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TJ's Restaurant & Drinkery

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TJ's Restaurant & DrinkeryTJ's Restaurant & Drinkery
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4.49/5
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119 Ratings
TJ's Restaurant & DrinkeryTJ's Restaurant & Drinkery
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(610) 725-0100 | map
tjsbeer.com

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
119
pDev:
7.35%
 
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 78
Reviews by zoso1967:
Photo of zoso1967
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

TJs is located in a sort of strip mall, but this is a good thing because it means they have a parking lot. If they are really busy and having an event it can get a bit full, but I have always managed to get a spot.

The restaurant itself is divided into two sections. It has a sit down part that is nice and clean, but has a pretty uninspiring decor. The bar has a much better vibe to it with plenty of beer paraphernalia a good sized bar, and some tables, high tops and booths. They have a good amount of TVs spread throughout, not too few or two many, and recently installed monitors that show up to date and detailed information about all the beers on tap.

Oh yeah, the beers. This place has roughly 25 taps, and it is a rare day when they are not all winners. They move tons of beer at this place, and they tend to switch out pretty fast. If we get it in the Philly area, you will be able to get it here. They also have a pretty impressive bottle list all of which is of course available for take out.

I have never had a problem with service here and though sometimes the servers do not know everything about the beer, they will ask someone who does know. Glassware is always beer clean and proper with perfect pours and clean lines.

Food is quite good. portions are fairly large and flavors are good. My only complaint is that a large amount of the food is pretty spicy and as a result does not go well with a lot of the beers they serve. Still, if you come and are hungry you will not be disappointed.

Prices are pretty good for the area, with growler fill prices being quite reasonable. They also offer tasting flights if you want to try a bunch without breaking the bank or getting too inebriated.

If this place was closer to my place I would frequent it a lot more, but as is I try to make it whenever they have an event. Highly recommended.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.9/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

The famous TJ'S drinkery! I've been wanting to check it our for years...

Well, color me unimpressed. This is your typical suburban bar/pub, albeit one with a long list of draft craft beer.

About 25 taps of mostly local/regional brews: Dogfish, Root Down, Robin Hood, Sly Fox, Spellbound, Levante, Tired Hands... nothing extraordinary or rare.

Glad I checked it out, don't think I'll be back.

Glad I check

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Photo of Rubezahl
4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of heddar33
4.9/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of biker2679
4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
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 -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of jackrodgers77
4.86/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of trapper2408
4.84/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Shnanign
4.63/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of cjohns73
4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
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 -0.9%
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 -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Fat_Maul
5/5  rDev +11.4%
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 +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Fcip78
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of blassor
4.05/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Bill69
4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of TipsyKitty
4.89/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Lurkerson
4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of little_star
4.21/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Newbyjam
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of baybum
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of ccapurso
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jimbomill
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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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Photo of JackNip
4/5  rDev -10.9%

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TJ's Restaurant & Drinkery in Paoli, PA
Place rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 119 ratings