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About Tap Room - Hotel Bethlehem

Casually elegant, the Tap Room offers the most sought after view of Historic Main Street & its Victorian charm. Lounge by the vintage mahogany bar, in an atmosphere evoking the Jazz Age. The circa 1920’s lobby lounge is the Lehigh Valley’s premier jazz venue. Every Thursday, live jazz performances add to the atmosphere.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner are served with a view overlooking historic downtown Bethlehem in a grand setting.
Sunday’s Musical Brunch combines live music with a splendid buffet array. A holiday tradition for many has become a weekly habit for others. We are honored to be the recipient of “Best Sunday Brunch” by Lehigh Valley Magazine, Lehigh Valley Style magazine & readers of the Morning Call newspaper 5 years in a row.

437 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Mon–Sat 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sun 6:30 am–10:00 am
Brunch
Sun 10:30 am–1:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:30 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Market Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 625-2219

Website:
http://www.hotelbethlehem.com/tap-room/

Entertainment:
The Lehigh Valley's premier live jazz venue. Live performances every Thursday and last Sunday of the month. Exclusive home of the legendary Dave Roper Trio on the first Thursday and last Sunday of every month. Every Thursday is Jazz night with live jazz performances from frequent guests include Lou Czechowski, Dan DeChellis, Jeremy Sweet, Justin DeAngelo, Charles Fambrough, Dan Levinson Fusion Jazz Trio, Emmitt Harris, Sharon Bailey, Eric & Vicky Doney, Brian Bortz, Kato, Truth & Soul, Cover Story, Trophy Husbands. Our Musical Sunday Brunch offered every Sunday features live music from pianist Rory Lipkis, harpist Abigail Gilepsi, and jazz pianist Jeremy Sweet.

Parking Details:
Hotel parking is alongside the hotel with a parking deck behind, and is usually available. Parking can be difficult during downtown festivals and the holidays, but shuttle service is always available. Please call 610-625-2226 to inquire about busy parking times.

Public Transit:
Public transit hub is 4 blocks from restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Michael Adams

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Sunday's Musical Brunch combines live music with a splendid buffet array with seatings from 10:30am to 1pm every Sunday. A holiday tradition for some, it has become a weekly habit for many. The robust buffet is complemented by live musicians featuring harpsichord, harp, piano, jazz duos or even bagpipes for our Celtic Brunch. Whether you desire made-to-order omelets or waffles, delicious lunch entrees, seafood appetizer bar with smoked salmon and shrimp cocktail, the carving station of roasted meats, fresh seafood or luscious desserts, there is something for everyone.

Tap Room - Hotel Bethlehem Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Seasonal (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Romantic (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Groups (15)
People Watching (12)
Scenic View (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Authentic (10)
Business Meals (10)
Fun (10)
Live Music (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Casual (8)
Healthy (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Cozy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

The Hotel Bethlehem has a delightful atmosphere with a great menu. Presentation a 5 star. I highly recommend this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The wait staff was awesome, always there with a new drink or to clear your plates. The food was hot which is not always easy for a buffet.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Not worth the money. New years eve brunch buffet. There was no music or champagne toast as promised. When we asked about the champagne toast we got an inadequate response and no champagne. Food looked promising but many dishes were cold. Enjoyed the French toast but otherwise not nearly worth $60 a head plus tip plus wine. Would not recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a reservation for 7:15pm and were seated at 750pm. Food is overpriced for what you get. Service was very slow, food was lukewarm, coffee was not hot. We were very disappointed..for a night out with a tip it was over 130.00..we had mac and cheese w/ lobster (barely any lobster) my husband had fish and chips..just okay..

