WINE & DINE
The SouthSide Arts District’s mission is to build upon the community’s vibrant and innovative artistic, cultural, and entrepreneurial heritage to support and enhance economic development in South Bethlehem.
WHAT TO SEE, WHAT TO DO!
24 East Asian Bistro
24 E. 3rd Street 610-867-5979 www.24eastbistro.com
24 East Asian Bistro is a delicious Japanese restaurant serving an Asian fusion menu including Sushi, Hibachi, Teriyaki, Udon, Japanese Curry, and Katsudon.
9 E. 4th Street 610-868-0366 www.facebook.com/4thstreetBistro/
Alexandra’s Bistro has been serving SouthSide Bethlehem since 1989 with delicious meals at affordable prices. Casual, old-school, diner atmosphere serving breakfast, sandwiches & classic American entrees.
The Bethlehem Dairy Store
2 Farrington Square (610) 865-4360 www.bethlehemdairystore.com
For over the past 20 years, William Burkhardt and Frederick Buckenmeyer have been co-owners of the Bethlehem Dairy Store, Inc. In late August 2002, they opened an additional location on the campus of Lehigh University, in the Campus Square retail area. They also operate 3 stands at Musikfest, Bethlehem’s arts and music festival held in early August, in addition to participating in a variety of other local festivals.
308 E. 3rd Street 610-440-3941 mineli59.wixsite.com/beyondjuicepa
No fancy juice names, no water, no sugar added – just fresh juices (red, green, yellow or mix your own) made from raw fruits and vegetables. Beyond Juice offers the freshest of juices and smoothies for your enjoyment, right from the fruit to the cup!
Bonn Place Brewing
310 Taylor Street 610-419-6660 www.bonnbrewing.com
Bonn Place Brewing is a homegrown brewery and pub. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Sam and Gina Masotto, Bonn Place Brewing offers signature crafts beers, brewed on site in this historic, yet modern bar. Must be 21 to enter.
The Bookstore Speakeasy
336 Adams Street 610-867-1100 www.bookstorespeakeasy.com
This cozy re-creation of a 1920’s Jazz Age nightspot offers modern American fare, coupled with classic cocktails & live jazz. Cocktails are crafted using laborious and time-honored techniques from the past with the finest liquors available and hand-squeezed fresh juices daily. You will literally step back in time at the Bookstore.
Buddy V’s Ristorante
77 Sands Blvd. 484-777-4283 pasands.com/dining/buddyvristorante.html
Buddy Valastro, of TLC’s Cake Boss, has brought his restaurant to the Sands Bethlehem. The menu offers twists on Italian-American favorites, as well as Valastro family favorites like Sunday Gravy, Steak Pizzaiola and Linguine and Clams with Lobster. The renowned baker’s restaurant, of course, also serves an impressive dessert selection including Zeppole, Cannoli and Valastro’s famous Lobster Tail Pastry.
Burgers and More by Emeril
77 Sands Blvd. 484-777-7777 emerilsrestaurants.com/burgers-and-more-emeril
Emeril’s casual burger eatery features hand-crafted burgers plus all-American favorites, fresh salads, and more. Desserts include cool creations like shakes, malts, sundaes and birch beer brown cow floats.
Café the Lodge
427 E. 4th Street 610-849-2100 www.cafethelodge.org
Cafe the Lodge offers delicious breakfast, coffee, homemade baked goods & soup, lunch, catering, delivery, conference room reservations, and much more! Dine alfresco in their beautiful outdoor seating area located off the South Bethlehem Greenway.
22 E. 4th Street 610-867-6222 campuspizzabethlehem.com/35598
Campus Pizza specializes in crafting mouth-watering meals and providing superb customer service. Order online for delivery or pickup!
77 Sands Blvd. #149 484-893-3731 bakeshop.carlosbakery.com/bethlehem/
Enjoy delicious pastries, desserts and cakes from this famous family-owned bakery featured on the hit TLC series, Cake Boss™.
