Visited on 25/05/12 a Friday lunchtime and grabbed the last 2 spaces at the end of the bar. Seating areas were almost full at this point. Great selection from the 30 taps where I enjoyed beers from Alesmith, Port Brewing, Clown Shoes, Iron Fist and a Schneider beer on cask! Bartender was knowledgeable, friendly happy to give samples and our water were always topped up without asking. Mix of local workers and friday lunchtime session beer heads. Food was decent we shared some different flavoured mac’n’cheeses and some wings. A definate second visit beckons on my next trip to PA!
though this bar is a little open and bright for my taste, the service and food coupled with a top notch beer selecion (great cellar aged options) make this place one of my favorites. prices might be a little on the high side but its hard to complain when the selection is so good.
TJ’s is awesome for sure. The bar is a decent size with the current tap lists shown on big "chalk board" TV screens. The menu is a good size with lots of different tasty treats. Most recently I have had the buffalo chicken mac n cheese and a burger and bothwere great. I also tried some of the boneless chicken wings and they were very good as well. While the food was good, the beer list was even better. All different kinds of beer from all over the world. Keep an eye out for their events, the tap lists are even better, if that is even possible. The service was very good as well. They came to check on us every time our drinks got low. Overall a quality spot for sure. I will return for more very soon.
Nice place. Very good service. Very good selection. Good food. Average value.
jmm635 (89) Havertown, Pennsylvania | October 20, 2008| Updated July 9, 2012
Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon around 4. Obviously, the place wasn’t very busy, so we got some really nice service from the waiter. He really knew his stuff and made a few suggestions from the lengthy draft and bottle list. They had dogfish head 120 on tap and I got a free glass because it was the bottom of the keg and not an entirely full glass. Food was pretty good. Nearly everything is cooked with beer! I will definitely be going back soon.
Been back many times since my first rating. Beer list is always spectacular and the food is great. Try the Boursin cheese burger!
billk (60) Coeur d’Alene, Idaho | January 27, 2008
Nothing special about the atmosphere, and the bar area is quite loaded with cigarette and cigar smoke (Sunday afternoon), but the selection is interesting and plentiful (especially considering the bottle selection) for this area. Didn’t have any food this time but plan a return for the Stout day in Feb. (afternoon to hopefully avoid the smoke).
6 ers of Orval for take out @ $24.
Nice place with a decent indoor setup. The strip mall doesn’t add a ton to the ambiance but it has proper lighting and a decent setup. Service was friendly and willing. Not a ton of taps but it had some solid brews on. Had pub pretzels, thought they were solid. Main line prices make value a challenge. Some brews were way overpriced.
callmemickey (47) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | July 12, 2011| Updated September 27, 2014
TJs is my favorite bar in the Philly area. Jeff, Kevin, and Scott keep everyone happy. The draft lift is always diverse and top notch. The food is pretty damn good for casual fair. The prices are right, they sell bottles and growlers to go, and you can take the train from center city out to the bar. All of those things add up.
agl108 (30) Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania | April 6, 2009
Finally checked this place out after monitoring their draft list for months. Surprisingly empty bar area for a Saturday night. Several large plasmas, perfect for watching a game. Nice size draft list and even better bottle list. Food was slightly above average pub fare. Would definitely revisit but with Teresa’s and Capone’s closer that may be tough to do.