Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Victory Brewing Company - DowningtownVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Victory Brewing Company - DowningtownVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

420 Acorn Lane
Downingtown, Pennsylvania, 19335
United States

(610) 873-0881 | map
victorybeer.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.99
Beers:
152
Reviews:
23,137
Ratings:
67,299
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PLACE STATS
Average:
4.31
Reviews:
246
Ratings:
563
pDev:
11.37%
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CHickman from New York

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Went to the brewery for dinner with my whole family and some friends and they seated all 11 of us quickly, didn't pressure anyone and provided real nice service. The place is huge and kid friendly, so it worked out perfectly since we were down there for a lacrosse tournament. The place is huge and the staff was very friendly.

I got the pretzel for an app which came with mustard and a tasty cheese sauce for dipping, and followed that up with the reuben sandwich which was nice and greasy on the toasted marble rye. All kids and adults enjoyed their meals.

The beer selection on draft has most of their portfolio and almost every style imaginable pouring. I will definitely go back and visit, all in all it was a good time. Bonus was hitting the retail store and getting a mix of bottles and bombers to go.

Oct 25, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Just adding to the noise as well as remembering my roots since I grew up semi-close to the area. The Downingtown pub is always clean and always has great service. I’ve been there with a 20 person party and had very good quick service. The selection is well, its their brews, don’t go in there and ask for BMC stuff and as far as I remember, they don’t have guest taps. The food is pretty good, probably one of the better brewpubs on the market. The value, well, its Southeastern PA and a better part of the nation to get good beer at a fairly decent price.
Overall, if I lived in Southeastern PA, I would be here almost/probably every weekend.

Jun 27, 2017
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Cjmunyan from Georgia

4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

great food and fun vibe at this local brewery. went to high school a few minutes away and loved getting food there with my family. large selection of beers with a few nitros at all time. sell all beers in the brewery store with a nice selection of t-shirts and other merchandise. run limited release beers every little while only available at the brewery which are definitely worth attending. if your nearby this is one place i would recommend visiting if your a fan of good beers and good food.

Apr 27, 2017
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

i was so stoked to finally get to check this place out. hop devil is one of the beers that got me into craft in the first place way back when, and this felt like somewhat of a pilgrimage to go to the original victory brewery. the place is huge inside, despite not being much of a looker from the outside, its enormous. they have a big dining room right when you walk in with a very long bar and bar area in the back, made to feel cozy with dark wood and copper accents around the place, and it was absolutely packed. we got a table right away though, and recognized almost all the beers on the list. i was a little disappointed to not see more tap room only or one off beers, but we found a few. of course every beer we had here was great, its victory after all, but i was really pleased with the doppelbock, which i had not had before. the place was swarming with kids, maybe a little too family friendly, but they have an arcade area in the back for them, so that helps a little bit. service was good, especially for how busy they were, and the food was pretty solid. i had a nice mac and cheese, but it was served less than fully hot, which is of course a turn off, but it tasted great. i like a bustling veer hall vibe, a tall glass off quality brew, and feeling like i am part of something cool, and thats exactly what you get in here. i know they have several spots now and have moved a decent amount of the brewing out of here, but it was a wonderful experience to check out where it all began. really enjoyed our brief time in here!

Apr 07, 2017
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VABA from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I have always wanted to visit this brewery and managed to finally make it and was not dissapointed. The bar is very accommodating and has a large selection of good beers on tap.

Nov 11, 2016
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beer_me_phl from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

The place that started my craft beer obsession. Always a solid option for dinner and drinks. Food can be hit or miss sometimes especially for my wife but I usually enjoy what i get. The jerk grinder is my go to food option. Staff is friendly and fast. It does get packed and noisy on the weekends but I still love the atmosphere of the building.

Jun 02, 2016
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Back_in_the_Saddle from Vermont

3.88/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Since I grew up just a half an hour from the brewery, I've visited this quaint little facility and have always had great food, great service and an overall enjoyable experience. As far as I know they only keep their beers on tap. And its always well kept as far as cleanliness. When in Downingtown, check it out.

