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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?

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  1. the tunnel bar in Northampton is fun

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    1. re: magiesmom

      Yeeesss, the Tunnel Bar!

    2. 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.

      More reviews here : http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/...

      1. 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:
        http://tabellasrestaurant.com/cocktails

        Amherst Coffee next door is also very good:
        http://highercup.com/bar-menu/cocktai...

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        Amherst Coffee
        28 Amity Pl, Amherst, MA 01002

        Tabella Restaurant
        28 Amity St Ste 1G, Amherst, MA 01002

        1. Not sure if you consider Greenfield part of "Amherst/Northampton," but Hope and Olive pours some very interesting drinks.

          1. Thanks so much everyone - some great suggestions there!

            1. Just wanted to say thanks again - we tried Amherst Coffee one evening, where I had a nice tart Sidecar and my husband had a Corpse Reviver #2, and also Hope & Olive where we both had a seasonal drink involving bourbon and apple cider (at lunch [blushes]). I don't think I'd have happened on either of these places for cocktails without help from the board.

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              Hope & Olive
              44 Hope St, Greenfield, MA 01301

              Amherst Coffee
              28 Amity Pl, Amherst, MA 01002