Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BEER AVG
3.86/5
Victory Brewing Company - DowningtownVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

420 Acorn Lane
Downingtown, Pennsylvania, 19335
United States

(610) 873-0881 | map
victorybeer.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
163
Reviews:
21,268
Ratings:
62,566
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PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
240
Ratings:
538
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.51%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by ithacabaron:
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4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I don't know why everyone always has such a hard time getting here -- it's not all that difficult. That being said, I can remember having to ask for directions when I first came, so I can sympathize.

Victory is within a small complex of office buildings, rent-a-spaces, and other less than permanent looking structures. There's plenty of parking.

Inside, I have to say, the atmosphere is lacking -- it's essentially a giant warehouse, with a long bar that curves to the left at the end (where you'll almost always find our own Senor Ruch). There are other single tables around after that, and a pool table or two. Behind the bar, there are windows into the brewhouse. It's not bad, but it's just so very blah. It's almost like they have so much space, they don't know what to do with it. Perhaps I'm just more of a dark, snug bar kind of guy, but this was too open, too slick, too antiseptic.

The good news is that the atmosphere's about the only deficiency this place has -- every other dimension of the brewery is excellent.

All of the beers are poured carefully and not too cold. Lines are very clean, and the consistency from batch to batch is almost flawless.

Service is very good as well, with friendly barkeeps who attentively take care of you.

Selection is great -- there are usually one or two engines going, and a wide variety of taps -- everything's solid, and I can't imagine anyone having a problem finding something they'd like. Additionally, everything's available for takeaway in growler form -- usually about seven dollars a fill, or 13 dollars if you want to buy a beautiful new german flip-top growler (and you do, believe me).

Food is pretty good, but nothing wowed me.

All in all, I still like to consider this a take-out place for myself, rather than somewhere I'd want to stay for a few pints. Prices, whether you stick around, or take away, are very reasonable -- for the person with a kegerator, or if you're throwing a party, sixtels are only 37 dollars, a fantastic deal.

So here's my advice -- come in, get a growler of something, buy a few 750s of Golden Monkey (for five dollars each, another great deal), buy a pint of Uncle Teddy's for yourself, and one for Ruch, and then hit the road.

Come for the beer -- but don't stay for the ambience.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaz18
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Hinge37
4.79/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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

Photo of Papagoose
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of Barracudas
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Keith-Manuel25
3.19/5  rDev -25.1%
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 +10.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of parkwood
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of TommyO81
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
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 -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of DaPan
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of ChuckTom
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of LeeeMare
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Tomkob11
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of StonewallSipper
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of freeman052
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of blassor
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of BelgianBeerMe
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Nomis
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown in Downingtown, PA
3.86 out of 5 based on 62,566 ratings.
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