This restaurant's name says it all--Booze, Blues and BBQ. Theodores' was given a Keeping the Blues Alive award and named the Best Blues Club in the Country in 2004 by the Blues Foundation, so you know this is the place to come for some real, authentic Blues. But that's not all you'll find here! Make sure not to miss out on the menu, featuring everything from individual pizzas, to Gumbo, and of course, lots of amazing Barbecue. And don't skip the drinks either, try the World's Greatest Margarita or Bayou Punch. Theodores' is just a little taste of the Deep South in New England.
Feel like you're in Germany at Munich Haus, a beloved restaurant and bar that serves authentic Bavarian cuisine along with an impressive beer selection. The authentic German dishes include potato pancakes, pierogies, schnitzil, and of course sausages. Visit the beer garden and enjoy an imported bottle or pick from one of their many beers on tap. Munich Haus also hosts events and you shouldn't miss their Oktoberfest.
The Federal A Restaurant & Bar, located in one of Agawam's historic buildings, was opened to the public by Ralph Santaniello and his co-partner executive chef Michael Presnal in the year 2002. The menu features American dishes blended with French and Italian flavors, lending it a contemporary European twist. The restaurant's interiors are an extension of the menu's heterogeneity, as the modern decor is seamlessly blended with the vintage architecture. The Skillet Seared Salmon, the Burnt Tangerine Glazed Cod, and the Fork & Knife Braised Shortribs are some of the must-haves here. Give dinner a sweet finish with a slice of Tiramisu or the exquisite Chocolate Pistachio Semigreddo.
Get ready for great music and great cocktails at Shakago Martini & Piano Bar. With over 200 martinis, plus a full bar with an impressive wine and beer selection, you'll be able to find the perfect drink to enjoy at this musical bar. The first floor of the bar has live entertainment and also serves food, like baked stuffed shrimp and pasta primavera. The second floor is an intimate lounge lit by candle light that's perfect for both first dates and private parties.
One of the area's best restaurants, Black-eyed Sally's BBQ & Blues has barbecue, catfish, grits, fried chicken and plenty of other Southern favorites, all accompanied by live music. Open for lunch and dinner, this is one of the most popular eateries in the downtown area and a great place to "Pig-Out" (a dinner special that includes ribs, pulled pork and Andouille sausage). Be sure to get here early because it gets busy on weekends and game days!
Moan & Dove is a must-visit bar for all of those people who truly appreciate beer. Located in Amherst, the beer selection here is very impressive, with a selection of about two dozen brews on tap, including some from breweries like Allagash and Bear Republic. Additionally, they sell a wide variety of bottles of ales and lagers from around the world. Between these world class beers, all of the peanuts that you can eat, and the great company and service, Moan & Dove is a great gathering spot.
The Club Quarter is the center of Springfield nightlife. Located at Stearns Square and the surrounding area, the Club Quarter covers approximately 10 blocks of good food, stiff drinks, and great dancing. Home to over 40 of Springfield's hottest restaurants and nightclubs, the Club Quarter is the place to head for a fun night out.
Paddy's Irish Pub is a charming neighborhood bar frequented by locals as well as college students. Order a pint from one of the many draft and bottled beers and enjoy hanging out with friends of watching sports on one of the bar's TVs. Paddy's Irish Pub also often hosts Trivia Night as well as special events.