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Bars and nightlife in Franklin County

Top bars

Bar
“It's just as it sounds, a bar in a tunnel. Funky, upscale bar with leather easy chairs.”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“A lovely restaurant with a terrific menu and bar. You can expect excellent service and food here. This is a great place for a date or for the family. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Good food and atmosphere. This is one of my favorite restaurants and has provided a reliably good experience for over 20 years.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“With tons of beers on tap, a lively atmosphere, and a food menu, too, this bar is a popular hangout. Keep an eye out and you're likely to see a few first dates unfolding around you, for some light-hearted people-watching (we wish them all good luck!).”
  • 18 locals recommend
Brewery
“Lively bar with good beer and decent food. Great, rooftop bar and dining area in season. Don't miss the Irish Session every Sunday from 5-8pm.”
  • 15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Incredible food, cocktails and atmosphere, the Alva Stone is tucked away in the historic Bookmill, where you can dine by a waterfall and enjoy a truly delcious meal. Go for a stroll around the Bookmill, grab a coffee or beer at Lady Killgrew's, then head to the Alva Stone for a lovely dinner. This is one of our favorite places in the region, Alva Stone at the Bookmill in Montague is only a 20 min (scenic) drive away, along lovely country roads. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“The Blue Rock Restaurant & Bar is a wonderful upscale restaurant with a porch for dining or drinks, cool bar, and innovative cuisine featuring food from local farms and purveyors. There are delicious food items for every taste, including gluten free options. Entrees range from $14-$24, but you can order a grilled cheese sandwich or burger for less. Reservations recommended.”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Casual spot with bright decor & an extensive American menu featuring signature popovers.”
  • 19 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Bar
“It's just as it sounds, a bar in a tunnel. Funky, upscale bar with leather easy chairs.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Night Club
“Very reasonably priced Italian located at the Greenfield Country Club. Beatutiful outdoor seating with views in the summer. 10 minute drive from Congress House. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lounge
“Good place for live music and dancing. They have various themes on certain nights. Above Sierra Grille on the 3rd floor. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Night Club
“Dinosaur Jr play here regularly and everyone from Helmet to the Rev Horton Heat to Bjork to Janes Addiction back in the day. It's the First Avenue of the Pioneer Valley! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
“Frank owns the property and usually mans the bar. Another personal friend. Indoor and outdoor seating and a full bar license.”
  • 1 local recommends
Salon / Barbershop
  • 1 local recommends

Music venues

Concert Hall
“An old-timey stage that has brought some great music to the small town of Shelburne Falls including Taj Mahal, Greg Brown and Josh Ritter.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Rock Club
  • 1 local recommends
College Arts Building
“The UMass Fine Arts Center with its nationally acclaimed performing arts series, galleries, and educational programs has the quality and energy you'd expect from big-city arts venues.”
  • 1 local recommends
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