Tired Hands Fermentaria proves to be a lively atmosphere



Jessica Murphy

In just six months, Tired Hands Fermentaria has boomed to become one of the most popular and beloved spots along the Main Line. Conceptualized in 2012 as a brewing company, Tired Hands has expanded from its innovative drinks at a small café on Ardmore Ave., to a full-blown restaurant and bar.

Located at 35 Cricket Terrace in Ardmore, the spacious brewpub underwent a 13-month renovation from an old Trolley repair shop to transform into an in-house brewing and restaurant spot. 

The open layout of the industrial restaurant allows views of the fresh brewing beer while dining on old classics with a twist. I opted for the brussel sprout tacos with apple slaw, siracha ranch dressing and bacon jam. Other dishes varied from curry salmon tacos to the original cheeseburger. Despite a relatively small menu, there is something for everyone to find and enjoy.

On a Saturday night, the place was packed with groups of friends and family grabbing a bite to eat or just getting a drink. While walk-ins are welcome, if you don’t want to run the risk of waiting, make a reservation on the company website a couple days in advance.

Reasonably priced, Tired Hands is a must-try with interesting menu options and dozens of well-crafted drinks. People come for the food, but they stay for the inviting, relaxed atmosphere for an inevitably fun time.