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The Purple Pub

65 Spring St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2839
+1 413-458-0095
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (40 reviews)
“salmon blt” (6 reviews)
“fries” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
65 Spring St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2839
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good pub food! Especially the sweet potato fries. This is a great, casual place for a good burger/sandwich and beer.

Thank Annika N
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Williamstown is a college town; the sports team's color is purple, apparently. This was just and average bar in a college town. Food not so great. We had a burger that was cold, onion rings that were overdone, and a panini that was ok.

Thank KirkinPA
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Good food, great drinks and a good beer selection along with a friendly staff made our visit a wonderful time.

Thank sablak48
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We received a table pretty quick. I did have to send my food back but overall it was pretty good. Close to other shops and dining options.

Thank Jae W
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I come for the burgers, which are always tasty. Its a sports pub so expect some noise, the staff are nice but erratic service.

Thank mtsummit
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Nice atmosphere and good local beer and cider. Sat at the bar watching the football and chatting with the locals. All very nice.

Thank davidwilliamson330
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent "true American" burgers and friendly service at the Purple Pub. Great choice of local ale beers. Sit at the bar and chat with the people around you, welcome to the New England taste of life.

Thank MFalcone62
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The waiter was very good and understanding, but the food was marginal. Avoid the fish tacos unless you like dry food and black avocados. Expect to pay an additional charge for more salsa and sour cream.

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We were traveling through Williamstown at dinner time and searched Trip Advisor for advice. The Purple Pub had high recommendations and we agree. We each had a burger and they were some of the best we have had in recent years. Our waiter was friendly...More

Thank Larry H
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We had dinner here while the Red Sox & Astros were playing on TV but it was still easy to find a seat which was nice. My husband had a panini & fries & I had the wings, both were good. It is located in...More

Thank BrussoDallas
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Jen H
11 January 2017|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
When we were there in October there were many family groups with school-age children because they were having a weekly game night and many kids and parents actively participated in the obviously popular game.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Spring St, Williamstown, MA 01267-2839
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Williamstown
  • Phone Number: +1 413-458-0095
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The Purple Pub has been the place to gather in Williamstown since 1973, serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Whether you're looking for traditional pub food or delicious entrees, we have you covered. Patrons can drink and dine at the large mahogany bar or in the comfort of the semi-private dining room. Come watch the game on one of our large screen televisions or enjoy a romantic dinner with someone special. Don't forget to try one of our 14 draft beers (we have bottled beer too), served in a frosted glass.
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