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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 62 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by madmanjf:
3.8/5 rDev -4%
trip 4 of 4 .... not a bad way to end a beer trip to a new area. This place is walking distance from Dirty Truth, which is exactly what I did.
Saturday evening .... it was fairly busy and I sat at the bar for some beers and eats.
I was disappointed that my favorite stye was on the board and not available ... Pale Ale .... how do you run out of this? Not sure if it's poor planning or not.
I went with a Flight tasting .... overall, everything was a good fit into each style.
My friend got a sandwich, but I went with an entree. I think he got more food on his plate than I did, but whatever. My plate just looked skimpy compared to his and mine was $7 more.
Note to the kitchen, if I want my salad dressing on the side, I'll ask for it that way. Please don't expect someone to toss a mesculin salad on a small plate ... it's just stupid. That's why I sent it back for a toss :)
Despite my bickering here, I would go back for a 2nd visit ... if for nothing else, but to try their Pale Ale ... my favorite style which they had on the board but were out of. (Yes, I know I mentioned that already, but I felt it was worth repeating).
07-18-2007 14:57:02 | More by madmanjf
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3.84/5 rDev -3%
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.
06-30-2014 12:53:57 | More by SABERG
Northampton Brewery in Northampton, MA
89 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.