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The Bookstore Speakeasy

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American, Bar
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336 Adams St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1661
+1 610-867-1100
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17:00 - 02:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 meal. The place is very small and there is no place at the bar to... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 was like taking a step back in time. We didn't have a reservation, but were... More 

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Thank digoe59
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 ever seen. Which of course, made everything overpriced. Drinks were super small but packed with... More 

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Thank SilverSageMag
Bangor, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 for 3 small pcs of smoked salmon and 3 pc of smaller yet cheddar cheese,... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 this place and go there again. The food is a bit pricey, but I purchased... More 

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Thank mimi322014
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140 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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. Both were delicious but the marshall was very strong which the server did inform me... More 

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Thank Tanya S
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 playing while we were eating. I was very surprised to see the charge when we... More 

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
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 February. They are very overpriced. ... To be clear, I do not mind paying whatever... More 

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 were numerous dishes on the menu that were gluten free and the server was attentive... More 

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1 Thank Robert P
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 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 apps and drinks were reasonable. The items were a little too different for me, one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?