United States > Massachusetts > Northampton
mrhopsbeertalk (16) Massachusetts | October 31, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 17/20
Although pretentious and serving grossly overpriced food, the taplist is always loaded with a delicious variety of beer.
sylviasreview (1) , | January 19, 2014
18 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 1/20
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.
Leighton (539) London, England | January 3, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
blipp (104) Newark, New Jersey | October 8, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
bob_w (51) new york, New York | September 6, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Okisailor (2) Cummington, Massachusetts | February 7, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Best tap room in Northampton and the selection of brews is high quality
Theydon_Bois (531) The íSham, England | December 22, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Have eat and drank here many times, most recently May í11.
Long and thin venue with the bar taking up a good chunk of the left hand side as you enter, a little English pub feel to the set up.
Have been here both for lunch and the evening and has been pretty packed on both occasions. Younger crowd in the evening, more couples and family groups during lunch as youíd probably expect.
Decent selection of 30 + on tap, largely east coast stuff but good variety in styles.
The one time we eat here the food was really good.
The server made a mistake with one of the mains but left us the wrong main to share and didnít charge for the correct one. Thatís how to redeem a mistake and earned him a bigger tip than if heíd done his job properly - donít ya love tipping culture in the US !
Well worth a visit.
auerbrau (300) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | May 29, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
I canít get excited to go to this place. And after visiting the Moan and Dove for the first time, Iím not sure Iím going to come back. I think the list selection is sloppy and not well thought out. The staff have always been curt and crabby. This feels mostly like a student bar that happens to have some craft-oriented beers on the menu.
Dfonorow (42) Chicago, Illinois | October 10, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great local place with a ton of beer on tap. If you go in the off hours like I did the place is rather empty and the service is great. Nothing too rare to be found here but they definitely have their fair share of local favourites. Didnít try the food but Iíve heard that it is pretty good. Prices are average to high, but not too bad.
newconnoisseur (4) South Egremont, Massachusetts | March 30, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
A "western-mass" mecca for beer on tap and usually great food. The GIANT blackboard listing all the tap and bottled beers commands your attention in multi-colored, creative fonts. The artwork on the walls changes periodically but is next to enhance your experience. The small specials board enhances the delightful menu and with few exceptions, the food has been the perfect compliment to everything. Service is sometimes with an attitude, its a tough pace to work. But when you have a favorite beer with your favorite friends, munching on a favorite food...all is good with the world. Ainít that the dirty truth?
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