A new bar and grill has opened in Salem in the building that formerly was occupied by Potsey Joe’s, and before that, Long Branch Restaurant.
The Pourhouse opened its door Jan. 21, one of the owners, Ronda Jennelle said. Jennelle ran a deli inside the Clearbrook Mini Mart on U.S. 220 for a year before closing that to open the Pourhouse with Terri and David Nichols. The Nichols are her daughter’s in-laws.
Customers will find four beers on tap (Natural Light, Coors Light, Bud Light and Miller Light) and typical bar food: hand-patted hamburgers, hot dogs with chili, coleslaw, Philly cheese steaks, pizza, buffalo chicken, wings, BLTs and BBQ. The bar does not plan to sell liquor.
Perhaps what makes this bar and grill stand apart is its outdoor corn hole pit and three Colonial Downs Off-Track horse betting machines.
The Pourhouse is located at 414 8th Street.