Northampton Brewery

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Northampton BreweryNorthampton Brewery
BEER AVG
3.74/5
Based on:
44 Beers
119 Reviews
Place Score: 89
Reviews: 62
Visits: 86
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

11 Brewster Court
Northampton, Massachusetts, 01060
United States
phone: (413) 584-9903

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Reviews: 62 | Visits: 86
Reviews by alee42:
Photo of alee42
4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I came here on Thursday afternoon with a couple friends of mine. I was very impressed with its cleanliness and open atmosphere.

The bar is uniquely set up with the wooden counter tops curving around the bar in the shape of a horseshoe. There are two tall tables in the middle of the room with elevated bar stools. There is a more "homely" sitting area with comfy, burgundy cushioned chairs off to the side, as well as a table that is well hidden within a walls of the establishment.

The staff was very friendly and were quick to serve, until about 5-6 o'clock when the place started to get busy.

They had about 14 beers on-tap, with nice descriptions of the beer on back of the menus. I tried the Humbug pale ale (which is NOT retired, as BA claims it is) and the Aces of Spades, a dark beer with a barley wine scent. We had an order of their classic nachos, which were exceptional.

In the end I bought a growler (about $10 bucks w/o glass deposit) for my self and a 22oz of Humbug for my family. Pretty reasonably priced. It's a place well worth visiting if your a native of Western Mass and enjoy a radiant atmosphere as Northampton offers (1,146 characters)

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3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
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Photo of SABERG
3.84/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

We have been to the Northampton brewery many times over the years. The newest renovation, and rework is what has compelled a review.

A - The atmosphere is split 3 ways. The bar area, the upstairs dining and the roof deck. The bar is a little congested but not impersonal. The upstairs dining, partially open to the bar below is lined with booths and a few center tables for larger groups. The roof deck is multi level and updated. Misting nozzles take the edge off of the warmest days. The décor and audio are all good, the bar area has several large flat screens.

Q - The food and beer are very good. Rarely is the kitchen "off". The menu is pub fare and now a focus on flatbread makes for a nice addition. The beer is solid, several standard offerings like ESB, and a variety of hop forward IPA's.
S- Service is sustained by many long time staff members who keep the service consistent. The brew team is great, kitchen very solid.
S - The food selection has some depth, specials are supported by use of local seasonal farm products. The beers are mainly house made, up to 10 drafts with some guest taps, there are some limited bottle offerings.
F - The food quality is solid, they have superb salads and now the specials have stepped up some. We enjoy the catfish bites and a pint almost weekly.
V - The value quite good. The beers are $5 a pint with short pours available. The food is well priced. A couple can do well here for under $40.
Highly recommend a visit.

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Northampton Brewery in Northampton, MA
89 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.