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59 Beers
3,487 Hads
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 94
Visits: 154
Avg: 4.13
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

520 Kimberton Rd
Rt. 113
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 19460
United States
phone: (610) 935-4540

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

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Photo of Kwak
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

got here in the middle of the day not to crowded just right

i did not like the bar its funny shape made me feel like an outcast down at the end away from everybody

the beer was good had a taste of most of the taps.

the food was good bar food nothing special but every thing was good

the staff was good they knew what they were serving and had a
good suggestion on what i should try

the dinning room was crowded so i guess all of their food is good

the only really bad point is that its over an hour from my house

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Photo of mgbickel
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This Sly Fox is located in quaint Phoenixville, PA. You enter into the bar area which houses a "Z" shaped bar and some additional table seating. The brewing equipment is located directly behind the bar for all to see.

They had all of their usual offerings available on draft and to go. I went with a pint of 113 and a bottle of the Black Raspberry to go.

The bartender was very knowledgeable...she knew all about their brews and also offered advice on opening the caged and corked bottle.

There is also a patio area located at the entrance that looks like it will be a great place to hang out for happy hour...weather permitting.

All in all, a great place to stop by for a pint. I am anxious to visit the other location.

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Photo of Minotaur
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Within walking distance from a friend's house, it is a regular stop. Even when packed they attempt to be accommodating and their service has always been top-notch.

Not only are the servers attentive but both at the bar and table, they all know their beer and food.

It is a brewery so they only have their own beers on draft.

I haven't had a beer I've been disappointed with; their Belgian style ales are particularly good. They bottle and can their ales and in cans the Weizen is quite nice. Their Incubus on draft or in a bottle is a fantastic beer.

I highly recommend attendance to the Robbie Burns event, and the Goat Races. I've also had their Oktoberfest German style dinner and food pairing and it was a great value and good beer.

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Photo of donniecuffs
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The wife and I finally were able to hit this fine establishment on our way back to NJ from Valley Forge. The atmosphere was good, but there wasn't anything differentiating or outstanding about it. The patrons were great, but the nondescript green/brown decor had me thinking that we were sitting in a Houlihan's, or just some random Irish pub. The service was also good, but (a) the kid serving us seemed ticked off that he had to work on Labor Day weekend, and (b) he didn't seem as beer knowledgeable as I had expected him to be. That being said, he was both polite and attentive.

As for every other category, this place was beyond exceptional, with a heavy German influence not only on the vast array of beer styles on hand, but also on the food menu, which features homemade Bavarian-style pretzels, horseradish mustard, all sorts of wurst, etc. The beer selection featured not only German-style beers, but also a tremendous dry Irish stout...O'Reilly's (A+)...as well as some American-style ales and Belgian-style brews. All were well above-average, if not excellent. As for the food, wow...the pretzel appetizer and the pretzel-melt sandwich with homemade ham, mustard, and slaw. My wife jokingly asked me if I was going to lick my plate.

I noticed some other reviews where someone walked in and ordered something totally outside the realm of German-influenced cuisine. That kind of struck me as odd, since both the beer and food menu (and the fact that you are in Pennsylvania) hinted to me that German cuisine would likely be the house specialty. After all, I would never order a pizza at a steak restaurant. Stick to the German dishes...you won't be disappointed.

I will definitely be looking to go back very soon, if not visit the Royersford location.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

My wife and I drove up from Levittown about a one hour drive to Phoenixville and my god it was well worth it. When you first walk in the staircase to the upstairs is right in front of you (we didn't go up there) An open floor plan the bar is to the right which extends into a Z shape.The tanks are behind the the bar in an L shape behind glass. We sat in the dining area off to the left.There was no one in there when we went in that was about 3:00 on a Friday and even on a Firkin night (didn't stay for that).

Quality of the beer and food are amazing. Alot off both menu's to choose from it was awesome.The good amount to choose from makes it very hard for you not choose anything.

Service was good. She didn't seem to know what was what but she sure as hell tried and I admire that.

Selection of beer's like i said alot to choose from very hard not to find something that is in your category.

Food is excellent very cheap and in large proportions.

All and all I would definetly come back here but it is a hike from my home. The prices for both beer and food are the best I've seen at a brewpub pure and simple. I still get a little aggravated though with brewpubs who do not offer an entire sampler of all their beers. I might be greedy but when I see 15 beers I would like to sample them not just five that coulduse work. Also since they can 3 of their heavy favorites they should make a six pack ( 2 beers a piece ) of a variety pack. Other than that amazing.

