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The Moan and Dove

The Moan and DoveThe Moan and Dove

Taps: 23 / Bottles: 175
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N

97 Ratings
Ratings: 97
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 9.78%
$$ - reasonable

[ Bar, Eatery ]

460 West St
Amherst, Massachusetts, 01002-2988
United States
phone: (413) 256-1710

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Voted the #1 Place to Have a Beer in 2006 - by BeerAdvocate.com reviewers.

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New York

4.8/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped off for a quick visit on my first trip to Amherst. The was stop 2 of 4 as well as the primary reason for the trip.

I arrived on a Saturday afternoon .... quiet time.

The selection was intense ... one trip can't do this bar justice.

The bartender was very nice .... great to talk to, informative, etc.

I had a pint of IPA from Great Divide ... a newcomer in the north-east from Colorado. I had this in bottle very recently, but couldn't resist trying it on draught.

I folowed up with a sample of a lager from Germany ... U. Due to time and schedule, it wasn't possible to stay much longer.

I look foward to a second visit where I can dedicate more time to explore the world here :)

07-16-2007 15:15:29 | More by madmanjf
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Dark atmosphere, but welcoming and comfortable, especially if you go in the Fall or Winter.
Eclectic choice of music is most often playing, but rarely ever too loud to hear each other talking at your table.

No food, but peanuts are free.

The beer selection is impressive, and the beer tenders have always been very helpful and knowledgeable.

Not a place to sit down and drink a Beer Light to "watch the game". It is a place to sit with friends, and enjoy some amazing beer.

11-16-2013 01:52:23 | More by markdrinksbeer
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-08-2013 14:32:03 | More by mcintire78
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5/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

The moan and dove is by far my favorite bar. I have yet to find a bar that compares to the moan and dove. (Dirty Truth and Lord Hobo are not quite as good).

Beer- Great selection on tap that rotates between standard styles Pale Ales, IPA, Stouts, Porters, , Pilsners, different Belgian styles, along with some rare styles of beer. Some standard beers are always on tap like Guinness, at least three IPAs, etc. Every Wednesday they have a different beer on Cask. They also have a lot of bottles to choose from ranging from $2 to $60.
Mug club if you drink the entire bottle list over a year.

Food- No food. Peanuts for free at the door. You are welcome to bring in pizza or subs from Sibies (best pizza and subs in Amherst), chinese next door, and Latinos around the corner for South American food. There is also a Hess next door for snacks.

Great vibe and great music played by the bar tenders. There is always a dog or two hanging out or sleeping on the floor. All of the bar tenders will take the time to talk to you and help you find the right beer. Tastings and half sizes for half price are available.

The majority of the crowd is friendly and regulars. I have been searching, but no bar beats or compares to The Moan and Dove.

12-03-2011 08:11:32 | More by JShattuck
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The Moan and Dove in Amherst, MA
100 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.