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Victory Brewing Company

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Victory Brewing CompanyVictory Brewing Company
BA SCORE
96
world-class

434 Ratings
Ratings: 434
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 12.04%
Active Beers: 129
Beer Ratings: 50,645
Beer Avg: 3.84
Taps: 20
Bottles: 0
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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Photo of prg1976
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

A nice, family friendly atmosphere. I was surprised how many people were there with little kids.

Really good food for a "brewpub". The menu changes with the seasons. The service is hit-or-miss, like most places. Some servers are very friendly, and know their beers, while others seem to want you to eat and leave as fast as possible.

The beer selection is incredible. The brewery only beers are reason enough to make the 30 min drive.

Overall, a great place for a meal and an even better place for a beer (or 2).

prg1976, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of jmdrpi
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%

good atmosphere, the place was packed on a Wednesday night during the holidays. this was the first time I've been there in about 5 years, and they've totally remodeled the restaurant and bar area. with a big group, we were seated in the cool copper table in the corner, covered by the top of an old brew tank.

the fresh beers I had were excellent, Yakima Glory, Hop Devil, and ESB on hand pump. selection was good, with about a dozen beers on tap, with 4 cask selections.

as for food- I had an order of wings which were big and tasty. our server was attentive and friendly.

prices were decent. were were there during happy hour (4pm-6pm) with half price wings and $2 .3L glasses of the 4 flagship beers.

jmdrpi, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of orangesol
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%

Stopped in here for the first time during the Dark Intrigue release.

This place is huge. Tons of tables on both sides as you walk in the door. Making my way back to the bar area I am greeted by a very nice looking, large, bar area. Pretty laid back atmosphere with plenty of people coming and going. A few TV's to watch if you are bored. Tons of people coming in for growler fills, which uses a counter pressure machine. Best way to describe it is the place just feels alive.

Service was pretty good. Took a little while to order my food but I think that had more to do with the large lunch crowd rather than them forgetting about me. Food was pretty good. I had the aged cheddar burger. I ordered fries with it but I got chips. Not a big deal since I didn't get charged for them and the chips were awesome. Food didn't take too long to come out once I got to order it. Prices seemed pretty reasonable for what you got. Very nice lunch before I had to head back.

Quality was fairly high. Everything seemed to be top notch except I did get short poured once but I won't hold it against them too much, it was pretty crowded after all. The beer list was pretty impressive. They had 15 offerings on tap when I stopped in and another two on cask. They seemed to cover almost all the bases with their offerings. I went with both of the cask offerings, Uncle Teddy's Bitter and a Storm King. Both were served correctly and both tasted great.

Overall a great brewpub for a great brewery. I can't wait to make it down again.

orangesol, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of bonkers
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%

I went to Victory today for the dark intrigue release and stayed for lunch. The restaraunt area is huge. The bar is very big as is the seating area. They also have a counter filled growler filling station which was very busy the whole time I was there. For lunch I had a cheesesteak, which was very tasty. Overall, I was very satisfied with the service and quality of the meal. They have a great tap selection, and a book with a description of all the beers they have on tap. I felt the beer and growler prices were cheap compared to other brewpubs. The food prices were about what I would expect for the area. I plan on going back.

bonkers, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of KYFriedChildren
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

Victory Brewing Company feels to me what Buzz Beer was like for Drew Carey, Oswald, Louis and Kate in The Drew Carey Show. It's just this little slice of wonderful right in my back yards that can meet pretty much all of my beer needs. The variety in their beers and styles is so great that I don't have to look elsewhere for a new style, Victory has pretty much brewed it all. It's not always perfect, but it's always interesting and always fun. The beer is obviously great but the secret weapon of VBC's brewpub is the their wings of victory, and their pretzel. That pretzels haunts my dreams on hungry nights.

