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Bethlehem Brew Works

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Bethlehem Brew WorksBethlehem Brew Works

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 105
Beer Ratings: 1,397
Beer Avg: 3.65

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BA SCORE
88
very good

110 Ratings
Ratings: 110
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.52%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

569 Main Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 18018
United States
phone: (610) 882-1300

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Reviews by RonfromJersey:
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

07-20-2006 22:08:56 | More by RonfromJersey
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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

I swung by here for lunch on 05JUN14, enroute to the Reading WWII Weekend. BBW was easily found on the first floor of a corner building in downtown Bethlehem. The place runs long from front to back, with brewing equipment visible right up front at the windows. There were plenty of tables and booths, and about halfway in I found the bar, running back along the left side. The whole area was bright and airy, and a mix of rock and pop was playing in the background.

They had about 10 brews on tap, with a few bottles also available. I settled for the well-made Maibock, which hit the spot. It paired well with my tasty chicken cheese-steak sammich. The bartender was very friendly, helpful and attentive throughout my visit. I would not hesitate to stop by again if in the area. Prosit!

4.15/5 rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

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Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, PA
88 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.