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Victory Brewing Company

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Victory Brewing CompanyVictory Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.85/5
Based on:
137 Beers
55,717 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 489
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

420 Acorn Lane
Downingtown, Pennsylvania, 19335
United States
phone: (610) 873-0881

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @victorybeer

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Ratings: 489 | Reviews: 238
Reviews by Kadonny:
Photo of Kadonny
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I had been to Victory before the renovation, but after visiting the new renovated pub I felt the need to review it.

Atmosphere: A new much larger area that has a nice long bar against the back wall. Nice table seating was available and the space seemed nice and roomy. Bright lights kept the room looking cheery even though it is still a warehouse with an open ceiling.

Quality: Everything Victory does is quality. Of course the beer is quality as is the food. The renovation just makes the place all that much nicer, but retains it's brew pub type feel.

Service: I sat at the bar and the bartender was very busy since it was re-opening day. Still he served my beers quickly and was ready for quick refills. The food came quickly and was piping hot. I had a great experience.

Selection: Outstanding beer selection with over 20 taps and 4 cask beers on tap every day. All I can say is wow, if you can't enjoy this tap lineup, will you ever? I was in for lunch, so I had the lunch menu but still it was a nice selection of pub food.

Food: Nice menu (lunch menu) and the new smoked pork sandwiches are excellent. Overall the food was pub food, but still it was very good.

Value: Not bad, but the sandwich I had was on the high side at $ 9.00, but I gave it a "reasonable" rating becasue the beer prices are excellent.

Overall a must visit, and even more so if you are a Victory fan. Just having the 3 cask beers flowing all the time is worth the trip alone, but don't go there for just that, make sure you experience the entire place. The new growler filling is cool and still very reasonable if you bring your own growlers. A fine place, I'll be back for sure.

More User Reviews:
Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

It's hard to be objective with my hometown brewery, but I'll try. Victory is a great place to grab a pint in Downingtown. It's a large place (plenty of seating and bar space) and they have a phenomenal beer selection, with at least 10-15 of their brews on tap at all times. The food is tasty, and we always try to stop in when we're in town.

Photo of fuhkyou
4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This place is under rated. It's true some of their beer is crap for the masses, and some of the food could be better, BUT there is ALWAYS something here that is in the top 10 best places in the USA.
You just gotta know what it is.

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

HUGE space, great service, great beer (love the separate line for pours away from the bar seating) and really damn good food.

Photo of Moondoggy68
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Great selection and food. Bartender filled my growler w the wrong beer. Didn't discover it til I got back to my hotel room.

Photo of Charlie_Rubis
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I love going here! Great food and atmosphere and great brew!

Photo of maseww22
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great changing menus with a wide selection of Victory favorite beers. Want a treat? Try the ice cream. Get there early for dinners and weekend lunches.

Photo of Philthe
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I really enjoy having Victory so close to me. The staff is very nice and knows their stuff. The beer selection is great and the food selection and preparation is very well done.

Photo of Obi-Wan-Bonjovi
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Literally in my back yard!!! Enough said...

Photo of MtnSoup
4/5  rDev -7.4%

PLACE/PHYSICAL ASSETS: Visited Victory while in town for Thanksgiving. I was immediately surprised by how HUGE this place is - WOW, it's giant. Very long bar (that was incredibly packed to the gills), huge dining hall, and numerous adjacent rooms with food and beer service.

BEER: I always judge breweries on beer offerings available on-site not available elsewhere/to the general public, and Victory did not disappoint. Their D'Town Drafts selection was pretty great, and had something for just about any palate preference. The highlight of the evening was the Earth and Flame bourbon barrel aged scotch ale. Just a really well-balanced beer despite a lofty ABV. Highly recommend this in bottles (as they just released them). They also have a beautiful growler - one of the nicer I've seen.

FOOD: The food was pretty good for a brewery. Definitely perfect for soaking up beer. Had the hummus and the pulled pork sandwich (which was tremendous, actually).

Overall, Victory is definitely worth a stop, and locals certainly were there in great number.

Photo of Tarabach
4/5  rDev -7.4%

We didn't get to do a tour but the customer service, beer and food were all fantastic.

Photo of HunterSBeerson
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Great all around company, that does many different styles well.

Photo of beltz15
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Victory has grown on me over night. After trying a few of there brews I find myself as grabbing one of there 4 packs as my go too. Always great and complaints many foods.

Photo of OleGee
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

A lot of fun, but having just come from Troegs, was a little letdown. Vibe was more restaurant than beerhall, but I plan to return with an open mind a clean palate.

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Victory beer is available at a lot of places, and the few bar-only, draft-only options aren't that great. That being said, it's really nice to be able to try really fresh versions of their standard offerings, and also try neat variants like having HopDevil Draught side-by-side with HopDevil Nitro, HopDevil Cask, and HopDevil in bottles.

