Best Outdoor Dining, 2014:
Take your pick of views: the endless parade of humanity at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant on Main Street in Newark or the breezy Christina riverfront in Wilmington. We can’t decide.
Iron Hill has beer—duh. But its sassy martinis are fabulous, proving that the Hill has a feminine side, and it’s not afraid to show it. Raise your pinky fingers to the Key lime pie and Watermelon libations.
Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant continues to be an awards juggernaut, raking in medals from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival. Brilliant brews like Raspberry Torte and Russian Imperial Stout are great, and not enough credit goes to the well-executed pub food, such as the guacamole-smeared turkey burger or the char-grilled sirloin with sun-dried tomato and portobello relish.
You know when you walk into a place and see an honest-to-goodness brewery, you’re going to be tasting some great beers. Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant’s beers are brewed on site by company brewers. Five brews are always joined by various traditional Belgian ales that change throughout the year. The brews are (as if you don’t have them memorized) the Iron Hill Light Lager, Vienna Red Lager, Ironbound Ale, Raspberry Wheat and our favorite, the slightly bitter, kinda nutty, ever tasty Pig Iron Porter. Look for other seasonal offerings such as Sasquatch, an American barley wine that’s hopped up on hops.
Other Delaware location:
710 Justison St., Wilmington, 472-2730