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Tired Hands Brewing Company

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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
www.tiredhands.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
319
Reviews:
1,330
Ratings:
10,135
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
97
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
333
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
8.86%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 90 | Ratings: 333
Reviews by mltobin:
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4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
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 bmf5581
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
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 -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lambdon
3.66/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of captainkrad
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Big_V
4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of swiftmcvey
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of mkh012
4.49/5  rDev +2%
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 +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of ScaryEd
4.01/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of Gose
3.83/5  rDev -13%
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%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Clippershipp
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
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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4.31/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of terrysjag
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
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 +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Richie_Rich_
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Waldronsean36
3.84/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of McGee666
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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3.3/5  rDev -25%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of CharFerg
4.93/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of tvghost
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of m_hetrick
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA
97 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.
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