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The Flying Pig Saloon
Taps: 19 / Bottles: 50
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
121 E King St
phone: (610) 578-9208
(Place added by: ububru)
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| Reviews: 28 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Great local bar. The beer selection is top notch, both draft(19+) and bottles(50+). The food is great bar fare food, no fancy dinners here. The potatoe skins and the sheppards pie are the best in the area. Also all the sandwiches are very good, the Barnyard is my favorite. Very resonably priced, most drafts are $5. Including the top notch beers like Pliney the Elder, Bells two-hearted, FBS, or Racer 5. Strong selection of imports on draft.
If you love beer this is a must see local dive bar. The waitstaff is much improved, very knowledable about the beers they have, and right on with a suggestion if you tell them what kind of beer you do like. They also have some "aged" bottled beers you can chose from, like a DFH 120 from 2006, and this changes as they pull beers up from the cellar.
01-20-2012 21:44:06 |
More by baybum
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
A very comfortable and pleasant vibe at this corner bar in town. Have been here after work on several occasions. A mix of people frequent this place. Lots of wood, windows and even some sofas. A quite large and varied draft and bottle selection. It's obviously carefully chosen by a beer enthusiast. No beer prices are listed on the blackboards but beer prices are about average. Don't know of any other local place that frequently stocks a plum lambic. They even ordered some bottles of Cantillion after I mentioned how much I like it. Decent and reasonably-priced menu of pub-style grub, many sandwiches and a few entrees. Generally good and pleasant service. Located near the R5 Malvern station. There's a free town lot a block away.
10-09-2009 15:30:35 |
More by marybeergarden
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I frequent this place, so keep that in mind:
21 drafts, 2 cask. The drafts rotate constantly, with the exception of a few basics (coors, guiness, smithwicks, chimay, etc.) Hop Devil is always on cask I believe, the other cask is a rotating. They have around 150 beers that are always on the menu, but some of these are seasonal and not always available. They have around generally 20-40 beers by bottle that they rotate as well. Selection is always good, and i can usually walk in and have a beer I've never had, sometimes never heard of. (And I walk in often). The rotating selection can be found on the numerous chalkboards lining the ceiling. Also, a small insert can be found with the cellar aged beers that the owner Steve keeps on hand (around 3 years max so far). The place is busy, and everything cycles through pretty quickly so everything is pretty fresh.
The available selection is mostly just bar food. Cheesesteaks, Burgers, sandwiches, etc, with the exception being their daily specials and a few specialty sandwiches. My girlfriend will drive 20 minutes out of her way for their soups, which are always good (Italian Wedding is my favorite). Everything I've ever eaten there has been excellent. I can't stress this enough. They make the best burgers and chicken cheesesteaks I've ever had out. Prices are a bit steep, but consistent with the area.
As for the bar itself:
Wooden everywhere (though mostly paneling), with wooden bar and a beat copper bartop and copper trim. All chairs and stools are wood with backing. A flying pig motif throughout, and a corner with a couch, loveseat, chair and a coffee table, w/ a lava lamp and childrens art hanging. All and all, a pretty comfy place to session drink.
Numerous flatscreens to watch the game, and a jukebox, touchscreen, and a golden tee machine. There's one row of taller chairs/tables with a smaller tabletop mainly for drinking, and then a small dining room further in. It's rather crowded in there if it's busy, and by the end of a night, it can get pretty smokey.
The owners, Frank & Steve, are very nice, helpful guys, and love good beer. If you have any problems, let them know (there's a picture of them in a newsclipping on the wall to the right when you enter)
A lot of the regular waitress/bartenders are excellent, helpful, and prompt. While they don't always stay on top of every beer, they usually know what they're talking about. However, they tend to have a rotating door for a waitress position or two, and your service may suffer. Usually mine does only after I"ve told a friend how great they are. I'd say get a bar seat if you can.
During a weekday you'll find every stripe. Retired, corporate, construction workers, roofers, etc. In the evenings you tend to a get a bit younger crowd, but expect to see friendly locals surrounding the bar. Weekend days tend to be locals and beer nuts.
01-10-2008 20:26:33 |
More by deluded1
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4
Nice corner "neighborhood" bar type feel. Sofas and over stuffed chairs in one corner, bar tables and stools everywhere else. This place is located at the northwest corner of Bridge Street and King Street in Malvern, PA. What I like best is the CONSTANT turnover of good draft ber. This week for example, Sierra Nevad Celebration, Avery Jubilation, Ottter Creek Alpine Ale and a host of others were available. Several weeks ago La Chouffe L'Nice barley wine was on and the place also keeps about 40 to 50 bottled varities going and right now, has Double Arrogant Bastard available.
The place I guessing can hold about 60 patrons over all, about 20 at the bar and 40 or so at the tables. The ceilings are lo, walss are wood paneled, and there is a hardwood floor that really lend to the atmosohere. They usually have some pretty good local music too in the evenings. The beer alone is worth the trip
12-05-2003 14:40:32 |
More by maybrick
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$$
Great beer bar in a very small town. Beer heaven.
They always have a belgium on tap from overseas I believe.
Their bottle selection is great and I believe they also fill growlers.
The place really can get packed when they have a nice full band playing some rock. This is the only bar in the middle of town next to the R5 train station and so things get magnified. It's a good time and the only thing holding it back is...
Watch out for the lurking cops especially late at night.
They are notorius.
Of course don't drink and drive.
