1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

TJ's Restaurant & Drinkery

Not Rated.
TJ's Restaurant & DrinkeryTJ's Restaurant & Drinkery
BA SCORE
98
world-class

95 Ratings
Ratings: 95
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 7.37%
Taps: 24
Bottles: 200
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

35 Paoli Plz
Paoli, Pennsylvania, 19301-1303
United States
phone: (610) 725-0100

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @tjsbeer

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: ggaughan on 05-22-2006)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 74 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Kadonny:
Photo of Kadonny
4.53/5  rDev +1.1%

I finally decided to visit TJs Everyday when I noticed they had Two Hearted Ale on tap. As much as I love that beer, I had never had it on tap. Anyway, TJs is only about 5 minutes from my office so it is very convenient.

A: Very nicely done. I only visited the bar, but it was very comfy and warm in the bar area. The large display of taps are positioned right in front of you at the bar and it just looks impressive. The bar area is a little dark, but hey you are there to eat and drink.

Q: The place just oozes quality in all they do. It's obvious from the tap selection to the bottle selection to the menu.

S: Excellent. I bellied to the bar for lunch and asked the bartender for a menu. He asked what I was drinking and with no hesitation I told him Two Hearted. He says, I assume you have had this before? I of course reply that it's one of my favs and we embark on a 10 minute conversation about beer. Anyway, the service was great from the bar service to the kitchen service. Food came quickly.

S: Beer wise? Excellent in both tap an bottle. Great, great selection.

F: I had a nice ceasar chicken salad and it was very good. It was presented very nicely and it came quickly.

V: Not the best value, but remember where it is located (main line). Beers are about $5 a pint and the lunch was a little more than I normally pay. The reason I rated it a bit pricey is because their growler fills are in my opinion a bit high.

Overall a quality place that every local BAer should frequent when possible. Jeff runs the place and is very nice to talk to and asks your input on what beers he should buy for tap. Very cool. Needless to say, I will be back to TJs every chance I get. Well done guys.

Kadonny, Jun 23, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of Sean_King
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Sean_King, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of pwoody11
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

pwoody11, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of GreenMind
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

GreenMind, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Mikemorrissey
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Mikemorrissey, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Afroman
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Afroman, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Shandycan
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Shandycan, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

mendvicdog, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of boomsocker
4.75/5  rDev +6%

boomsocker, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Robviously
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Robviously, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of byo1682
3.25/5  rDev -27.5%

byo1682, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Roberts36
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Roberts36, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of HellesTrinker
4.75/5  rDev +6%

HellesTrinker, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of mfunk9786
4.6/5  rDev +2.7%

One of the very best beer destinations in the Philadelphia area (or the world!) A ton of beer on draft, served correctly by a very good staff. Food is occasionally questionable (it's often very very rich, which can be great to cure a hangover but not so great if you're just looking for a reasonable dinner) but always quite tasty. The bar area has a great vibe, but so does the restaurant area - like two really great restaurants in one.

mfunk9786, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of tobelerone
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

tobelerone, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of BoulderBarrovecchio
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Great rotating beer selection on tap. Awesome burgers. Sports bar atmosphere to the right, booths and casual dining experience to the left. My favorite place to go out for a burger and a beer. Much better than any other options in tje area like McKenzies or Iron Hill.

BoulderBarrovecchio, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Jaxbrew
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%

Been going to TJ's since it opened. Great spot as it's damn near in the parking lot of my employer, and especially because they were one of the first bars that opened my eyes to craft beer. Scott's the man and one of the only people in the place I care for. Some of the employees are darn right not meant to be in such a wonderful spot (no names in honor of courtesy), you know who you are. Thanks for being there TJ's. May we enjoy one another's company for years to come!!

P.S.- Why do the waitresses get mad when you sit in the bar side, just to have some drinks and have a tab open at the bar? It ain't my fault there's not enough room.

Jaxbrew, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of mve102
4.75/5  rDev +6%

mve102, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of InspectorBob
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

InspectorBob, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of micropale
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

micropale, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of gokiburi
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

gokiburi, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of Vintarabo
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Vintarabo, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -10.7%

djrn2, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of Gavage
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%

This is a place I have always wanted to visit, and finally I was in the area and made sure I put this on my to do list for the day. It is located in a strip mall area that seems to not have enough parking for all the stores. Got one of the last parking spots available. Walking inside you are greeted by a hostess, and I decided to head to the bar in the right room of the place. The left seems to have dinig tables.

The bar was nice as it had a granite top and could seat 15 or so. Dark colors throughout, and 3 large TVs are showing sports. There are LCD panels that are showing the offerings and they look like a blackboard which is cool. A "No Crap On Tap" neon sign is over the cash register.

There were about 25 beers on draft that focused on a good variety, but big beers were a good portion of the menu. The night before they had the Ithaca Hop Box beers on draft, and luckily they still were available. Add to that Bell's Stout and Two Hearted, Ballast Big Eye IPA, Weihenstephaner, Smutty Pale Ale, DFH American Beauty, Deshutes Mirror Pond, Clown Shoes Tramp Stamp, Goose Island Honkers, and Sierra Nevada Enjoy By were some of the other drafts. Happy hour prices are very good for beers especially the ones they are looking to kick to keg.

Service was good and very knowledgable about the selections. The appetizers we had were very tasty and were listed to pair with a style of beer.

This is a wonderful place and I can consider it one of my favorite craft beer bars I have visited across the country. Defintely put this on your beer destination plan.

Gavage, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3.25/5  rDev -27.5%

ejimhof, Oct 09, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
TJ's Restaurant & Drinkery in Paoli, PA
98 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.