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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: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Sunday: 6:30am - 10:30am
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 1:00pm

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

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (18)
Great for Lunch (16)
Special Occasion (16)
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Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Romantic (10)
Scenic View (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Casual (8)
Business Meals (7)
Live Music (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Cozy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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food3
ambience4
service3
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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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food5
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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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 (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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Awesome service, food and ambience for out of staters.

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food5
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Attended the Sunday Brunch - as always it was excellent
The food preparation , the menu selections , the staff
Can Not Be Beat
An excellent way to start off ones Sunday

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Healthy, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our first time at the hotel and well worth it. Beth, our server, was excellent. She was pleasant, courteous, and she put up with my jokes. We will return again and ask for her.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Way too expensive for average food! $100 for 2 adults and 1 child is outrageous for brunch.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had a great Sunday Brunch! Online reservations were easy and accurate. The live piano was great, staff offered 2 different tables to make sure we were comfortable. Food was incredible, found plenty as a vegetarian, but my meat-eating spouse was also raving about the choices and quality. Everybody was super friendly and helpful, (but not that annoying ask about every bite you take friendly). For such a beautiful place, I was blown away by how accommodating they were to our toddler's needs as well. Thanks so much for a great morning out!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The hotel is beautiful. We ate there for brunch. The brunch was very good but very expensive. I did not think it was worth 45$ per person. The service was just ok. We were seated in the corner and felt we were forgotten about. Dont think we will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Brunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were told in advance that it was a Grandparents Day event but that we would be placed at a quiet table and we were. The table was near the window which normally would have been great but the shades were broken so the sun blared down on us throughout the meal. We saw the waiter only once in the beginning and so there was little plate removal and beverage refreshing during the buffet.

Overall very nice venue, good food, but very poor service for a "buffet" offering

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Every time we go to the Hotel Bethlehem for Sunday Brunch we rave about a different dish. Our guests always enjoy themselves too. The menu is always changing and the food is amazing. I love eating in an old, beautiful, historic setting.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The service was very poor. Our table was cleared while we were up getting food. We sat ourselves at a nearby table bcause the waitress didn't seem to know what to do. She then sat dirty glasses from another table on our new setting and left them there. And then she brought us the wrong bill! We love the ambience but I don't think we will be back.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Was excited for the buffet, but the food really was just mediocre.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner and a great breakfast the next morning.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

The only discouraging part of our experience was the difficult time the hostess gave us at the desk. She initially said we did not have a reservstion. Asked me numerous times how to spell my name. I finally said to her that if she did not have a table should we leave. That is when she seated us in the near empty area behind her.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

There for brunch on a Saturday for the second time in two months - just as outstanding this time as the last. There is limited outdoor seating, but inside was quite comfortable with excellent food, coffee and service. Everyone on the staff was very, very friendly.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday which I wrote in the instructions at the time of my reservation. It was not even recognized by any Hotel B staff. The hostess was yawning when we arrived. Some of our party arrived a few minutes after us. The hostess did not even look at them when they came to the desk. They saw us sitting at our table and sat themselves. She was not focused on guests standing right in front of her. Our waiter was very polite, but not attentive. One of our cocktails was not even drinkable so we left the full drink on the table. We had to ask for a 2nd round of drinks and we did receive them. The full drink was still on the table and not recognized by the server. We almost never complain and never send anything back, but this drink was definitely lacking ingredients. We finally broke down and told the server and he smiled and said that it was the bartender and he would get someone else to make a new drink.
The new drink was delicious. I had to get out of my chair to tell the server (even though I included it in the instructions at the time of my reservation) that we were celebrating a birthday and could he brink a dessert with a candle in it. (which we were never offered). For a special occasion this experience was disappointing. We would have spent more money but did not feel appreciated or even welcomed. We will think twice about where to go for special occasions in the future. I realize that it was Musikfest, but that should not be an excuse for poor service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I brought my sister and her husband here fir her fiftieth birthday. The food was wonderful with lots of diversity. If I would have had all the meats it would have been fully within the price but the combination of breakfast and lunch the price was a little high but it was a special occasion. The piano music was beautiful.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Amazing food. Overwhelming selection. Service on the other hand.. he appeared overwhelmed. T

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Located inside Hotel Bethlehem. Very nice appearance. Food was very good. Service was attentive, but not pushy. Very polite and well informed. Dinner was completely unrushed and quite enjoyable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent food in relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 2, 2017

a very pleasant experience and the staff was delightful.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We love the Hotel Bethlehem Tap room for a really nice but casual meal. Their food is always top notch and the cocktails are interesting and delicious. The only issue for me is I always get their meatloaf, it's that good!

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

As always, the brunch is outstanding. A large selection of food items to choose from; there's something for every taste, from made-to-order omelets to carving stations, to salads and desserts. The service was top-notch. The piano adds just the right ambiance, although there was a little too much Disney music for my taste.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We had Brunch in the 1740 area, it was our Anniversary and also a birthday. They catered to us extremely well. Food is FANTASTIC!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Lovely ambience on Main Street. Terrific lunch menu - grilled salmon nicoise and seafood Cobb salad were delicious. Attentive service while not overbearing.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 16, 2017

It was wonderful. The food outstanding. My husband is not fond of buffet brunches. But he wants to go back very soon.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The only disappointing thing was the high top tables. Ours was butted up against a 2 foot wide pillar. My husband, there for the first time, had a very limited view of the setting which affected the overall ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Excellent Sunday brunch.

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