Mad Fox Brewing Company

Mad Fox Brewing CompanyMad Fox Brewing Company
BA SCORE
68.1%
Liked Their Beers
3.8 w/ 1,363 ratings
Mad Fox Brewing CompanyMad Fox Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

444 West Broad Street
Falls Church, Virginia, 22046
United States

(703) 942-6840 | map
madfoxbrewing.com

Notes:
Growlers

Added by drabmuh on 07-12-2010

BEER STATS
Beers:
81
Reviews:
421
Ratings:
1,363
Liked:
928
Average:
3.8/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
92.7%
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
109
Liked:
101
Avg:
4.2/5
pDev:
8.57%
 
 
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Reviews by Thorpe429:
Photo of Thorpe429
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I've been to Mad Fox at least twice a month since it opened last year, and I have certainly become a fan of Bill's beers.

The atmosphere is quite nice. Fairly upscale for a brewpub, but everything is pretty low-key. I've never sat in the dining area away from the bar, instead picking tables or booths around the bar with groups or just sitting at the bar when it is only my wife and me. The service started pretty hit or miss from the waitstaff, though it has gotten progressively better. The service at the bar has always been quite good.

The quality is quite high. Really nice assortment of menu items and I've liked all that I've had to date. The beer list is generally pretty expansive. There seem to always be at least 8-10 beers on tap with a new one every week or two. Quite a few hand pumps, and they normally have several different offerings. Also, as every brewpub should, Mad Fox offers samples of any of their beers.

Overall, a great place to have nearby. I've also really enjoyed most of the beers that Bill has put on, and I've enjoyed the recent trend toward hoppier offerings.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of h4ximus
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I used to love being able to walk to Mad Fox, which opened a little before we moved to Falls Church in 2011. While the food has evolved (bring back the old Bitterballen recipe!) to make it a great place for pizza and brunch, the beer is the real selling point. Their Kellerbier, Orange Whip, and Wee Heavy are all superlatives for their style. If festivals are your thing, they hold good ones once a quarter or so that take up the outside plaza and bring lots of brewers and activities. Even after moving further away, this is still our go-to spot for happy hours with friends and co-workers.

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Photo of silverblaze540
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

The vibe and decor of the place are the traditional American brewpub - decent sized restaurant area and a large bar area. I visited at just about lunch time on a Saturday and there were a number of tables filled, I wouldn't have really called the place packed... The crowd included a number of couples, a number of families with really small children (under 2), and a couple of very large parties. The music was played at a reasonable volume so it was easy to carry on a conversation and in the bar area they had a couple of TVs tuned into sports (college basketball).

The beers were well poured in a proper glassware type for the style, at a decent temperature, and with a reasonable amount of head. I saw the use of tulip/snifter, pilsner, and imperial pint styles of glasses.

The bartender that served me was friendly, talkative, and knowledgeable about the beers. The bartender was attentive without being overbearing and my drinks/food were served reasonably quickly. I met the owner/brewer as well and he was quite friendly, offering some suggestions for other places in the area to check out if I had some time.

They had about 8 different styles of beer available - mostly English and American with a couple of IPA, ESB, APA, Oatmeal Stout, and at least one saison.

I had a brunch offering which was pretty good - the eggs benedict was enjoyable with the pork belly, the Hollandaise was quite good, and the eggs were poached to perfection.

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Photo of swelch1976
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Very nice restaurant and brewery. The food is excellent. They've paired down the menu since I was last there, but still a good variety. The beer is always good. Service is nice. the building if clean and in a good area. Nice place!

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Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Beers-es
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of MUTINY
4/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of VABA
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Great place to have a few good beers for happy hour! They do have some quality beers, the hummus appetizer is very tasty and the Mad Fox burger was phenomenal!

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Photo of zp6167a
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
4.03/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of mkholmes25
3.15/5  rDev -25%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 2

Photo of TimH3
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ShanePB
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of everlong353
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Seneca
4.79/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Scratch kitchen. Awesome food and great beer

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Photo of Barrsm0
4.79/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sheen
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of ksolekjr
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Great place to enjoy some high quality brews.

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Photo of jacewg
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of fureousangel
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Mad Fox Brewing Company in Falls Church, VA
Brewery rating: 68.1% out of 100 with 1,363 ratings
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