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Sly Fox Brewing Company
Active Beers: 61
Beer Ratings: 2,382
Beer Avg: 3.76
Taps: 30 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
331 Circle of Progress Dr
phone: (484) 524-8210
Tasting room phone # - (484) 300-4644
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 43 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Obviously, you're most likely going here for the beer, but the service is atrocious. The place was near empty, on a tuesday evening, and it took 20 min to get a beer. On top of that, the apps and main course were served within about 4 min of each other. I don't get it.
Anyway, the beers are slightly under-whelming. The 113 IPA is my favorite. Some of the limited stuff is nice to try, but I live so close to this brewpub, I'd really like to see them brew something that blows me away and keeps me coming back.
01-21-2011 13:33:11 |
More by prg1976
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
My first impression of this place is not a great one. The building's exterior is nondescipt and unappealing and the decor inside is rather dated. The vibe feels more like a mid-'90's chain restaraunt than a brewpub. Where is all the brewing equipment? Somewhere in the back of the building I suppose. The beer, however, was a bright spot. Not a huge selection but quite a few belgians and germans on-tap. The food is standard pub fare and the prices are reasonable. Overall, this is a great place to stop in for a pint if your in the area but isn't really a destination spot.
06-06-2011 11:28:08 |
More by JunkYardJake
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$
Decided to leave the city to check out the brewpub. I have been a fan of Pikeland Pils since moving to the East Coast.
We walked in the door and we immediately notice the amount of children present. Screaming, yelling, and crying. Kind of weird I thought for a Saturday evening at a pub. The atmosphere is more like a family restaurant rather than a brewpub.
Service was alright. The waitress was nice enough but her beer knowledge was seriously lacking. I asked about a beer's style and she described a Belgian Strong Pale as mild in flavor that is easy drinking.
Food was not good. I had the Fish and Chips and it had the texture of a chunk of rubber. The chips were a bit soggy. This is the third brewpub I have visited in the area and the food continues to be an issue.
The beer selection was good as was the quality. I had the Saison and a varietal IPA (Horizon hops) and both were very nice. The lady had Blackberry Reserve and it tasted like liquid preserves. Very nice.
Prices are reasonable. I probably won't make it back out there unless I am already in the area. When I go to a brewpub I expect the food to be as good as the beer.
02-10-2008 16:18:17 |
More by bosco7
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Sly Fox has two locations. The old brewery / restaurant in Phoenixville and the new production brewery and brew pub in Pottstown. Well TG got a living social deal where you get 2 shirts and 2 brewery tours at the Pottstown brewery. Unfortunately they don’t do tours on Fridays but we did get out T-shirts. The new place is real nice. We were going to eat lunch there but the food menu is limited (just pizza’s and some finger pub foods). When I say limited I don’t mean that as a bad thing. The pizza’s they had looked awesome and some of the other stuff looked good, we just wanted a full lunch menu and decided to eat at the restaurant in Phoenixville. The bar was long and there were about 9 wooden tables with benches inside as well as an outdoor patio area to hang out as well. Great looking place but the only problem is its in the back of an industrial park and unless you have the address and know what your looking for your probably not going to randomly stop by this place and just happen to come across it.
05-09-2013 23:56:32 |
More by tommyguz
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Living right down the street from this Sly Fox, I tend to end up there enough when friends drop by. That being the case, I enjoy having friends drop by often.
While most of my experience with this venue is with the tabled area moreso than the bar itself, I've always had a good experience. It's very well-kept and brightly-colored, and rather family-friendly because of it. This does not detract in any way, however, and the beer menu is always well-stocked and easy to find.
The beers all tend to be excellent, and the food, I've only encountered one or two misses on. Thankfully, a wide-ranging menu offers plenty of alternatives for return visits, should something not turn out so great. The service, however, tends to be fairly hit or miss. Perhaps it's due to lower staff counts during the afternoon as opposed to the evening, but every time I've been there, there've been long gaps between visits from any servers.
Still, I regret none of my experiences there, and continue to go at least once every couple of months. Definitely worth a stop in, though check out the Phoenixville Sly Fox as well.
09-12-2006 08:50:44 |
More by nekobun
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$$
Been there a few times to eat, many times to drink.
Standard brewpub and restaurant, with a cool game room in the back with pool tables, shuffleboard, air hockey, etc.
