Iron Monkey

Iron Monkey

Bar, American Restaurant, and Gastropub$$$$
Paulus Hook, Jersey City
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  • Aizle D.
    "I love coming here to drink on the rooftop."(24 Tips)
    loran j.
    "Friendly staff, good draft beer selection and good food"(12 Tips)
    JT
    "Get the spicy popcorn and head to the roof with a good beer."(3 Tips)
    M
    "Crab dumplings and spicy fries left a very good first impression."(2 Tips)
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  • )( ).
    )( )(June 21, 2016
    Way crowed, but Def a great spot
  • Kushal B.
    Kushal BereraMay 13, 2016
    Nothing good. Terrible service and the food was horrible. The service was the worst. The food attendants looked miserable being there and serving food. I would not recommend, despite a great location
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoMarch 6, 2016
    While the interior and the food aren't the strongest points, the drink selection and rooftop views during the warmer months can't be beat.
  • Ketaki K.
    Ketaki KFebruary 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Beers, beer options
  • Liza B.
    Liza BelJanuary 31, 2016
    Beer, beer...lots of beer. Allagash is what I like
  • Corey M.
    Corey ManiconeDecember 30, 2015
    Nice little hidden gem. They typically have 2-3 amazing/rare beers on tap.
  • Iron M.
    Iron MonkeyJune 3, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Half Off on all 39 drafts everyday 9-10pm ( doesn't include limited,specialty& vintage editions)
  • Iron M.
    Iron MonkeyJune 3, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Half Off on all 39 drafts every day 9-10pm (offer doesn't include limited,specialty & vintage editions)
  • Cara S.
    Cara SMay 25, 2015
    Vandy is a fantastic server and outstanding at customer service. A ++
  • loran j.
    loran jonakMay 16, 2015
    Multiple levels for you enjoyment. Go all the way up to the roof of the weather is good. Friendly staff, good draft beer selection and good food
  • Ryan
    RyanMay 10, 2015
    Rooftop is solid.
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PetrocelliMarch 31, 2015
    Mac and cheese is great
  • David O.
    David OrrFebruary 16, 2015
    If you want a non-alcoholic beverage, get the root beer.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LydenFebruary 12, 2015
    Rooftop is pretty enjoyable, great view, excellent craft brew selection.
  • Scott G.
    Scott GoldsteinJanuary 19, 2015
    Clown shoes burnt caramel was great. Enjoyed the fish and chips as well
  • Chris M.
    Chris MondokDecember 24, 2014
    A bunch of good beers to try.
  • Vaibhav P.
    Vaibhav PDecember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great, whimsical selection of beers/craft brew
  • Abby F.
    Abby FinkelOctober 6, 2014
    Rooftop is worth a visit. And they have a great beer list.
  • Abby F.
    Abby FinkelOctober 5, 2014
    Great beer list.
  • Catalina L.
    Catalina LaverdeSeptember 28, 2014
    Margaritas are delicious! Best buffalo wings in the area!
  • Shawn T.
    Shawn ThorntonMay 17, 2014
    Rooftop is great but small. Wine and penne pasta go great together.
  • Pat G.
    Pat GonzalezMay 17, 2014
    Rooftop exists - but don't expect quick service or correct food orders
  • Reshu
    ReshuMay 11, 2014
    Always go for the rooftop seating. Great music...chatty environment...breezy evenings
  • Cristina
    CristinaApril 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Karaoke on Fridays- second floor
  • Rikin D.
    Rikin DiwanApril 6, 2014
    Saturday nights are karaoke night so come for dinner before 10:00.
  • Rikin D.
    Rikin DiwanApril 6, 2014
    The chicken wings are amazing!
  • India C.
    India CMarch 31, 2014
    Crappy at takeout orders. I called ahead and ordered wings for pickup - it took 40 minutes for them to fill the order, when they told me it would only be 15! Wings were good, but not 40 minutes good
  • Peter V.
    Peter ValenzanoMarch 5, 2014
    LISTEN TO STEPHEN MUSGRAVE'S TIP!!!!!!!!!!
  • M
    MJanuary 22, 2014
    Crab dumplings and spicy fries left a very good first impression. recommended.
  • Kay P.
    Kay PuthaaroonDecember 22, 2013
    Nice rooftop seating and cheap beers (I think $3?)
  • Moses A.
    Moses ANovember 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They have Hangar One vodka. F'in awesome!
