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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Iron Hill Brewery & RestaurantIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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3.78/5
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4,186 Ratings
Iron Hill Brewery & RestaurantIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(610) 983-9333 | map
ironhillbrewery.com

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Added by weeare138 on 10-11-2006

BEER STATS
Beers:
398
Reviews:
1,642
Ratings:
4,186
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.96/5
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
47
pDev:
16.16%
 
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 27
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2.84/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of Kwak
2.88/5  rDev -27.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

i was here on a saturday night and the bar was empty the seating buy the bar was a little crowded lots of kids i dont know why they dont sit in the dinning room. sat at the bar had a couple of beers witch were only ok nothing to make me even want to come back. the foo i though was verry goo one thing that stood out was the cheese steak egg rolls were awesome. the service was bad they had two bartenders and my wife and i were the only ones at the bar but still had to wait. the place was nice. i may go back for the food not the beer or the service.

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of madmanjf
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I stopped here after attending the Victory Fall Fest.

I had a pint of the Pale Ale and an Entree consisting of a Fried Chicken Breast with Mashed Potatoes and a Corn-Leek Gravy. The dinner Entree was great, and I enjoyed it throughly.

The beer I had was disappointing. I was curious how their other brews held up to the style, so I asked for a sample of their IPA.

I won't review these beers individually since I didn't really drink enough of either to warrant a fair review; however, I just wasn't impressed with either.

This place is GREAT if you want to go to a nice fun restaurant and get some freshly made local beer. If you're a beer snob though, I'd have to say you'll probably think they're nothing special.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
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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Photo of jmdrpi
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

typical for the Iron Hill chain - clean, modern vibe, more restaurant than brewery. the beer selection is wide in style variety, and the beers range in quality from average to good. haven't had the food here.

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Photo of nikonf5user
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of prg1976
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
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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Photo of Kegatron
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Bruce5
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of boelker62
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Likely the best, and smallest of the Iron Hills I have visited. Smaller size creates a great ambiance in the bar, and the fact that it is smoke-free, and a brand new building, really creates for a great dining experience. The bar is not big enough for this place to be a watering hole. You are highly expected, in my opinion, to get a full meal if you sit at the high-top tables. You cannot go wrong, however, with their menu. It is their mainstay, and they make no bones about it that this is a restaurant first, that happens to brew it’s own beer. While it may be tricky, parking is as good as it gets in Phoenixville. I should know, I live there. They provide their own lot for parking across the street that the building developer owns. This is a great place for my family to bring others, any time of year, any time of day except dinner. It is so wildly popular, there have been 2 hour waits to get a table. Can’t fault them for wanting to run at capacity. A strong addition to a strong entertaining town.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of micropale
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of ark57
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I have been waiting for this to open for quite some time, and it has been worth the wait. I think the food is as high of quality as I was used to at the West Chester location and it has some great beers as well. I sampled the saison and the octoberfest in the opening week and thought both were flavorful beers. I was a little disappointed that there was nothing on cask, but hopefully this will change in the future.

For dinner, my starter was crab stuffed mushrooms accompanied with a plum sauce then I had shrimp and scallops in a chardonnay cream sauce that was very good.

The food was tasty, the beer was very good, the service was friendly. It is smaller than I would like, but I guess there isn't the room for it in downtown Phoenixville. Still a great place to go and a good alternative to the Sly Fox, which has some great merit on its own.

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Photo of slander
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Two and change hours out to Pville, why do we repeatedly do this? (It's a simple "In Dude we trust" philosophy, is all). The long ride's thirst was quite quickly quelled by the released just hours before "Dude De Garde", but the hunger thing hadn't really been dealt other than light apps there. My suspicions that Handsome Ed (and Not Terribly Unattractive Heather) would want dinner elsewhere were correct, so we threw some places around and around. Ed, having an affinity for Iron Hill, offered up the new location in town and Phil jumped all over that, you know of his love for chain brewpubs...

The area described as considerably dodgier than it seemed, we parked in not so much a parking lot across the street but rather something of a free for all space on a hill, cars everywhere and every which way. A whole lot of people jamming up the entranceway, but due to our superstardom and nobody here actually waiting for a table, we were seated fairly quickly in the near empty rear dining room. It's an airplane hanger type room with a curved foldy metal ceiling center but flat ends, mesh copper covered cast iron chandeliers between the ceiling fans and sunken spots, and wall mounted glass lamps. 8 wide booths on the rear mural wall, 8 shorter booths on the inside wall below wood paneling, and a dozen tables down the center, all sizes and shapes. Up front, an 8 seat "C" shaped bar with towers of 8 at each end, booze in barback shelving boxes with views through to the rear dining room, mounted flatscreens to both sides, and a slanted rolled metal ceiling. Considerably smaller than the bar areas I've seen at the other locations and no large signature cast iron weather vane. An adjacent bar counter serves as divider to the forward seating area holding a dozen raised bar tables along the front windows, overlooking the seating on the front deck running the length of the building. The brewroom here is actually a side room behind glass off the entranceway.

I had the chicken gumbo, which was solid, spicy, wanted a bowl but thought it better to have a cup, and the steak fajita wrap, also very good, but small.

And then maybe something to drink. The 6 standard house beers (Iron Hill Light Lager, Pig Iron Porter, Lodestone Lager, Raspberry Wheat, Ironbound Ale, Anvil Ale), and 3 seasonals. The Munich Dunkel had a good malt profile; the Abbey Dubbel, lightly colored, nicely sweet, deep; and the Nitro Dry Irish Stout, bitter, thinnish, kind of oaty. Beers we had were fresh and tasty. No cask, but you can't have everything. Service was very good. Although shorthanded, our server jammed, and he gets points for offering to deal Phil some much needed fries.

I've found the Iron Hill locations to be consistent in content and quality, this is no exception. Good addition to the area brew scene.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of garuda
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I always have an enjoyable experience going to this Iron Hill. The wife and I always try to get a window-side table in the bar area, as the dining room can get a bit noisy sometimes. Service is always excellent, and the staff always has pretty good knowledge of their beers. I have to knock them down some on their beer selection, however. It seems like they never have any IPAs or pale ales available, other than their house pale, which is ok... The rest of the beers are always Belgian and wheat dominated. The food is a little bit better than the rest of the area's brewpubs, with a wide variety of selections, and good value for the money.

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
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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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, PA
Brewery rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 4,186 ratings
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