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Active Beers: 32
Beer Ratings: 4,935
Beer Avg: 3.78
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
901 N. Delaware Avenue
phone: (215) 634-2600
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 21 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
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.
07-30-2013 02:23:22 |
More by Joshuwutphilly
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
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.
02-09-2011 18:13:22 |
More by RobertColianni
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
A: It used to be an abandoned warehouse and still has the feel to it (in a good way). You can see the brewery from the tasting room which is really cool.
Q: They have very good beers and I heard the food was very good but I didn't try any.
Ser: The service is not better anywhere else. The bartender was very quick and very polite.
Sel: They had 10 beers on tap, all Yards beers. There were a lot of similarities between the beers thought.
V: The beer is pretty cheap especially because it is very good.
01-24-2012 03:30:42 |
More by jvillefan
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Four of us visited Yards on the last day of our PA brewery trip. We arrived Sunday morning about 15 minutes before the brewery opened but they let us come in and sit at the bar and sample. The gentleman behind the bar was very friendly and knowledgeable about the beer. Overall the beer was good. The Love Stout on cask was delicious and even had my wife wanting to try one of her own and she does not enjoy cask beer. The Spruce beer was an interesting twist and we ended up getting three to bring home along with three of the IPAs which were smooth.
05-22-2013 17:08:00 |
More by NJBeer265
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Nice that you can review this place now. My wife went here last winter when the bar area openend to the public and again today for some good stuff. The atmosphere is very laid back and fun. They used to have a t.v. but I guess they took it away. As you walk in the door you are greeted by a host (hostess) behind a glass case with a couple of knick knacks (t-shirts,glassware,etc.) To your right is a knight which watches over the pool table. Also a shuffle board which runs the length of the back wall. The tanks are visible behind a massive clear plexi-glass wall. The bar-top which is made from old bowling alley in the back.
The service is amazing it was kind of dead when we walked in today but that's inclines to be more fun (easier to get to the pool table or shuffle board and no wait at the bar)
The only problem with the place is the food. A few things like a grilled cheese or a pressed turkey sandwhich but it is not the food we are here for.
As for the brews. They are stellar.I had the Love stout for the very first time and I will say I was blown away. This place is a playground for adults. I just wish it had a bit of later hours and I would be here more often.
10-23-2010 01:12:14 |
More by TheFightfan1
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
The wife and I came to Yards as part of our beer exploration of Philly. The industrial location reminds me of Goose Island in Chicago, but the interior is bigger and better than most breweries I've been to. Airy, spacious, with high ceilings and a lot of light, a pool table and a shuffleboard, plus the big wooden bar, which wraps around and sits a heckuva lot of folks.
The atmosphere is great- a working brewery with the beer tanks on view and a genuine, working-class feel. Nice, friendly bartender; a bit overwhelmed when the bar filled up (he cooks, pours beer, sells kegs and cases), but alright.
They have eight taps and offer $5 flights. I got the "Revolutionary Ales" flight, with 18th century recipes: Tavern Porter, Tavern Ale, Tavern Spruce and a nitro-based Love Stout. These were all interesting but not great
There's some food at reasonable prices, including a bison chili, a grilled cheese sandwich, a big bratwurst on rustic bread and some soup, plus desserts like fudge from Philly's own Betty's Speakeasy.
I also had a bourbon barrel-aged Tavern Porter, disappointing and pricey at $7.
But other than that, Yards is a fun place to visit, hang out at and buy some beer from. I highly recommend it!
02-04-2011 20:43:35 |
More by DoubleSimcoe
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
This place was really cool. We came expecting to have a crowded, hard to park place in Philly. We got street parking right outside the door, were welcomed in the door, and enjoyed a draft and pool until the tour started, The tour started with free beer and was mediocre in quality... our guide was not real knowledgeable. I was asking about the oyster stout and he had no clue... even though I just had it on draft. It was very scripted. The merch and beer were all very reasonable... I had a 4x4oz flight and my wife had a root beer and it was $7... not bad for Philly.
03-18-2011 03:46:09 |
More by TheSupremeAJ
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Date of visit: 12.23.2010
This was the third time I've been to the tasting room at Yards. Got there a little after noon and there were already 4 other patrons inside. Since it was a working day I saw some cleaning being done on some of the tanks as well as the bottling line moving. The whole place had the awesome smell of beer being brewed.
We brought with us a sample of some homebrew since we were told by them last time that it if you homebrew bring it when you visit a brewery. I highly recommend doing this as the staff was excited to try it and offered critiques and compliments.
Along with the Ales of the Revolution and the yearly Yards offerings on tap they also had Trubble de Yards, Love Stout and a Bourbon Barrel George Washington Porter. The food is not your standard bar food but instead some high quality soups and grilled cheese sandwiches. For desert they also have fudge and Tasty-cakes.
The tasting room is very spacious with a large clean-looking bar with plenty of seats. There are a few booths as you walk in and tables scattered throughout also provide adequate seating. As the day grew later more patrons showed up perhaps making a little bit much for the staff to keep up with.
Overall the Yards tasting room is one of the best around to grab a few pints and have some good food and conversation with the guys who make it. I highly recommend taking one of their tours on a Saturday and if you can go for lunch on a weekday to get a little more personal relaxed experience.
12-27-2010 20:59:50 |
More by joeebbs
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I visited Yards Brewing Saturday, December 17, 2011. I had some friends in from out of town and they really wanted to try their beer. Parking is a bit tricky here, but we were able to find a spot on one of the adjacent side streets. They have a great bar area with both billiards and shuffle board! They also have a few TVs and we were able to catch some of the Flyers game. For $5 each, we were able to purchase a flight of their regular beers and a flight of their revolutionary ales. While we did not order any food, they were offering a soup and chicken wrap for bar patrons. We also were able to catch a tour of their facility. Overall I would say that this a great place to sample all of Yards beers and a fun tour, but also could be a cool place to hang out and watch a sports game.
12-21-2011 15:16:03 |
More by DrKnoskelson
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
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.
08-09-2011 21:17:18 |
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