Food & Drink

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Northampton has more types of food than countries you’ve visited, right here in Western Massachusetts. From fresh and healthy organic breakfasts to pre-concert cocktails to late night munchies, you will always find something to fulfill your cravings. Check out what’s on the dining scene below.

Local Restaurants & Eateries

Mineral Hills Winery

Godard’s Red Hen Farm started growing apples and keeping a couple bee hives in 1984.  It has expanded since to growing more apples, blueberries, grapes and managing our own apiary and a few out yards for our bees.  There was a time when the four Godard children were working the land with us (usually not by choice), when we had chickens and sheep.  Now our focus is fruit.

The winery was added to the farm in 2010.  A dream come true for owners Larry and Sue Godard.  We started with 50 cases of wine and a few varieties.  We have grown to producing over 1400 cases a year.  In addition to enjoying our wines at the winery, you can find our wines in a number of stores, mainly in the Springfield/Northampton area.  Although, we do have our wines in one location in Boston and one in Sturbridge MA.  See the Stores page on this web site for details on the stores and restaurants where our wines can be purchased.

Larry and Sue have worked hard to build this small family farm and winery.  Larry has been making wine since the 1990’s and like his grandfather (Antonio Pepe from Springfield, MA) enjoyed crafting wine and sharing it with family and friends.

Our motto is “Wines to please all palates”.  We produce about 15 different wines.  You can find dry full bodied red and white grape wines as well as softer reds & whites.  We produce fruit wines from the fruit from our farm and other local sources.  Our fruit wines are: Apple Wine, Ice Apple Wine and Blueberry Wine.  We also produce Mead (honey wine) from the honey from Sue’s apiary.

In season, you will be able to purchase apples, sweet apple cider, blueberries and honey from our store.  Sue also makes some amazing hand creams and lip balms from the bees wax from her hives.

To answer the question that we are asked most often:  no we do not have chickens, nor do we sell eggs (although we used to).  We named the farm “Red Hen Farm” after the children’s story titled “The Little Red Hen”, because like her we did it ourselves.

Food/Drink + Outdoor Dining

The Hotel Northampton

The Hotel Northampton, a historic hotel in downtown Northampton, was built in 1927 and is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America. They offer 106 elegantly furnished guest rooms and luxury suites, quality service, gracious hospitality, and attention to every detail. They are conveniently located in the middle of downtown Northampton, within walking distance to Smith College and half a mile to I-91.

Food/Drink + Outdoor Dining + Places to Stay

JJ's Tavern

Florence's neighborhood bar and grill!

Food/Drink + Outdoor Dining

Spare Time Northampton and City Sports Grille

Spare Time Entertainment is the Northeast’s largest private, family-owned bowling enterprise. We pride ourselves on customer service and on providing our bowlers with the latest state-of-the-art facilities.

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music

The Roost

There is something for everyone to enjoy in a space designed for use from morning through evening. Our staff is warm and friendly and we continue to grow and update our focused menu to offer many gluten free and vegan options to our loyal Northampton customers.

Food/Drink + Online Gift Cards + Outdoor Dining

Northampton Brewery

The perfect spot to savor a beer and enjoy some great food. Outdoor rooftop seating in spring, summer, and early fall.

Food/Drink + Online Gift Cards + Outdoor Dining

13th Floor Music Lounge

Intimate, laid-back atmosphere. Full bar. Full PA. Stage/lights/walk-out deck. Hosting music, arts, theater, comedy, and more. Local music nightly!

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Florence

Our primary mission is serving Veterans and their families. The local community is our family as well.  We assist and sponsor many community fundraisers and events; Post Children's Christmas party, Rag Shag Parade, Look Park Easter Egg Hunt, to name a few.

Our two story building is a multi functional facility; with Rental Spaces for a variety of functions. 2 halls (multi purpose rooms) each containing a bar and stage. Additionally, one commercial kitchen on the first floor. Rentals are available to the Public or any organizations.

Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife

Platform Sports Bar

Located in the historic Union Station in Northampton, MA. Offering a full menu, an extensive list of beers and 20+ TVs to view your favorite sports.

Food/Drink + Outdoor Dining

Ye Ol' Watering Hole

In 1975, former owner and collector Al Drew decided to  put on display his sizeable beer can collection within the bar, and his original setup of the can shelves, (especially the ones suspended from the ceilings in the pool room), remains the same today as it was when the museum began.  There are more than 4,000 cans on display that are an interesting and historic wallpaper of this legendary local bar.     

In 1989, the Ye Ol' Watering Hole and its can collection was sold to Gary Kelly, and, subsequently, in 1992, to its current owners, Jim and Colleen McGorry.

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Nightlife

American Legion Post 28

American Legion Post 28 is located at 63 Riverside Drive, Florence MA. We are a nonprofit organization and bar, and have space to hold events for your special occasions.

Food/Drink + Entertainment

The Tunnel Bar

A classic martini bar located in the heart of Northampton.

Food/Drink + Nightlife + Outdoor Dining

The Deck Bar

A seasonal outdoor patio and bar at Union Station in Northampton, MA. One of only a few spots in town where you can enjoy the beautiful summer weather while dining on great food and sipping on your favorite cocktail!​​

Food/Drink + Outdoor Dining

Wurst Haus

A Craft Beer Experience. Serving delicious, traditional German fare.

Food/Drink + Online Gift Cards

The Dirty Truth

Craft beer bar focusing on responsibly sourced, ingredient driven food.

40 drafts and 50+ bottles of beer, wine, and cider.

Open at 4PM Daily.

Food/Drink + Nightlife + Outdoor Dining

Packard's Bar

Packard’s offers 16 types of beer on tap including many from artisanal local breweries. We also stock a variety of excellent bottled microbrews along with standard favorites. A full bar, specialty cocktails, and friendly, attentive staff make Packard’s a relaxing and fun Northampton destination.

Our kitchen is open until midnight Sunday – Wednesday and until 1 AM Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The menu includes satisfying American pub fare -- burgers, wings, and munchies as well as a delicious selection of salads, wraps, sandwiches and entrees.

Pool, darts, Trivia Tuesdays, and weekly giveaways round up your Packard’s experience. We look forward to seeing you!

Food/Drink + Outdoor Dining

Wiggins Tavern

Step through the doors of Wiggins Tavern and you’ve stepped back in time more than 200 years. Our fine dining menu boasts filet mignon, pan-seared salmon, baked stuffed shrimp (rumored to have originated here at Wiggins Tavern), and many more delicious dishes. Wiggins Tavern is the perfect place for special occasions and family visits. Our award winning Sunday Brunch Buffet was voted Best in the Valley by Valley Advocate readers. Reservations are recommended.



The Fitzwilly's story began in 1974 as an exercise in comfort, quality food, great service, and moderate prices, that would cause our customers to come back time and time again. For 40 years, our commitment has not changed. We have watched the Pioneer Valley grow and change. Customers are "Old Friends" who have continued to return.

Food/Drink + Online Gift Cards + Outdoor Dining

Toasted Owl Tavern

Local tavern with extensive beer menu and delicious food.

Food/Drink + Outdoor Dining

The Green Room

Prohibition era & Modern craft cocktails. Ingredients made by hand and in house. Quality over quantity. Here to have a good time for a long time.


The Majestic Saloon

A craft beer & wine bar in downtown Northampton. Gluten free and non-alcoholic options. Offering live music & entertainment. Home of the pop-up gay bar.

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife

Progression Brewing Co.

At Progression everything starts within our taproom walls. This special brewery that we call home is a place for our community to gather, and it is this community that keeps us constantly striving towards progress. This starts with the quality beer we make, but it doesn’t stop there. Our mission is to enjoy the journey of progress in all aspects of what we are involved in; business, family, community and humankind. We believe that by providing our community with creativity, positivity, sustainability and exploration that we will continue to put the progress in Progression.

Life is a Progression, enjoy the journey!

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