77 Sands Blvd. 484-777-777 pasands.com/dining/chopstick.html
Chopstick Asian cuisine serves standout renditions of well-known classics using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Discover rich Asian traditions and flavors all under one roof.
Comfort Suites & The Hill to Hill Grille
120 W. 3rd Street 610-882-9700 facebook.com/hill2hillgrille/
One of the best-kept secrets in Bethlehem is the Hill to Hill Grille, whose popularity among locals is growing due to their delightful staff and superb cuisine. The decor is casual and cozy, and the food is just right for a quiet dinner. From salads to sandwiches to dinners, there’s something everyone will enjoy.
77 Sands Blvd. 484-821-2927 pasands.com/dining/croissanterie.html
Enjoy the rich flavors and aromas of freshly-ground, slow-drip coffee brewed by the cup, and filled-to-order croissants, baguettes and more!
Déja Brew Coffeehouse & Deli
101 W. 4th Street 610-865-2739
SouthSide Bethlehem’s signature cozy café; providing a relaxed atmosphere of decorative couches and poster lined walls and a delicious menu including specialty coffees and custom sandwiches such as the Lehigh University inspired “Asa Packer”.
El Jefe’s Taqueria
506 E. 3rd St. 610-419-2000 www.eljefestaqueria.com
El Jefe’s Taqueria brings authentic Mexicano street food back to Harvard Square, MA and Bethlehem, PA. Taking inspiration from his hometown street vendors, El Jefe transports his hungry customers south of the border with tacos and burritos assembled to the order on the open cook line. Customers choose the heat at the Picante Station featuring hot sauce from across the country and around the globe. El Jefe offers you an invitation to forget what you know and come with him, to his home away from México, in Harvard Square, MA and Bethlehem, PA.
Emeril’s Chop House
77 Sands Blvd. 877-726-3777 emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-chop-house
A modern American chop house, forged with Emeril’s distinctive culinary style. Located at the Sands Bethlehem Resort, Emeril’s elegant and comfortable chop house evokes the feel of the classic American steakhouse, updated with modern finishes and a creative menu that goes beyond the usual steakhouse standards.
Emeril’s Fish House
77 Sands Blvd. 877-726-3777 www.pasands.com/dining/emerils-fish-house.html
Discover an exciting new menu featuring Salt and Pepper Crisp Calamari, Grilled Octopus, Sweet Corn Hush Puppies, fresh fish off the grill, and so much more. The restaurant features a raw bar where diners can get a front row seat watching the restaurant’s expertly trained chefs preparing each day’s selections straight from the shell. There’s even an homage to Chef Emeril’s New Orleans roots with classic shrimp and grits and fried chicken – not to mention tender, flaky House-Made Beignets for dessert.
129 E 3RD Street (610) 419-4304 https://www.facebook.com/pg/foodgeekslv
This 30-seat restaurant offers burgers, chicken wings and “creative takes on comfort food,” including custom chili, deep-fried cheesesteaks, seven kinds of grilled cheese and loaded fries and tater tots!
15 E. 4th Street 610-625-0090 facebook.com/generalzapatas/
General Zapata is a fantastic Mexican restaurant with a Caribbean twist. Huge tacos, world famous hot sauce and a cozy indoor and outdoor eating area, come enjoy the delicious Mexican fare.
123 W 4th Street (610) 849-2079 facebook.com/golazohouse610
Golazo, which means “great goal” in Spanish, offers Colombian and American Cuisine. The menu highlights empanadas, bandeja paisa, quinoa salad, homemade soups, nachos and arepa burgers.
102 W. 4th Street 610-868-0176 www.thegoose.com
The Goose (as the regulars call it) is not just a place with mouth-watering sandwiches at a good price – but a fun and familiar environment that is created by both owner and main sandwich artist Tony Silvoy. The shop is a family affair – his wife, Deb, also works at the shop along with other relatives. Tony is always the first to greet you at the deli slicer. The Goose is a Lehigh University staple – hundreds of students travel through the famous side door ordering up sandwiches every year.
