Iona | Brooklyn, New York
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Iona
Exceptional based on 5 ratings
Type: Bar

180 Grand St
Brooklyn, New York United States 11211 [ print map ]
718 384 5008

ionabrooklyn.com

Hours: 1pm-4am daily


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5 reviews for Iona
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  82%
 Selection  71%
 Food N/A 
 Value  85%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  80%


92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Nalu  (18) Washington | August 11, 2010
"The Irish pub for people who donít like Irish pubs", Iona is a true public house where you can feel at home. Itís on the small side, but the large deck area out the back adds space. Staff are friendly, knowledgable and service is excellent. Beer selection covers everything from Guinness (two taps, voted one of the best Guinness pints in the North East) to English ales to German lagers to Belgian ales among the 21 taps. Bottle selection is extensive. Food selection is minimal and informal: panini sandwiches and occasionally some grilled foods served in the garden. Busy nights see DJs spinning the latest tunes; Sunday is Reggae/Ska/Dub/Rock Steady night and days see a variety of world sport on the discreetly positioned screens: soccer, rugby, cricket, GAA and similar. Highly recommended.
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones  (305) Buffalo, New York | December 7, 2012
great looking bar, average selection, great atmosphere. Had a smuttynose IPA. Good hang out bar
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 11/20
bmerz  (121) Brooklyn, New York | October 9, 2012
Ummm...why is this on a beer rating web site...itís a solid local non-traditional Irish watering hole. I lived around the corner and went to get drunk not to taste...though itís great for what it is.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
blipp  (117) Newark, New Jersey | May 24, 2012
22 taps with an average, but well rounded selection, as well as an excellent and fairly priced whiskey list. The bar area is relatively small and cozy, but thereís a nice deck area in the back. Very neighborhood pub feel. I went in the afternoon so it was not crowded at all. Our bartender was friendly but not intrusive. Seems like a great place to hang out, but given its location I imagine it gets pretty crowded on weekends.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
TheRealMGD  (58) Lakewood, Washington | December 23, 2010| Updated April 2, 2012
Iona is my favorite pub in Williamsburg. Itís on the smallish side, but the recently expanded deck area out the back adds space and a place for smokers. Iona has loads of atmosphere, including an old upright, a "Remember Bannockburn" flag and ex-pat barstaff and customers, no doubt attracted by the feel of home (and the footy being shown). Selection is limited by the size of the bar, but by the same token itís always fresh. Expect the usual Irish, UK, German and Belgian standards, along with some local craft beers and some seasonal rotators. The Guinness is excellent, one of the best pints Iíve had outside of Ireland. The bar staff are friendly, service is quick and beer knowledge is very good, although you must go to the bar to get your pint. Not an onerous task in this cozy pub. A light, minimal menu is served: panini sandwiches and occasionally some grilled foods served in the garden. Very highly recommended. Update: more attention (and handles!) are being dedicated to craft beers, so Iona moves up in the rankings and should be on more radar screens

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