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Photo of AltBock
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This Sly Fox is located on Rt.113 on the out skits of Phoenixville. It's across the road form two strip malls and it sits right next to another one that has a bank, a pizza parlor, and a frame store in it. The sign for Sly Fox is a bit tricky to see, so look for the STS. They're across the parking lot from that. The style of the building reminded me a little bit of a English countryside cottage. For some reason, I can't describe it, but it you can find a picture of an English cottage somewhere, it looks a little like that. When you first walking, you'll see that the dinning room is on the left, the bar area on the right, and stairs to the upstairs dinning room right in front of you. Sly Fox is decorated with drawing and paintings of foxes and even stuffed foxes. There is very little Sly Fox memorabilia on the walls. The dinning room is filled with wooden tables, more drawing of foxes, and on the right side wall, a large chalkboard with the beer and wine menu. I didn't get a chance to see what the up stairs dinning room looked like, but I'm sure it looks similar to the one downstairs. The bar area has a medium sized "Z" shaped wooden bar with wooden tables in front and the entire brewing operation behind the bar. Over the bar is small chalkboard with the tap list, but they do have a table top beer menu. In other words, it's a very cozy place.

From what I could see, they had pretty good service here. The bartender knew his stuff, they knew how to properly pour a pint and fill a growler, and they were always there when I needed another beer. The bartender had annoying laugh, but I can't judge my whole service on how the staff laughs.

They had a good sized food menu. They had all your regular food options like soups, salads, appetizers, entrees, pasta, and burgers. For starters, I chose the soup de jour which that day was chicken tortilla. Let's just say that it sounds better than what it actually was. There was far too many stewed tomatoes and clearly not enough chicken. The chicken was few and far between. Fro my main course, I went with the pretzel melt. That sandwich was fantastic! I could hardly put it down it was that good! It was the best piece of food I had that day. Remember, if it sounds good, you better watch out. It could be the chicken tortilla soup.

The day I was here, they had something like 12 house taps and one cask beer. There are no guest taps here. From where I was sitting, it looked like they could have up to 4 casks. On this day (a week after the goat race), most of their beer were of the Bock style. Nothing wrong with that! Along with all the Bocks, they had a few IPAs, a Helles, an Irish Dry Stout, and an Imperial Smoked Porter. Great variety of taps! I had hard time choosing what I wanted to drink. After you're done drinking here and you want more, not only do they offer growlers, but Sly Fox cans, 750's, and 22 oz. bomber bottles.

Even if the goat race isn't going on outside, the Phoenixville Sly Fox makes for a great place to grab a pint or Sly Fox singles. Just watch out for the chicken tortilla soup.

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Photo of drtth
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

We've now been to the Phoenixville Sly Fox at least twice. I rather like the look and feel of the place. When you walk in you can go to the bar area with high tables, stools, etc. or you can go to the mainfloor dining area. There is also an upstairs area and an outdoor patio which we've never used. It definitely seems to be a cut above the typical brew pub atmosphere but is not quite as elaborate as an Iron Hill

The quality of the beer is great and the selection on tap both times was quite extensive. They also have some of their more popular beers available for take out purchase (at a lower price than is shown on the menu for purchase and drinking in).

On neither occasion was it particularly crowded so the service seemed good and there were no extended delays for anything.

The range of food (and beer as mentioned) is pretty good, but not great, and offers plenty of choices.

On both occasions I had the Cuban Sandwich and thought it was well prepared and quite tasty. I also had the Route 113 IPA and love it fresh from the tap. My wife enjoyed the Chicken and we both left feeling comfortably fed.

The value is in line with what I'd expect to pay in most other places I can think of so it seemed quite reasonably priced.

On the whole both visits were well worth the stop.

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Photo of dmamiano
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nice little place in the back of a little shopping village. Well decorated and the service was very good.
Sat at a table near the bar and immediately were able to order our beers. Quickly served as well.
Selection was very good with a nice mix of session beers and big beers. I had the Route 113 IPA and the 2007 Incubus. Both very good beers and served in the correct glassware(although I expected nothing less).
Didnt eat there, but the food and menu both looked good and reasonable.
If in Phoenixville, I recommend this as a stop.