Their food is really good pub food that often incorporates their beer into the recipe.

The RIBS CANNOT BE MISSED

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4/5  rDev -7.4%

I had not been to Victory in years, and when the wife and I arrived there on a sunny, late-summer Saturday evening, the place was the madhouse we expected it to be. Packed, loud and full of babies and children. But we got a spot in the bar area and quickly ordered some beers, followed by dinner at a table after a short wait. Despite the size and the crowds, they seem to manage the spot pretty smartly.

25 beers on tap is a damn fine amount, running the gamut from HopDevil to Storm King, DirtWolf, Golden Monkey, Noble IPA, Wild Devil, Rye IPA, Green House Saison and more. A bit for everyone, all served in full pints at excellent prices (under six dollars for Storm and DirtWolf). Three casks as well, and two bottles (White Monkey and V-12).

The food menu is as massive as the Victory operation itself, and it comes with new additions every day. We had some gnocchi, a small pizza, an eggplant dish and handmade chips. Good stuff overall. Not high-end good, but satisfying and well made. The emphasis on local ingredients is a nice touch.

At around sixty bucks for a bunch of beers and all that food, I didn’t find Victory to be expensive. Will definitely come back!

Photo of Navysqurl
4.75/5  rDev +10%

As good as it gets!!!! Decor, staff and beers are great. Brewery tour was fantastic. Merch shop is tops. They should expand it. They have a Cornucopia of beers. I'm usually not a flight/sampler guy but it is worth it here.

Photo of JWQ
5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Food is awesome, beer is awesome! They need an outdoor patio! The tour was really cool and you could bring your beer along. The also have a store with apparel and other Victory items that is good to check out. I got growler of Hop Wallop to go. My favorite brewery by far

Photo of JPowell712
4.86/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is right in my own backyard so to speak. Love my local brewery!

Photo of BrewerPower
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Prices are reasonable, consistent with Brewpubs, maybe a little lower than average. Portabella grinder is fantastic. It is no longer on the menu, but you can ask for it. Pair with a Summer Love in the warmer months and a Prima Pils any other time.

Only downside is that it can be quite noisy and hard to hear conversations even within your booth.

Photo of DLS168
4.01/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

The beer is great. Food is good. The issue can be acoustics: depending on where seated the noise level can be overwhelming. It’s better, less loud, at bar than in dining room. The people in the case store are very knowledgeable & helpful. Love the beer! Like this place.

Photo of bjk333
4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

My wife and I just spent a Saturday afternoon and Sunday lunch at Victory for our Anniversary, and we could not have been more impressed. Every single person that we came in contact with was cheerful and helpful. Seriously. Their selection of brewery-only drafts is really fun, and delicious. Try a casked Hop Devil; you won't believe your tastebuds. The food on the menu was outstanding fare, excellent and filling, and better than the usual pub menu by a thousand fold.
DO NOT FORGET to bring your growler, like I did. But if you do, they sell these killer stainless steel minis and the tradional glass. Stock up.

Photo of mfunk9786
2.23/5  rDev -48.4%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1

Absolutely dreadful dining experience here. Overrun by small children who're running around/screaming/crying. Not a destination for adults unless they're desperate to drag the kids somewhere and add to the huddled masses of this gargantuan brewpub. Food is dreadful - particularly the wings, which are inexplicably breaded - and the service is just as bad. Hey, the beer is good! The folks in the bottle shop are friendly and case prices can't be beat. Other than that - steer clear.

Photo of big789J
3.74/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Not much in the way of limited release stuff, was kind of expecting a little more. The food was standard bar fare, again I was expecting a little more. The beers they do have a very good, not great but very good. Just fell a little short of expectations.

Photo of ppvora
3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

This microbrewery is in my town....I guess my review isn't completely unbiased. We moved to Downingtown in 1997. Victory Brewing wasn't quite as famous then as it is now. In fact, it took us a while to "discover" it. They didn't even have a brew pub when I first found out about it. Just two beer lovers who made a good beer (Prima Pils), won awards, and....the rest is history.

Over the last few years, we've been going to the brew pub. It's nice to have a place with a lot of local flavor which doesn't close until late. Most places in Downingtown are quiet after 10:00 pm but not Victory's brew pub. Always has a lot of people. Families. Couples. Young professionals. College kids. A good mix.

The service is decent and the food is excellent. We are vegetarian and we always find something here that pleases the whole family including the kids. The best part of course is the selection of Victory's beers. The beers are fresh and taste a little better than what's sold in bottles at the store. Plus the brewery usually has something on tap that they're not selling in bottles. You can also try their sampler -- I've loved it in the past, although I know my tastes better now and stick to mostly the tried and tested or --- if the description is really attractive --- might try something new once in a rare while.

A *must* visit on your beer tour...and try the Prima Pils here -- it's fresh and compare it to how you remember it from a bottle.

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Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, PA
96 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.