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Yards Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Yards Brewing Co.Yards Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.84/5
Based on:
60 Beers
2,591 Reviews
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 29
Visits: 108
rAvg: 4.04
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

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Reviews: 29 | Visits: 108
Reviews by slander:
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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Walked over from Barcade post Phette having just realized how close it was. Been here a few times since the divorce, but haven’t been out since that smoked beer event where Phil’s car was broken into, a few years back. Or I should say ‘had all his shit stolen out of his car’. Technically, your car was not broken into if you stupidly leave your car unlocked (as we discovered in the “So, how’d they break in?” inspection). Oh, Philip…

Large open room with a massive brewery behind the far wall of glass; fermenters to the ceiling. Yellowy concrete walls with black uppers, high arched ceiling done in black, with ductwork, high spinnys, & drop quisp colored glass lampings in rows and scattered, and concrete floorings.

Slat bowling lane topped bar shaped like the Hebrew letter Tav (kind of like a horseshoe with a tail), with a yellow panel base on trim, seating 20 on hightop chairs all around. Or at least on the U; the spur lost to service only. 2 towers of 4 each on the bar alongside glassware stacked, and 2 more towers of 4 along the spur with a single handpump there.

Back wall is boxed shelving holding all shirts and sizes, holiday lighting lined, with mannequins sporting shirtwear lining atop. Flat screen in the rear corner and over the opposite wall tap board. Logo banners drop along the perimeter, and some from 610WIP sports radio meaning little to me. Far wall holds a collage of Yards logo stickers over shared paisleyed benching. Pieces above slightly stashed; barrels, trophies, a suit of armor, the devil stirring some shit in a vat, a chaise lounge on wheels (I say ‘rickshaw’), another barrel, the big mallet, a Yards variety pack, etc. Bridge mural drop shade up front in the windows.

Long hightop table for 8 off the bar with stools if you can muster (yes, of course we did, having moved in on it quickly as people abandoned it for the tour). And otherwise, a row of 3 shorty square tables & a pair more angled, 3 tables sharing some church pew seating, 3 hightop roundys, a pair of shorty long low tables, 4 hightops and another square table just inside the door. Yes, I probs could have just said ‘yeah, there’s like a dozen and half tables for the sit at’, but I know you love my detail drivel. Table shuffleboard along the brewing room wall and a single pool table up front with bar counter space alongside.

Large blackboard space off the bar listing tap selections and pricing for beer to go (6 packs, cases, kegs, growls). You can do samplers of 4 of the ‘Signature Ales’ (Brawler, Extra Special Ale, Philadelphia Pale Ale, IPA), or ‘Ales of the Revolution’ (General Washington’s Tavern Porter, Thomas Jefferson’s Tavern Ale, Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce Ale, and rounding out the sampler, the seemingly random Love Stout). Additionally, the one off ‘Trubbel De Yards’, and the cask Russian Imperial Stout. Drank a Brawler (solid session beer), the ESA (always excellent), and the cask RIS (quite nice, albeit 8.7% and I need to play chill). Would have liked to have seen the ESA on cask, as it is king, but alas, it was not to be. And, no, I will not be venturing into what Trubbel De Yards is.

They do list food here, a small menu of 9 items (chili, chips & salsa, hummus plate, 3 sandwiches, 2 wraps, and a quesadilla), but it seems that it’s the Sunflower food truck outside curbside that sees all the action. Ed grabbed some sort of Chicago Dog from them, but claimed it was more a Chicago Monte Crisco dog (There was French Toast, true, and yes, it was all cheesed up).

They really oughta buy up that little triangular patch of land out front and build themselves a beer garden, just sayin’. Some solid offerings I feel like I’ve been drinking for years now. They do some good business here. Mostly the ebb & flow of brewery tour tide coming and going, but still. (3,861 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of llibllennef
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of fredmugs
3.34/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

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

Photo of socon67
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
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. (499 characters)

Photo of ShanePB
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mnteti
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of hoppy91
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Rutkiller
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
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. (264 characters)

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3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

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Yards Brewing Co. in Philadelphia, PA
90 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.