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Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works

Urban, steel cut, industrial, yet welcoming, is the feeling you’re met with when you enter Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works. Not only do they serve up some great classic American food, but they also serve up handcrafted beer. If you’re looking for a good beer and burger, look no further than Brew Works.

Brew Works is one of the popular restaurants on the North Side of Bethlehem, and every Lehigh student dines there at some point in their career. I hadn’t been there in over a year sadly, so I went there for dinner one evening.

One of the first things I noticed this time, though, was how much smaller their menu had gotten – and I mean a lot smaller. I was really disappointed to see my favorite entree off their menu, but I figured now I got to try something new. As I perused the menu, I ordered their beer sampler. For this you get 4 of their flagship beers and then you can pick two more off their menu.

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My friend Lindsay and I decided to order Bavarian pretzels as our appetizer. These came with butter, garlic, parsley, parmesan, and cheddar and ale soup for dipping. The pretzels were warm, soft and perfect. I was also a big fan of the cheddar and ale soup for dipping. It wasn’t too cheesy and it added the right amount of flavor to the pretzels.

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I ordered the sandwich with mushrooms, kale and ricotta cheese for my entree. It comes with a choice of fries or cole slaw on the side, and I picked the cole slaw. The cole slaw was tasty – nothing crazy or special – and the sandwich itself was good as well. Typically mushroom sandwiches are served with a big portabella mushroom to act as the “meat” of the sandwich. This sandwich, though, was a bunch of tiny mushrooms. There wasn’t anything wrong with this because it didn’t inhibit the flavor of the sandwich, but it made it difficult to eat because the mushrooms kept falling out. It was yummy, though, and the ricotta made it creamy.

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I overall enjoyed my meal and the service was good. The waitress was very friendly and the food was priced well. However, I was really sad to see how limited their menu became. I think their old menu was much better, but it was quite large so maybe condensing it is easier for them. I know one thing for sure – I will go back after spring break and get a burger because I know those are always a great option.

559 Main St #101, Bethlehem, PA 18018

610-882-1300

Mon-Sun 11 AM-2 AM

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