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- Gluten Free
- Kid's Menu
- Vegan Options
- Outdoor Seating Area
- Full Bar
- Private Party Room
Kick back and come as you are at this Hellertown hangout, where the menu is as authentic and refreshingly unexpected as its background music selection. Celebrate the day with a glass – or flight – of distinctive adult beverages. The laid-back 12-seat bar dispenses rotating premise-made beers, from IPAs to porters, along with local craft brews. Also offered among the 14 taps are house-made hard lemonade and hard cider. Two sizes of growlers enable guests to continue the taste-testing process at home. New Drip-original “small batch” adult drinks deliver boozy-fruity refreshment in such intriguing flavors as Mango Tingle, Caramel Apple, Strawberry Mead and more – ideal for sampling with a flight or two. Refreshments for all ages include floats and shakes.
Hearty made-to-order burgers and sandwiches are the irrestible staples of the menu. Multiple versions of juicy burgers (made from finely ground and hand-formed beef or an Impossible Burger) and buttermilk-battered fried chicken sandwiches arrive on toasted brioche buns, custom baked to support a hefty assortment of toppings. For example, the popular BLT-style Hamlet stacks up with bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. Several selections are accessorized with tangy house-made bread-and-butter pickles. With a cult-like following, their Southern style chicken – with a seasoned crispy coating sealing in the juices of the tender meat – makes Drip the Lehigh Valley’s go-to place for this wildly sought-after sandwich. One recent addition to the line-up swaps the bun for warm, freshly prepared waffles (see page 109 for the batter recipe.) A choice of sides includes a salad with a signature house-crafted dressing or fries. Upgrading to Cracked Fries piled with melted cheese, bacon, herb-enhanced ranch dressing, and jalapenos will have your taste buds doing backflips. Separate – but highly inclusive – gluten-free and vegan menus are at the ready to feed special dietary needs.
A heated patio with umbrella-topped tables brings an early start to the al fresco season, and take-out ordering expands Drip dining options.