I’ve been to Iron Abbey several times now and it gets better each time. Every single bartender is EXTREMELY knowledgeable with just about every beer. My first time there I had a Youngs Double Chocolate. About half way through my glass one of the bartenders leans over and says that since I like the Youngs, I would really like the Gouden Carolus Classic. I try it next. Boy was he right on the money.
If you eat at the bar area try the Original Sin. Order it after 10 PM and it’s $10. That’s $5 less than regular. You better have an empty stomach because this dish will fill you up. It’s Portuguese House Bread Stuffed with Beef, Sausage, Ham and a blend of Cheeses Grilled and topped with a Fried Egg and Beer Gravy.
No matter what day of the week you go there is a decent crowd. Weekends, of course, are much more crowded.
Now if they only allowed cigars and had live blues and jazz this would be the ultimate bar.
Place opened up about a month ago (Aprril ’09). It is connected to a new Brazilian steakhouse (na Brasa). Had about 20 beers on tap and supposedly over 200 bottles. Some locals on tap (Weyerbacher, DFH, Sly Fox, Stoudts). It was very nice treat drinking St. Bernardus Abt 12 on tap! Very good ambiance. Very impressive selection between drafts and bottles.
The place has a modern feel of an old world pub. I can’t speak for the other food or servers but my burger and waitress were excellent. The service at the bar was a little worse though. They have a great selection of beer on tap and always have a steady list of bottles. I thought the beers were too pricey though considering you get about 10 oz for $6.50 and this place isn’t exactly in a walkable fun area.
By far the best bar outside of Philly that you can take the kids and the wife that hates beer even though they have 36 taps. Food is awesome but eclectic. The staff is great, especially James from Scotland who is a fixture.
A great place to go by yourself as there will always be James and Roy (an owner) and tons of great pours with some being on the house. All food is top notch. The best time to vist in MOHP is on a Sat afternoon at 3pm and beat the rush. Tons of HD TV’s but you can still have a conversation.
I really enjoyed this place. It is attached to a Brazalian steakhouse. Some of the items on their menu are available in the Iron Abbey. The food is pretty good, but lets be honest, you come here for the beer. They have a great selection of Belgians on tap as well as in bottles. Our waitress wasn’t completely knowledgeable with all the beers, but got answers to any questions we may have had. Also, its not on the menu, but try a beer flight sampler. Its $9 for 4 of their drafts, and the glasses are about 5oz. for the sampler. The molten chocolate cake was awesome too. We went at 6pm on a Saturday. It wasn’t crowded until we left about 2 hours later. Decor is nice too.
Built next to a Brazilian steakhouse, its designed to look like a castle. I have always been pleasantly surprised by this places draft list. The only problem is they have no draft list online or in email, so you never know what’s going to be on tap. The upside is you can walk in and find Lost Abbey Angel Share, Bell’s Expedition Stout, Southern Tier Creme Brulee, or any number of high end microbrews on draft for around $5.50-$8. Food is on the expensive side but is really good. They also do an exchange with the Brazilian steakhouse next door so you can get some high end steaks if you so choose. They have theme nights with Prohibition styled music, drinks, and atmosphere. Brewers events also take place once and awhile. A great place to d rink some beer.
Place is designed like a Belgian abbey. Ambient lighting with a castle-ish feel to the place. Visible wooden beams on ceiling. Long, oval granite bar.
Great beer selection, great food. Prices for both are very good.
The Iron Abbey is a fine establishment with an awesome selection of beers. The ambiance is nice, lots of wood and stone... very manly. 36 taps and over 250 bottles to choose from. They also get in some firkins and other limited batch brews that are top notch.
The staff is generally nice with a few exceptions (and I think they’re the owners) who can be less than inviting.
The food is good but, as a vegetarian, options are limited and I’m usually stuck eating fried food. Even a veggie burger would have me coming back more often then I do. Vegetarians want more than salad and french fries!
As far as price goes it can be high. Food is above average and drafts are somewhat high. But, some of their bottles are way too expensive. $18 for a beer I can buy for $8 is outrageous. I realize everyone needs to make a buck but 60% on a beer? come on!
Overall, The Iron Abbey is a great place to have a pint or two with friends or watch a game (they love soccer). As a vegetarian I wouldn’t go for dinner but, if you want a snack and don’t mind paying a little extra for it what they have is pretty good.