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Victory Brewing Co. Plans a Giant Brewery With Three Bars and a Roof Deck in Philly

The Chester County-based brewery, known for Golden Monkey and Prima Pils, is replacing TGI Fridays on the Parkway

a rendering of the outside of a brewery
A rendering of Victory’s Philly brewery and taproom

Downingtown-based Victory Brewing Company is heading into the city. The PA craft beer pioneer is opening a two-story, 14,000-square-foot brewery and taproom at the patriotic address of 1776 Ben Franklin Parkway in Logan Square. It’s slated to debut late 2020.

The bad news: TGI Fridays at that address is closing — though likely not for a few months, at least.

Victory’s new Philadelphia location will include a production brewing system, a full kitchen, two indoor bars, one outdoor bar, outdoor seating on street level, and a rooftop patio with views of the Parkway.

Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet opened the brewery, known for its Golden Monkey, Prima Pils, and seasonal Summer Love (a favorite at Philly beer gardens), in Downingtown in 1996. “We’ve been patiently looking for the perfect downtown Philadelphia location for years,” Covaleski said in a press release.

Victory also has locations in Kennett Square and Parkesburg in Chester County.