Ye Ol' Watering Hole

Ye Ol' Watering Hole 4000+ Beer Can Collection, 3 Pool Tables, 2 Dart Boards, Awesome Jukebox: Twelve Beers on Tap: Fresh-squeezed Orange & Grapefruit Drinks!

Legend has it that in 1942, five young soldiers about to leave to serve in World War II came into the bar for farewell drinks. Each of them placed a full can of beer on the wall, to be drunk upon their return. Only three of the young men came home. They drank the beers they had left on the wall and placed the three empty cans next to the two full ones in memory of their comrades. In 1970, Al Drew, former owner of the Watering Hole, began collecting beer cans, which he displayed on the walls of the bar along with the original five as a memorial to his fellow servicemen of WWII. In 1989, the Watering Hole and beer can collection was sold to Gary Kelley, and then to Jim and Colleen McGorry in 1992.

Payment Options:   Cash

Price Range: $

General Manager: Jim McGorry

Culinary Team: Amelia Houghton Deb Linscott Nicole Rawls Edd Shumate Tina Andrulis Dan Brechner Jim McGorry

Attire: Casual


Please join us this Thursday May 12th from 7:00 pm through 1:00 am for our annual Relay for Life Tips Night. All tips will be donated directly to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. So, please stop in, have a drink, and help the continuing fight against Cancer!!!


Well, we all survived the madness of St. Patrick's Day, and now it's on to spring! New on tap is Lefty's Maple Ale, a limited seasonal ale, followed by Lefty's Graham Cracker Porter, and then Lefty's IPA. Also new on tap is Jack's Abby Hoponius Union Lager. Please stop in and give them a try! Be safe, and enjoy!


We've got some new brews on tap for this brutally cold weather: Abandoned Building Nightshade Stout from Easthampton, and Troegs Nugget Nectar from Hershey, PA. The dry-hopped Nugget is a once-a-year run, and is only available for a very limited time, so stop in and check it out before it's gone!


Hope everyone had a great holiday season! Thank you for your patronage, and looking forward to more good times in 2016! A couple of new brews on tap: Abandoned Building Nightshade Stout, and, back by popular demand from Burlington, VT, Switchback Unfiltered Ale! Enjoy!


New on tap: Leinenkugel Snowdrift Vanilla Porter! All we need now is some cold weather and snow!! (ugh)


This week, we will stay open Wednesday night until 2 a.m. We will open Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, at 7:00 pm. The Watering Hole staff wishes everyone a very happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!!!


We have a few new brews on tap: Guinness is back for the winter, and we have added Berkshire Cabin Fever Ale and Sierra Nevada Celebration Dry-Hop IPA as we enter the colder weather. Coming later this week: Abandoned Building Nightshade Stout!


Thanks to all you Zombies who spooked the Watering Hole Saturday night! Hope you all had a great time! Thanks to the Hole staff: Deb, Dan, & Edd behind the bar, Joe at the door: you guys did a fantastic job providing great service to the huge crowds! Thank You!


The annual Zombie Pub Crawl will visit the Watering Hole this Saturday night, October 24th. We are listed in the 8:30pm time slot, but based on the past few years and the ever-growing size of this event (possibly 1500 or more participants), we expect zombies to be fanning out to all pub locations, arriving a little after 7 pm, and the bar will be jam-packed until we close. So many people, in fact, that it will be necessary for us to shut down our pool tables and dart boards for the evening in order to accommodate the large crowds. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable evening!


Due to popular demand, Downeast Unfiltered Cider will be back on tap within a week, as soon as the current barrel of Angry Orchard kicks. Our customers have spoken!


New on tap: Angry Orchard Hop 'n Mad Apple Cider. This cider is a little more tart and less sweet than other ciders; really tasty!


New stuff on tap: Jack-o Traveler Pumpkin Shandy, and Jack's Abby Copper Legend Oktoberfest! Really tasty seasonal brews, so drop in and check them out!


New on tap: Stone IPA!


