Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

BEER AVG
3.8/5
Iron Hill Brewery & RestaurantIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

147 E Main St
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7313
United States

(302) 266-9000 | map
ironhillbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
389
Ratings:
4,146
Reviews:
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PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
0%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
19
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by mobud:
Photo of mobud
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Stopped in on a Thursday night and found a fairly full house. Located in the middle of a university campus, the flagship of the Iron Hill "chain" is usually loaded with a nice mix of locals vs. students. The food can not be considered cheap for a student, so it is not overrun with alot of power drinkers looking for Mug night. The food was great; I had woodfired pizza and my wife had fish. They run monthly beer dinners (2 food items paired with 2 beers) for a fixed price that seems fair. The beer is consistantly great and the staff is always talking beer and food pairings as help. I enjoyed my visit and will go back again to focus on their selection of cask conditioned beers that they run out from time to time.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sbuchert
4.03/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Urk1127
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ROGUE16
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of HookemHoos
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.83/5  rDev -5%
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 -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Vorlauf86
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BillCheck
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of JackNip
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BigRizz62
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of greyghost86
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of Lorianneb
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BeerThursdays
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of bcgeiman
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of wildwm
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Crentakey
3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
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 -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, DE
3.8 out of 5 based on 4,146 ratings.
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