02-15-2007 01:47:43 |
More by memory
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
The Flying Pig is by far my most favorite restaurant ever. There is literally no better place on the main line to catch a Phillies game belly up and enjoy some of the finest brews around. I will agree with previous posters that the service is a bit 'iffy' but it seems to be because a.) there is always a new waitress, and b.) that waitress is usually the only one for the entire bar (I've even seen them being the only bar tender as well). So I dont blame it on them, more on the owners. Anyway, thats why you need to get there early, often, get a seat at the bar, and get to know the people there and you're set. The selection is incredible, always new beers on tap and they have a bottle conditioned menu with anywhere from 10-20 beers available. Finally, the food. It's bar food, nothing gourmet, but it is incredible. If you go, don't even look at the menu, just get the cheesy pig. Trust me on that.
06-30-2009 17:58:40 |
More by schmitter
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The Flying Pig is a great little corner bar in Malvern, PA which is nice for me because it is literally 2 miles from my house. I found out about this place about 2 months after moving into the area and we have been going here about once a month since then.
The atmosphere here is really cool with all the wood and pigs hanging on the walls. The crowd is usually pleasant and the service is pretty good as well.
If they only served food they would get a good rating as they have a nice menu of sandwiches and appetizers for everyone but their beer selection is very nice as well. They usually have about 10 or so really good drafts that rotate regularly. These drafts usually include something Belgian or a few something Belgians as well as maybe a German beer and of course some great local beers from Heavyweight or Victory or Dogfish or many others. They also have a good standard bottle selection that includes some local favorites and some Belgian's like Chimay and Duvel.
11-24-2005 17:02:09 |
More by ggaughan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I had the pleasure of visiting the Flying Pig w/ BitterBeerFace and mughugger along w/ gottajiboo2, Phatz and friends after the Baltic Thunder release at the Drafting Room.
The atmosphere is great first off, with so many flying pigs everywhere and lava lamps along with leather couches and a nice wooden bar. There are plenty of flat screens to watch the game if you choose to. Our service was very friendly and prompt, although we sat near the bar, an area that can sometimes get neglected.
The selection was outstanding w/ many east coast favorites like Storm King and Smuttynose winter. They have rare stuff and cask ales too, but the cooler selection (bottles) and drafts are all well adverstised on chalk boards around the bar.
I found the quality to top notch and the ale I tasted was fresh. I haven't tried the food, but I hope to return another time to spend more time there. I found the value to be very reasonable, the atmosphere was very homey and I didn't want to leave - A great place to share a beer no matter what your taste.
01-07-2008 17:53:11 |
More by Slatetank
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This is a really neat place. Very dark wood interior with black ceilings and flying pigs (surprise!) all over the place. Cool wide plank unfinished wood floors. Sort of a mix between a dive bar and an upscale place trying to not look upscale. The tap list was impressive, about 8-10 regulars with a mix of macro and Hoegarden/Urquell type beers. 8 specialty tapspuring Heavywieht Saison, Magic Hat IPA, Hobgoblin Strong Ale on Cask, Hop Devil on cask, Penn Dark Lager, Grolsch, Dos Equis, Wyerbacher Merry Monks and Urthel's Quad. About 50-60 or so bottles, some pretty solid selections through and through.
Service was very friendly from a very busy bartneder during lunch. she brought me over a paper without even being asked...guess I looked like I needed to read. Had a burger, very solid. Pretty cheap considering I was in downtown Malvern.
Definitely a recommended stop.
03-23-2006 19:50:44 |
More by NolanGTI
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
The Flying Pig is a cute little bar tucked away just across the bridge atop the big hill in Malvern. There's a tiny parking lot in back but it's full even at the slowest times. Still, you should be able to find a spot somewhere on the street. Once inside you'll notice that it's covered in unfinished wood. Floors and walls. It's almost like a hunting shack in Maine! There's somewhat of a dining room to the left with some nice tables and chairs; and the square, peninsula bar is straight ahead but slightly to the right. Some cocktail tables separate the bar from the "dining room" and there are a couple of sofas and a coffee table just as you walk in on your right. Very cozy! Step up to the copper top bar and order yourself a pint from one of their 19 taps! They're always rotating with the exception of their Bud, Coor's Light, Bass, Guinness, Harp, Yuengling and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Local beers from Heavyweight, Lancaster, and Victory get a pretty heavy rotation and there are always a few 'far off' micros available such as Weeping Radish, De Groen's and Brewer's Art. The bottle selection also roatates with a heavy emphasis on seaasonals, and surpasses their draft selection by quite a bit. Some memorable selections include Coniston Old Man Ale, Avery Czar Russian Imperial Stout, Ommegang Three Philosophers, and rotating beers from Anderson Valley, Hitachino Nest, De Dolle and Bell's. It's not an overly large selection, but it is impressive. The food is also quite good, although it's just bar food. There's a wide range of appetizers that include pepperoni bread ($5.25), onion rings ($4.50), and homemade shrimp jammers (shrimp wrapped in jalapeno cheese and deep fried). A simple garden salad is $2.50 and soup or chili is $1.95 cup/ 3.25 bowl. Sandwiches are popular and they offer hoagies at $5.75, burgers at $5.50 (6.25 (for the bacon cheeseburger), meatball sandwiches at $5.50, and a tuna melt at $5.50. Some more engaging food includes ribs ($8.50 half/13.95 full), crabcakes for $8.50 (!!!), Chicken & Dumplings ($10.95) and a NY Strip at $12.50. It's some of the best bar food I've ever had, and at some of the best prices I've ever had! If I lived near here, I might actually go there to eat for dinner some nights. They offer live music on Wednesdaay, Friday, and Saturday; and the regular crowd is very welcoming. This is really a great place that's worth a visit!
01-20-2004 05:10:46 |
More by NeroFiddled
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