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine MeyerinkOctober 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I'm sorry that providing service is such a task. I thought that's what customer service was about.
  • Paul
    PaulOctober 20, 2013
    They have Sorachi Ace on tap as of oct 2013... Order it.
  • John B.
    John BeckAugust 26, 2013
    NJCB Membership Club: 20% off the entire bill
  • Arthur
    ArthurAugust 25, 2013
    Steak panini is excellent. The monkey staring at you from the bar? He's just lookin' at you eatin'
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen MusgraveAugust 21, 2013
    HOW ABOUT YET ANOTHER TIP ABOUT THE ROOF DECK!!!!!!!
  • Randolph K.
    Randolph KahleAugust 13, 2013
    Horrible service. At the bar for fifteen minutes before being approached. Got the tap list and never was asked about my choice. Left and went to the Lighthorse Tavern.
  • Richard D.
    Richard DresslerJuly 6, 2013
    Drinks took way too long, ice was melted by the time we got them and me and my friends couldn't even taste the alcohol in them..This was our first time here and we won't be coming back.
  • Jersey City Gal
    Jersey City GalJuly 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    My full review here: http://jerseycitygal.com/2013/06/05/iron-monkey/
  • Bill W.
    Bill WuJuly 2, 2013
    Great beer! Gotta check out the rooftop
  • seamus s.
    seamus sullivanJune 21, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask to use the roof top elevator next door @Automata Chino
  • Adam M.
    Adam MJune 18, 2013
    Had their Mac & Cheese at Yelp Event - very rich
  • Alex K.
    Alex KutApril 18, 2013
    30 wings for $12.50 until 7:00 on Thursday! Great deal!
  • Ree G.
    Ree GeeMarch 9, 2013
    All good!!
  • Pedro R.
    Pedro RochaMarch 9, 2013
    Flying Dog Kujo is a gr8 beer.
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan ChriscoliJanuary 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is fast becoming my second home! Craft beers that change each week, brilliant food and snacks! Awesome bar staff! Tip your bartender! :-)
  • M Keli S.
    M Keli SJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Not a good stop for nye starters. I set up the dj equipment and they wouldn't let us in on the drink special. Rules and regulations... Blah blah blah
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine MeyerinkDecember 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    All the bartenders are great, but Sam is the best ever! Ask her what to drink or ask her to surprise you, you'll never be disappointed.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KutNovember 28, 2012
    Get the 1/2 lb burger. Really juicy and fresh!
  • TK B.
    TK BaltimoreNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The $10 lunch special here that comes with any beer they have on tap (and that's a lot to choose from) can't be beat.
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan ChriscoliOctober 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place! Friendliest bar staff, lots of different ales. My personal favorite is the Rogue Dead Guy!
  • Nicholas D.
    Nicholas Della ValleSeptember 14, 2012
    Atmosphere and drinks are good. Service stinks.
  • UNOlker
    UNOlkerSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Rooftop bar is (-1) for stoner waiter. "I had the crab dumplings at another bar last night, there was no cheese." "I think all beer is gluten free." "I brought you an extra water."
  • George
    GeorgeAugust 13, 2012
    AWESOME beer selection. Must have: Beer
  • Courtney W
    Courtney WAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Mac n cheese. Servers aren't the best (or most accommodating). But the beer selection is great.
  • WTFAG A.
    WTFAG AAAugust 3, 2012
    cool crew, best music and lots of fckng beer!
  • Kerry K.
    Kerry KitzhofferJuly 17, 2012
    Visit Chelsey on the rooftop...she's amazing!!
  • Cortney N.
    Cortney NollJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    What tips are could? Good beer, and the rooftop. Go on impress me, I dare you ;p. Service isn't up to par and waitstaff cld be better... Just saying
  • seamus s.
    seamus sullivanJune 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    hands down, best beer selection in Jersey City and probably Hudson County
  • Michael P.
    Michael PepplerJune 20, 2012
    A beer runner will get you a beer from any level. Beer me.
  • Jess R.
    Jess RJune 7, 2012
    Great beer selection and ambience w decent food. Service wasn't so great but definitely recommended. Especially during happy hour!
  • JT
    JTMay 18, 2012
    Get the spicy popcorn and head to the roof with a good beer.
  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth SteevesMay 13, 2012
    Join their mailing list to hear about tastings and other fun events
  • Mihir Y P B.
