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Moe's Tavern

Not Rated.
Moe's TavernMoe's Tavern

Taps: 17 / Bottles: 60
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
100
world-class

58 Ratings
Ratings: 58
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 6%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar ]

10 Railroad St
Lee, Massachusetts, 01238-1638
United States
phone: (413) 243-MOES

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @nocoorslight

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: sraimondi on 02-26-2008)
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

12-13-2013 02:23:56 | More by JSBILK
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IGotBeerWorts


4.5/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

One of my favorite places to hang and have a craft beer! Josh (the owner) is very generous and you can often see him enjoying a brew and chatting with people that own stores that also sell beer.

This is the main difference between the cutthroat wine industry and the friendly craft beer world. Craft beer drinkers typically just want to hang, have a good beer, have a good time, and leave corporate tactics to the corporations.

Josh is the epitome of the generous and friendly craft beer phenomenon and I know he has helped competing stores when the supply chain was disturbed.

Cheers Josh, to your great craft beer selection, friendliness, and help to others!

11-14-2012 17:10:23 | More by IGotBeerWorts
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sraimondi

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Update: September 22, 2012

So I stopped by Moe's this past Saturday after a long absence, my loss. This place just gets better and better. Along with My Place in Newtown, CT, my fave beer joint in this next of the woods, by far. The beer is always World Class, that's a given, but what sets this place apart is that it is unpretentious and comfortable, with fabulous music always playing. It reminds me of the small, local bars I grew up with in the NYC area. The owner, Josh, not only knows beer, but is a great host. I was also very excited to visit the new package store he has opened in the front of the same building, which houses Moe's. As with the tavern, unpretentious, just great brews and a nice easy going vibe. I wish I could grade this one even higher than 5.0 across the board. Thanks to Josh and keep doing what you are doing; we beer geeks appreciate it. If you have not made it to Moe's, get there; I guarantee you will have a great experience!!

Update: December 28, 2009

Had to visit Josh's joint again before the end of the decade. Boy, am I glad I did. Check out the draught line-up that was running on this snowy Monday in the Berkshires:

DFH 60 Minute (house beer @ $4)
Troegs Nugget Nectar
Stone Arrogant Bastard
Rogue Yellow Snow
Boulder Obovoid
Anchor Christmas 2009 (!)
Elm City Pils
Left Hand Milk Stout
Pretty Things Jack D'or (American Saison)
21st Amendment Monk's Blood
Bear Republic Heritage (Wee Heavy--see separate review)
Avery Old Jubilation ('Tis the Season)

As I have to drive an hour to home, I only had the Anchor and Bear Republic with a taste of the Pretty Things and Monk's Blood (thanks Josh).

OK, so if you folks have not made a special trip to this beer oasis, make a New Year's resolution to do so, for real. Wow!!

Steve

09-25-2012 00:31:38 | More by sraimondi
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$

I had heard about Moe`s Tavern for some time now, not nearly as long as the one from the Simpsons, but they do have quite a bit of Simpsons paraphernalia up. Along with plenty of signs and other decor from craft brewers. I think I also saw a skateboard, maybe some skis on the wall.
For the beer, they have 16 or so taps. And then there is a small fridge with a selection of a few dozen bottles. I recall things from Founders, Stillwater, Atwater, Dogfish, Rogue and others. No food on premise, but I believe that they are ok with you bringing in take-out food from wherever. Only small downside is that prices are a bit higher than what might expect, particularly for this area. But, certainly worth a stop if you find yourself in the area.

07-26-2012 01:33:22 | More by mltobin
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Whatalesthetiger

New York

5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $

Moe's is a must visit place for those who appreciate great beer. Tucked away on a little side street in Lee, Massachusetts, this clean and cozy establishment offers a fine array of bottled beers,as well as a great offering of tap beers. The service was excellent,and I am sorry I didn't get the guy's name behind the bar,but he was knowledgeable and efficient! It was a pleasure to have an Allagash White served at the right temperature and in the right glass!

The only thing that could make Moe's perfect is if they offered some kind of things to eat...unfortunately they stopped doing this a couple of years ago. Fortunately,there are several decent places to eat within walking distance,but they do allow you to bring in food.

