Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

Fegley's Bethlehem Brew WorksFegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Fegley's Bethlehem Brew WorksFegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

569 Main Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 18018
United States

(610) 882-1300 | map
thebrewworks.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.76
Beers:
139
Reviews:
852
Ratings:
2,342
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.9
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
153
pDev:
12.82%
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Reviews by Rifugium:
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Rifugium from North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

I got a very mixed impression of this place. I'm pretty familiar with what Fegley's has to offer, as their beers pop up all over eastern PA quite often, but I was in the area and figured I'd go to the source.

The place is nice enough, with a casual dining atmosphere leaning towards a vintage industrial / steel-mill theme that pervades pretty much everything in the general area. Moravian College is nearby, so the crowd is [unfortunately] a bit heavy with these students, at least it was during my visit. There was a rather large bar that was completely full, forcing us to snag a table, of which there was quite an abundance.

As for the beer, well, the Fegley's/Allentown/Bethlehem project has a fairly large output, and many of the beers are made to appease a less discriminating crowd. As such, the beers are generally "okay" on average. Four flagships included a wit, ESB, blonde ale, and oatmeal stout, with about 6 or 7 seasonals also on tap. Also available are bottles of many of their house brews, as well as a decent selection of standard craft desirables (Chimay, etc.). I only really had one beer here that I'd ever consider having again, which was their Black Friday Scotch Ale. Everything else was--like I said before--just "okay." Good variety of styles if you look at their entire annual output, but not much is really very good.

Food...meh. The menu had quite an impressive selection, and I do give them credit for that. However, aside from the soup, everything that the wife and I had was pretty sub-par, and in fact, her salmon salad went mostly untouched. And considering the quality of the mid-priced items we got, I think their food is quite overpriced and I wouldn't even go near the high-end entrees.

Service was decent. I imagine this place gets extremely busy during games and weekend nights. It was fairly busy when we visited, and the servers all seemed pretty much on the ball, so I can't really complain.

To sum up this place with one simple phrase: the quantity outdoes the quality. And that goes for the beer and the food. I'm glad I went, but I would never go back.

May 07, 2012
More User Reviews:
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chiefz1 from New York

4.66/5  rDev +19.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Sep 05, 2020
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The_Beer_Guru from New York

4.33/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

First of all this brewery was located in a beautiful town of Allentown, PA. Really beautiful ambiance inside this brewery. They had two floors with seating on each floor and their brewing vats were huge. The quality of their beers was solid all beers were decent and they had about 18 beers on tap all of their own. Their beer selection included stouts, porter, gose, West Coast IPA, Hefeweizen, Wit, Lager, and a Pilsner. The waitress (Emily) was very friendly and knowledgeable. Their Pilsner was amazing and probably the best Pilsner I've ever tried, even better than Industrial Arts Metric. We all got sandwiches and/or burgers and they were excellent! Overall solid place with great food, chill and laid back vibe, and decent beers with room for improvement.

Jul 09, 2019
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Griffith from Connecticut

3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Mar 18, 2019
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Karibourgeois from Texas

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Feb 07, 2019
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Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jul 30, 2018
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hozersr from Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Really nice brewery, the service when we went was pretty bad, had to wait over a half hour to get served. The food is average as are their beers. most likly would not go back.

Jul 06, 2018
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Brew_ski from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Jun 14, 2017
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CreightonSM from New York

4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Apr 19, 2017
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ogman from Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -21%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Jan 15, 2017
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Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Aug 20, 2016
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mikr from New Jersey

2.19/5  rDev -43.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 2.25 | food: 1

Ordered food but none came

Jun 19, 2016
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zekeman17 from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jun 18, 2016
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WookieNextDoor from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Mar 03, 2016
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GratefulJack from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Worth the stop if you ever find yourself in Bethlehem.

Jan 02, 2016
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freeman052 from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Dec 31, 2015
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Santiagocpr from Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Dec 08, 2015
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Devman171 from Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Nov 15, 2015
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dgentile10 from New Jersey

3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Nov 12, 2015
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mk66 from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Oct 28, 2015
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BanditoJunkie from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
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

Oct 12, 2015
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DerekE4750 from New York

3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Jul 29, 2015
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Lurkerson from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Jul 24, 2015
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IPAchris from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Jun 09, 2015
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beatenbyjacks from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Jun 02, 2015
Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, PA
Brewery rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 2342 ratings