    Mihir Y P BuzzedMay 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    All their beers are off the monkey wrench - have the "choking da monkey"
  • Mihir Y P B.
    Mihir Y P BuzzedMay 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a prankster
  • Thomas J.
    Thomas JimenezApril 19, 2012
    Try the spicy popcorn!
  • Laurina S.
    Laurina StapletonMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best rooftop bar in the area. Bartenders are the best too!
  • lindsay v.
    lindsay vFebruary 23, 2012
    guaranteed to have one of your fav beers and 4 just like it that you've never heard of.
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DragoneFebruary 18, 2012
    Rooftop bar is a chill place to hang
  • Jack Anthony P.
    Jack Anthony PiresJanuary 27, 2012
    This place is dope rooftop bar too wow
  • Todd W.
    Todd WickmanJanuary 7, 2012
    Pro beer list, remarkably amateur service. Too bad...
  • Aizle D.
    Aizle DumendenDecember 8, 2011
    I love coming here to drink on the rooftop.
  • Anna Y.
    Anna YOctober 7, 2011
    The mac & cheese is phenomenal.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BhutaniAugust 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Like coffee? Try the Founders Breakfast Stout!
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MarshallAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They also deliver growlers until 10 @ night .. 64oz of deliciousness...
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MarshallAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Monkey mac and cheese. Best ever. By far. Omfg
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WeckesserJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    For those that say drinks suck, you must not love beer. This is a craft beer bar and the selection its phenomenal.
  • Monica H.
    Monica HirstJuly 22, 2011
    Check out the expansive selection of Allagash beers, as well as the rooftop, its excellent!
  • Hugh H.
    Hugh HindsJuly 16, 2011
    Get the Ultimate Arnold Palmer....bangin!
  • Pat M.
    Pat MccrearyJuly 16, 2011
    Roof top under construction, once it's done the place will be amazing!
  • Emy D.
    Emy DJuly 6, 2011
    Get up to the roof!!!
  • Sue S.
    Sue SinclairJuly 4, 2011
    They let people smoke when sitting on the rooftop lounge. Nasty.
  • Jill S.
    Jill SabatoJune 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Tons of great beers on tap and a pretty decent menu. Go to the roof if it's nice outside!
  • Justin H.
    Justin HowleyMarch 29, 2011
    Great selection of draft beers. Please get some Pacific NW brews though!
  • Ric K.
    Ric KinonMarch 14, 2011
    Girl sitting at the top of the stairs is beautiful! Looks like a little fairy!
  • Russ Y.
    Russ YapDecember 9, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Regina is the best bartender there. Always nice to talk to.
  • redge c.
    redge colaOctober 2, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The rooftop is the best place 4 after work drinks & the food exceeds expectations. The hidden weapon is the bottled 120 min IPA. be prepared to wait 4 it upstairs; they're all kept on the 1st floor.
  • Kev S.
    Kev StevOctober 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The new beer list is amazing.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupSeptember 24, 2010
    Go for Taco Tuesdays and the great selection of premium beers. When the weather is nice, skip the first two floors and head straight to the roof!
  • Angela D.
    Angela DenbySeptember 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great mac & cheese.
  • Eric C.
    Eric CarcacheAugust 18, 2010
    Tried the Hudson pale, good stuff.
  • Vicky R.
    Vicky RJuly 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the rooftop! Perfect for a relaxing week night outing with a few friends. Try the French Vanilla Martini
  • Josh A.
    Josh AlexanderJune 19, 2010
    Amazing white russians. Dessert is homemade
  • Girard
    GirardJune 10, 2010
    Avoid the bloody mary here at all costs. It's a glass of water with a hint of tomato juice and celery powder.
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CidJune 10, 2010
    You definitely have to try the mac & cheese! They even won an award for it, it has to be one of the best mac & cheese in Jersey.
  • Kev S.
    Kev StevApril 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Pbr is an unadvertised deal. If I recall correctly it's $2.75. Nothing beats the rooftop in the warm weather
  • Ben S.
    Ben SookyingMarch 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Their beer list is not up to date with tap info. Spicy Popcorn is awesome!
  • boland
    bolandFebruary 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Be careful when ordering specials, they are usually hit or miss
  • Jesse H.
    Jesse HutchisonOctober 26, 2009
    Go to Iron Monkey during the warmer weather, rooftop bar is real chill. Drinks are always on point, popcorn and pizza is pretty good also
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