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The Dirty Truth

Not Rated.
The Dirty TruthThe Dirty Truth
BA SCORE
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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Place added by: Todd on 05-30-2006

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Reviews: 74 | Visits: 95
Reviews by alee42:
Photo of alee42
4.95/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

The Dirty Truth is well worth stopping in for a sit down meal and beer - it's very laid back and the atmosphere is so relaxing. A quick glance from the outside of the bar, it's hard to notice the small letters making out "the Dirty Truth". You walk into a dimly lit area with the bar lining the side of the wall, and long tables with high chairs jutting out from the opposite wall. The environment is warming and relaxing, with some art and canvas paintings hanging high on the walls.

The bar has many taps, probably 25 or so, and a chalkboard with the on-tap beers above the far end wall. Very conveniently, the staff organizes the beers into "light and pale", "medium", "IPA", "dark", and "belgian" on a smaller board to the left of the bar - if people do not know the type of beer listed on the chalkboard.

Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about beers. They are always happy to give you samples and always offer samples if you are uncertain about the selection.

The menu selection is very basic, but a good food to chew on with your beers are the french fries. I highly recommend the fries that are fried in truffle oil - just adds to the experience. (1,164 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

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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.92/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of ajendrysik
3/5  rDev -32.6%

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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%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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