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Photo of Yetiman420
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped in for a couple of samples on the way to Capone's.

This was stop #266 on my quest to visit every quality brewery/brewpub in North America...and beyond.

Suburban Philly in a upscale area. Interior is large with lots of open area. Lengthy bar that winds around the brewing equipment that is visible through windows. Very high ceilings.

I build a 4 oz sampler of Abbey Extra, Route 113 IPA, Panacea Barleywine, Pughtown Porter, and O'Reily's Stout.

The beers were all good, nothing exceptional.

Lots of younger local's hanging at the bar enjoying themselves. Also seems like a family-friendly in the restaurant area.

A couple of people working behind the bar provided excellent service.

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Photo of jlandis
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

For two years I lived in Phoenixville and would frequent the slyfox for dinner about once a month. This was about three years ago now, so things may have changed since then.

Atmosphere - I usually sat in the dinner section and not at the bar and there was always a nice mix of families, couples, and friends. The bar noise was never overwhelming, but the room was fairly small.

Quality - The dining room was very clean and in good condition. The beer was fresh and the food was hot!

Service - The wait staff was very friendly and always had recommendations about the beers that they have tried, new releases, and popular varieties.

Selection - The food selection wasn't very elaborate, but there was something for everyone, and there was always a wide variety of beers on tap.

Food - I thought the food prices were a little high, but I really didn't mid that because the quality was always great and I was more there for the beer anyway.

Value - One of my favorite resultants in the Phoenixville area, and I made it a point to try and make it out at least once a month.

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Photo of Hophead101
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

visited Sly Fox for the first time today on 12.11.08 on my way home from a client appointment.

a bit underwhelming when I first walked in. reminds me of a restaurant in the mountains when you go away for a weekend to your cabin. dining room and pub tables are all green top with wooden trim. very basic and ordinary. but, it is not about that, rather the beers. they had a great selection on tap of about 12, plus a great number of their beers in bottles (both to drink on site and to take to go). the staff was very helpful and very informative. behind the bar is glass where you can see the brewing equipment.

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Photo of treehugger02010
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I went here a few weeks ago for the first time with two friends.
Atmosphere: The atmosphere was very laid back and friendly. It seemed very rustic and rural. Nice people and good fun.
Quality: Everything was very well presented and tasted excellent. All of the beer was within date.
Service: The waiter was excellent and very good. He certainly wasn't too bright, very nice, but dumb.
Selection: There was a great for both food and beer. I wish their beer menu was more up-to-date because there were somethings on it that I wanted but was out of rotation.
Food: The burger was very good, and the two others' meals look tasty too.
Value: I thought that it was very inexpensive for the quality.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Stopped here this past weekend with a couple of my friends. Tucked away fromt he street and a little hard to find, but worth the trip and experience.

A: The atmosphere was pretty chill. When we were there, it was pretty dead, but we went at about Noon on a Saturday. The set-up is nice; typical brewpub set up with the glass wall so you can see where the magic happens. Seemed like a nice place to meet up with some people, get some food and enjoy some good beer and good times.

Q: The overall quality of the place was good. Well-kept and clean. The beer itself also was pretty fresh and good, which is always a plus.

S. The service was pretty good. It seemed like the waiter we had was new or just learning, but he was pretty helpful and willing to provide us with his opinions about the beers that he had. He came back to check up on us a bunch of times, but was pretty good. The only thing that sucked is that it took a while to get our growlers.

S: the selection of beer that was available was pretty good. About 20 of their local beers on tap, including some seasonals, a ruachbier and schwarzbier, and a pretty good helles bock and lager. They also had some of their beers in bottles (Ichor, Saison) that were either available in regular bottles or cellar aged versions. Those offerings were a bit on the pricier side (averaging $15), but I'm sure it was worth it.

F: The food was pretty good. I had a bacon cheeseburger. The fries were awesome and the burger was pretty moist. The roll seemed a bit hard, but it went down with a few sips of beer. Overall, not too bad.

V: Cannot really complain too much about the price. While the food prices were a bit expensive (my bacon cheeseburger came out to be $10.50), the beer seemed pretty reasonable, averaging about $3.50 per offer.

Definitely a cool place to visit, although I cannot say I will go out of my way to got there next time.

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Photo of John_M
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped by here the other day, on my way to an Oktoberfest event.

