Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 327
Beer Ratings: 3,067
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 16 / Bottles: 18
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 29 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by makdeco:
4.45/5 rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I stopped while in the Philly area, went for lunch on a Sunday. Wow what a brunch menu (for a brewpub nice change). I really enjoyed the Raspberry wheat with a butternut squash soup. Also had the basic lager which was nice also. I can see how it would get crowded at times seems like a hip place for the locals. I tried the Phoenixville location the night before and was not able to get in so that's why I hit the Westchester location the next day. I would recommend it for others in the area or passing thru as I was, try at an off time tho. The service was good, sat at the bar and had great conversations with locals from the area.
01-31-2007 14:45:40 | More by makdeco
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3.96/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$$
West Chester is not my favorite place in the world. If you like insufferable college hipsters, ditsy biddies, and business lunchers, you won't have a problem, but it's not really my scene. But if you're going to drink some good beer and have some good food, ignore the crowd and come to Iron Hill. In case you didn't know, IH is a mini-chain, but they still make some good quality beer, and each site tends to have something different to offer.
Of the IHs I've been to (not many), I can say the WC location definitely has the best beer selection. I mean, there is a lot of stuff on tap here, and they keep the seasonal selections rotating quite well. Their year-round offerings may not be anything extraordinary to the extreme beer geek, but they're all generally solid, and the seasonals keep things interesting.
Service is fine. Bartenders seem used to very busy crowds, so the bar is well-staffed and everyone is generally on the ball. They do a good job with the food menu here too, and I've never had a bad meal at an IH. Your wallet might be a little on the thin side when you finally leave the place, so just keep track of what you're ordering.
Iron Hill is not so much a "destination," but it's worth checking out for drinks and a bite to eat if you're in town.
11-07-2013 15:58:39 | More by Rifugium
4.16/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Went here on a mini bar crawl in West Chester since I've never been here in my 30 years in SEPA.
Iron Hill West Chester is big, just like all the other Iron Hill's out there. I think the Phoenixville location is the smallest by far. Anyway this location has a nice outside large seating area with plenty of room. You don't get that at the Philadelphia location. Inside it;s large and the bar is to the right, with the brewing equipment to the right of that. In view of all the fermenters, vats, barrels and other brewing equipment, nice views. A large u shaped bar with an island of booze within, taps towards the actual bar wood area. 15 taps or so, 2 cask offerings I believe, 1 nitro, No sign of any reserve bottles lying around, and the list confirms that only one is available at the time of this writing, FE15 it's called.
Going forward and to the left a huge dining area with some nice art on the wall. A lot of wooden interior with a modern and semi dark look, outlined with white. The dining area must seat at least 150 easy. To the right of the dining area, a smaller bar, which I guess is reserved for private parties or something. The bathrooms are nice, clean, private and spacey.
The beer list is nice and covers a lot of styles. I went with the Saison Melange, which was so good and I ordered another. Had a IPA as well and that was decent. Iron Hill wins mad awards for it's brewing year round, and with the beer they are serving, it's apparent why. could of went with some of the other offerings although the house beers are all the same from location to location. They offer growlers to go as well, with some reasonable pricing for the bigger and bolder beers.
All in all, I will come back here, every beer I had was great and the bartenderess was friendly and informative. Clean and spacious all around. Never been a fan of Iron Hill's food, so maybe I'll give it a go next time I stop into one.
05-06-2012 03:30:24 | More by BARFLYB
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in West Chester, PA
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