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The Wooden Match

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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61 W Lehigh St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5446
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I don't smoke. I sat outside, and it was pretty delightful. Good food, atmosphere (though could get loud on Sundays if you aren't a fan of open mics). Seems like they were understaffed, so it took a while to get started. Normally, as long as they gave us drinks early, then we should be good for the rest of the... More 

Thank Ken H
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Good food. What it had ac. Maybe it did but the heat at 97 overwhelmed it and staff. Great draft beer and cider selection. Cigar and smoke friendly. Good food though limited menu during musikfest. A definite stop if you smoke cigars as I come here as first stop every year. Bring you musikfest mug.

Thank scott t
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here the other day. It was quite good. The food was tasty, the prices reasonable, and the service friendly. We had a few small hiccups but it was handled quick and professionally. They also have a nice section of outdoor seating. One warning I will give is that this is a cigar bar as... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We went for a nice outdoor lunch on a hot day. I'm used to the heat, but waiting for 25 min for water while the waitress stood 20 feet away texting and laughing with the hostess WHILE HOLDING THE WATER is completely unacceptable. She cleared tables near us by flinging leftover water and liquid into the bushes and narrowly missed... More 

Thank Annemarie S
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Very cost and nice location on an old railroad station. Food is diverse and good value for money. They serve menus with cigars included.

Thank EdwinSchoonbrood
Luanda, Angola
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102 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I met a cigar smoking friend at this rare restaurant that offers smoking -cigarettes and cigars. We are indoor and I felt the smoke was minimal. Beer list was good. I had wanted a whisky sour and I asked how they made it -- when I was told they used sours mix and not simple syrup and fresh squeezed limes... More 

Thank David J
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

I was here with a group of 12. The wait staff was slow to seat us for our reservation. Probably a 10 minute wait after our reservation time. The waitress wasnt exactly helpful throughout the night. The food was good. They didnt provide matches/lighter or a cutter for the cigars. The HD tv only showed on half the screen, and... More 

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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183 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times and always enjoyed the food and drinks. Last weekend we went for a bachelor party and there was a problem in the kitchen. After a delay in the food the waitress and manager were very nice and understanding. They ended up going above and beyond to take care of the situation. Look forward to... More 

Thank Chris K
Bethlehem, PA
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

This is a great place for cigar smokers. Bar staff is outstanding but the waitress staff could use some help. Sat downstairs for over 20 minutes with no one showing any attention to us. Girl walked by our table 3 times without acknowledge Ing that we were there. Once we could get a waitress the service was outstanding. Upstairs can... More 

Thank Bykcop
New York City, New York
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

First, this is a cigar bar that has good food. If you dislike cigar smoke, or dont like clothing smelling like cigars, no need to enter. Went here during a very cold PA blast, and the hostess was a bit frazzled. Went downstairs to eat and it was well under 65 degrees. All other patrons were eating with coats on,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $14
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 W Lehigh St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5446
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: 610-865-1777

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