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Idle Hands Craft Ales

Closed Now: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Nothing idle about their brews!

Idle Hands Craft Ales is a must stop if you are in the Malden, MA area. Every beer was worth a... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Trip M
Lansing, Michigan

Fortunately, we caught one of the last nice days of fall. After visiting Sam, I jumped back on the... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Malden, Massachusetts
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  • Average20%
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4 Feb 2018
“Nothing idle about their brews!”
21 Dec 2017
a locally focused craft brewery with a penchant for brewing a wide array of styles from classic German style lagers and Belgian inspired ales to more popular IPAs. When we brew a beer, we brew it with uncompromising integrity and with a desire to...more
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89 Commercial St, Malden, MA 02148-5509
+1 781-333-6070
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Visited idle hands today and it was decent. The beer was very flavorful but the brewery tasting room is small and lacks character. I tastings were also somewhat pricey at $4 for a 5 ounce pour. I’ve been to a lot of breweries and while...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We went here with some friends and had a great time. The atmosphere is fun and there are many beer choices on tap. The bar itself is kind of small, and they didn’t have many selections other than beer. They also do not offer food....More

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Idle Hands Craft Ales is a must stop if you are in the Malden, MA area. Every beer was worth a try. I really enjoyed the Adelais "Pilsner" and the Check Raise "Stout". Come in and make new friends at one of the long fest...More

Thank Trip M
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Fortunately, we caught one of the last nice days of fall. After visiting Sam, I jumped back on the Orange Line ,hopped off at Malden and stopped at Idle Hands and enjoyed a great Porter.

Thank maldenken44
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

My friends and I went to Idle Hands while on a brew bus tour. This was my favorite stop. The beer was great (shout out to 4 Seam and my new favorite 6 Seam). While there I was happy to see people with their kids...More

Thank SR621
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I came in for the first time last week after enjoying a few bottles of Idle Hands over the last couple of years. Excellent beer and friendly service. Lots of seating in the tap room. Wide range of styles. The price for the flight is...More

Thank tchoiniere
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to come here for the beer this is a great spot for a nice craft beer. But if you are coming for food I would recommend you go someplace else. I would give the beer a 5, however the food at 2....More

Thank Sushant B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

My husband and I stopped in here on a Friday after having been to the original brewery years ago. We enjoyed all of the beers the first time we went and were still happy with what they had while we were there on Friday. They...More

Thank tigg189074
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

If you are a beer lover, Idle Hands is well worth the trip to their brewery/tasting room . Their New England style IPAs are very good and their lower alcohol/sessions beers are loaded with flavor and nuance. So why only 3 stars? The only food...More

Thank andzocchi
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Dad in town so stopped for a beer one rainy afternoon. Good choice, it's been a while and the beer was very well done.

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