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The Bookstore Speakeasy

) #30 of 270 Restaurants in Bethlehem ££ - £££ American,
336 Adams St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1661
+1 610-867-1100
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar
££ - £££
336 Adams St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1661
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this place! The feel is like a 1920's speakeasy and if you go on Friday nights, they have live music. I was never a fan of the 20's type music, but it was really enjoyable. The food was fabulous and I would definitely recommend...More

Thank mimi322014
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This is our second time here and the food has been excellent. We had the homemade pickles, Caesar salad, small plate of mussels, mushroom paperdell. Everyone enjoyed their food. For dessert I had liquid dessert called the fire Marshall, my husband had the chocolate torte....More

Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I purchased a Groupon for this restaurant. It was different and a neat place to visit once but I wouldn't go back. The meals are very much overpriced and unbeknownst to us, we were charged a cover charge for the "meh" jazz band that was...More

Thank Dcw6286
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Sincerely, I do not gain any enjoyment from disparaging a merchant, I do not want to jeopardize anyone's livelihood. Most times I don't review when its negative. ... This is an exception. My wife, myself and another couple went to dinner here on Saturday 11...More

4  Thank ANTONIO L
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Have been to this restaurant numerous times. Aside from the unique atmosphere which is always a winner, the cocktails are superb, our meal was delicious and well prepared and service was top notch. My wife has celiac and while there is no special menu, there...More

1  Thank Robert P
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We walked down narrow steps into the 1920's. We were told our wait would be 30 minutes to sit at the bar, we sat in 10 minutes. While we waited, we were given menus that were actually hard covered books. Their menu prices for the...More

1  Thank Ann M
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Don't let the location scare you....imagine going back in time to the 1920's. This restaurant really recreates that era. Lit only by candlelight this place is a must stop. Loved the menus inside books. The staff was really friendly & seemed to enjoy telling us...More

1  Thank ElenaS
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for drinks and appetizers. There is an obscure entrance which took us a while to find but that just added to the cool factor of this place. When you enter its like you are going into a secret club and the place is...More

1  Thank Chizette
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I would like to give the Bookstore a 3.5 star rating. We have dined here twice, both experiences similar. Love the atmosphere of this restaurant. Very dark & hidden. You would never know it was there if you weren't looking for it. Our first time...More

Thank WeekendPlayers
Reviewed 1 January 2017

great drinks, great bartenders, great live music, great atmosphere, great bar snacks, great entrees and desserts

Thank jimbobboy10
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Response from Donna H | Reviewed this property |
A pair of good looking jeans can be special and sexy. This is the perfect atmosphere for this look. Enjoy a delightful night.
19 December 2015|
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Response from Catherine G | Reviewed this property |
No real "dress code"...we were in jeans/nice tops, but there were women in dresses/guys in dress slacks too. Just very comfortable atmosphere...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 336 Adams St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1661
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: +1 610-867-1100
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