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Moe's Tavern

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Moe's TavernMoe's Tavern
BA SCORE
100
world-class

63 Ratings
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 6.87%
Taps: 17
Bottles: 60
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @nocoorslight

Notes:
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(Place added by: sraimondi on 02-26-2008)
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Photo of SharonNelson
3.5/5  rDev -24.9%

This is a cool place, good beers on tap, friendly and knowledgable bartenders.

SharonNelson, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of Cmack15
4/5  rDev -14.2%

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

Cmack15, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of SpicyGose
4/5  rDev -14.2%

SpicyGose, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of cbw1978
4.03/5  rDev -13.5%

Just took the youngest brother for his 21st birthday, as he lives in the area. We had a very good time. Great selection for a beer bar in a very small town in Western MA; made his "first" beer experience very approachable.

Atmosphere is a little weird and eclectic - a lot of Rogue stickers everywhere, Simpson's memorabilia, chalkboard walls with Beer 101 type scrawlings, 11 taps written in colored soap on the window, neon lights, and a lot of craft beer marketing tchotchkes (sp?). The anti-BMC vibe was heavily present here, to the point of being unnecessary and a little annoying. But the music was amazing - classic rock song after classic rock song that we all knew by heart!

Owner was super-nice and approached us to thank us for introducing our little bro to good beer and him to a new customer - "I keep reminding myself that people are turning 21 every day" he said. Ha ha.

A great bottle list, decent prices, and a fun menu - 60 Minute Wings (I assume Dogfish Head beer batter) were tasty, the Krusty Burgers were a little overcooked. Happy to find this place, and I will be back when visiting my brother!

cbw1978, Feb 16, 2009
Photo of mltobin
4.06/5  rDev -12.9%

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.

mltobin, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of williamherbert
4.18/5  rDev -10.3%

A tremendously fun bar with a very good beer selection and something for everyone.

The prices range from the reasonable to the extreme ($4 to $399!). There is a large inside above the large window that says "No Coors Light." They have a helpful menu that breaks their beers into four categories (basically IPAs, Porters, Lagers and Belgians).

The bartender was very friendly and attentive, and though she acknowledged she was still learning about beer, she was very willing to talk about it. She put up with my friend and I which gave her extra points.

The food, while not unbelievable, was good and hit the spot. We had a buffalo chicken strip sandwich and three slider burgers. All very reasonably priced and well-made.

It's a great place to get stranded for a few hours in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

http://jbojangles.blogspot.com/2008/05/two-minute-guide-to-moes-tavern.html

williamherbert, May 25, 2008
Photo of kniles38
4.25/5  rDev -8.8%

kniles38, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of tehchunk
4.28/5  rDev -8.2%

Just paid a visit to Moe's for the first time while I was visiting a friend and was pleasantly surprised! From the outside, it looks like your typical, small dive bar in the middle of nowhere with little to no crowd at all. However, once you get inside & read their tap list (which is written on the windows), you know you've stepped into the right place.

I was able to try Dogfish Head Pangaea on tap (which was awesome). Definitely did not expect them to have this, nor the wide selection of Rogue liquors. Overall, I was VERY impressed with the selection for such a small bar. If you're out in the Berks, I highly recommend stopping by & grabbing a pint (or two).

tehchunk, Nov 04, 2009
Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev -7.7%

Met up with Grover in Springfield and headed for Lee/Moe's on our way to the DEAD show in Albany. Friendly, funky place just a block or so from the mini main drag in tiny Lee. 11 on tap, 30 or 40 bottles (a hand full of Founders bottles were enticing). DFH, Rogue, Stone on behalf of the heavy hitting nationals and then BBC, Mayflower and some others on behalf of the locals. Hendrix on the stereo, a friendly bartender, personable owner, tasty sandwedges (I tried the veggie, "Bird food" special) all added up to an easy going, quite worthy, casual stop in the Berkshires. I need a place like this in my neighborhood! I would be there too often for my waistline.

Billolick, Apr 21, 2009
Photo of HopEnthusiast
4.4/5  rDev -5.6%

If you live in the Berkshires, this is a must stop for any beer drinker. That have a great assortment of beers in both bottles and on tap. They even have an easy to understand menu that divides the beers up according to catagory. Josh the owner, and his staff are all very knowledgable on all of the beers that they serve. Just ask them for a kind of beer and if they dont have it they can recommend something that is equally good or even better. The size of the establishment is a little small but the great atmosphere makes up for it. They always got great music playing and multiple flat screen tvs to whatch the game on. They serve standard bar food, ex: great mini dogs, sliders, etc., but there great selection of beer is the best part of this place. Keep up the great job Josh. Thanks

Rick

HopEnthusiast, Oct 14, 2008
Photo of shueyy
4.44/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

shueyy, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of dfecteau
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

dfecteau, Nov 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

rockrob, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of bigcatv8
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

bigcatv8, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of madmanjf
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Stopped here on a Saturday evening ... 3rd stop of a three-leg beer excursion.