It's located in what looks like a business park in Downtown Downingtown and is about the size of a warehouse. Strike that, it is a warehouse. It's two huge rooms with a bar in between them and a store on the side that sells beer, shirts and awesome "Victory is Brewing" bumper stickers. They also have beautiful growlers with silver handles that are relatively inexpensive. It's not too cheap though. Beers are the standard five to seven bucks but the food is a bit pricey. The service is a little questionable though. Maybe it's just because I look young but the waitresses there seem to be a bit cold. They are always timely though and they keep it clean there which is important for me. It does get very loud in there which I do not mind but some people I go with seem to. In short, Victory Brewing Company is one of my favorite brewpubs and si certainly worth visiting.

KYFriedChildren, Sep 16, 2010
Photo of haazer
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%

Recently went there this past saturday with a few friends. A Victory virgin I was! Never had a Victory beer before this. Was not let down. Tried the Mad King Weiss, sampled 10 others, also had a Storm King stout which is a phenomenal stout. Ended up taking home a six pack of the storm king, six pack of golden monkey, and 2 750ml bottles of the V-12 for about 40$. My friends got food, I had ate before getting there but everything had friendly portions. I finished one of my friends quesadilla's which was tasty. We also took the tour at noon through the brewery which was interesting and educational actually. Forget the guys name who gave the tour but he was hilarious, and probably buzzed. At any given time they have about 15 beers on tap. Overall just a great atmosphere. A great place to hang out, try some good beer, or get a good meal.

haazer, Sep 08, 2010
Photo of JAXSON
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%

Decided to drive out here with some friends a couple years ago and have been trying to go as often as possible ever since. Huge place, kind of reminiscent of a German "biergarten". Decor is modern American but has a Bavarian feel to it which I love. Food is good and reasonably priced, though a few items are total duds. Deserts are really good and very cheap. But the focal point here is obviously the beer. There are about 15 taps on at any time, a lot of which are brewery-only offerings. Some of the hefeweizens and especially pilseners are fantastic, in fact the CBC pilseners were some of the best I've had ever. When CBC stuff comes on this place is essential. Probably my favorite bar in the states and the closest thing to the Weiss Brauhaus in Munich.

JAXSON, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of BARFLYB
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%

Went here after The Drafting Room, It's been about 9 years since I've been out this way.

This place is huge and with the expansion it's just crazy big. A oktoberfest in Germany kinda feel with the vast space within. A kinda open kitchen, a big dining area in pretty much all directions, and a brand spanking new bar that's long and inviting with a big chalkboard full of beer. Damn, I sound like a child.

Im assuming the quality is up there because I know Victory respects their beer and establishmet. I mean this stuff is brewed 100ft away from the bar area, it's gotta be fresh. Very clean place here and kinda dull looking all things considering. That's cool though, it's probably a big spot for locals to hang out, there was a lot of tail up in the place. Could use a much bigger bathroom though.

Service at the bar was nice, prompt and courteous. I ordered two of the same beers that had slightly different names but were off tap and cask and the tender pointed that out for me before he pulled the tap handle. My waitress on the other hand was a trainwreck. She was kinda speedy but it erked me that she did not offer small or big pours when it's clearly stated on the menu. I know you want to upsale, I understand that, but Im not trying trying to get drunk here, Im trying to drink beer.

A very nice collection of Victory beers on tap. At least 15 of their flagship beers with a few one offs and five things on cask except for storm king, bummer. I have heard of more crazy lists than these though, I was surprised that not as much crazy stuff was on the list. And for a brewery with a lot of German offerings, not to have a Kolsh on in the summer is beyond me.

I had a pulled pork sandwich that was pretty good. I remembered it being more juicy in the past. A weird thing though the two times I ate this sandwich, I always get crazy stomach pains, weird. Generous portions except for those bullshit ass fried potato chips, who wants that stuff, stop this insanity.

I like this place and will come back.

BARFLYB, Sep 04, 2010
Photo of PABeerHiker
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

I visit Victory at least monthly with friends or family. Once you walk in, it looks like your typical restaurant, but the beer is what keeps bringing me back. It is family friendly but is also a great place to watch the game with your friends with a pint of Hop Wallop.

