Sly Fox Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 51
Beer Ratings: 2,430
Beer Avg: 3.77
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Ratings: 113 | Reviews: 93 | Show All Ratings:
4.79/5 rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
I have been going to the Sly Fox for 8 years, and must say that although I preferred the space across the street, I understand the logistics for the move.
The atmosphere has always been fantastic, a place that feels like an English pub, where it is both a place to easily socialize or to bring the family for dinner. Most of the staff has been constant through the years as well.
I have been to two anniversary paired brunches, an awesome way to spend an early December Friday, Robbie Burns day also is a must, and of course the annual goat races, which have always been a late spring highlight.
the kitchen has always been flexible and has always focused on service and will make the customer what it wants. If you're in phoenixville stop in you won't be disappointed.
08-02-2013 01:33:57 | More by derekrick420
3.56/5 rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here one night with two friends on our way back from a Tired Hands bottle release. The place wasn't overly crowded, we sat at the bar where there were also a few people sitting. The service was pretty good, the bartender was friendly and the waitresses were too. The quality of beers and good are debatable to me. I have no doubts that the good is good as I really enjoyed my Mac & Cheese. The beers that Sly Fox makes just never really hit a high note to me, so picking one out was practically a nightmare. Ended up buying the last bottle of Ichor they had... Surprised they were nearly sold out of it. My friends order some shrimp appetizer and a flight sampler. They were really pleased with everything. I was kind of just there for the ride. Selection was good but not all that impressive. All the standard beers they make with a few one off's that were on draft. The price was decent, but nothing about the place really makes me wanna go back. I guess I'm just too picky.
05-22-2013 20:14:20 | More by Knapp85
3.78/5 rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
The Sly Fox brewpub is a pretty decent hang despite the somewhat generic sports bar kind of feel it has. I would think this is actually a pretty cool place to watch the game if you're a craft beer fan. There's a relaxed vibe in the room and while it may not be beer geek territory it certainly is beer fan territory.
The bartenders are friendly and well informed about what they're serving. There's a lot of Sly Fox beers on tap at any one time; I believe there was at least 12 during my visit, including at least one each on cask and nitro tap. The quality of the brews ranged from very good to below average, with most being pretty tasty and drinkable. The focus is mainly on traditional German and Belgian styles and not anything too over the top or experimental.
The clientele seemed to be a nice mix of middle aged guys at the bar relaxing after work; many came in with growlers and engaged in beer talk; some families eating standard looking pub grub; and some younger folks hanging out on the periphery. This is not what you'd call a hip or trendy establishment; its very suburban and a little corporate in feel.
Kudos for make your own flights and for bartender's throwing around samples of everything quite freely!
07-29-2012 13:32:21 | More by tobelerone
3.5/5 rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery is a decent place with all you'd expect from Sly Fox brews. Set in an otherwise normal-looking shopping plaza, the atmosphere was a bit generic, with basic decor, and lacking the dim gloominess that gives good bars character. The beer selection was very good, with about 8 or so Sly Fox brews on tap, and additionally a few bottles and rare vintages are available for a price. Growler fills are also available. Food was very good, and the service was good as well. The bar is pretty intimate, so the bartenders are pretty attentive.
04-30-2011 21:21:21 | More by Rifugium
3.73/5 rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Went here with a few friends for lunch and some beers. It's kind of plain looking family style restaurant/brewpub with a dull bare decor but the brewing tanks are visible behind the bar which is a plus. Lots of seating at the bar and plenty of tables for dining.
The food and service were decent but nothing out of the ordinary. They have standard pub food, burgers, apps, sandwiches, etc. Our server was friendly and knew waht beers were on tap but not a lot about them.
They have a pretty good selection with a wide range of styles, many if which I haven't seen outside of the brewpub. I didn't see any guest taps but they had their 750ml corked and caged bottles for sale and a few different t shirts.
Overall this place isn't spectacular but Sly Fox makes great beer so it's definitely worth a visit.
02-14-2011 12:15:27 | More by corby112
3.9/5 rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
I have been visiting this establishment for about 10 years. The beer is always finely crafted. There standard beers are delicious, but their specialty beers are really something special. The food is decent, but not the greatest. The atmosphere is jovial. It's a bit loud, but not in a bad way. I love their Belgian style beers as well as some of their darker concoctions. The bar is well stocked with cans and 22 oz bottles for take out. The service is usually great and the staff is very knowledgeable. Look for this brewery to continue to grow as their beer becomes more and more popular.
