The Black Sheep
  • 79 Main St.
  • Amherst, MA 01002

At times unpredictable, but always good, The Black Sheep is the best place for a sandwich, especially if you like yours with progressive political opinions.

Chez Albert
  • 178 N Pleasant St.
  • Amherst, MA 01002

Sadly, Chez Albert in Amherst closed its doors May 25, 2018. It was extraordinary, one of our favorites, and dearly missed.

Cushman Market + Cafe
  • 491 Pine St
  • Amherst, MA 01002

Cushman has great coffee-based drinks, good pastries, excellent staff, and the perfect understated college-town atmosphere.

The Hangar
  • 10 University Dr.
  • Amherst, MA 01002

Excellent wings and massive draft selection on the Hadley/Amherst border.

High Horse
  • 24 N Pleasant St.
  • Amherst, MA 01002

High Horse’s ‘Beyond The Pale’ British-style ale is extraordinary, but the rest of their line up is also quite good. The bar food is tasty, but a little pricey for what you get.

Mission Cantina
  • 485 West St.
  • Amherst, MA 01002

Strong and creative margaritas, with several fruit-infusions offered. They even make their own sour mix. The food is excellent, so much so that we hardly go anywhere else for Mexican.