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I grew up in Bethlehem and love the city during the holidays. So we traditionally have a family meal at the Tap Room during a visit. We generally enjoy both the atmosphere and the food, but this year something was different. First of all, it was cold inside with the front door so close (and I was dressed very warmly and am normally not cold). Secondly, there was a wedding going on and the music/feedback from the sound system was so loud that we could not hear each other. And lastly, the food portions were smaller and the plates very plain. A restaurant this nice should have some unusual breads in the bread basket, some unique garnishes, etc. My salmon was overcooked and really small, and they did not abide my request for salad dressing on the side. All in all, the Tap Room is slipping. People will only come for the Hotel Bethlehem name so often before they try one of the other places popping up on Main St. Tap Room you need to step things up.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Arrived twenty minutes early & table not ready, yet. Time managed perfectly -hostess found & seated us exactly at reservation time.
In front of band (a surprise)...great music but too loud for conversation. Even waitress missed requests for tartar sauc & ketchup.
Frigid night made room drafty each time door opened. Enjoyed my food but fries could have been hotter. Fish & Chips with coleslaw enjoyed by others. Fellow diner felt food salty. Rest of us thought seasoning ok. Fun but cold evening.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We came to this restaurant as a holiday treat. It was anything but. Beautiful holiday decor was offset by the freezing cold breeze that went across the room everytime the front door ger ale. We found this out after we sent back to bar upon drinking it. Replacement took long time due we guess to ginger ale refill.

While our waitress tried to be attentive, however, we repeatedly had to ask for the promised dinner bread. Bread finally arrive once we finished our meal. Staff seemed short, possibly due to jazz night? It seemed to take forever to get anything requested.

The experience was not what we had experienced in the past. We were surprised that no member of management asked how our meal was as we would have relayed this information. Overall a disappointing evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Beautiful setting at Christmas. Nice to have live music however it was too loud for conversation. Delicious soup and great menu in the Tap Room.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I was staying at the Hotel Bethlehem and wanted to go to the restaurant at the hotel. We made a reservation and we were seated right away. There was live music, which I enjoyed very much. The waitress was very friendly. However, it took over 20 minutes to get a cocktail and we waited over 20 minutes for the waitress to tell me they did not have the dessert I ordered. The food was good but not great. However, the Bloody Mary was really good and I loved the fact that drink was a really good size and they put two stalks of celery in the drink. Overall, if I lived near this restaurant, I would go to listen to the band and enjoy a casual meal.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

the Tap Room was a very good restaurant. The service was very good and the location, within the Hotel Bethlehem, made it very convenient. They had live music, which added to the experience, and the food was enjoyed, by all four of us.

I would highly recommend this restaurant, especially if you're staying at this historic hotel.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This ambiance was just spectecular. Great for a holiday lunch

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The decor was spectacular!! The menu and food were excellent. Service was also excellent. A must see at Christmas!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

It is a beautiful place to dine and at holiday time exceptionally so. I enjoy the building, Tap Room, view from the window and the great food. Like to go at Christmas.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Dinner at Hotel Bethlehem and shopping on Main Street is a holiday tradition for my granddaughters and me. The hotel is lovely at Christmas. The food was average, the service very good. It’s the ambiance and tradition that we go for.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Overall it was a good experience. Service was a little slow. It took our waiter awhile to get to the table, over 15 mintues. But when he did, he did a decent job, had to ask for a dessert menu though. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was spectacular.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Tap room was lively and warm all decked out for Christmas 🎄. The hustle bustle of the hotel lobby can be a bit intrusive for diners. Overall it was very good. My 🍹 was fabulous!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Worth the trip! We drive approx. 1 and 1/2 hrs. To dine here. Food is fabulous. The hotel is gorgeous especially around Xmas time. Love the gift shop and the items are reasonably priced. Across the street we love The Moravian Book Shop. So many great gifts for all year round. Many other shoppes line the street. At night there are candles lit everywhere you look. Just a beautiful place to see. If you are so inclined there is the Sands Casino and outlets!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our server was very good. Lisa was attentive, helpful and efficient. Our lunch salads were nicely presented. The hummus appetizer was the best and the carrot ginger soup was delicious.
Our special occasion was even more so with the service and food at the Hotel Bethlehem Tap Room.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Sunday Brunch at the Hotel Bethlehem is always a great experience, especially at the Holidays

