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Feb 15, 2013 04:43 AM

I-78 food

We're meeting friends along I-78 this weekend and were hoping to find a decent place to eat. We're coming from NJ, they're coming from Allentown. Our main requirement is that the place have a good beer selection. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. Not sure how close you want to be to Allentown but the Bethlehem Breworks is a good choice.

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    1. re: cwdonald

      I went to school near there and frequented Bethlehem Breworks, and I have to agree with cwdonald - I always enjoyed the food and drink. Even now, when I rarely return, I often stop in BB for a meal.

    2. A little closer to NJ, and about the best beer selection you will find is Porters Pub in Easton. It's not a brewery, so the selection includes lots of great imports. When I went to college it was THE place to go. But I'm relatively old (pre-Breworks, but not by much). Website makes it look exactly as I remember with the same extensive beer list, but I can't vouch for the food anymore. Yelp reviews are still pretty good, for the most part.

      Hmmm... wonder if the mugs are still there from almost 20 yrs. ago....

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      1. re: centralpadiner

        If you really like beer, the Weyerbacher brewery is located in Easton as well. No food, but visit, sample and shop on Saturday afternoons until 3 p.m.

        1. re: centralpadiner

          I also like the Farmhouse in Emmaus, as well as Pearly Bakers in Easton, and there is a new brewpub in Easton as well two rivers. They are not brewing yet but they have a nice selection of guest beers on tap.