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The Bookstore Speakeasy

336 Adams St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1661
+1 610-867-1100
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (17 reviews)
“creme brulee” (4 reviews)
“clams” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
336 Adams St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1661
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a nice romantic dinner. The place is very dim with just enough lighting with candles, very pretty. The evening started off with a very friendly waitress who helped us choose our cocktails. She made a suggestion for me so my...More

Thank citygirlNj
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

I was travelling with my friend and he found this place. It was alittle tricky to find and he knocked on the door before entering. It was like being transported back to the 1920's they have it so themed it felt like time travel not...More

Thank P P
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

that exactly what it is.a bery retro 1930 athmosphere in a mysterious thriller bookstore. excellent drinks and food. i got the Penicillin... servers in 1930 custumes like gangsters dolls.. jazz during the weeekends. probibitionosm time atmosphere. drinks are in the upper hand but worth the...More

Thank joseph c
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a very cool place with a great vibe. The food was awesome and the drinks were the bomb! A definite must if you are in the area!

Thank carmenenite3978
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Oh this place is absolutely amazing! Wouldn't even know it's there as it is underground and you literally feel like you've landed yourself somewhere in the 1920's.The atmosphere captivates you from the moment you enter. Menu's come in the form of an old book,gas lanterns...More

Thank 865liisas
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Unusual restaurant. Excellent food great service. Full bar. Limited menu with a unique flair. When entering, its low light atmosphere to resemble speak easy of long ago. Music on weekends.

Thank bsktbird
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Always loved it here, but had a bad hostess experience tonight. We came tonight for one drink after a concert. Your website said you close at 2am. We arrived at 10:12pm and were told it was just last call and we couldn't be seated for...More

Thank LaurenP612
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Wife and i went last night, very comfortable atmosphere, drinks and food menu in old book which was cool, lights are real low, We had two drinks which were great but small,my wife had the crab cakes that were perfect,i had the snails and bone...More

Thank costaricacouple
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We enjoyed this place a few years back, and so we stopped in again on a weekday around 7 PM for a special occasion. There were only 3 main dishes on the menu. There were loads of appetizers and lots of house drinks. The atmosphere...More

Thank AllEars00
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

The bookstore is something special. Upon entering you're greeted by a low, intimate light in a warm and comfortable setting. We sat at the bar, and the bartenders were welcoming and great to talk with. We felt very at home at the bookstore. Drinks were...More

Thank banjosaurusrex
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26 December 2015|
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Response from dlm0914 | Reviewed this property |
When I made my reservation I was asked if all members of my party were over 21. I would call them and ask if you choose to go there. We personally wouldn't go back.
19 December 2015|
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Response from Donna H | Reviewed this property |
A pair of good looking jeans can be special and sexy. This is the perfect atmosphere for this look. Enjoy a delightful night.
19 December 2015|
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Response from Catherine G | Reviewed this property |
No real "dress code"...we were in jeans/nice tops, but there were women in dresses/guys in dress slacks too. Just very comfortable atmosphere...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 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: +1 610-867-1100
  • E-mail
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