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Vault Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Vault Brewing CompanyVault Brewing Company
Based on:
109 Beers
506 Hads
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 12
Visits: 41
Avg: 4.09
pDev: n/a
Taps: 5
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

10 S Main St
Yardley, Pennsylvania, 19067-1511
United States
phone: (267) 573-4291

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @vaultbrewingco

Place added by: TeamAlphaDoG on 09-26-2012

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Reviews: 12 | Visits: 41
Photo of DrinkbythePond
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

I was very pleasantly surprised with our visit. There was an excellent selection of beers on tap. I tried a flight; Blonde Ale, Saison, Harvest Ale and Porter and I liked all of them. Our waitress secured us a small taste of the Sweet Potato Ale that was released the next day. The food was amazing both in portion and quality. I like the feel of the old bank as it made the experience most interesting. Nestled in a small town, I will go back soon for the both the beer and the food. Their growlers look cool too.

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Photo of AUGRAD06
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Nice place to grab a brew and some good pizza in Yardley, PA. They have about 6 beers on tap. Love their Duck Pizza. Vibe was pretty cool as it's an old converted bank.

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Photo of Stephenjtorres
5/5  rDev +22.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Awesome spot in an old bank.In a nice small town just off 95. Excellent food and draft variety. Bartenders are super friendly, especially Chris. Just really good people with honest beer that is underated at the moment. In time....

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Photo of slander
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

I’m only in town once a year for a beer festival down the road (make a right, make another right) some, and have never been able to visit as I always need to run Al home and do din with Leslie and kid Gabrielle. But I set out solo for Philly points as I do and will from time to time. So, easy off 95 just into PA, parked and set up this Sunday early afternoon...

Apparently, once upon a time a bank happened here. Off to the right, a slab black tortoise shell splotch topped bar, dark horizontal panel base with bolts for the coat hanging, seating for 6 on squared leather stools. No barback to speak of; just some countertop space below the bar where sits a stainless steel barbell tower with 10 nondescript handles; there are another 2 up on the bar proper. A row of 4 tax determined tanks on the back wall raised, each with a copper stamped sign (water, malt, hops, yeast) and a mash rake hooked on them. Fermenters and the rest of the brew room somewhat concealed in the corner behind fencings and glass. A trio of slightly angled horizontal mirrors side by side by side above the bar and a tap board on the end listing beer selections, ABV, price, growler ‘Y’ or ’N’ designations, and draft, nitro, or cask differentiators.

The room is done up gray walls with pressed tin clover uppers over a wide brown trim. Large pebbled block floorings and the ceiling done purple (I wasn’t sure if my head was on right with that one as it did take my eyes some time to adjust from the blinding bright white that snow brings from when I first entered, but yes, purple). Sunken spots and large ornate candle looking bulbed chandeliers.

A bar counterlike table on both walls and a table in between in a nook to one side of the vestibule entrance, and a step up band play space with a vertical blackboard listing upcoming live jazz performances to the other. Both sides with marbled green pillars and fronting paneled windows. Nearly a half dozen hightops across the room.

Open kitchen behind fencing off the bar; they look to be cooking flatbreads in an old tank (it’s a Le Panyol wood fired oven), and a small room behind the kitchen holding a handfull of raised roundies there. A step up side room across the way with nearly a dozen and a half small square tables, some pushed together for larger parties and bench sharing on the far wall. More green pillars, wall mounted lamps, some light localish art, and the obligatory bank vault, plus another vault looking door converted to a wine rack. And seasonal seating on a wrap around deck out front to the side.

6 beers on tap, or so they said (Meridian Blonde, 4.8%, Meridian hopped, lemon zest, light, crisp; Amarillo IPA, 6.2%, kicked, and I am saddened as such; Cherry Dunkel Weizen, 4.8%, good cherry tartness; Bavarian Dark Wheat, 4.1%, clove & banana, albeit a bit thin; Cascadian Dark Ale, cask, 6.5%, we call it a Black IPA on this coast, licoricey; Oatmeal Stout, nitro, 5.2%, smooth like nitro does, dark chocolate, oaty, roasty goodness). The Cherry Dunkel Weizen, Cascadian Dark Ale, & Oatmeal Stout were the best of the lot. The $8 sampler dealt me only 4 beers on a 4 holed board, but I added contestant number 5 for an additional $2.

