Looking for some tasty wings or a good ‘ole fashioned burger with hand-cut fries? There are plenty of places to choose from, many with specialty sauces, unique spins on classics, and locally-sourced ingredients. And we know it’s odd, but we’re known for our little hot dog places. They’re good and the source on a never ending debate on who makes them the best. Ask a local if they are Team Teo’s or Team Hot Dog Ranch.
Flat Burger Society
The folks who brought us Thistle and Mirth have opened a new spot a few yards down the road with the unpretentious tagline: “Flat Burgers. Live Music. In a Basement.” They offer traditional and new twists on burgers (yes, they really are flat for extra flavor) using local beef,, fries and beers. Check facebook page for music schedule and trivia nights.
McKay St. | 413-692-1010 | facebook.com/flatburgersociety
Lantern Bar & Grill
Acclaimed chef/owner Bjorn Somlo has been nominated as a rising star chef and best chef in the Northeast by the James Beard Foundation more than once and as The People’s Best New Chef by Food and Wine magazine. Under his culinary vision, the Lantern is famous for much more than amazing burgers. The ever-changing seasonal menu takes inspiration from the Berkshire bounty, resulting in some of the most creative and savory dishes around. Intimate pub-style feel in an urban setting with the coolest neon sign in town and a full bar only add to the hip atmosphere.
455 North St. | 413-344-9227 | thelanternbarandgrill.com
Hangar Pub & Grill
This busy sports bar/restaurant boasts 26 flavors of wings, specialty burgers, sandwiches, munchies, draft beers and anything else you might crave while rooting for your favorite sports team (spoiler alert: the Patriots, Red Sox or Bruins). Giants and Yankee fans also welcome! Especially busy on Thursday nights and Sundays for NFL games but you can pretty much catch all the big sports year round here. Open late many nights with a younger crowd as the evening goes on.
1350 East St. | 413-496-9464 | hangarpubandgrill.com/hangar
Hot Dog Ranch
A Pittsfield tradition for decades. While legendary for their baby dogs served with everything, the Hot Dog Ranch is also a popular sports bar with TVs inside and out on their large seasonal patio. Also serving wings, burgers, salads and family-friendly pub fare. KENO and daily specials.
14 W Housatonic St. | 413-499-0055 | hotdogranch.net
This beloved Irish-inspired pub serves up hearty American eats & brews on tap in a cozy, wood-&-brick setting. It’s Park Square location makes it a celebrated spot for locals and tourists alike. Lunch is served on select days. Outdoor tables in season.
26 Bank Row | 413-499-1994 | patrickspubpittsfield.com