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Required numerous discussions with the Hotel Bethlehem as there is a difference between brunch and regular breakfast that is not obvious when booking online. Even though I booked well in advance, we were originally assigned a table right near the kitchen and servers’ station. We asked to move and were given a table that wobbled and wasn’t set. Also other tables had linen tablecloths and we wondered why some tables (ours) did not. Food was just okay-lukewarm and eggs were very runny and hash browns very greasy. Mr and Mrs Claus a nice touch.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Beautifly decorated for Christmas. Food was delicious & server was very pleasant & competent.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

We come from central New Jersey to the town of Bethlehem every Christmas jus to have lunch at the Hotel and walk the stores on the main street. We have never been disappointed. The hotel decorations are terrific , the staff and atmosphere is friendly.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

The Christmas decorations were just beautiful! The food was very good, and we received very prompt and attentive service from our waiter, Mr. Sweeney. My husband, sister-in-law, and I were there with our 3 elderly parents and we all enjoyed lunch very much.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

While the ambiance of the hotel and tap room was exceptional, the food was just okay. We had to ask for bread and condiments to be served. All in all would rate the restaurant as okay but would not go out of my way to revisit.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2017

This is a favorite spot for lunch with a friend. The menu is varied so there is something for everyone. This is the busy Christmas season and service was still great!

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2017

As always, had a great meal, wonderful service and the Christmas decorations were just beautiful. Always a special place but even more so at Christmas.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great place to visit during the Christmas season. Decorations are beautiful. Food is very good. Lunch menu is a bit limited but still worth a visit.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Beautifully decorated for the holidays! We had a wonderful meal.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The brunch felt chaotic and messy. Ran out of plates and food. Very disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The Hotel Bethlehem is a beautiful old hotel. It has lost its charm. They over sold the brunch, we were seated in the back of the ballroom away from the charm of the tap room. Since we were the last seating they began running out of some food and dessert. The food was very good and the service adequate. Santa never made it back to us.

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Tea
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Brought my mom for the first time to experience the old town and the gorgeous hotel . Staff was lovely and accommodating decor beautiful and festive as I planned. I expected crowds but difficult having disabilities to get around there was no place for her to sit while waiting to dine. Brunch being the only lunch option was definitely not worth 50 pp and a mimosa wasn’t included. It was nothing extraordinary at all and will do lunch on a weekday or Saturday.
The beautiful surrounding made up for the disappointing brunch.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The experience of seeing the hotel decorated for Christmas, great food and seeing my Mother enjoy herself were the highlight. I felt things were unorganized; we checked in at two different places, the food stations were confusing not enough passage for elderly. Not something i will do again.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Annual visit for the holidays. Hotel Bethlehem never disappoints. Tap Room is a lively fun restaurant during the holidays and quiet and intimate the rest of the year.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We come to Hotel Bethlehem several times a year. This was not a good visit. Our table back near the bar was loud and always intruded by loud bar crowd. They had no trouble extending from the bar into the dining area. It tells us that during holiday period we should stick with 1741.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our experience immediately started off on the right foot

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

I,ve been going here routinely for over 40 years - with a group of my friends fro Christmas. We have never been disappointed. Parking is available either in lots, or they provide transportation under the bridge - which runs well. ( No long waits at all) Food is always good. Decorations at Christmas - puts you in the "SPIRIT"

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were so looking forward to our dinner visit during our annual "Girl's Weekend" We had a 9pm reservation for dinner but unfortunately, we were not seated until 9:30pm. We were seated next to the bar with people standing all around our table and it was very noisy. We asked to be moved and this was promptly done but the restaurant was freezing. We felt the food was not a good value for the price paid. This dinner will not go down in our books as memorable in any way.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was so incredibly bland. Our entire table was disappointed with the food. For a meal priced at such a price point, I would really expect 4 or 5 Star dining. It was sub-par. Save your money and try one of the other great restaurants on the same block.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was a very busy Saturday in December so it was extremely crowded

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A really nice venue for a holiday gathering. We were a group of 11 and the wait staff was very attentive throughout Or time even though they were very busy

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy
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