Hi all, Boston hound heading out west in a couple weeks for some college nostalgia. Is there anyplace in the Amherst/Northampton area doing craft/interesting cocktails?
I haven't spent much time there in quite a while, but the last I was back, we had brunch at a spot in Northampton called the Dirty Truth. Long and narrow with sort of minimalist, hip decor, a short but good menu, and a great list of craft beers (40 taps, lots of bottles!). We were told it gets pretty crowded at night. If you're into craft beer, it doesn't get much better than this.
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Tabella's in Amherst does creative cocktails really well. They are pricey but I still remember a fine pickled fennel martini that I had there a few years ago:
Amherst Coffee next door is also very good:
28 Amity Pl, Amherst, MA 01002
28 Amity St Ste 1G, Amherst, MA 01002
Not sure if you consider Greenfield part of "Amherst/Northampton," but Hope and Olive pours some very interesting drinks.