There is no doubt that as the heart of the Virginia Waterfront, Norfolk has great waterways for sightseeing and exploring.  But for something to drink, the city has some special treats.

The city is home to Virginia’s first urban winery and thriving small breweries.  Each offers unique and special creations, tours and tastings. 

Here is more information about these tasty attractions:

Mermaid Winery

Virginia’s first urban winery, Mermaid Winery is located in the charming Ghent neighborhood of Norfolk. It focuses on producing small lots of well-balanced wines using grapes sourced from premiere vineyards in Virginia.

Mermaid Winery features a tasting bar, Open Daily from 11 AM to midnight and located in the Palace Station Shops.

330 W. 22nd Street, Norfolk


O’Connor Brewing Company
O'Conner Brewing Company is coming onto their third year in business, making locally handcrafted ales using only the finest ingredients.

The Tasting Bar is open Wednesday-Friday from 4-7pm and Saturdays from 12-7pm. Tours are on a reserved basis, scheduled for groups of 10 or more, and include tastings  and a souvenir O'Connor pint glass.

211 West 24th Street, Norfolk
757.623.BEER (2337)

Smartmouth Brewing Company 

Smartmouth Brewing Company is a craft brewery featuring many year-round styles of beer with periodic seasonal/special styles.  Its beers can be found in restaurants across the area, while a brewery tasting room gives visitors a chance to sample their styles and take a tour.  

The tasting room is open Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30pm - 7pm, and Saturdays from 12-5pm.  Free tours are offered hourly on Saturdays.

1309 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk

 Coelacanth Brewing Company 
Located in the Historic Warehouse District of Ghent, Coelacanth Brewing is focused on bringing "Classic beer styles with a twist” to Hampton Roads. Locally owned & operated, Coelacanth opened its doors to acclaim in December 2015, and features a large comfortable Tasting Room.

The Tasting Room is open Wednesday & Thursday from 4-8 pm, Friday from 3-9pm, Saturdays from 12-9pm and Sundays from 1-6 pm.


760 A West 22nd Street, Norfolk


Bold Mariner Brewing Company 

The Bold Mariner is a Micro Brewery located in Lamberts Point near ODU. It is a Veteran owned and operated brewery that puts a unique spin on traditional style Ales.

The Taproom has ample seating, a private side room and an outdoor beer garden with fire pits.

Taproom hours are Wed/Thurs 5-9pm Fri 4-9pm Sat 12-9pm and Sunday 12-6pm

2409 Bowdens Ferry Road