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The Bookstore Speakeasy

) #30 of 274 Restaurants in Bethlehem €€ - €€€ American,
336 Adams St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1661
+1 610-867-1100
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  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar
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336 Adams St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1661
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We loved this place! The waitress was incredibly friendly and offered great drink recommendations. I love that they take their identity as a speakeasy to heart, but not so much that they don't serve 'inauthentic' types of liquor-- you can get gin and vodka here...More

Thank ajhorse21
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The food was good. Nothing over the top to write home about. The drinks were really the appeal of the place. Every single one we had was delicious and period appropriate. Reading the menu was difficult since it was very dark though. Oh, and don't...More

Thank Squ3aky
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

my kind of place after at day at the office or studying! amazing cocktails and delicious food...the ambiance is just ridiculously perfect!!!

Thank brbr527
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We had first gone to the Bookstore Speakeasy a few years ago for our anniversary, fell in love with the place, enjoying both the atmosphere and the food. Recently, we returned and unfortunately, things have really changed and not for the better. Apparently, it’s under...More

1  Thank harp2016
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Like Morty said on Seinfeld: "cheap fabric and dim lighting that's how you move fabric." Well the bookstore took this philosophy and applied it to food. Thoroughly underwhelmed by this hip, no substance basement bistro.

Thank Mikmeg
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We have been to the Bookstore on several occasions, and have always had a great meal. I personally love the short ribs they serve, I always have more than enough for lunch the next day. We recently had homemade pierogies with a cheddar beer sauce...More

Thank bassetlover829
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Went to dinner with some friends and decided to give the Bookstore a try. It is very non descript from the outside, which added to mystery. The whole theme is a roaring 20's speakeasy. They had some very inventive and flavorful cocktails to start the...More

Thank 783jross
Reviewed 2 April 2017

My husband and I were in the area and looking for somewhere fun with live music on a Saturday evening. We heard about the Bookstore Speakeasy on the internet happenings in the area. Definitely could have missed it if we weren't looking for it. It...More

Thank digoe59
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

A very hard to find restaurant, but I think they do this intentionally- speakeasy and all. Dark inside, not wheelchair accessible, only one bathroom. #silversagers bring your glasses and a light! Wait staff was wonderful. The food was tasty but had the tiniest portions we'd...More

Thank SilverSageMag
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

After a few failed attempts at communicating with this restaurant, we finally got there. The atmosphere was interesting, the place is extremely dark. The menu... not so impressive. We don't mind at all spending money on good food. I do however mind being charged $20...More

Thank lindsadea1
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19 December 2015|
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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