Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
4.05/5 rDev +2.3%
I always have an enjoyable experience going to this Iron Hill. The wife and I always try to get a window-side table in the bar area, as the dining room can get a bit noisy sometimes. Service is always excellent, and the staff always has pretty good knowledge of their beers. I have to knock them down some on their beer selection, however. It seems like they never have any IPAs or pale ales available, other than their house pale, which is ok... The rest of the beers are always Belgian and wheat dominated. The food is a little bit better than the rest of the area's brewpubs, with a wide variety of selections, and good value for the money.
02-28-2010 14:17:19 | More by garuda
4.2/5 rDev +6.1%
Stopped by here on a Sunday with a few other BA's. Never been to one of the iron hills in all my years here in SEPA, odd, I know.
Iron Hill Pheonixville is a spacious brewpub with window seating, A big beautiful wooden bar, and a seperate seating area for larger parties. The look is modern and reminds me of a few other bars in the area. This place is clean and the brewing equipment is out in the open.
Well the quality is up there, fresh beer str8 from the source. I had the berliner Weisse, IPA, triple, and a few others. Simple straight forward styles that don't stray. Im bummed I missed the RIS but next time.All in all about 10 styles on tap and one nitro tap pouring a pale ale, that was nice.
Service was good. Up front, the bartender knew the styles and explained them well. The entire staff seemed friendly. No problems with samples if needed.
Selection is pretty much already stated, 10 taps of good on premise beer and a nitro tap. an array of styles from light to dark. Some bottles for sale to including a 2007 old ale and some B-wines & others. Growlers are available and sampler trays are also offered. Soda and other beverages for those not partaking.
The food was up there as well. I had some frites with some brushetta bites and other things I cant remember. Good presentation and great taste.
I like this place, i will come back and visit other locations.
08-24-2009 04:21:33 | More by BARFLYB
4.06/5 rDev +2.5%
The bar area is pretty much paneled with oak throughout, and the whole place has a clean, modern/trendy appearance. I went during happy hour, and pretty much every seat in the bar filled up without the bar feeling crowded.
There were 5 "house beers" that were regularly 4.50, but were 3 bucks for happy hour, which was nice. These included a light lager, english porter, raspberry wheat, a vienna lager and an APA. Then there were a few "seasonal" choices that included a hefe, a wit, an imperial stout, a triple and a few others. The bottle menu has a ridiculously expensive array 750ml bottles.
I had the Raspberry wheat, which was so-so, and the Pig Iron Porter, which was an excellent english porter.
The bar tender was prompt and friendly, offering me a sample of everything before I ordered a whole pint. He was friendly with all of the patrons, and seemed knowledgeable about Iron Hill's beers.
Good experience overall, I would come back here for sure. Happy Hour is the time to go: 3 dollar beers and half price appetizers. This trip I didn't try the food, but the next time I will.
07-17-2009 14:03:18 | More by Hojaminbag
4.43/5 rDev +11.9%
1:00pm Saturday afternoon with wife and kids. The the restaurant was pretty quiet, with spartan decor. Clean, and modern, yet not "cold".
Waitress was 20-something, personable, and very knowledgeable about their product and selections. Service was GREAT!!
Fairly typical brewpub menu, but that was fine with us.
Shared nachos, which came with FRESH jalapenos, tomatoes, scallions.
Kids both had burger and cheese fries, home-brewed ROOT BEER, and ice cream, all for $6.50 each.
Wife had crabcake, which she enjoyed very much.
I had ONE OF THE BEST ANGUS burgers, called "the brewski", medium. Was perfectly cooked, with crisp bacon, and cheddar.
Sampled a few beers: IPA, RIS, Bourbon RIS, Belgian Dubbel, Heffe... all good beers, yet maybe nothing to "write home" about.
02-01-2009 03:06:05 | More by rawhydes1
4.13/5 rDev +4.3%
I've been here a number of times, and each time I've always been pleased by the whole experience.
Located in downtown Phoenixville, and one of the better additions to the gentrification process that's been going on. Walking in you pass the an open bay of windows revealing a brewing area, a nice visual for those not familiar with how beer gets made. There are two seating areas, a restaurant section and a bar seating section. The decor is modernly appealing and slightly bright and trendy. The bar is a good saloon style length with chalkboards announcing what's on tap. On one far wall the seating area is another board that proclaims upcoming beers, expected arrival dates, and when current beers were brewed. The waitstaff are all amiable and happy to suggest beers and bring a bevy of samples. The food is all very good with nice culinary presentation. Sort of typical brewpub line up, but all done very well. I've had a number of dishes and haven't been disappointed.
The beers here are all well crafted. I haven't had one yet that wasn't a great ambassador of the style. There's always a variety of seasonals as well as their workhorse beers. Some of their bigger beers are bottled and for sale as well has having a fairly priced growler special. If you're in the area, or get the chance to try any Iron Hill, I'd suggest it, I'm obviously a fan.
