Black Swan Inn, an Ascend Collection Hotel
435 Laurel Street
Lee, MA 01238
Phone: (413) 243-2700
Fax: (413) 637-0798
Bars & Cafes
Located beneath the Red Lion Inn, The Lion's Den is an intimate nighttime hangout in Stockbridge with live music (and no cover charge) every day of the week. Come by for some New England pub grub and local Berkshire brews. There is also Trivia Night once a month on the third Thursday of the month. Lunch is also served during the summer months. Feel free to pay for your meal and drinks with your Berkshares.
Nestled among the woods surrounding the quaint town of Becket, at the edge of the October Mountain State Forest, the Dream Away Lodge provides the ideal atmosphere to, well, dream away. The quietness of the surroundings, coupled with the charm of the establishment, accentuated by its rich history, make for just the place you would want to be on a lazy Sunday afternoon, enjoying a quiet and delicious dinner with your partner. The menu is a nice blend of Contemporary dishes and local specialties, and they also offer seasonal menus. Apart from the charm it exudes, the lodge is also the venue where local musicians display their talents at the regular concerts and shows held here. See the website for more information.
The Brick House on Park Street in Housatonic has for long been known for its selection of local craft beers and ciders. No wonder the place is crowded during most part of the day as beer aficionados walk in here religiously to gulp down a glass of Ommegang or Southern Tier or Pretty Thing. And that's not all as the food served here is top notch and way above the standard pub fare. Make sure you try their Five Alarm Burger or The Farmer's Burger that comes with fried egg, bacon and cheddar. As for entertainment, walk in here on a weekend night and you can listen to some awesome tunes given out by the local and national bands.
Located on Pleasant Street, in downtown area of Housatonic, The Housie Market is a much-awaited coffee place. Owned and operated by Amy Hagerty, the charming neighborhood meeting spot, offers a great range of classic baked goodies, sandwiches and classic American comfort food. The menu here also includes unique signatures such as the Diamond in the Rough muffin, peanut butter and kimchi sandwich. There's a complementing range of coffees, teas and other beverages to go with the offerings served here, all in all, a great place to hang out and enjoy some locally prepared delights.
The charming cafe, Pleasant and Main Cafe General Store, lies on the Main Street in the village of Housatonic in Berkshire County. The cozy, casual, yet elegantly done up dining destination is a much sought-after brunch and lunch spot. Offering a menu that's thick with 'merican favorites such as chicken pot pie, tuna melt sandwich and breakfast specials like crepe, eggs benedict and lots more. Made out of fresh, local ingredients, these offerings taste delicious, hearty and quite wholesome. Apart from such amazing la cart options, Pleasant and Main Cafe General Store also serves delightful weekly, community lunches and brunches, check the website for more information.
Established in 2007, Allium Restaurant + Bar offers a tantalizing fare of American cuisine. The restaurant has a refreshing menu to offer every season. Practicing the philosophy of farm to table, the ingredients are freshly sourced from local farms and fishermen. On Wednesdays, thought the kitchen is closed, guests can enjoy a drink at the bar that remains open till 2a. Nestled in the bustling Downtown of Great Barrington, allium is a wonderful place to take a break from your shopping or touring.
The dining room at The Old Inn On The Green is a wonderful place to relish on some delectable haute cuisine made in the American flair. The executive chef Peter Platt gives the traditional New England cuisine his own creative twist. He also loves offering his diners a refreshing menu daily. He can also accommodate guests with a gluten free or a vegetarian menu. When the weather is pleasant, guests can enjoy their meals on the terrace, gorging on delectable food while nestled beneath canopies.
Nestled in a country inn at the foot of Jiminy Peak, John Harvard's Brewery is a great place to soak in some warmth in the cold mountain ranges. Resembling a log cabin, the place is furbished in wood and covered in hues of yellow, creating a vibrant ambiance. Relish a meal of burgers, sandwiches, steaks, salads and John Harvard's special burgers along with your brews. On weekends, the bar is open beyond 11p, so visitors can enjoy drinks till later in the night.
A part of the Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, located within the Norfolk Historic District, Infinity Bostro is a great place to grab a quick refreshing meal before a concert. The menu which changes seasonally, features American favorites like sandwiches, salads, steaks, jambalaya and more. The executive chef Dan Fortin loves giving these classic dishes, his own special touch. Those who would like a light bite can order smaller portions. Complement your food with a beer, cocktail or martini from their well stocked bar.