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Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs

Victory Brewing Company

Map420 Acorn Lane
Downingtown, PA
(610) 873-0881
  • Food and Drink


Best Bar for Singles, 2017: Rub elbows—and raise a brewski—with others who share your excellent taste in craft beer at this popular suds hub. Whether you’re flying solo or out with your wingman, Victory offers ample seating when the conversation turns intimate.

From 2011: Whether it’s a refreshing Bavarian-style Sunrise Weissbier or a citrusy Moonglow Weizenbock, the seasonal selection at this award-winning Downingtown brewery and restaurant has you covered for summer—and fall, winter and spring, too.

From 2013: The great beer is a given — but the burgers and fries measure up well. Also try the hand-tossed pretzel with Düsseldorf mustard and cheese sauce; the jerk grinder, with chicken or portobello, smoked Gouda, chipotle mayo, roasted peppers and other fixings; and any hearth-baked pizza.

Best Local Brewery, 2014: It’s amazing the places you’ll find Victory beer these days. Since opening in 1996, the Chester County craft brewery has been raking in awards and accolades. And with a new production facility in Parkesburg, Victory’s place at the forefront of the national artisan-beer movement remains secure.

Best Charitable Brewery, 2015: Charity and beer go hand-in-hand at Victory Brewing Company. Owners Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet are always working within the local community and beyond. From planting trees at Wyebrook Farm to participating in the Great Chefs Event to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the Vetri Foundation for Children, Victory brews top-notch beer and is philanthropic to boot.

Best Beer For A Cause (Headwaters Pale Ale) 2016: Victory relies on the East Branch of the Brandywine Creek to provide the water to brew its beers. Named in honor of that source, Headwaters Pale Ale is a great beer—and a portion of every bottle sold is distributed to environmental advocacy groups throughout the region.

Best Local Youtube Account 2016: Looking to learn more about beer and have a laugh along the way? Start with the “Victory Brewers Read Mean Beer Reviews,” done in the spirit of Jimmy Kimmel’s “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets.” It’s heady stuff.

Best of the Main Line

Best Microbrew (Readers', 2009)

Best Brew/Gastro Pub (Readers', 2010)

 Best Seasonal Microbrews (Critics', 2011)

 Best Entertaining Night Out: West Chester Story Slam at Victory Brewing Company (Critics', 2012)

 Best Pub Grub (Critics', 2013)

Best Local Brewery (Critics', 2014)

 Best Charitable Brewery (Critics', 2015)

Best Beer For A Cause (Headwaters Pale Ale) (Critics', 2016)

Best Local Youtube Account (Critics', 2016)

Best Bar for Singles (Critics', 2017)

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From the Main Line Today Archive: http://www.mainlinetoday.com/Main-Line-Today/Best-Of
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