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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Iron Hill Brewery & RestaurantIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

45 Ratings
Ratings: 45
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 6.55%
Active Beers: 370
Beer Ratings: 3,651
Beer Avg: 3.79
Taps: 10
Bottles: 16
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

710 Justison St
Wilmington, Delaware, 19801-5141
United States
phone: (302) 658-8200

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ironhillwilm

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

302BeerGuy, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of lackenhauser
4.63/5  rDev +12.4%

Nice, open atmosphere to the place. I stayed on the ground floor but was told there is another bar upstairs. I liked the bar area-sort of British pub feel. The place really seems top notch without being stuffy. My bartender Jason could not have been any nicer and knowledgable. Had a decent beer knowledge and was generous with the samples. Also thoroughly knew the menu. Selection was great. Iron Hills 5 mainstays and another 5 specialties. I had a Munich dunkel that was flawless. I finished with a Pumpkin Vanilla Porter on cask that was like a piece of spice cake in a glass-just incredible. My food was oustanding as well-I had 2 seperate appetizers-voodoo shrimp and lettuce wraps. Both were excellent, presented well and generous helpings. They might seem a bit pricey but for the amount of food I had, quality of the place, and being a downtown location I felt it was more then fair. A great experience all in for sure. I look forward to my one night a week in Wilmington now from a whole new perspective.

They also had about 10 different private reserve beers available in 750 mls. Be sure to ask!

lackenhauser, Nov 04, 2009
Photo of SixpointJMH
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%

I really dig this place. It's in somewhat of a theme-parky area and a bit off the beaten path if your knowledge of Wilmington (or Delaware in general) is minimal, as mine is, but it's well worth the visit. I've not visited any other Iron Hill locations so I've nothing ot compare this one to, but if the rest are like this then they've got a nice little brewpub niche going on.

This place seems to be about two years old from the review that I have read, but it appears as if it could have opened last week. The dark, modern wood scheme is well kept and very clean. I didn't get to check the entire building out, but there's a bar to your left upon walking in (this is where I stopped my tour) with an outdoor deck branching off of it. Indoor dining seemed to be further back and scatered about throught the seemeingly large setup.

The service was excellent. Not only did the bartender know the brews, but was able to list staff and personal favourites, and was able to chat about old school WWF wrestling. What more could you ask for?

The selection was nice, with about 7 or 8 brews available at the time, mostly regulars with a couple of seasonals, one-offs on tap as well. I grabbed a sampler and all brews were good at worst with many being excellent. I didn't have time to grab a bite to eat, although the menu was intriguing and seemed to be fairly priced.

Again, if all Iron Hill locations are like this one then they're all solid. From what I've read, many are actually better. I've got to check out a few more of them apparently.

SixpointJMH, Dec 06, 2005
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

reebtaerG, Aug 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

BigRizz62, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

avisong, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of crhensel
4.45/5  rDev +8%

My "local" Iron Hill. Always a pleasant experience with great food and brews. The first time visitor should partake in the flight where you can sample the standard brews, as well as the seasonal Belgian and one seasonal on their rotation. I chose the Abbey Dubbel (Belgian Seasonal) on my past visit and it is highly recommended. This time, I took home the growler of Russian Imperial Stout to enjoy at my leisure. A very spacious dining area compared to others, but reservations are STRONGLY recommended!

crhensel, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of slvrmon82
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%

Wow. I stopped in with my friends a couple of nights ago before the Gov't Mule show. Everything was great. Our waitress Gretchen greeted us promptly and immediately got us our samplers. 11 beers for $6.00 was amazing. Their regular beers were all really good but their seasonals were exceptional. Imperial Bourbon Russian Stout, Hefeweizen,Belgium White Ale.

The food was great. Happy hour so nachos and pizza was half off. As well as all of there beer. We got a pizza with Rock Shrimp and Bacon. It was amazing. The beers were all really nice and the place is great. 2 Floors and an outdoor deck and outdoor bar.

Will definitely be coming back again and again!!!

slvrmon82, Jul 27, 2008
Photo of tgbljb
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%

Visited the establishment on a Saturday afternoon after taking my wife to the nearby outlets. The place was fairly empty and we were promptly seated. Our waitress soon arrived and took our drink order which was served promptly.
Our food oreder was then taken which was served in an appropriate time frame. The service was good and the food was excellent. I had the meat loaf sandwich which was so huge I took half of it home for the mext day (when it still tasted good). All the Iron hills have very similiar, if not identical, menus. It was a positive experience, Well worth a stop if you are in the area.

tgbljb, Feb 19, 2008
Photo of meathookjones
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%

