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Sly Fox Brewing Company

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59 Beers
3,479 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 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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Photo of SixpointJMH
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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Photo of TheCalculator
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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Photo of ffejherb
3.38/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Second stop on our Columbus Day jaunt.

The atmosphere here is very sports bar-esque, with TVs and memorabilia. There were several hightop bar tables and an oddly shaped bar that was interesting. The service was pretty middle-of-the-road... decent, but not really noteworthy. As for the beer, we sampled the Dunkleweizen, which was pretty par for the style, with notes of banana, clove and bubblegum. I also had a Rt. 113 IPA, which boasted grassy hops and a long-lasting, lingering bitter finish. I remember liking this beer a bit more on last year's outing to the Royersford location. For lunch, we had sandwiches, which were satisfactory. Overall, I enjoyed the Royersford location much more. I felt the atmosphere is more conducive to enjoying a few brews, and the service was better at Royersford.

Editor's Note - 12/18/07:
Attended the Sly Fox IPA Project and the service was much better, and they were completely packed for this event. Our waitress came by several times to check on us to see if we needed anything. This was a very cool event!

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Photo of mymrnngjckt
4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

One of our stops on a recent pub crawl. The interrior of the place is very simple and nice. Also very clean. We took some seats at the bar and were quickyl given beer menus. Once we all settled on our choices, the bartender quickly brought our selection. The bartender was quick throughout our stay to make sure our drinks were filled.

The beer was excellent as was the serivce. A wide slection on draft this day made our stayt even a bit longer. Had the O'Riley's Stout and the Blackberry Reserve on Draft.

I didn't try the food but plan to on my next visit.

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

This place was on our itinerary for our visit to the Philly area and was actually my second choice as a stop based on wanting to get over to the Victory brewpub. Well now I know, at least for me this was a much better experience. When you walk in you see a large bar area, which looks to be very inviting. Off to the left is a good-sized room with many tables where you can sit down for some fare. This is what we did, the staff was great as we had our 6 month old son with us and they promptly got a highchair and some extra napkins that he could play with, so much for bringing the real toys he loves to rip apart napkins! Anyway back to the review, we ordered the appetizer sampler, which was excellent, nice mix of things. My wife got the chicken and bacon sandwich, which was very good, I tried some and agreed. I got the burger, which was excellent. Also we saw some of the other food come out and the actual entries looked like they where well put together. The beer was top notch in my opinion. I had the Oktoberfest, Grisette (Saison) and the Brown Ale. Hard to say which I thought was the best but I thought the Oktoberfest edged them out but just slightly. I feel that this is an excellent pub, great food, beer and atmosphere. If your in the area this is a place I would recommend 100%. Great experience, food and of course beer.

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Photo of boelker62
4.95/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere - this is the reason frequent the Sly Fox. As long as you sit in the bar area, you are in for an extremely pleasant, friendly atmosphere, at almost any time of day, any night of the week. Friday happy hours are especially lively and happy with a wonderful mix: construction guys, cooperative farm hands, white collar, even young families at the tables near by. It's the people that make this a great place. Not just the help, but the patrons who appreciate a good brew and good service. They have outdoor dining as well, and while I have never sat out there, it seems amply staffed, and only weather can affect it otherwise.

Quality - I have never had anything from the Sly Fox that I could remotely say lacked quality, beer or food. In my opinion, all the beers are accurate for their styles and the food, while caried in range of appetizers (best wings in the area) to entrees. Nightly specials are different enough to entice.

Service - In five years, I have not once had bad service. Anywhere in the restaurant or bar. Period. Courteous, knowledgeable and attentive, even when busy.

Selection - has been getting better and better over the years, especially with the addition of their packaged products from the Royersford location. No craft brewer's pub, I have ever visited can top the quality and varierty of offerings they have at the Sly Fox.

Food - Great burgers, the best wings around, good pasta entrees, and some forays into some traditional dishes as well. Oddly, I have never had one of their steaks, while they do offer them. Nice selection of sandwiches and wraps. I highly suggest their pulled pork, Reuben or Cuban. Roast Beef sandwich is OK, but only as compared to the others. Portion sizes are price appropriate, but honestly, usually a little big if you want to leave room for their brews.

Value - price vs. quality and quantity in mind, it cannot be beat. They take extra care of regulars in this department as well. Funny thing is, it doesn't tkae long to become a regular, and really, be part of the Sly Fox family.

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Photo of leftmindedrighty
4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Have been here many times, most memorably for the Annual Maibock Goat Race, which is a must-see event. Who doesn't like goats racing each other? But most recently was here for the BA/Philly Bus Trip.

Atmosphere is much cozier than the Royersford location, medium size bar area, with two floors of tables.

Tap lineup was the same as always with one exception. Their APA, Pils, Stout, Dunkel, and Hefe were on tap as they always are, but the stand out was Scott "The Dude's" Bier de Garde. Which was just a great beer, one of the best ones I've had in a long time.

Food here is pretty good, I'm really particular to their sausages, as I've had all of them and loved each and every one.

