The People's Pint
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3.91/5 rDev -6.2%
During a long weekend in Greenfield with friends we visited the People's Pint on a Friday night. When we got there the bar was already packed and it was standing room only to wait for a table. Not a problem since we were able to drink some beers while we waited. The restaurant a rectangular space with a large bow shaped bar in the middle. The bar shape takes away some standing room, but offers plenty of seats. It's a comfortable setting with no distracting TV's or loud music.
The beers offered are only what they brew there and they offer a large selection of styles, including blends. I thought that was pretty cool and not something you see often. Prices were reasonable and slightly lower than the Boston area. The food was good with descent portion sizes. However, I thought the burger I got was just OK. Not bad by any means, but nothing that made me go wow. I felt the same about the beers too. Descent beer, but nothing that makes me want to seek them out.
Service was great. Even on a busy night our waitress stopped by frequently to take beer orders, refill water glasses, remove empty plates, etc.
Overall I found the People's Pint as a nice place to go and grab a beer and burger with your friends. Just what a brewpub should be.
11-12-2013 18:06:44 | More by WanderingFool
4.59/5 rDev +10.1%
We were in Amherst last week, looking at UMass with our son, and went to The People's Pint after the tour. We absolutely loved this place! I think the first thing to mention is what a comfortable vibe it gives off. The restaurant is cozy and warm. The bar is long and sort of in the shape of a question mark. It seats about 15. There are hooks at the bar for coats and purses, and table lamps at one end of the bar. There are a few booths and several tables, with what appears to be a community table at the window up front. Simple decor, earth tones and wood. Burgundy walls with a pewter tin ceiling. There's a bicycle on the wall over the bar. Another positive: no TVs. There is a dart board.
There were eleven beers on tap when we were there. I had the imperial stout, which was quite good. My wife had the DIPA, and liked it a lot. Growlers and bombers are available.
The food was also quite good. We were happy to see there were vegan options on the menu, so we didn't have to try to deconstruct a non-vegan dish.
We arrived at a time when the restaurant was nearly empty, but it filled quickly. As a result we had more than one server. They were all excellent. Friendly, informative, and not intrusive. Very laid back.
One other note. The People's Pint now accepts credit cards (except for AmEx). I was told this was a fairly recent decision.
If UMass accepts our son, and he decides to go there, my wife and I will look forward to many more visits to The People's Pint.
03-23-2013 15:23:54 | More by lordofthewiens
The People's Pint in Greenfield, MA
93 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.