Hot Plate Soul Kitchen
201 E 3rd Street (610) 419-0498 www.hotplatesoulkitchen.com
Serving up deep Southern comfort fare fit for the extreme foodie, Hot Plate’s signature dishes include the likes of Honey-Dipped Fried Chicken and Belly Rub Pork Ribs and such Cajun classics as Cussin’ Jerk Chicken and Cajun Fried Fish & Chips, so good you’ll feel like you’ve stepped off of Bourbon Street. Hot Plate’s soul creations and Caribbean concoctions are more than just a greasy fried quarter leg with beans. With vegan and veggie options, this kitchen cooks for the whole family.
102 E. 4th Street 610-758-8088 www.jennyskuali.com
Jenny’s Kuali specializes in Malaysian and Vegetarian cuisine. Offering the freshest ingredients and a variety of dishes with traditional flair, including curry, turmeric, lemongrass, and tamarind. Jenny’s is primarily a dine-in establishment but they also offer take-out service.
6 Farrington Square (484) 895-3712 johnnysbagelsanddeli.com/
Known for their signature New York-style, hand-rolled and kettle-boiled bagels, Johnny’s Bagels is a Lehigh Valley hallmark, having opened its first location on Main Street in Bethlehem 15 years ago.
4 W. 4th Street 610-868-5733 facebook.com/pages/La-Lupita/278430005520786
With its simple, yet colorful decor, La Lupita will take you on a real Central American adventure. The Mexican flag dish is a must-have, comprising of three chicken enchiladas with tri-colored sauces. Their substantial menu also includes more authentic Mexican favorites like empanadas, sopes and tamales.
13 W. 3rd Street 610-866-1088 www.lehighpizza.com
Since 1996 Lehigh Pizza has been delivering delicious pizzas and American fare to the Lehigh Valley. Each week they make over 2,000 pounds of fresh dough! A quaint corner restaurant offering a variety of pies including Chicken Pesto Pizza, Texas Style Pizza and Taco Pizza, as well as wings, wraps, sandwiches & other fast fare.
LIT Roastery & Bakeshop
26 E. Third Street 484-626-0945 facebook.com/litroasteryandbakeshop/
LIT is a collaboration between Monocacy Coffee Company, a Bethlehem-based specialty coffee roasting company, and Made by Lino bakery, the brainchild of baker Melanie Lino. Experience new coffee flavors, including beans from Guatemala, Ethiopia, and Colombia as well as the most delicious baked goods the SouthSide can offer.
322 E. 3rd Street 610-625-9222 www.molinarimangia.com
Molinari’s is a trip to Italy without the airfare. Offering a hospitality as only Italy can provide, Chef Michael Joyce and the family at Molinari’s invite you to indulge your taste buds, from freshly made pasta to pizza in the Neapolitan style. You may even learn a little Italian before you leave.
Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub
4 E. 4th Street 610-868-1313 www.mollysbethlehem.com
Molly’s Irish Grille and Sports Pub is one of Bethlehem’s best city pubs and sports bars, offering traditional Irish food, micro draft beers, karaoke, nightlife entertainment and sports. This high-energy alehouse has 16 TVs & a dining area serving up burgers, steaks & Irish comfort fare.
Nawab Indian Restaurant
13 E. 4th Street 610-691-0388 www.nawabindianrestaurant.com
If enjoying food is on your agenda then Nawab Indian Restaurant is the place for you! Explore their exciting menu that offers both traditional and a unique variety of foods and fine cooking. Providing both Vegan and Gluten-free dishes, as well as flavorful spices and curries. It all depends on what you wish to eat!
