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The Bookstore Speakeasy

336 Adams St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1661
+1 610-867-1100
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
336 Adams St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1661
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

My spouse and I had dined here on a recent Friday night, and we had made reservations prior to ensure a table. I would recommend reservations, but if you're going with a small group (2-4) I honestly don't think it's necessary. There is a bar...More

Thank 4theluvofwine
Reviewed 9 November 2016

My first visit, coming on a Friday night at 9:00pm. After reading so many positive reviews, I really wanted to like this place a lot. However, my first impression walking in the door was the smell of kerosene from the numerous lanterns on the tables....More

Thank LLyons
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My friend and I were in town for a half marathon a few weeks ago and we stumbled upon this gem. We took an uber to the address and when we arrived we couldn't find the entrance since it is not well marked. There is...More

Thank Leah U
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Bookstore speakeasy gets you in the mood right from the start. Just finding the door makes you feel like you are in on the secret. The decor and atmosphere are perfect, I felt like I was in a New York City restaurant. I ordered...More

Thank hjwemsly
Reviewed 18 October 2016

They hide the door in plain sight to start you off with the speakeasy feel / atmosphere. Very cleaver. Great drinks and the food was fabulous.

Thank simplegrace
Reviewed 11 October 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a date night here on a Friday evening. The atmosphere was just amazing! This restaurant has so much charm and ambiance! We enjoyed the period cocktails and the delicious food. Our server was excellent and the menu hidden in a...More

Thank Luara S
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I'd been wanting to try this place for ages and finally made it for cocktails with a friend. This place lies behind a non-descript door on a non-descript side street, easy to miss and best located when you have a friend with you who's been...More

Thank Karlise13
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Went last weekend for the first time. What a great experience. Drinks were for real, great recipes. Band was awesome. Felt like what would be the 40's to 50's era. Definitely going again.

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Went with another couple for dinner on a Tuesday night. Really cool atmosphere but super dark. You need a flashlight to read menu. Drink assortment very creative but they are served in old drinkware, so the quantity is less than other places. Drink prices not...More

Thank Marcia N
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This was the second visit. My wife suggested that we both needed a special evening because we had a tough week and it was time to wind down. I'll never forget the phone call from her; she had seen a Groupon offer and when she...More

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Do you have to be 21 to eat dinner there? We would like to bring our family on Monday, December 28, but youngest son is 20.
25 December 2015|
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Can I wear nice jeans and a nice sweater or no jeans?
18 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.
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18 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 - 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
  • E-mail