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The Tunnel Bar, Northampton, MA

The Tunnel Bar

4.6
4.6
110 Reviews
$30 and under
Lounge
Welcome to The Tunnel Bar!
An elegant Northampton lounge known for our collection of fine decor, rich and immersive history, and of course, our extensive, eclectic selection of martinis.


The Tunnel Bar was originally built in Northampton for the thousands of train passengers moving across America during the turn of the century, and served as a connector for the train platform at Union Station to the outlet on Strong Avenue. Today, the tunnel is home to purveyors of fine beverages and unique atmosphere, but all original stone and brickwork circa 1896, remains.



Please, sit back, relax, and enjoy any of our outstanding dishes. Our beloved mixologists are thrilled to bring any drink creation to life, but we suggest one of our award-winning martinis. Whatever you please, it is our pleasure.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Lounge, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Speakeasy

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (413) 326-4151

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran

  • Catering

    https://www.unionstationbanquets.com/

  • Private party facilities

    https://www.unionstationbanquets.com/

  • Neighborhood

    Northampton

  • Parking details

    Free parking is available at the Union Station parking lot - 125A Pleasant St.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

What 110 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Late Night Find

  • Western MA

    Best Ambiance

  • Western MA

    Hot Spot

  • Western MA

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Western MA

    Romantic

  • Western MA

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Western MA

    Most Booked

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  1. MH

    MichelleH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Fabulous drink menu. Enjoyed the atmosphere. Brian was wonderful!
  2. RA

    RosemaryA

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about it! We will definitely be back!!
  3. LL

    LenL

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great selection of drinks and eclectic choice of delicious appetizers in a one-of-a-kind location.
  4. n

    nelson71

    Minneapolis

    54 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    This place was so loud you couldn't even have a conversation. Other people talking is one thing but stop cranking crappy music when the speakers are three feet away from your head.
  5. RE

    RebelEsq

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place has a unique atmosphere. It has its ups: great cocktails, comfy seating; good vibe. And it’s downs: very loud and I would appreciate some couch/ bench seating for two/three.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    graduation
  7. d

    donnal

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great cocktails and bar snacks in an unique environment.
  8. JW

    JulesofWilmington

    New England

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    LOVE the place. I love sitting at the bar. Past visits the bartenders have been FABULOUS. For some reason, and it was NOT that crowded, the two bar tenders seemed "meh". For three of the four times we wanted something that evening, we had to flag one down. It was odd and unusual as normally the bartenders are right there and present.
  9. NI

    NotImpressed

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Mediocre experience, drinks were ok but it was so loud and more claustrophobic than expected. Sort of like having drinks in a subway tunnel.
  10. JC

    JohnC

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christian our server was excellent, attentive, quick, friendly. She was a pleasure to serve us.
  11. EV

    EvelynV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the garlic parm chicken tenders, truffle fries, Cesar salad and the chicken flatbread.
  12. OL

    OliviaL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our server was great, however I’d suggest having the hostess and servers in sync with the time limit. We had to cancel our food order cause we didn’t know we only had 20 minutes left. But other than that I LOVE the Tunnel
  13. AG

    AGLG

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about it! Our first time there and whenever we are in the area we will stop in no doubt. Lovely atmosphere, the service was spot on and even though it’s a bit of a light menu the food was delicious and we lacked for nothing! Great evening!
  14. W

    Winkler

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to grab a drink with your wife and friends. Highly recommend. Service was wonderful and very knowledgeable. We will be back.
  15. S

    Siliconsister

    New England

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cool funky spot. Not to miss! Very attentive staff great drinks and the oysters were amazing. Be ready to yell though the architecture just makes it noisy.
  16. CL

    ChadL

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Tunnel Bar was amazing. Really cool place to have a few drinks while exploring Northampton.
  17. LF

    LindaF

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Cool place, small and cozy. Truffle fries and chicken tenders a bit salty. Service was amazing, very attentive but not annoying. Beverage menu endless. Great place to sit , chill and catch up with friends. Not much for alternative dietary choices.
  18. N

    Neight

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Fun, unique location and upbeat vibe. Friendly service and potent cocktails…what’s not to like?
  19. AZ