129 W. 4th Street 610-419-8799 www.nycvillagepizza.com
NYC Village Pizza combines traditional Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. A take-out and dine in restaurant located on Fourth Street, NYC Village offers a wide variety of Italian specialties such as pizza, calzones, and baked dishes as well Turkish food, including kebabs and gyros.
The Olive Branch
355 Broadway 610-814-0355 www.olivebranchbethlehem.com
For tastes of the Mediterranean, the Olive Branch offers Levantine cuisine, known as the finest in the Middle East. Serving up recipes that have been passed down through generations of Syrian families, the ambiance and warm hospitality make you feel right at home. Try the special dinner that includes hummus, pies, grape leaves, kabobs and middle eastern rice, complete with homemade baklava and Arabic coffee.
Pete’s Hot Dogs
400 Broadway 610-866-6622
For the past 70 years, Pete’s Hot Dogs has been grilling! Serving up Texas style with chili, mustard and diced onions – Pete’s is known as “The Hot Dog King”. The allure of classic dinner, Pete’s offers up delicious pierogis, hamburgers, steak sandwiches and more.
201 Mechanic Street 610-428-3503 Pujols Pizzeria
Pujols Pizzeria is a Christian, family-based pizza shop that strives with excellence in everything we do. We will not only strive to prepare the best quality pizza and food, but to provide the best environment for families and communities in our neighborhood. Our goal is to be an example for any and all rising food industries and know and understand that “Through Christ, anything is possible” (Phil. 4:13)
328 S. New St. 610-419-8007 www.rakkiiramen.com
Located in Bethlehem, Rakkii ramen is a mixed approach on traditional as well as modern Japanese cuisine led by Chef Marco Lu. After studying the art of ramen-making in Yokohama, Japan, Chef Marco Lu decided to leap into the world of ramen with his latest venture, Rakkii Ramen. Rakkii translated into English means Lucky. Our name was inspired by the maneki-neko, a lucky charm that is believed to bring good luck to the owner and we would like to share the luck with all of our customers by serving Japanese ramen!
Revel Social Lounge
217 Broadway 610-868-2555 www.revelsociallounge.com
Revel Social Lounge is known for its high energy, elevated services. Offering a variety of experiences from after work networking and late-night VIP Reservations to Social Celebrations. Revel Social Lounge is the perfect weekend destination for your special occasions such as Birthday, Engagement and Bachelor or Bachelorette Party.
22 W4th St 610-849-2673 roastedbethlehem.com
Located at 22 W. 4th Street, this quaint and cozy spot offers a breakfast lovers dream menu. Serving up 14-inch “Baby Daddy” pancakes, delicious omelets and potatoes you’ll be dreaming about for weeks, Roasted is the perfect spot to start your day (and tastebuds) off on the right foot.
Sagra Beans Coffeehouse & Roastery
306 S. New St. 610-849-2039 www.sagrabeans.com
Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, homemade baked goods, healthy snacks and delicious sandwiches at this modern airy and NEW coffee shop in the SouthSide Arts District.
Sal’s Brick Oven Pizza
313 S. New Street 610-317-0400 salsbrickovenpizza.eat24hour.com
Sal’s Brick Oven Pizza offers a wide variety of tasty Italian dishes from pizza and calzones to pecan crusted tilapia or honey glazed salmon. Family owned and operated, Sal’s strives to make your experience one you’ll want to repeat.
W. 3rd Street #1E 610-882-1248 www.shangweiszechuan.com
ShangWei Szechuan Restaurant offers authentic and delicious tasting Chinese cuisine in Bethlehem, PA. ShangWei Szechuan’s convenient location and affordable prices make our restaurant a natural choice for dine-in or take-out meals in the Bethlehem community. Our restaurant is known for its variety in taste and high quality fresh ingredients. Come and experience our friendly atmosphere and excellent service.