From the outside this just looks like a big brick factory building with Iron Hill on the top. Once you walk-in on your right is all the brewery fill with all sort of brewing goodies. On the bottom floor there is a bar area and a separate diner area as well. Upstairs is another bar area with a backroom with a few pool tables and video games. Also on the upper floor is an out door patio seating area over looking a river. The décor was modern with lots of dark woods, brick walls and metal details. I had a crab cake sandwich that was pretty good and everyone else I was there with seemed to enjoy their food as well. Server seemed to have some knowledge of the beers, but I never really asked him any details that might test him. They had about 10 different beers when I was their with their seasonals being a bourbon barrel Wee Heavy, IPA ands a Schwarzbier all of which were quite tasty. Unfortunately I missed out on their Triple and a Quad. There were some mentions of other tasty sounding beers to come on their chalkboard. Overall I have no complaints good atmosphere, service, selection and food and beer makes this one place I would definitely recommend.

meathookjones, Dec 13, 2004
Photo of akorsak
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%

The akorsak crew made the trek from Harrisburg to Wilmington for the Lambic Release.

Atmosphere: The place is big! It's gotta be IH's largest facility with lots of dining on two floors. The feel is Iron Hill, wood and metalwork, inviting but not warm. The brewing equipment takes center stage on entrance.

Quality: Service and Manager were friendly and prompt. Food and drinks were nice. Heads were clean.

Service: Efficient and friendly. Our to-go beer order was taken without issue and both the waiter and manager stopped by regularly.

Selection: Approximately 10 beers were on tap or cask. The cask Ironbound is nice! The offerings were diverse, Belgian Dubbel to Munich Dunkel to Porter, and experimental, oak-aged sour barleywine.

Food: The food is good (menus do not vary between locations). This is a chain that has nailed both food and drink.

akorsak, Dec 07, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

kpteabo, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

wildwm, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

vfgccp, Feb 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

buzzy, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of mymrnngjckt
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

My favorite of the Iron Hills I have been to. Easy on/off from I-95. I have been here three times. Very large downstairs dining area. I tend to migrate upstairs to the bar. Large bar overlooks a patio area. Service has always been top-notch. Attentive and quick. During my last visit the beer selection was excellent. In addition to the standard Iron Hill offerings, there were four seasonal selections to choose from. Food, like the other Iron Hills I have been to, was excellent. I reccomend a stop if you are in the area.

mymrnngjckt, Sep 01, 2009
Photo of Imstillthegman
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%

I finally visited this location while my son was at a birthday party next door at Kahunaville. The atmosphere was pretty nice, with a good mix of couples, groups of friends, and some families. The location could be better. It is hard to ignore the outrageousness of it's neighbors but Iron Hill looks like a classy place from the outside. Very nicely done interior....the bar area reminds me of the Newark location with the dark woods. I must have caught the chefs on a down day. My wife raves about the food there every time she stops with co-workers for happy hour, but I wasn't overly impressed. The beer selection was good, with six of their brews on tap. The server was very knowledgeable about the beers and very helpful.

Imstillthegman, Mar 20, 2006
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

Iron Hill is a great boost to the Wilmington waterfront; and this location seems to be their best one yet. From the parking lot it looks a bit like an old warehouse, but once you're inside it's quite warm and welcoming with lots of dark woods, brick walls, and earth tones of moss, olive, and cream. Wrought iron, stainless steel, bronze mesh, and copper accents lend an interesting contrast. The bar and cocktail area is small and comfortable, and the downstairs dining room is quite cozy with large booths on one side and a banquet bench running down the other. There are a half a dozen 4-top tables that run down the center of the room but they're not crowded and you won't feel you're stranded in the middle of traffic if you sit there. The menu is basically the same as it is at the other locations, although the food and service don't seem to be quite up to the high level that Iron Hill normally delivers just yet. Give them time... they just opened! The beers are well done, and not surprisingly so, as they're constantly grooming their brewers to be ready to take on a new location. They offer live music on Tuesdays (Irish) and Wednesdays from 8 to 11 pm; and from 9 to 12 on Wednesday they also run a half-price pizza and $8 pitcher promotion. Stop in for lunch or dinner and give the outlets there a whirl. You won't be disappointed!

NeroFiddled, Dec 05, 2003
Photo of SSGPat
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

I went there because I was in town on business. I looked it up in BeerFly and since it was the highest rated in Wilmington I had to go there.

I've turned into somewhat of a hop-head and was dissappointed that they didn't have anything like a 90 minute. I did get the Cannibal, which I believe to be a Belgian Triple but was told by the bar keep that it was a Belgian Strong light ale. Tasted like a triple to me. It was good.

I also had the Ironbound Ale, which dissappointed somewhat because of the lack of hops. I thought that an American Pale Ale should have a little more bravado.

Now the food was out of this world. I had a NY strip with potatos and green beans that rocked my world.

