Our Story

Founder and Chief Beer Officer, An Bui has gained international recognition in his years spent working at his family-owned restaurant, Mekong, the Vietnamese eatery located in Richmond, Virginia.  Founded in 1995, Mekong flourished into an award-winning spot for beer enthusiasts because of its wide variety of rare and international beers and expansive food menu. After years of spreading his passion for craft beer to the local community and throughout, Bui decided to take things a step further. On September 2, 2014, An opened the doors to The Answer Brewpub, his very own craft brewery. Featuring 56 taps, 2 bars, and an exceptional stage area for live music, The Answer has become another means of An’s continuous vision to expand the Richmond beer community.

The Beer

Beer is the Answer. Our philosophy is to provide our community with the freshest beers possible. We have over 50+ guest taps along with our in-house brewed beers, made on our 5bbl system. Cheers!

The Food

Our food is as eclectic as the beer selection! From the infamous Wake-N-Bacon fried rice to the always popular Vietnamese Banh Mi… you can’t go wrong. So order up a flight of IPAs or Joose and pair it with our dishes for a taste experience like no other.

Crowlers and Growlers

Enjoy our beers at the Answer, and at home.  Crowlers of our house-brewed hoppy beers are available to go every day.  Select Andall crowlers are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

RVA APPRECIATION NIGHT

Every Monday – Come out for RVA Appreciation Night!  We have draft specials all night and free live music from 9-12pm featuring The Mekong Xpress & The Get Fresh Horns.

GEAR UP

We have hats, t-shirts, glassware and more.  Stop in to see the current selection.