Sly Fox Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 55
Beer Ratings: 2,734
Beer Avg: 3.75
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Ratings: 121 | Reviews: 93 | Display Reviews Only:
3.15/5 rDev -23.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Visited Sly Fox - Phoenixville this past weekend for lunch while seeing some friends in town.
Brewpub was in a strip mall by a Subway and I think some other generic shops. Heard it moved from across the street, where it was stationed in a building with much more character. This new location just didn't have a great atmosphere to it, sort of bland. Service was decent, but sort of lacking which was inexplainable with the amount of customers in the restaurant at the time. Beer selection was great. I think there were at least 12 beers to choose from and I got to build a sampler from any concoction I could come up with (I love that). Not just the selection, but they can brew some delicious beers. Had to leave with a few 6-packs. Food was okay, just average for my plate. Didn't have any revelations from the other plates on the table as well. Would like to check out the production brewery/restaurant in Royersford to compare. Overall, if you are coming through town stop by for a pint and grab some beer to go, but no need to come hungry.
Also, bring your screw-top growlers. They have a very impressive counter-pressure filler and fills were reasonable. However, I went with a swing-top that I own and it was twice as much to have that filled. Never got to inquire why that is, but kinda sucked cause I wanted to leave with a brew that was only on tap.
12-21-2010 12:36:02 | More by Jimmys
3.38/5 rDev -18.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
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!
11-08-2007 01:14:49 | More by ffejherb
3.5/5 rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery is a decent place with all you'd expect from Sly Fox brews. Set in an otherwise normal-looking shopping plaza, the atmosphere was a bit generic, with basic decor, and lacking the dim gloominess that gives good bars character. The beer selection was very good, with about 8 or so Sly Fox brews on tap, and additionally a few bottles and rare vintages are available for a price. Growler fills are also available. Food was very good, and the service was good as well. The bar is pretty intimate, so the bartenders are pretty attentive.
04-30-2011 21:21:21 | More by Rifugium
3.53/5 rDev -14.7%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
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
3.56/5 rDev -14%
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
Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, PA
92 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.