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:
3.91
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
154
pDev:
12.79%
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Reviews by skiofpinsk:
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skiofpinsk from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

I’ve been a resident of the area for slightly over a year now, so I figured it was time to review this place.
Situated in the historic downtown area, the Brew Works is right on the corner inside the Bethlehem Commons. Parking is either in the metered lot behind it, or on the street. I’ve never really had an issue with finding a spot.
The entrance can get a bit crowded at the busier times with people walking in and out, and waiting to be seated. They recently started using texting to notify you when your table is ready if there’s a wait. Pretty convenient.
The seating is mostly booths in the downstairs area, with a fairly long bar on the one side. Upstairs is more seating with a mix of tables and booths. It’s usually a bit quieter up here if the bar is busy. They have their fermentation and conditioning tanks up here as well. During the appropriate seasons they also have outside seating on the sidewalk.
Service is pretty quick, even at busy times. They have a lot of staff moving about. I’ve never had any issues with anyone; in addition to being quick the service is almost always with a smile and good attitude.
Food is more upscale pub food, and very good. I think in the dozens of times I’ve been here there’s been maybe one time where I didn’t like what was ordered (it was a special so it wasn’t a regularly offered dish).
Their beer is very well done. Their standard lineup is solid, and they usually have a couple rotating beers as well as a couple one-offs. Thursday nights they have a cask beer on to benefit a charity. They usually don’t last the evening. Over the past year they’ve had a few sours on, with a Flanders Red being the most recent. Usually a style I’m pretty particular about, their take on it was very good. They also offer some of their beers in bottles for consumption on premise or take out. I believe they only fill their 64 oz growlers so something to keep in mind.
Overall it’s a no-brainer for me if I’m looking for a decent meal and good beer. If you’re in the area and looking for a place to stop I’d definitely recommend it for anyone.

Update 1/28/15: Felt the need to update this review as the food tends to vary wildly. I've gotten the same dishes several times over the years and they range from pretty good to kinda bland. Even the ingredients can vary from visit to visit. More recently a buddy ordered the high gravity mac 'n cheese and basically received egg noodles in alfredo sauce. The SO has basically given up on their food since she's never happy with what she gets. From what I understand they go through kitchen staff regularly but they need to do something to retain them for consistency's sake, let alone quality.

Dec 06, 2013
More User Reviews:
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LoganFarinhas from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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chiefz1 from New York

4.66/5  rDev +19.2%
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 +10.7%
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 -4.3%
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 -5.9%
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 +0.8%
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 -10.7%
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 -2.8%
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 +5.1%
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 -21.2%
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 +10.2%
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 -44%
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 -1.3%
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 +7.4%
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 +1.3%
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 -5.9%
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 +13.8%
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 +8.2%
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 -6.9%
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 +12.3%
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 +3.1%
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 -7.9%
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 -2.6%
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 -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Jun 09, 2015
Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, PA
Brewery rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 2342 ratings