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Iron Fist Brewing Company

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Iron Fist Brewing CompanyIron Fist Brewing Company
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26 Beers
988 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

1305 Hot Springs Way #101
Vista, California, 92081
United States
phone: (760) 216-6500

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Place added by: HalfFull on 09-12-2010

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Reviews by John_Deas:
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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Iron Fist is a good place to get a fresh draft in the Vista-Carlsbad area of North County San Diego. On tap is a decent selection of house beers. Average prices of about $5/pint as of December 2012. Beer is served in a plain glass at about 55 degrees (my guess).

Typical micro brewery ambiance. Standing room with stools and round tables. About 5 well-behaved patrons were there on Christmas Eve (weekday afternoon).

Limited parking is available in the industrial park's lot. It's easy to get there off Sycamore from either 78 of Palomar Airport Road and to find with GPS.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BigTexJon
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Very dog friendly, Good beer selection, Casual atmosphere, different foodies almost everyday.

Not a fan of bitter beers and this place is a good match for me. a couple are sweet but most are either farmhouse or IPAS

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

I like this place, the layout is good and the beers are really good.

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4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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2/5  rDev -50.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of fox227
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4

I had high expectations for Iron Fist, even though I've only had a few of their beers, they seem like a brewery that their stuff together and is on a very professional level. The tasting room is nice and open, with plenty of seating, which was good because there was a decent sized crowd, the space is nicely themed, albeit with moderation.

The beers available were their regular line up plus three special brewery only beers, which was excellent to see AND drink; I had Nelson the Impaler with Citra infused from a Randall, and also their Velvet Glove Imperial Stout with Vanilla and Brandy. Both were excellent beers.

My point in praise departure begins with service issues. The first beer I waited about fifteen minutes for, with three servers staffed. I just didn't get the impression that they were moving very fast to keep up with the demand. Later on, there were far fewer patrons at the bar and my girlfriend stood there for about five minutes and was never acknowledged, so gave up and decided that she didn't want a beer after all. The second beer took me forever to get... There was one server in particular who seemed clueless. The patron in front of me asked for a Velvet Glove and she seemed confused as to what that was, even though it's a regular beer for them. I thought, "great, and I want the special version." Sure enough, I asked for the special version of the stout and she was very confused. I figured out what tap it was on by looking at post it notes above them, so I had to point it out for her. I decided immediately to close my tab rather than wait for another ordeal. Then my bill was wrong, by double! I had to talk to another server to correct the mistake, and at least she was very nice.

Photo of jenray
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Iron Fist Brewing Company in Vista, CA
91 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.