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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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BEER AVG
3.79/5
Iron Hill Brewery & RestaurantIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

130 Bridge St
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 19460-3448
United States

(610) 983-9333 | map
www.ironhillbrewery.com

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Added by weeare138 on 10-11-2006

BEER STATS
Beers:
363
Reviews:
1,597
Ratings:
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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
92
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
45
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.12%
 
 
Taps:
14
Bottles/Cans:
20
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by ffejherb:
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3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of zekeman17
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bruce5
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of j-rod18
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of KTCamm
4.44/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

On the streets of downtown Phoenixville. Large bar area, plus separate dining room. About 12 beers on tap, including the standard 5 plus a variety of rotators. The quality of beer here is usually very good - the standards are tasty and the sometimes the seasonals really hit the nail on the head. Bustling bar scene, very busy, but really good service. Love the menu here - broad, lots to choose from and very thoughtfully planned out. Good take home options too, some 25.4 bottles and of course growlers.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of nikonf5user
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of micropale
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of bmeehan
4.86/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I love Iron Hill. Their food and drink selection are both very good. The beer selection varies widely, depending on what day it is, but their food is always fantastic. It's a little pricey, but the portions are large and the quality is always top notch.

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Photo of beerded_drunk
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of malprep
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of wilmerkatie
2.84/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of BigRizz62
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of stomioka
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Casey3236
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of KLReed
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of tommyguz
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of meflyntz
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of IdrinkGas
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of scfatallis
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Joe_Detweiler
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of EFR94
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of woodychandler
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Transcribed from notes dtd F, 10 Dec 2010.

My uncle and I were in town for Sly Fox's 15th Anniversary and it seemed as if a slight detour on the way home might be in order.

A long east-west running windowfront led to the entry at the corner of Bridge Street and Church Avenue and coming in, I passed the brewhouse on my left, followed by the m.d.s., then the lavatories and by turning right, the the restaurant area with its sea of standard tables and chairs. Just past the last of the tables was the busy kitchen.

Backing up, taking a right just before the m.d.s., put me in the bar area with the abbreviated "U"-shaped dark wood bar as its centerpiece. A shoulder-high partition divided the bar from the bar service area which sat in full view of passersby through the aforementioned long window. I am not a fishbowl barfly and so I took a seat at the bar near a friendly couple who saw fit to pick my addled brain when it was established that I was a beer writer.

Beers: Beyond the five (5) standards which I seldom bother with any more, they also had eight (8) CO2 taps, one (1) N2 tap and a cask going on the occasion of my visit. Variety is the spice of life.

Ambiance: It was a welcoming, clean, well-lit place for beer IAW company standards. I always enjoy visiting Iron Hill, no matter which location.

Return? Oh, yeah!

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I went to this Iron Hill once. Parking was street only and was difficult. There were no nearby garages that I knew of. Once we arrived, we were seated immediately, which was nice. The atmosphere was not quite the same as other Iron Hills I've been to. It was much more cramped and loud. I definitively did not enjoy myself as much as I did at the others.

However, as I've come to expect from Iron Hill, the quality and selection of food and beer was very good and consistent. I do recall service was pretty good as well.

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Photo of prg1976
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

There always seems to be an abundance of "beer snobs"/ hipsters at any of the iron hill's I've been to.

The food is usually spot on (love the pizzas), and the service is mostly very good.

As an alumnus of U of DE, I've been enjoying their beers as long as I've legally been allowed to drink them. Pig Iron Porter and Anvil Ale have sentimental value beyond the usual ratings.

Overall, I enjoy going here. I'd rather go at an off time to avoid the crowds and just enjoy the food and the beers.

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, PA
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