The ever-expanding craft beer scene in Virginia Beach is overflowing with unique flavors that we are proud to share with everyone who visits our coastal city. Whether you opt to explore the entire trail on your day off or hit up one or two of our breweries after your event, you can’t really go wrong here if you love good beer. From juicy IPAs bursting with hops to complex barrel-aged sours, there’s a beer, and a brewery, for everyone. The Virginia Beach Beer Trail is about celebrating all of our great local breweries and brews, from the Chesapeake Bay District to the Oceanfront, one pint at a time. Cheers!


 

Back Bay Brewing Co.

 

Oceanfront
 

614 Norfolk Ave

(757) 531-7750

 

Back Bay Brewing

 

The Brewery
 

Back Bay Brewing is a favorite hangout for locals and is a great place to spend an afternoon sampling some small-batch brews. This cozy, laid-back brewery is brought to the next level by the rustic, industrial interior by Benevolent Design Co., a local company located nearby in the ViBe Creative District. This is the place to come to be treated like a regular and just have a good time.

 

Hours
 

Tuesday - Thursday: 3-10 pm

Friday-Saturday: 12 pm-12 am

Sunday: 2 pm-9 pm

 

Amenities
 

Family-friendly

 

Commonwealth Brewing Company

 

Chesapeake Bay
 

2444 Pleasure House Rd

(757) 305-9652

 

Commonwealth Brewing Company Virginia Beach

 

The Brewery


Like Back Bay Brewing Co., Commonwealth is also a favorite local hangout, but for the Chic’s Beach crowd. Draining their taps out of an old renovated firehouse, this place is open and inviting, especially on nice days when they open the garage doors that lead to their outside seating. Come for the food trucks, patio space (where pets are welcome), corn hole, and friendly neighborhood atmosphere. Come back for the ever-changing selection of deliciously-creative, expertly brewed beers. You’ll want to sample as many as you can here.

 

Hours


Monday-Wednesday: 3 pm-10 pm

Thursday: 3 pm-11 pm

Friday: 3 pm-12 am

Saturday: 11 am-12 am

Sunday: 11 am-9 pm

 

Amenities


Occasional food trucks

Family-friendly

Pet-friendly

 

Deadline Brewing Project

 

Chesapeake Bay

 

2272 W Great Neck Rd #2268

(757) 502-4980

 

Deadline Brewing Project Pacer Blonde Beer

 

The Brewery


Deadline Brewing Project, located in the Chesapeake Bay district, is what happens when three friends in the news business (hence their name), go out for a few beers and spend the night discussing how fun it would be to open up a brewery together. With regular selections always available and new creations always in the works, it’s always a good time to drop into Deadline for a cold one.

 

Hours


Thursday: 5-10 pm

Friday: 3-11 pm

Saturday: Noon-11 pm

Sunday: 11 am-5 pm

 

Amenities


Family-friendly


 

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

 

Town Center

 

4561 Virginia Beach Blvd

(757) 490-2739

 

Gordon Biersch

@gb_vb, Instagram

 

The Brewery


While you’ve probably heard of, and maybe even been to, a Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant outside of Virginia Beach, don’t let that stop you from trying it here. Serving up delicious German-style draughts at Town Center, the beers here are created and brewed in-house, so they’re as unique to Virginia Beach as any of them. They even collaborate with other local and regional breweries on some of their creations. Oh, the food here is top-notch, too.

 

Hours


Sunday-Thursday: 11 am-12 am

Friday-Saturday: 11 am-2 am

 

Amenities


On-site kitchen

Family-friendly


 

Home Republic Brewpub

 

Oceanfront

 

328 Laskin Rd

(757) 226-9593

 

Home Republic Brewpub King Kolsch Beer

 

The Brewery


Home Republic is a restaurant and brewery located at the Oceanfront and is crafting some delicious brews. The laid back, pub-like atmosphere is exactly what you’d expect for a resort-area brewery and the beers certainly don’t disappoint. Pro tip: the crispness of their King Kolsch pairs excellently with the richness of their fried mac ‘n’ cheese with gouda cream.

