Bethlehem Birthday: Part 2
December 23rd, 2010 posted by Justin Brosious
About two months ago I wrote a blog about taking Casey out for her birthday in Bethlehem. I never got around to part two of that blog… until now.
After we finished our wonderful dinner at The Apollo Grill, we went back to the Hyatt Place and hitched a ride with the shuttle driver to the south side of Bethlehem to go to The Bookstore. For months, we have been wanting to go to The Bookstore, a bar modeled after a 1920s speakeasy.
First, there are no signs out front. You walk into a little room that has shelves of books on every wall and a hostess to greet you. She leads you through a curtain that takes you back to the days of prohibition. First thing I noticed was no lights, it was all candle light.
Once we were seated I spotted a big old beat up piano. A minute later it was being played along with a guy playing a stand up bass, another behind a drum kit, and another with an acoustic guitar. I think it was ragtime music (my music history only dates back to the early 60s, so I may be wrong).
Enough about the atmosphere. Time to talk about the drink. Unfortunately I forgot what Casey had to drink, but I do remember mine. I had a very difficult time picking a drink – everything looked good. Instead of making a decision for myself, I went with bartender’s choice of sweet, sour, or stiff. Of course, I went with stiff. The waitress brought me back some type of Scotch drink with some honey in it. It was freaking awesome. After that we got beers since another bartender’s choice would of made me blind.
As you can see Casey’s birthday night out in Bethlehem basically turned into a bar crawl, but we had fun.
What’s your favorite bar crawl route in Lehigh Valley?