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Address: 20 Center St, Northampton, MA 01060-3005
Phone Number: 413-584-0610

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Good Listening Hall

Smallish, intimate listening room, serving drinks and food. Didn't try the food, but the drink were incredibly over-priced. $60 for 3 drafts and 3 mixed drinks, and one soft... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Branford, Connecticut
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Branford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Smallish, intimate listening room, serving drinks and food. Didn't try the food, but the drink were incredibly over-priced. $60 for 3 drafts and 3 mixed drinks, and one soft drink, is outrageous to me. Get there early for best seats, but my advice is to limit your drinking.

Thank Tonypicc01
Brattleboro, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I like the iron horse and have seen a good 15+ shows in this venue. What I like is that it is on the smaller size so you can actually see the band that is playing. This past time the tables in front of the stage where removed so that it did not feel as small and there was a... More 

Thank sVT_traveler
Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

First, the good: We love the varied performers who play at this venue. Sometimes we just come and see someone we've never heard of - and it's always enjoyable. Our last trip to IH was to see James Montgomery Band. Excellent, excellent. Now the bad: the food is mediocre at best. My husband refuses to eat here. The dilemma is:... More 

Thank Cindy T
Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

During my latest trip to Iron Horse, I was more than frustrated with my experience there. We bought tickets 3 months prior for a blues show. Once we arrived we realized "general admission" was standing room only behind the stairs next to the bar. We could only see the stage thru the steps of the stairs and people were sitting... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I have seen Dan Bern in many places,and the iconic Iron Horse never disappoints. sound quality,seating,service and over all ambience make this club one of the best on the live music venue circuit,

Thank John M
West Springfield, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

The Iron Horse has lasted when so many other local venues came and went. The music is eclectic, so I can only speak to the times I went starting in the 80s, and after moving back to the area mid-aughts. Having the chance to see the late Doc Watson, Willie Dixon Bill Morrissey remain some of my greatest musical memories.... More 

Thank BessieLil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

From the outside of the building it looks like it could be closed down, there are fliers pasted all over the windows. You walk in and it is a cool building with lots of wood and an upper level overlook. It is restaurant style with large tables and some smaller ones. The food was excellent. It gets busy in there,... More 

Thank BillErica11805
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Over the last 30 + years, I have attended concerts at the Iron Horse. The place is wonderful for an intimate experience with musicians;however the food is awful. The drinks are okay; the wine list is horrible. Try to eat before the concert at an array of great downtown restaurants. Have seen/heard Solas there many times. This was their 20th... More 

Thank NorthamptonSyd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Given it was Judy Collins, the artist we saw was still in her prime (bless)--but it was a surprise to have our waitress come up to ask for our order with stoned eyes and an inability to focus. It took one hour for her to bring us two beers and one glass of wine. She forgot the tea, but went... More 

Thank Maggie_Oakshot
Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Great venue for both top local musicians and touring musicians to play. It is an intimate scene...close up and personal. The pub food is average but the music, whether folk, rock, jazz, singer song writer etc. is worth the trip. Another Northampton gem!

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