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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
17:00 - 02:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The bar staff is top notch! The drinks are delicious and well balanced. We sat at the bar-beautiful copper top, and had drinks and appetizers, which were certainly enough for a meal. We will return! The staff was very helpful in assisting us with our choices and so many drinks to choose from makes it... More 

Thank Andy K
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Ok so whatever.. reviewed this before and gave it 5 stars. Upset because i cant give it more. Great food. Havent had a reuben like this in ever. EVER! unreal manhattans. Great atmosphere. Wifey had the pork chops.... theyre not porkchops theyre dinosaurs! Brother in law with the scallops, super tastey. You want quality food and drink? Go here. End... More 

Thank golfnpix
Easton, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

First time at the Speakeasy. Very cool environment and the menu is presented in books with the rules of the restaurant. Extensive drink options and not a bad menu. However, when we found a large clamshell in the mashed potatoes that didn't leave a good feel. And then when we received the bill and each drink was $12 that was... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Stopped in for a few drinks last night. I absolutely loved the concept and the atmosphere. The clearly specialize in mixed drinks and cocktails, and the will gladly tell you as much. The pretentious/hipster vibe is through the roof. And, It really doesn't have to be that way. My date ordered some sort of mixed drink, she seemed to like... More 

Thank PAtravel66
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, AMAZING cocktails, friendly staff. Call ahead, but don't be afraid to just show up with a friend. Can't wait 'til next time!

Thank Irieblossom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We wanted somewhere special to eat before concert and this was definitely it. Very different historical atmosphere, dark, charming and great service. It may have been overpriced but food was amazing and we had a GREAT TIME.

Thank Linda J
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Restaurant is very small and actually in what looks like the basement of a house. You enter through a side door which was totally unexpected. Very cool decor and atmosphere. Very dark and romantic vibe with books everywhere. If you want a table definitely make a reservation otherwise you'll be at the bar. My husband and I sat at the... More 

Thank z12hockey
Voorhees, New Jersey
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This place is so delightfully charming. The food is very good. I judge a lot of restaurants by their calamari. It was excellent! One of the best I’ve had. We also had the crab dip and it was quite yummy! The band sounded great and was very entertaining. We sat right next to the band. It was loud but we... More 

Thank Gcharles6
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

My family had dinner at the Bookstore for the first time on Saturday evening. The was delicious, the drinks were great and the service was wonderful. We are looking for someplace we had not been to for dinner before my daughter's graduation and this restaurant was recommended. The food and service did not disappoint!

Thank marks9495
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I always wanted to have dinner at a speakeasy and finally did it. The decor was definitely reminiscent with oil lamps and book decor. It was really dark which made it hard to read the menu or see your food. The food and drinks are really overpriced for what you get in size or quality. I got the duck confit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?