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Cheers to great beer and great food! - Ninkasi’s Better Living Room, Eugene, OR

Ninkasi’s Better Living Room

4.6
4.6
142 Reviews
$30 and under
Brewery
Step into our living room and perpetuate better living! The Ninkasi Better Living Room is a restaurant and gathering space to celebrate beer, food, art, and community. Our kitchen, under the leadership of Chef Andrew Hroza, celebrates locally sourced food and flavors of the region while complementing the unique flavors craft beer drinkers enjoy. Plus, our expanded bar provides more taps to share our unique and innovative small-batch beers brewed on our 5-barrel Pilot Brewery. Cozy up inside or enjoy our new backyard patio space (dogs welcome!) and enjoy food, drinks, and great times.

Ninkasi Brewing is the nation's 33rd largest independent craft brewery.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brewery

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 11:00–17:00

  • Phone number

    (541) 735-9500

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Andrew Hroza

  • Area

    Eugene

  • Cross Street

    Blair and 2nd. Street

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Trivia Night!

    Multiple dates available
    Come reserve a table in the Rec Room for our weekly Trivia Night with Forest Davis Walker every Tuesday at 7pm. It's free to play but it pays to win! Reservations are highly recommended in order to guarantee a table. Bring some friends, get some food and beer, and prove yourselves as Trivia Masters!

What 142 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Child Friendly

  • Portland / Oregon

    Group Bookings

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  1. JW

    JulieW

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Way too warm. Drinks and water warm. Plates way too small for the food.
  2. KR

    KrisR

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Wait was too long even though we had a reservation. No one came around to provide more water after we quickly drank down the one small bottle provided initially on a very hot day. Would go back again if the service was more attentive in general.
  3. AL

    AlexL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    When we arrived, we were told there was no food, appetizers only. Claimed the Graduation event as an excuse. Somehow, other restaurants had no problem with U of O graduation. Had no option but to leave. The staff seemed having no concerns with the issue
  4. CB

    CraigB

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I spend every Friday at Ninkasi’s Better Living Room. Great food, great beer, fantastic service.
  5. ST

    SandyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted to substitute an item on the menu that wasn't offered. Staff went out of their way to accommodate us. And the food and beer was outstanding.
  6. RN

    RobN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun atmosphere with really good food and great beer. Fantastic combination!
  7. JF

    JohnF

    Fargo

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing place. So glad we found it. Exceptionally creative food and 9 IPA's on tap!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance. Beautiful restaurant. Nice outside dining area. Amazing beer. Good selection of ‘pub like’ foods. Great place to stop and enjoy a few beers and bar food. Recommend!!
  9. A

    Augustus1

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Only negative… we had trouble checking out. There were two tickets at the one table and the charges overlapped. It was confusing to straighten out. In the end we just paid because we needed to get to an event. Not sure which end the mix up was on, ours or Ninkasi?

    Ninkasi’s Better Living RoomResponded on 3 June 2022Sorry to hear that but glad that was the only downside. anytime you ever have an issue with our ordering system please feel free to go to the bar for assistance. They are more than happy to correct the issue.

  10. CJ

    CamJaxn

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A fun, convenient stop for drinks and bites, as part of a night in the area, or just a cheeky beer with your partner. Make reservations, especially on weekend evenings!
  11. CB

    CraigB

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always awesome. The Better Burgers are awesome and so are the beers. The Cold IPA was delicious.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    It's a fun place for a beer after work. But the food was only so so. I was a little underwhelmed.
  13. TD

    TinaD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and atmosphere at Ninkasi’s better living room.
  14. KM

    KathyM

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did the Mother's Day special pairing of a flight of beers with Euphoria Chocolates and was so fun. Sat outside under cover with heaters and was perfect. Outside does get some people with dogs but they did not bother us. My husband got to order a grilled cheese and fries which other places might be called the children's menu and it was seven dollars and just what he needed!
  15. MH

    MHut

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time at Ninkasi. Mothers day Beer and Chocolates event was super cool.
  16. MG

    MichaelG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the kale salad, mushroom burger, bay shrimp sandwich with wedge salad side, and brussels sprouts blue cheese appetizer, all excellent. Outside seating area is very nice.
  17. DP

