushi 335 Lafayette St, Salem, MA01970 Opened in May of 2009, Okea Grill & Sushi has Japanese sushi, sashimi and maki from its sushi bar, along with…More appetizers, salads and lunchbox specials. Located across the street, on Lafayette, from Salem State College, there is free parking on the street. According to proud owner Fawn Sandler, there is live acoustic music on Saturdays.
O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant 120 Washington St, Salem, MA01970 Founded in 2000, O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant is the only Irish pub in Salem that serves Guinness Beef Stew - a…More neighborhood favorite and a pub specialty. O'Neill's also serves over 20 draft beers, including domestic and microbrews. The spacious interior can accomodate larger groups and live Irish music is played on Thursday, Friday, and Satuday nights.
The Old Spot 121 Essex St, Salem, MA01970 "The Friendliest Pub in Salem" opened its doors in September of 2006 and has been serving great food ever since. It…More offers a full bar and friendly waitstaff. Conveniently located on Essex Street, The Old Spot's beautiful exterior is equalled inside with dark wood enhanced by an assortment of British images, including the Beatles and the World Cup win of '66. There's also live music and the pub's own line of T-shirts and hats.
The Lobster Shanty 25 Front St, Salem, MA01970 The Lobster Shanty is a bar and restaurant located on Front Street in Salem. The Shanty offers a relaxed environment to…More eat and drink, serving seasonal seafood and local fare all made from scratch. The bar features regularly scheduled live music and an outdoor patio in warm weather. Well behaved dogs are also welcome. Visit the Lobster Shanty website to view a current menu, and be sure to taste the signature lobster mac and cheese and sip the famous lobstertini.
Passage to India 157 Washington St, Salem, MA01970 Passage to India has been serving Northern and Southern Indian cuisine in Salem since 1994. The interior features a…More roomy dining room separated from a full-sized bar, creating an environment that is great for both families and singles. The most requested dish on the menu is the Chicken Tikka Masala, although seafood, lamb and beef specials are also popular. Passage to India is in the midst of expanding its offerings to include live music and belly dancing on the weekends.
Garnering awards for best theatre on the North Shore, Cinema Salem offers a variety of films -- from blockbusters to…More independent films to documentaries -- literally something for everyone. A four-screen theater, it is conveniently located in the East India Square Mall off of Essex Street near downtown Salem, and is adjacent to public parking.
Guests can enjoy pastries and coffee at their on-site café, as well as typical movie fare. The real butter popcorn is a bestseller!
The cinema also serves as an art gallery, a live music venue and is home to one of America's largest all-documentary film festivals (see salemfilmfest.com).
Cinema Salem has not only become a staple of the local community as a comfortable and friendly venue, it prides itself on supporting local charities. The cinema is available for rental for private parties.
Rockafellas 231 Essex St, Salem, MA01970 Rockafellas is a restaurant/bar with live music and DJs Wednesday through Sunday. The menu includes brunch, lunch and…More dinner options such as steaks, seafood, pizza, salads, pasta and appetizers. Outdoor seating is available during good weather. The restaurant also hosts functions and parties. Valet parking is available Thursday through Saturday after 5pm.
Front Street Coffeehouse has been in Salem since 1996. Their many regular patrons enjoy a wide variety of teas and…More coffees as well as made to order sandwiches like the Veggin Out Pixie or Roast Beef Royale. Salads, fresh juices and desserts are also available.
Customers can relax on one of the coffeehouse's couches, or grab a table to get some work done. You'll be surrounded by an art exhibit on the walls while you sip and eat, or enjoy live music on various evenings. Become a fan on Facebook to stay up-to-date on specials and goings-on.
The Black Lobster at Stromger's Cove 2 Bridge St, Salem, MA01970 Located at the northernmost tip of Salem, The Black Lobster was formerly known as Stromberg's Restaurant. A series of…More renovations by new owners have transformed the restaurant from its original 1929 form. At The Black Lobster, you can enjoy seafood and American cuisine either inside or out on the deck with a view of the water. There are two bars: one inside and one on the back patio. Also, Thursday through Sunday, the restaurant features live music in the evenings -- usually reggae or classic rock. There is even a small dock in the back if you feel like coming to the restaurant by boat.
Dodge Street Bar & Grill 7 Dodge St, Salem, MA01970 Dodge Street Bar & Grill features a large stage behind the main bar, two game rooms, a bar on one end of the main…More lounge, a small stage on the other end, a collection of license plates and several tables. Dodge Street is frequented largely by locals who come for the live music (it starts at around 9:30 every night). Diner's favorites at Dodge include ribs and made-to-order buffalo wings.