The Dirty Truth
Taps: 42 / Bottles: 20
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
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4.83/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Entered through a deco brushed aluminum vestibule, long iron and wood bar along the left wall, high tables to the left. One larger table in front of the windows facing the street. Absolutely amazing wall clock to the right as well. The large front windows fold open lending an al Fresco/patio ambiance and more direct observation of the Northampton sidewalk traffic.
40 taps, 20 bottles as advertised. Something for everyone. Even open minded Budmilloors drinkers with a tiny bit of imagination could find something here. Daniel Lanigan is the proprieter...nuff said on the beer selection. You won't find a beer menu that has had as much thought put into it.
The food: Wow! I think I'd travel almost as far for the food as the beer. 10-15 menu choices, all solid and well integrated with the beer served. Mussels with coriander, orange, fennel and Allagash Wit broth. Also, 90 Minute homemade ketchup and Arrogant Bastard mustard. Both carniverous and veg. choices Several notches above pub fare. Pricing is reasonable and competitive for the area.
Service was prompt, pleasant, attentive, and very well versed on the beer and the food. If I didn't know it was their third service, I would have thought they've been at it for years.
Eccletic mix of folks made for the same friendly Moan & Dove vibe I've grown to love....add in a slightly hip, deco, industrial, Euro, artsy backdrop and extremely thoughtful menu selections. I'd bring both my Dad and his wife here. Atmosphere brings back good memories of European bistro beer bars (Mons & Naples), and hints of Tornado in SF.
Clearly, the Dirty Truth is an extract of the best elements of vast observation and experience; translated into an incredible vision executed flawlessly!
06-11-2006 00:24:57 | More by MarineHokie
The Dirty Truth in Northampton, MA
98 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.