Bethlehem Brew Works | Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Bethlehem Brew Works
Exceptional based on 58 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

569 Main Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania United States 18018 [ print map ]
610 882 1300

thebrewworks.com

Hours: 11 am - ? everyday


Mayor: r464 (4) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: over 100


Bethlehem Brew Works

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Beer Available At Bethlehem Brew Works (arranged by most recent)
Fegley’s Brew Works Funky Monkey , Fegley’s Brew Works Insert Hop Pun Here , Fegley’s Brew Works Houblon Belge , Bethlehem Brew Works Steelgaarden Wit 57, Fegley’s Brew Works Tear Stained EyePA , Fegley’s Brew Works Richter’s Revenge , Fegley’s Brew Works Apocalypse 2 , Fegleyvleteren 12 , Fegley’s Brew Works Bourbon Barrel Rude Elf’s Reserve , Fegley’s Brew Works Hop Explosion 89, Bethlehem Brew Works Fegleys ESB 73, Bethlehem Brew Works Steelworkers Oatmeal Stout 91, Fegleys Brew Works Pumpkin Ale , Bells Expedition Stout 100, Hop Valley Czech Your Head Pils 46, Fegley’s Brew Works Devious Imperial Pumpkin 65, Fegley’s Brew Works Bagpipers Scotch Ale 85
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58 reviews for Bethlehem Brew Works
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  73%
 Selection  73%
 Food  77%
 Value  72%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  84%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths  (1270) Boulder, Colorado | July 24, 2007| Updated April 20, 2013
I probably liked this place more than I would have otherwise since i just came from Golden Avalanche where things were horrid. Overall this is a really nice brewpub, about standard for what I’ve seen. Large room, long bar, dark lighting late at night when we arrived made it quite relaxed. The bartender was cool, because after we had the Berliner Weisse and one other thing, he let us know that Allentown Brew Works was a better place to go drink as they have a more interesting beer selection. Still, I liked this place well enough, and the bottle list for the Steelgaarden was a nice read but it didn’t contain anything incredibly rare.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK  (732) Pennsylvania | June 5, 2011
Lots of brick and steel which is part and parcel with Bethlehem’s history. They have 10 beers on tap and about 40 different Belgians in the bottle which is an odd combo. The beers were hit and miss for me. The stuff I didn’t like I was indifferent to but the stuff I liked, I really liked. I thought the hefe was fantastic. The cheeseburger was quite tasty as well. It’s 10 bucks for a flight of 6 beers but they were fairly big pours. Plenty of parking behind the building. I’ll definitely come back when I’m in the area.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy  (551) Toronto, Ontario | May 19, 2006
This is a young, positive, upcoming place. Beau, the Brewmaster is maybe 35. The waitresses/female bartenders are positive though not very knowledgeable about the beer. The scoop is that they are planning to open a second brewpub in Allentown. This pub has already revived much of downtown Bethlehem. This place is huge. Parking is not too bad if you don’t mind going around the block. The Brewmaster does not mind some experimentation as observed by the in-house lambic on tap.IVery well lit mid-day and I could see why it is a popular local spot. Better than average beer.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
chriso  (368) London, England | November 18, 2006| Updated March 10, 2008
I rather liked this place. Dontown Bethlehem seemed to be an area on the up and this place is pretty much at the heart of that. Steel themed as one might expect. Quiet midweek afternoon visit, so the staff was friendly and attentive. Eight of their own beers on tap. I think the sampler was supposed to be six beers, but I got all eight for the same price. The beers were a mix of mainstream (all rather well done) and more experimental (Cassis lambic). Although we found a nearby street parking spot pretty easily, it was 1hr maximum, so I rather struggled to get all eight beers down in the time available. Probably would have stayed longer but for the parking restriction.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty  (279) Nashville, Tennessee | December 3, 2005| Updated March 7, 2008
I must admit I was very surprised by this place. I was expecting it to mediocre. There are usually 7 to 8 beers on tap. I found the session beers to be average and the higher ABV beers to be much better. Food is reasonably priced, and they have burgers, wraps, pasta, and even steaks if you have the cash. A semi-contemporary decor inside, with a steel theme. Prices are good, especially during happy hour. A sampler is only 8 dollars. They have a sister bar (Steelgaarden) in the basement, which is dimly lit with a trendy type martini bar lounge ambiance. There are also two nice pool tables. The Steelgaarden offers a nice selection of bottled Belgian beer (nothing rare), house draft beers, mixed drinks, and hard liquor. The beer menu is broken down by style, which I really liked. If you are in Bethlehem, you would be a fool not to stop in to both bars.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog  (240) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | May 15, 2005
Huge inside (multiple levels as well). Stoped by for Sunday lunch. Sandwiches were OK. Beer samplers come in 5.5oz glasses x 6!
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus  (233) Connecticut | November 13, 2005
Stopped here for dinner on my way back from Lancaster. The interior is your typical brewpub. The food is above average, the service is decent and the selection was great. I had the peach lambic while there and liked it enough to pick up a growler to bring back with me. Interesting town and ambiance.
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn  (162) Penndel, Pennsylvania | April 19, 2010
Neat old bulding in the downtown looks like an old store front. Hung out in the lounge downstairs .... low lighting with candles .... played pool and tried some brews at the bar .... had plenty of young people down there ... upstairs was full of seating and food .... definitely a cool hangout in the downtown and the beer was a little above average ... didn’t try the food here, but i’d go back again
72
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186  (159) North Tonawanda, New York | March 31, 2014
Visited: 3/25/14 Ambiance: Cool place in downtown Bethlehem. From the exterior it is another non descript old brick building, but has the Fegleys symbol painted on the exterior. The interior looks huge compared to the exterior with a long bar, tables running the length of the building and a second level with more additional seating. In between the two levels, they had their brewing equipment encapsulated in a room of its own. Service: For as busy as it was, they had plenty of staffing. The bartenders were prompt and knowledgeable. Selection: They had about 10 in taps going, 6 of which were flagships beers and a decent array of various styles. Unfortunately of the 4 beers that I had that night, none got rated above a 3.5/5 or worth their prices. Food: I had a really nice buffalo meat burger that was cooked well and a decent value. Value: I thought my food was reasonably prices but thought that the beers (for their quality) could have been about a dollar cheaper than they were. Overall: After going to both locations of Bethlehem and Allentown...I liked the location of Bethlehem better but liked the beers in Allentown better.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Jow  (147) New York | November 19, 2012
Stopped in here after hiking The Pinnacle for some lunch and brew. Decor is pretty standard and the bartender’s service was just ok. However the wrap i had was delightfully tasty and all the people sitting at bar with me watching football were ridiculously nice. Beer was decent and good selection of their stuff plus bottle things. They have some sort of mug club that locals seemed to enjoy. if passing through worth a stop

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