This location fits in with the format of the Iron Hill in terms of the look, food, and the beers available. They had the typical 6-8 beers that you usually find at an Iron Hill plus 4-6 that were specific to the particular location. This one is my least favorite so far. I wasn’t feeling any of their specific beers, the tripel was especially tragic, the service was not particularly good, the ambience was off, and $5-6 for a pint seems a bit much for the Philly suburbs. It’s not hard to believe the place used to be a grocery store. There’s parking available in the back and on the street. I might go back if I’m in the area to visit the other good beer bars.
Decent atmosphere. Very crowded. Kind of loud. Nice menu. Food was solid. Reasonable prices. Decent service. Pleasant experience.
billk (60) Coeur d’Alene, Idaho | November 18, 2007
I always seem to wind up here with my siblings when I come to SE PA to visit. (their choice). The on tap beer selection usually seems mediocre at best although the food can be ok. I’d never come here if I got to call the shot myself.
Like the other Iron Hill Locations. Stopped by to try the Pumpkin Ale. Had a bad experience there (being my first time at this location). Waitress went MIA. My beer was empty for 1/2 hour. Food came late and in the wrong order. The manager caught wind of my displeasure and came over, apologized and picked up the check. This was the right thing to do and turned my ’never coming here again’ thought to ’I’ll give them a second chance in the future’.
MrChopin (100) Baltimore, Maryland | November 7, 2011| Updated December 18, 2011
Definitely the weakest of the three I’ve been to. Selection considerably weaker and the service substantially more curt, the atmosphere lifeless, the orange and dark wood just feeling weird as a miss on both restaurant and dim beer bar.
Iron Hill is a brewpub chain. They have quite a few different beers, but I personally don’t really like any of them. They try to offer complex dishes, which come out not that great and are too expensive. I would go there again but it would never be my first choice.
I’ve been to Iron Hill Media a few times and dining experiences have been below average. My last dinner visit was 06.27.05 and will be my last. Food service was spotty, had to repeat requests of napkins, more beer, etc to the waitress numerous times. The food is over priced and sub-par. Beer selection and quality is good. I’ll stick to just going there to drink and avoiding the $10 nachos, St. Louis Ribs that gave me nausea, and the Vietmanese Shrimp plate that was made by a chef who never been to a VN restaurant.
LtDan (65) Los Angeles County, California | September 1, 2008
This place didn’t do it for me. It seemed more like a diner that happened to make a couple of beers. Did the sampler, and didn’t really enjoy any of them. The waitress yapped her brains off, but wasn’t really helpful for all the yapping she did. I understand they make some private reserve stuff, and would keep an open mind when trying them in the future.