The Berkshires Blog

Where to Dine, Drink and Revel After the Show

TasteBerkshiresWhen the dance performance, or play, or concert is over, several Berkshire restaurants and bars are still open for late night fare and drink, and even more entertainment.  From Great Barrington to North Adams, there’s a late night stop to be found and an abundance of wine, beer, and food options.  Whether you are looking for an historic inn setting or a contemporary vibe, or a combination of both, the Berkshires has it, even after hours.

Brava Wine Bar and Restaurant in the center of Lenox is a great choice for late night fun, both on classy and comfortable Brava is sure to satisfy your late night thirst and hunger.  Brava is open daily from 5pm to 1am – the kitchen closes at midnight.  In addition to their award-winning selection of wines by the glass, they serve hot and cold tapas, salads, bruschetta, hand-made pizzas, and desserts. In the center of Lenox, the Piano Bar at the Gateways Inn offers live music, food, drink, and comfortable couches.  Starting July 3, the Piano Bar at Gateways Inn will be open and offering live music 7 nights a week.  They start serving food at 5pm and typically stay open, and serving, until midnight.  Shows begin at 7:30pm and last for 3 hours.  Right across the street you can find the Kemble Inn,  known for combining superb food with historical ambience, Table Six is now offering small late-night plates (until 11pm) in addition to their regular dinner (served until 9pm).  Enjoy the night sky and the fireflies from their terrace.  Then wander in to their piano lounge for live music.  Entertainment in the piano lounge is offered every Saturday night, and often on Friday and Sundays as well, stop on by for a cocktail after Tanglewood ends.

The Lion’s Den, located downstairs at the Red Lion Inn, offers a classic Berkshire experience after hours.  It is open every day of the week, from 4pm to 12:30am on weekdays, and until 1am on weekends.  The kitchen closes at 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights; it closes at 10pm Sundays, and Monday through Thursday.  Pub Specials are served daily from 5 to 8pm.  There is live entertainment every night, often featuring local performers.  The music ranges from acoustic folk to rhythm and blues, from reggae to the blues.

If you are in the northern Berkshires, perhaps looking for an easy stroll after a MASS MoCA event, to a wide array of beer and wine choices, PUBLIC Eat+Drink is just the place.  The restaurant offers an extensive, rotating craft beer menu, as well as a wine list and inventive cocktails.  They serve New American food, and their burgers receive especially high praise.  The kitchen closes between 10 and 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  On Sundays and weeknights, the kitchen is open until 9pm.  Late night, PUBLIC hosts occasional performances by local and traveling musicians of varying styles, showcasing everything from contemporary acoustic covers to high energy jazz and classic blues.

When the rest of Railroad Street is asleep, Allium is still brimming with night owls.  The bar is open until 2am and offers carefully chosen wines as well as a variety of cocktails.  Allium Restaurant + Bar serves award-winning, contemporary American cuisine.  The Prairie Whale, also in Great Barrington is great spot for locals and visitors alike. Patrons spill out into the outdoor seating and open yard, which is complete with ping pong table and beer garden.  Prairie Whale chefs use only the freshest ingredients, mostly from local farms, so their menu changes daily.  The bar (and active outdoor space) typically stays open until midnight on weekends.

Looking for a spot to grab some delicious wings and a beer after a show at Barrington Stage or the Colonial Theatre? Then be sure to check out Patrick’s Pub located off Park Square in Pittsfield. Wherever your evening takes you, you are bound to have a memorable time out in the Berkshires.

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