Moan and Dove | Amherst, Massachusetts
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Moan and Dove
Excellent based on 37 ratings
Type: Bar

460 West Street
Amherst, Massachusetts United States 01002 [ print map ]
413 256 1710

Hours: 3:00 pm-1:00 am M-F / 1:00 pm-1:00 am Sa-Su

Mayor: mrhopsbeertalk (3) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 150-200

Moan and Dove

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Beer Available At Moan and Dove (arranged by most recent)
Port Brewing SPA (Summer Pale Ale) 97, Lord Hobo Boom Sauce 75, Maine Beer Lunch 100, Firestone Walker Pale 31 91, Maine Beer Mean Old Tom 98, Wormtown Birthday Brew #5 , Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock 99
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37 reviews for Moan and Dove
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  76%
 Selection  84%
 Food  30%
 Value  78%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

CamdenD  (48) Amherst, Massachusetts | May 25, 2005| Updated July 31, 2005
This place is small and cramped, but sitll serves its purpose -- give you good beer. The prices are reasonable for the area and service is mostly very informed. No food, but donít waste your time eating here, just pour over the 250 bottle menu and the up to 20 tapped beers and 3 real ales available.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sharonnelson  (4) , | June 5, 2015
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Mikeyaponte  (9) Chicopee, Massachusetts | January 28, 2015
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
mrhopsbeertalk  (35) Massachusetts | June 5, 2014| Updated June 13, 2015
Iíve been visiting this spot since it was the Old Amherst Ale House. A very friendly low-key spot that somehow stays off the radar, thankfully. Never fails to have something I really enjoy on draft. The bottle selection doesnít rotate or change much but covers the entire globe.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (1035) London, England | January 9, 2014
I liked the Moan and Dove. Itís small, cosy and quite basic - made more so as we were there during a power outage and it was lit only by candles. The selection of draught beers was impressive, as was the bottle list. (Visited 29 October 2012).
Theydon_Bois  (874) Tourist Town (West), England | December 22, 2012
I did deliberate as to write this review (or non review as it happens) but decided to in the event that anyone else from England decided to pop by without a passport !!! We called by on a Saturday night around 8pm and the place was deserted (hence my low ambiance rating). I went to the bar to order with my friend and was IDíd. For the first time ever on a trip to the states I didnt have my passport on me (ok - my mistake I realise ... ), but did have my UK picture driving licence which clearly displays my date of birth. Now lets put things in perspective, Iím in my mid 30ís and look mid 30ís! The girl behind the bar refused to accept my UK pitcure driving licence as valid ID (Itís a plastic card with hologram etc and actually looks a lot more secure and un-fakable than my friends MASS state driving licence which a budding teenage fraudster could master) I asked her straight out, do i not look 30+? yes she replied you do, but its company policy to ask everyone for ID. Ok - I get that íjobsworth hat etcí, however I had visited the sister pub, the Dirty Truth the previous evening and was NOT asked for ID !!! No surprise there were only 3 or 4 other people in there !!! Wasted 20 minutes of our time seeking this bar out and headed straight back to the peopleís pint!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz  (122) Brooklyn, New York | October 20, 2012
This is place with a long history and was when I first started checking beeradvocate was the #1 place on their list. The owner that made it into a beer place then went on to Lord Hobo in Cambridge (RIP the B Sides) and Alewife Queens. This is a classic American beer bar. It looks and smells it. The tap list is solid as is the bottle list. Neither are mind blowing but they dontí need to be for this place to be well worth a visit. Prices are a little high.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau  (307) Ithaca, New York | May 29, 2012
Great spot! Was able to bring my dog in and eat peanuts and drink fantastic beer all afternoon long. The selection is very thoughtful and has some nice gems on the list, even if they are expensive. I was perfectly happy hitting the Victory Braumeister Pils and the Maine Beer Mo. Good glassware, good bartender, good crowd. Just the right kind of list selection. This place does a good job to craft beer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK  (760) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | May 4, 2012
Has sort of a Greenwich Village dive bar feel with its concrete floor, worn wooden furniture, and blood red walls decorated by photos of the interiors of refrigerators. Itís a small space so it gets loud very quickly. They have 20+ taps of local and national craft with a couple of Belgian and German selections. The extensive bottle list includes a number of Belgians including Fantome and 5 Cantillons at big bucks. The prices are reasonable and thereís plenty of parking next door. Iíd say itís a great local and an OK destination.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Sourhead  (10) Massachusetts | June 2, 2011
This place is the balls! I learned so much here about great beer while i was at Umass. Now I live in Worcester and thankfully have Armsby and The Dive. The Moan is an institution. Great beer selection, bartenders and peanuts!.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
lalu  (39) Laval, Quebec | May 23, 2011
Nice little beer bar in the middle of nowhere.Great selection of brews. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, especially Lisa. Will definitely return.

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