RICHMOND Va. (WTVR) — After capturing the title of, “Best River City Ever” from “Outside” magazine, a local Vietnamese restaurant with a passion for beer has helped the city grab another title.
“Mekong” is the top, “Great American Beer Bar” in the country, according to a contest conducted by CraftBeer.com. The contest received nearly 30,000 votes overall and “Mekong” beat out nearly 50 other bars across the nation.
“Mekong” is a Vietnamese restaurant located on West Broad street that has served Richmond since 1995. It has become a popular spot for beer enthusiasts because of its varied selection and collection of rare and international brews. The restaurant is known for its glasses and t-shirts featuring the motto, “Beer is the Answer” or “Mekong is for Beer Lovers.”
The restaurant beat out second place “Hopcat” in Grand Rapids, Michigan and third place “The Thirsty Monk” in Asheville, North Carolina.
Craftbeer.com is the creation of the Brewers Association which is a not-for-profit trade association that promotes small and independent American brewers.