I was pleased to find out that Moe's now has store front right on the other side of their bar location...I met Josh, the owner of Moe's,as he was manning the newly opened store. The great thing is the selection, featuring locally crafted beers,as well as many others...some you may have even sampled at the bar! Josh is definetly into what he is doing,and it shows. So sample some beers at Moe's and then walk around the corner to Trader Moe's for take-home!

07-19-2012 16:13:55 | More by Whatalesthetiger
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shueyy

New York

4.44/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Moe's is a great beer bar were you will find NO COORS LIGHT served but if you love great beer like Founders, Dog Fish, Allagash, etc. then this is the spot. The owner Josh who's there a lot really knows his beer and even if it's your first time he makes you feel at home. They don't serve food but they have take out menus from all the local restaurants that you can order from. Not only do they have a great beer list but if you like whiskey they have almost 100 different types. I recently had Founders Imperial Stout on tap and loved it. It's a little bit of a hike from Albany, NY or Springfield, MA but you could always convince the wife/girlfriend to drop you off while she hits the Lee outlet mall down the road.

02-04-2012 18:10:40 | More by shueyy
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Cmack15

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

On my way to Cooperstown and the Solid Sound Festival I visited Moe's Tavern. Looks like your neighborhood bar with some beer paraphernalia and other oddities decorating the space. Nice beer selection on tap with about 9 or so draught lines. The bottle list was decent too but not updated so we had to make 2 or 3 picks to get a beer they had in stock. Moe's does not serve food but they allow you to bring food there so thats cool. I liked Moe's tavern but I would not make it a destination, if your in the area definitely check it out.
Cheers

06-27-2011 20:55:02 | More by Cmack15
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Chincino

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I visited Moe's while passing through the town of Lee and I was very impressed with this establishment.

The atmosphere was great. There was good music playing and lots of beer signs were up everywhere in addition to the sports stuff intermingled throughout the place.

The bartender was very friendly and helpful. I had Clown Shoes Clementine and Treogs Dreamweaver on tap. The beer selection was great with several good beers on tap. The bottle selection was also good.

They didn't offer food here, but bringing in food from other establishments was allowed.

Moe's is a great local spot which is definitely worth checking out in my opinion if you're in the Lee area.

06-26-2011 18:23:24 | More by Chincino
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h2ocrazy

Massachusetts

4.86/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I'm from Lee and go to Moe's regularly, so I'm a somewhat bias.

Moe's has opened me up to a new type of beer drinking. No more Bud Light or Coors Light for me. My brother took me there a couple of years ago, and I've been hooked ever since. There's a great selection of beers (no Bud or Coors Light). There are 13 taps that get rotated regularly, except for the Moe's house beer, which is Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA. One of my favorite things to do is "blend" the beers. Almost anything can be mixed with Atwater Vanilla Java Porter.

The atmosphere is great. There's always good music on. Usually Sirius Classic Rewind or Lithium. There's also 5 TV's with the NFL Sunday Ticket for football watchers.

The owner, Josh, is great. He's a real down to earth guy that you can find either at the bar or behind the bar almost every day. The bartenders are knowledgeable about the beer selection.

If I had a complaint (which is minor), it would be the lack of food. They used to serve it, but had to make some changes. But they don't mind if you bring in some food or even order something to be delivered.

I only hope that Moe's is hear to stay for a long time!

01-14-2011 12:52:52 | More by h2ocrazy
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adirondack88

New York

5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Moe's is awesome! I was contacted by another Beer Advocate member to check it out the next time I was in the Berkshires and it was a great suggestion. What a great beer bar! No food, but that is ok. I was there for the beer.
I met the owner who is a good guy, a self proclaimed ski bum, and is always looking for quality beer to offer to his customers. The day I was there he had DFH 60 min IPA for his house beer and was really promoting Founders.
Next time I am driving through on I-90 I will not stop at the regular rest area in Lee, I will stop at Moe's.

12-30-2010 22:58:15 | More by adirondack88
Moe's Tavern in Lee, MA
100 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.