Hall of Fame: Mekong Restaurant
First Place: Capital Ale House
Second Place: The Answer Brewpub
Third Place: Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint
Mekong owner An Bui is synonymous with beer in this town — and has been for a long time. With a highly varied list, his restaurant continues to beat out national competition for the top award on Craftbeer.com’s Great American Beer Bars. At Capital Ale House, the sheer number of options can be overwhelming, from malty and sweet to sharp and hoppy. Remember, this is the place that got on the craft beer soapbox long before brewpubs showed up on every corner. With different draft lists upstairs and downstairs at its downtown location, and a solid variety of bottled and canned beers, Richmonders can count on the breadth of Virginia brewery offerings — as well as beyond. Cap Ale’s thoroughly knowledgeable staff is there to educate guests and guide their journey into the land of hops.