When Billy Gruenewald was growing up in Bethlehem, he learned about the city’s rich history during visits to its many landmarks. But he doesn’t remember ever going to the Sun Inn.
Everyone knows of the place, he said, but few have really experienced it.
“I’d say it’s one of the better-kept secrets in Bethlehem,” he said.
The team behind the Tavern at the Sun Inn, where Gruenewald serves as chef, is hoping to give people a new reason to visit the historic location. First built in 1758, the inn hosted the likes of George and Martha Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Marquis de Lafayette and many others. The new Tavern, filling the two floors above and below the inn’s first-floor museum, looks to pay homage to the building’s revolutionary history in its approach to dining and decor.