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Bethlehem Brew Works

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Bethlehem Brew WorksBethlehem Brew Works

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 104
Beer Ratings: 1,383
Beer Avg: 3.65

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BA SCORE
88
very good

108 Ratings
Ratings: 108
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.3%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews by ggroller:
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ggroller

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

I visit the Brew Works about once a week and I go there for the atmosphere and the beer.

Upstairs the atmosphere is earthy and industrial. Dimly lit and smokey in the bar area. Just how I like it. Downstairs the scene is industrial and trendy. A nice departure when you want to have a change of scenery after your meal.

I gave the quality a 4.5 based upon the atmosphere and the beer alone. The food is just o.k. with the exception of the wings which are always either above average or outstanding. The house beers are always tasty and fresh while the beer menu downstairs is adequate.

The service is great sometimes and lousy others. I really hate having to wait for five or ten minutes to get my second or third beer.

The selection of house beers is diverse yet stable because you can always count on the Brew Works flagships like Fegley's ESB or Oatmeal Stout everytime you visit. The bottle beer selection downstairs is diverse and always changing. I usually see three or four different beers on the menu everytime I am there.

The food, as I mentioned above, is just o.k. It is usually fresh but not at all exciting. In my opinion, a chef with a menu similiar to Which Brew would make Brew Works four star.

Thank You to the Fegleys for a cool place with great beer. Cheers.

12-28-2004 14:12:14 | More by ggroller
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-11-2014 00:58:58 | More by stakem
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
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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06-23-2014 15:30:27 | More by Bierman9
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-04-2014 17:09:07 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-01-2014 22:27:24 | More by NJBeer265
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Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, PA
88 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.