McLadden's Irish Publick House

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BA SCORE
4.43/5
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34 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

27 Pleasant St
Northampton, Massachusetts, 01060-3908
United States

(413) 341-3680 | map
mcladdens.com

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Added by IrishKevin on 06-14-2013

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
34
pDev:
19.41%
 
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by 80x2HopHead:
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4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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Photo of fitzy84
3.59/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

I finally got around to trying this place. Its conveniently located in downtown Northampton with street and garage parking nearby.

The place is cozy; lots of side tables, center tables, and places to sit at the bar. In addition, their is a somewhat low ceiling and brick wall interior. Interesting feel. Not sure what a loud, night crowd would be like since i went in the afternoon, but even that seemed a little bit crowded and noisy.

The tap list is huge, but its immensity was a bit overwhelming. They had a TV screen flash their tap options or you could scan a QR code on their food menu to upload their menu on your phone. I felt the place had some unique gems while offering some macro stuff too. This mix was laudable but I felt it lacked focused.

Service was a little slow. It took awhile for our beers and even food we ordered to come around. I think they may have been understaffed for the afternoon. So it might have been typical service. We just ordered french fries, which were pretty good.

Overall, this place is ok, but with so many offerings on tap that do not seem focused, I felt a little underwhelmed.

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Photo of Johnct
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Over 100 beers on tap, what else can I say. Their online menu is always up-to-date (in fact they don't have a beer menu, they just tell you to look it up on their site). I went last week and had a '14 BCBBW and Uncle Jacob's Stout. They always have good stuff. But, it gets horribly crowded and noisy on weekends.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Flashy
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Finally made it to McLaddens. Parked in cheap public lot and walked the three blocks. Nice, sunny hot summer day, but this place was small dark and cool, almost to cool and dark. Impressive tap menu, which is easily read. Three bears from Jacks Abby which I love. Not crowded in the afternoon. Four nice leather chairs by the door. Will go back again.

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Photo of NHhomebrewguy
3.81/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of tb4475
4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Himself
3.39/5  rDev -23.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.5

McLadden's..... well Mcladden's can boast an large number of taps but when you have 7 or 8 taps from multiple breweries it kind of dilutes that notion. The vibe was fine for a college town and the food was passable at best. The waitress I got was almost non existent and I had to ask a different waitress to take my order. Not the best experience and there are other choices in Northampton.

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4.83/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.9/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

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

World Class. They know beer, live beer & serve a selection that is unrivaled.

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Photo of Ziiggyy
5/5  rDev +12.9%

World Class beer bar!

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of beerguy372
5/5  rDev +12.9%

I'm not sure what that other person was talking about, the bartender that I had was amazing! Loving some of the bourbon barrel aged stuff they have on. Definitively my go to for great beer.

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of SharonNelson
1.75/5  rDev -60.5%

I've been here about three times and probably my last time. I'm not a beer snob but I do know my beers. I know when a beer is flat, when a beer is oxidized, or when the lines are not cleaned. I know because I experienced all these at McLaddens. I also know that I don't like to sit near chumps drinking PBR next to me with his buddies taking about "bitches they banged". That's the clientele you get when you offer crap.

I like the interior but this food is below average, beer flat at times and the tenders don't know jack about beers except the style and color. Even I can say "IPA" or Imperial Stout".

People never think about quality but rather quantity. This place has lots of beers but many are flat, old, poorly cleaned lines and too many rift raft starting trouble.

A good craft beer bar doesn't need a big bouncer, just someone to ID people. To avoid rift raft go elsewhere where you can sit, talk and enjoy your evening. ,

So, for everyone who thinks this place is awesome - I'd say go learn more about beer. Then you'll see what I mean. This place couldn't tell you the difference between a Weizenbock and Dunkelweiss. If you don't know the difference between them, then I see why you think this place is awesome.

This place is NOT an IRISH BAR. If you're Irish you know what I mean. It's a gimmick!

Get educated, it won't hurt.

BA Score - "World Class" - my ass!"

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Photo of WoostaBia
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Greatest Selection over 100 beers On Tap. On my visit had Founders KBS, Firestone Walker's Parabola, The Dogfather imperial Stout and Bourbon County Brand Stout. Nice environ.

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of Phillystile
1.16/5  rDev -73.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1.25 | food: 1

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

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McLadden's Irish Publick House in Northampton, MA
Place rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 34 ratings