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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

54 Ratings
Ratings: 54
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 6.01%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar ]

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

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

New York

5/5  rDev +7.3%
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 -4.7%
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 -14.2%
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 -3.4%
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 +4.3%
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 +7.3%
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
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Blizzz

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Moe's is an amazing place to have a beer. Not just a beer, but the best beers that America has to offer. It solely serves the best of American Craft beer, so you certainly won't find a Coors Light in the cooler. Instead you will be greeted by a bartender that can direct you to a full flavored craft American Lager from a microbrewery as a much better replacement.

They have plenty of beers on tap which usually range through some of the more popular craft beer styles, so you'll have plenty to pick from. If you want to wander outside your favorite styles, they'll be happy to recommend something new, and because they only stock the best of the best, it's sure to be a good example.

I live in North Carolina, but frequent Berkshire Country and this is always my first stop on my way into town. If you are a beer lover, this is a must go to.

Josh, the owner, can usually be found hanging out there and is very friendly with all his customers. Even though I may only get in there every other month, he and the bar staff always remember me. It's a nice little home away from home.

Cheers!

11-30-2010 19:45:21 | More by Blizzz
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hnthere

Connecticut

4.94/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

What a nice place - I wish I could trade my local and highly regarded 15-tap bar for Moe's Tavern. I've only been to Moe's once and we were the only customers in the middle of a weekday afternoon. The owner was in and out, but he and the hired help were veryl friendly and made us feel at home. I had an Allagash Tripel and maybe my wife had a Dogfish Head 90, but there were plenty of good options. We had another 1 1/2 hrs of driving ahead of us and not nearly enough time, so we couldn't stay for seconds. I don't pass through Lee that often, but we'll make a point to stop from now on.

11-24-2010 00:11:27 | More by hnthere
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Barsies

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

A bit off the beaten path but well worth the search. Very casual atmosphere. The guys pouring the beer know their stuff. Good guys for a beer chat. The taps are rotated regularly and they offer a good bottle selection. I try to hit Moe's once a month (I work no more than a five minute walk from their front door.) Although they no longer offer food you are permitted to bring a bite to eat from one of the local shops into the bar. There isn't much of a night life going on in Lee and Moe's is a hidden gem.

09-22-2010 21:04:23 | More by Barsies
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techcommdood

New York

4.68/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I've been to Moe's 3-4 times so far and have never had anything but a great time there. Josh, the owner, is very friendly and personable, and his personality echoes through the place. They have a fantastic tap, bottle and can beer selection (all craft, no macro), and a fine selection of bourbons. Also, they have a nice selection of locally distilled spirits I'd never seen before (and thus have another reason to keep visiting western MA).

Moe's recently closed their kitchen to focus on their main product sales: beer. There are plenty of places to order out from, and Josh is cool with people bringing food in (and has menus for many of the local delivery kitchens).

Beer prices are about what I've come to expect from bard selling good craft beer. Pints range from $4-$6 mostly (unless it's something very rare or strong), and bottles cans are priced appropriate to their availability and strength.

If I lived in or around Lee MA, Moe's would be a de facto haunt of mine. It's a great place to relax with good company and enjoy some fantastic beer.

09-03-2010 15:45:34 | More by techcommdood
Moe's Tavern in Lee, MA
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