TJ's Restaurant & Drinkery

BA SCORE
99
world-class

77 Reviews
TJ's Restaurant & DrinkeryTJ's Restaurant & Drinkery
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

35 Paoli Plz
Paoli, Pennsylvania, 19301-1303
United States

(610) 725-0100 | map
tjsbeer.com

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Added by ggaughan on 05-22-2006

PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
116
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
6.22%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
200
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 77 | Ratings: 116
Reviews by Kadonny:
Photo of Kadonny
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I finally decided to visit TJs Everyday when I noticed they had Two Hearted Ale on tap. As much as I love that beer, I had never had it on tap. Anyway, TJs is only about 5 minutes from my office so it is very convenient.

A: Very nicely done. I only visited the bar, but it was very comfy and warm in the bar area. The large display of taps are positioned right in front of you at the bar and it just looks impressive. The bar area is a little dark, but hey you are there to eat and drink.

Q: The place just oozes quality in all they do. It's obvious from the tap selection to the bottle selection to the menu.

S: Excellent. I bellied to the bar for lunch and asked the bartender for a menu. He asked what I was drinking and with no hesitation I told him Two Hearted. He says, I assume you have had this before? I of course reply that it's one of my favs and we embark on a 10 minute conversation about beer. Anyway, the service was great from the bar service to the kitchen service. Food came quickly.

S: Beer wise? Excellent in both tap an bottle. Great, great selection.

F: I had a nice ceasar chicken salad and it was very good. It was presented very nicely and it came quickly.

V: Not the best value, but remember where it is located (main line). Beers are about $5 a pint and the lunch was a little more than I normally pay. The reason I rated it a bit pricey is because their growler fills are in my opinion a bit high.

Overall a quality place that every local BAer should frequent when possible. Jeff runs the place and is very nice to talk to and asks your input on what beers he should buy for tap. Very cool. Needless to say, I will be back to TJs every chance I get. Well done guys.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of biker2679
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Always a solid, well thought out tap selection with something to please everyone. They seem to have good relationships with distributors/brewers and pull a fair number of harder to find brews. Weeknight events are fun. I wish the menu was a bit more inventive, but the specials are usually pretty decent.

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Photo of ssimpson89
4.26/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of jackrodgers77
4.86/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of trapper2408
4.84/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Shnanign
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of cjohns73
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Upscale place that had both a bar area and a more formal restaurant area. Obviously we were there for the draft list -- I remember something on the order of 20 lines. From the looks of it they have specials on Mondays to kick kegs from that weekend and get new stuff on. When we visited there were 5 options from Hill Farmstead, which was amazing. Apparently they will always have something on tap from HF going forward, and I will also always be there as I move to the area. Oh yeah, food. Very nice, gastropub+ type fare.

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Photo of shaemmerle
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Great variety of dishes, all are executed well. Bar has a nice ambiance, as does the dining room. Best tap list west of Philadelphia. A favorite stop for my wife and I.

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Photo of dfhhead25
4.08/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Fat_Maul
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

No crap on tap sign says it all. Always something new here I haven't tried. Food is bangin.

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Photo of Aaron_Jones
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Fcip78
4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of blassor
4.05/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Bill69
4.2/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of TipsyKitty
4.89/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Lurkerson
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of little_star
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Newbyjam
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jimbomill
4.5/5  rDev 0%

TJ's has a consistently fine beer list coupled with fine cuisine. What's not to like? Their Anniversary events are top-notch, too.

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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TJ's Restaurant & Drinkery in Paoli, PA
4.5 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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