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The Tavern on Liberty

Not Rated.
The Tavern on LibertyThe Tavern on Liberty

Taps: 32 / Bottles: 400
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

40 Ratings
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 12.59%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2246 Liberty St
Allentown, Pennsylvania, 18104-4358
United States
phone: (484) 221-8765

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-29-2006)
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$

A: Kind of a hole-in-the-wall place, but definitely a beer lovers temple. One of the few bars in the area that still permits smoking (that is probably a big plus or a big minus depending who you are).

Q: Clearly the owners wish to cater to a craft-beer crowd. Important note: this is a beer bar ONLY - no wine or hard liquor is available.

S: Can be disappointingly slow at times, even when the bar is mostly empty.

S: Top notch. The beer on tap is rotated frequently with a large variety of styles. Also, seasonal brews are always well represented. The bottle selection is enormous. There is no better selection at any craft beer bar in Allentown or the surrounding area!

F: Not your ordinary pub fare. Gourmet soups, designer sandwiches to die for, awesome wings and thick burgers. Portions are big for most selections. You can also get something as mundane as pizza slices or calzones.

V: Food is a bit pricey, but beer prices are pretty good considering the variety.

09-05-2011 06:04:07 | More by 57md
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mannyn1998

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $

Very good bar awesome collection if beers with a good food and very good prices okahshdjdhdbhdhddbhdjdhdhdgdhdjdkekdbdbjshebsbshdhdhxhd dhsdbshd shanks snows smsnsns hahahahajdkfnfnfnhchfbrj. Dhsdbshd sins. Shsnsiskz. Sjssjhshsjshansjs hahajaksmnejxnsnzmskznzjsgdbcud sixu

06-21-2014 21:54:03 | More by mannyn1998
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JArmour15

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-20-2014 04:01:27 | More by JArmour15
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Docrock

Illinois

3.31/5  rDev -22.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75 | $$

This place seriously still allows smoking in the bar area. The pool table area with a total seating area of about 16 people is the no smoking area. 16 beers on tap and at 7pm 2 of the better items already blown. Lots of bottles to choose from. Food was very good, service was average and prices were average.

05-02-2014 01:45:25 | More by Docrock
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-19-2014 23:33:01 | More by yourefragile
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Tom_Gilman

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$

Always several interesting and/or rare brews on tap. Whoever selects the beer knows their stuff. Atmosphere is college pub. Almost every surface is covered by something related to beer. Food is very good for a hole-in-the-wall neighborhood bar, and prices are reasonable. I almost love this place, but it's excessively smoky, so much so that I rarely visit even though I live nearby.

01-24-2014 21:10:25 | More by Tom_Gilman
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gwash411

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-21-2014 01:54:14 | More by gwash411
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coreyb024

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

If this place was smoke-free it would by the best beer bar in the Valley - hands down. They must cook the books to still allow smoking. No one in my family, nor any of my friends smoke, but we still go.. And it's hit or miss w/ how smokey it is.. Not sure why they even allow it (guess the owners are smokers), because the food and beer is so good, their business would probably double if the stopped allowing smoking. Not that they're hurting for business. Like I said we don't smoke, and still go.

They're known for their pizza - which is good for the area (remember you're not in NYC/North Jerz).. Wings are awesome. Great pulled pork. Over the last two years they've really focused on their special/seasonal menu. Which changes weekly.. Family friends who don't smoke or drink, come just for the food - that says something for this tiny tavern.

Great draft and bottle variety.. Staff is pretty knowledgeable - especially the bearded guy. I think his name is Jeff.

Great place if you can deal w/ a little smoke..

BTW: Right next to Muhlenberg, not Moravian (that's in Bethlehem)

11-14-2013 16:21:15 | More by coreyb024
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$

Went here for wings and beer after work - they seemed to have a mix of 'bar food' and more higher tier menu items. Clearly they have a real cook in house. The beer selection was quite good - I had Founders, Unibroue, & De Dolle, all on tap. Several coolers are there for take-out six packs and bombers as well. On Fridays, they have coupons for discounted to-go items. The pricing is on par with the going rate in Pennsylvania... (I am from NJ & generally craft beer is a bit more inexpensive) The alcohol served here is exclusively beer, by the way. As other reviews said, the place isn't much to look at on the outside, but it improves inside and the beer/food selection more than makes for a worthwhile visit. Right next to Moravian, I bet there is mostly a college crowd during prime times. (Pool tables are available as well) For these reasons, I have this notion that the tavern flies under the radar amongst beer geeks, which is why some harder-to-get beers can be found here without a problem. I have to give the place props for regularly rotating the beers on the menu, and for the very friendly staff. Definitely will make this a regular spot as I mentioned it's right near my office. How convenient!

11-03-2012 00:59:16 | More by Neorebel
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mdh327


4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I love this bar, I have my own mug and come here at least twice a week. This place may not look like much from the outside but once you walk in and see the mass amount of tap handles displayed overhead you will be impressed. It may be a small place yes but the immense amount of beers in their fridges and the constant rotation of beers on tap will leave even the biggest beer fan dropping their jaw. The fact that Liberty Tavern only serves beer is awesome too, personally I think its really unique and I've never been to any bar that's only served soley beer. Id recommend this place to anyone who lives in or is coming to visit the Lehigh Valley, I still have yet to find a bar that even comes close to the amount of beers served here. The service is pretty good too as well as their food which is phenomenal by bar standards. Anyone visiting I would strongly suggest trying the pizza and wings both are awesome! They even have a pool table and booth seating in a room to the right of the bat.To sum it up this place is pretty awesome and I would suggest it to anyone who loves beer or is just looking for a good night out.

08-09-2012 19:36:51 | More by mdh327
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The Tavern on Liberty in Allentown, PA
94 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.