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tigerbuilder81 Sep 15, 2010 11:07 AM

I'll be in the Richmond VA area in about a week, and I'm looking for a place that has a good burger and brews their own beer. Any suggestions? I saw Legend Brewery, but I have no idea what it is like...

Thanks in advance!

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    mojoeater Sep 17, 2010 10:14 PM

    When you say "Richmond area" what do you mean? If you're in the city and the place must absolutely brew their own beer, you are stuck with Legend. Their beers are ok in my opinion. However, Capital Ale House has an excellent selection of beers, including Virginia brews (ask about Blue Mountain!). And the comment about Mekong is right on. They have a great selection of beer ranging from local to Belgian and everything in between.

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    Capital Ale House
    623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219

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      tigerbuilder81 Sep 20, 2010 01:19 PM

      Thanks everybody, that gives me a couple of options!

    2. MandalayVA Sep 16, 2010 12:32 PM

      You really can't go wrong with either Capital Ale House or Legend.

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      Capital Ale House
      623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219

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        princsoreo Sep 16, 2010 12:22 PM

        Legend is pretty much the only Brewpub we've got.

        There's also Extra Billy's BBQ (South Side location) but they only do a few beers.

        If it's a nice day, the patio at Legend is really fun for hanging out, and their burgers are pretty good. Not like the best ever, but pretty good. You can also get a sampler of a variety of their beers.

        1. hopkid Sep 16, 2010 11:18 AM

          Capital Ale House has a huge selection of beers on tap (like 60 at any one time) and in bottles but they don't brew their own. The food there is better than at Legend but a bit overpriced in my opinion. Legend has some nice brews (the brown ale and porter are my favs) and decent food. Plus they have that great deck with views of downtown from the south side of the James River.

          Also not a brewpub, and with no burgers on their menu, is Mekong which besides the outstanding Vietnamese food has a very diverse beer list including not your ordinary brews on tap. Sit and eat at the back bar for the best experience. An will take care of you.

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          Capital Ale House
          623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219

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            Littleman Sep 15, 2010 02:02 PM

            I would go to Capital Ale House. They have outstanding burgers.

            Capital Ale House @ 623 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 804 - 643 - 2537.
            http://www.capitalalehouse.com/

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            Capital Ale House
            623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219

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