This is a must stop if your in the area, but make the pilgrimage for the Maibock Festival, its truly a one of kind event.

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Photo of Phatz
4.13/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Slyfox Phoenixville was a gracious host to the 5th annual Philly/ BA gathering. Despite the last minute changes they had a set up of some appetizers for us. The atmosphere felt a bit more formal than the Royersford location but that may be because I spent most of the time at the Redford location in the game room (with my beer). Any way Slyfox Phoenixville had a very nice selection of beer and food and the beer is predictably solid. Slyfox is defiantly a place you want to check out if you have never been. They had advertisements for there Bock fest - Goat thing. cool. I might need to find out what this is all about.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of Imstillthegman
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Our first stop on the 5th annual Philly BA gathering. Sly Fox was a last minute addition to our tour due to some uncontrollable circumstances. Let me say that they really pulled it out for us with such short notice. Thanks, Sly Fox! They had a small assortment of complimentary appetizers for us to enjoy which were all very tasty. There was about 12 or so beers on-tap including the Dude de Garde brewed by the Dude, himself, Scott Morrison. They also had their bottled offerings such as Ichor, Odyssey, and Raspberry Reserve available. I liked the fact that you could get a sampler of 5 glasses of any of the beers they had on-tap. I know some places won't let you get the higher ABV or limited release beers in the samplers. The dining area was separated from the bar area by the huge staircase in the middle right in front of the door. There is also some seating upstairs. Very attentive and fast service. Good beer, good company, good time.

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Photo of Nutleybeer
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

For anyone coming in from out of town on a beer excersion, like me, this place is not the most convenient to find. It is also easy to drive right past, located in a shopping center.

Overall, though, a nice experience. Not a fancy place. There is a downstairs bar, downstairs seating and an upstairs smoke free loft area.

A good selection on tap...pale ale, pils, IPA, a Scotch and Scottish ale (they were out of the Scotch though), helles, lager, oatmeal stout and a dry stout...

There was a decent selection of their own bottled beers available too...big beers and reserved styles at a higher cost. Also, guest bottled beers from Southampton Brewery.

Their sampler is a choice of 5 of their tap beers at $6. You choose. The $6 is a little pricey in comparison to their 12oz servings at $3 and the 16oz at $3.50 or so (great deal). The 22oz were about $5 and $11 pitchers also available.

Great prices on the beers...nice work in allowing for the smaller 12oz glasses as well. Each beer was fresh and crisp...perhaps served a bit too cold, but tasty. The Scottish and oatmeal stout were my favorites.

The food was pretty standards pub food. Some entrees too.

The waitress upstairs this past Saturday was really good. Very attentive and knew her beers quite well.

Pint glasses available for collectors too...t-shirts, etc

Overall, average atmosphere...decent food (nothing surprising on the menu) at a reasonable cost...very good beers at a GREAT price. It you want to sample their bottled reserve beers, though, it will cost you.

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4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

We have been wanting to go here for a while now, and finally got there this past Saturday..and we were not disappointed! We got there in the mid-afternoon, so it was not as busy as it probably gets at night. I really like the decor and layout of the restaurant, with the loft type area with additional seating and the exposed beams and the high ceilings are a good idea, especially for a smoking-allowed restaurant. The bar area was a good size with ample space for people to stand, if need be. That is something most places seem to lack.

The beer selection was terrific. We tried 3 or 4 beers, all totally different from each other, and all very good. We had: Christmas Ale, Rte 113 IPA, Pughtown Porter, and a taste of the Grisette.
All great examples of each styles, I think. I wish I could have stayed longer to try more, but we had other things to do yet that day.

Food: nice selection and variety. A few things different than the typical pub food and everything that came out of the kitchen looked tasty, as was the food we ordered. The bartender was friendly, and knowledgeable, and talked beer with us for a little while. Nice guy.

I ended up buying a bunch of bottles including: Christmas ale, Ichor (Quad), and Raspberry Reserve - which I had before and was delicous! I can't wait to try Ichor - it was highly recommended.

I would and will be going back there again...many, many times.


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4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped here briefly for a lunch stop on a Thanksgiving brew tour. This is a nice newer building with a pretty nice layout. There is a cozy bar area as well as an area with low tables to sit at. I was surprised to see ten or more beers on tap but didn't have a chance to try them all.

The ones I did try were Dunkel Weisse, Royal Weisse, Grisette, Christmas Ale, and Porter. The two wheat beers were very well done and refreshing, a welcome treat especially at a time of year when other brewpubs don't have them on tap. The porter was another favorite, and there weren't any beers I didn't like.

I ordered a Greek wrap, and it was both tasty and a nice portion as well. By chance I met two other beer travellers I know here, and they were just finishing up when I came in and ready to head out the door with a case of Christmas Ale and some six-packs to go. Not too many brewpubs bottle in aluminum cans and I hope this works out for them, because I think it is a good idea for some situations.

The waitstaff was very attentive and friendly and flexible, and I would like to get back here again for a visit sometime in the evening for a different atmosphere.

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