The Social Still
530 E 3rd Street (610) 625-4585 www.socialstill.com
Social Still provides a retail and hospitality experience like no other. Customers can take a tour of the facility and learn the basics of distilling. Their bar offers the finest crafts brews and cocktails exclusively made with our distilled spirits. The sophisticated atmosphere is where people can gather and enjoy drinks paired with delicious foods. Come on in and “Get Social”.
SouthSide 313 Bar & Grille
313 E 3rd Street (610) 419-1134 www.southside313.com
With their fresh ingredients and produce, SouthSide 313 strives to give each customer the best experience possible. Taking heavily from the hometown themes, the restaurant has a rustic atmosphere with a modern spin, with a menu and drink list to satisfy traditional tastes to your inner foodie.
10 W 4th Street (484) 895-3111 facebook.com/pg/SottoSantiPub
Sotto Santi , located at 10 W 4th Street, features daily drink specials and a wide selection of brick-oven pizza, Italian entrees, sandwiches and appetizers. Sotto Santi serves the Lehigh University area with a fun and lively pub. The restaurant regularly features nighttime entertainment including bands, dancing and trivia. There is also an enclosed outdoor seating area.
320 E 1st Street (610) 625-5005 www.thesteelpub.com
The Steel Pub located at 320 E. 1st. Street Bethlehem. The Steel Pub brings a fun and energetic atmosphere located on the former site of Bethlehem Steel! Whether you’re hitting a poker table, heading to a show, or getting ready for a hockey game next door – The Steel Pub is the place to meet for quality pub style food, a wide selection of beer, and a great night out.
Steelworks Buffet & Grill
77 Sands Boulevard (610) 419-5555 Steelworks
Experience a variety of fresh culinary dishes from around the world at Steelworks Buffet & Grill! Choose from our a la cart menu, or try our buffet featuring live-action cooking, artisan pizza, a pasta station, sushi, fresh-carved meats, and more!
347 Broadway (610) 268-9958 thaikitchen
If potstickers don’t satisfy your Asian palate, then Thai Kitchen is a must try. Let the friendly staff give you the full southeast Asian experience at this cozy spot. Serving classics like Mus Sa Man Curry and Lad Nar, it’s no surprise Thai Kitchen continues to be a SouthSide favorite. Be sure to not miss out on the Thai teas!
17 W Morton Street (610) 691-8300 facebook.com/TULUM-238175789227/
A snug counter-service outfit offering jumbo burritos, tacos & other Mexican bites, plus a patio. Located at 17 W Morton Street, Bethlehem. TULUM is a SouthSide favorite hot spot for and one of the best Mexican restaurants you’ll find in the Lehigh Valley!
U & Tea Authentic Chinese Food
119 E 3rd Street (610) 866-4900 facebook.com/UTEA-1450219201962697/
For Asian cuisine lovers- try U & Tea Chinese Restaurant. Not your average Chinese restaurant, U & Tea offers an expansive menu that includes familiar dishes like General Tso’s alongside authentic casseroles and mala dry hot pots. The hot pots are the true culinary adventure, offering your choice from a unique list of ingredients, like fungus and quail eggs to lotus root and squid ball.
Yobo Bubble Tea
7 W 4th Street facebook.com/yobobubbletea/
YOBO Bubble Tea shop is located at 7 W. Fourth St. Bethlehem. The shop was created by two Lehigh students, Yoyo Wu, ’18, and Kang Xu, ’18, who hope their store will receive customers from both the Lehigh and Bethlehem communities.
306 S. New St. 610-419-4320 www.zestbethlehem.com
ZEST, defined by ‘great enthusiasm and energy,’ is the vision of the culinary and social experience that Owner John Trapani and Chef/Owner John “JP” Pukanecz plan to deliver to the Valley using South Side Bethlehem as their stage. A new and unique dining experience, ZEST will offer indoor/outdoor, four season balcony seating where guests will enjoy spectacular views of the Steel Stacks, Hill-to-Hill and Fahy bridges, as well as the Bethlehem Library, City Hall, Martin Tower, and beyond.