Nov 23, 2015
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KTCamm from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Destination visit in Downington PA. Large bar area with tables in a hallway off to the side. I was there for lunch, so the din was low and attendance was building. Probably 15-20 beers on tap to choose from, with unstructured samplers competitively priced. Growler fills as well. Broad menu, pretty much what you'd expect with good variety. Nicely made sandwiches which feature the various beers in dipping sauces. The server was quite conversant on the beers and was interested in the tasting I was doing. Finish with a visit to the bottle shop and merch.

Nov 15, 2015
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vonmisian from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is absolutely the best! Always have a choice of 4 cask conditioned beers, 3 nitros and at least 15 draughts. The food is excellent and the service is top notch! Cask conditioned Hop Devil is truly liquid crack!!!

Sep 02, 2015
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rjd722 from Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

The selection here is great, they have a wide variety on tap along with three Nitros and two Casks. The food is solid but nothing great and you can always count on them to have the Phils game on.

Aug 09, 2015
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RutgersBeerGuy from New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

My wife and I headed to Downingtown on a lurch this past Sunday. We showed up around 2 PM for a late lunch. The bar area was incredibly crowded, but we were able to get a table in the long corridor leading to the gift shop without any wait.

24 taps, two of which were nitro-dispense. 3 hand-pumps. 6 lagers on, which is always a delight to see, as I think Victory might be the best lager brewery in the country. I had a Braumeister Pils, which was showcasing the Spalt Select hop that day, and a St. Boisterous maibock. Both were in good form and served in lovely Willibecker glasses. My wife had the milk stout on nitro, which was served in a nonic. She enjoyed it.

Victory always has seasonal selection of cheeses and charcuterie and we assembled a nice plate of Maytag Blue, a locally-sourced smoked cheddar, and an Italian truffled sheep's milk cheese, along with some sweet capicola. Nice accompaniments of mustard, baguette, apples, cornichons, and a ridiculously good fig compote. It was perhaps a tad pricey at $23, but the quality was sky high.

Our server was very attentive, in spite of the place being incredibly crowded.

I took the opportunity to have a growler filled with their Round Robin, a draft-only Franconian lager. Victory has beautiful swing-top growlers with metal handles. The glass was a reasonable $16 and the fill was an even more reasonable $8.25. We then strolled over to the adjacent gift shop, and I picked up a Prima Pils glass and one of those lovely Willibeckers.

Victory is a must try, especially if you love lager. It's about an hour drive for us, but it was worth every minute.

Jul 28, 2015
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bizzy401 from Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Freakin great, love getting kegs of this beer for my kegerator and showing off its potentcy to guests. Amazing taste and punch, love it. One of my favorites!!!

Jul 28, 2015
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bmeehan from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Victory is a really cool brewery with cool facilities. They specialize in German and Czech style beers, which is cool if it's your style (it's not mine, mostly), and they've got good people with a lot of knowledge making their beer.

May 25, 2015
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Apr 18, 2015
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fuhkyou from Idaho

4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Apr 16, 2015
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maseww22 from Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +10%
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.

Jan 01, 2015
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Philthe from Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Dec 20, 2014
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jancona from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

I live 15 minutes away, so I like going here. 30 beers on tap and decent food. It does get really busy and the service suffers. Had a bartender who was bitching about giving samples and starting charging for them - fucking seriously? The place still rocks.

Dec 17, 2014
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MtnSoup from Colorado

4/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

Dec 04, 2014
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beltz15 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

Oct 17, 2014
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OleGee from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

Oct 06, 2014
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tkdchampxi from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Oct 06, 2014
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.2%

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!

Sep 15, 2014
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Navysqurl from New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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.

Aug 20, 2014
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JWQ from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16%
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

Jul 23, 2014
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown in Downingtown, PA
Brewery rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 67299 ratings