Tired Hands Brewing Company
Active Beers: 219
Beer Ratings: 6,419
Beer Avg: 4.03
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 47 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Cascade:
3.08/5 rDev -31.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 1.5 | $$$$
Easy to find, hard to park. The atmosphere is great with exposed brick, and high ceilings. 4 of us got a table upstairs. We did seem to be under a speaker which was louder than we would have liked.
My father walked up to the bar, while a waiter came to the table. My father asked for an "ale". He received a long discussion about the differences between ales and lagers. He finally got a taster of a dark beer. (Surprisingly this taster cost $3!!!)
The other 3 of us read the beer menu, with descriptions like "Notes of spicy chocolate, green pepper, toffee, the great outdoors, and a hint of flaming lips". (Flaming lips? the band, the candy, or what it does to you?). The Great outdoors -what does that taste like?
We all got different beers, and passed them around. None of us loved any of the beers! A few had off flavors, and the rest were nondescript. 2 of us ordered a second beer, and one of those was certainly better.
We tried a meat platter called " abbruzze". It came with a rather long description. What we got were 6 thin slices of sopressata (dry salami-recognizable to any Italian), 2 pieces of bread and mustard for $8. Sadly we could have bought a whole sopressata at Carlino's market 3 blocks away for the same price.
After leaving we went 1 block to Cricket Avenue where there are multiple bars, and drank better beers (Sierra Nevada Celebration, Troegs Mad Elf, Sly Fox Winter). At John Henry's Tavern we had 2 for 1 appetizers (Happy Hour), a big plate of Nachos, and wings (All for $8).
In Summary, the building is great. the beer at 6-7 dollars/pint was mediocre, and the food laughable. There is much better in Ardmore.
01-02-2013 21:32:14 | More by Cascade
More User Reviews:
4.29/5 rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
Tired Hands is awesome! The vibe there was so chill. I was there on a Friday night with a group of six and there were no issues ordering drinks. Service was great and very friendly. The food was fantastic. We ordered a cheese and meat plate with excellent quality for from local farms. They also have paninis which looked fantastic. Very cool relaxing place. Highly recommended. Don't forget to grab a growler before you leave.
03-09-2014 03:22:04 | More by mikefuski17
District of Columbia
4.94/5 rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
This was absolutely the best beer experience I have ever had. People were welcoming. I wasn't rushed to get in and out. The food was great and complemented the beer very well. And the variety, uniqueness, and complete deliciousness of the beer won me over. Will absolutely visit again when I am in the area and look forward to more delicious brews.
02-15-2014 20:30:10 | More by Yes_Ill_Have_Another
5/5 rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I can see why these guys get the accolades they do.
There was 15 people lined up outside at 3:45 waiting for them to open at 4.
You can just taste something special in each beer they brew. The mouthfeel, balance, and flavor profiles are spot on. I tried 6 different beers. All different styles and all fantastic. I'm sure you'll be hearing more about this little gem of a place.
02-12-2014 23:43:46 | More by BigMike
Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA
99 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.