The air conditioning is crankin', so on these hot summer days and nights, try to make us one of your stops for a fresh-squeezed orange or grapefruit drink. Or, try one of our awesome draft beers or choose from our wide selection of bottled beverages. And don't forget, there's free pool every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, open 'til close, 3 pm 'til 1 am. The Hole rocks!


To everyone who participated in the Relay for Life TIPS night last Thursday; a very generous donation was made to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Tina and the Watering Hole, so our sincere thanks to all of our customers for your participation, and a special thanks to Tina & Jeff, who volunteered to host the evening and donate all of their tips to such a worthy cause. Thanks, Teenie & Jeff!


Don't forget that tonight, Thursday June 4th, we will be sponsoring the Relay for life TIPS night at the Watering Hole. Tina will be donating her tips to the American Cancer Society all night from 7 pm until 1 am. Please try to stop in, have a cocktail, and generously tip your bartender for a great cause in the fight to help eliminate cancer!


2 new beers on tap! Brewmaster Jack Stray Dog Lager and Leinenkugel Summer Shandy! Come in and give them a try! Don't forget about FREE POOL Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays!


Next Thursday, June 4th, beginning at 7:00pm, Tina and the Watering Hole will be sponsoring the Relay for Life TIPS night. Tina will donate all tips for the evening to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. It's a great cause, so please stop in, have a drink, tip your bartender, and help fight the war against Cancer!


Back by popular demand, on tap: Switchback Unfiltered Ale from Burlington, VT!


New on tap is the Dogfish Head Namaste, a refreshing Belgian-style white beer made with dried organic orange slices, fresh-cut lemongrass, and a bit of coriander. Especially good as the warmer weather approaches!


We will be open normal hours on Easter Sunday April 5th, 3pm 'til 1 am. Free pool and 12 awesome beers on tap are just 2 of many reasons to stop by. Connect to our website for a full listing of draught beers and bottled beverages that are currently available!


New on tap - Wormtown (Worcester, MA) Bottle Rocket Ale! This nicely balanced Ale uses Pioneer Valley Malt Rye and American Hops to create a tropical citrusy flavor. This replaces Brewmaster Jack's Stray Dog Lager, which is temporarily unavailable.


We have some new local brews on tap: Abandoned Building Brewery's Nightshade Stout is back; Fort Hill Brewery's Rauchbier, a tasty German smoked lager, is now available; and, we just added Brewmaster Jack's Stray Dog Lager to our selection. So please come in, support your local brewers, and give their products a try!


With St. Patty's Day rapidly approaching, we will have Guinness back on tap today. We pour an awesome, authentic Irish pint, so come on in and hoist a few!

New on tap: Troegs Nugget Nectar, a limited edition seasonal Imperial Amber Ale that is quite hoppy with hints of citrus...
Tröegs Brewing Company | Nugget Nectar

New on tap: Troegs Nugget Nectar, a limited edition seasonal Imperial Amber Ale that is quite hoppy with hints of citrus, resin, and pine. If you would like to learn more, check out httpp:// Be careful. it's 7.5% Alcohol by Volume, so we wouldn't recommend having more than 1 or 2!

Troegs Brewing Company, Hershey, PA. Troegs, a Microbrewery & Craft Brewer in Central Pennsylvania, offers beer tasting and brewery tours in Hershey, hosts beer events and beer festivals, and brews handcrafted beers that include Troegenator Double Bock, Pale Ale, HopBack Amber Ale, Seasonal beers li…


Thank you to all of our customers who have braved this 4 week barrage of snow and cold weather for coming out, having a few drinks, and supporting our establishment as well as other local businesses in town. We REALLY appreciate it!


As it turns out, Dan has volunteered to work tonight in spite of the weather, so we will be opening tonight at 7pm for all of you that are willing to brave the wind and the cold to go out and have a few drinks and play some free pool!


Due to the horrible wind and cold, we will not be open at all today, Sunday, February 15th. Our customer and employee safety comes first, and it is miserable out there!


Special this week: Seagram's Stone Cherry or Dark Honey Whiskey, $3.00 shots!