The brewpub has the appearance of a large size home, that has now been converted into a brewpub. The place has high ceilings, which tends to give it an airy atmosphere. Not a lot of decoration and the furnishing seem a bit stark, but the vibe here is comfortable enough. Naturally, the beers available are all made by Sly Fox, and on this day I think they had around 10 or 12 beers on tap. I believe they also have 6 or 8 of their seasonals and limited release beers in bottle for either take out or consumption on the premises (they have an in house price and a take out price for their beers). Service was quick and efficient, and the bartender was pleasant and friendly. Only had a couple of beers here, but both were fresh and enjoyable.

Another solid place to get good beer in SEPA. What a surprise. :-)

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Photo of DIM
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Note: If you are planning your first visit ignore the googlemap directions and your GPS. This place is onRoute 113 next to the Phoenixville National Bank.

The atmosphere in here is good but not overwhelming. Lots of forest green and exposed wood. Plenty of dead foxes too. Everyone from the hostess to the bartender to the waitress had a genuine smile, which I really appreciate. The beer selection was sizable enough with at least a dozen options. Looking over the beers listed for this place on BA it looks like the brewers like to experiment.

We didn't try any of the more interesting items on the menu, settling for a buffalo chicken sandwich and a gyro instead. Both were plenty tasty. We ate in the dining room, but the bar crowd seemed very friendly. We struck up a nice conversation with a couple BAs named Jeannie and Rick while I was getting my growlers filled.

Overall there isn't anything here to complain about and I certainly would love to come back sometime. Growler fills are cheap and they will fill one from any brewer. Gotta love that.

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Photo of BabiakNo9
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

A - Good atmosphere. Small brew-pub with a bar and area for dining. TV's are great for Philly sports and bright kelly green walls. It's in my hometown, so I've known about this place for years.

Q - Great bang for the buck at happy hour with most pints being $2.50.

S - I've never had a bad waitress or bartender at this establishment. When ordering food, I receive it fast and beer even faster. Very polite and even knowledgable. If you get there early enough you can watch the waitresses taste whatever is new which is a good sign even if they're not crazy about the brews.

BEER - Beer is good, my favorite spot for happy hour in my home town. The 113 is great, the blob ale tasty, Phoenix Pale Ale is good, and wheat beers worth the trip. Haven't tasted anything below average.

F - It's pub grub, but the apps are good. Haven't sampled any entrees in Phoenixville, but I will in the near future.

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Photo of StoutHearted
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I can't believe I hadn't reviewed this place earlier, as I've been here many times, and never had reason to complain that I can remember.

Let's start with the good stuff: the brew. There is always something good on tap: their usual standbys like Pikeland Pils and, one of my faves, the O'Reilly Stout. They do some great experimenting here, as well. I fell in love with their scotch ale aged in a bourbon barrel here- it was the beer that made me a fan of scotch ales, and probably even bourbon. Never had a bad beer here. They do growlers and will sell you bottles of their good stuff, like the Ichor and Odyssey.

Service has always been good, and the bar staff is knowledgable about their brews and food. The food is excellent pub-style food; though some entrees are offered, I never get past the yummy sandwiches and burgers, which are priced very reasonably. The calimari is also delicious and spicy.

As for atmosphere, you have the room divided up into two areas, the bar area and the restaurant area, which is a nice touch so you don't have to have kids around the bar. There are tables in the bar area, though, and when the place gets crowded, it can be tough to get to the bar. There's plenty of room at the bar, with sports games on TVs to entertain. You can also look through the big windows to see the giant vats in the brewery. All in all, you have a classy pub that's good for hanging with friends or celebrating with family.

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Photo of sholland119
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A brewpub with great beer and service.

The place has a nicer vibe since they banned smoking. The bar has about 25 stools and a few high tops with brew tanks visible through the glass behind the bar. The dining room does not have much charm to my eye.

Beer is the highlight here. Always 10-12 on tap, almost all of which are worth a try. House beers are quite good, seasonals range from good to outstanding. You never have to settle.

Service is always pleasant and friendly.

Food is pretty good pub fare. I rarely order wings but the jamaican jerk wings here are excellent.


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Photo of akorsak
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

2008 Bock Fest and Goat Races.

Atmosphere: The restaurant, at least the first floor, has dining to the left of the entrance and the bar to the right. The atmosphere is nothing exciting, run of the mill brewpub.

