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Vault Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Vault Brewing CompanyVault Brewing Company
Based on:
127 Beers
562 Hads
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 14
Visits: 45
Avg: 4.04
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 | map

Place added by: TeamAlphaDoG on 09-26-2012

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Reviews: 14 | Visits: 45
Reviews by Rifugium:
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3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of GreenMind
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Vreesy
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

The beer is slowly getting better since day 1. Small selection. Wood fired copper oven offers very tasty pizza. Excellent live jazz music. I suspect the beer will continue to improve. No TVs makes this a great place to actually talk and communicate.

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Photo of ctylinebeer
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Located at the main intersection in Yardley. Small brewpub with relatively small equipment. Only 6 beers on tap. Food is nice but expensive. Throwback look with a contemporary feel.

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Photo of acurtis
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of dljames10
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of micromaniac129
4.2/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Kwak
4.16/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of DrinkbythePond
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
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 -4.5%
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 fredmugs
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of schroeder1200
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Stephenjtorres
5/5  rDev +23.8%
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 NJBeer265
4.16/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of SquarePeg22
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Love this place! Exactly what Yardley needed. Excellent beers!

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Photo of Davelumber2008
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of Swa73
5/5  rDev +23.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Really enjoyed this place. Very hospitable and beautiful ambiance.

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of ahoff4787
4.64/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of JClauss
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of rjp217
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of cooperla1
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of slander
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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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Vault Brewing Company in Yardley, PA
90 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.