Established in 1994, the Iron Hill brewery at Wilmington was one of the first to open in the series of this award-winning brewery restaurant chain. Beer enthusiasts need no introduction to their stellar array of handcrafted beers that have stood against some of the best in the region. From Belgian Ales to Lagers, each of their brews has a distinct flavor that is bound to please most tastes. Though beer is admittedly in focus here, the food to go with your brews is surprisingly well thought-of. Iron Hill offers a diverse menu of modern American specialties, and has everything from soups and salads to burgers, pizzas and sandwiches; perfect grub to match the beers on offer. The kitchen caters to dietary restrictions with a gluten free menu and also has a full menu for kids. The level of cooking is head and heels above the the average pub grub and blurs the lines between the brewery and the restaurant. The beautiful waterside location and spacious interiors make it a good choice for large groups and private functions as well. Check website for more.
With mentions dating back to the 18th Century, the space housing the Columbus Inn has a rich history. And with it's restoration and reopening in 2010, the owners have succeeded at not only updating it to a modern establishment that holds relevance today, but also bringing some of its glory back. A lesson in history, however, is not a requisite to having a good time at the Columbus Inn. On offer is a superb selection of contemporary American fare that changes with the seasons and a drinks list that shuffles flawlessly between the old world and new. From ancient concoctions and classics to modern takes, there's a fair bit of variety here and it won't hurt to try a little from every era. The interiors feature plenty of old-style wooden touches and some great lighting choices for a warm atmosphere. The contemporary seating choices provide a nice contrast. There is a choice of private rooms if you're looking for group dining or private parties. Check website for more.
When it comes to great beer paired with excellent food, there's few who can come close to Iron Hill in the city. A recipient of numerous awards for its brews, Iron Hill does not rest on its drink laurels alone and sets the bar with a food menu comprising of an exceptional selection of American favorites. The diversity and the amount of choices available will prove to be a pleasant surprise for foodies who've always had a gripe about the attention given to food at proper places to drink. The full menu features great selection in everything from starters and entrees to pizzas, burgers, sandwiches and even desserts. There's a kids menu as well as a selection of healthy choices. It even caters to people with dietary restrictions with a gluten free menu. Iron Hill's award-winning beers form most of the drink selection with seasonal brews also making an appearance. An excellent place for a complete drinking and dining experience.
The first of the two acclaimed McGlynns to open in Newark, the pub sits at the site of the historic Drummond Ale House and has seen the changing face of the city since its inception in 1983. Expectedly, it has a special place in the hearts of the locals who've made it their hangout of choice for everything from game days to simply chilling out with friends. On offer is a stunning array of beers (about 50) and other spirits to keep things flowing and an above average menu of American favorites that is hard to resist. The bar area is designed to encourage socialization and is great if you're on your own. Television screens strewn across the pub ensures that you get a glimpse of the game no matter where you're seated. The patio is a popular prospect on non-game days and is a great option to relax in an airier setting. The food at McGlynns has such a following that they also offer catering for occasions. Holding functions at site is also possible Check website for more.
The Dandelion is a three story British gastropub in Philadelphia. This quaint restaurant and bar has many cozy rooms and bars creating an Old World aura where firewood crinkles in an oak mantle hearth and patrons decorate the wall hooks with coats and scarves, to savor the ever flowing casks, tap craft beers and delectable food or enjoy the tea service's sweet and savory menu. This intimate restaurant, warms your soul with its lovely interiors and sublime food. They serve lunch, tea, dinner and weekend brunch. The menu consists of great fish n chips, divine deviled eggs, tasty lamb shepherd's pie, slow-road pork belly with a cider vinegar glaze, a rabbit pie with oyster mushroom, yummy Sticky Toffee Pudding and much more. The Dandelion is a great place for a romantic date, hang out haunt and private events. Let the food and beer flow!
Established in 1985, The Dock Street Brewing Co. is a pioneering microbrewery in America. With award-winning artisanal beers to its credit, it remains at the forefront of West Philly’s beer culture. This laid-back brewpub, located in the heart of Cedar Park, offers a great selection of tap beer with delicious bar fare. Calzones, burgers, gourmet wraps and wood-fired pizzas are best sellers. They also organize an annual music fest and film screenings that are a big draw among patrons.
The Pour House is a favorite haunt among beer buffs and finger food lovers. The pub stocks 18 varieties of draft beers and 95 labels. The pub also serves delectable pub food including pretzel bits and tasty burgers.