The Dirty Truth | Northampton, Massachusetts
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The Dirty Truth
Excellent based on 28 ratings
Type: Bar

29 Main St
Northampton, Massachusetts United States 01060 [ print map ]
413 585 5999

Hours: Mon - Fri 4pm - 1am, Sa & Su Noon to 1am

Taps: 40 | Bottles: 20

The Dirty Truth

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28 reviews for The Dirty Truth
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  69%
 Selection  80%
 Food  68%
 Value  61%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Boudicca  (1035) London, England | June 8, 2015
The last time we visited the Dirty Truth, on the night of Hurricane Sandy, it was very dark because of a power cut and lit only by dim light bulbs and candles, making it very hyggeligt. I seem to remember from a previous visit that the walls are a rich red colour and hung with original modern art for sale. The service is friendly and the beer list is very good although we steered clear of the Belgian bottles (Tillquin, De Ranke and Cantillon for between $37 and $60 a pop) and the Herefordshire ciders as we donít cross the Atlantic to drink European beers we can have any time at home for a fraction of the price! (Last visited 29 October 2012).
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Sharonnelson  (4) , | June 5, 2015
One of the pioneer beer halls that started it all
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
kaitlinlhg  (3) , | December 18, 2014
An old stand by that continues to please. Great selection of beer and some decent food. Service ranges from awesome to not so friendly.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL  (263) Montrťal, Quebec | March 14, 2014
…tablissement visitť le sameid 1er mars vers 13h00. Ambiance: Local sombre sur le long. Musique pop en sourdine. Service: Un peu lent mais connaisseur. Sťlection: Un solide choix díune quarantaine de fŻt europťen et amťricain. Nourriture: Sandwich Brie BLT. (236e rating díťtablissement.)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 1/20
sylviasreview  (1) , | January 19, 2014
0 Stars! What we received for the 3-5 minutes of being there was a seriously bigoted and pretentious staff. Some one should let them know, that went out in the 50ís. Walked into this bar with my four friends, sat down, admired their artwork & took some pictures of us all together being that it was my good friendís bachelorette party. This douche walks up and says to us all........we canít serve you, weíd be over serving you. Most ridiculous, flat out, obvious lie ever.........I DON"T DRINK.....EVER!!!!! Never have. Itís not my taste & I was the DD anyway so I can say beyond a 100% shadow of a doubt that I was not intoxicated in the least. This jerk still refuses to serve me or anyone else to include something as innocuous as a coffee. Mind you, this is after only 3-5 minutes of walking in the door! We hadnít even had a chance to walk to the bar, we just sat down at our table. For all they knew we could have been there for food, which was exactly what we came for, the duck! This was Ben, not Chris, although he allowed it. When asked to state another reason (again, because his was obviously not true) he couldnít come up with anything except "there were a number of things we saw." In 3 minutes? Like what buddy? We donít have painted on ankle biter jeans or thick black glasses and a bowtie? Itís not like we were disheveled and dirty or something. Iím an 8 year veteran of the US Army and now Iím a corporate recruiter for the top 20 on the Fortune 100 list. My friendís are school teachers, exec assistants etc. Not some early 20 somethingís who are there to dance on their bar. If your looking for a place to get treated like trash, THIS IS the place for you. If your looking to get a drink, THIS IS NOT the place for you. Donít you know youíre not allowed to drink in bars? Beyond absurd! Racist? Sexist? Elitist (youíre a bartender, get a clue)? = Bigot = The Dirty Truth. By the way, there are 2 much nicer bars within a 3min walking distance of this disgrace with much larger selections of beer on tap & as well as everything else to include better pricing.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (798) London, England | January 3, 2014
A very clean and upscale beer bar. There is a big draft beer menu though on my visit nothing very obscure. Premium prices on the more esoteric beers. For somebody who hasnít had a lot of US craft beer this would be a great spot. But for the more grizzled RBian, you wonít get the íwowí factor here. Better off hitting up the brewpub in town.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 16/20
mrhopsbeertalk  (35) Massachusetts | October 31, 2013| Updated June 14, 2015
Although pretentious and serving grossly overpriced food, the draft list is generally loaded with a delicious variety of beer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
blipp  (176) San Diego, California | October 8, 2013
This seems like quite the hip place. Good crowd when I visited on a Friday night. Seemed very trendy. It might sound like Iím being condescending, but Iím not. You could drop this place in the middle of Brooklyn and no one would notice. But either way, the folks I sat next to at the bar were quite friendly and a struck up a nice conversation with more than one person. Fair prices, and a relatively interesting menu. Although once I got past the few local beers that were new to me, I guess there really wasnít much that interested me. Put there were 4-5 Jackís Abbey taps on, so I was good for awhile. Average service, my only real complaint in this regard was a draft board that was difficult to read and no paper menu. All told, a nice spot in a hoppin downtown area in the middle of nowhere. Glad I went, would certainly consider going again if I was in the area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
bob_w  (52) new york, New York | September 6, 2013
iíve been there a handful of times over the past few years. iíve always had a good experience. itís not cheap, but you get what you pay for, and the quality here is quite good. iíd like to see an even more adventurous tap list, but they always do have a lot of unique items -- local/regional beers i canít get in nyc.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Okisailor  (2) Cummington, Massachusetts | February 7, 2013
Best tap room in Northampton and the selection of brews is high quality

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