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The Bookstore Speakeasy

€€ - €€€American,
336 Adams St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1661
+1 610-867-1100
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (17 reviews)
“cheese plate” (3 reviews)
“creme brulee” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar
€€ - €€€
336 Adams St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1661
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very cool place with a great vibe. The food was awesome and the drinks were the bomb! A definite must if you are in the area!

Thank carmenenite3978
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oh this place is absolutely amazing! Wouldn't even know it's there as it is underground and you literally feel like you've landed yourself somewhere in the 1920's.The atmosphere captivates you from the moment you enter. Menu's come in the form of an old book,gas lanterns...More

Thank Liisa and Dave B
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Unusual restaurant. Excellent food great service. Full bar. Limited menu with a unique flair. When entering, its low light atmosphere to resemble speak easy of long ago. Music on weekends.

Thank bsktbird
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Always loved it here, but had a bad hostess experience tonight. We came tonight for one drink after a concert. Your website said you close at 2am. We arrived at 10:12pm and were told it was just last call and we couldn't be seated for...More

Thank LaurenP612
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Wife and i went last night, very comfortable atmosphere, drinks and food menu in old book which was cool, lights are real low, We had two drinks which were great but small,my wife had the crab cakes that were perfect,i had the snails and bone...More

Thank costaricacouple
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We enjoyed this place a few years back, and so we stopped in again on a weekday around 7 PM for a special occasion. There were only 3 main dishes on the menu. There were loads of appetizers and lots of house drinks. The atmosphere...More

Thank AllEars00
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The bookstore is something special. Upon entering you're greeted by a low, intimate light in a warm and comfortable setting. We sat at the bar, and the bartenders were welcoming and great to talk with. We felt very at home at the bookstore. Drinks were...More

Thank banjosaurusrex
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Interesting, cozy room - but, as others have said, a disaster waiting to happen. Fuel lamps and candles everywhere - fuel filled lanterns balanced on or near books. One knock-over and you'd have a smoke filled basement death trap. Really hard to believe it is...More

Thank Jodapole
Reviewed 4 February 2018

My friend and I went out for drinks and were planning to go somewhere nice. Heard this was a nice place and decided that it would be worth the price for the atmosphere and quality of food/drink. We were served immediately and both had very...More

Thank Amy Z
Reviewed 24 January 2018

We waited 30 minutes for someone to take our drink order and that was only after we flagged down a waitstaff. We waited and waited.... when food did arrive, my chicken was pink in places. Our reservation was for 6 and it was 8 when...More

Thank sprattcpa168
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25 December 2015|
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Response from dlm0914 | Reviewed this property |
When I made my reservation I was asked if all members of my party were over 21. I would call them and ask if you choose to go there. We personally wouldn't go back.
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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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