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 wmcgar01:
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Rated by wmcgar01 from Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Sep 30, 2019
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Rated: 5 by kcc from Pennsylvania

Aug 30, 2023
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25
Visited in April 2023 on a Sunday around 5pm. Sat at the bar on a Sunday around 5pm. Maybe my expectations were too high but I was not overwhelmed with the quality or uniqueness of the beer.

V – Great vibe. 4.25

Qual – They make good IPAs but IMO nothing unique or better than anyone else. Frankly all the IPAs tasted the same. They serve their beer too cold. 4

Ser - Great service. Some trainees but still good. The new folks wanted to learn from me. 4.5

Sel - It’s all about the IPA at this place. The variety is low. Only an Irish dry stout on tap. Nothing else dark or European other than the saisons. 3.5

F - I had the chicken sandwich and fries, which were great. Price was right. 4.25
Aug 07, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Aug 05, 2023
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Reviewed by DuaneL from Delaware

2.38/5  rDev -47.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 4
Do not - repeat do not - go to the newest "Fermentaria" as they call it, in downtown Ardmore, which I take it is the main brewing location. I had not realized that the Ardmore Avenue café was so close, or would've gone there instead. The sound pollution in this brewing facility is off-the-scale screaming loud! A roaring hum accompanied by a high-pitched squeal and it's constant. I am making a guess that if someone ran a dB meter, it was around 100 db in there (a vacuum cleaner is 75). I couldn't WAIT to get out of there - made a quick taste of a beer, bought one four pack and ran for my life. The people who work in there (not to mention customers who stay longer than five minutes) are going to suffer serious, I mean serious (and unfortunately permanent) hearing damage. Hard to believe they are cavalierly running a facility like that and getting away with it!
May 31, 2023
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.54/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5
Crowded on a Sunday, no seating space, and the lines at the other location were even longer. Small and cozy, but far too small for their reputation. Nice options on the various pour sizes though.
Feb 04, 2023
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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: 3.73 by mig100 from Texas

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

Jul 21, 2019
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Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
Smaller than their in town fermentary, this location is a cozy bar with good pub food and a good tap list to go with it. Smaller and more quiet than their fermentary, seating can be a problem during busy times.
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
Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA
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