Congratulations to the Thirsty Monk!!! The first “Great American Beer Bar” contest drew nearly 30,000 voters. From CraftBeer.com:
Celebrating the passion and ardor of American craft beer lovers, CraftBeer.com—the beer lover site of the Brewers Association (BA)—released a list of the greatest American beer bars, as voted on by its readers. The list recognizes both the top three overall most popular craft beer bars in the country and the top three from each of five U.S. geographical regions.
The overall winner was Mekong Restaurant in Richmond, Va., followed by Hopcat in Grand Rapids, Mich., and then the Thirsty Monk, Asheville’s Belgian beer bar, taking third place overall. Click over to see the full list of regional winners.