This coming Saturday night, January 31st, there will be a pub crawl from 8pm-9pm by a group of people involved with a local roller derby league that is looking for recruits for team play in the area. They will be handing out flyers with league information and contacts, and we will also post some flyers in the bar for any of you who might be interested. So try and stop by on Saturday night to talk to some league members from 8 'til 9 if you are interested in participating in roller derby!


Starting this Sunday January 11th, our new FREE POOL days will be SUNDAY, MONDAY, AND TUESDAY, 3pm 'til 1am. For quite some time now, free pool has been offered on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; but we no longer have a 9-ball team that plays on Sunday nights, so more free playing time will be available to our regular customers on Sundays. Also, Dan B. will be taking Amelia's bartending shift on Sunday nights, so stop in and enjoy!


Hope everyone can come in Wednesday night to wish Amelia well as she embarks on a new era of her life in England. We're sorry to be losing her. Not only has she has been an integral part of our staff over the last few years, but our friend as well, and she will be missed by all of us. We love you, Skinny!



Thank you to all of the amazing customers, friends and co-workers I have met over the past 2 and a half years. This is THE BEST job I have ever had and I've loved every minute of it. I'll miss everyone so much and I hope to see ya'll at my going away party! Wednesday, January 7th at 8pm.

All the love,



Thanks to all from Edd, Amelia, and Dan for a great New Year's Eve at the Hole! Hope everyone had a grand time and made it home safely. We wish everyone the best in the coming year! Slainte!


We will be closed for business this coming Sunday, January 4th,so that all Company employees can attend the annual Watering Hole Holiday Party! We will re-open (slightly hung-over maybe) at our normal business hours Monday January 5th at 3pm.


Amelia will be leaving us after this week to travel to and live in England. She will be on duty Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday from 3pm 'til 7pm, and she will be behind the bar with Debbie on Saturday night for her final shift, so make sure to stop in if you can to wish her well!


We will be open until 2:00am on Wednesday night, New Year's Eve, and we will re-open Thursday January 1st at 7:00pm. Please be safe and responsible on this sometimes crazy holiday; use a designated driver or taxi, or travel on foot, but please do not get behind the wheel when you have been partying. From the entire Watering Hole staff, we wish you all a safe and happy New Year 2015!


Merry Christmas, everyone! We will open at 7:00 pm tonight. Amelia will be working the bar, and free pool will be available to our customers. So if you've had enough of your relatives and family and need to get away, stop in for a cocktail and a pool game or three!


We are currently seeking a person to fill our door position on Saturday nights, 9:30pm - 2 am. If you know someone who may be interested in this position, please have them provide their name and phone # to the on-duty bartender, and owner Jim McGorry will be in contact with them. Thanks!


We will be closed on Wednesday, December 24th; we will re-open Thursday Christmas day the 25th at 7pm. Many thanks to all of our customers for your patronage and support, and have a safe, happy holiday season!


Drink Special of the week: White Russian with Kahlua Mocha or Kahlua Hazelnut flavors, only $4.50!


A great night at the bar last night, especially considering the awful weather conditions. Thanks to all of our customers who braved the ice and snow to come out and spend the evening at the Hole!


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We open at 7pm today and the lovely Tina will be working. Come have some post-dinner drinks!

Tap Markers for both Easthampton Breweries currently on tap.  Definitely  worth checking out their facilities, where you...

Tap Markers for both Easthampton Breweries currently on tap. Definitely worth checking out their facilities, where you can sample all of their brews and maybe purchase a growler or four!


Just a reminder that we will be open until 2 a.m. this coming Wednesday night Nov. 26th. We are expecting a busy night at the Hole, so try and join us if you can! We will also be open Thursday Thanksgiving night at 7pm, in case you need to escape from family for a while!


287 Pleasant St
Northampton, MA

Park and walk. We are on Pleasant Street (Rte 5) on the left heading north towards Northampton center.

Opening Hours

Monday 15:00 - 01:00
Tuesday 15:00 - 01:00
Wednesday 15:00 - 01:00
Thursday 15:00 - 01:00
Friday 15:00 - 02:00
Saturday 15:00 - 02:00


(413) 585-0990


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