Idle Hands Craft Ales

89 Commercial St, Malden MA 02148

The Idle Hands Craft Ales patio is open! Due to the limited capacity under the COVID-19 restrictions, a reservation is highly encouraged. Children 12 and under are permitted. If the child cannot sit on your lap throughout your stay, we ask that you include them as a person on the reservation, each table sits a max of 4 people and we do not have extra chairs. We appreciate your understanding as we all learn how to operate in this new world. We hope to see you soon!

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 89 Commercial St, Malden MA 02148
  • Cross Street: Centre St
  • Cuisine: American |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Brewery Restaurant
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Other |
  • Parking: Public Lot | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 781-333-6070
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Meet for a Drink,

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  Events & Special Hours

4th of July
July 4, 2020
All Day noon - 6 p.m. |  

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Patio | Closed
Tuesday
Patio | All Day 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Valid between: July 7, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2099
Wednesday
Patio | All Day 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Thursday
Patio | All Day 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Friday
Patio | All Day noon - 10 p.m.  
Saturday
Patio | All Day noon - 10 p.m.  
Sunday
Patio | All Day noon - 8 p.m.  

  F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We are permitting children 12 and under as long as they are accompanied by an adult. If the child is not capable of sitting on an adults lap for the entirety of your stay, we ask that you include them in the number of people in the party.
We allow well behaved pets on the patio. All pets must be kept leashed and at the owner's side at all times. If the animal becomes a nuisance, we will ask you to leave or remove it.
We are operating under a very limited capacity (with only six tables that seat 4 each). In order for us to be profitable at such a small number, we need to maximize our seating. As things open up more and the state starts to relax some of its restrictions, we may be able to revisit this.
We are removing flights (tickers delight) temporarily from the menu due to the increased number of touch points and articles that would need to be sanitized as a result of serving them.
Not at this time. We are trying to limit the amount of glassware, etc that needs to be touched and limit close interactions between guests and staff. We don't feel we can provide samples/tastes while maintaining safety at the same time.
We ask that you select an appropriate time of stay when you make your reservation. A max of 90 minutes is allowed with the understanding that we will ask that you surrender the table10 minutes prior to the end of you reservation so that we can clear and reset/sanitize the table for the next party.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2020
Keith H.

Idle hands is my favorite brewery. The different beers are great for everyone that I bring with me. All my family and friends want to go when I make reservations. We all love the brewery. Thanks so much Keith.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2020
Lauren R.

Idle Hands is a great local brewery and they've done an excellent job adapting to the new COVID guidelines. Their outdoor space is nicely laid out, the team is really careful about cleaning between guests, and most importantly, the beer is delicious! They have a limited food menu if you're looking for a snack, or you can bring your own food as well.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Sarah B.

Idle hands is our favorite brewery by far! The staff is super nice and accommodating especially given the circumstances. We love you guys!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Keri P.

Even though it was starting to sprinkle and they were going to be closing the patio, they let us come in for one quick beer. The rain held off, we had a couple beers, and we had a lovely experience. The beer was good, and the service was pleasant and friendly. It was nice to get out somewhere for a short while and also support a local business. We didn't purchase any food, and there's not an N/A, hence the 0 on food.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 26, 2020
Beth G.

Love everything about Idle Hands. We were so glad to be back on the patio !


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 26, 2020
Mike F.

Best brewery around, hands down. Great staff and great beers!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2020
Sonia P.

The staff are so great. Ambience is perfect with the outdoor dining. Love it.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 18, 2020
Kate S.

Idle hands provided a wonderful experience for our first beer out in months. They followed all the safety guidelines to a T! I can’t wait to return and enjoy another delicious beer on their patio!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 18, 2020
Baruch H.

They've done a really nice job with the outdoor / social distancing thing. Plenty of beers to choose from tap / can / bottle and their stuff is always top-notch. Service was great, you can even buy retail and they'll bring it to your table. We didn't get food.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 16, 2020
SUSAN N.

Everything was great!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2020
Kirsten D.

My friends and I had the best time at Idle Hands yesterday!! Service, drinks, and food were incredible. We will be back soon!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2020
Deven E.

Had a great time - good beer and the pretzels are excellent.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2020
Tim M.

The best beer made on the planet. Period.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2020
Kathy S.

It was great!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 5/10
Jul 02, 2020
JoAnn J.

It was great to return to enjoying a beer on the patio. Staff was very responsive and enthusiastic and made us feel comfortable that sanitary guidelines were being followed. Can’t wait to return. I hope they open up their parking lot so more seating is available.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 25, 2020
Hemali P.

The beers were great. We felt rushed at the table when we were told we had to finish up in 15 min soon after our second beers arrived. We were planning on ordering shares appetizers for the table but were told we would have to eat them in 10 minutes. When we sat down, we were not told about a time limit at the table. It would have been nice to have been informed earlier.