The quality of the beer is always great, I've never had a bad beer. My favorite being their quad Ichor, which is fantastic. Their standard beers are canned and available for take-out, which comes in handy when attending a BYOB sporting event that doesn't allow glass bottles.
My only slight complaint about the selection is just personal, in that my favorite styles are porter, brown ale, and stout. Of which the only one they've ever had is their dry stout, which ironically is the sub-style of stout that is my least favorite.
But for fans of IPA, Pale Ale, and various German styles, they should be up your alley.
The food in my opinion was just average and maybe, a little over priced for the quality. No problem with the cost of beer.
08-16-2010 18:14:01 |
More by jmdrpi
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
The brewery is one of two locations for Sly Fox, but the one (other being in Phoenixville) that does the bulk of the work now - brewing, canning, bottling, etc. A tour was available with little notice and the tour guide was knowledgeable and interesting. The restaurant was quite large with a number of different rooms with different purposes. When we were there there was even a christening and a little girl's birthday party. I was trying to imagine what the invitations would look like. "Come to Jill's 5th birthday party at the brewery?" The bar area was quite comfortable and the servers and bartenders were polite and attentive. I did not find them terribly well acquainted with the beers, however. Our bartender suggested Incubus was a quad (it's a triple). The food was decent with good portions and reasonably priced to inexpensive. The menu had surprisingly wide variety of offerings, beyond just the typical pub fare. Based on my visit, I would recommend this place to you and will go back to test it again soon.
08-16-2010 01:26:11 |
More by regspeir
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
My overall impressions of the new(er) location are that that service continues to dissapoint. they constantly seem swamped when there are very few people there. The bartenders know there beer..a little bit. Not nearly as much as I would hope for this place.
The atmosphere is great considering the strip mall location, but the kitchen sort of struggles IMHO. Not bad food, but not a place where I am ever jonesing for anything either. The beers are of course top notch.
I still prefer Phoenixville to Royersford.
02-23-2006 20:01:42 |
More by NolanGTI
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I visited the Sly Fox brewery/brewpub this past weekend with a couple of friends from the Harrisburg area. We had a good time, but I have a few mixed feelings about the overall experience.
I think the atmosphere inside is really inviting and comfortable. Low lighting, lots of dark wood, half walls throughout the bar area to break things up a bit. We stayed in the bar area, but I did notice a nice sized dining area, a room that was sectioned off... perhaps for private parties... and also a nice little game room to keep the kiddies involved while the adults can enjoy the beer. The quality of the 5 beers I tried were above average, but nothing really blew my mind. I liked the O'Reilly Stout, and the Pub Ale on nitogen stood out as quality brews. A few of the other beers I tried were a little off from the style they claimed to be, but no big deal... it is what it is. The service was good and they had a nice selection of beers to choose from... maybe 15 on tap or so. The food was also good. I had a Cuban sandwich with onion rings. I think my buddy had a burger, which he said was good as well. The prices are also reasonable and I liked the fact there were 2-4 different size choices for each of the beers they served.
I would return if I was in the area again, but I would not make the drive out from western PA a second time. Overall, I had a good experience here... partly because of the friends I was with, and the other half from the establishment itself.
09-29-2008 15:47:41 |
More by ckaufman
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Went here this past saturday with the lady and a group of friends. We took the brew tour and got lunch. It was pretty cool that they let you bring a beer with you on the tour as other places I've been to don't.
The atmosphere is a little old and plain for that of a resturant but they do have a great game room that I had to bump the score up for. The walls are a bland maroon color, not many pictures, the tables look like they have some years of wear and tear on them. The game room though was sweet. We played shuffelboard, air hockey, some offroad racing game, and of course BIG GAME HUNTER!! The service I had was interesting, I think every time I went up to the bar there was a different bar tender. The waitress was ok, she didn't seem to know much on the selection and I've never had Slyfox prior to this, but we had a large group and she did well.
The selection is obvious because you're in their brewery/resturant for cryin out loud, but their beer is good! I tried the Royal Weise, the Saison, and the Rt. 113 IPA. I also bought a 750 bottle of the Ichor and Incubus home to try. They do have a liquor license so you can get mixed drinks or shots if that pleases you.
The food was pretty good actually, nothing outstanding but everyone was pleased. I got a Reuben that was delicious, and my girl got a ham pretzel melt that I helped her finish that was damn tasty also. All in all food and beer was priced very reasonable, nothing out of the ordinary.
04-11-2011 22:24:26 |
More by haazer
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