Yards Brewing Co.

Yards Brewing Co.Yards Brewing Co.
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Yards Brewing Co.Yards Brewing Co.

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

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

(215) 634-2600 | map

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4.89/5  rDev +17.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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4.81/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I stopped at Yard's on Monday when "BeerAdvocate Preemptively 'did' Philly."
This was my first time at Yard's. I was excited to see what it was like.
The location is wide open, but planned well. The brewing area is displayed just behind the bar through glass doors. After being completely awestruck, I sat back an got comfortable.
Yard's beers are all on tap. There is a list of the beer available just next to the bar area on a chalk board. You can order a "small" or a pint. Pints cost money, smalls are for sampling and are on the house. Taste a few and order a pint of what you like the most. The beer is excellent and ridiculously fresh.
Also, give a look at the food menu also located on the chalk board. I gave the pepper pot soup a go and absolutely loved it.
Everything was priced well so that you could taste, drink, and eat as you please instead of rack up some bill that you don't want to pay. That's what Yard's seemed to be all about; making their customer happy instead of ripping their wallet away, emptying it, and taking off. The staff was kind, the head brewer (Tom Kehoe) was on site, the guys were open to showing guests around, and would chat it up without making anyone feel rushed. Tom was kind and was talking to us for about a half an hour about his ideas, goals, and how he felt about the local beer scene. Steve (head of operations) was hanging out amongst the guests, showed us around town, and came out to dinner with us later on.
Overall, a great experience. The guys at Yard's are humble people. I will go back with friends, will feel comfortable and a part of the family, and will recommend Yard's brewery as a perfect place for an on the go meal accompanied by some wicked beer.

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4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
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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4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Great time, went on a Saturday and the place was hopping. Sampled all the Yards I wanted and the tour is FREE and very informative. You can get rare selections from Yards that aren't sold in most stores. The beer was flowing, overall well worth the trip. Will definitely be going back.

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

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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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4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Updated November 2015

I love Yards beer. A lot. I have mixed feelings about visiting so this review is all over the place.

I've been to this brewery twice now (on the weekend) and I think twice is enough. It's just so crowded and busy and not at all relaxing. Parking can be a challenge. Bartenders stay friendly or at least civil even amongst the chaos and the tour guides are a lot of fun. It's nice to be able to get so many varieties of Yards on draft in one place. The shop has an extensive line of gear, from hoodies to pub signs, and takeaway bottles. They allow you to make your own flights, with no restrictions. There's no food during the weekend, just a food truck. I ate both times, and my food was fine, but I would have preferred a more varied menu.

I love Yards, I will probably always love Yards because they brought me Brawler, but unless they figure out a better way to accommodate me plus all the other hordes of people who also like Yards, then this one gets a pass in the future. But it's definitely worth doing once.

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Yards Brewing Co. in Philadelphia, PA
Brewery rating: 58.9% out of 100 with 9,119 ratings
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