And lunch; they do 6 small plates, 5 flatbreads, 4 sandwiches, & 3 salads. I had contemplated (actually had my mind set on) the crab cake sliders. But as they do wood fired flatbreads, I went with the Margherita (tomato sauce, fresh motz, basil, & an 18 year balsamic vinaigrette). Sauce was very good, an excellent choice on my part for $12.

Growlers, yep. Theirs are those cool stainless steel ones. The place is beginning to fill in nicely. Good crowd, chill tunes, server knows her game, kickin’ pizza, and they’re making some pretty good beer here. I will give this another look in on.

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Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Nice looking reclaimed bank a lot of old woodwork. Bright tanks right behind bar and kettle just off to the side...feels like you're in the middle of the action. the menu was pricey and I was a bit disappointed that you could not get a plain old burger. The beer was tasty...and thats what really counts.

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Photo of MCain04
5/5  rDev +22.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Definitely an awesome, classy brewpub. Quality beers paired delicately with gastropub fare. Really great environment and space. I only wish they made more beer, as they are so popular that they run out of their offerings fairly soon after releasing. Also wish they bottled but the growler system is great there and their growler's are bitchin' stainless steel swingtops. Love coming here!

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

I happened to be passing through the area, so I decided to stop by. It was later in the evening on a Saturday, so I would really like to catch this place in the afternoon or during prime time to get a better feel for the place.

An old bank converted to a brew pub. Really has that speakeasy feel inside. Split level main floor with tables on each level. The bar is central to the main room with the brewing operations behind the bar. The bar itself is fairly small, with only 6 seats, by my count.

The service was great. Jason, one of the brewers, was tending bar when I while I was there and he was very friendly. We talked about brewing for a good chunk of the time. Very cordial all around.

I only tried two beers, Summer Wheat Pale Ale and Aussie Blonde, but they were both solid...especially the former.

I glanced at the food menu, just for future reference, and I am really interested in coming back for lunch/dinner. This place has some serious potential and enough charm to satisfy anyone. Worth a visit.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.01/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

A relatively new place, The Vault is a great addition to this area. There has always been the standard triangle of bars around Yardley/Newtown. It's nice having a brewpub close by, although it is quite small and limited. The beers they do have flowing have always been excellent however. They don't have a big selection, but it's a quality bunch most of the time. Flights are available for a tasting selection. The servers are well educated and personable. I haven't tried much of the food but they have a nice selection of small plates. Had the cheese board and a couple of their small pizzas. All of the warm fare is cooked inside their brick oven, which is kind of cool. The pizzas are bar pie size and artisinal. The inside is a main bar area, and a side room, where you can gaze upon the original vault doors. The whole bank turned brewpub idea is cool and they kept those elements in tact. They run on the premise of being non-traditional and more towards a speak easy, but no in the sense you would first imagine. There aren't any TV's or music playing. Overall This is a cool spot that anyone should check out.

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Photo of TriggerFingers
3.2/5  rDev -21.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.75

A- Atmosphere was good--its got an intimate feel coupled with the some refined industrial elements. Although we were there on a Saturday afternoon, I imagine this place would be pretty popular later in the evening.

Q- Quality-Overall, the beer was ok. By that, I mean they are definitely new, but seem to be "up and coming" not "down and out." If you are an adept homebrewer, Im sure you have probably made the same quality of beer or better. Had a flight of 5 beers (Wit, IPA, ESB, Dry Stout, and RIS).

S- Service-The barman was more interested in talking to the locals at the end of the bar rather than striking up a conversation with us. Beer and food came quickly and I had good conversation with the Mrs. anyway.

S- Selection-5 beers on tap and 2 coming soon. For its size, this is fine. I think this is probably the best small business model for a brewery anyway--make a few beers, but make them good. They are on their way in that regard. Although we were at the bar, I didn't see liquor for mixed drinks or other "guest beers" on taps. If you are with a crowd that isn't totally adventurous (i.e. wants a bud light or a cosmo) this may not be the place.

F- Food-Ordered the hummus plate--really nice as they did hummus 3 ways, with fired pita and veggies. The only downside is they encourage "no substitutions" at the bottom of the menu. Having a family with dietary restrictions (allergies) I wouldn't hesitate to spend my food $ elsewhere if they didn't have anything we could eat. I think they may need a little flexibility in this regard. However, what we got was very good.