My friend and I were immediately greeted by the owner who was sitting at the bar and appeared to be a customer. It was really nice to be welcomed to the place by him as it showed a great deal of hospitality. He was on his way out but didn't want to miss the chance to welcome some new faces.

This place has a lot of memorabilia and references to The Simpson's. If you've ever watched the show, you should know why :) The place is very clean and possesses a welcoming atmosphere.

There was an impressive line-up of tapped beers, and I spent the night enjoying Founders Breakfast Stout because, being from NY State, I can't get it. To find it on tap was a great find for me.

I didn't get to try any food; although, people around me were ordering and what I saw looked tasty.

The crowd was pretty much college-age and up and I suspect most everyone would feel very comfortable here.

I really enjoyed the visit and hope to return soon.

NOTE TO GPS'ers: The address on here didn't jive well with my TomTom. I had to drive a block or so further down to find the place.

madmanjf, Jan 30, 2009
Photo of Okisailor
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Okisailor, Jan 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

charlienyc, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of berkshire413
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

berkshire413, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Chincino
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

Chincino, Jun 26, 2011
Photo of IGotBeerWorts
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

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!

IGotBeerWorts, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of DousedInStout
4.53/5  rDev -2.8%

Visited for the first time this past weekend - what a treat!

The atmosphere is warm and inviting, with the walls covered in beer signs. It's a nice, small spot that wasn't overly crowded - a seat at the bar was easily procured. The bartender knew her shit, which is always a plus at a suburban beer bar.

With just 11 taps, the rare and diverse selection made up for it. I started with a McAuslin Oatmeal Stout on nitro, then into a Troegs Hopback amber, and finished with a Left Hand Warrior IPA. The bottle selection was phenomenal as well, with many rarities (Alesmith Speedway Stout, DFH Squall, Founders Breakfast Stout etc).

Overall, a great gem in western Mass that is a must stop if driving through on the pike...

DousedInStout, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of jfindley
4.55/5  rDev -2.4%

I hate to admit it, but I've driven right past here on I-90 on close to one hundred occasions and never knew this was here and never stopped. The fact that I haven't been here until now is - simply put - shameful.

Stopped here with a friend on the way back from business in NH. It was a Wednesday evening. Just a few people at the bar which was fine as it's a small place. My friend and I sat at the bar and ordered up a couple and looked over the beer and food menu. The beer menu is extensive, the food menu not. But that's okay; they make no pretense of this being fine dining. Burgers, mini burgers, hotdogs, etc. All served in plastic red baskets with chips.

But we weren't here for the food, but the soup. And oh my, what soup they have. Absolutely great tap selection as well as a huge bottle selection. There are more unusual and rare beers in this one little place than you'd find in most average cities. My barmate ordered a bottle of Dogfish Palo Santo Marron while I had a pint of Boulder's Hazed & Infused. Then I had a Stone 12 (on tap? are you kidding me?) and my friend Bleary forged on with a 90 minute.

We did order food, but this place is not about the food. It was actually decent (cheeseburger comes with your choice of American, American, or American) and it will fill your gut pleasantly enough so you can soldier on through the soup. It's real work to stick with it for very long.

The staff was friendly and definitely knows beer. And that alone makes it worth the visit.

I'm so freaking stupid for not stopping here sooner. All those trips and miles wasted when I could have been enjoying myself in Lee. Don't make the same mistake I did; take the time to stop here if you're anywhere near the area.

jfindley, Sep 21, 2008
Photo of nopucophop
4.56/5  rDev -2.1%

I finally visited Moe's and was thrilled that I did. I wish this place was closer to where I lived. It may a good thing it is not.

I have to say the atmosphere is AWESOME. This place is right up my alley. The decor, music, and overall vibe was great.

I did not realize that aside from it's top shelf liquor selection it is a American Craft Beer only. The beer follows suit with it being the best that there is to offer from America.

The service was great. The owner was actually the bartender so it was cool to chat it up with him.

They no longer serve food but he was quick to let us know that we are welcome to bring things in from the local shops.

Overall the prices were good. The ambiance rocked. I am torn between this place and Ye Olde Forge in Lanesboro. I prefer Forges beer selection as it is from all over the world and there food is great but I could sit in Moe's for hours and just have a blast. I will be going to this place whenever I can.

nopucophop, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of Barsies
4.58/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

Barsies, Sep 22, 2010
Photo of iokals
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%

Place keeps about 13 good american craft beers on tap (and fresh) and a great bottle selection (no Duff, or even Düff). They maintain a good mix on what's on hand for the season. There on a warm summer day, but they still had a couple good darker beers on hand, along with a nice selection of summery stuff. The DFH 60 Min IPA is the house beer that's always there.

Food menu is rather limited, but they do what they do well. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, and the owner never seems to be out of earshot for long.

If you're in the area, be sure to stop in.

iokals, Jun 19, 2010
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Moe's Tavern in Lee, MA
100 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.