12-31-2010 21:47:17 | More by Schracky
3.15/5 rDev -24.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Visited Sly Fox - Phoenixville this past weekend for lunch while seeing some friends in town.
Brewpub was in a strip mall by a Subway and I think some other generic shops. Heard it moved from across the street, where it was stationed in a building with much more character. This new location just didn't have a great atmosphere to it, sort of bland. Service was decent, but sort of lacking which was inexplainable with the amount of customers in the restaurant at the time. Beer selection was great. I think there were at least 12 beers to choose from and I got to build a sampler from any concoction I could come up with (I love that). Not just the selection, but they can brew some delicious beers. Had to leave with a few 6-packs. Food was okay, just average for my plate. Didn't have any revelations from the other plates on the table as well. Would like to check out the production brewery/restaurant in Royersford to compare. Overall, if you are coming through town stop by for a pint and grab some beer to go, but no need to come hungry.
Also, bring your screw-top growlers. They have a very impressive counter-pressure filler and fills were reasonable. However, I went with a swing-top that I own and it was twice as much to have that filled. Never got to inquire why that is, but kinda sucked cause I wanted to leave with a brew that was only on tap.
12-21-2010 12:36:02 | More by Jimmys
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $
Wow. This place has changed so much from the last time I went nearly two years ago. Granted the location is different. It is now set in a strip mall. There is a huge Sly Fox logo out front, so this is hard to miss...once you find the right lot. The inside of the restaurant is pretty non-descript...I got the sense I was in an old barn or German beer hall--in a good way. This place was nice and clean. What really wowed me about Sly Fox was the beer and food...much much better than I remember. There were 11 different Sly Fox taps. I had the pils, siason, and Belgian brown. All were excellent. I enjoyed a pulled pork sandwich with sweet potato fries. Both the beer and food I thought were relatively cheap for the high quality of food and beverage. The service was friendly and came by with samples when asked. I used to think of Sly Fox as an afterthought on my work trips to the area...nice to stop by but if I missed so be it...After going there last week it has become a must stop and a brewery I wish was closer.
11-08-2010 18:12:07 | More by tigg924
3.53/5 rDev -14.9%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Not a big fan of the strip mall type feel. I like my pubs, or breweries, to have their own feel, or character, so for me this place screams a Sbarros or a Chilis. Plus, it was a tad hard to find. I turned in the strip mall right before this one: go figure! With that aside, the beer & service are great. Plenty of offerings on tap. Had some beer related magazines to check out at the bar which was a plus. Other patrons seemed friendly. Prices seemed normal. Didn't try the food though. Will give this another try to check out their beer selections, but I just can't stand the setup. Please move out of the strip malls (both locations)!!!
09-11-2010 02:32:38 | More by jwhancher
3.83/5 rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This was my third time visiting the Phoenixville location - first time in the new building. I go here for their Jamaican Jerk wings first - the beer is great, but second in importance.
The old Phoenixville spot was alright. Not what I expected. A mix between a day care center and a drab outdoorsy hunting lodge. Had potential. The atmosphere is very local. Nothing wrong with that - it had character. The new joint has more open space to it. Looks virgin - fresh and clean, if not a little clinical. Give it time. Definitely a step up.
The service is pleasant and prompt, however, there were some missteps - one on each of my first two times there. On the first occasion, I was charged $37 on a $20 check and, mea culpa, didn't realize it until after I left. Went back for the wings two weeks later (couldn't stay away) - and mind you this place is over an hour from where I live - and I was served a beer I didn't want or ask for by a server that didn't really seem with it. Minor blemish yet again. Drank the beer und it was good. So it goes. Relax & drink - that's why you're there.
While I can go on and on about the quality of said wings, the rest of the menu leaves a little to be desired. Mish-mash of various items that look vaguely appealing, but nothing that strikes you as being unique or intriguing. At least to me. I had something simple - the chicken salad sandwich - dill, celery, onions, black pepper, on a brioche roll - sounds good, huh? Dry, flavorless and stiff. Couldn't drink enough water to force that atrocity down my throat. My friends' sandwiches were equally dry and dull. Better luck next time? 2.5 pts for menu and food quality, +1 for those tasty wings. Yes, they're that good.
Great thing about this place, too, is that you can get individual (as in, not in a flight) smaller size glasses if you want to try many of their beers - selection big and wide - or if you don't want to build up a big bill.
Obviously, the wings and beer are good enough to warrant me driving out there 3 times so far. It's worth checking out. Plus, Victory is 20 min away, heh heh.
07-26-2010 02:08:59 | More by Bouleboubier
Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, PA
92 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.