7. The Bookstore – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Behind a gray metal door on the south side of Bethlehem awaits a speakeasy like you’ve always imagined: red velvet curtains, gilded mirrors, servers in flapper dresses, and good-enough-for-Granddad cocktails. Brother-sister team Linda and Sean Barsik opened the Bookstore in 2008, the early days of the cocktail revolution, and it took a few years for their joint to catch on in the beer-soaked Rust Belt, but now it’s thriving. With live music three nights a week, the Bookstore is also a legit jazz club, and a popular stop for acts en route to New York or Philly.
PLAN AHEAD: Make a reservation online—with only 17 tables, the club fills up quickly on weekends.
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