I was in Northampton last night and headed with two friends to the Dirty Truth, a brand new bar owned by the owner(s?) of The Moan and Dove in Amherst. Dirty Truth just opened on Friday, so the service was a little disorganized, but it was quite busy for a Tuesday night.
I really liked this place, the room is really nice, with several big, high tables, one or two normal tables as well. It's quite a different atmosphere from Moan and Dove which has a more local and homey feeling, but this place fits in well in Northampton. Dirty Truth has 40 beers on tap, and then a menu of 20 more bottles (which are mainly expensive). Didn't even notice if they have any cheap beer at all (cheap = less than 4 dollars). But 40 beers on tap is pretty awesome. I had Stone IPA which I really like, I've had it a lot at Moan and Dove.
They also have a food menu, which seems pretty nice...lots of main dishes, cheese plates, burgers, etc and also several side orders/snacks. Friends and I shared an order of "fries and sides"....the sides were homemade mayonaise and homemade ketsup, both really tasty. At first we didn't realize that the homemade ketchup *was* ketsup so after tasting it, we asked if we could also have some ketsup. Our waitress brought us another dish of the same stuff, at which point we realized. Haha
This place is definitely worth checking out....I have a feeling it's gonna be the type of bar that is crowded a LOT, especially during sox games (like last night). Chauu
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