Top Picks in Restaruants, Bars and Lodging!

The unique dining, nightlife, and lodging options surrounding Lehigh University make for a wonderful trip to Bethlehem!


Bolete Restaurant: Bolete is a unique restaurant whose food is all handcrafted in house. With a constantly changing menu, their locally sourced food uses the freshest ingredients possible. The menu offers a wide selection, giving you the opportunity to try amazing plates you would never get to try anywhere else. The wine and food-pairing menu is brilliant. A six-course menu is available Tuesday-Thursday for $75. 1740 Seidersville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (610) 868-6505.

Black Forest Deli: This family-owned deli operated by a winning mother-daughter pair is one of the best lunch spots in the area. Their menu includes the breakfast and lunch classics, as well as a plethora of incredible Russian plates. Stop in for wonderful breakfast, sandwiches, wraps, soups, and salads, or have it delivered! The Black Forest Deli also offers catering for parties or business events. 745 7th Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (610) 865-3036.

Asia Oriental Cuisine: The owners of this exceptional Asian establishment converted a house into this warm, comfortable restaurant to make customers feel as though they are the guests at someone’s home. The entrees are cooked fresh to order so guests can customize their orders to make the perfect meal. The menu’s emphasis is on Chinese food, but includes incredible Thai, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese dishes. Save yourself a trip to Chinatown, and go to Asia Oriental Cuisine for an excellent dining experience. 1102 E Susquehanna Street, Allentown, PA 18103 (610) 798-7777

Billy’s Downtown Diner: This is the best breakfast place in town. As soon as you walk through the door into the vibrant atmosphere of this New York-style diner, you will be hooked. The excellent food is prepared by Billy himself, and served quickly by the friendly wait staff. Everything on the Billy’s menu is delicious, and you won’t burn a hole in your pocket! 10 East Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (610) 867-0105

Apollo Grill: This upscale, fine dining restaurant has a homey feel that is perfect for a night out or lunch gathering. In additional to the wonderful atmosphere, Apollo Grill has amazing appetizers, soups, entrees, desserts and drinks. With endless possibilities, you’ll be back in no time to try the next item on the menu. 85 West Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (610) 865-9600


Leon’s: Leon’s is the hangout spot for Lehigh University students. It is your typical college dive bar, with cheap daily drink specials, pool tables, and outdoor areas for the warmer months. Don’t miss the popular Thursday nights, where the bar opens up for a big dance party. 432 East 5th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (610) 868-6822

JP Mac Grady’s: This all-American bar decked out with old-fashioned wall decals boasts 40 beers on tap and $6 beer pitchers. Their happy hours, free popcorn, trivia, and shuffle board and pool tables draw in quite the crowd. 117 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (610) 868-8925.

Tally Ho Tavern: The Ho is the oldest bar in Bethlehem’s south side. It is a beer-lovers dream, with 40 beers on tap and additional bottled beer. The pub atmosphere is a chill place, popular among Lehigh students. There are plenty of booths, as well as an excellent outdoor seating area. The Ho also has a room for live musical acts and a game room with pool tables and arcade games. 205 West 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (610) 865-2591

Copperhead Grille: The Copperhead is one of the biggest bars in Bethlehem and is very popular with the Lehigh students, especially with the seniors, as the bar hosts bi-monthly “Senior Nights.” With karaoke on Tuesdays, a DJ on Wednesdays and Fridays and a live band on Saturdays, this is a fun, entertaining bar. 5737 Route 378, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (610) 282-4600

Looper’s Grille & Bar: In the mood for a martini? Looper’s is the place for you, as its focus is on just that. The bar features more than 30 different specially made martinis, sure to quench your thirst! 313 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (610) 882-2424


Sayre Mansion LLC: The boutique bed and breakfast has the most elegant interior and exterior, whose rooms provide a luxurious stay for guests. Feel pampered in the lovely suites with a comfortable set up, and wake up in the morning to a delicious breakfast. Conveniently situated just blocks from the campus of Lehigh University, the Sayre Mansion is an absolutely amazing location for your stay in Bethlehem. 250 Wyandotte Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (877) 345-9019

Hotel Bethlehem: The historic Hotel Bethlehem is a charming hotel with an old Victorian ambiance. It goes above and beyond to ensure a delightful stay, with complimentary coffee in every room, turndown service, and skilled bartenders in the taproom. This classy hotel is decorated with pictures of past presidents who have stayed there, and there is live jazz music in the lobby on the weekends. Located in the heart of Lehigh Valley, you are sure to enjoy your stay at the Hotel Bethlehem. 437 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (610) 625-5000

Homewood Suites: The Homewood Suites is an excellent choice when visiting Bethlehem, especially for extended periods of time or for larger groups because the large rooms make you feel as though you’re in a studio apartment. The kitchen area is fully equipped with the essential appliances, including a full-sized refrigerator and dishwasher. The wonderful staff and amenities are sure to make this hotel a home away from home. 2301 Avenue C, Bethlehem, PA 18017 (610) 264-7500

Hampton Inn & Suites Bethlehem: This hotel is comfortable, clean and affordable! They offer free coffee, Wi-Fi, and a quality complimentary breakfast. There is also a heated indoor pool and fitness center. The staff is friendly and accommodating, and the location is convenient to all of the valley’s attractions. 200 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017 (610) 868-2442


Bolete Restaurant

Black Forest Deli

Asia Oriental Cuisine

Billy’s Downtown Diner

Apollo Grill





Copperhead Grille



Sayre Mansion

Hotel Bethlehem

Homewood Suites

Hampton Inn & Suites