65 Geoffrey Drive
Newark, DE 19713
Phone: (302) 292-1500
Fax: (302) 292-8655
Bars & Cafes
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.
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.
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.
Jessop's Tavern building dates back to 1674 when it was built as a private residence. Owned by the day family now, this Colonial-style bar honors its Dutch, English and Swedish heritage in its cheeses, grub and drinks. It is named after Abraham Jessop, a coppersmith who bought the place in 1724. It is a popular bar that is renowned for its delicious fare.
The deceptively simple name might lead you to wonder what the fuss surrounding this fairly new restaurant is all about. But Caffe Gelato goes way beyond just a gelataria and rightfully deserves all the accolades, recognition and the resultant hype it has generated. For starters, it's a full service Italian restaurant that can stand up to some of the best in the city. Chef Danny Profita’s laborious work with unconventional Italian flavors ensures that the food here doesn't taste like any run-of-the-mill Italian restaurant. The fact that it mopped up an award that year it was established speaks volumes about the food. The wine cellar close to 1500 selections holds its own and choosing one that pairs with your food should be no problem. The recognition by Wine Spectator is further proof of the quality of the list. The homemade gelato on offer has kids of all ages squealing in delight and is some of the best you'll get in the city The decor is intimate and well suited to family dinners and romantic rendezvous alike. The delightful outdoor area presents a slightly more casual setting. Don't miss this gem of a restaurant when in Newark.
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.
Kildare’s Irish pub is 100 percent Irish to the core, however the only difference is that it’s located in various parts of the United States. The staff though is not imported from the land of the Irish, however the mannerisms and hospitality values have been imbibed in the same. Most of the Irish festivals like St Patrick’s Day or even themed pub parties are held here often. They also have a banquet facility. Check website for more details.
A first-rate dining and drinking establishment located within the well-known Deerfield public golf club, Deerfield's Pub & Grille will delight you with its superb menu of American grill favorites and the high quality of cooking on offer. From chilling out with buddies after a game to having a relaxed lunch, the restaurant offers a perfect atmosphere for all your needs. Chef Paul's expertly crafted menu brings a lot of variety to the palate with a healthy balance between meat and seafood. While it won't dazzle you with a ton of selections, the flavorful preparations prove to be adequate. If you're up for some gastronomic jousting, ask for the aptly named 'Doomsday Burger'. Stuffed to the hilt with meat and delectable fillings, it's the kind of stuff you'll probably see in TV shows and food eating contests. Finish the whole thing and your name will be immortalized on the pub's wall of fame. The Sunday brunch is a particularly popular affair and has garnered rave reviews and an award. The drink list has a varied selection to suit most preferences. Sit out at the wonderful patio for some stunning views of the course as you enjoy your food. Opening times vary. Check website or call aheard for more.
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.
Oddity Bar is a quirky name for a watering hole. But it 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.
Helmed by owner and chef Matthew Curtis Union City Grille has gone from strength to strength since he purchased it in 2008. From a restaurant well known for steaks, it has now become popular for pretty much everything that is on offer here. A definite focus on retaining and working with the original flavors of the ingredients has worked well with the food garnering accolades in the media. Seafood and steak choices remain ever popular and should not be missed. The wine list is extensive and has been carefully crafted in keeping with the restaurant's food philosophy. The interiors sport a warm color palette with a contemporary decor suited for business lunches and family dinners alike. Hosting private events is a pleasure with the restaurant going all out with custom menus and professional service to ensure success. 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.