Yards Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
3.79/5
Yards Brewing Co.Yards Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

901 N. Delaware Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19123
United States

(215) 634-2600 | map
yardsbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
74
Ratings:
9,072
Reviews:
2,861
PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Ratings:
137
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
5.37%
 
 
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Reviews by rfgetz:
Photo of rfgetz
4.1/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

A decent tasting room that features all of Yards regular brews and Ales of the Revolution plus a few rotating options like a cask, seasonal, limited release and even a root beer. Overall about 10-12 options at a time, which is very good good for a non-brewpub. Flights can be had for either the regular or Revolution ales. I question the $5 a pint price, but am told that Yards does not want to undercut all of the bars in the area that carry their product. That is also why they only stay open until 7 and serve a handful of snack type items instead of being a fully functional brewpub. The food is good and will satisfy your hunger, but don't expect gastropub or old school bar food.

The atmosphere is hard to describe as it is a weathered, used and lived in industrial space filled with recycled and reclaimed decor. The bar itself is interesting as the top is an old bowling alley - high gloss and all. Their website gives a good overview of their mission to be green. Also, don't expect to go and catch a game, as they only have 1 TV which is sometimes on, sometimes off. The people who work their are fantastic but bar service does slow down at times.

The brew house itself is well kept, lots of open space. The 45 minute tours are very informational and are a much more personal experience than many other brewers in the area. They throw some fantastic small scale events as well as larger beer festivals that make use of the bar area and brew house - cant think of a better atmosphere for that.

While i wish this place would strive to provide the complete brewpub experience, but you cant fault them for doing what they want and continuing to produce good beer.

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Photo of beermaster567459
4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I was at work coworker told me about Jefferson's face on a beer by Yards, He said "Try it" i went to the closes beer distributor bought it, loved it, 8.00% ABV, Smooth, Taste, Pilsner Lager mix, Love it

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Photo of Corburk
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

A really great brewery to visit. Tour was fun and really gave a great sense of the brewery. The crowd and staff were friendly. Huge selection of different types of beer and a good food truck outside with great comfort food. Never had it but during the week yards has a limited but what sounds like an appealing menu.when in Philly it is a must place to visit

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Cool joint. Lots a people drinkin and music blasting, loud but in a fun way. 13 beers on the tap. Food is from a food truck. In a hip part of Philly on the old Delaware Ave. (people will know what I mean).

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Jacobob10
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Arrived at 4pm on a Saturday to pregame before a concert at Festival Pier. There's a parking lot outside but I managed to snag street parking opposite the brewery. A few tables in a little grassy area across the street were occupied by people drinking in "to-go" cups and there were metal Yards bottle openers on the wooden fence posts! We were greeted at the door by staff who poured us a taste of Saison upon entry. It was fairly crowded and loud inside but my friend and I managed to saddle up to seats at the long, horseshoe shaped bar. Some TVs near the bar, but they were easy to ignore. Their entire line of brews were available on-tap along with a couple of one-offs. I had a Koelsch, Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale, and an Extra Special Ale (ESA). All fresh and delicious. Bartenders were friendly and attentive. I'd go back anytime.

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Photo of GreenMind
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of jimscafs25
4.71/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of TedStrosser
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Shnanign
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

One of the Philly classics, right down by the riverfront. Fairly big and roomy, but they close at 7pm, so get their early. Six mainstays a few rotating taps. Decent selection of pub grub as well.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DreLuis
3.56/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Always packed and always fun.

This is a must visit brewery if in philly, and the most tradtional brewery in philadelphia. 3 different flights to give you an idea of what is being served. The beer tour is fun but standard. You will get some samples on the tour.

The folks there care about the craft, but the brewery does have a "tourist trap" vibe to it. There is nothing wrong with that.

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Photo of cambabeer
4.06/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Bruce5
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Awesome beer selection! But seating can be scarce and food choices are very limited, but definitely go for the beer!!!!

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Photo of LeeeMare
3.35/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Tomkob11
4.89/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of SonofKron
1.53/5  rDev -62.7%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 3 | selection: 1 | food: 1.25

SonofKron disapproves. The beer tastes like grass flavored urine. Awful

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Photo of GratefulJack
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Great tour, good beer, and decent food trucks. Parking sucked as per Philly.

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Photo of ctylinebeer
4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Selection varies by season. Limited food selection. Kind of small so weekends are very busy. Tour is pretty cool and you can drink during it. Nice people to talk to. Actually ran into Tom Kehoe when I was down there. Easy to get to from Spring Garden on the MFL subway. Love this place!

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Yards Brewing Co. in Philadelphia, PA
3.79 out of 5 based on 9,072 ratings.
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