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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Not Rated.
Iron Hill Brewery & RestaurantIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Based on:
363 Beers
3,820 Hads
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 27
Visits: 43
Avg: 4
pDev: n/a
Taps: 14
Bottles: 20
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

130 Bridge St
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 19460-3448
United States
phone: (610) 983-9333

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ironhillphx

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Place added by: weeare138 on 10-11-2006

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Reviews: 27 | Visits: 43
Reviews by WesWes:
Photo of WesWes
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

What can I say about this place other than it was a tremendous experience. These guys are professional from top to bottom. The atmosphere is great. It's clean and casual with a trendy feel. The beer is some of the best I've ever had from a brewpub. The selection is great. They have a number of house beers on tap as well as special bottled "big" beers to go.

The service is great. They are friendly and knowledgable; not at all snobby. As soon as I finished my beer the bartender was asking me for another. He also was quick with the food and the check.

The food was the best around. It's all made from scratch and loaded with flavor. This is a great restaurant as well as brewery. Recommmended!!!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of KTCamm
4.44/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

On the streets of downtown Phoenixville. Large bar area, plus separate dining room. About 12 beers on tap, including the standard 5 plus a variety of rotators. The quality of beer here is usually very good - the standards are tasty and the sometimes the seasonals really hit the nail on the head. Bustling bar scene, very busy, but really good service. Love the menu here - broad, lots to choose from and very thoughtfully planned out. Good take home options too, some 25.4 bottles and of course growlers.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.64/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of nikonf5user
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of micropale
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of bmeehan
4.86/5  rDev +21.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I love Iron Hill. Their food and drink selection are both very good. The beer selection varies widely, depending on what day it is, but their food is always fantastic. It's a little pricey, but the portions are large and the quality is always top notch.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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2.84/5  rDev -29%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of woodychandler
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Transcribed from notes dtd F, 10 Dec 2010.

My uncle and I were in town for Sly Fox's 15th Anniversary and it seemed as if a slight detour on the way home might be in order.

A long east-west running windowfront led to the entry at the corner of Bridge Street and Church Avenue and coming in, I passed the brewhouse on my left, followed by the m.d.s., then the lavatories and by turning right, the the restaurant area with its sea of standard tables and chairs. Just past the last of the tables was the busy kitchen.

Backing up, taking a right just before the m.d.s., put me in the bar area with the abbreviated "U"-shaped dark wood bar as its centerpiece. A shoulder-high partition divided the bar from the bar service area which sat in full view of passersby through the aforementioned long window. I am not a fishbowl barfly and so I took a seat at the bar near a friendly couple who saw fit to pick my addled brain when it was established that I was a beer writer.

Beers: Beyond the five (5) standards which I seldom bother with any more, they also had eight (8) CO2 taps, one (1) N2 tap and a cask going on the occasion of my visit. Variety is the spice of life.

Ambiance: It was a welcoming, clean, well-lit place for beer IAW company standards. I always enjoy visiting Iron Hill, no matter which location.

Return? Oh, yeah!

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I went to this Iron Hill once. Parking was street only and was difficult. There were no nearby garages that I knew of. Once we arrived, we were seated immediately, which was nice. The atmosphere was not quite the same as other Iron Hills I've been to. It was much more cramped and loud. I definitively did not enjoy myself as much as I did at the others.

However, as I've come to expect from Iron Hill, the quality and selection of food and beer was very good and consistent. I do recall service was pretty good as well.

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Photo of prg1976
3.6/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

There always seems to be an abundance of "beer snobs"/ hipsters at any of the iron hill's I've been to.

The food is usually spot on (love the pizzas), and the service is mostly very good.

As an alumnus of U of DE, I've been enjoying their beers as long as I've legally been allowed to drink them. Pig Iron Porter and Anvil Ale have sentimental value beyond the usual ratings.

Overall, I enjoy going here. I'd rather go at an off time to avoid the crowds and just enjoy the food and the beers.

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Photo of bobfinkenaur
4.83/5  rDev +20.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I visit the Phoenixville Iron Hill about 30 times a year and it is the most consistently excellent restaurant in all catagories in this area. The bonus for me is that Tim (Head Brewer) and Matt brew flavorful and interesting beers that they take pride in and are excited to talk about and share with their customers.

Two highlights for me are the Beltgian Triple and most recently the Rauchbeer...it has the aroma of an Islay Single Malt!

A beer destination will not make it in the long run on beer alone. Iron Hill in Phoenixville does it right in all areas in my opinion.

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Photo of tigg924
4.4/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Stopped by last Thursday. This is the second Iron Hill I have been to and from a beer perspective, I do not understand why this place does not get more hype. They had five regular drafts on tap. Their specialty drafts were a rauch, roggenbier, triple, Belgian pale, and imperial pumpkin. The beers I tried were all excellent. The server I had was friendly and knowledgable. He did offer samples which is a plus. The food was good not great. I had a pulled pork sandwich, fries, and soup. The biggest detractor from this place is the fact that is that it is not cheap. While tasty, the prices are a good two or three dollars more than I would like to pay. Overall, this place has some of the best variety and quality of home made brews I have had. I will certainly come back for the beer, but I may eat elsewhere beforehand to save some money.

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Photo of vikingloki
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Was there primo time, Saturday night at 6:15 pm. We were able to make reservations on the internet, which was wonderful and convienant. We were seated promptly. It was packed.

Our server, JOEL, was excellent. As a BA and a homebrewer, I know more about beer than their average customer, and Joel was able to answer all questions and give us recommendations on the their current brews. Joel was even smart enough to ask for my American Homebrewer's Association card, which gave me a *sweet* 20% off.

We had the 8 beer sampler, and the Oktoberfest, and a pitcher of their GABF Vienna Red. I'm not superpicky about beer,I'm kinda slutty, so I'll say I enjoyed it all for what it was. I won't review the beers here, it's a restaurant review. I will say all the descriptions in print available at the table about the beer was accurate.

The food was excellent. We had the salmon rolls, the catfish taco and a pizza made with malted barley (beer, basically) crust. Everything was better than I expected, and very gourmet, great textures and flavors.

I highly recommend it. I wished I lived closer. I would go back again without hesitation.

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, PA
90 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.