The service has seen a decline since the remodeling, but the relax atmosphere helps you not to notice it. However, you may want to order your next drink when you just passed the halfway point on your glass if you are not at the bar.

I have yet to get a beer that I've been disappointed with, I just wished they offered at least one or two that won't appear in bottles to reward me for dropping in. With that being said, always remember to bring your growler with you. You'll feel like a kid in a candy store when you walk in with a growler.

The food is better than what you'd get from a chain restaurant, but not anything to go out of your way for. The menu does recommend a beer to go with your meal, which is helpful if you don't know which of their many great beers to order.

PABeerHiker, Aug 23, 2010
Photo of JunkYardJake
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%

Visited the brewery this weekend and, as usual, the beer and service was great. The food, however, was a bit underwhelming. I had the ribs and was not impressed. They were bland and the sauce they drowned it in to hide their lack of flavor was not very good. Maybe I should stick to the sandwiches next time. Needless to say, the beer saved the day. Had a cask Hop Wallop and an Old Horizontal. Both were great. Beer always seems to taste better at the brewery. Service was friendly and the atmosphere is always lively. Overall, a must visit if your a fan of good beer.

JunkYardJake, Aug 16, 2010
Photo of bpfishback
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%

Well worth a trip if you live anywhere within two hours drive. The tour was great as far as mid-atlantic breweries go, very detailed and we got to see a lot of the brewery including the bottling line in operation which was pretty cool.

The brewpub itself is great as well. There was about fifteen beers on tap plus, I think, four on cask. The value was exceptional with pints being what looked like twenty ounces and averaging about five dollars. You good also get five or ten beer sample flights. I think the samples were about four ounces and they were a dollar fifty to two fifty depending on the beer. The inside decor is pretty bland but who really cares.

The food was reasonably priced, pretty good, not great but much better than lets say the dogfish head brewpub. The service was super fast and very attentive.

Lastly and awesomely on a Friday night the place was packed with locals.

Also make sure to stop by longwood gardens and baldwin's book barn if you are in the area.

bpfishback, Aug 14, 2010
Photo of Soonami
3.88/5  rDev -10.2%

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.

Soonami, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of John_M
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

Finally stopped for my first visit since the renovation.

I really like the way they've opened up and expanded the dining and taproom area. There is still a warehouse fell to the place, but everything is done up nicely in wood and the place has a very relaxed vibe. The bar area (where I parked myself) is in the back to the left, and is really good size. The bar has to hold at least 20 people, and then there is a back area bar and couple of booths as well. While it's definitely a no frills operation, the pub area is a great place to hang out, watch a sporting event (they have several flat screen TV's over the bar), and enjoy a beer.

The quality of Victory beers has always been high, and that's what my score reflects. They had some 19 beers on tap the day I was there, including 4 beers on the hand pump. Victory beers are pretty readily available here in Baltimore, so I went with beers we generally don't get down here (CBC beers - this day consisting of 3 Belgian pale ales and one Bavarian pale ale). I feel as if I just happned to come on an off day, as I can't say I was hugely impressed with any of the CBC offerings (IMHO, making Belgian style stuff just doesn't seem to be their forte, despite the excellent helios). It being summer, I was hoping and expecting they might have a variety of pils on tap (have yet to have a Victory pils that wasn't exceptional), but no such luck (just the prima pils). In any event, suffice it to say that the selection of Victory beers was solid (hop wallop, whirlwind, storm king, hop devil.. all the usual suspects and then some), even if on this particular day I wouldn't call it mind blowing.

Service was fine. They employ a good number of young men and women, and everyone was friendly and quick. While no one struck me as super knowledgeable, that wasn't required, and Victory has a beer bible that provide the specs on all their beers. So no complaints about the service.

Food was fine. I was here during "international" week, and ordered the paella. You have to give Victory kudos for offering something like a paella, even if they didn't quite pull it off (my Spanish paella was essentially rice, cubed chicken and spicy sausage). Nevertheless, it was tasty and filling, which is all I was hoping for.

