United States > Massachusetts > Northampton
CamdenD (42) Madrid, Spain | July 1, 2006
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Excellent beer bar in a town that needs a beer bar. It strives to be nothing more -- other Northampton bars, take notice, serve good beer and people will come. 40 rotating taps.
mrhopsbeertalk (14) 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.
blipp (93) 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 (461) 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 (297) 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?
AirForceHops (98) Epping, New Hampshire | September 1, 2010| Updated September 3, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
The GOOD: 40 beers on tap, many of which, other places just do not have.
It is on Main Street Northampton, a cool town.
The BAD: Everybody who lives in Western MA, knows about the place. So, it gets packed. Itís not easy to get a beer with a ton of people in the place. AND when itís real busy... servers get moody. If you go on a slow night, it would be a much better time. Try a week day, never a weekend during the summer months. I WILL go back, just on what they have on tap alone.
WLG423 (14) Connecticut | June 23, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great selection of beers on tap and by the bottle. High quality craft beers with good food. A great place in Western Mass.
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