 

Hours


Monday-Tuesday: 4-10:30 pm

Wednesday-Thursday: 11 am-10:30 pm

Friday-Saturday: 11 am-11 pm

 

Amenities


On-site kitchen

Family-friendly


 

Pleasure House Brewing Company

 

Chesapeake Bay

 

3025 Shore Dr

(757) 496-0916

 

Pleasure House Brewing - Lynnhaven Coffee & Stout.jpg

 

The Brewery


Pleasure House Brewing is what it would be like if you had friends who had a brewery in their house - and they were masters of making great beer. This place is unassuming, cozy, and just plain fun. Their beers are constantly changing and when they’re out, they’re out. Grab a glass, choose a game from the many they offer, and enjoy a night drinking good beer with good friends.

 

Hours


Monday-Thursday: 3-10 pm

Friday-Saturday: 12-11 pm

Sunday: 12-10 pm

 

Amenities


Family-friendly


 

Reaver Beach Brewing Company

 

Inland

 

1505 Taylor Farm Rd

(757) 563-2337

 

Reaver Beach brewing Flight Virginia Beach

 

The Brewery


This cozy brewery is a favorite for many locals with its neighborhood bar-like atmosphere and delicious rotating beers. While all of their beers are worthy of a tasting, their sours deserve special recognition. Reaver Beach, owned and operated by a husband and wife team, specializes in hop-forward ales and wild fermentation in oak, and their expertise in these areas shines through. This place is cool, creative and just all around delicious.

 

Hours


Tuesday-Friday: 3-9 pm

Saturday: 12-9 pm

Sunday: 1 pm-6 pm

 

Amenities


Occasional food trucks

Family-friendly


 

Smartmouth Brewing Pilot House

 

Oceanfront

 

313 32nd St

(757) 624-3939

 

Smartmouth Pilot House Sommer Fling Hefeweizen Beer

 

The Brewery


When Smartmouth Brewing Company, from nearby Norfolk, announced they were opening up a second location at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, we could hardly contain our excitement, and they haven’t disappointed. Their Pilot House is an old post office that has been fully renovated into a small-batch brewery with big, bold, flavorful beers. After a day at the beach you can drop in for the refreshing Alter Ego Saison or one of their creative limited or seasonal offerings, and enjoy it in their loading-dock-turned-outdoor-patio, where pets are welcomed and food trucks are often found.

 

Hours


Wednesday-Friday: 4-10 pm

Saturday: 12-10 pm

Sunday: 1-5 pm

 

Amenities


Occasional food trucks

Family-friendly

Pet-Friendly


 

Wasserhund Brewing Company

 

Inland


1805 Laskin Rd

(757) 351-1326

 

Wasserhund Brewing Hilltop Virginia Beach

 

The Brewery


Wasserhund is a German-inspired brew pub in the Inland Hilltop area and is a great joint to get your pizza and beer fix, both of which are can’t-misses here. Their flights are huge and very customizable, so taste as many of their house-brewed beers as you want. Also, if you leave here without trying their Jumbo Beer Pretzel, with beer cheese or German mustard, or one of their house-made pizzas, you’re doing it wrong.

 

Hours


Sunday-Thursday: 12-10 pm

Friday-Saturday: 12 pm-12 am

 

Amenities


On-site kitchen

Family-friendly

Pet-friendly


 

Young Veterans Brewing Company


Inland


2505 Horse Pasture Rd #104

(757) 689-4021

 

Young Veterans Brewery Virginia Beach Inland Beer Flight

 

The Brewery


This veteran-owned, military-themed, brewery is a must visit for veterans and non-veterans alike. As if the creative and tasty brews weren’t enough reason to visit, the WWII-themed artwork for each beer, prominently displayed on the walls, makes this worth the trip in its own right. It doesn’t hurt that the staff also knows their stuff and will get you set-up with the perfect beer for your preferences every time. When in doubt, we recommend the refreshing Pineapple Grenade Hefeweizen.

 

Hours


Sunday-Thursday: 3-8pm

Friday: 3-11 pm

Saturday: 12-11 pm

 

Amenities


Occasional Food Truck

Family-friendly