virginia beach pilot house

313 32nd Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Smartmouth’s newest location is called “Pilot House,” a name that pays tribute to the area’s nautical and aviation roots as well as the facility’s core function of producing experimental and creative beers. A “pilot house” is traditionally the name for a boat’s bridge and a “pilot batch” is the term used to describe the trial brew of a new beer in the brewhouse. This new facility continues our desire to brew quality craft beer with an emphasis on flavor over flash.

Located in a former post office, just three blocks from the Virginia Beach oceanfront, the fully-renovated Pilot House is home to a small-batch brewing system, private event space and tasting room. It’s the ideal pre-beach, post-beach and instead-of-the-beach spot for those looking to enjoy a fresh pint. See the current draft list at the Pilot House

Tasting Room Hours:
Tuesday: 4pm – 10pm
Wednesday: 4pm – 10pm
Thursday: 4pm – 10pm
Friday: 3pm – 10pm
Saturday: 12pm – 10pm
Sunday: 12pm – 8pm
Monday: Closed

Bakehouse Pizza is located inside our space offering delicious wood-fired, organic sour-dough pizzas every day.  For more information about their ingredients and process, please click here.  To see their menu, click here.  To order, please visit our shop.

private events

There is no greater place for bringing people together than a brewery. It’s a fact. Whether you’re throwing an office party, birthday party, retirement, rehearsal dinner, and so on, Smartmouth is the go-to spot for your next get-together.  Our space can accommodate up to 450 people. Learn more about private events at Smartmouth.

upcoming events

beers to-go

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Smartmouth beer on the home-front, at the beach, you’re in luck. We offer a smorgasboard of ways for you to house and transport our beer. All drafts on tap are available in 64oz growlers or 32oz crowlers (can growler). We also offer our year-round beers and current seasonal in 12oz six-pack cans.  All our special releases are available in 16oz four-pack cans or 500ml bottles.

If you’d like to order a keg for your party, we offer two different sizes for purchase: A sixtel holds about 40 beers and a half-barrel holds approximately 140. Please email us for pricing and to reserve your favorite style.

guy in glasses pouring growler

additional info

There is free parking available in our lot on the 33rd street side of our building as well as along 33rd Street. There is also a public lot across Pacific Avenue with an entrance on 34th street. We also have several bike racks available and are handicap accessible. We are also golf cart friendly. Please be mindful of parking signage and limitations in the immediate areas surrounding the brewery as the tow trucks make their rounds regularly. 
Bakehouse Pizza has a permanent location inside the Pilot House offering wood-fired, sour dough, organic pizzas.  Click here for: IngredientsMenuOrder. We also have several snacks available for purchase.
We are very family and kid-friendly offering a variety games that kids can play on the premises. We also offer several non-alcoholic beverages including soda, juice boxes and kombucha.
Well behaved dogs on a leash are welcome to join you at our locations.