Victory is an exceptional brewery, though I'm not sure the brewpub is worth a special visit. It's a great place to hang out, or to stop by for a growler fill (must have seen close to 30 people drop by to get a growler or three filled during my hour long stop), but only if you happen to live in the area (IMHO).

John_M, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of sbw138
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%

Great place in Downingtown around 40 minutes outside of Philadelphia.

They have got a nice brewpub located within their brewery. The restaurant is a pretty big open space with high ceilings. There is a decent sized back room with a big projection screen TV, good for watchings sports events.

The bar itself is not that huge compared to the rest of the place, but definitely very accomodating. There is also a place to stand behind the bar with a place to set your mugs, and glasses down. The bar keeps a good selections of their brews on tap, and always has a couple on the beer engine.

The food is good, although, it used to be better. I visited Victory about 4 years ago, when the brewpub was still relatively new. The place wasn't that big, and the menu wasn't that large. But, what they made was very good. Now, the menu is a little too big, and they are trying to get too fancy. I think they should have stuck with the more simple, but very good items.

Service is good, alot of friendly people. The bartenders are very knowledgeable and do a good job. Since the restaurant is so big, sometimes you get some servers who don't know an awful lot about the beer. Oh well, the beer is awesome, so you can't go wrong.

All and all, I liked the more low key place when they first opened, but, Victory is awesome, and is absolutely a must stop for beer lovers in the Philly area.

sbw138, Jul 03, 2010
Photo of regspeir
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%

This is a fun place! Everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable and the mix of different kinds of people who were visiting added a lot to how nice it felt. I heard service was not as good at the tables, so I sat at the bar. Bartenders were not annoyed at my asking for samples. I LOVE the crazy growler fill! Food was surprisingly good, esp the mussels. Selection of beers was nice, showcasing a variety of the beers. All-in-all a kinda' perfect example of what brewery can offer to showcase its wares.

regspeir, Jun 17, 2010
Photo of scottyb88
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Ah what a great place. My friend and I went there in the late afternoon during the week so it was fairly slow. They had probably about 10 taps and 4 casks, give or take. What I really liked was a book that described all the beers on tap. I ordered Hop Wallop (cask), Hop Devil, and two others that I can't remember but were all fantastic and fresh.

The bartenders were really cool. We talked to one guy for awhile about Victory, DFH, Stone and other leading breweries in the country. He was knowledgeable and very tolerable of my slurred speech by that time.

Get a growler while your there! They have an amazing growler filler that's completely automated.

scottyb88, May 14, 2010
Photo of mgbickel
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%

One word can describe this place...MASSIVE!

One of the bigger brew-pubs I have been in. You can enter directly into the dining area or down the "hall" near the arcade (yeah...they have an arcade) and the hallway the leads to the gift shop.

You walk through the main dining area to get to the huge bar...long, straight and wide opened. There were three bartenders working on a Tuesday after work. You can walk past the bar area into another room...not sure what it is used for, but it looks like a traditional "beer garten" type place; lots of long wooden tables.

They had pretty much all of their regular line-up on tap. The bartenders were all knowledgeable and able to answer any questions I had about some of their lesser known (read non-bottled) beer.

The gift shop down the hall has a ton of Victory merchandise including cases and sixers to go.

Every brewery should have a set up like Victory does...top class everywhere.

mgbickel, Mar 15, 2010
Photo of zoolzoo
3.45/5  rDev -20.1%

Went here for drinks and appetizers on a Saturday night...

Inside, this place is huge. The bar and dining area were both pretty wide open. I didn't feel warm here though, vibe was a little off. Plenty of their beers were on tap, along with growler fills and a cask.

My friends and I ordered a couple sampling trays, honestly I thought the beers were pretty forgettable. Ive always thought that Victory's beers were average, anyway. Plenty of styles to choose from though.

I cant speak much for the food but the pretzel I got was great. My friends seemed to enjoy their food, as well.

