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Get A Groove On!

Posted on May 03, 2022Written by Cathleen King

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So you’re looking for a little pizzazz, a little sparkle, a little excitement in your Berkshires adventure?

Sounds like it’s time to plan a night on the town for you and your crew. With all there is to experience and vibe on, the only question is where to start? 

First, check out Mielke Confections, in Stockbridge or Great Barrington, sure to satisfy that sweet-tooth groove! Who doesn’t love a chocolate-covered Oreo—or truffles, jelly beans, and caramel assortments? Your night is just getting underway—take along some delectable treats!

Next, a hip and hearty dinner is the ideal choice! At PUBLIC Eat + Drink in North Adams, start with a signature cocktail, a cold local cider or craft beer, or a glass/bottle of wine from the curated list while you peruse the food offerings. PUBLIC proudly supports local farms and food producers, and features local artisans in its decor. The Appletree Inn in Lenox offers two unique dining experiences. In the Ostrich Room, choose leather chairs or shared table seating to enjoy bar bites paired with original cocktails or wine by the glass/bottle. The more contemporary Bellflower Restaurant & Terrace sources local ingredients, inviting you to choose a Savory or Sweet palate, accompanied by creative cocktails, wine, cider or beer. You might even catch a live performance. For a down-home style meal, check out the Prairie Whale. Salads, burger, chops, and vegetarian options await, along with an extensive selection of cocktails and bar stock. Cheers to getting that groove movin’!

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Speaking of moving – next up, how about some music? The Gateways Inn offers not only a fabulous culinary experience and a divine selection of whiskeys, it also presents a stellar schedule of live jazz performances. You could also visit the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, where fresh and energetic live music performances fill the halls – and your soul!. You can find jazz, contemporary, folk, and classical options, as well as comedy or even films in the historic theater. And up in North Adams, MASS MoCA features year-round popular, contemporary, and alternative performances and festivals. Further your groove by singing and dancing along! 

If you need additional groovy ideas to make your Berkshire evening shine, there are many to choose from! Explore these wonderful places to eat, exciting events and performances, and canna-tourism options available right here in Berkshire County.

Photos: The Bellflower Restaurant and Terrace, Public eat + drink

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