CamdenD (51) Madrid, Spain | July 4, 2006| Updated December 13, 2013
Good enough brewery with always 8-10 of their beers on tap with around 2-4 guest ales that are sometimes intriguing (and better than their own) ranging from Sierra Nevada to Smuttynose to Stoudts. Food is excellent and far beyond normal bar fare.
This place was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. It helps that they have a parking garage literally on their front door so thatís not issue. They do 4 6 ounce flights at $10 which is reasonable. The beers were solid to good. It was the Friday of commencement at UMASS so it was packed and packed early so the bar staff was in the weeds most of my time there. The food was really quite good. The hamburger pizza was quite solid and the green peppers were a nice touch. The catfish bites, considering that weíre so far from the deep south, were amazing. I could eat those things all day. So I might go back for the beer but Iím definitely going back for the catfish bites.
Weíve visited the Northampton Brewery a couple of times for dinner, most recently on the night when Hurricane Sandy hit the coast so it was rather quiet. Itís modern and very pleasant, with a large conservatory area for dining and an outside balcony (closed for obvious reasons on this occasion). The conservatory has light wood, copper topped tables, a simply stencilled frieze and potted palms. The food, which makes use of local produce, is good and they serve the beers in 8, 12 and 16 ounce glasses so itís possible to try a few different ones without too much risk of falling over. A good spot - highly recommended.
(Last visited 29 October 2012).
Great spot. They are going after some ballsy beer styles and hitting the mark on most of them - though not all. They provide a sampler flight that I consider good value. The service is friendly and attentive. I didnít eat here on my visit. The location is quite convenient. A must-visit in town.
Trendy and hip in itís own mind, the long-standing brewery has remained entrenched in its own brews and very limited guest lines. There are a large number of friendly regulars and a fantastic patio they open during warmer months, but do not expect to be impressed by the beer or food. Especially considering the number or craft taps available elsewhere in town.
Large brewpub in downtown North Hampton. Service was pretty good and was willing to explain the beer offerings and menu. Plenty of house beers to try as a flight, but most were just okay. Food was good and there was plenty of things to choose from. Overall a decent place.
Visited on a New England beer tour while my girlfriend was studying in New Hampshire. Really a neat atmosphere- we sat upstairs. Food was good, as was service. Sampler trays were offered and the beers werenít too bad.
I had dinner here last week while on vacation with the family, this was our second trip to this brewpub. Situated just outside of the main drag in Northampton this pub offers a huge bar as you first walk in with dimly lit tables and a small stage for live acts. One seating are on the other side of the bar as well as tables on the second floor and a rather large second floor deck with seating under the umbrella. A half a dozen or so house brews as well as a few carefully chosen guest taps make a nice tap selection. The food was pretty good, a step above pub grub without being too pretentious. I really enjoyed the spicy sausage flatbread. Service was a hint on the slow side, but it was an oddly busy Sunday night. Pricing was as I would expect for the quality offered, I would return.
This is a gem in downtown Northampton. On the outside, it looks like a modernist interpretation of a ski lodge. The bar area is casual, with short leather chairs sprawled across the room. The dining room is high ceilinged with picture windows bringing in sunlight. The service is very good, the bar food isnít bad and the beers are quite good.