Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BEER AVG
3.88/5
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:
161
Ratings:
63,208
Reviews:
21,416
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PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
544
Reviews:
242
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.51%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 544 |  Reviews: 242
Photo of ppvora
3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

This microbrewery is in my town....I guess my review isn't completely unbiased. We moved to Downingtown in 1997. Victory Brewing wasn't quite as famous then as it is now. In fact, it took us a while to "discover" it. They didn't even have a brew pub when I first found out about it. Just two beer lovers who made a good beer (Prima Pils), won awards, and....the rest is history.

Over the last few years, we've been going to the brew pub. It's nice to have a place with a lot of local flavor which doesn't close until late. Most places in Downingtown are quiet after 10:00 pm but not Victory's brew pub. Always has a lot of people. Families. Couples. Young professionals. College kids. A good mix.

The service is decent and the food is excellent. We are vegetarian and we always find something here that pleases the whole family including the kids. The best part of course is the selection of Victory's beers. The beers are fresh and taste a little better than what's sold in bottles at the store. Plus the brewery usually has something on tap that they're not selling in bottles. You can also try their sampler -- I've loved it in the past, although I know my tastes better now and stick to mostly the tried and tested or --- if the description is really attractive --- might try something new once in a rare while.

A *must* visit on your beer tour...and try the Prima Pils here -- it's fresh and compare it to how you remember it from a bottle.

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Photo of VaTechPhilly
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Bdel34
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Shandycan
4.6/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

I'm fortunate enough to live nearby to the brewpub (and new brewery location as well!) and have seen it undergo several transformations over the years. However, regardless the look, the quality is a constant. Although the Downingtown location is a bit tricky to find and the parking can be a nightmare (it shares the location with several companies), it's well worth visiting!

Always a great taplist with brewpub only treats, and the growler filling system is pressurized and second to none! From the food perspective, you can never go wrong with the following:
Taco Mondays, trice fries, the wings, fish and chips, the jerk grinder, or the Heartland pizza (assumes they'll stay on the menu, always take a peek though!)

What more can I say? You should probably visit here when you're in the area...

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Photo of imhoudinibitch
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of IAMTEAMPONY
3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of grahamboudreaux
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of gopens44
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

What an awesome place. Bustling (for a Sunday afternoon) with families and non families alike. Plenty of seating but still had a short wait for a table (not complaining, just pointing out the popularity). Seated by a friendly server and immediately informed of what was rolling off the tap line. Brought my son with me so I just had a sample of something that I'd get a growler fill of. Food was excellent, everything was enjoyable. If you are passing through or in the area, please take the time to drop in. If you are doing a brewery tour of eastern PA, this place has got to be on your list.

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Photo of JandJMD
3.36/5  rDev -21.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Made a stop here on a Friday afternoon/evening after hitting Troegs and Stoudts.

A nice bar and a good selection of Victory beers, but I got the feel more of a chain restaurant that happens to carry exclusively Victory beers than a brewery with a bar/restaurant attached. It felt a lot like the satellite Dogfish brewpubs. The bar service was good, but nothing great. A lot like any bar on a Friday evening. Beers are good and you'll get more Victory than you'll normally find in most places obviously. Nothing in the place led you to believe you were at the brewery and the gift shop was pretty small. Enjoyed it, but wouldn't go out of the way to get back.

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Photo of TR_Severance
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Mcballz13
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of ChipMurray
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I had an incredible afternoon and evening at Victory. Very busy, but the staff is very attentive and helpful. The tap selection is incredibly diverse with firstrate beer, and offers something for everyone's taste.
I enjoyed the food I was served (Fish and Chips), and ogled what others at the bar ordered. It all looked and smelled delicious.
A large, spacious old building, well converted to new use for the brewery and pub. A very pleasant atmosphere. A small store space, but well stocked.
I can't wait to go back again soon. Victory does it right.

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown in Downingtown, PA
3.88 out of 5 based on 63,208 ratings.
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