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

Open with limited outdoor seating as well as take-out and delivery:
TUE – THUR: 4p – 10p
FRI: 3p – 10p
SAT: 12p – 10p
SUN: 12p – 8p
MON: Closed

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.


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

We are always hosting events from 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.  Our space can accommodate up to 450 people.

Learn more about private events at Smartmouth.

upcoming events


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


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.