Tired Hands Brewing Company

BEER AVG
4.06/5
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
tiredhands.com

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Added by Rifugium on 02-10-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
354
Reviews:
1,696
Ratings:
11,757
PLACE STATS
Score:
98
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
350
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
4.51%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 96 | Ratings: 350
Reviews by mltobin:
Photo of mltobin
4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Located right along the "Main Line", very close to Villanova University.

It is a bit crazy to me that Tired Hands is not too far ahead of 1 year in business. Already, they have accomplished much and certainly captured the attention of not only Philly area craft beer drinkers, but the Northeast and in some cases, the rest of the country.

Upon visiting them a couple times, I would say this is merited. The building is very nice, both the outside and inside, are very much welcoming. Inside, there is a good sized bar, as well as a handful of tables, and some more tables on second floor as well. The beer is quite good, from FarmHands to Nigel to Only Void, they do a fantastic job with the different styles they put out. And it served by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Their food, as a plus, is locally sourced and tasty !

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Little_Ben
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of vinylrooster
4.95/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

one of my favorite brewery visits ever! this place is awesome, and we had a wonderful time. its such a cool old building, like an old country farmhouse, made of stone and wood, and looking super rustic, even cooler than what i had in my head for a place that makes such interesting old world ales, the vibe in here is amazing. its a bit tight when you walk in, almost feels like a barn, with a small bar, the brewery there behind it, and just a little bit of seating. we went upstairs to the loft area, charming and quaint and country and beautiful, dim lighting, exposed wood beams, old wooden furniture, and another small bar in the back. feels almost like an amish structure of some kind, or what i would imagine one to be like if i knew what i was talking about... it was absolutely packed in here on a saturday afternoon, which brings me to the service. it was every bit as good as the beer, which is to say it was positively tremendous. we had a large group, more than ten, and even in this tiny place at peak hours, they were highly accommodating. one server by herself got us set up and taken care of, beers right away, food shortly after, and separate checks that had to be annoying, but she was a complete professional, insanely patient, and just awesome. not all in our group were beer people, and she was thoughtful and helpful to them, and really enhanced our experience with here diligent work, i hope we thanked her adequately. the beer here i think speaks for itself, some of the best in the region, but i was particularly impressed with hop hands and blue eyed soul, a couple of unique saisons, which is really what these guys do best, but their hoppy beer was great too. the food was also great, we had a bunch of taste charcuterie and cheese, but also some filling hot sandwiches, and all of it was great. i love the old school charm of this place, and would love to check it out at a less busy time for a more intimate experience, but food and beer and service were all on point, and the ambiance here is as good as anywhere. i cant wait to go back some day!

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Photo of francus
4/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5

Wow. A really intimate brew pub that didn't cost millions and really shows the character of the owner(s)! Looks like a 5 bbl system and looks like a hodge podge of equipment separated by double doors from the bar. The place is small and intimate with four four-seat tables and maybe six or eight bar stools. Great service!. The food is all pannini based and right behind the bar. I did not eat as I was stuffed from being elsewhere, but it looked really good.

I loved the bar feel. Very intimate and down to earth. You could really feel the love in this place. Alt hard rock/metal was playing, but not so loud you couldn't carry on a conversation in a low voice. All around a place I wish was down the street from where I live.

Now for the beers. All the beer are open fermented. And the do ferment some saisons and sours. Sadly this bleeds over into some of their other beer styles. The Biere de Garde, for example is virtually perfect except for that hit of sour. Still a good brew, but in my opinion the open fermentation does it no service. They also seem to use a lot of oats in their brews. Whether this is to save money or to add to the eclectic-ness of their brews I do not know, but it does somewhat lighten the body of their brews and impart a different flavor profile from normal. Then again they have a sczechuan IPA so normal is not what you get here anyway.

All in all a nice place. Expect some odd brews but a great pub atmosphere.

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Photo of millerbuffoon
4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of sbuchert
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Futurepoop
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My goodness I love this place. What a great spot to be your local brewery. The food is great, although maybe a tad overpriced, the beers are world class with a constantly changing selection of weird and interesting delicious beers. The people are always friendly, service is great. Making a reservation, getting a table, and having a waiter/waitress deal with the bar is highly recommended as the best way to experience this place.

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Very Decent joint. They've got a bunch of beer on tap. Half of them you've never heard of. Awesome food. I had some fufu chicken nacho thing and it was banging. Darkish type place. Not cheap being on the Mainline.

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.63/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Great place with great food and good beer. I was only here once and all the beers I wanted to try were kicked but still overall a good experience, enough to where I look for tired hands beer everywhere I go.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The original Tired Hands Brew Cafe is much more divey and dark than the newer Fermentaria location down the road. Relatively small, with lots of rustic wooden features and the weird art that Tired Hands is known for. Service was good and prompt (but I must say that it was very quiet when I got there as they had just opened for the day). Great beer selection!

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Photo of GregSemenza
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of stevehagy
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of bennytbosox
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of jams1220
4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jmg480
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of bmf5581
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

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

Photo of CanConPhilly
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lambdon
3.66/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of captainkrad
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Big_V
4.03/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA
4.06 out of 5 based on 11,757 ratings.
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