1715 Plaza Lane
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: (610) 435-7880
Fax: (610) 432-2555
Bars & Cafes
Hops at the Paddock has been a favorite spot in Allentown since its inception in 1948. Renowned for its custom pizza and wide selection of beers on tap, Hops is the perfect spot for anyone looking to enjoy that real pub atmosphere. Bring the family by to dine in on pizza and appetizers, stop by for a fun night on the town, or settle in at the bar to watch the game.
This Southern-inspired restaurant, run by two Lehigh Valley locals, makes dining out feel more like dining in as it cultivates a homey and comfortable atmosphere. Stop by to enjoy a meal family-style after ordering off the menu that features dishes in an array of sizes, to make sharing easier; sip on a custom cocktail featuring bourbon, flavored moonshine, or whiskey; and groove to live music on the heated patio. The Bayou has a limited number of tables, and fills up quickly every night of the week, so reservations are highly recommended.
Volpe's is a great place to catch any - and every - sporting event. With a huge number of TVs lining the walls, pool, darts, and pinball to keep you busy between innings, downs, and periods, a full menu of food, and friendly staff, Volpe's brings Allentown the ideal sports bar environment. Open and bustling every day of the week, Volpe's is always ready to provide the perfect atmosphere for relaxing, hanging out, and cheering on your favorite teams.
The quirky interior decor of Hava Java speaks volumes about this little Allentown cafe. Walk in to see the multicolored walls, the coffee cups hanging from the ceiling, the shelves on the walls that house everything from books for patrons to read to objets d'art,and you'll know that you are definitely not at a chain coffee shop. Pick up a deliciously brewed cup and a homemade pastry to go, or settle in at one of the tables to pass some time reading, studying, or chatting with the cafe's regulars.
Beer lovers in the Lehigh Valley flock to Keystone Pub for its huge variety of brews. With over 50 different beers on tap, you'll have to come back if you want to try them all. This lively pub hosts events like karaoke and beer tastings and features regular specials that are sure to make your wallet happy. With several flatscreen TVs throughout the bar, it's a prime location to catch major sporting events.
Enjoy an authentic Italian meal at this Buca Di Beppo outlet which serves Italian food that melts in your mouth. From the Chicken Carbonnara to Lobster Fonduta and Linguine Fruitti Di Mare , all dishes are served in characteristically huge portions. A hungry tummy is always welcome at Buca Di Beppo. The dining space of this eatery is divided into several rooms, many of which have black and white photographs of classic Italian actors. Service staff is always on their toes trying to make your meal as well as your whole experience, a satisfying one.
Fegley's Coffee Works is a locally owned and operated coffee shop, that specializes in fair trade, organic coffees and snacks. Stop by if you're looking for an ethical - and tasty - brew to get you going in the morning, or if you just want a good place to sit and read while you enjoy a cup. Fegley's is also adjacent to the Burrito Works and the Allentown Brew Works, which are run and maintained by the same owners.
Allentown Brew Works is a locally owned and operated brewery, bar, and restaurant that specializes in locally sourced, sustainable food and drinks. Their menu offers a huge selection of beers on tap, and in bottles and cans, and features standard American cuisine cooked to perfection. Try the beer cheese soup, a big, juicy burger, or a gourmet salad alongside your tasty brew. Allentown Brew Works hosts an array of different happy hours and specials throughout the week, and is also available for weddings, parties, and other private events.
Roar Social House is another feather in the hat for successful restaurateur duo Don and Diane Saylor. This downtown feature is located across the PPL Center arena making it a perfect dining choice before or after an event. The menu features traditional American classics as well as global fare. They are famous for their steak and seafood; the Dry Aged Bone-In Rib-Eye, Pork Chop, and Seared Yellowfin Ahi Tuna, being favorites. Head to the raw bar for a sample paired with wine or a cocktail.
Located on Ridge Avenue in Allentown, Sportsman Cafe may lack the ambiance of a plush bar, however, it does justify its status of a local dive bar with its selection of beverages. From the collection of beers to whiskeys, the Sportsman Cafe wont disappoint you. Sip on your favorite draft beer and sit back and relax in company of your friends. Live music events also takes place at the Sportsman Cafe, bringing out some of the best local talents from across the city. Walk in for a great time in a local bar.
If you love barbecue then Grumpy's Bar-B-Que Roadhouse is well worth the travel. Their rustic ambiance is accentuated by stone and wooden accents, giving it a warm and inviting look. Their dry-rubbed meats are slow cooked in hickory pits for 12 hours to make it succulent and delicious. Their Cajun-inspired dishes will surely give you instant nirvana. Their gumbo is so popular that it is lapped up as soon as it is taken off the stove. Start with Large Roaster Wings, Gator Bites, Smoked Jalapeno Poppers or Jambalaya with Sausage and Chicken to tease your appetite. Then dig into their sublime Quarter Rack, Pulled Pork Plate, Beef Brisket Platter, Bar-B-Que Chicken Quarter or their mixed combination platter. Try specialties like Grilled Smoked Pork Chops and Crawfish Étouffée over Blackened Catfish. Enjoy live music from every Thursday to Saturday night ranging from blues, rock to folk and jazz. Take a sip of cold beer and relish good food and company at this affable eatery.
Roma Ristorante serves American-style Italian dishes in generous portions. Hot, soft and freshly-made breads and authentic, flavorful Italian dishes of beef, seafood and poultry feature on the menu. The restaurant's festive vibe is infectious, making it the perfect location for a special dinner. Service is friendly and you can count on being treated like family.