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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, 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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (23)
Great for Brunch (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
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Great for Lunch (19)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Romantic (16)
Seasonal (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Business Meals (11)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (9)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Scenic View (9)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Casual (7)
Cozy (7)
Fun (7)
Live Music (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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·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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have been going here for years and always had a great experience. This year, it was not good. Waitress was awful, food took forever and came out wrong. Poor table of ladies behind us didnt even get their drinks for 25 minutes! Overheard our waitress say “this sucks”. Will not be returning for a while!

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very good, pretty spot but I felt portion was small

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Beautiful surroundings. Help rude and curt. Food fair. Could be a fabulous place if they trained their personnel better. Especially Rob was incredible rude. Wait staff was very disorganized and slow.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

As part of the lobby of the Bethlehem Hotel, the Tap Room provides a nice setting for a casual meal. This was our first trip to Bethlehem City, so we wanted a nice lunch experience. We enjoyed the Tap Room, and will probably return to eat there if we visit the city again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Just beautiful and decorated for Christmas. The food was very good and it was a fun afternoon. Loved the gift shop as well.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Tapas, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Delicious and beautiful plus great service and very festive. The buffet was good but did not warrant the $49.95 price per person. You’d think with that price there’d be higher-end food but besides some soggy shrimp and a prime rib carving station, there really wasn’t much that was fancy. $8.- to valet park. Additionally, the bathrooms are not monitored closely and no hand towels were available, so there was nothing to wipe wet hands off on except toilet paper. That was fun.

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was excellent but we had the table by the windows and it was incredibly hot , we asked to pull down shade but they couldn’t. It made the expensive experience unpleasant. I had to move with my grandchildren to another table so my family Xmas gathering was divided and I was really disappointed

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Convenient location to meet friends in the center of Bethlehem. Historic town and hotel worth a visit. Another restaurant in the hotel more elegant, but booked. We enjoyed pub atmosphere in the Tap room, though especially busy and noisy with wedding and Lehigh/Lafayette crowd. The food well prepared and hearty. Priced more like haute cuisine.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Had a great lunch prior to the Holiday Cocktail Trail. Great service.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great food, although fairly limited selection, in a wonderful atmosphere in the heart of Bethlehem’s historic district.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Order was incorrect on 3 out of 5 people who attended. Not sure if Asian waitress really understood our order & she didnt check on us that much. She was friendly & courteous. No discount was offered for the incorrect orders. Place is very nice but the value of the food does not reflect the price at all.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and service - a lovely afternoon spent with family.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The Tap Room at Hotel Bethlehem never disappoints. Excellent and creative food and wonderful ambiance.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I made a reservation for my birthday for Hotel Bethlehem. I love the architecture of the building and the atmosphere. It is somewhere I have been going for a long time, but I have never had an experience like this one. I had assumed that something would be done for my birthday, but they didn't offer anything. I did like sitting by the window, but I don't think that had anything to do with the fact that it was my birthday. The food was good, but my husband got a bowl of soup that was $32. While it was good tasting, it was not a $32 bowl of soup by any stretch of the imagination. Our drinks were not very good, but we just wanted to leave so we didn't send them back for new ones. This is the perfect place for one drink or a coffee, but I would not recommend paying for a whole meal. The building is gorgeous, but the restaurant leaves some to be desired. Every time I have gone with my parents it has been a good experience, so I feel as though since my husband and I look so young, we did not get as good of service or respect.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Sunday Brunch was delicious, with a large variety of options to choose! The ambience was lovely, with live piano music. Service was very attentive. Will definitely return.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Healthy, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

I took my mother to lunch there before we went over to the Sands Casino.
We each had a cup of the white bean soup which was excellent. She had the BLT which she said was very good and I had the vegetarian cheese steak which was excellent I even asked for some red sauce to put on it
They gave me the red sauce end it made my vegetarian cheesesteak hoagie even better!
I also ordered a side salad instead of fries and although it was an up charge the waitress did not charge me for it
We just had Diet Coke to drink The waitress was excellent and the food was excellent the atmosphere was excellent !!!!! Well done I will definitely be back here again

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Hot Spot, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a great time, from the moment we arrived until the moment we left the employees were very polite and attentive and our brunch was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

GREAT brunch! Beautiful setting in downtown Bethlehehm

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Server wore latex gloves- while serving customers and cleaning up without changing them, wiped her nose constantly on her sleeve, disappeared when it was time to pay the check... not happy.
l Expect a hotel/ restaurant of this caliber to train its staff much better than what was displayed this past Sunday.

Doubtful we will return

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very nice breakfast. Service was on point. Pianist was a nice touch.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Overall very good experience, service was excellent...was disappointed that the online menu did not match the menu on the day we dined. Noise from a party in the ballroom was a little too loud to enjoy a moderately quiet meal.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We happened on the Sunday Brunch on Columbus Day Weekend so the brunch theme was Italian. Not a big fan of the hot selections since most were overcooked or dried out, especially the fish. And the asparagus which looked beautiful, were almost raw which was disappointing. The shrimp cocktail looked so rubbery that I didn't want to try them but the lox were good. I thought it was very expensive for the few options that tasted good or even looked appetizing to me...and I'm a real food lover. If you are just interested in the breakfast selections and want to pay $45 for it, this is the place for you. If you enjoy all the other selections of seafood, meats and sides, then maybe not your place since, although the selection was plentiful, few were edible.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

A beautiful historic hotel, a wonderful experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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