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Northampton, Massachusetts: Beer Can Museum

A local bar lined floor to ceiling with an extensive collection of varied beer cans. They seemed to have backed off on external signs that they claim it's a museum.

Ye Ol' Watering Hole

287 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA
Ye Ol' Watering Hole. I-91 exit 18. Drive north on US Hwy 5/Pleasant St. for less than a mile. The yellow sign for the bar/museum will be on the left, just past Holyoke St.
Daily from 3 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Exterior of Ye Ol' Watering Hole.

Beer Can Museum

The storefront has changed. Don't look for the yellow sign or you'll never find it.

[Lisa Milliken, 10/01/2019]

Before its pretty-fication, Ye Ol' Watering Hole included a museum entrance awning, lit sign, and outer wall mural, proudly proclaiming its curatorial contents. We hope at least you saw some cans inside.

Sign for Beer Can Museum.

Beer Can Museum

A local watering hole -- called "Ye Olde Watering Hole," nestled as it is in Colonial New England -- is lined floor to ceiling with nearly every beer can ever manufactured. There is no admission fee, though you might want to have a beer. It's cheap here.

The bar is also a popular hangout for the locals, who run the gamut from sanitary engineers to Smith college students to heroin-addicted local musicians.

[Trailer Park Greg, 04/15/2001]

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Stairway to Nowhere, Chesterfield, NH - 38 mi.

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