WELCOME TO THE

Better Living Room

The Ninkasi Better Living Room is a restaurant and gathering space to celebrate beer, food, art, and community.

Our kitchen 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.

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OPEN FOR DRINKING AND DINING ON-SITE (INDOOR AND OUTDOOR PATIO)

155 Blair Boulevard | Eugene, OR | 97402

(541) 735-9500

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TRIVIA TUESDAYS

Join us for pub trivia every Tuesday in the Ninkasi Rec Room at 7pm with trivia extraordinaire Forest Walker Davis! Trivia is free to play.

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BLR HOLIDAY HOURS

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Better Living Room is a restaurant and gathering space to celebrate beer, food, art, and community. Our full-service kitchen 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 Pilot System.

All tasting room operations at 272 Van Buren have been moved to the Better Living Room space at 155 Blair Blvd.

We welcome well-behaved dogs on our large, outdoor patio space! Service dogs always welcome.

We take reservations via OpenTable or by calling (541) 735-9500. 

The BLR gladly offers takeout Thursdays through Saturdays from 4-8pm! Just visit our online Toast menu or give us a call at (541) 735-9500 to place your order. You can even schedule it in advance.

We have a sizeable parking lot available at The Ninkasi Better Living Room.

We sure do! We offer a variety of kegs, corny fills, growler fills, crowler fills, and packaged product in cans and bottles.

We have a spacious outdoor patio space. Some umbrellas, tents, and heaters are available.

MENU

Blue Heaven Popcorn (v)
$4

Locally sourced popcorn, powdered Rogue Creamery blue cheese, fried onions.

$4
Potato Chips & Dip (can be prepared ve)
$5

Russet potatoes, malt vinegar powder, charred onion relish.

$5
Spicy Pork Rinds
$4

Locally sourced pork skins, malt vinegar powder, chipotle spice.

$4

Starters

Smoked Salmon Rillette (can be prepared gf)
$12

WA smoked salmon, cream cheese, herbs,
shallots, baguette chips.

$12
Pastrami Pierogis (3)
$9

Smoked pastrami, potato, creme fraiche,
green onions.

$9
Dry Rub Buffalo Wings
$12

PNW chicken wings, house buffalo spice,
celery, blue cheese dressing.

$12
Brussels & Blue (v, can be prepared gf)
$12

Brussels sprouts, whipped blue cheese, crispy onions.
Add duck fat confit chicken thigh $6, add bacon $3.

$12
Roasted Garlic Pretzel (v)
$9

Local Bavarian pretzel, sea salt, Gouda cheese sauce.

$9
Smoked Jojo's (ve)
$11

Smoked potatoes, batter, ranch dressing.

Allergy warning: dressing made with almond milk.

$11
Fries (ve, gf)
$5

A classic happy hour companion.

$5

Oysters

Oysters - Half Dozen/Single
$15/$2.5

PNW oysters broiled ‘Ninkasi’ style with chili hollandaise or fresh on the half shell.

$15/$2.5

Soup & Salads

All salads offered as half or full size.
Grilled Cheese Dumpling & Tomato Bisque (v)
$10

Rogue Jefferson cheddar, baguette, oregano, tomatoes, cream.

$10
Caper Salmon Salad
$8/$14

Mixed greens, crispy smoked salmon, caper vinaigrette, red onion, cucumber, baguette.

Add duck fat confit chicken thigh $6, add bacon $3.

$8/$14
Wedge Salad (ve, can be prepared gf)
$5/$9

Iceberg lettuce, carrot, cucumbers, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, crispy onions, and creamy vegan ranch dressing.

Add duck fat confit chicken thigh $6, add bacon $3.

$5/$9

Sandwiches

All sandwiches served with fries. Or choose a side salad for $2.
The Better Burger (can be prepared gf)
$16

Anderson Ranch beef, American cheese, house pickles, charred onion mayo.

$16
Oregon Bay Shrimp Roll
$16

NE potato roll, bay shrimp salad, pea shoots.

$16
Country Fried Fish Sandwich
$16

Country fried rockfish, housemade tartar, green onion, brioche bun.

$16
Smoked Mushroom Melt (v)
$16

Maple brined and smoked cremini mushrooms, Gouda, Mornay sauce, country white bread.

$16
Crispy Artichoke Po’Boy (v, can be prepared ve)
$16

Artichokes, red peppers, mozzarella curds, baguette, house pickles, lettuce, remoulade.

Allergy warning: dressing made with almond milk.

$16
The Better Veggie Burger (v, can be prepared gf)
$16

Our Better Burger substituted with a caramelized celery root patty, American cheese, house pickles, charred
onion mayo.

$16

Larger Plates

Mussels and Frites (can be prepared gf)
$26

Mussels, smokey bacon, leeks, cream, breadcrumbs, lemon. Served with fries and a baguette.

$26

Small Menu (great for kids)

Mini Better Burger & Fries
$8

Single patty, American cheese, and pickles.

$8
Mini Fried Fish Sandwich & Fries
$8

A half portion of our fried fish on a mini bun with tartar.

$8
Grilled Cheese & Fries
$8

American Cheese, country white bread.

$8

Desserts

We have partnered with our friends at Prince Puckler's Ice Cream to make a chunked brownie vanilla ice cream.
Ice Cream Sandwich
$7

Chocolate chip cookies, dipped in dark
chocolate.

$7
Brownie a la Mode
$8
Brownie crumble ice cream, brownie, whipped cream, candied peanuts, salted caramel.
 
$8
A Note on our Menus

Please note: our menu items and their ingredients & prices are subject to change.

Beer

Happy Hour food menu is available from 12-5:30pm Tuesdays through Thursdays. Happy Hour pints continue all day.
All 16oz.
$4
$4
All 10oz.
$3
$3

Food

Happy Hour food menu is available from 12-5:30pm Tuesdays through Thursdays. Happy Hour pints continue all day.
Blue Heaven Popcorn (v)
$2
$2
Potato Chips & Dip (can be prepared ve)
$2
$2
Chipotle Pork Rinds
$2
$2
Local Cheese Plate
$6
$6
Oyster
$2.5
$2.5
Handful of JoJo's (ve)
$6
$6
Pastrami Pierogies (2)
$6
$6
Roasted Garlic Pretzel (v)
$8
$8
Dry Rub Buffalo Wings
$9
$9
House Mussels
$11

Add fries for $3.

$11

Key

Vegan
ve
ve
Vegetarian
v
v
Gluten Free
gf
gf
A Note on our Menus
$8

Please note: our menu and its ingredients & prices are subject to change.

$8
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