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.
I used to be a big fan of this location. It’s been slipping quite a bit. I don’t know if it’s years of turn-over or what, but the staff is far less familiar with the beer than when I had gone in there when it first opened. The food has probably suffered the most. Today’s meal for instance was less than flattering, my wife’s salad had celery in it! As a chef, I would never include that in a salad, it’s cheap, and the price isn’t. The beers although nice are really jumping up in price as well. Probably not going to frequent it as much anymore. You can get a better deal elsewhere.
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
I think this place beats out Allentown Brew Works. French fries are better, and they usually have more beer on tap. However, it is a popular place, so you may need to wait a little while for a table. A must stop whenever I am in Bethlehem.
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.
Beer is great. food is great. enough said already. but wait theres more. Try the sampler to get your own opinion of the beers. Try the beer soup its really good. Breweries are the best, its the freshest beer.