Id go back to check this place out again if I was in the area, I wouldn't make a trip out of it though.

zoolzoo, Mar 11, 2010
Photo of garuda
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

I've been to Victory many times, and have always had a great time. Atmosphere is perfect for a brewpub with all the German styling inside. I especially like the ornamental use of the tops of the fermentation tanks above some tables and the bar. The noise, however, can get fairly loud at busy times with the wooden floors and high ceilings. We always get good service, beers are always served in the correct glassware, nifty growler filling machine, huge selection of draft beers, and usually three selections on hand pump. To make the most out of the food, you really have to pair your selections perfectly, otherwise, its just not that good. If you're a fan of Victory beer, you must check out the brewery.

garuda, Mar 02, 2010
Photo of Slatetank
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%

My homebrew club scheduled a trip and tour of Victory yesterday and we were able to sit at the brewmaster's table right next to the bar afterward - good times for sure -here is my review.

The place is one I am familar with as I had been to the pub several times before the big remodel. The entry is open and the dining area is spacious - beautiful light wood floors and seating arrangements provide plenty of places to sit, stand and with the bar toward the back of the house gives you a chance to look around on your way in at things like the Weyerman malt paddle, beer brand tapestires that include Storm king, Hop Wallop, Golden Monkey and huge Hopdevil sign as well as the original copper brewkettles adorning the bar and brewmaster's table shined up bright.

the first thing we noticed was the service which is both friendly and prompt - we had beers in hand minutes after entering. We got a chance to check out the beer board and bar and our waitress was friendly and helped with beer descriptions. I should have asked about serving sizes though since I only had 3 beers as a result of getting the large every time -(not rquesting a smaller size).

The selection runs the gamut of draft -10 beers, cask -4 and bottles -3 - killer! they had all of the flagships and seasonal selections plus a few new beers on like Strangeways golden and Bottum's up brown. The Braumeister pils was fresh and delicious, the Esb and Bitter both tasty, the only thing I missed was Yakima Twilight which was past its season evidently.

The food was served in big portions and was fresh - I had the Cajun tuna wrap. I found it to be good but not outstanding. I will have to try the Brisket or brewmaster selection hearth baked pizza. I love the pizza options and the have bison grinders and my brother enjoyed duck so there are plenty of choices including options for vegetarians and the onion soup was delicious!

The best part was the pricing which was very reasonable - I had the wrap 10bucks, soup 5 and 3 beers 13.5, plus the growler I took home was only 7.50- excellent. I was pleased with the experience...almost everyone in the group didn't want to leave, the tour was pretty standard, but it was nice to check out the upgrades to the brewing equipment and they were brewing while we were there which was cool.
Definitely one of the best brewpub experiences I think I have had- must check out Victory if you haven't been.

Slatetank, Feb 21, 2010
Photo of axman
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%

I took the indirect route from Northern Virginia to Villanova for the NCAA FCS semifinal in early December so that my dad and I could visit Victory. The place was a bit hard to find, but well worth it (and the extra hour it added to my drive.) The selection was outstanding, with a strong showing on cask. I tend to like heavier or more extreme ales, and everything I tried was great. I steered my dad, a Coors Light drinker, toward the Pils and Lagers--he liked it, he liked it. We got there a bit early, so it was a bit slow, but as evening set in the crowd grew and the place became livelier.

We both had pretty good dinners--seemed like a lot of food for the money--but the beers were the highlight. On my way out I picked up bombers of V12 and Wild Devil. Fortunately I have easy access to their packaged products in Virginia, but I definitely must return for more of their cask offerings.

axman, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of BigMike
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

I live less then 40 minutes away from Downingtown and have never been to visit one of my favorite breweries. Whats wrong with me? I had the day off today and my GF was working so i figured, what the hell. I'll take a drive out.

People have had trouble finding it and i can see why. It is in an industrial center and easily overlooked. Good thing i had my tom tom. I plug the address in and ended up right at the front door.

This place is really big inside and pretty spread out. Service was quick and nice. Lots of room at the bar and lots of tables and booths also.

