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Beer Available At Mekong Restaurant (arranged by most recent)
Victory DirtWolf 99, Lickinghole Creek Three Chopt Tripel , BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2012 99, Ommegang Game Of Thrones #2 - Take the Black Stout 95, Extra Billyís Citra Ass Down , Center of the Universe Oktoberfest , BFM √225 Saison 99, Ename Cuvťe 974 63, Victory Red Thunder 93, Petrus Aged Red 77, Evil Twin Lilí B 99, Devils Backbone Wood-Aged Dark Abby , Extra Billyís Kong Krush , Cigar City Patio Pils 90, Lost Rhino 2200 Lbs Of Sin , Cigar City GWAR Beer 48, Dormaal Blond 93, Perennial / Half Acre Plan B 90, Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest 98, Urthel Samaranth 96
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devman171 (92) Annapolis , Maryland | December 7, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
More of a restaurant with a small bar in house, awesome local taps, hardywood gingerbread, BCBS, la folie, great selection
Beergeek23322 (54) Chesapeake, Virginia | October 26, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I finally managed to visit this place for lunch and a couple of beers. Strip mall location and really easy to miss. As mentioned in other reviews, this is a restaurant (primarily) which a large bar in the back. Around 35 taps or so with weight on Belgian style beers and sours. I did try the Andall Mango Tango which seem to be Strangewayís Word! with added mango, peach and habanero. Very interesting. Food is great, the place was fairly busy and I would definitely come back next time Iím in the area.
jackl (284) Charlottesville, Virginia | October 4, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
The word Iíd use to describe this place is "schizophrenic". Itís a Vietnamese restaurant that happens to have a huge bar. To be honest, the ambiance isnít great. It channels a tired, color-by-numbers strip mall asian restaurant vibe. Thereís loads of staff, all of whom were friendly with sample pours. As for the beer, thereís probably 70 taps offering Belgian-oriented selections. While the sheer volume of options is impressive, I didnít find too many beers on tap to be that exciting. The Citra Ass Down was pretty damn tasty though. The foodís frankly subpar. The portions are huge, sure, but the food was sort of bland and uninspiring. My noodle dish had what seemed like a whole head of celery in it as filler. Overall, I can see the charm of this place, and Iíd recommend a visit, but thereís definitely room for improvement. Best bar in America? Come on Mekong, letís not get ahead of ourselves...
bytemesis (292) Sunnyvale, California | July 22, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Finally got a chance to check this place out for dinner. Very unassuming from the outside; basically in a strip mall. Inside there is a lot of space devoted to the Vietnamese restaurant, with a sizable bar in the back. When I was there the bar was crowded and the restaurant was pretty empty. Tap list was pretty good, with a mix of Belgians, US craft, and a ton of locals. Not all that well balanced by style tho - there were no stouts or porters on tap at all when I was there, for example. Staff knew their stuff, and did a pretty good job of keeping up to demand. Didnít try the food. This is definitely a good place but best beer bar in America? They have some pretty stiff competition right down I64 80 miles or so for that honor.
babymaddy (1) richmond, Virginia | December 19, 2012
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
I have meant to write a review of Mekong since I first got on this site but kept forgetting to do so. First, the food is delicious and inexpensive. The beer selection, the comraderie and Anís events make this the go to bar in Richmond. If you are there on your birthday there is a good chance you will end up "konged" as An likes to serve up a goldfish bowl of beer to celebrate. There are often beers available at Mekong that otherwise would not make it into Virginia and it is the site of the monthly James River Homebrewers club meetings. When Mekong was voted best craft bar in the US, they celebrated by selling all of their drafts for a dollar. If you are within 100 miles of this place, you need to make a stop here! Mekong is for beer lovers.
RABinVA (59) Fredericksburg, Virginia | December 18, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
I went to Mekong to eat awhile back before I was 21 while still living in Richmond. Since I moved all of my friends now spend a ton of time there always raving about the beer. And of course it was just rated #1 on CraftBeer.com. And well, I went back and itís still good, but the mythos of the Mekong beer experience has been a bit overblown I think. They have some interesting stuff, but as others have mentioned itís very unorganized. Service was slow (and we had a big party, and the rest of the place was empty).
The food is above average, and itís good portions for a pretty good price.
the owners enthusiasm for beer outweighs the barís actual selection.
GT2 (477) Riverside, California | December 3, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
I was very disappointed with our visit here. A quick side trip off I-95 in a suburban strip mall, decent parking available, we came for beer and dinner. Service was slow even though the restaurant was only 10% full, beer list large, but unorganized. No one knew what beer was on tap right in front of me and multiple beer tap lists were flying around some with kegs that had kicked days ago. The beer I had no one knew what it was. They did allow samples which was nice and Iím not sure if they were charged or not. Tap list is large, nothing really caught my eye though. Some bizzare beers on tap were actually mixtures of unknown beers combined into a seemingly real beer that had a brewery name and beer name. I asked about those and was told, "You know Ommegang Hennepin? Well we can just make that here by blending other beers." What? Bottle list enormous, but nothing of interest either. Food was just not up to par. Peanut curry sauce was not good. The food was bland or greasy. Rice paper spring rolls very poor. Fried baby squid was very good, but so much was on the plate this one needed to be shared in a big group like calamari. They did not have soft tendon Pho which is a common staple. That just blew my mind. The menu probably has 300 different dishes you can order, which is a pet peev of mine. Can reduce the menu down to 20 items. Decor is drab 1990s Asian restaurant. Didnít really "flow" for me: the theme, the food, the beer. Disjointed and needing an overhaul.
zizzybalubba (71) Elizabeth City, North Carolina | November 2, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped here for lunch recently based on recommendations from this site. Honestly, when I first drove in to the parking lot I though I was being Punkíd. However, when I entered the restaurant it all made sense. The wall behind the checkout is covered with several "Best Of Richmond" and "All About Beer" magazine covers. In the corner are several magnums of various craft beers. The theme is Vietnamese as you may guess from the name and the restaurant certainly carries this decor as well but it makes certain you know this is a beer destination. Service was outstanding. The selection of beers was well above average. The food was good although I am far from an expert on Vietnamese food. The food was very reasonably priced. The beer prices were average for similar establishments. Overall a must if in Richmond and worthy of its praise as a beer establishment.
GODiSSOUTHERN (20) Virginia | August 12, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
I miss this place. Great selection. Personal attention to details and amazing food. Quirky place that has no rivals.
Loschafin (1) Midlothian, Virginia | May 29, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great Place, great people hang out. Not pretentious or too hipster. Mainly musicians, artists and people who really enjoy great beer.
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