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cocktails Amherst/Northampton?

fesenjan Aug 22, 2011 06:34 PM

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?

  1. fesenjan Sep 24, 2011 11:45 AM

    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.

    Hope & Olive
    44 Hope St, Greenfield, MA 01301

    Amherst Coffee
    28 Amity Pl, Amherst, MA 01002

    1. fesenjan Aug 24, 2011 09:53 AM

      Thanks so much everyone - some great suggestions there!

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        edub23 Aug 23, 2011 04:35 PM

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

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          caughtstars Aug 23, 2011 09:00 AM

          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:

          Amherst Coffee
          28 Amity Pl, Amherst, MA 01002

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

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            gunksny Aug 23, 2011 07:40 AM

            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/...

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              magiesmom Aug 23, 2011 05:02 AM

              the tunnel bar in Northampton is fun

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              1. re: magiesmom
                Nickmerill Aug 23, 2011 06:35 AM

                Yeeesss, the Tunnel Bar!

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