Taps: 50 / Bottles: 55
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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4.65/5 rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This place is awesome! It's a Mecca for Virginia beers, Belgian-style ales and hard-to-finds. The staff is generous with the tasters, but you'll never be disappointed with a full pour. Everything is of the highest quality, perfect representations for each style, and the prices represent a tremendous value. Pair all of that with some top-notch Vietnamese food and you've got a guaranteed winning outing.
09-11-2013 03:14:40 | More by BeccaHuber
4.53/5 rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
This is a fantastic place. The food is very good and they have a solid beer selection. The number of taps is nowhere near Capital Alehouse, but all are solid.
We usually order the Pho and you can get a huge bowl.It's some of the best in town. The other Vietnamese food is also very tasty.
This is a place where my kids love the food, my wife loves the food and I can get great food and beer.
It's in a nondescript old strip mall and has plenty of seating (its much bigger than it appears from the front).
I've been several times. They only down side has been that sometimes service has been a bit slow. Sometimes it doesn't seem they have enough folks working for the size of the place.
05-02-2012 22:03:58 | More by EricP
4.51/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
I was fortunate to finally make it to Mekong when my Roanoke beer sons and I went up to Richmond for the Hardywood Park GBS release on 11/16/13.
I had been forewarned that their tap list was impressive and I was not disappointed. I'm not sure how many taps they have but in RedNeck terms, it was a shit load. We all settled in to trying various Hardywood brews and they were all on point. You could tell they take pride in serving great brews properly (no tap line funk, great glassware, ect).
The service was outstanding without being overbearing, when you needed food/brews they were there Johnny on the spot.
Everyone enjoyed the food with me ordering an appetizer of pork dumplings. I love spicy foods and the dipping sauce (I asked for spicy) was deliciously HOT. Spot on in my book.
My only tick on the place is that it's 2 hours north of me and I could not convince them to pull up stakes and relocate to Greensboro, N.C. (sigh).
I had a blast there and wish we coulda stayed longer but we had to mosey over to Hardywood for the GingerBread Stout release. Thanks to my Roanoke sons (Kenny, CJ, and Chris) for turning me on to this fantastic place. Perhaps my old ass will make it back up that way onced again.
11-23-2013 12:49:40 | More by RedneckBeerz
4.48/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Easily one of the best beer bars in Virginia, if not the country. And I think the title of "bar" is maybe misleading as this really is a good Vietnamese restaurant that has a stellar tap selection.
I can't say enough about the tap list. Last night we had selections from Cigar City (yes -- six taps of CCB alone), as well as local breweries. Great selection of Belgian style ales including sours. Rare one-offs, too, such as the Kong Krush (DIPA made for Mekong). If you don't find something on tap that you like, maybe you should reconsider your beer geek status.
The food is excellent. Everything is appropriately spiced and the entrees are filling. There is something for everyone, too, including vegetarians. The carmelized tofu hot pot is not to be overlooked even by the more carnivorous type.
Service is more or less hit or miss; I remember it being a hit years ago when I went here a few times with grad school comrades. However, last night was a bit of a miss. I know for many of the servers language is a barrier and I am sympathetic to that. However, we would have liked another round last night but felt like we were being hurried out; the server brought the check right after he cleared our plates. There were plenty of tables open and no line at the door -- not sure what the rush was. But given all of the other pros of this place, I can live with this hiccup.
This is not only a great beer place but is unique in that the food served is not your standard pub fare -- a real gem of a place. If you are in RVA for any length of time, you are missing out if you do not make this one of your stops.
08-18-2013 17:38:26 | More by Zraly
4.45/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This place is a textbook example of the saying "don't judge a book by its cover". Located in what appears to be an older, somewhat rundown strip-mall, its not necessarily a place that would catch your eye when driving through the streets of Richmond looking for a place to eat, let alone to have a beer!
Once entering the restaurant, you are greeted by a whiteboard with a listing of the current beer selections offered on tap. There must have been over 20 beers on that menu which hinted I was not going to be disappointed.
I proceeded to the bar area which is located in the back of the house. Along the way, there are displays of various beer bottles, shelves of beer, coolers loaded with beer and ultimately the beer bar with many handles to choose from. The atmosphere in the bar area was very enjoyable and relaxed.
The menu offered a huge variety of beers as well as a wide selection of authentic Vietnamese food along with prices that were very reasonable. The food was fantastic with the crispy spring roll being the best I've ever eaten. The Pho that was ordered was also very good with flavorful broth accompanied by fresh proteins, vegetables and condiments.
This place is a must go-to experience for the beer enthusiast as well as those seeking great Vietnamese food. Mekong is now on my circuit of places to go when in Richmond. After living in the area for several years, I wish I had discovered it sooner. Better late than never!
01-10-2012 13:01:26 | More by ChefHopMeister
4.45/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
GO GO GO GO!!! OK, if nothing else, where else are you going to find a Belgian bar in the middle of a Vietnamese restaurant? The oddity alone is worth it. That aside, they have a good beer selection with a couple of local brews and I've never ordered anything they didn't have. Then there's the food - great stuff and large portions that make it well worth the price. The servers are great, know the beer list, and are quick! The tables & chairs are very basic & not super comfy, but that's a small price to pay for the experience. This place should be on your 'must go' list if you're ever in the Richmond area.
10-13-2012 01:01:19 | More by triwolf
4.4/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Total hole in the wall but a hidden gem in Richmond. Located near Libbie and West Broad Street. Don't worry if you don't speak the language...the menu is in English also. Fantastic food variety but amazing beer selection. One of the best I've ever seen. Tons of beer on tap. Many of the local breweries and quite a few hard to find smaller batch breweries. Something for every palate. I love spicy food with a nice stout. Great for lunch or dinner. Many release parties as well.
11-29-2013 14:49:55 | More by uvachief
4.35/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Mekong is one of those places that someone could easily drive right on by. A non-descript sign just off Broad St. with reflective windows in the front might turn those who "don't know" off. However, once inside, a beer lovers' paradise awaits (just beyond the dining seating area!)
Mekong's well known for their great selection of Belgians but often offers a couple of surprises too. An is exceptionally generous with his samples and is an excellent instructor on helping to determine a patron's favorites. I've learned quite a bit about my own tastes and likes in the fairly short time I've been going to Mekong.
If you're into pho, Mekong's the place to go for great cuisine as well. I'd highly recommend an Allagash White with a large bowl of chicken pho.
Y'all enjoy! :)
07-20-2010 01:30:43 | More by VABeerDude
4.34/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This was my first time visiting here and i was not disappointed. I sat at the bar and the staff was very friendly as well as interactive. The list of beers on tap were a mix of local and good quality craft beer. I was lucky enough for my first time to be when there was an event going on which just added to how great this place is. Highly recommended!
07-21-2013 20:50:42 | More by l1fted
4.33/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.25 | $$
Provides a unique combination of Vietnamese food and Belgian beer. The food is decent, but the beer selection is fantastic. It's a very large and popular restaurant/bar, and is usually always crowded on weekend nights. A go-to in Richmond. Highly recommended.
05-31-2013 20:05:02 | More by McBraniel
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Mekong Restaurant in Richmond, VA
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