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Crowded Castle Brewing Company

4.7
29 reviews
$30 and under
Brewery
Located in the heart of historic downtown Phoenixville, PA, Crowded Castle serves quality craft beers brewed on-site, along with exciting cocktails, ciders and wine from Pennsylvania

Crowded Castles interior is designed by its founders, reflects the resurgence of the steel town and the surrounding area, while also paying tribute to its historical past.

Our taproom offers a fun, welcoming and comfortable environment with cozy lounge areas perfect for a relaxing happy hour. Assortment of high top and low top tables perfect for dinner with the family or friends while enjoying the views of downtown Phoenixville.

Crowded Castle features Merci Kitchen.
Executive Chef Justin Vickers introduces a “Farm to Table” concept utilizing what’s available from local farms in the area. Using his mix of classical French training and New American Cuisine he creates fun and exciting dishes that are beautifully plated packed with bold flavors.The menu is very seasonal and a must have in Phoenixville.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 29 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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vipdcbirkbeck
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went to Crowded Castle with our grown children for Mother’s Day Brunch. We really loved the atmosphere, and the service was great. The food was very good and we enjoyed it, but we were still hungry. We frequently dine out, and the amount of food we received was disproportionate to the prices charged. If prices were a few dollars less, or if the portions were larger, the value would have been fair. We hope to go again soon, and give this place another try.

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Crabby
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for dinner on Cinco de Mayo. Very friendly and attentive staff. Tacos ok but had a nice IPA. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Our first time at Crowded Castle since the start of the pandemic. We were excited to try the highly touted Merci kitchen. It was a disappointing experience all around — beer, food, and service. I recommend the other breweries in Phoenixville...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I was a little hesitant at first because of the small menu, but everything was delicious and tasted freshly prepared. Our server was extremely attentive without being intrusive. The chef clearly cares about the quality of his dishes and made an effort to stop by every table. We will certainly be back to this great find!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal! 10/10 recommend.

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MichaelT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, engaging staff, great beers. Open, friendly, and fun. Sophisticated menu.

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vipAmyB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! We look forward to a return trip!

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MichaelG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming atmosphere, great food, great staff.

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JillM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing farm to table food!!!

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NateP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Justin is an excellent chef who truly cares about his craft and his guests. The menu is very unique and isn't replicated in the area. The aesthetic is very welcoming and the plates look like something out of a fine-dining cookbook, but priced fairly. Cocktails are crafty and tasty and the beer is enjoyable for all palates.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First date. Everything was perfect.

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MargaretS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the Valentine Dinner, food was amazing!

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BobbiM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! From the food to the drinks to the service!

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ilvwine
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The selection of beer was wonderful. The food from Merci Kitchen was amazing. The service was great. We love coming here.

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vipCandidoG
Caribbean
12 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was fenomenal. I was impressed with the Duck confit and pork belly.

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Melissa
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Merci kitchen within Crowded Castle has a small, but delicious menu. We dined with our 2.5 year old and the chef came out of the kitchen to personally give us some options for her. We ended up with homemade mac & cheese with a side of shrimp. She loved it! I had the Sous Vide Wings & the French dip (too much for one person), but I couldn't choose just one. They were both delicious. My husband had the steak sandwich, and he devoured it. Food timing was perfect, we didn't wait too long for our meal.

It was easy to get a reservation, and given the amount of tables, I would recommend it until they are able to open up Bridge street again in the Spring and have more capacity. The beer is not the best, but we went there for the food this time. Its hard to compete with some of the downtown breweries, but the craft cocktails looked delicious (i did not partake). Overall, we would definitely visit Merci @crowded castle again.

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vipSeanB
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great comfort food menu. Perfect for a cold holiday night.

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Rykugb
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and fantastic beers. This was our first time back to Crowded Castle since the kitchen opened. We were very pleased with the meal and the service was great. We always enjoyed going to Crowded Castle when they were just a drinks only bar, but we will be going more often now that we can get a meal and drinks. Lobster Mac and Cheese is not to be skipped! Also, they were super safe for COVID times, I watches a staff member wipe down a table and chairs as if they were trying to remove the wood itself. Cheers!

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MargaretS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beer and food are always delicious. Love the unique menu and creative beer combinations.

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MargaretS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beer and Brunch what could be better!! Happy to have a new brunch option in Phoenixville.

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CliffordC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whiskey Beef and Beer special event! The first of many I hope. There is another special event next month. I am very interested in that one too. We were able to sample several whiskeys from a local PA distillery. Paired the whiskey and cocktails with some awesome food.

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Karin
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the beer selection and this was the first time we had their dinner menu. The Atlantic Salmon and slow cooked ribs were both delicious. The bartender/server was super nice and really attentive! Great experience overall.

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MargaretS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the chef special, Waygu Beef and it was amazing. Also loved the Confluence. Definitely will return!

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MargaretS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and perfectly matched with great beer.

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MaureenG
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Staff was wonderful; Megan and a nice young man whose name I don't remember. Chef Justin was very friendly and interested. Loved the ambience; comfy and eclectic. Loved the sliders; wings were different, but good. Also had the corn (rib-like). Glad I tried it.

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EF34
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Solid craft beer selection. A small but fun menu, locally sourced. Attentive staff with a great sense of humor. Fun atmosphere with games and chalkboard walls. We'll definitely be back!

FAQs

Crowded Castle Brewing Company offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 924-8150.

Crowded Castle Brewing Company is rated 4.7 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.