Downtown Roanoke's Blue 5 Restaurant has been named the Best Beer Bar in Virginia by readers of!

In the website's 2016 Great American Beer Bars competition, over 9,000 readers made their picks for the best beer bar in every state to create the list of the 51 Best Beer Bars in America.

The winners were selected by readers nominating their favorite craft beer bars and completing a survey about what makes the bar worthy of winning the title. The contest ran from August to December of 2015.

Located at the corner of Kirk Avenue and 2nd Street, Blue 5 Restaurant in Downtown Roanoke has earned a reputation for serving delicious Southern-inspired cuisine while also featuring a great atmosphere and awesome live music.


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It's a beautiful setting, with electric guitars hanging from the walls and original hardwood floors that create a unique vibe where people love to hang out.

The beer selection is as good as you'll find in Virginia's Blue Ridge, with 46 options on draught and 70 different kinds of beer in bottles and cans.

As the description on the website mentions, Blue 5 also features a knowledgeable staff that can help visitors find great new brews:

"We take pride in getting patrons to step outside of their comfort zone and try new beer. Our staff is trained to identify and suggest new options based on a customer’s description of what they like. With four to eight new beers appearing weekly, our crowds always like to try what’s new."

During your next visit to Virginia's Blue Ridge, stop by Blue 5 and find out what's on tap. It's also part of our Downtown Roanoke Bar Crawl, which will provide a full evening of fun.

Congratulations to Blue 5 for this fantastic honor! It's great to have the state's best beer bar right here in Virginia's Blue Ridge!