V- Value-I think the beers and food are reasonable. Definitely a good place to check out if you are within striking distance of Yardley or passing through. I wouldn't make a pilgrimage to this place though--at least not yet--lets see how their beers evolve in the next few years.

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Photo of Gavage
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

We entered from the Main Street entrance since we parked on the street, but there is a big parking lot behind the building. The first thing you notice are the large brewing tanks and a very small bar that can only sit 5-6 people. There is a small wood burning stove and cold food prep area in a back section that is open to the room. Just off the bar are some hi-tops and standard tables, and there are two other rooms on either side of the bar. There is also a small stage for live jazz music. Jazz played on the speakers and there are no TVs here. Ecclectic mix in the decor as some wrought iron, purple ceilings, and plenty of windows off the back room. A board off the side of the bar has the beer listing for what is available and what is fermenting. I did not visit the Vault room.

This is a small place, so don't expect a large offering but the beer they have on are quite tasty and were very fresh. This visit they had had an Oatmeal Stout and Breakfast Stout both on nitro, an ESB on draft and cask, a Blond, Rye IPA, and a Hefeweizen. There are tasters available and also growlers.

The food is limited here to wood oven pizza, wraps, and other small bites. The pizza we had was very good but a bit pricey. Service was friendly and responsive.

This place is a nice addition for the Yardley area, and I look forward to future vists. My only gripe is the bar is very small - just wish it was larger.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I really liked the feel of this place. The building it's in used to be a bank, and the decor (and pretty much everything) reflects this. They did a great job refurbishing it, and the whole place has a nice, classy feel to it, and it even gives off the vibe of an old speakeasy. There's a small bar that seats about 6 people, and plenty of dining space.

As far as beer goes, the selection wasn't great, and the beer itself was pretty basic stuff. But give them time...they did just open, and they're just getting started. There were four on tap when I visited--Belgian blonde, hefe, stout, ESB; all ok, but nothing great--but it looks like they have a capacity to have a lot more on draught. Seems like they'd have a few guest taps on to keep things interesting, but we'll see what the future holds. If they actually produce enough to keep 10 or more of their own beers on, then power to them.

Service was fine. They seem to have a lot of employees, so I'm guessing the place gets busy. The owner was there, and both he and he bartenders have a good knowledge or their products. There was also someone getting a tour, so it's good that the people there know the history of their establishment as well as being educated in the brewing process.

The food menu is pretty small, but they have some interesting items on it. The main item is flatbread pizza, but there are also some smaller bites, and "folds," which are basically pizza turnovers with more "craft-like" ingredients. Tasty stuff, and in good quantity. Prices were decent on everything.

I'd say this place is off to a good start, and I will definitely be keeping an eye on them to see how they progress. I don't get to the area enough to visit often, but I will definitely be going back when I can.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Opening weekend and probably filled to max capacity but we were still able to get a table in a reasonable timeframe. In case you haven't heard this used to be an old bank and now converted to a brewpub hence the name Vault brewing. Nice decor as you walk in like you are walking into a bank vault with safety deposit boxes in the doorway. The bar stands a few feet from the doorway and stretches to the back wall in an s type pattern. Steps to the right for a nice dining area and a kind of bank teller wall with a I believe a wrought iron gating for were the grillman stands and bakes flat bread pizzas... creative. Nice shiney silver tanks sit behind the bar towards the back corner wall.

Service was a little slow but I can only expect that from the opening weekend and a packed house. Our waitress was very informative on what type of beers matched up with certain food. Very friendly and didn't seem to be the least bit stressed out with all of the chaos.

As far as selection of beer and food it was decent. Nothing really jumping out at me. This place reminds me alot of earth bread brewery and not just from the flatbread pizza standpoint... well maybe a little. The beer really seems to complement the food nothing really high in ABV here but enough to match with pizza and not make you too bloated and drunk. As far as the quality of the beer it was very ordinary. The sweet potato ale was very tasty and the IPA just seemed like a run of the mill IPA. A sampler that my wife and I had nothing seemed to just scream out to us except that sweet potato ale.

Since the opening weekend I haven't been back but would like to soon. I've seen they've added some new items besides just flat bread pizzas. With a few tweaks and some time I believe this will be a landmark in Yardley. As long as they keep trying new ideas with beer and food this could be a real gem in the area.

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Vault Brewing Company in Yardley, PA
91 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.