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“The Best Thing is the Beer”

Bethlehem Brew Works
Ranked #5 of 347 Restaurants in Bethlehem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Established on April 15, 1998 by the Fegley Family, the Bethlehem Brew Works successfully captured the essence of Bethlehem’s steel industry in a 250 seat brewpub. Accompanying the handcrafted beers brewed right in the restaurant is a full bar specializing in single malt scotches, small batch bourbons, and specialty martinis.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“The Best Thing is the Beer”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2005

If you're looking for interesting microbrews, the Brew Works is your place. With a full menu of beers brewed on-site, and seasonal features that incorporate familiar flavors for the specific time of year.

If it's a great meal that's on your mind, stop here for a drink before heading to one of downtown Bethlehem's better restaurants. I've yet to have a good meal here...for some reason I keep trying.

Downstairs from the Brew Works is Steelgaarden, which serves as more of a lounge than the bar/restuarant upstairs. Here you'll have a more "sophisticated" crowd (as compared to the other nightlife in Bethlehem) with a full compliment of the microbrews and some Belgian beers.

Have fun!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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“As Good as I Remembered”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2004

I haven't been here for about 2 years, but it was good to go back. I sat upstairs, where they have a big mural of steelworkers sitting at the bar. The place was busy (it was a Thursday night), and the service was prompt.

Their homemade beer was $3.50 a pint. I had their India Pale Ale. Shots of VO were $4.25, not bad considering a tall double shot glass.

I enjoyed their roast beef sandwich with au jus, though the au jus was the Brew Work's Beer & Cheese soup. It was very good. Onion rings although a $1.50 extra were excellent.

They just enlarged their basement, called the Steel Garden, but I've never been in it.

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