Went the night they tapped the "Doctoberfest" beer, which was excellent. The brewmaster is a great guy. He was making the rounds stopping and chatting with folks all night. Nice beer selection with plenty of variety. Food was so-so. Ordered sweet potato fries and they were a little undercooked but I washed it down with some good beer.
Iíve been a mug club member here for 5 years, and have been a regular customer for longer. There is absolutely no match for fresh beer brewed on premises!
Iron Hill also attracts a really positive, nice crowd of people, Iíve never had a negative interaction there ever.
Thereís definitely an iron hill template with the waxed abd polished wood and the angular brushed metal. I love the square bar and the fact you can see the brewery from the bar. Iron Hill seems to be fairly autonomous in terms of what they make. I thought the Belgian Pale Ale wad good. The chocolate cherry stout was great and the ramrod is one of the best beers Iíve ever had. Of course beer of this quality does not come cheap. I also thought my pizza was very solid although next time Iíll go with the barley crust. Iíll definitely be back.
Steeeve (36) Ambler, Pennsylvania | December 23, 2010| Updated June 11, 2012
Atmosphere is kinda snobby. Service was pretty good. Bartender was friendly enough and attentive on a crowded Friday night. Selection is decent. Seasonals are pretty good, but the regulars are as boring as they are mediocre. Draft prices are a little above average I think, but the bottle prices are exorbitant. Food is fairly good, nothing out of this world. Not really one of my favorite spots. Iíll go there if I have to, but there are so many other places around with better atmospheres and selections. As far as Iron Hills go this is by far the worst one Iíve been to.
This is a nice brewpub. Interior is nicely done, square bar, plenty of surrounding tables. Brew kettles and fermentation tanks behind glass. House beers are of a wide range, and are fairly mild. They offer a beer sampler of their house beers. There is also a bourbon barrel aged listing of beer available. Food was good, not great. They also have kids food selections. The Ironbound Ale was a good sessionable beer for dinner.
Parking friendly place located in part of some kind of commercial mall. The place very big and probably sits around 100. Divided in a few sections it doesnít feel so big. A large bar in the middle with about 30 seats around. Lots of tables. Depending on where you sit you can have a restaurant or a pub atmosphere. Like many large establishments the place has this overall too-clean franchise-like atmosphere, I prefer smaller pubs with a warmer feeling. When I was there the tap list was impressive with about 12 house-beers on tap and very few bland ones. Friendly waiter that offered me free samples of each beer I was interested in so I could make a good selection for the 2Ė3 pints to order. I didnít eat there but saw many plates go by and they looked like above average greasy pub fare. I would recommend eating there. They sell 750ml bottles but they are pricey ($20 each). A few of these bottles are really worth it. I left with 12 bottles total of the 9 beers they had available in bottles ($240Ö ouch!). All in all you cannot be in that neighbourhood without stopping by for a few hours.
AMN (10) Dublin, Pennsylvania | September 13, 2008
A great place if you donít mind pricey food. The portions were disappointingly small for what we paid (pizza), but was delicious none the less. I didnít try a beer I didnít like there. The restaurant/bar areas are spacious and well-laid out, and they get good crowds for the food and the beer.
i found this a very enjoyable place. the beer was good the waiter very knowledgable about the food and beer. it was clean and the staff was friendly very open atmosphere i had the bbq chicken pizza that went very well with their ironbound ipa. i didnít sit in the bar area but it seemed fine. i would go back when in the area.
I visited this place twice during a weekend trip to Philly for a wedding. It was directly across Bethlehem Pike from our hotel, and accommodated our 7 person family group extremely well. The restaurant itself features a big open bar area, with three different dining areas on either side. Very new, with nice design touches. Overall a very comfortable place. The food was good, we tried a wide variety of the menu and everything was nicely prepared. The beers are tasty, with a large number of rotating specials - I didnít try the regular lineup. Service was always prompt and attentive.
82 = ★★★Ĺ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
My second favorite of the IH brewpubs (Newark, Wilmington, West Chester are the others Iíve been to). Service was super friendly, the bartender served us up some free pints after we set aside 4x$25 bottles of BA RIS. Head brewer also came out to talk to us. Food was good (like the other places), nice selection, solid quality.