Travel back in time to the Jazz Age! The Bookstore Speakeasy in Bethlehem, PA offers an authentically 1920s-style ambiance with live jazz music, exquisite cocktails, and upscale versions of American comfort foods. Best of all, this incredible restaurant is within walking distance of Sayre Mansion! So find out everything you need to know about one of the best restaurants in town.
Foodies will delight in knowing that The Bookstore Speakeasy is just one of the many incredible restaurants in Bethlehem. For a full list of our favorite places to eat in town, download our free Vacation Guide! From the beer-inspired fare at Bethlehem Brew Works to Edge Restaurant’s eclectic menu, you’ll find a little bit of everything listed in our free Vacation Guide. Plus, learn about Bethlehem, PA, Restaurant Week, a bi-annual event that showcases the talent of local chefs and restaurateurs. Download our free Vacation Guide today!
Visit The Bookstore Speakeasy
During the days of Prohibition, speakeasies were the places to go for a strong drink, interesting conversation, and powerful jazz music. Nowadays, just pay a visit to The Bookstore Speakeasy! This unique restaurant has captured the feeling of the Jazz Age, just without the need for secrecy or a password to enter.
Enjoy Your Meal
The Bookstore menu specializes in classic American cuisine with an updated twist. No matter your craving, you’ll find something delicious to enjoy. If you’d like something small, order one of the snacks. They offer a chickpea popcorn, black truffle fries with a house made ketchup, and baked brie that’s been drizzled with an apple-infused honey.
If you’re visiting The Bookstore with your partner, share one of their delicious small plates, like the blackened brown sugar scallops or escargot in a Thai basil herb butter. If you’ve brought your appetite, select from their entrees. Indulge in the braised beef sandwich, which features a BBQ and bourbon-marinated short rib that has been smoked and pulled and a side of truffle fries. There’s even a vegetarian pasta option, with a mushroom and spinach duxelle filled-pasta with a roasted butternut squash and fried sage ragout.
Have a Drink
As if the food menu wasn’t impressive enough, The Bookstore Speakeasy features a drink menu that is unrivaled. The drink list is composed of classic cocktails with some modern elements thrown in. Made with the finest liquors and fresh-squeezed juices, you can feel confident that you’re getting the highest quality drink available.
Attend a Bookstore Speakeasy Event
For the full Jazz Age experience, visit The Bookstore Speakeasy from Thursday to Saturday, when the bar hosts live music. But if you really want to fit in, dress in your finest flapper dress or put on your fedora!
Stay at Sayre Mansion
After your evening at The Bookstore Speakeasy, return to Sayre Mansion to enjoy a night of rest and relaxation. Our historic bed and breakfast is located in the heart of historic of Bethlehem. Therefore, you’ll be near all the best attractions, theaters, restaurants, and shops. Sayre Mansion has been meticulously restored, so it has the comfort of a home, the charm of a historic mansion, and the amenities of the finest hotels.
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