This was my favorite beer place in KC. Great homely, calm atmosphere. Larger portion food than Foundry. High quality menu. Very small tap list- 6 beers only when I was there but the 6 were carefully chosen and included some hard to find rarities like Perennial Fantastic Voyage. Bottle list here is enormous with similar offerings to Foundry plus others. Probably closer to 100 bottles on their bottle list. Only bizarre thing about this place is that the bottle list is up on the chalkboard in the restaurant making it look like they have one of the most impressive tap lists on earth. So I was a bit upset to see the tap list dwindle from 100 to 6 after clarification from the server. Prices were a bit high even for the area.
Stopped by recently for a quick lunch. Small place with an L-shaped bar and a bunch of tables. Service was very good, even though it was very busy. Selection was small but well planned. Food was excellent.
Stopped by on a lark while in Kansas City, mostly due to seeing a beer cheese soup made with Boulevard Tank 7 on the online menu.
This is a trendy, pricey gastropub. Thereís about a half-dozen taps, which all seemed to be higher-end beers (my girlfriend and I had a Prairie Bomb! and a Jolly Pumpkin Fuego del Otono), and a more extensive bottle list that is kept updated on a chalkboard across one of the walls. The crowd and vibe is rather skinny jeans and flannel with knit hats, so not my usual sort of place. The food is quite tasty and unlike many gastropub establishments, actually comes in decently large portion sizes.
A lunchtime meal for two people with a single beer apiece came up to over $60, so be prepared for the prices. We also hit during an odd time between lunch and dinner, so we got a table right away, but there was a line out the door by the time we finished and left. The service seemed rather dismissive, and the wait staff at the tables arenít all that familiar with the beer offerings.
I might or might not stop back in if ever back in town.
Came here two nights ago and was really impressed. Food was really, really good. Tap list was small, and a few things listed were out, but the quality was superb and the ones missing were replaced with equally good things. Bottle list is good and fairly extensive. A great place to visit both for the food and the beer.
Stopped in here for lunch and the food was great. Sat at the bar and had the deviled eggs and the 8 hour corned beef hash. They were both excellent as was the service. The tap beer selection was limited, however what was there was well selected, interesting, and high quality. Was fortunate enough to walk in when they had KBS on (even though I was reluctant to start the day out that way...how could I say no?) I will definitely be back here next time Iím in KC.
Went here and KBS was on draft. There are very few taps, but each tap has something special on it. There is also a pretty special bottle cooler. The decor is well thought out. The food here is insane. This should be your meal stop if you are doing any beer touring. The food isnít expensive, but the beer prices are a bit high. It was wonderful that they had KBS. It was $13 for a healthy 12 oz pour.
Have visited several times. Always something unique on tap. Prices are on the high side. Bottle selection is very good, always some gems. Food is expensive but very good. Think it is a must stop in this area. Does get very busy in the evening.
Strebs (213) St. Louis, Missouri | November 21, 2012| Updated December 11, 2012
This is a trendy new place in a touristy area that is incredibly expensive. After looking at the prices, I had one beer and mentioned to the barkeep that the prices are keeping me to one and done. His response was that the prices are high because the rents in Westport are so
high. Come on! This is KC, not NYC, SF, London or Paris. Someone unaccustomed to craft or imported beers would get the wrong impression.
I recently returned to KC and gave the Beer Kitchen another try, and I came back two more times. The food was inventive and delicious if not on the expensive side. The draft prices are still on the high side, but within reason...the bottles are still outrageously expensive. Nonetheless, I upped my rating accordingly.
There is something that bugs me about three beery places on the same corner all having the same ownership, but in the end I canít argue with the results. Fairly small place that can get crowded and noisy, which is all part of the fun if you get a table. Beer list is pricey but loaded with surprises. Food is basically expensive and pretentiously described pub grub, but very tasty for all that. Excellent fries. Friendly and quick service.