Public eat + drink

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11 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

34 Holden St
North Adams, Massachusetts, 01247-2424
United States

(413) 664-4444 | map


Added by mctizzz on 01-11-2012

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Himself
3.4/5  rDev -23.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I gave Public eat + drink a lower score because they serve their beer in 10oz water glasses. It feels insulting to me, a beer geek, when a place serves all other drinks in their appropriate glassware but beer is relegated to water glass status. I'll pass on this establishment from now on.

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Photo of Oldirtyphatti
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of jameswaldo
4.83/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

This place has made my occasional visits to family in Williamstown and North Adams much more of a pleasure than they ever used to be. First came here for a family birthday party for Great-aunt Mary, with 18 Florini relatives just loving the food and drink in a new gastropub across the street from the parking lot where the Florini Family Restaurant used to be. The beers on tap were dynamite then, and have continued to be the best you could want anywhere. Our large group had a great time, were served with speed, care and precision, and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Since the first visit, my returns have continued to make me glad to eat + drink there. A short walk from Mass MoCA, this place will serve your burger truly rare with fries just as crispy as you ask for. The fried squid is dynamite, too. Local cheeses, yes!!! And you can be sure they'll have an IPA worth drinking. The spirit of Uncle Moose Florini, restauranteur extraordinaire, lives on in this foodie neighborhood.

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Photo of SABERG
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Went in after a show at Mass Moca, Busy Saturday crowd.
Tap list was solid and well curated, 11 draft and 20 bottles.
Food was outstanding, the appetizer was sized well, main dish was fresh and delightful
I enjoyed an Evil Twin pale ale, then a Great Divide Pilsner. Both were spot on, no off flavors.
Service was attentive and not over bearing, very nice folks.

We will certainly return.

Cheers all

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Photo of dustinjkline
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.8/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of fps_dean
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Public Eat & Drink is one of my family's favorite restaurants.

First, I will start with the beer. They have 11 taps that are constantly rotating, and they always have something good on tap, none of it is crap like Budweiser. Last time I was there, I was drinking Ommegang Abbey Ale and Habanero Sculpin, and the time before I was drinking Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA and Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro. They have had brews from the Great Divide, Southern Tier, Smuttynose, Long Trail, Bear Republic, Dark Horse, Victory, Stone, Rogue, Peak Organic and many more, it's always rotating. And they have a few more in bottles as well, but I've always found enough solid choices on tap.

The atmosphere is great as well, in a recently renovated older building with brick walls, tall ceilings and cool round glasses.

Their food is great as well. They are one of few places that will do their burgers medium-rare, and they have the best burgers in the area as well. I would recommend the Brie Burger -- sounds like a weird combination, but it's great. They also make everything there from scratch, and do a very good job with it.

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Photo of mlefebvre7
4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of mctizzz
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place was a much needed addition to North Adams. I am often surprised by the quality of their craft selection, having lived in the area for 5+years I have come to expect that the only craft beer options will be BBC SteelRail and a SamAdams Seasonal. With quickly rotating taps of FirestoneWalker, Stone, BBC, Victory, GooseIsland, BearRepublic, and many others I am a happy customer. Decent bottle list too but it doesn't change nearly as quick as their taps. They are very good about updating their online tap list. Thanks Public!

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Photo of Chrisrichards
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Public Eat & Drink is mine and my wife's new favorite restaurant. We have been a number of different times and recommended it to our friends. Every time I have gone there have been new beers on tap and even though I haven't ordered a bottle the selection of those is varied enough to satisfy the needs of every one no matter what he taste buds are looking for. We are more than willing to drive the distance to enjoy the ambience, food and drink at Public. Enjoy. I have been exposed to a number of new beer flavors from the Octoberfests to Pumpkins and Summers.

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Public eat + drink in North Adams, MA
Place rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 11 ratings