    DiningPenguin

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great price for great beers and grub. Might as well get the full 16 Oz pour vs the 5 Oz taster ;) all the beers are delicious!
  18. p

    postwinedate

    Portland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were glad to make reservations, as it was a beautiful weather day on Saturday and all patrons were looking for outdoor tables. Both the indoor and outdoor spaces are excellent - lots of room, space, and interesting decor, with a sound system which adds ambiance and doesn't drown out personal conversations. Some folks have complained about the QR code system, but we found it worked great, and there was no lack of service from the staff as a result. Our beverages (outstanding beers!) came out quickly, as did our food, piping hot. We each enjoyed the deep-fried cod sandwich with fries - a big serving and high quality. The servers are very helpful, and are willing to walk folks through the QR business if they struggle, and will add things onto your order if you've closed your ticket already. All in all, a big applause for Ninkasi to pull off such a great environment during the pandemic and with limited staff.
  19. DB

    DanB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great beer, great people and great service. It was just great.
  20. CB

    CraigB

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic! Ground Control took me to space.
  21. GC

    GaryC

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Good was more average than we expected.
  22. TD

    TinaD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always great, service always friendly and helpful.
  23. MB

    MelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing beer! Loved the smoked salmon rillette. Will definitely come back.
  24. CD

    CoDinn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time, will plan to come back every time we are in Eugene.
  25. JW

    JWSTerling

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    We had such a hard time with our large group and the stupid QR code thing. It was stressful and made my birthday dinner at your restaurant less enjoyable. I really wish we were just offered a server that took our order. Instead, my brother in law got charged when he shouldn’t and we put orders in twice. We had to ask multiple times for help with the app to try and get the bill onto one check. I probably won’t come back with a group again.

    Ninkasi’s Better Living RoomResponded on 5 April 2022I am sorry you and your group had a difficult time with our ordering system. We would like nothing more than to be able to offer you a full traditional service but that is currently not possible with such a large space and current staffing levels, especially at the day and time you dined with us.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ninkasi doesn’t miss. Great beer, great food, cool atmosphere with unique decorations and awesome service.
  27. NS

    NicoleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ninkasi’s Better Living room is one of our favorite places to go! Friendly staff, great drinks and yummy food!
  28. MR

    MichaelR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had friends here from France. We all enjoyed the food, the service, the vibe and the look. Thanks. Forgot front persons name. Nose ring, funk hair, big boots. This person was awesome. Just the person you would want in the front greeting and starting our evening with a positive and just got better from there. Thanks, Michael Rangeloff
  29. L

    Lesley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food & Atmosphere is always on point! Would definitely recommend to anyone!
  30. SV

    SavannahV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible, the staff are all so friendly and helpful and the ambience of the outdoor seating made it really feel like a peaceful summer night. Definitely coming back.
  31. GM

    GailM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I’m normally a wine drinker but I loved loved loved the light flight of beer!
  32. DB

    DanB

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pint prices Tuesday thru Thursday with a happy hour menu. Love the atmosphere and decor. Friendly and fast service. If you love beer, Ninkasi is the place for you.
  33. H

    Happy

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic and the food was too. I will go again to try other menu items.
  34. PG

    PatrickG

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef's specialty menu was exceptional! We enjoyed the live music.
  35. VB

    VanesaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it!! Love th beer, love the space, love the food!
  36. ML

    MikeL

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not formal dining though very satisfying. Unusual high ceiling setting attached to brewery. It was a learning experience to order and pay through my smartphone though staff is available to assist or take traditional orders. Worst part is entering credit card info since I don't have access with the billing service. Nice play area for children...Best I have had at a restaurant for my 3 and 5 year olds. Food selection is limited though well prepared and presented.
  37. CB

    CraigB

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I spend every Friday night at Ninkasi’s Better Living Room. She loves the burgers, and I love the beer. Great place!
  38. E

    Erika

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing spot to spend a nice afternoon - Kelson and Gabby are the best!!
  39. KM

    KarenM

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice set up with both indoor and outdoor seating (with heaters). Limited menu, but some good choices. Beer is fantastic.
  40. PE

    PatE

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Good food

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ninkasi’s Better Living Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (541) 735-9500.

Ninkasi’s Better Living Room is rated 4.6 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:30


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ninkasi’s Better Living Room

155 Blair Blvd Eugene, OR 97402

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Blair and 2nd. Street

  • Area

    Eugene

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 12:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 11:00–17:00

  • Cuisines

    Brewery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Andrew Hroza

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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