TJ's Restaurant & Drinkery
Taps: 24 / Bottles: 200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 71 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by tigg924:
4.22/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped by last Monday after a work conference. TJs is an open and airy bar with a great variety of constantly changing taps. Their bottle list was also very impressive. It had a nice combination of local favorites like Victory and Lancaster as well as beer from far away like Russian River and Cigar City. Most were priced about what I would expect to pay. The atmosphere was a nice combination of locals and business people--mostly in their 20's and 30's when I went. I did pop by later in the week and the place was packed. The food was enjoyable. I had a turkey and sausage sandwich that was reasonably priced and actually tasted better than a lot of bars. The bartender was friendly, knowledagable, and not overbearing. I would definitely stop by here come my next business trip--and would get there early. A top notch local bar.
11-08-2010 17:46:35 | More by tigg924
More User Reviews:
4.68/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
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.
10-26-2013 17:00:03 | More by Gavage
4.31/5 rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Went to TJ's for the first time this past weekend. Small place, but a great atmosphere. It sits back in a strip mall kind of building, so it's a hidden gem.
The brew list is absolutely great. Definitely better than 95% of places I've been to, but it's also not the "best" so-to-speak. Prices are a little high, but it's on the Main Line, so I guess it comes with the territory. Still, wouldn't hurt them to drop the price on some of the brews, as I've seen cheaper prices at other restaurants in the area. TJ's is definitely not a place to sit and hang out all night, unfortunately.
The food and service were absolutely fantastic, and definitely will keep us coming back in the future on occasion.
10-07-2013 17:00:59 | More by grimey68
3.5/5 rDev -21.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
TJ's.... food is really heavy, Mac and Cheese heavy, tasty, but heavy. "Good" selection of beer, and the atmosphere is chill but no one goes there for some reason. everytime my pals and i go there it just never becomes a "fun" night. we leave early and I wish it wasnt like that..
09-13-2013 03:49:26 | More by beerded_drunk
TJ's Restaurant & Drinkery in Paoli, PA
98 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.