Quality: Service, food and drink were all good. The bathroom wasn't in the best shape but there were lots of people coming in and out.

Service: The waitstaff was very friendly and attentive, bring water, apps, beer and food in a very timely manner.

Selection: Today is Bock Fest, so the beer list is limited (if that is the right word) to German offerings: bocks (helles, doppel and mai), lagers (helles and dunkel), eisbocks, rauchbier and weisse. An awe-inspiring list that was pretty damn good. We ended up getting through the rauchbier, both eisbocks and the helles bock.

Food: Food is run of the mill pub grub. The pretzels were quite good and I enjoyed the pretzel melt sandwich. They have a kids menu as well, which is a plus.

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Photo of TheDeuce
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Came here with family to the first location..

Really cozy place, split between a bar and a restaurant area, also an upstairs. Cool fox taxidermy along the tops of the wall, lots of wood mixing into the decoration as well. We opt for the bar, which has plenty of TVs and a small 350 gallon system in the back.

Our waiter was nice and very attentive, my father and I opted for two samplers (five beers each) for ten of the eleven beers available on tap and the waiter said he would throw in the eleventh beer sample for us as a bonus, nice of him to do.

Beer was very good, all ranges of styles available. The sampler had Phoenix Pale, Dunkel Lager, Helles Lager, Pils, O'Reilly Stout, Belgian Golden, Weiss, Porter, Raspberry Reserve, 113 IPA, and the Seamus Irish Red. Mother and grandmother opted for wine. Samples were good, after tasting we opted for some favorites, I had the Phoenix and the Pils and my dad chose Seamus all pints were very much enjoyed.

We did order lunch as well, I had a Pulled Pork sandwich, which was awesome. Fries are different and good, rest of the family had burgers and they all agreed the food was good. I sampled the burger and it was indeed tasty.

Really nice place, manager came over and spoke to us, many others were around enjoying the beer and taking home growlers. We opted to try the Odyssey IPA and take it home in bottles, I am looking forward to that. They also seem to have many theme days, including Poker Nights, Phillies nights (or insert Philly team for the season) and other stuff.

Overall, this brewpub is fantastic, I could not have enjoyed it more and it deserves all the praise it's been getting. Give it a shot.

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Photo of jmalex
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Sly Fox is quickly becoming my favorite brewpub despite the long drive to get there. The great thing is that it was my grandmother that turned me onto the place.

ATMOSPHERE: Sly Fox is set in a shopping center which is not where Google Maps says it is (as other reviewers have noted). Once turning onto Kimberton Rd., it's a few lights down on the left. Upon walking through the door, the area is split into a bar area to the right and a restaurant to the left. I've never had a problem getting a seat in the restaurant (except on IPA Project Day) so seating is ample. The bar is a nice, long zigzag with the tanks and kettles visible behind. Small TVs are visible from just about everywhere. There's also an upstairs dining area for when downstairs gets full.

QUALITY: A large chalkboard advertises what's on tap, but it seems like it's a bit off usually. In those cases, a menu can correct the confusion however. Beers are served in shaker pints or stemmed goblets for the Belgian offerings. Flights of any 5 beers are available for a decent price for maximum sampling.

SERVICE: I have never once had bad service here. Beers arrive promptly at appropraite temperature. The waitresses are always able to offer up knowledge and advice. It's a "no news is good news" situation with the service. They simply do everything right.

SELECTION: A beer from every style in the style guide, it seems. Seasonals come on at just the right time, and there's always no less than 12 or so beers on tap at a time. I've never had a problem picking something I like.

FOOD: The food is a combo of standard pub appetizers and American-style restaurant food. Sandwiches, entrees, and numerous other options are all available at great prices.

Sly Fox is a good brewpub with really good beers which is more than you could ask for. They hold special events a few times a year which are "can't miss". Just a wonderful place that I'd recommend to anyone.

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Photo of Biscuit033
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A: Now that it is smoke free this is a place to go for good beer. There are always people there that drink and know beer, from the bartenders to the patrons. I usually stop in for a beer and growler fill at least once a week.

Q: Beer quality is always phenominal. They have about 8-12 taps flowing at all times. I can't remember drinking one of their beers and not liking it. Would like to see them use at least one of their three beer engines more often.