Food was ok. I had a Jerk chicken grinder that came with all of 5 steak fries for $9. I honestly didnt go there for the food although i was quite hungry. I had two beers. Both cask versions. A style which i had never had. They have a rotating cask lineup of 5 or six beers. This day i had an Uncle Teddy's Bitter and a Hop Wallop. Both were excellent. For my sandwich and 2 beers it was $20.

After paying the bill i visited the giftshop and picked up a Prima Pils goblet and a Golden Monkey Tulip glass and also a bottle opener. Great gift shop!

I would definitely go back as there are many (20 or so taps along with the 5 hand pumps) beers i would like to try fresh.

BigMike, Jan 28, 2010
Photo of Chinon01
3.6/5  rDev -16.7%

Ok so I travel here once a week from Philly for weekend growler fills and typically grab lunch and a few beers. The atmosphere is just ok as the space is large and sort of cold feeling. The music is a narrow rotation of overplayed classic rock that no one need ever hear again: Tom Petty, Paul Rodgers, Foreigner . . . The food is well I've given up on it other than the nachos which include a superb smoked jalapeño. The pizza particularly the cheese and crust are bland and the BBQ is overcooked. The sandwiches like the Reuben and others are just by the numbers. The soups are decent as is the pretzel, actually the pretzel is awesome. I've had a couple of the entrees and they weren't memorable either.
On to the good stuff, the beer. Victory is my favorite brewpub for beer without question. I literally have dreams about braumeister pils. I can't wait to get there on Friday and grab that first 0.5 liter. Superb brewing. Another beer which I've seen only a few times away from Victory is Uncle Teddy's Bitter. Served on cask this is a deep fruity complex drinkable beauty. Harvest ales and pils are also offered at the brewpub generally. Last but not least the growler fills for standard beers are only $7. That's awesome.

Chinon01, Jan 02, 2010
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

For as big and well known as this place is...finding it is like searching for a needle in a haystack. Its slightly off a main drag off the downington exit...but you can't really tell you are at victory until you are already in the parking lot. Its a very industrial, warehouse looking building. Visited in late September

The inside of the brewpub has a classic German atmosphere...for us from Pittsburgh it reminds me of a mega Penn Brewery or Hofbrau House only table and booths are offered rather than the awkward bench seating...which was great considering it was Oktoberfest season. when I was there.

We ordered from the seasonal menu which was all German fare for Oktoberfest. The regular menu has a nice selection as well however. It seems to be a choice between classic American or German inspired food with decent prices.

Our server was very nice and knowledgable about the beer...also very attentive considering we were from Pittsburgh and offered other places to visit while were in the area.

The brewpub offers plenty of victory beers on-tap...both brew-pub only and beers that I have had before. I was all pumped because I was sampling the Yamika twighlight only to find it in Pittsburgh the following month. I also had wild devil on tap which was excellent.

Overall this was a great experience and a brewpub I would like to revisit!

PittBeerGirl, Dec 29, 2009
Photo of jzeilinger
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%

"No matter how you slice it", Victory is a great place to visit. Whether you're a regular, local, or visitor to the area, this place is a must. Victory has always been good, but since the expansion, they're especially good. I travel many states on business and I have to say that for brewery/restaurants, they're by far the biggest I've ever visited. My wife and I bring the kids here on a frequent basis because they're kid-friendly, which is great. We've never had a bad meal here, the service is good, the beer is always stellar, and the prices are not outrageous, by any means. Victory is usually very busy, which speaks volumes for the quality of their food, beer, and service. The weekends here can get pretty crowded in the evenings, but because the place is so big the wait isn't that long. A favorite thing of mine is watching their "growler station" fill a growler. It's an automated growler filling machine - pretty cool. The bartender sticks the growler in the machine behind a glass door, pushes a button for whatever beer the patron wants, and sit back and enjoy the show - this is a pretty cool device.

In all honesty, anyone who lives in the area who knows anything about beer, comes to Victory. That being said, you business travelers out there (like myself), if you're visiting the Philadelphia area, DO make the trip to Downingtown, you WON'T be dissapointed. Victory is one of our favorite craft brewers.

jzeilinger, Dec 23, 2009
Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, PA
96 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.