Mekong Restaurant named Great American Beer Bar

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Vietnamese restaurant in Richmond has won the title of "Great American Beer Bar" for the second consecutive year.

The Brewers Association says readers on its website voted Mekong Restaurant at the top beer bar in the country.

The restaurant established in 1995 offers 50 revolving taps and more than 200 varieties of bottled beer that are selected by An Bui, the restaurant's self-proclaimed chief beer officer.

Officials say received more than 5,000 nominations for craft beer bars. The choices were then narrowed down to the 10 most-nominated bars in each of the five regions of the country.

More than 37,000 votes were cast in total to select the top three overall vote-getters and the top three from each region. Mekong won the overall vote and its region.