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! As of August 11th, alcoholic beverages may only be served for on-site consumption if accompanied by food prepared on-site. For each customer, an item of prepared food must be ordered at the same time as an initial alcoholic beverage(s) order. One or more shareable food item(s) may be ordered, as long as it/they would sufficiently serve the number of people at the table. The food requirement only applies to the first round.
I am a long time customer of Idle Hands. The beer was fantastic as always. Our servers were lovely and kind, and even threw in some free koozies! If I had any feedback, it would be to expand the menu. Only having three options is kinda tough. If the issue is not having kitchen space for prep, maybe starting a partnership with some of the local Malden restaurants for delivery would be a good option! Lastly, it is starting to get cold. If they plan to stay open into the winter, I think some heat lamps would be a valuable addition to the patio.
Hi all still my favorite brewery. Great experience , service , food but most of all great beer. Keith
Always a great time ! The staff is just terrific !
Thanks for having us! It was a great space to enjoy outside our own house!
Nice patio and a nice selection of beer. They cant control the weather but on a nice day its hard to beat this place.
I love the Idle Hands beers - lots of good choices that are not too hoppy.
Loved being able to grab a beer on the patio!
Can’t wait to go again
Amazing people, wonderful beer, and comfortable setting!
The outdoor patio seating was spacious and I felt very comfortable with respect to Covid considerations. The staff was clear about mask requirements, food/drink ordering regulations, and all other items. They were also very personable. The beer is great! Can't wait to come back!
Very friendly staff!
I love this place. The beers are top notch and I was very impressed with their virus guidelines. They followed them to a t. I felt very safe and had a great time.
Beers and pretzels on the patio were great, server was great, and best of all we felt very safe all things considered. Thank you!
Love Idle Hands! So happy to have the patio open again
We love going to IH. The employees are great and so are the beers. I really appreciate the employees going above and beyond. I realize that they are not waiters, they are brewers and bartenders... but they are doing an excellent job.
Great experience with friendly staff. Beer was also great. Thank you!
Didn’t have any food, but the beer and service were excellent. The patio is great, wish it wasn’t on such a busy road.
We love idle hands and were so happy to be able to enjoy their beer outside again!
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.
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.
Idle hands is our favorite brewery by far! The staff is super nice and accommodating especially given the circumstances. We love you guys!!!
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.
Love everything about Idle Hands. We were so glad to be back on the patio !
Best brewery around, hands down. Great staff and great beers!
The staff are so great. Ambience is perfect with the outdoor dining. Love it.
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!
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.
Everything was great!
My friends and I had the best time at Idle Hands yesterday!! Service, drinks, and food were incredible. We will be back soon!
Had a great time - good beer and the pretzels are excellent.
The best beer made on the planet. Period.
It was great!
Great beer,good service, very good to get out in public.
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.
Could do more with the food. Maybe work with food trucks to help other businesses while also helping your own?
Very limited food choices unlike others in the area. Staff are very attentive to your needs and very professional.
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.