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Northampton Brewery

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3.73/5
Northampton BreweryNorthampton Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

11 Brewster Court
Northampton, Massachusetts, 01060
United States

(413) 584-9903 | map
www.northamptonbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
48
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
296
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
89
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
99
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
7.58%
 
 
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0
Bottles/Cans:
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Reviews: 66 | Ratings: 99
Photo of ecoboy
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Review derived from four visits 1999-2002. The western brother of Portsmouth Brewery, they even share a logo, and a few recipes. But a unique building set-up places the two apart. Your choice of atmosphere for your quaffing always impresses me: you can eat in the second floor dining area which feels nothing like a beer-devoted area, you can sup at the central bar on the first floor, or you can catch some fresh air outside at the enticing rooftop bar. Service (as usual) is most prompt at the bar.

Fairly extensive beer choices beyond the usual, and I've never had a bad pint. I'm a standardized pale ale guy in a new place, and theirs is plenty good. Menu also extensive with gradients of how much you'll spend for a snack or a full entree. Suffice it to say you could get out of there on $15. Good town, good brewery, good vibes.

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Photo of bewareOFpenguin
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Found myself rather west on I-90 and decided to stop here. Great choice. Cozy fire, 2 floors, not too crowed, right across from a big parking lot. At least 10 great beers on tap, which I sampled many.. The food was fantastic, I had a veggie burger, nachos, fries, my wife had popcorn shrimp and clam chowder. It felt too cozy, as we played scrabble, heard people signing, saw well behaved children. If I wasn't so far from home, I would have closed the place.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Located in Northampton, MA, not far from Amherst, MA. I made a pilgrimage here because of my fondness for their sister brewpub, the Portsmouth Brewery, in Portsmouth, NH.

The bar area is not too large. The bar is bright but comfortable. I found the service to be good. The selection of beers is also good. The beer quality is very good, similar to that found at Portsmouth Brewery.

Overall this is a nice comfortable place. Due to its proximity to U. Mass. Amherst, and other area colleges, it is popular among the college crowd.

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Photo of kelticblood
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5

I've never had a bad experience at the Northampton brewery.The food,beer,and service have always been great.The atmosphere could be at bit better by focusing more on the brewery aspect.Offering more of a selection and promoting more of their beers elsewhere.Parking is right across the street if there is any.In the summer you can sit outside and eat and drink while watching people in the diverse town of Northampton.

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Photo of Aesop
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A comfortable bar, comfortable (if not too private) dining area, and, in season, a lovely beer garden.

The menu is typical brewpub; soups, sandwiches/burgers, salads, and some entrees.

The regular beers are good but not too exciting. The occassional seasonal beers let Chris break free, however, so keep an eye out for those.

A solid, reliable brewpub. You probably will never have a bad meal or beer here, and you may occassionally find something excellent.

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Photo of MTMugs
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

The food was good. The bartender was also the waitress for the first floor tables. Beer was on the bland, watery side. They won't fill a personal growler and you bring back your empty one and buy a newly filled one. Strange. Only the Northhampton Pale Ale was worth a second taste out of the 2 samplers of 4 brews that we tried (8 total).

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Northampton Brewery in Northampton, MA
89 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.
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