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Victory Brewing Company

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Victory Brewing CompanyVictory Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.83/5
Based on:
139 Beers
52,925 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 474
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 4.33
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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Reviews by Soonami:
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3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I would have ranked Victory BC higher in atmosphere and quality, but the brewpub is separated into two parts of unequal quality. The main room where the dining area is near the entrance with the bar near the back is dimly lit and well decorated with display cases filled with vintage local beer cans and booths with mash tun onion tops. There there is what appears to be a later addition--a weirdly yellow lit high ceiling room reminiscent of a German beer hall. The room was too bright with posters and a TV projector that did not fit in with the theme and feel of the rest of the restaurant. I could see how this room would be useful for banquets and large events, but it was just uninviting and too yellow.

The beers, about 20 on tap were an interesting selection and it was nice to try some brewery only and limited beers. My dining companion and I tried Summer Love, Pursuit of Pale, CBC Hallertau BPA, among others. Most beers were about $5/pint, which seems a bit pricey for the suburbs, but I'm happy to pay my money to support Victory. And watching them fill growlers on their fancy new machine is super cool.

The food was relatively inexpensive, especially the pizzas, but neither entree we had was particularly good. The German pretzel was fantastic, arriving at the table dangerously hot, covered in butter and salt with delicious cheese and mustard dipping sauces. But the Margherite pizza and turkey pot pie we had were not impressive. The pizza had a crust that was too thick and ingredients that did not seem like top grade, however, for a personal pizza it was only $7. The turkey pot pie was not a pie at all, but turkey ala king with a bit of lattice puff pastry placed on top. A pot pie should be a casserole with a pastry pie crust baked on top, not what I had.

The service staff were courteous and they were very nice to let us know and accurate wait time (they were within 5 minutes of what they told us). They were attentive, not annoying, and offered recommendations on food as well as beer.

I think that it would be nice to have some guest taps though, especially since victory is collaborating with DFH and Stone on Saison duBuff. I think this would help shake it up for the more frequent visitor.

I would definitely go again, but maybe choose something like a burger or salad, which I can be pretty certain of what I am going to get. Although I will say other peoples pizzas did look much better than the one we had, however, there should not be anything on the menu that they will not make well.

More User Reviews:
Photo of ncarter5889
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Gmartin75
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of josephwcarr
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of LJTate
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Moondoggy68
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
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 hp2skater
4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of therealJAYZ
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of greg4579
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Mplsbrew
3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of jakecattleco
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Charlie_Rubis
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
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 weiserr
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of maseww22
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
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 ramrod666
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of anteater
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of jasonmmccormick
4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Philthe
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
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 jancona
4.46/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Ajburke10
5/5  rDev +15.5%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of starrybeernights
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Robertbriggs
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.8/5  rDev +10.9%

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Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, PA
96 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.