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.
Located a little away from the Newark's city center, The Blue Crab Grill is a tempting affair for seafood lovers with a varied menu of specialties from the sea. Everything from mussels and oysters to lobsters and crabs of course is well represented on the menu. The little menu of seafood pastas is worth a try as are the seafood platters. To accompany your food is an excellent selection of wines chosen carefully to pair with the seafood flavors. For a little more diversity, head to the bar that has a superb selection of local beers, microbrews and wines. The interiors are done up in fairly muted colors, but feature great use of woods for a warm effect. Seafood artwork and memorabilia adorn the otherwise blank walls. An excellent bet for lovers of seafood.
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.
A quintessential public house, McGlynns was first established in 1983 within the Polly Drummond shopping center. It's popularity has grown manifold since and has resulted in two more locations. McGlynns' second location stands within the Peoples Plaza and like the original location, boasts of a fairly large area. The stuff on offer essentially remains the same; an excellent beer selection and hearty American food to go with it. There's close to 50 varieties of beer on offer including the signature Taylors Grog brewed specially for this and a handful of more pubs. There's a good selection of wine and other spirits as well. The food menu is surprisingly diverse for a pub and features everything from the usual pub grub to hearty lunch specials and elaborate preparations. There's a small selection of kids specialties as well. An array of television screens throughout the pub ensures large crowds on game days. There are good facilities for holding private functions as well.
Frequented by college students and a lively younger crowd, Grotto's is the place to head to for cheap drinks and a generous slice. Popular with a regular set of customers, mainly twenty-somethings, especially on weekends, the place features a sports bar, game room and a casual, noisy, fun atmosphere. A good place to head to with a group of friends on a Friday night when you're looking for a night out that won't hurt your pockets, the bar can get quite crowded especially on game nights. The bar is conveniently open late every night of the week perfect for when you're craving a slice of their typically greasy pizza. They also host parties and group events, for details contact the restaurant.
A waterside restaurant serving fresh seafood and an eclectic range of American cuisine, Chesapeake Inn Restaurant & Marina is equipped with a deck-side patio and a beautiful yet spacious private room. The elegance of the dining space makes for a perfect setting for a dinner-for-two or an intimate casual lunch with family. Live music on weekends keeps spirits alive and complements the dining experience inside the restaurant. This eatery also boasts of a bar brimming with mature wines and sparkling spirits to complete your meal.
Established in 1996, Victory Brewing Company is popular throughout the country for such brews as the award-winning Golden Monkey, Headwaters Pale Ale and HopDevil. Founders Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski honed their brewing skills for close to a decade before taking the plunge to open Victory Brewing. The brewery occupies what was once the Pepperidge Farm factory and also has a large brewpub on site. There's a regularly changing selection of beers on tap all year round, with Victory's flagship beers making a permanent appearance. The food menu is varied and offers everything from hummus and sandwiches to salads and pizzas. Drop by to check out their latest creations or to simply chill out with buddies.
Oddity Bar is a quirky little watering hole that's popular with the locals and sure is a vivacious place. Bouncing with energy, you can sway to the nightly music and jam sessions, participate in bingo and enjoy the happy hours. The bohemian ambiance with trendy art work and Ouija board style tables, just adds to the charisma of this place. Friendly service, reasonably priced drinks, and a upbeat vibe is sure to keep you coming back for more.
Two Stones Pub is a local favorite. With a lively, casual ambiance, its a great place to stop by for an afterwork drink with friends or colleagues. The selection of craft brews, both on tap and bottled is impressive, with something to suit every palate. The pub menu features tasty twists on pub classics like the carolina pulled pork tacos, truffled fries, foie gras burger, pork belly tostadas and dirty kettle chips. From shared plates to hearty mains, enjoy an enjoyable evening out.