About Bethlehem

Credit to Discover Lehigh Valley, DiscoverLehighValley.com

Additional credit to Jonathan Davies (2nd photo), Jason Philibotte (4th &  5th photos), Jim Trocchio (7th photo), Frank Smith (8th photo), courtesy of Discover Lehigh Valley.

Bethlehem is a city of 75,000 people in eastern Pennsylvania known for its rich colonial and industrial history, iconic steel stacks, and its reputation as “the Christmas city.” Today, the city is experiencing an economic transformation and cultural renewal, especially as more people call Bethlehem home. It is hub for annual festivals, including Musikfest and Celtic Fest, preserves historic Moravian buildings, and benefits from the dynamic communities of local institutions of higher learning, including Lehigh UniversityCedar Crest College, Desales UniversityLafayette College, and Moravian University.

Life in Bethlehem
Options for Breakfast & Lunch:

  • Marlo’s Pizza Express, 546 Main St, Pizza, pasta, salads, and subs ($)
  • Cachette, 504 Main St, Sweet/Savory crepes, soups, and salads ($)
  • Johnny’s Bagels & Deli,  427 Main St, Bagels, sandwiches, and more ($)
  • The Flying Egg, 451 Main St, Modern diner with breakfast all day ($$)
  • Billy’s Downtown Diner, 10 East Broad St, Award-winning upscale diner food with quick service ($$)
  • The Hotel Bethlehem,  437 Main St, The Tap Room serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is known for its live Jazz Music ($$$)
  • Apollo Grill, 85 West Broad St, Appetizers, salads, gourmet sandwiches, pastas, fresh fish, steaks, and more ($$$)

Options for Dinner:

  • The Brick, 1 West Broad St #100, Specialty pizza, salads, and pasta ($$)
  • Mama Nina Foccacheria, 546 Main St, Authentic, Homemade Italian cuisine ($$)
  • The Other Fish,  59 East Broad St, Sushi Bar ($$)
  • Tapas on Main, 500 Main St, Indoor/Outdoor seating with Spanish cuisine, tapas, and sangria, Occasional Live Music ($$)
  • Thai Thai II,  509 Main St, Curries, noodles, and rolls ($$)
  • Twisted Olive,  51 West Broad St, Eclectic Italian bistro cuisine ($$)
  • Urbano, 526 Main St, Modern Mexican eatery ($$)
  • Edge,  74 West Broad St, Fine dining in a cosmopolitan atmosphere ($$$)
  • The Hotel Bethlehem,  437 Main St, 1741 on the Terrace featuring New American cuisine ($$$)
  • The Melting Pot, 1 East Broad St, Upscale atmosphere with large selection of fondue ($$$)

Night Life:

  • Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works,  569 Main St, Brewery featuring a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and house specials ($$)
  • McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar,  534 Main St, Authentic Irish and British fare with a lively bar atmosphere, Occasional Live Music ($$)
  • Tavern at the Sun Inn, 564 Main St, Food inspired by the American Revolution, seasonal menu, and various drink options ($$)
  • Corked Wine Bar, 515 Main St, Steaks, craft beers/wine in a lounge-style atmosphere ($$$
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