Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Victory Brewing Company - DowningtownVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown
BA SCORE
76%
Liked Their Beers
3.85 w/ 64,071 Ratings
Victory Brewing Company - DowningtownVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

420 Acorn Lane
Downingtown, Pennsylvania, 19335
United States

(610) 873-0881 | map
victorybeer.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
159
Reviews:
21,644
Ratings:
64,071
Liked:
48,718
Average:
3.85/5
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
91.6%
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
549
Liked:
503
Avg:
4.31/5
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
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Ratings: 549 |  Reviews: 243
Reviews by CowsCanBark:
Photo of CowsCanBark
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

My family members have a house about ten minutes away from here, so I stop by whenever I'm in the area. It would be a regular stop for me if I wasn't over an hour away, as I can't really get my beloved HopDevil Ale any fresher than this!

Atmosphere: Well, it's kind of weird. There are two doors that you can go into: a main door that leads to the restaurant/bar part, and a side door the leads to the beer store. However, the beer store door is confusing at first visit; you suddenly find yourself dumped into the back of the dining section and next to a small arcade. You then have to follow an annoyingly narrow hallway for twenty feet or so, and then the beer store is the last doorway on the left. It's a small store with clothes racks clogging up the center of the floor. They really need more space for the beer store. However, when you walk through the dining area and into the main hall, it really opens up. Also, the bar is pretty freaking big.

Quality: You can't get Victory brews much fresher than this; this is where the beer is created and awaits thirsty patrons by the case in the beer store, or by the growler full.

Service: I didn't eat there, so I can't say about the waiting staff or bar staff, but the guys at the register in the store were nice, and obviously knowledgeable, as they were having a conversation about how long one should allow an IPA to sit before it loses its freshness.

Selection: They have cases of their most popular brews in the beer store; other than that, I'm not sure, as I haven't eaten or drank there.

Value: The prices for cases are average, but their glasses in the beer store are crazy cheap. I believe it was about three bucks for a nice Victory pint glass, and seven bucks for a goblet.

Overall: A place that you need to stop at if you're in the area and like Victory brews. You can't get much fresher!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of gordavidson
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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

Photo of jrfehon33
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of mkyer
4/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
4.05/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of cmurphy7
3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of Stevehuber13
5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Cjmunyan
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
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!

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

Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Beaz18
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Hinge37
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of madelf66
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Papagoose
3.65/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

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

Photo of Keith-Manuel25
3.19/5  rDev -26%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3

It's an OK joint

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Photo of Curt3
4.7/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.01/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of parkwood
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of beer_me_phl
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.

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Photo of wander4
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown in Downingtown, PA
Brewery rating: 76% out of 100 with 64,071 ratings
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