Moe's Tavern

BA SCORE
100
world-class

74 Ratings
Moe's TavernMoe's Tavern
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar

10 Railroad St
Lee, Massachusetts, 01238-1638
United States

(413) 243-MOES | map
nocoorslight.com

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Added by sraimondi on 02-26-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Ratings:
74
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.62
pDev:
4.76%
 
 
Taps:
17
Bottles/Cans:
60
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of SharonNelson
3.5/5  rDev -24.2%

This is a cool place, good beers on tap, friendly and knowledgable bartenders.

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Photo of Cmack15
4/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

On my way to Cooperstown and the Solid Sound Festival I visited Moe's Tavern. Looks like your neighborhood bar with some beer paraphernalia and other oddities decorating the space. Nice beer selection on tap with about 9 or so draught lines. The bottle list was decent too but not updated so we had to make 2 or 3 picks to get a beer they had in stock. Moe's does not serve food but they allow you to bring food there so thats cool. I liked Moe's tavern but I would not make it a destination, if your in the area definitely check it out.
Cheers

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Photo of SpicyGose
4/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of cbw1978
4.03/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Just took the youngest brother for his 21st birthday, as he lives in the area. We had a very good time. Great selection for a beer bar in a very small town in Western MA; made his "first" beer experience very approachable.

Atmosphere is a little weird and eclectic - a lot of Rogue stickers everywhere, Simpson's memorabilia, chalkboard walls with Beer 101 type scrawlings, 11 taps written in colored soap on the window, neon lights, and a lot of craft beer marketing tchotchkes (sp?). The anti-BMC vibe was heavily present here, to the point of being unnecessary and a little annoying. But the music was amazing - classic rock song after classic rock song that we all knew by heart!

Owner was super-nice and approached us to thank us for introducing our little bro to good beer and him to a new customer - "I keep reminding myself that people are turning 21 every day" he said. Ha ha.

A great bottle list, decent prices, and a fun menu - 60 Minute Wings (I assume Dogfish Head beer batter) were tasty, the Krusty Burgers were a little overcooked. Happy to find this place, and I will be back when visiting my brother!

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Photo of mltobin
4.06/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I had heard about Moe`s Tavern for some time now, not nearly as long as the one from the Simpsons, but they do have quite a bit of Simpsons paraphernalia up. Along with plenty of signs and other decor from craft brewers. I think I also saw a skateboard, maybe some skis on the wall.
For the beer, they have 16 or so taps. And then there is a small fridge with a selection of a few dozen bottles. I recall things from Founders, Stillwater, Atwater, Dogfish, Rogue and others. No food on premise, but I believe that they are ok with you bringing in take-out food from wherever. Only small downside is that prices are a bit higher than what might expect, particularly for this area. But, certainly worth a stop if you find yourself in the area.

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Photo of williamherbert
4.18/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

A tremendously fun bar with a very good beer selection and something for everyone.

The prices range from the reasonable to the extreme ($4 to $399!). There is a large inside above the large window that says "No Coors Light." They have a helpful menu that breaks their beers into four categories (basically IPAs, Porters, Lagers and Belgians).

The bartender was very friendly and attentive, and though she acknowledged she was still learning about beer, she was very willing to talk about it. She put up with my friend and I which gave her extra points.

The food, while not unbelievable, was good and hit the spot. We had a buffalo chicken strip sandwich and three slider burgers. All very reasonably priced and well-made.

It's a great place to get stranded for a few hours in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

http://jbojangles.blogspot.com/2008/05/two-minute-guide-to-moes-tavern.html

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Photo of MLaVioletteJr
4.25/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of kniles38
4.25/5  rDev -8%

Photo of JohnofUpton
4.28/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tehchunk
4.28/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Just paid a visit to Moe's for the first time while I was visiting a friend and was pleasantly surprised! From the outside, it looks like your typical, small dive bar in the middle of nowhere with little to no crowd at all. However, once you get inside & read their tap list (which is written on the windows), you know you've stepped into the right place.

I was able to try Dogfish Head Pangaea on tap (which was awesome). Definitely did not expect them to have this, nor the wide selection of Rogue liquors. Overall, I was VERY impressed with the selection for such a small bar. If you're out in the Berks, I highly recommend stopping by & grabbing a pint (or two).

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Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Met up with Grover in Springfield and headed for Lee/Moe's on our way to the DEAD show in Albany. Friendly, funky place just a block or so from the mini main drag in tiny Lee. 11 on tap, 30 or 40 bottles (a hand full of Founders bottles were enticing). DFH, Rogue, Stone on behalf of the heavy hitting nationals and then BBC, Mayflower and some others on behalf of the locals. Hendrix on the stereo, a friendly bartender, personable owner, tasty sandwedges (I tried the veggie, "Bird food" special) all added up to an easy going, quite worthy, casual stop in the Berkshires. I need a place like this in my neighborhood! I would be there too often for my waistline.

