At the heart of downtown Pflugerville, The Victory Tap brings together the casual family fun of a sports bar with gourmet dining options for brunch and dinner.

The gist

Owners Tripp Wiggins and Rob Clem opened The Victory Tap in November 2022 after decades in the restaurant and alcohol industries.

While their original plan was to open a bar, the pair recognized demand for more dining options among downtown's many bars and breweries.

Patrons at the eatery can enjoy 20 beers on tap and an extensive food menu, while catching a sports game on one of the 16 TVs, playing a game of poker, or trying their luck at one of the many sweepstakes machines.

What's on the menu

Partnered with gourmet chef Tiffany Newsome, Wiggins said he aimed to create a menu that would include simple sports bar staples like burgers, wings and nachos, but with more complex recipes.

"You can get something simple off our menu, like say the PFully Loaded Burger, and that's what it looks like. But what they don't see is that every sauce is housemade, the herbs are fresh, the patty wasn't frozen—every ingredient I went and hand-selected in the grocery store first," Newsome said.

Unique offerings include their Black & Bleu & Red All Over Burger with wing sauce, blue cheese crumbles, lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions; or brunch options, such as the basil blueberry cheesecake French toast.

The background

The 4,000-square-foot, two-story historic building includes soaring ceilings, antique fixtures and a massive patio space.

While the space has been home to several restaurants since the 1960s, Wiggins said the building was originally Pflugerville's post office and grocery store in 1905.

What's next

In the future, Newsome hopes to add chef plated dinner courses for special dining occasions and private events.

Additionally, Wiggins said he plans to begin offering house brews in Spring 2024.