Pioneer Valley drinking and nightlife

Microbrewery in Pioneer Valley

Abandoned Building Brewery

This atmospheric craft microbrewery and tap room is located in an old mill building by Lower Mill Pond. The brewing equipment and bar occupy the same industrial-style space, furnished with rustic, recycled furniture…
Microbrewery in Pioneer Valley

New City Brewery

New City's specialty brew is a pre-prohibition style alcoholic ginger beer, though they produce a number of pale ales, stouts and wheat ales; try them in a tasting flight. The tap room – in a renovated mill building…
Bar in Amherst

Moan & Dove

The folks at this small, dark saloon near Hampshire College know their beer. Choose from 150 bottles and 20 draft beers. No food is served – unless you count free peanuts – but you can bring your own grub. The place…
Wine Bar in Northampton

Con Vino

An extensive and expertly curated wine list features over 70 options available by the glass. If you can't decide, the staff is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and willing to make recommendations. As a complement to the …
Cafe in Amherst

Amherst Coffee

Coffee shop by day, wine and whiskey bar by night, this place is surprisingly urbane for little Amherst. The limited menu features a delectable selection of charcuterie, cheese and other Italian-style snacks. Stop i…
Microbrewery in Northampton

Northampton Brewery

This brewpub claims to be the oldest operating in New England. At any given time, there are about a dozen fresh and tasty beers on offer, along with a solid menu of pub grub and pizzas. The interior is warm and welc…
Bar in Northampton

Dirty Truth

Slide into a high-top under some decent contemporary art to choose from the impressive list of available draft beers scrawled on the chalkboard menu. When the weather is fine, the front windows open up for fresh air…
Cafe in Shelburne Falls

Mocha Maya's

No matter what your thirst, Mocha Maya's is the place, pouring everything from organic fair-trade coffee to locally crafted beer. Live music and poetry readings take place on Friday and Saturday evenings after hours…
Microbrewery in Pioneer Valley

Fort Hill Brewery

Housed in a big red barn just off the Manhan Rail Trail, this microbrewery uses German brewing techniques to produce its highly rated lagers and ales. Live bands play Thursday through Sunday; check the website for d…
Pub in Northampton

Toasted Owl

This spirited place has an oversized, oval-shaped bar with 24 beers on tap, and a zillion TVs, making it a good spot to watch a game. The hardworking bartenders do a good job of getting the crowd toasted.