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Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing CompanyTired Hands Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.06/5
Based on:
283 Beers
817 Reviews
Place Score: 98
Reviews: 80
Visits: 285
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

16 Ardmore Ave
Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 19003-1302
United States
phone: (610) 896-7621

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @tiredhandsbeer

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Place added by: Rifugium on 02-10-2012

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Reviews: 80 | Visits: 285
Reviews by mltobin:
Photo of mltobin
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Located right along the "Main Line", very close to Villanova University.

It is a bit crazy to me that Tired Hands is not too far ahead of 1 year in business. Already, they have accomplished much and certainly captured the attention of not only Philly area craft beer drinkers, but the Northeast and in some cases, the rest of the country.

Upon visiting them a couple times, I would say this is merited. The building is very nice, both the outside and inside, are very much welcoming. Inside, there is a good sized bar, as well as a handful of tables, and some more tables on second floor as well. The beer is quite good, from FarmHands to Nigel to Only Void, they do a fantastic job with the different styles they put out. And it served by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Their food, as a plus, is locally sourced and tasty ! (831 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of scottbrew4u
4.44/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Fcip78
5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of nickontherun525
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

This brewery is the real deal. A friend of mine turned me onto these guys when he was wowed by their top tier Saisons. I was a little skeptical because I am not huge on belgian ales, but after perusing their website I decided it was worth the trip. I first went to their brewcafe, and it is a wonderful hole in the wall filled with character. I had a cask pumped stout conditioned on citra hops (Nope) and a grilled cheese pannini. The food and beer were both delicious and affordable. They seem to carry a greater variety of styles and experimentation here (I had Pineapple Milkshake IPA here). However the real treat has been my repeated trips to the Fermentaria. The first day I went I stumbled upon a bottle release (Astral Plane) and got to pick that up. Then my girlfriend and I went into spilt dessert and try some brews. The menu is definitely a little more pricey here but the selection is a lot bigger. Same with the beer menu. I have been able to enjoy some truly remarkable beers from there since I have gone. Hophands, Shambolic, Only Void aged on coffee and cherries, Freedom from the Known, and my favorite which was Such Passion. The service also has always been pretty great. The first two times I went we had the same woman, she remembered us, was very friendly, and also very helpful. She was quick, and knowledgeable of the many brews on tap. The third time I went I had someone else, and she was kind and apologetic due to how busy it was, but she was a little forgetful. It didn't ditract from the overall experience too much. The growler fills a bit expensive, but since I am not a local I never mind filling up to enjoy from home. If it was habitual I might not be so consistent with that. Overall the beer is definitely worth the visit alone, but at both locations you will stay for the great cuisine, location, and service. You will find that not every beer knocks it way out of the park, but you will not have anything less than really good beer. The merchandise is also great, with shirts of a great variety of colors, and three types of glassware, which I happily added to my collection. I will definitely continue to support these awesome locations! (2,182 characters)

Photo of John_R_Strayer
4.66/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Mista_Carta
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Can't go wrong with their candied bacon. Great food, depending on which place you go there are different tap lists (114 characters)

Photo of Furley80
5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of SRBush1974
4.26/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of -NESTO-
4.53/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of JayMitch
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Photo of Roos
4.51/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Dumsboa09
4.61/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Only had bacon at the cafe but otherwise it's awesome. Go there. (64 characters)

Photo of kajunwaybright
4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jdaddy
3.2/5  rDev -27.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.75

Photo of thampel09
5/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Tired hands gets nothing but 5s from me because making the 30 minute trip from NJ is always worth it. Never had a bad experience here between the staff, beers, food or crowd. Atmosphere is really chill and I've taken maby of out of state friends here whom have all come to love it. Candied bacon is to die for and their spicy mustard is amazing. Great beers as well! (366 characters)

Photo of VetsPackage
4.8/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Few places I've been to cooler than this. Awesome atmosphere, fantastic pales and farmhouse styles, and a simple but elegant finger food menu that compliments their beers and ties the experience together. Candied bacon was out of control. (238 characters)

Photo of Ryanster8
4.63/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Nice laid back atmosphere, chill and helpful staff. Very small with a 7 barrel brewery setup on site (100 characters)

Photo of kkdowning
4.78/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of gopens44
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Google maps sent us here instead of Fermentorium, so we enjoyed. First off, I'd say this place is far more "cozy", comfortably rustic and generally more conducive to beer geekness than the Fermentorium (not saying the other place is not good, just different). While I didnt' try any food (therefore I can't honestly rate it) it is prepared right there for all to see, so it's gonna be clean and made in painstakingly sanitary way. It also looked and smelled excellent. Selection was dominated by Saisons, so if they aren't' your thing it's gonna be limited but what was left over was excellent. Finally, best for last - service was epically incredible. Bar staff was beyond helpful and acted more like buddies at a bottle share than bartenders. Just a great visit in every way. (778 characters)

Photo of HookemHoos
4.78/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of ccnorthwest
4.83/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Amazing beer across the board, when I was there two kegs blew at the bar. Growlers were being filled one after another. The food was great, their panini's and candied bacon was top notch. This place is killer. (209 characters)

Photo of BrianKauffman
3.51/5  rDev -20.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Drinks solid but vibe not too impressive (40 characters)

Photo of Tucquan
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA
98 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.