Pennsylvania February 01, 2018
The Hidden Speakeasy In Pennsylvania That Will Transport You To Another Era
Turn back the clock nearly a century. Back to the days of Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby and This Side of Paradise. When the Babe and Lou Gehrig led the Yankees. To the days of Charles Lindbergh, Sinclair Lewis, and Al Capone. This speakeasy in Pennsylvania, the Bookstore Speakeasy in Bethlehem, will make you feel as though you’ve traveled nearly 100 years back in time.
Leave the 21st century behind when you step through the doors at the Bookstore Speakeasy, where you'll likely pass those dressed in modern garb and ladies decked out like flappers.
Grab a seat at the bar or at one of the cozy tables in the charming speakeasy, lit by oil lamps and candles.
Listen to the cool sounds of jazz, straight from the '20s and '30s, that will get your feet tapping. Go ahead. Dance one of the popular dances - the Charleston, the Foxtrot, or the Tango - of the '20s.
Or, close your eyes and listen to the live performances that are regularly scheduled as you sip on a prohibition-era drink.
The drink menu features an assortment of craft beers and wine. Or, opt for a freshly squeezed juice, chilled by hand-carved ice cubes that jingle against the side of the glass.
The Bookstore Speakeasy offers a generous selection of dishes from snacks to large plates. Start off with a snack such as black truffle fries, dumplings, or Bavarian pretzels.
Large plates include meals such as vegetarian pasta, braised short ribs, rib eye steak, and crab cakes.
Of course, dinner out is best capped with a delectable dessert. The Bookstore Speakeasy serves ice cream, cinnamon apple cake, and cheesecake creme brûlée.
The Bookstore Speakeasy is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Bookstore Speakeasy
336 Adams Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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