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.

VA BEACH PILOT HOUSE
313 32nd Street, Va Beach, VA 23451

Open with limited outdoor seating as well as take-out and delivery:
MON – FRI: 3p – 7p
SAT: 12–7p, SUN 2-7p

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.

FOOD TRUCKS + EVENTS

In addition to great beer and smiling faces, Food Trucks of Virginia is our permanent food truck who not only provides a rotating delicious menu, but can also cater events from small gatherings to large festivities.

There is always 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.

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

  • FTVA

    May 28 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    at Smartmouth Pilot House 313 32nd St
  • OPEN

    May 28 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    at Smartmouth Pilot House 313 32nd St
  • FTVA

    May 29 @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    at Smartmouth Pilot House 313 32nd St
  • Mosquito had a Speedo Misheard Lyrics Release

    May 29 @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    at Smartmouth Pilot House 313 32nd St

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 Clint for pricing and to reserve your favorite style.

guy in glasses pouring growler

ADDITIONAL INFO

LOCATION AND PARKING
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.
FOOD
Food Trucks of Virginia is our permanent food truck who rotates a different delicious menu daily. We also have several snacks available for purchase.
KID FRIENDLY
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.
PET FRIENDLY
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.