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422 Amity St, Amherst, MA 01002-2237
+1 413-549-4040
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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160 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite local places. Now and then I just want a good burger, and this is the place. And not afraid to cook it medium rare! Love the mushroom Swiss burger with caramelized onions. They've got a really good craft beer selection too. A great spot watch a game.

Thank Pierre R
Level Contributor
70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This used to be one of our favorite places, but the last several visits have been very disappointing -- pizza with minimal toppings, steak fajita that was tough, etc. The place seems to be going downhill fast.

Thank Andrew E
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

There has been a pub and sports bar at this location for many years. Good typical pub fare with sports on tv throughout the building. Turkey sandwich with all the trimmings us a good special when available.

Thank Bkingsha
Northeast, USA
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149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

I was there for lunch on a Monday because The Hanger wasn't open. There were only a few customers in the place. Being a Monday, understandable. The Bartender was very nice and friendly. I eventually ordered a burger that was average at best while I played Keno a while. If you're looking for a nice quiet place in the afternoon... More 

Thank Greywolf8577
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Went here to watch the final four last weekend for the first time despite living in the area. The service was good and the food was what you would expect from a bar. The place itself is definitely having an identity crisis. It's supposed to be marketed as a sports bar but it has a very beachy feel with some... More 

Thank Emily B
Amherst, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

It has a diverse menu and weekly specials. Everything from burgers to pizza. A good variety of beers on tap and if you catch it right the popcorn is fresh. Staff is friendly and efficient. Plenty of tvs to watch your favorite game.

Thank albnh
Hanford, California
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

This is a sports bar, so expect it to be a little noisy. They serve baskets of popcorn as soon as you're seated, which is nice. They have a really diverse menu, but sandwiches are the best. Stay away from the ribs; they're not as meaty as one would like.

Thank Robert U
Greenfield, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Usually we never have a problem when we go here but the last time we visited we were pretty bummed about our order. Ordered the 1lb of boneless wings to-go, garlic parm and honey BBQ ($14.95). We got home and there was maybe 1/2lb of chicken in small broken pieces. The honey BBQ ones barely had any sauce on them.... More 

Thank 0Whoppy0
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269 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Went to Rafters to meet with a friend of my Wife at about 5:30 PM. Venue pretty empty. Sat down, were greeted soon enough with stale popcorn. Read the menu and of everything on that menu there was not one thing I wanted to eat. I don't know whether it was the description of the food or the ambiance of... More 

Thank retdeltee
Springfield, Massachusetts
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192 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch as we've never eaten here and wanted to try. First off the food is good. My wife had the fish tacos and she thought they were as good as any other she has enjoyed. My son and I had the boneless wings (i.e. chicken tenders) and a Caesar Salad. The salad was good and so were... More 

Thank Neal J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Mexican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 Amity St, Amherst, MA 01002-2237
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-549-4040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?