The Pittsfield bar scene captures the essence of a perfect night out – great food, great drinks and great ambiance made extra special with friends and family. Whether you’re in the mood for a one-of-a-kind cocktail made with local Berkshire ingredients at a lively gastropub, a trendy IPA at an understated hipster spot or a lager at a welcoming Irish pub, we’ve got you covered. Several of the downtown venues are also headlined by star chefs who take bar food to new heights. Come experience how memorable a night on the town in Pittsfield can be.
101 Restaurant & Bar
Located on the second floor of The Holiday Inn, the 101 Restaurant & Bar is a family-run business with an original, southern-inspired menu that is sure to delight. The first restaurant of the McNinch Restaurant Group, 101 prides itself on an employee focused mentality, that takes as much pride in its staff, as it does food and guest!
1 West St. | 413-553-2251 | 101restaurantbar.com
District Kitchen & Bar
It’s always a fun night out at District Kitchen & Bar with it’s lively dining room and bar scene. The gastropub serves contemporary American cuisine and offers an ever-changing seasonal menu showcasing with unique ingredients, preparing all food in-house and to-order according to the whims of the culinary team. Reservations recommended. Photo credit: Tricia McCormack.
40 West St. | 413-442-0303 | district.kitchen/
Hangar Pub & Brewery
This bar boasts twenty six flavors of wings! It also offers other pub favorites like burgers, grilled sandwiches, wrap, salads, soups, mac and cheese, and more. They offer beer from their brewery Amherst Brewing and also have a full bar. Especially busy on Thursday nights and Sundays for NFL games but you can catch all the big games year round here. Open late many nights with a younger crowd as the evening goes on.
1350 East St. | 413-496-9464 | hangarpubandgrill.com/hangar
Hot Plate Brewing Co.
Coming Soon to North Street! Husband and wife team, Mike Dell’Aquila and Sarah Real, are award-winning homebrewers who after 14 years of living in New York City, are bringing their dream of opening a brewery to North Street. After the gas in their condo was turned off and they had to cook and brew on a hot plate they decided to name the brewery after the symbol of their perseverance.
North St. at School St. | hotplatebeer.com
Lantern Bar & Grill
Acclaimed chef/owner Bjorn Somlo has been nominated as a rising star chef and best chef in the Northeast by the James Beard Foundation more than once and as The People’s Best New Chef by Food and Wine magazine. Under his culinary vision, the Lantern is famous for much more than amazing burgers. The ever-changing seasonal menu takes inspiration from the Berkshire bounty, resulting in some of the most creative and savory dishes around. Intimate pub-style feel in an urban setting with the coolest neon sign in town and a full bar only add to the hip atmosphere.
455 North St. | 413-344-9227 | thelanternbarandgrill.com
Methuselah Bar + Lounge
This Zagat rated trendy cocktail bar has some of the most knowledgeable bartenders in the area serving up signature craft cocktails, beers and curated wines. They also offer local charcuterie and cheeses, specialty tacos (the portobello tacos with garlic aioli is amazing), and creative Korean bites inspired by the owner’s family heritage. It’s a popular late night hangout with the younger crowd. Weekly live music.
391 North St. | 413-347-2888 | facebook.com/EdibleQuaffableArt
Mission Bar & Tapas
Under acclaimed chef Jeremy Berlin, Mission serves up artisanal plates with seasonal ingredients for sharing.. Bring your camera to take photos of the exceptional plating and presentation. The iconic Mission window regularly plays host to popular bands and performers covering a wide variety of genres.
438 North St. | 413-499-1736 | missionberkshires.com
This Irish sports pub serves up food in a fun and relaxed bar atmosphere. Check out your favorite teams on their 13 HD TV’s! Live music on Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m.
342 Merrill Rd. | 413-447-9507 | olaughlinspub.com
This beloved Irish-inspired pub serves up hearty American eats & brews on tap in a cozy, wood-&-brick setting. It’s Park Square location makes it a celebrated spot for locals and tourists alike. Lunch is served on select days. Outdoor tables in season.
26 Bank Row | 413-499-1994 | patrickspubpittsfield.com
Owned and operated by Long Island restauranteur, José Reyes, this fine dining establishment specializes in seafood, chops and homemade pasta. There is something for everyone on their eclectic menu. Daily specials, lovely open bar layout, and live music on select nights make RJ’s a real crowd-pleaser. Reservations recommended.
109 First St. | 413-464-8204 | rjs109.com
The Highland Restaurant
The Highland is legendary in Pittsfield. This family-run (and family friendly) restaurant has been serving up Italian-American comfort food for over 85 years! Full of regulars, Pittsfielders and tourists from all walks of life, they are famous for their daily specials which haven’t changed for decades – manicotti on Tuesdays, chicken parmesan on wednesdays and, of course, fish fries on Fridays. Come on down and enjoy the old world vibe.
100 Fenn St. | 413-442-2457 | thehighlandrestaurant.com
The Roasted Garlic
Offering homemade Neapolitan pizza, appetizers, burgers, pasta and entrées, The Roasted Garlic strives to offer something for everyone. Six large screen TVs make it an ideal spot to watch a game with friends and family. Enjoy drinks at the bar and watch your pizza being made in the wood-fired oven. Gluten-free cauliflower crust available Outdoor dining available..
483 West Housatonic St. | 413-499-9910 | theroastedgarlic.com
Thistle & Mirth
Hipster downtown bar with an ever-changing craft beer and cider selection+whiskey. Trivia, karaoke, game nights and adjacent Ramen restaurant.
44 West St. | 413-344-4335 | facebook.com/thistleandmirth
Wandering Star Craft Brewery
A 15-barrel production brewery and taproom a couple miles from downtown. Open mostly weekends for tastings and finger foods. Beer garden is open in the summer with a variety of games to entertain.
11 Gifford St. | 413-717-7041 | facebook.com/Wandering-Star-Craft-Brewery
Zucchini’s Restaurant & Catering
This restaurant serves wood-fired pizza for takeout or to enjoy in their spacious dining room or lively bar. Full menu of Italian-inspired entrees, pastas and salads round out the menu. Gluten-free cauliflower crust available.
1331 North St. | 413- 442-2777 | zucchinisrestaurant.com