    AngelaZ

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a must see. Amazing architecture, extensive cocktail menu, food was very tasty and the staff was beyond helpful and extremely friendly!!
  20. AO

    AshleyO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Nice vibe however the place was super cold. The chairs could use some replacements. Great food!
  21. MM

    MichaelM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very cool spot with great cocktails and decent food options. It’s a little noisy, but the atmosphere is so unique. Definitely worth it for a cocktail and light meal.
  22. w

    wineluva12

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We had a lovely evening planned - Albert King concert at the Calvin Theater - 8 PM Made a reservation at the Tunnel Bar for 6 PM. Arrived promptly at 6 PM and we were seated. By 6:19 we still had not been waited on. After trying to get the attention of a number of the waitstaff, we ended up leaving. Given that we had a show at 8 PM and we needed to eat our meals and enjoy a nice cocktail before the show - we would not make it on time.. not enough staff and no one - no one paid any attention to us. I unfortunately will not go back to the Tunnel Bar for some time. Very disappointing, especially with a reservation
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Didn’t know they served food as well! Great cocktails!
  24. LW

    LisaW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great use of space, love the drinks and food, a bit noisy so not a place for a quiet conversation.
  25. CW

    ChristyW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere! Our waiter Tony was fun and provided great service. Can't wait to go again. Great martinis and delicious truffle fries and flatbread.
  26. L

    Lani

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had a great time love the tunnel bar. Great way to celebrate turning 29
  27. LB

    LindaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time going love the tunnel bar. But if ur in the move to get u must go up stairs to the sport bar. But go to the tunnel for great drinks.
  28. D

    Denise

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    The drinks were great it the nachos were dry and over toasted and the buffalo chicken tenders were cold.
  29. JC

    JohnC

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to relax and take in those speciality drinks. Service is always great. Always looking forward to coming back
  30. BT

    BTSJEB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    We’ve been wanting to check this place out for a while, and were excited to go. Unfortunately we were not all that pleased by the time we left. We reserved a table, but no one came to serve us. So we had to go to the bar to order, and then some other people took our reserved table. The bartenders also did not pay us too much mind at the bar and would tend others with full drinks while they walked passed my boyfriend’s empty drink a few times. The drinks were OK, some were rather gross. We did not get any food as our reserved table was stolen. The aesthetic is the best part of the Tunnel Bar, everything else could use a bit of work. Not sure we’ll be going back.
  31. CS

    CrankinSteve

    New England

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks are amazing. Ceasar salads delicious. Garlic Parm chicken nuggets were great, both taste and quantity. Our server was helpful and respectful, wonderful attitude.
  32. r

    rew2141

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came out for a unique date night and definitely had it. The Tunnel Bar is such a clever location. The drinks and food were fantastic! We had the crab cakes, Caribbean shrimp, and truffle fries and a few different martinis. We would definitely come back
  33. J

    Jacklyn

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 Great for dates and or fun night out. New favorite place to go! Pro tip: MAKE A RESERVATION!!!! Arrive a bit early to find parking and have one hell of a good time
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Lovely place for date night
  35. C

    Casalu

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    We had a reservation and were seated right nice to the door. It was freezing the whole time
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Birthday celebration
  37. CC

    ChrisC

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great spot for a date or a drink with friends. Outstanding cocktails and yummy bites. The oysters were great, as was the flat bread.
  38. B

    Brancode

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great ambiance! We'll be back!
  39. MQ

    MirandaQ

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and atmosphere was unique! Loved it!
  40. DB

    DavidB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to take out of town business associates. The tunnel is so unique it makes the experience extremely memorable.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Tunnel Bar using the Order Online button. The Tunnel Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (413) 326-4151.

The Tunnel Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Tunnel Bar

125 Pleasant St Northampton, MA 01060-4188

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Northampton

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Lounge, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Speakeasy

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking is available at the Union Station parking lot - 125A Pleasant St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (413) 326-4151

  • Catering

    https://www.unionstationbanquets.com/

  • Private party facilities

    https://www.unionstationbanquets.com/

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