The Dirty Truth

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BA SCORE
97
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76 Reviews
The Dirty TruthThe Dirty Truth
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

29 Main St
Northampton, Massachusetts, 01060-3182
United States

(413) 585-5999 | map
www.dirtytruthbeerhall.com

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Added by Todd on 05-30-2006

PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
98
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
Taps:
42
Bottles/Cans:
20
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 76 | Ratings: 98
Reviews by xanok:
Photo of xanok
3.15/5  rDev -28.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Summary of my first experience here:

Went to this place with my girlfriend on a whim after looking for apartments in Springfield.
Walked right in, only two other customers, lots of taps. Appeared to be at least 35 or so, and lots of different varieties. A good amount of Belgians. Also, great bottle list with things like Cantillon. All the taps were listed on a large chalkboard with prices on the other side of the room. I'm glad they list prices. Not many places do that these days.
Some beers they had on tap that day: Green Flash Amber, Rogue Brutal Bitter and Fest, Stone Smoked Porter, Bear Republic Nor'Cal, Victory Helios and Hop Devil.
After that, it was meh. Waitress brought over some water, and a few minutes later our beers (I got Racer X, gf got Racer 5). When I told her after that that I would need a few more minutes for food, she gave me a glare, said "ok" and walked away. After TEN MINUTES she finally was able to pull herself away from writing up the second chalkboard of the beerlisting.
Got my food, which was nachos with lamb meat. It was actually very delicious. My gf got a burger with mushrooms, which she also enjoyed immensely.
After finishing our beers, we asked for the check to be split. And again, she looks at me like I'm retarded. REALLY? Splitting the check that weird that you have to give me a dirty look about it?
Anyways, the bartender was somewhat helpful when I asked him a question. The place seems to attract a lot of hipsters, but I noticed that Northampton is infested with them (not that I don't like hipsters).
If the rest of the wait staff is like this one girl, you will save money by not tipping for the lousy service.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of WanderingFool
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Great pub with an impressive beer list. Not much food on the menu, but what they do have is top quality and tasty. The service was a bit slow, and the beer board was hard to read. The Dirty Truth is the type of bar where you can relax with friends and not feel rushed.

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Photo of blisscent
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ppeterson1981
3.38/5  rDev -23.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.75

This place has the look of a great beer bar. Lots of hipsters and noticed plenty of people ordering one drink and hanging out for hours, granted I was one of them. Service was a little slow considering it was t busy but filled tables with no one buying anything. Tap list was about 40 or so beers and most I have had. A couple of European beers I haven't tried. Food was limited for a big place. Worth going back.

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Photo of cecrooker
4.69/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Love this place. Dive bar with good food and wonderful draft selection.

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Photo of MacQ67
4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.47/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of bfitzge2
4.89/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

One of my favorite spots. Always an amazing tap list and really great place to have a conversation without a TV blaring. One issue is the service: I've had some great beer conversations there, but there is also a bit of standoffishness with some of them.

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Photo of SABERG
4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of LagersAndAles
4.01/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of DanG3
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of harsley
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of DA84
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of ipagal
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Lomochic82
4.92/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ajendrysik
3/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of pisano
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of wingwalker3
4.79/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Fantastic service, wonderful atmosphere, imaginative menu with super fresh, local
ingredients (I only wish they had a few more vegetarian options, but the ones they do have are excellent)...and the tap list!!! wow! At least 40 taps, and the selection is pretty amazing.
They always have a great balance of local breweries and breweries from around the US and the world. I've been lucky enough to be there when they had what seemed like a total surprise tapping of KBS, Backwoods Bastard, a Maine Beer Co. tap takeover, and many other treasures.
So, so good!

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Photo of dustinjkline
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Vinylglove68
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of SpicyGose
3.35/5  rDev -24.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This place is sleek and hip. 40 or so taps with good rotating selection. Good beers that aren't flat, good food but limited, kinda knowledgeable bartenders that are short with you and sometimes snarky. But overall a solid place for good beer. The crowd is mixed with some hipsters who nurse their $7 beer for over and hour.

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Photo of markdrinksbeer
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of magnificent70s
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of RMoeNay
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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The Dirty Truth in Northampton, MA
97 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.
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