Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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3.79/5
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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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Ratings:
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BA Score:
4.31/5
Reviews:
244
Ratings:
558
pDev:
11.37%
 
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Reviews by blackie:
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4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

made the 45 minute drive from Wilmington to Downingtown

open and spacious, the main dining room through the entry is reminiscent of a moderately sized beer hall, at the back and to the left is a long bar with rows of taps and a few plasmas, and further back another dining room that on the night of my visit featured a jazz band, Victory banners hang from the ceiling and beer photos adorn the walls at intervals, the decapitated tops of a couple brewing vessels make for an interesting if unneeded shelter, has a bit of a modified warehouse feel with exposed metal rafters, a surprisingly lively scene on this Tuesday evening

a selection of 16 taps and 3 cask ales really sets this place apart from nearly every other brewpub I've visited, with not a few of them seasonals or brewpub exclusives, and every single one tempting, I ended up choosing a cask Hop Wallop, Scarlet Fire rauch marzen, and Yakima Twilight dark dipa, glassware is appropriate and both 0.4 L and 0.5 L serving sizes are offered, all beers were perfectly fresh, I was pretty much in awe of the mechanized growler filling station - an obvious sign that they take quality very seriously

service was fine if nothing to gush over, the bartenders were nice enough and never left me in need of anything, and didn't hesitate in providing samples to ease decision making

the brisket was quality, not oversauced but not as smoky and juicy as others and the bun was a little cold, props for doing the smoking in-house, the fries were crisp and flavorful

absolutely a recommended stop, and worth going out of your way for, initial thoughts were "Victory? I can buy that at the grocery", but after reading other reviews and visiting myself, the brewpub has proven to be an outstanding experience in itself

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Coffee143
3.71/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Panda_Rock
3.75/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Rubezahl
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of jmcrane
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of CHickman
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.

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Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of tjcamm
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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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

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown in Downingtown, PA
Brewery rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 64,081 ratings