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

Wednesday – Friday: 4:00p – 10:00p
Saturday: 12:00p – 10:00p
Sunday: 1:00p – 5:00p

Smartmouth’s core beers are always on tap at the Pilot House along with new experimental beers releasing frequently.

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

  • Cast Iron Catering

    February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    at Va Beach | Smartmouth Pilot House
  • Food Gangsters

    February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    at Va Beach | Smartmouth Pilot House
  • Chef Skip

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

    at Va Beach | Smartmouth Pilot House
  • Pilot House Trivia

    February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 29, 2018

    It's time to use your noggin'.

    at Va Beach | Smartmouth Pilot House


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 both 32oz and 64 oz growlers. 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 120. Please email Clint for pricing and to reserve your favorite style.

guy in glasses pouring growler