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American, Bar, Pub, Mexican
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422 Amity St, Amherst, MA 01002-2237
+1 413-549-4040
11:30 - 00:00
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Today was my second experience eating at Rafters this spring. We've been visiting UMASS Amherst quite a bit (with three kids enrolled) over the last six years and I feel that we've missed out on this gem until now. Rafters has an excellent menu and the best part is the "Weekly Specials." We've eaten there twice in a four week... More 

Thank Fallgirlma
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Good pregame spot. Large party and was able to combine tables near/next to each other. Very good service : )

Thank joe s
New England
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157 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Our go to place during the Umass basketball season. They always get you out in time for the game. Most of the beer is $3.50 a bottle, wine around $6. Burgers are HOT and FRESH. Had most items on the menu, which does change each month, just as for the specials of the month. Popcorn as you sit down. Servers... More 

Thank Travel Guy15
Ludlow, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Good place to have a good time. The food is very good. If your in your 20's that's the place for you.

Thank Kyle C
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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199 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite local places. Now and then I just want a good burger, and this is the place. And not afraid to cook it medium rare! Love the mushroom Swiss burger with caramelized onions. They've got a really good craft beer selection too. A great spot watch a game.

Thank Pierre R
Level Contributor
85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This used to be one of our favorite places, but the last several visits have been very disappointing -- pizza with minimal toppings, steak fajita that was tough, etc. The place seems to be going downhill fast.

Thank Andrew E
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

There has been a pub and sports bar at this location for many years. Good typical pub fare with sports on tv throughout the building. Turkey sandwich with all the trimmings us a good special when available.

Thank Bkingsha
Northeast, USA
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157 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I was there for lunch on a Monday because The Hanger wasn't open. There were only a few customers in the place. Being a Monday, understandable. The Bartender was very nice and friendly. I eventually ordered a burger that was average at best while I played Keno a while. If you're looking for a nice quiet place in the afternoon... More 

Thank Greywolf8577
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Went here to watch the final four last weekend for the first time despite living in the area. The service was good and the food was what you would expect from a bar. The place itself is definitely having an identity crisis. It's supposed to be marketed as a sports bar but it has a very beachy feel with some... More 

Thank Emily B
Amherst, Massachusetts
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115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

It has a diverse menu and weekly specials. Everything from burgers to pizza. A good variety of beers on tap and if you catch it right the popcorn is fresh. Staff is friendly and efficient. Plenty of tvs to watch your favorite game.

Thank albnh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Mexican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 Amity St, Amherst, MA 01002-2237
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-549-4040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?