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Bethlehem Brew Works

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Place Score: 88
Ratings: 125
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: n/a
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Went for lunch with friends while in the Poconos. Oddly located in a small mall of sorts occupying a large portion of the upper floor and their Belgian beer garden holding a good part of the lower floor.
There's a long bar seating a dozen and a half with just as many booths and bar tables running it's length adjacently. It's a brick back bar with diamond plating shelves and there are mug club mugs hanging a good length of the way down. Behind the bar lies a separate dining area riddled amongst copper brewing vessels. They have a fairly large menu with identified "made with beers" items from soups and aps to entrees. the food was very good and the desserts were terrific. Pouring 7 house taps, Hoegaarden, cider and lemonade. The Steelworkers Oatmeal Stout was outstanding and they made an Apricot coriander beer that was tasty and pleasantly drinkable as well. Collectively, we tried everything they had on tap and there wasn't a clunker in the lot. On a more recent visit we drank the Mirabelle, a plum lambic, which I thought was real damn nice. The waitstaff was friendly and knowledgeable and the place was nice and clean with a good decor (early period bar scene paintings and banners from award winning beers they've made). Pretty much just what I'm looking for in a brewpub.

Now, come 4 PM they open the belgian beer garden downstairs. (So we mulled around town 'til then). An outstanding Belgian beer selection, although slightly pricey, in a dimly lit lounge set up with a pool table and comfy couches and chill chairs. A nice comfortable joint overall. Certainly well worth waiting around 'til 4 to visit.

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4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
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3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
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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Photo of Bierman9
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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Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, PA
88 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.