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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: 31
Visits: 53
Avg: 4.02
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: 19
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

147 E Main St
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7313
United States
phone: (302) 266-9000

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ironhillnewark

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Reviews: 31 | Visits: 53
Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped in here with Deuane, thain709, and StormKing47 on our trip around DE and MD last week. I have been to a few of the other Iron Hill locations so I was happy to stop at this one as well.

Upon entering you are greeted with a choice of two sides. To the left you have the bar area and the brewing setup. To the right is the dining room. On this trip we will be sticking with the bar area. The atmosphere is pretty good. Like the other Iron Hill locations they have a nice big bar, a few TV's, and a bunch of seating behind you. There was a good amount of people in there for that time of day. Some of the managers were sitting at the bar with their laptops doing god knows what, I though that is what offices were for but I guess not...The quality is good, just like all the other locations. Their beer is top notch and the food is even better, tho I did not try any this time because we had just eaten. The prices were pretty reasonable for what you get, I would like to see a few of the beer prices reduced but that isn't a huge deal.

The service was pretty good. The bartender was pretty knowledgeable but at times it felt like he was lecturing us, and with the group of guys we had, we really didn't need that at all. He did try to recomend quite a few beers to us but we have all had them already so we just stuck to the plan. The selection was decent. I would have liked to see a few more specialty's and a few less year rounders. They had one cask offering but it wasn't anything special. I got a pumpkin and it was pretty good but nowhere near the best I have had.

Overall yet another quality Iron Hill location. Next time I am in the area I may have to stop here again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ROGUE16
3.98/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of HookemHoos
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Went to the one in Newark, DE right by the University of Delaware. This was right around Easter 2015 so I think school was a bit slow at the time and the place was about 75% full. Noise was acceptable, service was attentive, and the beers were OK. Maholo, Apollo! was our favorite. Had the Pig Iron Porter on cask and it seemed weak.

The place looked like a normal restaurant + bar. There wasn't really anything that made it stand out or seem like a brew pub, I think the Wilmington location is better for that. Food was actually pretty good, though.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +8.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Crentakey
3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Unfortunately it seemed like this place is a restaurant first and then a brewery. None of the beer strayed away from what would be considered old standards. IPA's, Lagers, Wheat, no stouts on tap. The pizza I ordered was great and the food along is worth it, but don't expect anyone pushing the envelope of beer.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, DE
90 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.