Tired Hands Brewing Company

BEER AVG
4.04/5
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:
341
Reviews:
1,526
Ratings:
11,196
PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
342
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
8.62%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 92 | Ratings: 342
Reviews by mltobin:
Photo of mltobin
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
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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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.63/5  rDev +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 Salt-n-Beer
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of stevehagy
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of bennytbosox
4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of jams1220
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jmg480
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +13.4%
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 -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of CanConPhilly
4.41/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lambdon
3.66/5  rDev -17%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of captainkrad
4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Big_V
4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of swiftmcvey
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of mkh012
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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 +2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of ScaryEd
4.01/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of Gose
3.83/5  rDev -13.2%
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 -2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Clippershipp
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
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 -2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA
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