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The Bookstore Speakeasy

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336 Adams St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1661
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went last weekend for the first time. What a great experience. Drinks were for real, great recipes. Band was awesome. Felt like what would be the 40's to 50's era. Definitely going again.

Thank Thomas L
Philadelphia, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with another couple for dinner on a Tuesday night. Really cool atmosphere but super dark. You need a flashlight to read menu. Drink assortment very creative but they are served in old drinkware, so the quantity is less than other places. Drink prices not listed, but are approx. $12-$15. I don't recommend eating there except maybe appetizers. Our clams... More 

Thank Marcia N
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the second visit. My wife suggested that we both needed a special evening because we had a tough week and it was time to wind down. I'll never forget the phone call from her; she had seen a Groupon offer and when she visited the web site the menu looked new and exciting. She loves Salmon and it... More 

1 Thank Jethrowed
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancée and I heard about this place from a friend. We stopped by for a couple of drinks this weekend and had an amazing time!! We both love the Jazz era and specialty cocktails, so it was a no- brainer. Upon entering the dim candle light foyer, the mood was set from the moment you step inside. We sat... More 

Thank Kate T
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428 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 562 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

My spouse and I dined at the Bookstore Speakeasy for an early dinner on a Saturday evening in mid-May 2016. The Bookstore is open for dinner, drinks, and (sometimes) live Jazz on Tuesdays through Saturdays. You must call the restaurant to make a reservation; they do not participate in any online booking programs. We highly advise making a reservation; the... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Probably a very "cool" place for the younger generation. Very dark, loud and not a very varied menu. The service was, however, excellent and waiter was super pleasant and attentive. Food was prepared well and drinks were good. Just found the whole atmosphere TOO dark and depressing. Glad I didn't live in the prohabition era!

Thank Cng217
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The bar staff is top notch! The drinks are delicious and well balanced. We sat at the bar-beautiful copper top, and had drinks and appetizers, which were certainly enough for a meal. We will return! The staff was very helpful in assisting us with our choices and so many drinks to choose from makes it... More 

Thank Andy K
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Ok so whatever.. reviewed this before and gave it 5 stars. Upset because i cant give it more. Great food. Havent had a reuben like this in ever. EVER! unreal manhattans. Great atmosphere. Wifey had the pork chops.... theyre not porkchops theyre dinosaurs! Brother in law with the scallops, super tastey. You want quality food and drink? Go here. End... More 

Thank golfnpix
Easton, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

First time at the Speakeasy. Very cool environment and the menu is presented in books with the rules of the restaurant. Extensive drink options and not a bad menu. However, when we found a large clamshell in the mashed potatoes that didn't leave a good feel. And then when we received the bill and each drink was $12 that was... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Stopped in for a few drinks last night. I absolutely loved the concept and the atmosphere. The clearly specialize in mixed drinks and cocktails, and the will gladly tell you as much. The pretentious/hipster vibe is through the roof. And, It really doesn't have to be that way. My date ordered some sort of mixed drink, she seemed to like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 336 Adams St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1661
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: 6108671100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?