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The Bookstore Speakeasy

336 Adams St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1661
+1 610-867-1100
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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336 Adams St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1661
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 25 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
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The atmosphere was exactly what you're looking for in a speakeasy - intimate, cosy, dark, with lots of interesting touches. The cocktails we had were all amazing, and the variety offered was excellent. The main dishes were very good, but the sides were a little...More

Thank lizmarie2017
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Been here several times and wish they were closer to my area. Drink selection is to die for,I love seeing drinks so different and not like the usual bar drink menu. Servers are awesome and attentive. Food is always different choice and we like the...More

Thank RConcertC
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This is our favorite spot to celebrate anything special happening even if it’s just a celebration of our love! We are so excited to see they soon will be having brunch starting February 12th!!!! I can’t wait because it’s such a great way to try...More

Thank Natalie M
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Awesome experience. Great atmosphere. Only issue I had was so dark couldn’t read menu. Food was awesome. Had a ribeye done to perfection. Awesome drink selection. Need reservations. Very difficult to find entrance. Very different restaurant experience.

Thank RCS362
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This place was incredible. The drinks were top notch, the service way impeccable and the atmosphere was glorious. MAKE A RESERVATION!! We got very VERY lucky. The place was packed and there was only two of us so they were able to accommodate us with...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We were in town with family for the Christmas season and a few people told us to check The Bookstore out. We were not dissapointed...such a unique experience...Very hard to find and get into but well worth it. .you must have reservations...good food and excellent...More

Thank goatsforme
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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
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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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