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Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing CompanyTired Hands Brewing Company
BEER AVG
4.01/5
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277 Beers
7,104 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 251
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.59
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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Ratings: 251 | Reviews: 78
Photo of rmerling
4.81/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Love this place. Growler fills and draft pours are very inexpensive for the quality of beer you get, in my opinion. Service is always great and they have some pretty decent food items to quell the tummy rumblings while drinking. I have loved every beer I've had here, but it's unfortunate (maybe not) that it's such small quantities. Really the main tragedy for me is that I live too far away and can't make it over for every new release. Can get pretty busy on weekends and especially for bottle releases, but that's obviously expected.

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of MusicaleMike
4.53/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I have been here more times than I can count, and it's about time I give the feedback they deserve. Tired Hands is perfect. They make amazing beer, ranging from "boring" English Bitters to American Wild Ales brewed with locally sourced fruit. All of their beers are amazing though, and one of my favorites was their English Bitter. Jean does an amazing job when he makes traditional ales. Some of the most memorable for me were Trendler's Altbier and Shep's Memory. There is no contest though when he comes out with another sessionable pale ale or IPA or saison. It's their forte. Everything in those styles really blow me away. Their bottle releases are always an event. Well organized and quick. It draws major crowds, and when they first started releasing bottles, people driving by would stop and ask why people were lined up for blocks on a Sunday morning. (Definitely not for church...but maybe an Alien Church?)

I love the atmosphere at TH. They play a wide range of music, from jazz to metal, but more often featuring bands like the Flaming Lips or Local Natives. The place is well decorated with art from Jean, and with other oddities (deer horns, local flora). The windows are covered in unique and colorful drawings from Jean as well. The tables are massive hunks of beautiful wood. The menu is on a chalkboard. The bathrooms are clean and private.

All their food is locally sourced, or made on the premises. I consider that a major plus! They offer 4 various cheeses, 4 meats, and a range of paninis than include some vegetarian options. They have the best pickles anywhere. They have candied bacon with a bourbon-maple dipping sauce. Their salads rival the candied bacon in their deliciousness....seriously. Though their food menu is incredibly limited, everything on it is done to perfection. All their bread is baked fresh daily in house.

The people that work their are super friendly and seem to be genuinely happy. They are very helpful, and if you have a question, they are well-versed on all the beers and food. The place is pretty small, so even if they are packed, the service is still pretty quick.

I am a regular there, and I will continue to be...a truly remarkable gem in the Philadelphia beer scene.

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of larryi86
4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Decor is great, love the big bay window in the front. Staff was very friendly. Music was good, no top 40 bs. The quality of the beers are great, had a chance to try four different beers and all were solid beers. Selection of beers was good, just heavy on IPAs and Saisons. I also got a grilled cheese and it was tasty. Overall a very good brew pub, can't wait until next time I get to go there. Lives up to the hype!

Photo of mikefuski17
4.29/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Yes_Ill_Have_Another
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Photo of BigMike
5/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Tired Hands is fast gaining a reputation as a top brewbar and with the half-dozen or so times I've been here, I'm proud to say that this place is approximately in my neighborhood. As others have said, the beers are all excellently crafted and the availability of 4, 8 or 16 oz pours (don't ask for a flight) makes everything accessible to the first time visitor. Judging by the fellow visitors coming from all over, looks like word is getting around.

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ZagZagg
3.43/5  rDev -25.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Visited Sunday - Midday

Atmosphere: Really enjoyed the atmosphere, the ambiance was quite nice. The whole place reminds me of a large tree house. The lighting is somewhat low which makes it intimate. Very rugged or rustic, seems Earth conscious

Service: Beer servings are offered in three sizes 4, 8, and 16 oz servings, although not all offerings are offered in every size. Sat at the bar, nothing really jumped out about the service. Staff was knowledgeable and polite, water was promptly served with my draft.

Selection: This was one of the downsides for me. I understand their brewing rotation/strategy, but it needs to be better planned. When I visited 90% of the taps were saisons. Usually I like to see more variability by a brewery. I wasn't able to enjoy their take on more than two styles, which takes away from the brewery visit.

Overall: I can tell this place has a cult following, even a bit hipster (if I dare use that terminology). I enjoyed my visit and will most likely return (especially given its proximity). I'm hoping next time the brew on tap has a little more diversity.

At a glance (menu and served dishes) the food seems appetizing, looking to indulge if a round two is in my future.

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of smakawhat
4.21/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A very out of the way obscure place, tucked in a nice neighborhood with winding backroads this little place pops out also off a main drag that hints at a little charm, while the corner turns to strip mall central.

A real wonderful space. Warm, dark wood and inviting. It is a brewery, and the beers here excel tremendously, with emphasis on hop aromas, and solid saisons. Excellent quality brews made and served, and love the variety of sized pours.

The star of the show though is the bread. It's made with house yeast from the beers, dense but not a brick, crackles nicely under a panini press. House sandwiches are made with this bread such as the house Tired Hands, or even a basic Grilled Cheese. Served with a pickle and a hot mustard punching horseradish dip that will knock you on your ass.

A fantastic place to grab some real tasty brew, and worth it for the trip.

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4/5  rDev -12.9%

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Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA
100 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.