Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
1 Atwood Dr.
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 586-1211
Fax: (413) 586-0630
Bars & Cafes
The Hinge, as a venue, offers a great dining experience and entertainment rolled into one power-packed package. With three levels, the lower one with a stage, restaurant and bar, and a second bar and lounge areas upsairs, Hinge is a hub for music, entertainment and delicious food. The bar on the ground floor has as many as 32 beers on custom-built taps along with other liquors and cocktails. There are also private booths for dining which are cozy and intimate, and a stage where nationally and locally touring artists come to perform on a regular basis making good use of the clear and high-tech sound system. All in all, this is a great spot to come to on a night out on town for some beer, food and entertainment.
To gorge on a tantalizing fare of steaks visit Delaney's Grill. The steaks are made from black Angus beef, which is one of the best quality meat. To relish on their best catch from the sea, choose from their daily special menu. They also have a gluten free menu to cater to those with dietary restrictions. On Sundays, they throw their doors open in the morning to offer their guests a delectable brunch fare.
The corner bar Brass Cat is a great place to head for a drink after a long day. This bar has the casual feel of a dive bar while still being very well-maintained. The regulars here are friendly to newcomers, and the service is very professional. In addition to a wide-ranging selection of beer, the bar features a jukebox, a pool table, and TVs. If you are a frequent visitor, you can join their Mug Club where you get to try dozens of different beers and get your own customized mug. Before going, be advised that this bar is cash only.
Moan & Dove is a must-visit bar for all of those people who truly appreciate beer. Located in Amherst, the beer selection here is very impressive, with a selection of about two dozen brews on tap, including some from breweries like Allagash and Bear Republic. Additionally, they sell a wide variety of bottles of ales and lagers from around the world. Between these world class beers, all of the peanuts that you can eat, and the great company and service, Moan & Dove is a great gathering spot.
For food, drinks, and live music make sure you visit the Waterfront Tavern & The Bungalow. This casual bar is known for hosting concerts and you'll often find local talent on the stage. As you listen to the band warm up make sure you order some beer and pub food, including burgers, pizzas, and nachos. If you need a little fresh air just step out onto the bar's heated deck.
Feel like you're in Germany at Munich Haus, a beloved restaurant and bar that serves authentic Bavarian cuisine along with an impressive beer selection. The authentic German dishes include potato pancakes, pierogies, schnitzil, and of course sausages. Visit the beer garden and enjoy an imported bottle or pick from one of their many beers on tap. Munich Haus also hosts events and you shouldn't miss their Oktoberfest.
Riverdale Street's happening place, the Mingle's Lounge is known for its amazing ambiance, diverse menu with a well stocked bar and prompt service. Great music, played by local DJs, this is a good place to hangout with a group of friends.
Backyard Bar & Grille is located on Riverdale Street and is known to serve delicious food and drinks, alike. They offer around 20 tap beers and extensive collection of mixed drinks. Enjoy outdoor dining in their patio area when the whether is favorable. Menu highlights include Crab Cakes, Backyard Baby Back Ribs, All American Burger and Chop Chop Salad.
Mike's East Side Pub, located on Page Boulevard is popular for serving delicious burgers and sandwiches, along with good beers and tempting cocktails. It is a fun place to visit with a group of friends to catch up on your favorite game.
Cal's Wood-Fired Grill & Bar is a gem in Mill Restaurant Group's chain of successful eateries. This is a great place to gorge on tantalizing American fares. Nestled on Riverdale Road, drop in at Cal's to savor their pastas, steaks and seafood preparations. Complement your food with a wine or cocktail from their list. On Sundays, visit Cal's for a delectable brunch fare that is served till 2p; or chose from their prix fixe menu, available on Mondays as well, which is a reasonable deal at USD20.
Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub, located on Riverdale Street, is a part of more than 100 restaurants' chain, that started in 1952 and was a brain child of Charlie Doe. They are known to serve high quality American food and has a well stocked full bar. Enjoy trivia on Thursdays nights.
Since opening in 2002, the Westwood Restaurant & Pub has served up great food and drinks to their customers. There are over two dozen beers on tap, including a variety of local microbrews that aren't usually served at bars. Westwood also features a large menu that includes entree salads, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, steaks, and seafood. Try specialties like the Sicilian swordfish, which is seasoned with olive oil and lemon juice, and the prime rib, which is served on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There is also a kid's menu available with dishes like chicken tenders.