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Season 2 of Paper City Eats: Paper City Bar & Grill

Local on Tap

Andrew of Paper City Bar & Grill believes in the local economy with a menu dedicated to showcasing locally brewed craft beer. Many independent breweries only feature their own brews, making it difficult to try them all in one place. For those who want variety without the hassle of traveling from one brewery to another, Paper City's Bar & Grill hosts them all under one roof.

But Pioneer Valley brews aren't only in the glass. He incorporates them into the food. Two such dishes are their corn beef boiled in beer and nearly all of their beer battered fare. The menu enhances familiar bar food, from maple bacon bourbon wings to Brussel sprouts topped with a balsamic reduction, sweet chili marinade, and bacon. For Valentine's day, indulge in their chocolate cake which prominently features the ingredients from White Lion, a Springfield brew house.

Pub Fare with a Flair

One of their most unique food offerings is inspired by Nashville's food scene and Holyoke's infamous dam. Diners can order a pitcher overflowing with an avalanche of elevated pub food, some with a local Polish flare. With kielbasa, perogies, sliders, and more, how could you go wrong?

Sitting alongside local realtor Erin Brunelle (Facebook), he even shared a sneak peak at an upcoming addition to the menu: pulled pork quesadillas. The secret ingredient? Coffee grounds from Hadley's Esselon Café.

Why? Because Paper City Bar & Grill has a singular guiding goal: Local supporting local.


Interested in trying their menu? You can order their food online or drive over to Whiting Farms Road for an in person experience surrounded by local memorabilia. They host a range of events with open mics in the works. On Thursdays, challenge yourself to trivia. And if music's more your speed, hear Western MA talent grace the stage with live music every Friday.

You can view their menu at and keep up with events on Facebook and Instagram (@papercitybargrill)


Whether you already love this local treasure and want more or are interested but have yet to treat yourself, Erin Brunelle is raffling off three $50 gift cards!

To enter, like and comment on this post and subscribe to one of Erin Brunelle's social media channels! Want a night out with friends? Increase your chances of winning by tagging your crew to do the same!

The winners will be announced at 1pm on February 14th, 2022, just in time for Valentines Day!

What is Paper City Eats?

Many who call the Pioneer Valley home don't know the rich history that brought Holyoke its name, "The Paper City."

During the late 19th century, Holyoke produced an estimated 80% of the writing paper used in the United States, and was the largest paper, silk, and alpaca wool mills in the world. Although considerably less businesses make paper in Holyoke now, it's still commonly referred to as "The Paper City." #PaperCityEats is a video series focused on Holyoke's food scene and how you can support our local restaurants. You can watch Season 1 on Erin's website or YouTube.


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