Great place. In a nice stretch of an otherwise struggling downtown. The pub is really clean and attractive looking. Big place, roomy, nice bar and restaurant. The service is friendly, and attentive. The selection is great, with an impressive spread of heir own beers, and a wide selection of guest beers as well. Great food. Had a killer 28 dry aged burger. Prices very very reasonable. Great place.
This place far exceeded my expectations. We celebrated our two year anniversary here. They have a six brew flight for ten bucks. Good beer across all styles and enough bottles to hit anyone’s desire. Service was attentive and very friendly. Food was good, dessert was excellent.
I stopped in on a Thursday night (martini night!). It has long interior space with high ceilings and two levels, with a trendy and modern decor. The surface of the bar is internally illuminated, which is pretty cool (except for rating appearance). The bar also had two HD TVs which was nice for watching the NCCA Tournament. The crowd seems to be a good mix of locals and profressionals over 30. They had 8 or so beers on tap, some of which were different from the Bethlehem location. The two I had were solid and enjoyable. They also have a small but nice selection of micros in the bottle, including Two Hearted, Siberian Night, Stone IPA, Chimay, etc. I ordered some Honey Mustard wings which were excellent. Service was good as well. I did not go to the downstairs bar. I liked this place a lot, and will definitely return.
I stopped in with my wife and daughter before beginning an afternoon of shopping at the Lehigh Valley Mall. The interior is spacious with super high ceilings with a definite modern feel to the place. There was a nice selection of eight or nine of their beers on tap. Food was very good. My wife had a pear and goat cheese pizza which she enjoyed very much. I had a Philly cheesesteak, which was ok but not great. My wife and daughter were each able to get a free chocolate mousse dessert by sending a text message and showing our server the response. I will be stopping back again the next time I am in the area.
r464 (24) Earth, Pennsylvania | October 8, 2011| Updated October 14, 2011
A very good brew pub with a great local selection and good bottled offerings as well. Great food selection that gives you a great pub fare with their own brews in the mix. Beer batter fries are wonderful as are the burgers.
Allentown Brew Works is great. It is a solid 45 min drive for me and ...
Food: ...the pretzels are worth it alone. They are amazing and I don’t even really like pretzels. The cheese steak is also the best I’ve had and I’ve had many, including the top rated ones in Philly. Burgers are also excellent, I like the Melter.
Beer: The beer is very good with about 8 - 12 brews on tap from serving tanks. Growlers to go and there are also a few 750ml bottles for take home (usually these beers are only on tap once a year for a short time when bottled.) There is also a large selection of other imports and local bottles. I refill my growler just about every visit.
Service: I have sat the bar 3 times and had 2 different tenders, they were both very good. I’ve sat at tables inside and outside, each time the wait staff was different but always good. This has become one of my favorite destinations and I’ve been visiting at least twice a month. I have never had a hard time finding a parking spot in front but there are not many spots. I always go for lunch so it may be more difficult to park in the evening.
Good sampler for variety, though a little pricey, and good food. They make some great, big IPAs, too. French fries are dry though, so I suggest swamping them out for a veggie if you are dining in. I also recommend their spicy chicken hummus wrap. Note: don’t count on their website for what is on tap, it is often incorrect. If you are in Allentown, a must stop for good, fresh, beer.
Stopped here on the way north from VA to NJ...was looking for some decent grub and good beer. Although I’d been here before...it had been awhile...but I remembered this place (hard to find good food/craftbeer spontaneously while driving long distance). I immediately ordered a flight...and then another...and possibly a 3rd (had to taste "all" of their beers...right?). Overall I would say their beers were good to very good with a couple of standouts...but overall as group I wouldn’t say this is a must stop for a craftbeer traveler. What definitely helps though is the quality of their food...very good...so for our needs that night...this place absolutley met & probably exceeded our needs.
Love this place. Lots of open space. Three floors and a solid beer selection-including beers of the world. Food is very good though portions are small. Prices are decent. Service is generally excellent.