The Dirty Truth
Taps: 42 / Bottles: 20
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 73 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Jayli:
4.36/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Visited on 7/18
This was my second trip to the Dirty Truth - major props for a college friend of mine for insisting we go there both times.
This place is a little gem of Western Mass. The atmopshere is very cool - very chill, low key, but a hip vibe to it. Crowd in there was diverse and relatively jumping for a Saturday night. Red walls and dim lighting set the tone, local artwork hangs, bar tables line the wall on one side with a nice long bar. At the end of the bar roughly 40 beers listed on tap. Nice selections listed in here... and no macro's! My poor roommate, which is barely a drinker period had to suck it up and hang with the big dogs and get something with a higher ABV than 3-4%. She did well with Samurai. Another friend of ours had Racer XP, where I tried as many as possible - Black Marlin, Ellie's Brown, Lion Stout, and Founders Breakfast. Service was pretty decent when going to the bar, at the table was a bit shotty. During the day it was excellent (during my first trip), but night time not so much. Orders were forgotten, and it took a long time to have orders brought over - although it was busy, it wasn't packed so I can't chalk it up to it being overly busy.
Overall, I've enjoyed both visits to The Dirty Truth and anyone in the Northhampton area needs to make a stop here!
08-03-2009 14:09:19 | More by Jayli
More User Reviews:
4.79/5 rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$$
Fantastic service, wonderful atmosphere, imaginative menu with super fresh, local
ingredients (I only wish they had a few more vegetarian options, but the ones they do have are excellent)...and the tap list!!! wow! At least 40 taps, and the selection is pretty amazing.
They always have a great balance of local breweries and breweries from around the US and the world. I've been lucky enough to be there when they had what seemed like a total surprise tapping of KBS, Backwoods Bastard, a Maine Beer Co. tap takeover, and many other treasures.
So, so good!
06-30-2014 04:29:23 | More by wingwalker3
3.35/5 rDev -24.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
This place is sleek and hip. 40 or so taps with good rotating selection. Good beers that aren't flat, good food but limited, kinda knowledgeable bartenders that are short with you and sometimes snarky. But overall a solid place for good beer. The crowd is mixed with some hipsters who nurse their $7 beer for over and hour.
06-19-2014 01:26:57 | More by SpicyGose
The Dirty Truth in Northampton, MA
97 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.