Tired Hands Brewing Company

Tired Hands Brewing CompanyTired Hands Brewing Company
Tired Hands Brewing CompanyTired Hands Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(610) 896-7621 | map

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Ratings by dnb128:
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Reviewed by dnb128 from Pennsylvania

4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
Atmosphere: Great vibe at this place...just what I look for in a bar. Low key, with good music (lots of classic Smashing Pumpkins lately), not loud music which is key. Very relaxing place to have a few great beers.

Quality: Top notch beers...I've had almost everything they've had on tap, and would rate every beer from good to world class, not a crapper in the bunch. I've loved all of the hop-forward beers (especially HopHands and Vampire), but even styles that I usually don't go for have been a very pleasant surprise.

Service: Best service you can find, I prefer to sit at the bar and my glass is never empty for more then a few seconds. Very friendly, and knowledgeable ladies and gents tending bar as well.

Selection: There are always 8 different beers on tap, and usually many different styles of beers to try, they certainly are not afraid to try something different...and a look at what is to come would show an even more diverse selection on its way.

Food: While I do not usually go to Tired Hands for food, the few things I have had have been very good, especially the paninis. They have a small food selection, but everything is farm fresh, and the small menu is a very nice pairing to the beer menu.

Overall, since this bar opened in June it has quickly become my favorite bar in the area...I get here at least once a week and they always have a new beer or 2 to try every visit. Can't wait to get back in a few days!
Oct 30, 2012
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Rated by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75
Very IPA centric brewery. Some of the best IPAS out there, though. Very good table saisons. Outstanding, but very scarce stouts and Barleywines.
Nov 06, 2022
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Reviewed by CTBrewReview from Connecticut

4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
Went here once a week when I was air dropped for work in PA. The vibe is one of a typical bar scene (stools and a few tables in a row). There is an upstairs but it takes you away from the bar scene. The bartenders are great and the service is the best part of the brewery. The beer selection is diverse with variety so you can sample and have a full pint of whatever you would like (lager, IPA, stout, etc.) The only issue with the location is the food selection. There is no full kitchen so sandwiches are pressed and other dishes are pre-prepared a bit with of finishing by the cooking crew. The food, though, is above expectations. The menu does not change much so after a few months, the special sandwich was my "go-to" since I had already gone through the rest of the menu a few times. Enjoy!
Jul 08, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 22, 2020
Rated: 5 by CreightonSM from New York

Sep 07, 2020
Rated: 4.16 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 22, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by Franko from Pennsylvania

Apr 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Ieatlambfries from New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -34.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Food and beer are absolutely a 4. Where the brew cafe utterly fails is in the service. The employees there make you feel as if they are doing you a favor in taking your money. Been there probably 10 plus times in the past few years, and same story each time. So bad service and bad attitudes are not an anomaly.
Oct 01, 2019
Rated: 4.9 by wmcgar01 from Pennsylvania

Sep 30, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by mig100 from Texas

Aug 17, 2019
Rated: 4.43 by alexsergio from New York

Jul 21, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by edthehead from New York

Jul 07, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by Stevedore from Oregon

Jun 22, 2019
Rated: 4.43 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2019
Rated: 4.61 by David-Bonz from Pennsylvania

May 19, 2019
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Reviewed by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
2 locations a few blocks from each other with completely different vibe. The Fermentaria is an open space with a bar area and a dining area. Very lively. Can releases are at the Fermentaria. Great selection of TH beers, The Brew Cafe is smaller, quieter and more intimate. Still has a large beer selection and only slightly overlaps with the Fermentaria tap list. Different food menus at each location and the food is very good at both.
May 02, 2019
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Reviewed by trancecylist from Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
The two locations (~2-3 blocks apart) have very different food menus and fairly different beer menus. The latter change at a pretty incredible rate, because these guys are always experimenting and their brews are invariably interesting to fantastic. I prefer the Brew Cafe (Ardmore Ave, the original one), but try both if you can.
Apr 17, 2019
Rated: 3.49 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Apr 14, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by ogmak from Pennsylvania

Apr 14, 2019
Rated: 4.98 by myonlylemonade from Pennsylvania

Apr 10, 2019
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Rated by Reggie_Dunlop from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Well, it was Sat night at 8 and there were two people in the whole place. Not a good sign
Mar 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Sprowt20 from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75
Fantastic visit to the Fermentaria, which houses the brewery, a bar and restaurant under one lofted roof. The food was solid and creative, featuring tacos, sandwiches and New American fare entrees. The beer selection was large, offering at least 12 beers at 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 oz pours. Plus, the back of the menu features a wide selection of their large format bottle beers to enjoy. Server was friendly and knowledgeable, with time and interest in geeking out over beers and brewing process. Good stuff all around and a worthwhile visit if you're in town.
Mar 07, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by Zach423 from Massachusetts

Jan 13, 2019
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.1/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
The original brew cafe, next door to the Geneal Store.

Small, cozy place, with bar on the right and seating to the left. Despite the size, sound volume didn't get too loud, even though the place was fairly crowded.

About ten beers on tap, with very good variety, and a few really weird ones, this being Tired Hands. Everything was well made and tasty. Service was good and speedy, but I didn't engage too much, since I wasn't there alone.

We didn't try the food, but it looked and smelled nice.

Overall, a cozier place than the Ferm, but probably gets very crowded on weekends.
Jan 05, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by jheimbigner from Washington

Sep 10, 2018
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Rated by ShaneSeaver from District of Columbia

4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
I mean come on. Amazing vibe, great people, and the beers are incredible. The addition of on-site 32 oz. cans from draft to go is quite a site.
Aug 08, 2018
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
About a 3 minute walk from the much larger and more modern Fermenteria location in quant downtown Ardmore.

Smaller bar down stairs crammed in with some brewing vessels. They offer cheese and meat plates to eat. Larger area available upstairs to relax and enjoy their fine brews....comfortable and worthy spot.....one door over from the store.
Jul 30, 2018
Rated: 5 by undifferentiated from New York

Jul 26, 2018
Rated: 4.14 by mblack62 from New Jersey

May 29, 2018
Rated: 4.39 by Keananmichael5 from California

Apr 08, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by al2913 from Delaware

Apr 04, 2018
Rated: 4.53 by Buck89 from Tennessee

Feb 06, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jan 28, 2018
Rated: 4.6 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Jan 27, 2018
Rated: 4.14 by TheIPAHunter from California

Jan 09, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Dec 24, 2017
Rated: 4.51 by CrimeDog from New York

Dec 23, 2017
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Reviewed by oldn00b from Virginia

3.86/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Went here after a very disappointing visit to the Ferm. This was better - low key vibe though my wife didn't appreciate the metal playlist I thought it was pretty cool.

I got to try a couple more IPAs, but was sad to see Double Extra Vanilla shake had kicked - if it wasn't on the board I'd never have known I missed it.

The service at the bar was friendly and efficient enough. The IPAs I had were both quite good, but I don't think it was worth the cost of the Uber rides from downtown. If I had a rental on my next visit or they had something I was dying to try I could see going back. Otherwise it's fine to be checked off the list but nothing to write home about.
Dec 11, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Inglewood from Illinois

Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by jkrug5 from Maryland

Nov 15, 2017
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