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The Hangar Pub & Grill

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21 Ratings
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 13.05%
Taps: 24
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

55 University Dr
Amherst, Massachusetts, 01002-2217
United States
phone: (413) 549-9461

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Reviews by deanhead:
Photo of deanhead
4/5  rDev -1.5%

I have been going to the hangar for many years, and have finally brought myself to review the place. It is a sports bar in the college town of Amherst, Ma that serves up chicken wings and beer.

The wings are tasty and come in many different flavors as well as different degrees of "hot". They are served from mild to Afterburner. The Hangar also offers around ten to twelve different sauces as well from Bbq, Jerk, and Honey mustard to Teriyaki. They are all pretty tasty. We usually end up ordering mostly hot wings, and then a few of the other flavors.

Aside from Wings the Hangar also offers burgers which all come medium. Waffle fries, seasoned fries, and onion rings. Did I mention the nachos? These are a heaping serving of nachos with just about everything on them. If you plan on wings, I'd forgo the nachos...unless you have a big appetite.

On to the beer. They serve around 20-25 beers on tap. The beer selection is decent. Not the best, not the worst, not overwhelming, but decent. Prices are also reasonable. 2.00 if you want a pint of bud, 4.00 if you want a pint of Guinness. You get what you pay for here.

While around 20% of the beer selection is macro, the craft and micro selections range from Stone to Sierra Nevada, to some local beers by the Paper city, BBC and the People's pint.

Don't count on any Belgians on tap...it's just not that kind of place, besides I can think of ten other beers besides a Belgian dubble or Tripel that go better with wings. If you want some the Belgian experience, head to the Moan and Dove,r the Dirty Truth, or the Sierra Grille to satiate that thirst.

Remember this is a sports bar in a college town. Take it for what it's worth and enjoy a nice pint of hand crafted beer and some chicken wings..

deanhead, Sep 28, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of ajendrysik
4.75/5  rDev +17%

ajendrysik, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

pisano, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of AlbertCams
3.18/5  rDev -21.7%

Cool sports bar with nice tap selection! From Bud light to Stone IPA, they have something for everyone. The bartender has a good knowledge of the beers on tap. Basically lots of different IPA's on tap with some wheat, stouts and lagers. Wings are the best in the area.

AlbertCams, Jun 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

gundys10, Jun 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Bob6518, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Bilco, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of cbutova
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%

Another frequent Amherst stop during my days at UMASS and in Northampton.

Upon entering you get a the vibe of a total sports bar, and truthfully that is what it is, a good one though. They have all the games playing on many TVs around the ceiling. Both a big dining area and a good amount of seats around the bar.

I have never had a problem with beer or food here, it is always good or great. I wouldn't expect the best glassware but pints are always nice. Service is always quick and nice, fast pub food and most importantly WINGS. This is the original "Wings Over" franchise and probably the best. They have great sauce flavors for anyones palate. I have also had appetizers that come in hefty portions and are also tasty, don't bring the healthy eating type here. Beer selection is around 24 taps. They have the macros for that crowd as well as many good seasonals and local staples. I have seen things such as Breakfast Stout, Pumking, Berkshire brews, Sam Adams, Weihenstephaner, Ayinger, Coors, Bud etc. A well rounded selection but don't expect one-offs or rares.

Great Wings with sauces from mild to very hot. Good beer selection and a nice place to see a game, if you don't mind hoards of college kids. Good overall prices for food and beer.

cbutova, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of Chico1985
4/5  rDev -1.5%

I've been here a few times now. Small sports bar/restaurant vibe, pretty much always packed and huge TV's everywhere. About 5 minutes from U-Mass so definitely a big college crowd. This place is famous for their wings, and they are indeed excellent. As someone who loves spicy food, I can say their "Afterburner" buffalo wings are some of the hottest and tastiest things I've eaten in recent memory. Lots of different flavors and size options for wings, other food is available, I've had mozarella sticks but nothing else. Their beer selection is what surprised me - 20+ taps with some great choices, all of them American I think. Some good taps I've had or seen include Racer 5, Hop Rod Rye, Choklat, Nugget Nectar, a few local Berkshire offerings. They also have Sierra Nevada Pale Ale pints for $4, and the usual Bud/Bud Light/Guinness/Blue Moon. Service has always been friendly, prices are good, for a little over $10 I can always leave satisfied with a plate of good wings and a pint of good beer.

Chico1985, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of Genuine
4.1/5  rDev +1%

went to the Hangar for the 2nd time last night.

The sports bar like atmosphere of this place is awesome. Very warm, welcoming and friendly. Their staff are wonderful, quick and nice.

I was surprised at the amount of craft beers that they had on tap. I was glad to see that they had lagunita's IPA, Harpoon IPA, Racer 5 IPA along with a few others I can't remember but the selection was pretty decent. Better than what I'm used to back in CT.

This place is the place for wings. Cannot be beat. Both their regular and boneless wings are amazing, more than enough flavors to choose from and you definitely will not go hungry there.

Good beer, great food, awesome atmosphere. Can't wait to go again.

Genuine, Jan 09, 2011
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The Hangar Pub & Grill in Amherst, MA
91 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.