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 Punk’d. 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.
It’s impossible to enter this place and not see the passion for beer this place has. Not only are the walls of the restaurant and the bar being covered with beer memorabilia, but so is the entranceway. The restaurant and the bar area are separated in clearly delineated rooms. I didn’t check out the bottle list because the draft list was so good. They had over 20 taps including 3 they’ve been saving since 2009. They have such an attention to detail they not only the beer but what kind of glass it’s going to be served in. The food is fantastic, reasonable priced, and very large portions. I’ll definitely be back.
The bar is in the back, beer drinkers should definitely head there to see all the taps. The place is covered in beer posters and the beer list is pure quality, split 60/40 US/Belgium. The staff at the bar is knowledgeable about what they are serving, which isnt surprising considering the beer list. Enjoy some Pho, a nice craft beer and the game on TV!
Sculpin IPA on tap at a Vietnamese restaurant? Yes. A Randell that pulls Stone Ruination through citra hops, ginger and fresh chili, at an Asian restaurant? Of course. You can only be at Mekong when you see these things. And by the way, the food is excellent. Oh, and the prices are terrific. And, of course, the staff is a riot, and they know a ton about beer. What more do you need? It’s nirvana.
I love this place. Good food, friendly.. and knowledgable service. Lots of parking. the only thing I don’t like about it is that it’s always so crowded, unless you go on a M-TH evening, early. Even so, the wait is worth it.
tia (168) Sandston, Virginia | January 3, 2012| Updated April 15, 2017
Thought I’d already rated this. They work hard and succeed as making themselves a go-to beer place for Richmond. Great selection and decent prices.
Physical ambiance is very basic, but it seems to have good energy. Owner takes to a bit of moderate celebrity and works it well.
Servers are very efficient and can handle the mass confusion of a table of drinkers ordering helter-skelter.
Nothing to complain about the food.
Good for bar, groups, casual night out.