Tired Hands Brewing Company

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4.07/5
Tired Hands Brewing CompanyTired Hands Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

16 Ardmore Ave
Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 19003-1302
United States

(610) 896-7621 | map
www.tiredhands.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
318
Reviews:
1,349
Ratings:
10,180
PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
335
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
4.52%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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3.08/5  rDev -30.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 1.5

Easy to find, hard to park. The atmosphere is great with exposed brick, and high ceilings. 4 of us got a table upstairs. We did seem to be under a speaker which was louder than we would have liked.

My father walked up to the bar, while a waiter came to the table. My father asked for an "ale". He received a long discussion about the differences between ales and lagers. He finally got a taster of a dark beer. (Surprisingly this taster cost $3!!!)

The other 3 of us read the beer menu, with descriptions like "Notes of spicy chocolate, green pepper, toffee, the great outdoors, and a hint of flaming lips". (Flaming lips? the band, the candy, or what it does to you?). The Great outdoors -what does that taste like?

We all got different beers, and passed them around. None of us loved any of the beers! A few had off flavors, and the rest were nondescript. 2 of us ordered a second beer, and one of those was certainly better.

We tried a meat platter called " abbruzze". It came with a rather long description. What we got were 6 thin slices of sopressata (dry salami-recognizable to any Italian), 2 pieces of bread and mustard for $8. Sadly we could have bought a whole sopressata at Carlino's market 3 blocks away for the same price.

After leaving we went 1 block to Cricket Avenue where there are multiple bars, and drank better beers (Sierra Nevada Celebration, Troegs Mad Elf, Sly Fox Winter). At John Henry's Tavern we had 2 for 1 appetizers (Happy Hour), a big plate of Nachos, and wings (All for $8).

In Summary, the building is great. the beer at 6-7 dollars/pint was mediocre, and the food laughable. There is much better in Ardmore.

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Photo of jmg480
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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4.42/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of CanConPhilly
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lambdon
3.66/5  rDev -17.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of captainkrad
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Big_V
4.03/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of swiftmcvey
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of mkh012
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Both the Fermentaria and smaller Brew Café are fantastic.

The vibe is low-key and tame even when busy, and the overall atmosphere is friendly and laid-back.

Overall, the quality of Tired Hands is phenomenal. Above-average food and great, creative beer.

The Brew Café serves a smaller menu of sides and sandwiches. The paninis are very good. They have a delicious fig and onion jam. The fish tacos are very good at the Fermentaria, as are their French fries. Pretty much everything I've tried has been great for a brewpub.

The highlight, clearly, is the beer. For a relatively small operation, Tired Hands has some of the best beer I've ever tasted. They lean heavily towards IPAs and Saisons but also have interesting stouts and some beers that defy categorization. Some of my favorites have been Alien Church, ENIAC, Jeepster Dust, and The Light. If you like fruity, juicy IPAs, Tired Hands is the place for you.

8.5/10 for the food and a near 10/10 for the beer.

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Photo of philadelphonic
4.51/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of ScaryEd
4.01/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of Gose
3.83/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Beer list changes very frequently...almost weekly. Beer ranges from world class to downright foul...most are pretty good. The food is basic american faire (tacos, burger, chicken sandwich) but is generally very good. Service varies greatly depending on the server. Canned beer is offered for sale during weekly "can release" events where limited quantities of canned beer are offered at an exorbitant price. Some people wait in line for hours to purchase cans. Canned beer can be a mixed bag - I recently received some infected cans in a recent purchase. I notified the brewery but the issue was never acknowledged.

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Photo of LJTate
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Clippershipp
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

This is a great little spot. Eclectic and cool and the beers are always great!

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Photo of Soloveitchik
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of terrysjag
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Exceptional experience. This brewery has some of the best beers I have ever tasted. I may not like all the styles, but you can tell the quality is very, very good. They had a beer at the original location a few weeks ago called Earth Holy that was likely the best beer I have ever had. The most well rounded IPA ever!!

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.76/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Richie_Rich_
4.9/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Waldronsean36
3.84/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of McGee666
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of NJNYC732
3.3/5  rDev -25.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of CharFerg
4.93/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA
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