nike (48) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 21, 2011
From the outside this place looks similar to an broken down warehouse. It was the old Pepperidge Farms building. Inside, I was told they had just remodeled. Contemporary hardwood floors and dark red/brown hardwood bar, ...nice look. Excellent place!! I was in the area, and Ginny’s nephew Doug treated us to lunch and brews!!! Thanks Doug, it was fun talking about beers!! Excellent selection of beers. Five hand pumps and 16 drafts, and you cannot go wrong with these brews. Excellent food, nice selection on the menu. My only complaint, and I hope Victory will make a change, is that you can but cases and 6 packs. I wish they sold individual bottles of mix and match (I understand pricey and rotation of beers), but many people I’ve talked with would have bout 16 or so different beers if there was a mix and match. That’s the only reason I am deducting 2 points, otherwise, a great place to visit!!
Visited 04/13/2015 on the way back to the airport. We arrived basically right as they opened. I remember the place being a little difficult to find. Once we pulled up I was expecting a taproom on the smaller side, but that was incredibly wrong. This location is just huge! Tons of seating by table and at the bar. Everything was just excellent here. Plenty of taps with flight offerings. I count 10 new beers by them I hadn’t had before visiting, plus ones I know I’ve had before. Service was excellent and the bartender was knowledgeable and fun to talk with. We were one of the only ones at the bar but I imagine even when the bar is full the service is about the same. Decor was really awesome with a lot of copper still-looking designs and decor. For being as big as the place was it seemed very cozy. They serve food but we didn’t eat anything. There is also room for conferences and business meetings and there was a meeting going on when we were there. There is also a separate room full of a lot of cool merch. The merch is high quality and fairly priced. I walked away with a work shirt and a patch. Very highly recommended.
Sat in the bar at a stand-up table. Beer was good. Feels like a German beer hall. Lots of beer on tap. Bartender was friendly but we did not interact much. Complete with a store to buy swag and beer to take home. A good visit!
2011: One of the largest selection of on site brewed draft beers I have ever seen comprising of all varieties (IPA, Belgium style, lagers,..). Nice bar and huge seating area. Burgers great. You cannot call a taxi from this pub. Seemed we were the first people ever requesting a cab. The waitress drove us home after she finished and cleaned all tables, very nice service.
Came again on 16.3.2016. Still impressive beer selection (30 Victory beers on tap). They now tap Hop Devil with C02, Nitro and from the Hand Pump. Had my first IPA tapped with Nitro. Really like the large flags displaying all their signature beers hanging from the ceiling. Food was good and reasonable priced. World class brewpub!!
Victory is a really cool brewery with cool facilities. They specialize in German and Czech style beers, which is cool if it’s your style (it’s not mine, mostly), and they’ve got good people with a lot of knowledge making their beer.
Art (131) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 18, 2015
Stop #1 on my birthday tour. Sort of a pub/restaurant atmosphere. Dark and clean with leather booths. Big tap list of well executed German styles. Had some tasty apps but a tad on the pricey side for food.
Stop on the way back to DC. Pretty nice space, large and open. Easy lot parking. Large bar area with some tables as well. Service was solid. They well taster flights; you pick five, for like $7 or so, which seems reasonable for the area at least. Really good variety of taps, including all the "100’s" and an eclectic selection of other styles. I stayed German on my visit, mainly cause I have tried much of the other stuff. The beers were solid, but then I know that Victory is solid. Nothing new there. Nice top on any beer journey.