S: Service at the bar and at the tables are always spot on. Also the staff is always knowledgable of their products. Its seems like the hire beer people (even the waitresses.)

S: They seem to have a new beer out every week or two to go along with their regulars (O'Reily's Stout, Pikeland Pils, Phoenix Pale Ale, and an IPA.) Usually 8-12 beers on tap at any given time.

F: Typical bar food with some good entrees and specials. This is fine for me since I am here for the beer.

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3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

I'd been hoping to try either of the Sly Fox locations for some time, so it was nice to be in the area in time to stop in for a late lunch before heading home.

The Sly Fox Phoenixville is tucked away off the road a bit in a smallish shopping center. Note to all: should you click on the map link here on BA, it shows you the proper location, but if you click for directions to the address it changes locations for some reason and sends you to an address off of 113 and further down Kimberton Road. Needless to say, I didn't notice this until after I had printed out directions and got quite lost and confused on my way here, when in reality I was just down the road the entire time. Anyway, just an FYI.

The place is basically divided into a dining area on the left and a bar area on the right, with both being about equal in size. The decor is simple and the bar area has a bit of a sports vibe to it. For what it's worth, the actual bar is either built way too high or they need some taller bar stools.

Service came over right away and was helpful and knowledgeable of the 10 or so selections on tap, which ranged from standards such as the Phoenix Pale and Pikeland Pils that you can find in cans/bottles (and also purchase as such) other seemingly standard offerings that are draft only (O'Reilly's, B&T, Helles, etc), and a few seasonals. As noted, six packs and bottles are also available and expand the offerings a bit more. I would have liked to have seen a couple of the standard, also packaged brews that were on tap replaced with some other stuff, but that's just me, and not a huge deal in the end. Everything that I sampled seemed fresh. Growler fills are available at $13 and up initially and $9 and up for a refill.

Food was alright: not bad but nothing overly enjoyable. The menu consisted mostly of basic pub grub: nachos, onion rings, soups, burgers, etc, with a handful of entrees and pastas offered as well.

Overall, this place was not everything I had built it up to be in my mind, but it was still a good place to hit up nonetheless and solid all around, save for the mediocre food. I'd certainly stop in again, and would also like to try the Royersford location as a comparison.

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4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

This was an enjoyable experience and with a little more emphasis on the food and if not for my preference for urban locations with distinctive design/character, would be right at the top of my list for brewpubs (with Great Lakes in Cleveland and Rogue in SF, although the latter with the disclaimer that production is actually a fair piece away).

My wife and I drove out after some early shopping at King of Prussia mall. It's located out on a suburban center, not a strip exactly, but off a main road. The interior design is unexceptional, if we'd sat in the bar area maybe it would have felt more lively but we sat in the upstairs dining area where it was quiet and a little isolated.

My wife (the designated driver) had a black raspberry reserve and really enjoyed it. I started with a sampler round of the saison, abbey dubbel, 113 IPA, pale ale, and the oatmeal stout. Although the web site said the pacific jade IPA from the IPA project was on tap, it had kicked, and we were too early for the Christmas Ale. That said they provide an excellent array of draft beers with about twelve draft lines, I was very pleased with the selection and balance and I enjoyed everything I had. We had the roasted crab and corn dip and both liked it, it had a nice amount of pepper spice and so the pale ale and IPA were excellent matches and went down first. The pale ale was great session beer material, when I get tasters I either gravitate towards the center or to an extreme. On this night I went a little more extreme and thoroughly liked the abbey dubbel. For dinner my wife had the tacos and I ordered the pretzel melt sandwich. I liked mine, good flavors and texture and not too much salt, and the pretzel bun had a nice hint of butter. The tacos were bland and we were both a little disappointed. Since all the beers were good I was having trouble picking a pint and I just ordered another sampler, this time the waitress helpfully suggested the pils as a palate-cleanser, which worked well. So I learned a little something. Service was good, right there/ not intrusive and knowledgeable. I ordered a growler of the abbey dubbel to take home, we ended up sharing it on Thanksgiving where about half the family loved it. They have a rewards program, if you get twelve growlers in a year you get one free. I am a sucker for rewards/loyalty programs (one more reason to love Tria for example) but unfortunately we're unlikely to get out there very often. A nice destination for the beer and undoubtedly a great local hangout, but the food would have to be boosted up a little to get my wife to make the trek from Philly more often.

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Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, PA
92 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.