I would go back, but I believe that I liked Washington Street Alehouse better. More my style.

SSGPat, Oct 13, 2006
Photo of bonkers
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%

I have frequented Iron Hill many times and always had a good time. Tonight we went for dinner and ate at the upstairs deck. They also have 2 large dining rooms and a lower deck. All of the seating is nice, but if the weather is nice I recomend one of the decks.
The service is usually pretty good, tonight was no exception. The waitress was nice and knowledgeable about their products. The appetizer of stuffed mushrooms was to die for, and we both really enjoyed our dinners.
Both the beer and the food menu are varied and large. They had about 10 styles on tap tonight. The food and the beer are both reasonable for the high quality you get.

bonkers, Sep 17, 2008
Photo of jgasparine
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%

Atmosphere- Clearly a beer-oriented establishment. Nice bar, fantastic riverfront deck... and a beer-centric focus. Out of all the brewpub chains I have been to, this one definitely offers the best atmosphere.

Quality- Commitment to quality shows through in every aspect of Iron Hill... clean facilities, clean utensils, clean draft lines, solid information on their beer and brewing process. Kudos to the staff and management at Iron Hill.

Service- Very good service. Our server was very knowledgable about beer and the craft beer industry as a whole, which was a plus.

Selection- Given the fact that you'll only have Iron Hill's beer here, the selection was impressive... with a range of American, English, Belgian and German styles.

Food- The food ranged from good to very good, depending on the dish. The menu was diverse, and some dishes were even prepared with beer. The high food prices, however, kept the food rating from being a 4.5.

jgasparine, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of Billolick
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%

Really enjoyed our visit to this modern, large and lively brewing establishment. Located down by the river. Downtown Wilmington. Lots of large windows and darkish modern furnature. Staff was very friendly and the service was good from start to finish. Sampled 2 brews ( a nice Belgian dubbel and the Pale ale) which were obviously high quality and quite tasty. The food (American eclectic) was also very high quality and well put together. I would definatly go back and also would like to visit the other locations.

Billolick, Sep 20, 2004
Photo of jockstrappy
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%

Upon entering, the brewhouse is visible to the right. The warm modern atmosphere is evident throughout the downstairs level. On this night, 11 of there beers were available, I know this because the three friends I was with ordered the sampler, with a 4 oz. serving of each brew on tap(a steal for $7). The server was very thorough in his description of each beer, which was nice to see. The food was very good, I had the Brewskie Burger paired with an Ironbound Ale. Other menu items included woodfired pizza, steak, chicken, and seafood, all of which seem to be flavored a little differently than what you may be used to, but in a good way. Worth a stop if you're in the area.

jockstrappy, Feb 03, 2008
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%

Stopped here on a Saturday afternoon with fredandboboflo.

Atmosphere: This is a large brewpub...lots of tables and decent bar space too. Nice and roomy. We arrived soon after the pub opened so it was pretty empty. They have a couple TVs up too.

Quality: Of the beers I tried, most were very good with just a couple that I did not enjoy. On the whole though, this is a quality brewpub.

Service: Excellent service, although there weren't many competing customers for our waiter. However, when the nitrogen ran out for the RIS on tap, the bartender gave a glass to fredandboboflo for free!

Selection: They have 5 house beers and 4 rotating beers. Definitely an interesting assortment of beers (light lager, vienna, pale ale, raspberry wheat, porter, cask porter, tripel, bourbon imperial stout, doppelbock)

Food: The food was quite good. I had the chicken pot pie, which was one of the best pot pies I've ever had. It was luscious.

Value: I can't quite remember the prices, but I think they were reasonable. Well except for the to-go bottles. The cheapest one was $16.50 (for a rauchbier that was bottled at least a year ago), with most running around $20 and the lambics going for $24.50.

Overall: I enjoyed the peacefullness of my visit here and the beers were good too. Definitely try to stop here if you can!

LilBeerDoctor, Jan 07, 2009
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4.09/5  rDev -0.7%

I visited this great place on 1/17/2007 thanks to my good friend Colleen. The atmosphere of this place is hip and earthy. It gives you a great sense of the brewery with all of the brewing equipment behind glass for all to see. The bartender, Wayne, helped me pick out a great beer. I tried The Iron Hill 10th anniversary, it’s a dark Belgium with a well balance taste. They even have a beer sampler. you can get to try 4oz of all their original beers on tap for only around $7. Didn't get to try the sampler this time around, I sure will next time. I did not try the food in this place, but after taking a peek at the menu it sure shows they even take extra care with the food.

One of the features I enjoyed the most was the chalkboard they have stating when the brew date on each batch is and when it will be on tap. If you are in the are you must stop.

Beertroop, Jan 20, 2007
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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, DE
92 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.