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Yards Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Yards Brewing Co.Yards Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.83/5
Based on:
58 Beers
8,373 Hads
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 32
Visits: 119
Avg: 4.12
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

901 N. Delaware Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19123
United States
phone: (215) 634-2600 | map
www.yardsbrewing.com

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Reviews: 32 | Visits: 119
Reviews by Soonami:
Photo of Soonami
3.33/5  rDev -19.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

I'm torn writing this review because I really love having a quality Philadelphia brewery that makes its beer inside the city, but touring and spending time atthe actual facility was disappointing.

First the good:
-The tourguide was knowledge about the brewing system. He answered my questions about their yeast handing, whirlpooling, brewhouse capacity, pilot batches etc.
-we got samples of beer as soon as we walked in and also at the beginning of the tour
-All of the standard beers and the rotating beers I know of were available at the bar
-The space is beautiful. Tall ceilings open floor plans bright windows outside and into the brewery

The Bad:
-there were tons of birds in the actually brewhouse a fair bit of bird poop inside the brewery and on some of the fermenters. Not exactly appetizing

-The beers were expensive. $5-6 for most of their beers which is about as expensive as you'll find them at any bar. I think down the street at the Sugarhouse Casino you can get almost every beer for $4. The $5 sampler is a good deal though

-Bartender was rather apathetic to our presence even we got there early on a Saturday before it was busy. It took about 5 minute to get our beers after we ordered them. Also the tour guide was rather snarky when he said, "I know where the broom and mop are, but since you don't can pour your beers in a plastic cup at the bar?" He could have asked us more nicely like adults do or imagine this, grabbed a couple cups for us when he saw us walk in with beers we bought.
-The food was okay. It was fairly reasonably priced but $3 bought you a regular grilled cheese with a pickle, no sides not even a bag of chips. The bison chili I had was barely warm. If you are going to serve food it had better be good otherwise why bother? At least they let people bring their own food eventhough they have food (usually a good sign that it's a disappointment)

-Merchandise was very expensive. A love stout t-shirt was $18 and a ales of the revolution tulip was either $8 or $9 according to the bartender, I forget exactly how much it was even though glasses were listed at $5 on the chalk board. I didn't argue because I wanted to support the brewery and like the glass but damn that is a rip-off.

-The crowd there was not people interested in beer necessarily--some were just there for the free beer and went on a couple tours in a row

Overall, I still like Yards, they have really solid beers Philadelphia can be proud of. However, they need to have more affordable beer in the tap room and merchandise and better food

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More User Reviews:
Photo of LeeeMare
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Tomkob11
4.89/5  rDev +18.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of SonofKron
1.53/5  rDev -62.9%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 1 | food: 1.25

SonofKron disapproves. The beer tastes like grass flavored urine. Awful

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Photo of GratefulJack
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Great tour, good beer, and decent food trucks. Parking sucked as per Philly.

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Photo of ctylinebeer
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Selection varies by season. Limited food selection. Kind of small so weekends are very busy. Tour is pretty cool and you can drink during it. Nice people to talk to. Actually ran into Tom Kehoe when I was down there. Easy to get to from Spring Garden on the MFL subway. Love this place!

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Photo of Kubishark
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Went on a trip to Philly with some friends and we had to stop in here to check it out and see what it was all about. It was very busy and took a little while to get to the bar and order some drafts, but once we got our beers and found a table I really warmed up to the place. The music was excellent, The Smiths and New Order and R.E.M. seemed to be on constant rotation, there was a pool table which my friends had fun with, excellent beer of course (as you'll see in my reviews I think the Jefferson Tavern Ale is absolutely fantastic), and friendly people all around. We ended up having a nice conversation with complete strangers at the table next to us. That's really what a pub should be all about, bringing people together to enjoy great beer and great company. I'll be sure to come back here the next time I make it up to Philly. (Note: I don't know if they had food or not. I didn't really pay attention as I was mostly excited about the beer.)

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Photo of JMcBride415
4.61/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Anker13
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of racherwin
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of chicagoish
3.32/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of llibllennef
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
3.34/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of mkholmes25
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of socon67
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped by on a Saturday. Great feel with many people sitting at tables enjoying the beer. They had over a dozen different beers on tap. Three flights allowed us to try each one.

We did the brewery tour and it was fun. They even included beer samples along the way! The staff was very informative.

I liked the limited release beers. But overall I am a fan of Yards. Food trucks provided food. I didn't eat but the food looked good. If you are in the area this is a must-visit brewery.

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Photo of ShanePB
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mnteti
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of hoppy91
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of LehighAce06
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Rutkiller
3.75/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

100% wind powered brewery. Very cool tasting room. Bar is made from recycled bowling lane wood. Tour is approx. 45 mins long with a few samples. Went on a Sunday and the kitchen wasn't open; had to get food from a food truck parked outside. Beers were decent.

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Photo of moot2142
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

Photo of Mantis701
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Sarge3130
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

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Yards Brewing Co. in Philadelphia, PA
92 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.