01-19-2009 23:48:07 | More by phantomwyse
3.5/5 rDev -11.6%
I stopped here after attending the Victory Fall Fest.
I had a pint of the Pale Ale and an Entree consisting of a Fried Chicken Breast with Mashed Potatoes and a Corn-Leek Gravy. The dinner Entree was great, and I enjoyed it throughly.
The beer I had was disappointing. I was curious how their other brews held up to the style, so I asked for a sample of their IPA.
I won't review these beers individually since I didn't really drink enough of either to warrant a fair review; however, I just wasn't impressed with either.
This place is GREAT if you want to go to a nice fun restaurant and get some freshly made local beer. If you're a beer snob though, I'd have to say you'll probably think they're nothing special.
09-28-2008 21:53:23 | More by madmanjf
4.33/5 rDev +9.3%
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!!!
09-16-2008 23:11:10 | More by WesWes
4.15/5 rDev +4.8%
I was running through my previous beerfly reviews and realized I hadn't gotten around to reviewing this place yet. I've been slacking! This location is on the small side compared to the other IH locations I've visited, but there's still a fair bit of space in the dining room and bar area. You pass the brewhouse as you walk in and you can see the whole set-up - very cool. It gets busy after work, so we try to plan visits for around lunch time on the weekends. Service has always been good and very kid-friendly. If you're lucky enough to run into Tim the head brewer, make sure to say hi because he's a great guy and knows his beer.
They've got the standard IH offerings all the time plus a couple of seasonals, which have been quite good at this location - the roggenbier especially made an impression on me. Beers taste fresh and clean, and generally appeal to a wide audience. Reasonably priced pints, though growlers do get a bit expensive. Vintage bottled beers are on the pricey side as well, but that's not surprising given the limited availability. The food is always tasty, pizzas are quite good, though some items do get a bit pricey yet not out of reason.
This is the kind of place that I'm comfortable bringing my parents to. The beers are accessible to a wide range of palates and the food is solid. The only trouble we've run into is the lack of parking nearby, but that's only been a problem during busy times like after work. Definitely worth stopping in if you're in the area.
05-06-2008 00:27:47 | More by DrJay
4.08/5 rDev +3%
I've spent many a spring and summer evening stopping by after a softball game to enjoy beer here.
Located at the end of the newly renovated Phoenixville downtown. This is just another place that shows how much work Phoenixville has done to renew its downtown and bring just a great atmosphere. Iron Hill is a wonderful addition to this town.
As soon as you walk in you are greeted with the brewing equipment to the left. If you walk further in you can go to the right to the bar or the dining area is a bit further and also to the right. You will immediately notice that they did a great job on the finishing details here.
There is usually somewhere in the range of 10 beers on tap. They will have their old stand bys and then usually a few of their special beers. There is basically a beer for anyone. I regularly went in here with people who would not normally drink craft beer and they always found a beer they liked.
As for the food, most of what I have had has been appetizers but they have all been well prepared and a class above what you would find in the typical pub. All the dinner choices look great but I've never stayed long enough to have dinner. You will find that must of the food is slightly pricier than a normal brewpub.
This is a great place to stop to enjoy a beer after work or bring the whole family in for dinner.
02-07-2008 17:15:37 | More by davide169
3.56/5 rDev -10.1%
Called in sick to work on Columbus Day (since my wife had off) to take a brewpub trip to the Phoenixville area. Stopped here for a quick beer before meeting some friends at Sly Fox right up the road.
It was pretty dead inside, though it was a Monday afternoon. The main room was clean and comfortable with a long bar and high-back barstools. The deep mahogany wood decor offered a somewhat upscale atmosphere, and the sloped copper ceiling with fans was quite interesting. We sat and the bar, and there was a beer menu with their offerings right in front of me. I craved a lager, so I ordered a pint of their Lodestone Lager, which is a Helles German-style lager (4.2% ABV, 25 IBU). It was rather light, but crisp and clean with mild carbonation and a semi-sweet palate. The nose was faintly bready, and the hop profile pretty laid back and predominantly Saaz. My wife opted for a Roggenbock (7% ABV), an unfiltered rye beer with wheat malt that she enjoyed.
The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Their beer selection included the Roggenbock, a light lager, raspberry wheat, lager, pale ale, IPA and porter - a pretty run-of-the-mill selection. Beers were available in 10-, 16- and 22-oz. sizes, as well as pitchers. Pints were $4.50, which I thought was a pit pricey for beer made on premesis.
Overall, it was a pleasant enough visit, but we were there for a short amount of time. I would like to go back and sample some more beers and try some food.
11-08-2007 01:05:23 | More by ffejherb
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, PA
89 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.