Mad Fox Brewing Company
Active Beers: 81
Beer Ratings: 926
Beer Avg: 3.85
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 48 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by rhartogsq:
2.78/5 rDev -33.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Having been here a few times, and sampling all of their regular beers, I would say that the beer is extremely average. One exception is the double IPA I had recently that was damn good. I heard their Oktoberfest was good, but I didn't get a chance to try it.
The food is pretty good, and if the service was better, I would go to this place more.
The Service is, well, crap. I have never once had a seamless service experience there. Which blows my mind. They food is really well prepared and creative for Falls Church City, one would think after a year and a half, they would have figured it out.
I will go back every now and then if I hear of a special beer being offered though.
12-19-2011 20:03:01 | More by rhartogsq
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4.41/5 rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
Went during their 2014 Barleywine festival, so they were quite busy and it was understandably a little hectic. However, staff was very friendly and welcoming.. a little slow in service, but again, I think it was reasonable all things considered. Wonderful selection of barleywines, wish I could have stayed longer. Only had a pretzel to eat, but it was pretty tasty. Since this is fairly close to my old stomping grounds, fully intend to go back on another visit home. Would absolutely recommend it.
03-08-2014 01:51:51 | More by wr3ck00n
District of Columbia
4.36/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
Visited multiple times. This review is based on a 14/01/16 visit. The place was very crowded as it was a steel the glass night.
Vibe: Excellent atmosphere. Equal parts brew pub and restaurant. Bright. Clean. Great people. Can be a bit noisy because of the crowd, but no loud music unless a band is playing. So a good place to take folks to drinkg and talk. Great staff. Kid friendly too! 4.5
Quality: Proper and clean glassware. Beer brewed right there on premises. No complaints. 4.75
Service: Hostesses were fantastic as we waited with our children. Attentive wait staff. Even during a busy night our food arrived surprisingly fast. Some of the wait staff is new and that can cause some hiccups, but our server was quick to offer a solution (e.g. a burger arrived with onions and cheese when we had asked for “no onions and cheese.”) 4
Selection: Beer selection can sometimes get a bit one sided or “plain” (i.e. no stout or imperial type beer available), so if you are looking for something extreme you might not always find it at MF. But all of their beers are great. 4.25
Food: A Belgian pub type menu. An extra dish or two to round out the menu would be nice to see, but what I’ve had (burgers, tuna tacos, turkey chili, chicken, pizza) have all been excellent. 4.25
Value: $$ The meal with this visit (2 adults and 2 kids), 2 beers and a glass of wine, entrees, desert for the kids was $55. I thought that was good.
01-17-2014 20:31:40 | More by Sludgeman
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
We've visited Mad Fox 1-2 times per month over the last 9 months since moving to Northern VA. The food quality is amazing. They make everything from scratch, to include condiments and dips, from locally sourced ingredients. Because everything is locally sourced, the menu does change every few months based on what is available, and it is not uncommon to be told that a particular item is not available, and a different option (not printed in the menu) is being offered in its place.
The service is slightly above average. The wait staff can offer recommendations on beers, though these seem to be based on personal preference not pairing which is slightly disappointing for a place that brews it own beer and keeps on tap a wide variety of styles at all times.
The food selection, as stated above, is seasonal and tends toward a unique gastronomic experience. Everything on the menu is unique, even if it is a reimagining of an old standby or it is a gourmet gastronomic offering. The quality of the food is hands down excellent, and everything is clearly scratch made.
Beer, rather than get in to a deep description here, I'll simply say that they are always rotating their offering. Each week they tap kegs of a new style being added to rotation, and offer growlers of that beer at half-price from 3pm until close. And each wednesday they tap a new cask. I've never had a bad beer here, though some are in the range of just average, and a few are clearly outstanding nearing perfection.
Overall, if you live in the area, stop in, try it. If you from out of town, and visiting, even if you are staying in the District, make the trip to Falls Church. You will not regret it.
12-29-2013 23:22:48 | More by Badger6
Mad Fox Brewing Company in Falls Church, VA
92 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.