Chesapeake Bay Distillery

Chesapeake Bay Distillery, Virginia Beach: Hours, Address, Chesapeake Bay Distillery Reviews: 4.5/5

Chesapeake Bay Distillery
4.5
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Chesapeake Bay Distillery is a locally owned and operating distillery featuring handcrafted spirits. We offer product tastings and retail sales for our featured products. We currently produce Spirits of the Blue Ridge Vodka, Ghost Pepper Vodka, Chick's Beach Rum, Dr Stoner’s vodka/ whiskey/ rum/ tequila and Cureo coffee liqueur. CBD has been in production since 2005. In 2015, we opened a distillery at the beach with a tasting room open to the public.
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Va5traveler
Waynesboro, VA660 contributions
Couples
Stopped in for a tasting while in the area glad we did. Not far off the beach parking onsite. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about their products. Because of state laws very limited on amount can serve per person. We enjoyed very much and purchased to take home.

Would return
Written June 3, 2022
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J David H
Virginia Beach, VA1,627 contributions
Solo
An overdue review of Chris Richeson and his crew doing awesome things in the world of distilling rum & vodka. They are now celebrating a 14th year.

The three products they distill are Chicks Beach Rum, Blue Ridge Vodka and Ghost Pepper infused vodka. I had all three and they were exceptional, albeit the Ghost Pepper left a low burn in my gut for the evening. They do have distribution.

Awesome tasting today with Bri pouring a shot of their Blue Ridge Vodka which was mighty tasty straight up. Bri not only pours, but educates customers on the product & makes great recommendations. My fave cocktail was the strawberry colada.

Go check them out in the Vibe Creative District. I've now been back a few times and had their great products at events over the years. I can highly recommend.
Written November 12, 2019
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Dominque B
Evening Shade, AR92 contributions
Friends
Our group of 3 visited this place one afternoon while in VA Beach, and was very nice. Get there closer to opening time to grab a seat and enjoy the tasting of 4 for only $7. Very laid back atmosphere, and "bar tender" was GREAT! It was great to visit with local and find new areas to explore. Defiantly stop here if you get the chance!
Written January 8, 2018
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We love to share our local pride with all that Virginia Beach has to offer! Thanks for visiting.
Written January 20, 2018
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JH
8 contributions
Couples
We walked in the door and respectfully waited for some of the patrons to leave the tasting room because of Covid Regs in place. We were passed by the employees several times without any acknowledgement that we would be served, attended to, offer of a menu, or even a simple hello. They clearly weren't interested in our business after we stood around for 10 minutes, so we simply left. We have visited several distillers over the years and this one was by far the worst in terms of good ol fashioned hospitality. Unless you're into being blown off, there's plenty of other things to do in Virginia Beach.
Written February 14, 2021
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Ric D
Virginia Beach, VA96 contributions
Couples
You know how you hear about something.... add it to your list of things that might be enjoyable, but put it off over and over again......well we did and shouldn't have. Christiana (well into her child bearing) greeted us at the door and could not have been more pleasant. Four of us determined to "taste" everything available, and my darling gentle wife ordering he first taste of Ghost Chili infused vodka. A true butt kicking visit. And we WILL go back.
Written October 1, 2017
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Glad you finally made it in to see us! We think Christiana is pretty swell too!
Written January 20, 2018
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Melaine805
Dinwiddie, VA69 contributions
Couples
We visited today with two other couples. The staff were great!! Due to covid restrictions they do limit the number in at a time but they set up a couple of tables right outside the door for us. We had a great time and definitely recommend this as a quick stop.
Written March 27, 2021
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Martin Murphy
4 contributions
Couples
Great spirits and service. Staff was very informative and attentive. Wish we lived closer we would come often
Written October 10, 2020
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Brenda S
Blandon PA217 contributions
Need to make sure you stop during vacation for a great tasting experience. The flight tasting is great and great price on the take home bottles.
Written October 22, 2019
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Chicago, IL153 contributions
Couples
Stopped in here to try the spirits. So with it! We all got the flights and you could try the spirits straight up or as a cocktail. So many choices. We ended up spending $160. Definitely give it a try!
Written September 18, 2019
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Brandis S
Lynchburg, VA41 contributions
Couples
For a cheap price you get to try a flight of shots. It was fun picking out the items to try and the dreamsicle option was so good! Something for everyone's taste buds! Staff was so friendly, lady was able to take care of everyone in the location and had a great attitude. Fun thing to do while in town visiting the beach.
Written June 20, 2019
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Chesapeake Bay Distillery is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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