The Fox Pub & Cafe


13 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

7800 N Sommer St
Ste 302
Peoria, Illinois, 61615-1994
United States

(309) 692-3693 | map

Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - Close
Closed Sunday & Monday

Added by emerge077 on 06-15-2012

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Chadbo
3.94/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
4.2/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of chrisjws
4.13/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of bshemansky
4.09/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of kushon1212
4.44/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of cubsfanshane
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of onlymurderers
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Kfitch
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of WestHam973
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Great craft selection for Peoria, five taps constantly rotating and they always have something rare. They feature a different brewery of the Month every month and always have tap take overs with great rare choices on tap. Food is really good too and one of the only places to watch Football in town

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Photo of thuenef
5/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of tstigz
3.9/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

It is a generic "English pub" in a strip mall, so adjust your expectations accordingly. That said the beer selection is second in Peoria only to Kellehers. The difference is that the staff at The Fox generally knows what they are talking about regarding beer and can give suggestions and descriptions. I don't need the waitress to be a certified cicerone. Knowing what beers are on tap and their style is plenty, but that's asking a lot at most places. The Fox is more chill than Kellehers. You'll find DFH, Bells, Founders, Goose Island, Ballast Point, Two Brothers, Lost Abbey, SN, Stone, Smuttynose, Green Flash. The whole food menu is good, too. Best fish and chips in town. If you're on the north side of Peoria, this is your go to place.

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Photo of NateMac13
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This is a great place! I didn't expect much from it because it's in a newer looking strip mall with a boring generic sign but I was pleasantly surprised when my wife and I walked in. A small bar with roughly 10-12 seats, 11 taps with great choices, good music playing, a nice cozy looking dining area with a small stage for live music.

The employees were friendly, the bartender was friendly and knowledgeable. They have a few tables outside to sit at as well.

We just stopped in for a quick drink. My wife had a Perrenial Heart of Gold, a great wheatwine and I had a Stone Enjoy By.

Also on tap that I can remember was Bourbon County Coffee Stout, Boulevard 80 acre, Two Brothers 16th Anniversary, Stone Old Guardian Barrel Aged Barleywine, Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro and Sawtooth Nitro.

Peoria is pretty lacking in the craft beer scene. This is the best overall place I've been to in Peoria.

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Photo of Tomhet
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Tucked away in a strip mall off of a main road; a treasure trove of a find.

The atmosphere of this place is great. I'm in here a couple of times a week, and there's a nice intimacy about the place and the beyond friendly staff that makes it an ideal place to spend an evening. They're always enthusiastic about getting people to try new things from their ever-changing taplist and are more than happy to converse about virtually anything. All of the more complex, high-ABV beers are served in proper glassware and often at very good prices. As mentioned above, the service is stellar in that professionalism and helpfulness is stressed, but the members of the staff basically feel like other regular patrons at the bar you get to know after a few visits.

There are 11 taps in total, six of which are permanent fixtures of regulars (Boddington's, Harp, Guinness, London Pride, etc.), and five that are constantly rotating with world-class beers on a nigh daily basis, including rare and one-off selections. Bottle list is standard fare of Founders, Stone, Two Brothers, etc. year-round offerings, along with some nice, more high-end stuff (right now they have Older Viscosity at a mere $19, for instance).

Food is standard pub food that is nailed perfectly. I always end up getting a burger or brisket that come with a generous portion of fries at a very reasonable price, and it always complements the beers I'm having perfectly.

Peoria is a bit of a beer oddity in that it's just far enough away from Chicago to not have a thriving "scene", but the versatility and warm environment of this place make that fact easier to cope with. If you live in the area, there's no reason you shouldn't visit multiple times a week, as I do.

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The Fox Pub & Cafe in Peoria, IL
4.44 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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