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Guidebook for Bethlehem

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Guidebook for Bethlehem

Food Scene
This small restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, easier to get a table early or on weekdays. A unique and nice menu of well prepared food.
The People's Kitchen
639 Linden St
This small restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, easier to get a table early or on weekdays. A unique and nice menu of well prepared food.
A Bethlehem standard - very friendly, great food, great drinks. Make a reservation!
Apollo Grill
85 West Broad Street
A Bethlehem standard - very friendly, great food, great drinks. Make a reservation!
A little more formal for dinner, but a great spot for drinks and apps (tuna tartare is a favorite). We love the private outdoor patio in good weather.
Edge Restaurant
74 West Broad Street
A little more formal for dinner, but a great spot for drinks and apps (tuna tartare is a favorite). We love the private outdoor patio in good weather.
Along with their sister restaurant, Cachette, you can choose from either menu and enjoy spanish and french inspired tapas, crepes and bistro-type food. Seasonal sangria menu. Open for brunch on weekends. Outdoor seating is a great spot for people watching on Main Street.
Tapas On Main
500 Main Street
Along with their sister restaurant, Cachette, you can choose from either menu and enjoy spanish and french inspired tapas, crepes and bistro-type food. Seasonal sangria menu. Open for brunch on weekends. Outdoor seating is a great spot for people watching on Main Street.
BYOB at the best Thai restaurant on Main St!
Thai Thai II
509 Main Street
BYOB at the best Thai restaurant on Main St!
Great homemade bread and baked goods at this quaint, lovely spot for breakfast and lunch.
Jumbars
1342 Chelsea Ave
Great homemade bread and baked goods at this quaint, lovely spot for breakfast and lunch.
Just a block away, fabulous coffee and baked goods for breakfast and a changing selection of sandwiches and soup for lunch.
Back Door Bakeshop
92 E Broad St
Just a block away, fabulous coffee and baked goods for breakfast and a changing selection of sandwiches and soup for lunch.
Well prepared Malaysian food where you will find both familiar and unique offerings. One of our favorites.
Jenny's Kuali
102 E 4th St
Well prepared Malaysian food where you will find both familiar and unique offerings. One of our favorites.
If you are a foodie, this is a great choice for a exquisitely prepared, fresh ingredients from local farms.
Bolete
1740 Seidersville Road
If you are a foodie, this is a great choice for a exquisitely prepared, fresh ingredients from local farms.
Walkable, small neighborhood market with breakfast/lunch and takeout essentials for snacks and lite meals.
Church Street Market
Walkable, small neighborhood market with breakfast/lunch and takeout essentials for snacks and lite meals.
Breakfast and lunch on Main Street - great cappuccino!
The Flying Egg
451 Main St
Breakfast and lunch on Main Street - great cappuccino!
Great wine list and italian food (not your typical red sauce italian restaurant).
Molinari's
322 E 3rd St
Great wine list and italian food (not your typical red sauce italian restaurant).
Everything Else
A little more formal for dinner, but a great spot for drinks and apps (tuna tartare is a favorite). We love the private outdoor patio in good weather.
Edge Restaurant
74 West Broad Street
A little more formal for dinner, but a great spot for drinks and apps (tuna tartare is a favorite). We love the private outdoor patio in good weather.
Pennsylvania has some of the most restrictive alcohol regulations, and if you are not from here, it will seem strange. This is the closest, full service, widest selection state-run store for all alcohol and wine. Beer can be purchased from any bar (six-packs) and some grocery stores or cases from a beverage distributor.
Fine Wine & Good Spirits
3926 Nazareth Pike
Pennsylvania has some of the most restrictive alcohol regulations, and if you are not from here, it will seem strange. This is the closest, full service, widest selection state-run store for all alcohol and wine. Beer can be purchased from any bar (six-packs) and some grocery stores or cases from a beverage distributor.
Welcome to PA, land of strange alcohol laws. This is a drive-through distributor if you want to buy a case of beer, cider, wine coolers or soda. Otherwise 6-packs are available from any bar and some grocery stores (see Wegmans)
Pavlish Beverage & Ice Co
2800 Easton Ave
Welcome to PA, land of strange alcohol laws. This is a drive-through distributor if you want to buy a case of beer, cider, wine coolers or soda. Otherwise 6-packs are available from any bar and some grocery stores (see Wegmans)
Drinks & Nightlife
Nice wine list, cheese boards and live music Wednesday through Saturday from 7-10.
Artisan Wine and Cheese Cellars
55 W Lehigh St
Nice wine list, cheese boards and live music Wednesday through Saturday from 7-10.
Casino with Restaurants, Live Music and outlet shopping.
Wind Creek Bethlehem
77 Sands Boulevard
Casino with Restaurants, Live Music and outlet shopping.
