va beach pilot house

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.

313 32nd Street, Va Beach, VA 23451

Tuesday – Thursday: 4:00p – 10:00p
Friday: 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday: 12:00p – 10:00p
Sunday: 2:00p – 8:00p

View our current beers on tap

Pilot House

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.


In addition to great beer and smiling faces, we almost always have a food truck hanging out and something fun in the works, from trivia nights and live bands to special events and beer releases.

Check out our Va Beach calendar to find out what’s happening at Smartmouth Pilot House.


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.

Learn more about private events at Smartmouth.

upcoming events

  • FTVA

    January 22 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    at Smartmouth Pilot House 313 32nd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
  • Beach Trivia

    January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    at Smartmouth Pilot House 313 32nd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
  • FTVA

    January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    at Smartmouth Pilot House 313 32nd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States
  • Brewery Comedy Tour

    January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    at Smartmouth Pilot House 313 32nd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States


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. Occasionally we offer special limited releases in 16oz four-pack cans or 750ml 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 Clint for pricing and to reserve your favorite style.

guy in glasses pouring growler


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-kart friendly. Please be mindful of parking signage and limitations in the immediate areas surrounding the brewery. You may get towed.
We make sure to schedule one of the many local food trucks when our tasting room is open. 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 a homemade lemonade.
We love our furry friends but ask that they remain outside on our large deck. We follow the Virginia Health Department rules that do not allow pets (unless service animals) inside food and beverage establishments.