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Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

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Fegley's Bethlehem Brew WorksFegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
BEER AVG
3.71/5
Based on:
91 Beers
1,627 Hads
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 88
Visits: 140
Avg: 3.93
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

569 Main Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 18018
United States
phone: (610) 882-1300 | map
www.thebrewworks.com

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Reviews: 88 | Visits: 140
Reviews by RonfromJersey:
Photo of RonfromJersey
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The atmosphere appropriately has lots of steel but even though I'm more an Irish pub kind of guy, it's still comes off as friendly. And more importantly, it seems it is now smoke free until 9 pm. Now for solo lunches I'll sit in the barroom, where its a lot easier to read the newspaper.

Whenever I've been there, service has indeed been exceptional. Waiters check before the glass is completely empty whether you want another. I like that the kitchen sends the food out with whoever is available, instead of letting it sit if your waiter is busy with other customers. Hell, one visit my waiter was amazed how fast my lunch arrived.

As far as I can tell, the Golden Ale, ESB, and Oatmeal Stout are always on. The Golden is good for what it is (the gateway beer), and I really enjoy the other two - to the extent that I sometimes don't even read the beer menu. Today however, I did have TWO pints of a the very nice Wing Nut Brown Ale. The departure earlier this year of brewmaster Lewis has seemed to put a damper on BBW's BA buzz of late, not hearing the weekly pimping, but the existing beers don't seem to have suffered. I will say that the new DIPA a few months back was too hot. Maybe we will here of more successful experiments later.

Food wise, I haven't tried that many dishes, but I have really enjoyed multiple samples of the pulled pork sandwich and the ribs.

Parking wise, the mini-mall has a lot in the back, and there are other lots in the vicinity, plus street parking - but bring your quarters because I haven't found any free spots close by.

Overall, I always enjoy my visits, and I heartily recommend BBW.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GratefulJack
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Worth the stop if you ever find yourself in Bethlehem.

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Photo of freeman052
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Santiagocpr
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Devman171
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of dljames10
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of mk66
4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of BanditoJunkie
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Visited Brew Works in Bethlehem on a Saturday night. Waited almost an hour but we had a table of ten(wait was to be expected)...Many of us ordered the flight sampler of 6 beers which was very good. Appetizers were pretty much bar food except the Boom Boom shrimp(very good)...I had the Slag Pot meatloaf which was excellent, Fish Tacos were also very good....Service was excellent and we really had a great night

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Photo of BelgianBeerMe
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Lurkerson
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of IPAchris
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Quite a change of pace from a large patio Colorado brewery, but it works. The food was good. I enjoyed the vibe of the metal and open brewery equipment everywhere. I wish it had more patio space, but ehh. They had more beers in bottles than on tap, which kinda stunk as I would have liked to enjoy it on tap, but still a decent list. Nothing mind blowing, but still a fun place to get to.

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Photo of slasich
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of yergermeister
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of LehighAce06
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of tvghost
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of DaveHack
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jake_eff
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Mike is a great guy and bartender.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, PA
88 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.