Our local micro brewery with seasonal selections and good bar food with good burgers, salads, and entrees featuring locally inspired favorites.
Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
559 Main Street
Our local micro brewery with seasonal selections and good bar food with good burgers, salads, and entrees featuring locally inspired favorites.
Handcrafted specialty cocktails. In case this would bother you - it's dark in here - only lit by oil lamps and candles. While they have a nice menu selection, we prefer the company of the craft mixologists and small plates at the bar.
The Bookstore Speakeasy
336 Adams Street
Handcrafted specialty cocktails. In case this would bother you - it's dark in here - only lit by oil lamps and candles. While they have a nice menu selection, we prefer the company of the craft mixologists and small plates at the bar.
A great cocktail menu and outdoor seating area in the summer in the center of Allentown across from the PPL Center.
The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar
645 Hamilton St
A great cocktail menu and outdoor seating area in the summer in the center of Allentown across from the PPL Center.
Arts & Culture
A great place to start if you are looking to tour the historic landmarks and museums in our quaint city.
Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center
507 Main Street
A great place to start if you are looking to tour the historic landmarks and museums in our quaint city.
Visit their website for upcoming events - many are free. Great live music throughout the year, with both indoor and outdoor venues.
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
101 Founders Way
Visit their website for upcoming events - many are free. Great live music throughout the year, with both indoor and outdoor venues.
Check out upcoming events on their website.
Zoellner Arts Center
420 E Packer Ave
Check out upcoming events on their website.
Parks & Nature
We've always just called it "the bike path." You can get in a good couple mile walk/run from the historic train depot, under the New St./Fahy Bridge, onto Sand Island and walk up the stairs at the Minsi Trail Bridge to come back home.
D & L Trail - Lehigh Canal (South)
We've always just called it "the bike path." You can get in a good couple mile walk/run from the historic train depot, under the New St./Fahy Bridge, onto Sand Island and walk up the stairs at the Minsi Trail Bridge to come back home.
Great place for walking, running, fishing or a picnic. It's a beautiful and peaceful park. Stone pavilions anchor a suspension bridge over the beautiful granite waterfalls of the creek dam.
Monocacy Park
Great place for walking, running, fishing or a picnic. It's a beautiful and peaceful park. Stone pavilions anchor a suspension bridge over the beautiful granite waterfalls of the creek dam.
A beautiful state park with many trails for hiking, biking, running, plus photography, fishing and picnics! A 20 minute drive from our home.
Jacobsburg State Park
400 Belfast Rd
A beautiful state park with many trails for hiking, biking, running, plus photography, fishing and picnics! A 20 minute drive from our home.
Essentials
Everything you might need - plus more. Huge prepared food section including sushi and takeout beer. Open 24 hours.
Wegmans
5000 Wegmans Drive
Everything you might need - plus more. Huge prepared food section including sushi and takeout beer. Open 24 hours.
All food (not a full-service grocery store), with a good selection of fresh fruits, veggies, meats and seafood, along with a bakery, prepared food section and specialty grocery items. Great for any size/need party platters or bring alongs.
The Fresh Market
3060 Center Valley Pkwy
All food (not a full-service grocery store), with a good selection of fresh fruits, veggies, meats and seafood, along with a bakery, prepared food section and specialty grocery items. Great for any size/need party platters or bring alongs.
Good morning coffee or a late night sandwich, cheapest gas in town and free ATMs (which is why it is ALWAYS busy)
Wawa
741 East Broad Street
Good morning coffee or a late night sandwich, cheapest gas in town and free ATMs (which is why it is ALWAYS busy)
Need a trim or a touch of color when you are in town? A fabulous team of stylists with "Good Karma and No Drama" just a few blocks away.
Clementine Salon
77 W Broad St
Need a trim or a touch of color when you are in town? A fabulous team of stylists with "Good Karma and No Drama" just a few blocks away.
Right around the corner - and ask for a pre-pay discount on dry cleaning. Excellent service! They also do alterations and repairs.
Fashion Cleaners
62 E Broad St
Right around the corner - and ask for a pre-pay discount on dry cleaning. Excellent service! They also do alterations and repairs.
True therapists are as close as a 10 minute walk.
Healing Hands Massage Therapy
518 Main St
True therapists are as close as a 10 minute walk.
Shopping
Outdoor lifestyle mall where you can eat, shop or get your nails done.
The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley
2845 Center Valley Parkway
Outdoor lifestyle mall where you can eat, shop or get your nails done.
Specialty shops and galleries.
Main Street
Specialty shops and galleries.
So much more than a bookstore - a fabulous gift store featuring local artists, Moravian specialties and unique items.
Moravian Book Shop
428 Main Street
So much more than a bookstore - a fabulous gift store featuring local artists, Moravian specialties and unique items.