The Dirty Truth

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The Dirty TruthThe Dirty Truth
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98
world-class

74 Reviews
Reviews: 74
Visits: 95
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: n/a
Taps: 42
Bottles: 20
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

29 Main St
Northampton, Massachusetts, 01060-3182
United States
phone: (413) 585-5999

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Reviews: 74 | Visits: 95
Reviews by OldTex29:
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4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The good: The selection is quite nice. 40+ beers on tap, many of them beers I was quite excited to see listed. I had a Smuttynose Big A IPA (served in a Smuttynose Big Beer series glass) and a Southampton Double Witte. The Big A was fantastic. My drinking companion had a DFH 90 minute, a Smuttynose Imperial Stout (again served in the corresponding glassware), and a Delerium Noel. Selection was weighted towards IPAs/DIPAs/Pale Ales. Every draught beer was craft, with the exception of Guinness.

Service was very good despite the fact that the bar was crowded. The waitresses were friendly and attentive. Unfortunately I didn't have any questions about the beer so I couldn't test their knowledge.

The not so good: A bit pricey. Most pints are $6+ and my friend's Delerium was $8.25. Significantly more expensive than the Sierra Grille (which is right around the corner).

I wasn't a huge fan of the atmosphere. I went on a summer weeknight, and was expecting the clientèle to be composed of primarily of beer-geek types. To my surprise, the bar was very crowded, and seemed to mainly consist of typical Northampton hipsters. While I am very happy that The Dirty Truth seems to have achieved great popularity, I prefer a more laid-back atmosphere. It was so loud in TDT that it was difficult to carry on a normal conversation. (1,343 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of cecrooker
4.69/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Love this place. Dive bar with good food and wonderful draft selection. (71 characters)

Photo of MacQ67
4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of bfitzge2
4.89/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

One of my favorite spots. Always an amazing tap list and really great place to have a conversation without a TV blaring. One issue is the service: I've had some great beer conversations there, but there is also a bit of standoffishness with some of them. (256 characters)

Photo of SABERG
4.13/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of LagersAndAles
4.01/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of DanG3
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of harsley
4.04/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of DA84
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Lomochic82
4.92/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of ajendrysik
3/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of pisano
4/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of wingwalker3
4.79/5  rDev +7.6%
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! (557 characters)

Photo of dustinjkline
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Vinylglove68
4/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of SpicyGose
3.35/5  rDev -24.7%
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. (323 characters)

Photo of markdrinksbeer
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of magnificent70s
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of RMoeNay
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of JGLittle
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of dfecteau
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Eriogonum
5/5  rDev +12.4%

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The Dirty Truth in Northampton, MA
98 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.