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This guide was kindly put together by our local friends!

Money

Most places take credit cards, but there may be a few that take cash only. There are cash machines around town and in the MASS MoCA (Expo venue) lobby .
  • The bar at the Friday night Science Fair event will be cash only.
  • Local transportation is cash only.


Transportation (around North Adams and surrounding areas):

Most things are walkable from the MASS MoCA / Holiday Inn / Downtown area.  If you’d like to visit areas further away, there are a few good options, including:
  • RJ’s Taxi - (413) 346-4907 - CASH ONLY

A small town taxi service: “call us, we’ll come get you” service. Trips to Albany are $150. You will find no drivers working Uber or Lyft in North Adams.

Rte 3 Williamstown/North Adams runs from 8am to 6pm hourly - No service on Sundays 

- Main St (North Adams)/Big Y/Stop & Shop/Williams Inn

Rte 34 North Adams Loop runs 6:30am to 6:30pm hourly - No service on Sundays

- Main St/MCLA/Ocean State Job Lots/Walmart


Food and Drink

¢ - Less than $10

$ - $10-16

$$ - $16-25

$$$ - More than $25

⇨⇨ - Highly recommended by local friends


Restaurants

There are no expressly vegan options for restaurants in North Adams. However, you’ll find Lickety Split to be most amenable to your requests, and the most progressive thing you’ll find from a chef will probably be at Tourist’s Lodge.  Brew Ha Ha makes a fantastic salad and has some vegan items as well.  The restaurant community is generally happy to work with your requests. 


On the MASS MoCA Campus:

⇨⇨ A-oK Berkshire Barbeque - $ - Delicious! Vegetarian options available. 

⇨⇨ Bright Ideas Brewing - No food cooked here, but eat your BBQ here while enjoying a local beer, kombucha, or root beer on tap!

⇨⇨ Tunnel City Coffee - If Nick is there have him make you a cortado! You won’t be sorry. 

⇨⇨ Lickety Split - $ - MASS MoCA’s charming cafe. Busy and good. 

⇨⇨ A local food truck, Cornucopia, will be setting up early exclusively for Expo attendees to grab lunch at noon for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Find it in the courtyard near Building 8 (near the Chalet).

Gramercy Bistro - $$$


A short walk away: (5 - 7 minutes) 

  • ⇨⇨ PUBLIC Eat+Drink - $ and $$ - 34 Holden Street 

  • ⇨⇨ Freight Yard Pub - $ and $$ - 1 Furnace Street 

  • ⇨⇨ Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza - $ - 67 Main Street - Slices or Pies 

  • ⇨⇨ Village Pizza (Open until 3am) - ¢ - 51 Eagle St - (413) 664-4134 - Great for after-hour hangs. They will deliver to the Mohawk Tavern or American Legion who welcome you to eat there. 

  • ⇨⇨ Angelina’s Subs - ¢ - 152 American Legion Drive - another Berkshire institution 

  • The Richmond Grille (in the Holiday Inn) - $ and $$ - 40 Main Street 

  • Meng’s Pan Asian - $ - 41 Main Street  - They deliver!

  • The Hub - $ - 55 Main Street 

  • Empire Cafe - ¢ - 57 Main Street 

  • Tres Ninos Taqueria - ¢ - 20 Marshall Street 

  • Grazie Italian Ristorante - $$ - 26 Marshall Street 

  • Big Y - 45 Veterans Memorial Drive - This local supermarket has a sandwich bar and some prepared food, including sushi.  

  • Jack’s Hot Dogs - ¢ - 12 Eagle Street - A longstanding North Adams institution and local treasure. Want a piece of old North Adams? Here you go! 

  • Subway - ¢ - 1 W Main Street (Also consider Angelina’s Subs, 5 more minutes walk)

  • Burger King - ¢ - 74 American Legion Drive 

  • McDonalds -  ¢ - 17 Union Street 

  • Desperado’s (TexMex) - $ - 23 Eagle Street


Bars (no food): 

  • Mohawk Tavern - 30 Marshall Street - A redesigned old North Adams institution

  • American Legion - 91 American Legion Drive - A short walk from the Holiday Inn, PBR on tap, and another North Adams institution filled with salt of the earth locals.


A short drive away (7 - 15 minutes): 

⇨⇨ Pedrin’s Dairy Bar - ¢ - 1360 Curran Hwy - Another local institution. This seasonal, old fashioned dairy bar is a local favorite. Opening day is almost a town holiday! 

⇨⇨ Brewhaha (Breakfast & Lunch only) - $ - 437 West Main Street - A charming local hang with lots of delicious vegetarian & vegan options

⇨⇨ Tourists Hotel Lodge & The Airport Rooms - $ or $$ - 915 State Road - This brand new destination hotel has put North Adams on the map, with features in Vanity Fair, & the Boston Globe

⇨⇨ Valhalla - $ - 85 Commercial St, Adams, MA - Comfort Food! Order your food and eat at the Viking Pub next door. This is the brick and mortar for the Cornucopia Food Truck. 

Trail House Kitchen & Bar - $ or $$ - 896 State Road

Renee’s Diner (Breakfast & Lunch only) -  ¢ - 780 Massachusetts Avenue 

Spring Street (Williamstown) - Lots of shops and restaurants on this quaint street in the neighboring college town. 

Korean Garden - $ - 139 Ashland Street


Local Attractions:

  • Of course, since you are IN MASS MoCA for the duration of EXPO, you’d be missing it if you didn’t try to at least have a gander at some of the amazing art here. Admission is included with your badge. Building 6 holds some striking exhibits, and is the home of a permanent Laurie Anderson evolving Archive. Use the "Members" line, that is located on the right side of the Box Office next to the spring coil. They have a list of Expo attendees.

  • If you’re a fan of traditional older and contemporary art, the Clark Art Museum in Williamstown also can’t be beat.  

  • If you’re an outdoors person (hope you brought your hiking boots or tennis shoes!) , there are myriad hiking trails, including the Cascades trail, which leads to a waterfall, and The Natural Bridge, which is a state park. Both are within 5 minutes car ride from Mass MoCA.  

  • You might have seen listings or articles about the Museum of Dog. Sadly it has closed and is being renovated into a much needed music venue, HiLo. Come back soon and check it out!


Emergency - Medical Care

There is one emergency care facility: https://north.berkshirehealthsystems.org/
+ 1 413-664-5000
71 Hospital Ave., North Adams MA
  • For serious emergencies, CALL 911