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$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
55 University Dr.
phone: (413) 549-9461
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 15
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
The "Cadillac" of the beer and wing scene in Amherst. The atmosphere is great, dim lighting and in the spring time there is always a Sox game on. Extensive selection of wing flavors, including 5 varieties of heat and about 15 alternate flavors. They have over 20 beers on tap and the service is always fast. Menu isn't very diverse, mostly the common bar food but more focused on the wings. Did I mention that they have the best wings I've ever had??? The cost is very reasonable standard beer prices and fairly cheap hot wings. If anyone is in Amherst that needs a beer and hot wing fix, this is the place to be. But watch out for the Afterburners, not for the faint of heart.
04-05-2007 15:10:09 |
More by guinness72384
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $
My buddies and I have been going to the Hangar for YEARS now! We go on a monthly basis! We LOVE the Hangar!!
ATMOSPHERE: The dim lighting is what gives the Hangar that great pub atmosphere! Who the heck wants Denny's or other family style restaurant kind of lighting...? There are tall tables and short tables, you take your pick! There are a few tables in the back for a party of 10? even 20? people. The place gets so packed that they first had to take out the video games, then a year or so later finally had to remove the pool table and fill in with even more tables. And even at that there's STILL a line on most nights!
BEER: A HUGE selection of great beer! In regular 16oz glasses or 22(?)oz glass mugs, your choice. They always have a few new beers on tap. They have a good selection of local microbrews too i.e., Paper City and Opa Opa and BBC.
FOOD: 5 different levels of buffalo wing hotness!!! I get the AFTERBURNER (the hottest wings, and they ARE hot, even Phantom Gourmet said they were pretty damn hot!), if those are too hot you could get Jet Fuel, and the least hot are called Wimpy if you're daring enough to get something called "wimpy." The honey lime flavored boneless wings and honey mustard wings are among my favorite! SSOOO good!! There's about 5 different kinds of BBQ wings too, and there are others that have spices and seasonings rather than sauce as their flavor, yummy! It's quite a list, I can never remember which ones we've tried and we've been going there for so long now. They're ALL good! They do all wing flavors on two different kinds of rollup sandwiches too, and they offer any flavor boneless wings on HUGE salads. The food portions are enormous. Like that other guy was saying, the potato skins are a platter of HALF POTATOES, they're huge, I CAN finish 3 or 4 of them if I really wanted to but then I always get the 10 piece plate of wings too. You can get mexi-skins, buffalo chicken skins, or twice baked. The buffalo chicken quesadillas are good and if you get the nachos make sure you have an appetite, they're a MOUNTAIN! They have great burgers there too, there's even a selection of 4 or 5 different kinds of burgers, and there's other sandwiches on the menu too, they also have ribs there. We've had their ribs and they are sooo delicious!! You pay like only 2 or 3 bucks for a mountain of french fries too and they're GOOD! Just your standard fries, but just something about them that are really good especially dipped in their bleu cheese.
Which reminds me, their bleu cheese is REAL BLEU CHEESE. It's not that ranch dressing stuff or ranch mixed with bleu cheese to fool you or to get away with serving something cheaper. It's the REAL deal, chunky authentic BLEU CHEESE. Get the 'jumbo' bleu cheese for your dipping pleasure.
MARTINIS: AWESOME martinis at this place. There's a martini & cocktail menu, and even if a certain martini isn't on the menu, Mike will mix a mean one up for you. Mike is among the best bartenders around. There's also a selection of different margaritas! Yum!
WAITSTAFF: I don't know what that guy was saying, all the waitresses are GREAT! They are so nice, and for all you guys out there, they're ALL hot! I agree with the other guy, definitely no Hooters crap here, the wings AND waitresses are top notch, these girls have CLASS and don't have to wear any cheezy outfits. And they get your order right EVERY time. We give them an order of 4 different plates of food with different types of wings, wing flavors, what size plate of fries we want, our beer order, how much extra bleu cheese, this, that, and the other, and they don't write down a thing (unless they're new), they remember it all and get it right EVERY time!! And they're always coming to your table, you're NEVER waiting, even on the busiest of nights. They never rush you either.
VALUE and QUALITY: Top notch quality, best wings (get the afterburner, don't be scared!), and can't beat the price! I can't wait to go again! I hope it was okay that I put all 5.0 for score, I'm not trying to break any rules here but these are honest scores based on probably 100 visits! (the REASON for my 100+ visits LOL)
01-31-2007 22:46:55 |
More by weissbiergirl
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Well, I've been here often enough to actually rate the place. The Hangar is a pretty good hangout/restaurant/sports bar that's located right next to Rafter's, another good hangout/restaurant/sports bar (I tried to get it submitted to beerfly but they didn't like my submission!). It's a rather dingy hole of a place, they keep the lighting too low and all the seating is rather uncomfortable. There's an ambiance of an aircraft hangar, with pictures of old planes and models hanging from the ceiling, but actually I've seen better and more realistic feel in the Applebee's in Farmingdale (near Republic airport). It could be done better and more accurately.
It's geared towards large groups of big hungry guys who crave fat, grease, salt, and beer while watching a game. Every table comes with its own paper towel roll to clean up the mess. Their specialty is wings, any wings, any flavors, really quite good. Ridiculous amount of variety in their wings. Also, all the other food is rather inexpensive for a huge amount. I'd recommend the potato skins (bombs), they are more like HUGE potatoes sliced in half the long way served on your plate. I'd dare you to try and eat more than 2 in one sitting. The wait staff is a bunch of girls with no personality and who don't really care about the customer, I think they were chosen to take sh*t rather than to care. The beer selection is surprisingly good for such a place, there are around 20 beers on tap and several in the bottle, a lot of local fare (especially Paper City and BBC) which is one of the things I look for in a good place.
DEFINITELY go here for cheap, good, greasy food and good beer selections. If you want to take your gf out to someplace special for dinner, though, try Pasta e Basta.
01-08-2005 15:11:30 |
More by aquatonex
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4
I stopped in this place on a Friday evening around 7:30 PM, and it was packed with people standing near the door waiting for a table. This place is mainly a restaurant, with a small bar (seats about 10) with no standing room. The decor is minimal, somewhat reminiscent of a New England sub shop. The tables are really jammed into the small floor space.
There were about 20+ beers on tap with some regional micros among them. Not bad.
This seems to be a popular place in this college town and being so near to the U. Mass. Campus.
07-20-2004 05:42:59 |
More by UncleJimbo
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5
Quite possibly, the best place for wings in the United States. Thirty flavors of wings, with some other sandwiches and what-not on the menu. Skip 'em all, order wings and fries, or their gargantuan nachos.
For history, their delivery service has pummeled the competition in the college town of Amherst, turning students into zombies for their dozens of tasty styles. Flat out, the food is to die for. I know, I have twice.
Beer here is about 24 taps, split into thirds: some macro poop, imports like Newcastle and Bass, and then plenty of nice local micros, like Z Street, Paper City, Magic Hat. But the prices can be rather nice, and they like to serve beers in a range of uber-sized glasses. This is a very small place, dressed up with plane memorabilia in a generally sports-bar atmosphere, with seating at most of 50 people literally on top of each other. The bar and on the floor is a bit cramped, and the pool table is half-size. Also, because you're in New England the sports channels on the TV screens are often of those horrible Boston sports franchises that are not the Red Sox. Boring. Most important, get to this small sports bar and restaurant early any night besides the weekend or special-deal nights, because it will be packed with a long line. A simple place but with unbelievable food.
10-14-2003 21:04:16 |
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