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Photo of HopEnthusiast
4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

If you live in the Berkshires, this is a must stop for any beer drinker. That have a great assortment of beers in both bottles and on tap. They even have an easy to understand menu that divides the beers up according to catagory. Josh the owner, and his staff are all very knowledgable on all of the beers that they serve. Just ask them for a kind of beer and if they dont have it they can recommend something that is equally good or even better. The size of the establishment is a little small but the great atmosphere makes up for it. They always got great music playing and multiple flat screen tvs to whatch the game on. They serve standard bar food, ex: great mini dogs, sliders, etc., but there great selection of beer is the best part of this place. Keep up the great job Josh. Thanks

Rick

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Photo of hoppymcgee
4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of shueyy
4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Moe's is a great beer bar were you will find NO COORS LIGHT served but if you love great beer like Founders, Dog Fish, Allagash, etc. then this is the spot. The owner Josh who's there a lot really knows his beer and even if it's your first time he makes you feel at home. They don't serve food but they have take out menus from all the local restaurants that you can order from. Not only do they have a great beer list but if you like whiskey they have almost 100 different types. I recently had Founders Imperial Stout on tap and loved it. It's a little bit of a hike from Albany, NY or Springfield, MA but you could always convince the wife/girlfriend to drop you off while she hits the Lee outlet mall down the road.

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Photo of dfecteau
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of bigcatv8
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of madmanjf
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped here on a Saturday evening ... 3rd stop of a three-leg beer excursion.

My friend and I were immediately greeted by the owner who was sitting at the bar and appeared to be a customer. It was really nice to be welcomed to the place by him as it showed a great deal of hospitality. He was on his way out but didn't want to miss the chance to welcome some new faces.

This place has a lot of memorabilia and references to The Simpson's. If you've ever watched the show, you should know why :) The place is very clean and possesses a welcoming atmosphere.

There was an impressive line-up of tapped beers, and I spent the night enjoying Founders Breakfast Stout because, being from NY State, I can't get it. To find it on tap was a great find for me.

I didn't get to try any food; although, people around me were ordering and what I saw looked tasty.

The crowd was pretty much college-age and up and I suspect most everyone would feel very comfortable here.

I really enjoyed the visit and hope to return soon.

NOTE TO GPS'ers: The address on here didn't jive well with my TomTom. I had to drive a block or so further down to find the place.

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Photo of Okisailor
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of charlienyc
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of NJBeer265
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in to have a drink while waiting for someone at the outlets. Good selection, even had BCBS on tap. Little bit on the pricey side but overall enjoyed the place.

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Photo of berkshire413
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Chincino
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I visited Moe's while passing through the town of Lee and I was very impressed with this establishment.

The atmosphere was great. There was good music playing and lots of beer signs were up everywhere in addition to the sports stuff intermingled throughout the place.

The bartender was very friendly and helpful. I had Clown Shoes Clementine and Treogs Dreamweaver on tap. The beer selection was great with several good beers on tap. The bottle selection was also good.

They didn't offer food here, but bringing in food from other establishments was allowed.

Moe's is a great local spot which is definitely worth checking out in my opinion if you're in the Lee area.

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Photo of IGotBeerWorts
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

One of my favorite places to hang and have a craft beer! Josh (the owner) is very generous and you can often see him enjoying a brew and chatting with people that own stores that also sell beer.

This is the main difference between the cutthroat wine industry and the friendly craft beer world. Craft beer drinkers typically just want to hang, have a good beer, have a good time, and leave corporate tactics to the corporations.

Josh is the epitome of the generous and friendly craft beer phenomenon and I know he has helped competing stores when the supply chain was disturbed.

Cheers Josh, to your great craft beer selection, friendliness, and help to others!

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Photo of DousedInStout
4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited for the first time this past weekend - what a treat!

The atmosphere is warm and inviting, with the walls covered in beer signs. It's a nice, small spot that wasn't overly crowded - a seat at the bar was easily procured. The bartender knew her shit, which is always a plus at a suburban beer bar.

With just 11 taps, the rare and diverse selection made up for it. I started with a McAuslin Oatmeal Stout on nitro, then into a Troegs Hopback amber, and finished with a Left Hand Warrior IPA. The bottle selection was phenomenal as well, with many rarities (Alesmith Speedway Stout, DFH Squall, Founders Breakfast Stout etc).

Overall, a great gem in western Mass that is a must stop if driving through on the pike...

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Moe's Tavern in Lee, MA
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