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Iron Horse Music Hall

20 Center St, Northampton, MA 01060-3005
+1 413-584-0610
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Wonderful music, everything else deplorable.

I've lived near the Iron Horse for over thirty years and have attended many concerts. The music... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Leverett, Massachusetts
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In serious need of attention! I have lived in Northampton for 25 years and was always a big fan of... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Evan B
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20 Center St, Northampton, MA 01060-3005
+1 413-584-0610
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

I've lived near the Iron Horse for over thirty years and have attended many concerts. The music programming is terrific. But as many have written, the food, the chairs, the bathroom are an embarrassment to this once great venue. You're almost forced to buy the...More

1  Thank PassingLane211
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

In serious need of attention! I have lived in Northampton for 25 years and was always a big fan of the Iron Horse. It had great music acts and decent beer. Perfect for 1993. The place is now awful and needs an update. It has...More

Thank Evan B
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Peter of Peter, Paul and Mary. And for those who seek potty parity? Iron Horse has it. Fun venue for close up and personal music.

Thank Maggie_Oakshot
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

It is true that the tables are packed in tight, the chairs are not super comfy, but everyone had a seat for the sold out show we attended. The casual burger fare was good for what it was, I enjoyed a southwest grilled chicken sandwich....More

Thank dougwig
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We always love the performers, but the place is so very crowded, you can't get up and move around without asking people to pull in their chairs. The "handicap" bathroom is behind the kitchen, is really and employees bathroom and is filthy....really filthy. The ones...More

1  Thank dragonflysees
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This used to be the absolute best place to see live music in a small scale setting. Sadly the managment has let the place fall apart (literally) The chairs ar rickity the bathrooms are discusting the food is mediocre and the actual paper menus have...More

3  Thank Martha M
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I am literally at The Iron Horse Music Hall right now. For some reason they sell about a hundred more tickets than they have seats for, but don't actually provide anywhere to stand. The waitress asked us to move from where we were standing because...More

2  Thank Miso D
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This venue treats their visiting artists like second class citizens. Their facilities are also abysmal. I will never see a show here again.

3  Thank John S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I live locally and Northampton is a great city for nightlife. "The Horse" is a legend for local and national artists. They also have pretty darn good food!

Thank V5235SJdank
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Iron horse has a great selection of bands and the food is terrific.Only problem is the seating.It is a small venue and upstairs in the balcony,it's really cramped in between tables.I will still go again if the right band for me is playing.

Thank Jack W
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31 March 2016|
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Response from NorthamptonSyd | Reviewed this property |
No. People line up outside. Most of us are used to this, and I usually volunteer to get in line early, procure a good table, and then my partner and/or friends join me when they arrive. Not everyone in the party needs to... More