Strange Brew Tavern Opens

by theelvee_w2oe3m

We recently brought you news that the Strange Brew Tavern was opening soon at the former Jelly Bean’s Southside Jam Spot at 1996 S 5th Street in Allentown.  Last night they opened their doors for the first time with a menu filled with craft beer and pub fare.  It’s definitely cleaned up since the former bar closed.  The space is very open and includes many TVs and a pool table.

The menu includes the regular pub fare.  For appetizers: wings, chicken fingers, quesadillas, onion rings, potato skins, mozzarella sticks, french fried, nachos, and pierogies, ranging from $4.50-$7.50.  Soups include chili, french onion, brew stew, and soup du jour for $3.50-$4.75. The salads section featuresgarden, caesar, and chef’s varieties.  Burgers, and sandwiches featured are cheesesteaks, grilled chickn sandwich, Brewben sandwich, cordon brew sandwich, chicken caesar wrap, grilled veggie wrap, london broil sandwich, portabella mushroom sandwich, brew burger, brew cheeseburger, build your own burger, and veggie burger ranging from $6.50-$8.50.  Entrees offered are fish & chips, spicy IPA chicken, penne vodka, beer braised pork chops, london broil, and NY strip steak ranging from $11,75 to $13.75.

The beer list is fairly extensive for a just-opened bar.  Scott Anderson, the manager, stated that they’ll be expanding their craft selection once the bar has been up-and-running for a bit.  The on-draft list and the bottle lists are currently as follows:

Abita Purple Haze
Anchor Christmas Ale
Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout
Blue Moon Belgian White
Bud Light
Coors Light
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
Founders Pale Ale
Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat
Miller Light
Prism Love is Evol
Sam Adams Winter Lager
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
Stone Arrogant Bastard
Stoudt’s Revel Red
Tommyknocker Golden Saison
Troegs Mad Elf
Victory Prima Pils
Weyerbacher Winter Ale
Woodchuck Cider
Yuengling Lager

Abby DeLeffe Blonde
Amstel Light
Anchor Steam
Anderson Valley Hop otter IPA
Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale
Bell’s Double Cream Stout
Blue Point Toasted Lager
Brew Farm Matacabras Ale
Brooklyn Lager
Bud Light
Chimay Blue
Coors Light
Delerium Tremens
Flying Dog Raging Bitch IPA
Founders Breakfast Stout
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van Blue
Hair of the Dog Adam
Harvieston Old Engine Oil
Hitachino White Ale
Koningshoven La Trappe
Labatt Blue
Left Hand Sawtooth Ale
Lindemans Framboise
Michelob Ultra
Mike’s Black Cherry
Miller Lite
New Holland Imperial Hatter IPA
Newcastle Brown Ale
Ommegang Rare Vos
Otter Creek Stone Pipe Porter
Red Stripe
Rogue Dead Guy
Sam Adams Boston Lager
Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
Smuttynose Pumpkin
Southern Tier Phinn and Matt’s
Stella Artois
Terrapin Hop Kharma
Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas Ale
Unibroue Maudite
Weihenstephaner Hefe Weiss
Wychwood Hobgoblin
Yuengling Lager

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ShaneThePain December 9, 2011 - 4:15 pm

Any website or number for them? TIA!

The El Vee December 9, 2011 - 4:34 pm

Unfortunately I don’t have either. I don’t think they have a facebook as well. I looked on the menu I had but there was no number or contact info listed, sorry!

Scott December 12, 2011 - 7:59 pm

Our webpage is under construction at We have also created a facebook page.

ShaneThePain December 13, 2011 - 9:36 am

Thanks guys! Visit soon!

Daniel Michael Patrick Besz December 14, 2011 - 1:34 am

I think that Strangebrew Tavern Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I haven’t been to such a wonderful bar in such a long time. They have an excellent beer selection an there menu looks quite appetizing, although it could use a few more items. I am sure in time they will expand there food menu as well as there beer menu (even though they alrfeady exceed all southside Allentown bars beer lists by far) an they will fit right in with the other bar’s an restraunts on the wonderful southside of Allentown


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