Delaware-based Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant announced the opening of its first Center City Philadelphia location in the new East Market development. This marks a wild 15th brewery and restaurant for the group and the third opening for Iron Hill in 2018 alone. A fourth slated for November in Hershey, Pa., as part of an aggressive growth strategy.
The approximately 8,500-sq-ft Iron Hill Center City seats approximately 275, plus al fresco dining and includes an on-site brewery with capacity to produce 900 bbls of their award-winning craft beer annually.
“When we opened our first Iron Hill 22 years ago, we never dreamed that one day we would be opening our 15th location in Center City Philadelphia,” explained Cofounder Kevin Finn. “We couldn’t be more excited to be part of the growth, energy and potential of the East Market neighborhood to offer a new place to enjoy delicious beer and food with good friends.”
The on-site brewery enables Iron Hill Center City to deliver craft beer freshness, brewed, poured and enjoyed all under one roof. Seasonal and Philadelphia-centric craft beer like the new Hungry Dog IPA and Philly Special will be on tap for thirsty football fans. Craft beer enthusiasts can expect the award-winning signature Vienna Red Lager, Iron Hill Light Lager and White Iron Wit.
Designed by Washington, DC-based Streetsense, the interior reflects recent incarnations of the Iron Hill concept featuring iconic pop art images with a nod to Philadelphia’s rich history, while floor-to-ceiling windows usher in natural light and transmit the vibrancy of the neighborhood. Design elements highlight the open kitchen and glass walled-brewery prominently positioned behind the bar, walls are swathed in warm yellow, gold and rust hues contrasted by sleek industrial vaulted ceilings covered in copper-toned corrugated metal offset by large black circular chandeliers.
In addition to their brand-wide donation to CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, and as part of Iron Hill’s philanthropy and commitment to the communities they serve, the brewery and restaurant will be collaborating with Philabundance to donate $0.75 from each Triple Chocolate Hill dessert sold in order to help fund the organization’s mission to drive hunger from our communities today and to end hunger forever.