Downtown Hampton has certainly had an exciting year for growth, with new businesses and restaurants opening in the heart of the city. January of 2018, Downtown Hampton will gain another amazing business and entertainment venue.
Situated in a 1936 National Guard Armory, The Vanguard Brewpub and Distillery boasts historic elegance. Standing at 18,500 square feet, the venue can hold up to 1,175 patrons at once. The stunning all-brick structure has been completely renovated to include a two level restaurant, brewery, concert venue and distillery.
The Vanguard will feature Caiseal beer and spirits, all made in-house using their own 10-Barrel, 3-Vessel brewhouse and 1,000 liter pot still. Spirits made in-house include, vodka, whiskey, rum and gin. For the beer lovers, there will be 48 draft lines downstairs as well as 12 upstairs. There is also a ‘DSP’ Tasting Room where you’ll enjoy tasting the different spirits available for sale. The Vanguard will proudly support other local breweries and distilleries by also carrying their products.
The venue includes three available spaces to rent upstairs for weddings, parties or meetings. This includes a VIP room with its own private bar. The private rooms come with 60 inch televisions available for use. In the parking lot, there will be a small amphitheater style stage for entertainment. The restaurant will have a mixed menu of seafood, gastropub style food and amazing entrees. Along with live entertainment seven days a week, there will also be food and happy hour specials. Onsite parking is available as well as offsite and valet for large concerts.
This will be the first ever co-located brewpub and distillery in the state of Virginia. The venue is absolutely stunning to experience. The creative partners have put in their heart and souls to make it unlike anything else. This will be THE place to come for entertainment in 2018 and beyond. The Vanguard is the perfect spot for concerts, lunch or dinner, happy hour and even a game of cornhole. The Grand Opening is expected mid to late January 2018 with a very exciting, high energy band performing live.
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