Grab a Pint at The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery

bartender holding beer at the Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery

If you’re looking for a relaxed brewpub where you can grab a pint and a small bite with friends, visit The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery. Located in the Hampton Armory, a historic building with a rich history, this new brewpub and distillery makes their own craft brews and serves delectable American food made with local, seasonal ingredients.

About The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery

The Vanguard Brewpub features live music daily! You can take a seat at the bar, or grab a table if you have a bigger group. With multiple floors, there’s always plenty of space to eat, drink, and be merry.

Every craft beer served at The Vanguard is made on-site. Favorites include: We Came To Dance Pale Ale, a west coast-style beer made with cascade, and El Dorado Hops. The Honey IPA, made with real honey and honey malt, is another great choice.

Must-Try Dishes

The menu at The Vanguard Brewpub fluctuates seasonally. However, staple dishes include the house chili, which is a warm and hearty choice to accompany your beer, and wings, which come in unique flavors like Old Bay and bourbon. The “Armory Burger,” made with short rib beef and served on a brioche bun, is also a delicious option. Vegetarians will rejoice in The Vanguard’s fresh ratatouille, made with oven-roasted veggies including eggplant, squash, and zucchini.

The Vanguard Brewpub is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 AM to 11 PM, and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 AM to 12 AM.


This is just one of many great places to dine in Hampton Roads! If you’re thinking of moving to the area, please contact us! We would love to answer your questions about life in Hampton Roads and show you around Waypoint Apartments.

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